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what it is like to live in uptown

All About Dallas Uptown Living

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Uptown Lifestyle

living in uptown

Socializing is important to everyone, lest we revert to being hermits in caves. That’s no fun. When people walk the streets of Uptown, they have dogs with them, sometimes children, and all the time they are talking to each other. It’s a laid-back lifestyle: homey, friendly and casual. Most people would think that a city neighborhood would have little grass or green spaces, but Uptown has plenty of grass upon which to have a picnic lunch packed by a trendy pub in Miss Brinkley’s “white bread world”, watch the birds or just commune

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best rockwall neighborhoods

Located in Rockwall County, the city of Rockwall is a Dallas suburb that is home to more than 42,000 residents.

According to the city's website, when early pioneer T.U. Wade was digging a well in the mid-1800s, he discovered a rock wall. He suggested naming the town after the geological formation, and the town of Rockwall was platted in April 1854.  

Rockwall consists of several neighborhoods, which means there is a place to call home for just about everyone. 

The best neighborhoods in Rockwall include:

Waters Edge at Lake Ray Hubbard

This neighborhood's website states that it offers a unique experience as few settings provide the warmth and beauty that you will find at your doorstep on Lake Ray Hubbard. 

Located just thirty minutes

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best richardson texas schools

Richardson, Texas, was recently ranked the 12th best place to live in America. That’s in part due to its heavy investment in redevelopment projects, parks and recreation, public transportation, and new businesses. However, long before it had dedicated bike lanes and convenient light rail stops, the quality of the Richardson Independent School District that had people flocking to this north Dallas suburb. 

High test scores, strong athletics programs, nationally recognized music and arts development, and low teacher-student ratios are some of the reasons why RISD continually ranks among the top 100 school districts in Texas. Within the district, there are a number of schools that stand out with impressive performance records. Here’s a look at a few

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southlake tx best neighborhoods

(Image used with permission from Mike Lewis Photography)

Learn About Southlake Texas' Best Neighorhoods

Settled by pioneers in the 1840s, Southlake is a charming city that is home to nearly thirty thousand residents. 

It is known for combining sophisticated living with a neighborly community, and it features some of the best dining and shopping destinations in Texas. 

The city spans 22.43 square miles, and with several neighborhoods that offer an array of architectural styles, there is a property for just about everyone.

The best neighborhoods in Southlake include:


This premier residential community is known for providing homeowners with a diversity of luxury homes that range from maintenance-free villa homes to

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about dallas victory park

Guide to Dallas' Victory Park

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condos for sale victory park dallasIn 2015, it was announced that the area was going to undergo a face lift which will include: Additional retail & restaurants; redevelopment to Victory Park Lane; new sidewalks & storefronts; and a general redevelopment of the park in Victory Park.

Besides beautiful Victory Park condos, luxury hotels and the American Airlines Center, what else does Victory Park have to offer its 1,000 plus residents?

Restaurants in Victory Park

Below are some of the top restaurants as listed by Zagat:

Victory Tavern - Speaking of the American Airlines Center, this restaurant is located directly across the street making it a great

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About McKinney Texas

With scenic natural parks, fun activities, great restaurants, and a range of housing options, it's no wonder that McKinney ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live by Money Magazine in 2014.  McKinney was recently ranked well by D Magazine for one of the best suburbs in Dallas - Fort Worth.

Residents of McKinney are served by the following government agencies - City of McKinney, McKinney Independent School District, McKinney Police Department,

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dallas tx date night ideas

Suggestions for Date Night in Dallas

Sometimes we like to venture outside of real estate advice and give our clients helpful suggestions of places we enjoy and suggest they checkout as well.

Dallas, TX is known for its soaring architecture, rich history and famous movie locations. But don’t let the thrill and boisterous energy of a big city dissuade you from finding hole-in-the-wall date spots that are sure to impress. Use this guide to craft the perfect date night in Dallas.

Coffee dates are nice, but Texans love their sports. Being home to a half dozen major league sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Starts, FC Dallas, and Dallas Wings, there’s no shortage of quality sporting events for you to

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best neighborhoods prosper texas

Located within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area is a town known as Prosper.

According to the town's website, it's committed to small town ideals and providing a quality living experience for all residents. 

Approximately 17,790 people call the town home, and its annual growth rate is eleven percent. 

Properties date as far back as 1888, and with thirty-nine neighborhoods, there is a place to call home for just about everyone.

The nominees for the best neighborhoods in Prosper include:

  • Windsong Ranch
  • Tanner's Mill
  • Frontier Estates
  • Willow Ridge
  • Parks at Legacy
  • Whitley Place
  • Lakes of La Cima
  • Lakes of Prosper

Windsong Ranch

Windsong Ranch is an award-winning master-planned community that has

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best schools in allen tx isd

One of the first things people look for when they seek a new neighborhood is a highly-rated school system. It doesn’t matter if parents must drive ten extra miles to work; if the kids are in good schools, then life is good. We’re here to tell you about the best schools in Allen, beginning with its elementary schools.  

Please know that we strongly suggest that parents choosing a school for their child do their own research outside of any information contained within this article and choose the best option for each individual child.  The list below is in no particular order.

(Note: We found only a few Facebook or Twitter pages for these schools)

Best Elementary Schools in Allen ISD

1.  Alvis C. Story Elementary

1550 Edelweiss

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moving to dallas lake highlandsWhen the locals say that it’s no surprise that the school system is the major attraction of a neighborhood, you know it’s a good place to live. When that neighborhood is surrounded by aged oaks and other trees, abundant green spaces, parks, water and quiet streets, you know it’s a good place to live. Add to that a population of a mere 92,000, and you have a nice place to live. People moving to Dallas wonder why residents choose a certain area of Dallas in which to live. Family-friendly, good schools, superior amenities, good employment and relaxed lifestyle attract many newcomers to a neighborhood. Lake Highlands enjoys all of this and more.

What Makes Lake Highlands So Special?

Lake Highlands began in the 1950s as your basic Dallas suburb northeast

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