When it comes to growing jobs, no city has expanded faster than the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This region is capturing the attention of major employers and professional staff alike with employment rates as robust as its family lifestyle. Some of the largest names in business have made their headquarters here, including many Fortune 500 companies.
A diverse range of professional skills are required for these new and exciting employment opportunities. Aerospace, biotechnology, healthcare and IT – they are all seeking talented and motivated employees.
For those relocating to the area, Dallas urban planners provided an infrastructure that leads to many choices. Major highways allow access to the city center and employment centers, making for an easy commute from affordable suburbs and surrounding towns. Just twenty minutes southeast of the Dallas city center, in the suburb of Crandall there’s a new community that is a MUST SEE for homebuyers — Wildcat Ranch.
Exxon, Toyota, Tesla, and McKesson, are also expanding opportunities in this region. They are drawn by the density of tech and science-oriented graduates, as well as a market of job seekers with innovative ideas. Texas is also the number one state to start a small business.
But it’s not all work and no play in Dallas. Communities like Wildcat Ranch are surrounded by endless entertainment options and activities. Whether you enjoy listening to live music, strolling the Dallas Botanical Gardens or miles of biking and hiking on the White Rock Lake Trail, there’s plenty of things to do for the entire family.
Wildcat Ranch residents enjoy the benefits of having a brand-new elementary school, inside the community itself. No school bus required – students can walk or bike to Noble Reed Elementary which is part of the Crandall Independent School District. Boasting a 98% graduation rate, the school district is one of the best in the State.
Wildcat Ranch is also the perfect family-friendly hometown with more trees than towers, and plenty of green space to enjoy. It’s located in the heart of Kaufman County and is packed full of family-friendly amenities. The impressive Amenity Center offers a Fitness Center, expansive pool, tot lot and gathering spaces for special events. There is something for every member of the family, including the four-legged ones at the Wildcat Ranch dog park. Miles of walking and biking trails weave through the creeks and trees border the neighborhood.
As an epicenter of economy, arts and entertainment, Dallas is the place to work and play. But for those willing to make the short commute, Wildcat Ranch offers incredible value with homes priced from the $200s. Today’s historically low mortgage rates make it an excellent time to consider a move to the region.
You are invited to discover the difference at Wildcat Ranch, with a wide variety of floorplans thoughtfully designed to meet your needs. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home: Beazer Homes, and Express Homes.
As we work together to keep our community safe during these challenging times, we look forward to brighter days ahead. For now, our Model Row Village is open by Private Appointment only and Virtual Tours are also available to preview Wildcat Ranch from the comfort of your own home. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.
Do you love Dallas, Texas? The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth largest city in the country and with a steady economy, Dallas offers a lifestyle that’s hard to match. Many people relocate here yearly but, with so many viable housing options, deciding on where to put down your roots can become overwhelming. Here are a few tips to get focused on what’s important.
First, the big-city access with small-town charm, just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, Wildcat Ranch is nestled in the perfect Dallas suburb of Crandall.– It’s just a mile north of major highways and connected to the Dallas Metroplex. This community’s easy access provides plenty of entertainment, culture, history and outdoor activities to meet different lifestyle needs.
Among the country’s 12 largest metro areas, Dallas has boasted the highest percentage of job growth over the past decade. It is home to several headquarters for major companies and an expanding job market for aerospace, biotech, and IT industries, there is no better place to start or advance your career than the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And for those living at Wildcat Ranch, it’s a quick and easy commute.
Aside from being one of the only communities with an onsite school, Wildcat Ranch offers a wide range of amenities. The community features a Junior Olympic sized pool, fitness center, dog park and miles of beautiful trails. Residents will feel a true sense of community here. The kids will love to play on the Tot Lot and the whole family can attend community events together.
Getting around Dallas is a breeze and its suburbs offer great value in terms of mortgage rates and living space. Wildcat Ranch has some of the most affordable homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With an excellent location and customizable floorplans, Wildcat Ranch will fulfill the needs of families and first-time homebuyers who are looking to settle down in a charming community. With three unique builders to choose from, you can even design the home of your dreams.
Located in the heart of Kaufman County, Wildcat Ranch is packed full of family-friendly amenities. The impressive Amenity Center offers parks, a Fitness Center, Clubhouse and more, there is something for everyone. Miles of walking and biking trails weave through the neighborhood. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes.
With Dallas mortgage rates are at a historical low, now may be the time for you to get serious about making your move to the Dallas suburbs. With homes priced from the $200’s, Wildcat Ranch offers floorplans hand crafted for your needs. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home: Beazer Homes, and Express Home.
As we work together to keep our community safe during these challenging times, we look forward to the brighter days ahead. For now, our Model Row Village is open by Private Appointment only and Virtual Tours are also available to preview Wildcat Ranch from the comfort of your own home. To learn more, get a free copy of our Wildcat Ranch Texas Digital Brochure!
Everything is bigger in Texas and Dallas is no exception. The city is the third-largest in the Lone Star State, and it has plenty of fun, family-friendly activities to discover. Consider a staycation over Spring Break in mid-March to really explore your own backyard. The DFW area has history galore (including the famous JFK assassination site), art museums, aquariums, sculpture centers, and more.
Spring Break at the Amon Center features conversations about American art and artists. Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, food trucks, lawn games, and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way.
There’s no need to break the bank on your Spring Break activities. Admission to the Dallas Arboretum is only $10 for children ages 3-12 and free for kids under 3. Pack a picnic lunch (bringing your own food will save a ton of money). The kids can play on the Texas-themed playground in teepees and mud huts down by the lake. Bring the camera for photos among half a million blooming tulips, daffodils, pansies, and azaleas during Dallas Blooms. The bridge in front of one of the cottages is the perfect place for your official Easter photo.
It’s Art Madness at the DMA! Enjoy an action-packed week of art-making activities, family tours, storytimes, and team gallery competitions for families.
The Dallas World Aquarium is an incredible attraction and the perfect adventure for kids of any age. The indoor adventure begins at the top of the Orinoco, Secrets of the River rainforest exhibit. The upper levels showcase birds and mammals, ranging in size from small Vampire bats to large Antillean manatees, that share the rainforest with amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and fish.
Check out the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my) on the 20-minute monorail safari through the Wilds of Africa exhibit. You wanna iguana? Experience one of the best reptile and amphibian exhibits in the U.S. in the Pierre A. Fontaine Bird & Reptile Building. Other exhibits include the Simmons Hippo Outpost and the Elephants on the Savanna.
Dave and Buster’s contains numerous electronic, skill and sports-oriented games. There are many simulator games such as formula race cars, fighter jets, and motorcycles, as well as a golf simulator. You’ll also find retro favorites like Ms. Pacman and Galaga, plus shuffleboard and billiards.
It doesn’t matter what the temperature or weather is in the Metroplex, this resort’s gigantic indoor waterpark is always 84 degrees. Everything you need for the perfect Spring Break is here. You will find themed restaurants, interactive arcades, full-service spas (and even a version for kids), fitness centers, and special spring break activities for the kids. Spend all day relaxing as the current sweeps you along with the endless, winding lazy river. The kids will enjoy the four-story interactive treehouse with spray stations and soaker buckets.
Spring Break Camp is a day camp for first through sixth-grade students that include crafts, games, animal presentations and a daily trip to the Zoo. Campers must pack a lunch each day and snacks will be provided. The Fort Worth Zoo is open 365 days a year.
This museum is perfect for kids who love history. Check out the planetarium or catch “Flight of the Butterflies” or “Coral Reef Adventure” in the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome.
Explore the rugged beauty and discover a sanctuary for endangered species. You can purchase feed for the animals and snacks for yourself and avoid the crowds and feed all the exotics early. Be in line at 9:00 a.m. and receive a free bag of feed. Greet the wild residents during breakfast. See how playful they are early in the morning and you can avoid the Spring Break crowds.
How about a game of adrenaline-pumping laser tag or indoor climbing in Texas’ only indoor gravity ropes course? This unique entertainment complex also offers rock climbing, bowling, billiards, arcade, and other activities.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is incredible. It’s very interactive. Kids of all ages will enjoy it. Five floors house 11 permanent exhibit halls containing state-of-the-art video and 3-D computer animation with thrilling, life-like simulations where visitors can exercise their brains through hands-on activities, interactive kiosks, and educational games.
You are invited to discover Wildcat Ranch Texas, a master-planned community unlike any other, where value meets lifestyle to create Dallas Fort Worth’s most exciting new hometown. Inspired by family values and natural wonders, the power of the community is alive and well here. Don’t miss this opportunity for a fresh start and to be a part of something new in Kaufman County, the fastest-growing county in the region. Come see what Crandall, Texas has to offer with more value at Wildcat Ranch. Sign-up and view floor plan brochure.
Skyrocketing real estate prices and a shortage of affordable housing options might prompt anyone to look for other less expensive areas to live in.
To make it easier to choose the best place, Curbed released a list of 10 U.S. cities people should move to in 2020. To determine the best alternatives, the team measured livability in each urban enter by considering certain criteria such as walkability, access to parks, diversity, housing costs, job opportunities and more.
The Dallas real estate market boasts affordable housing options with a median home price of $219,173 and a median rent of $1,137 for a two-bedroom apartment. Previously, the city focused on sprawling to grow, but now it’s working to add density.
Moving toward more walkable urban development, Dallas offers desirable living at attractive prices and the low cost of living is also drawing in corporations, which has been the case in nearby cities such as Arlington and Plano.
Enticing neighborhoods in Dallas offer the music scene with new office projects under development; Wildcat Ranch Texas, a DFW suburb, offers a family-friendly master-planned community that offers affordable new construction homes and amenities including a brand new elementary school.
Wildcat Ranch provides big-city access with small-town charm, just 30 minutes from Downtown Dallas, Crandall is the perfect Dallas suburb at the most incredible value. New homes are priced from the $200s. With easy access to major interstates and the Dallas Metroplex, it has never been so easy to get around with everything you could ever need right outside your door.
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Here’s the full list of the 10 most appealing U.S. cities (in alphabetical order):
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The Dallas Fort Worth area is the fastest-growing metro area in Texas and the nation. The DFW Metroplex is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, with a population of 6,700,991, according to 2012 data. That’s a gain of over 1 million since 2000. What brings people to DFW? At least one reason is the jobs. The unemployment rate has been consistently lower than both the Texas and national averages: .35 and 1.2% lower in July of 2013, respectively. In addition, 18 DFW companies made the Fortune 500 list in 2013, including Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil Corp., and Dallas-based AT&T. There are more than 70,000 firms in the area, with 90,000 physical business establishments. Around 4% of those firms and 1% of physical establishments have more than 500 employees.
Like other areas in Texas, DFW has plenty of employment opportunities for those who choose to relocate here. In addition, CNBC named Texas America’s Top State for Business in July 2012. The area has also consistently had a low cost of living, around the same as Houston, and considerably lower than Austin. With plenty of opportunities, it’s no wonder the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has seen such growth.
The following is a list of the top 25 largest employers in the DFW area, ranked by how many employees they have locally. If you’re looking for a job in the DFW area, it’s a good place to start.
AMR is the world’s largest airline, and serves 250 cities across 40 countries, with thousands of daily flights. The company’s main headquarters are in Fort Worth and include the American, American Eagle, and American Connection lines. AMR was named the World’s Leading Airline to North America in 2012 by World Travel Awards.
Bank of America is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, and as of 2010, is the fifth-largest company in the United States by revenue. B of A serves small and middle-market businesses and individual customers with everything from investing, to asset management, to banking.
As one of the largest faith-based, non-profit health care systems in the nation, Texas Health Resources (THR) has 14 hospitals and more than 19,000 employees in the DFW area. Texas Health Resources was named in one of the top 25% of National Top Workplaces in 2013 by the Dallas Morning News.
With schools spread across 384 square miles, Dallas ISD serves 157,000 students in 220 schools in the cities of Dallas, Cockrell Hill, Seagoville, Addison, Wilmer, and parts of other areas, including Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Garland, and others.
Baylor’s largest campus is the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and provides excellent patient care as well as teaching and medical research. For the last 19 years, the hospital has been named one of America’s best hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.
Over the last century, AT&T has provided customers with innovative products and quality customer service. The company now has the largest 4G network in the United States, serving almost 3 million people with more than 32,000 WiFi hotspots around the nation. In 2013, AT&T U-verse was ranked highest in customer satisfaction, according to J.D. Powers.
Lockheed Martin provides innovations in aeronautics, information systems, global solutions, missiles and fire control, mission systems and training, and space systems. The company made $47.2 billion in sales in 2012 and was ranked 58th on the 2012 Fortune 500 list of largest industrial corporations. The Fort Worth facility builds mainly military aircraft, such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-117 Nighthawk.
JP Morgan is one of the largest banks in Texas. It serves 21 million households, services 7 million mortgages, and has more than 1.6 million customers worldwide. The American Customer Satisfaction Index named the company number one in customer satisfaction in 2012. Its Dallas headquarters is in the JP Morgan Chase Tower, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city with over 55 stories.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has three degree-granting institutions that train 4,600 medical, graduate and health professional students per year. The center cares for nearly 90,000 hospitalized patients and receives more than 1.9 million outpatient visits per year, with an annual budget of around $1.86 billion.
The City of Dallas has a population of over 1,250,000 people and employs 12,836 of them. As the third-largest city in Texas, it is located mostly in Dallas county, but small portions are also in Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwell counties.
HCA, Inc. was founded in 1968 and was one of the nation’s first hospital companies. The company provides around 4 or 5 percent of all medical care in the nation. HCA North Texas has numerous hospitals, imaging, and surgery centers throughout the DFW area, including the Denton Regional Medical Center, the Medical Center of Lewisville, and the Medical City Dallas Hospital, among others.
The Naval Air Station Forth Worth Joint Reserve Base was established in 1994 as the first Joint Reserve Base in the country. It is made up of 40 separate commands and its 11,350 personnel include active-duty military, Guardsmen, Reservists, and civilian employees.
In 1775, Benjamin Franklin appointed the first Postmaster General and the United States Postal Service was born. USPS has processed 160 billion pieces of mail with 70,000 stores, banks, and kiosks around the country. The organization has the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the country and delivers mail in rain, sleet or snow.
The public school system of Fort Worth was founded in 1882, and today employs 10,129 teachers and staff. All hiring for the Fort Worth ISD is done through their Human Capital Management organization.
Kroger is one of the largest retail companies in the United States and was ranked number 23 on the 2013 Fortune 500 List. Kroger operates 2,424 supermarkets, 786 convenience stores, 328 fine jewelry stores, and 37 manufacturing plants. There are 206 Kroger-owned supermarkets in Texas, and 85 of those are in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area.
Texas Instruments designs and supplies semiconductors and digital signal processing solutions for the world market. Dallas is home to TI’s American operations, which has been on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List for 10 consecutive years.
Established in 1922, Raytheon achieved $25 billion in sales in 2011. The company provides a broad range of mission support systems, including state-of-the-art electronics and mission systems integration for customers around the world. Raytheon employs 8,700 people in 7 different facilities in the DFW area.
The first Target store opened in 1962, and in the very same year it gained the nickname “Tar-zhay.” The company has 1,778 stores in the U.S. and 82 in Canada, supporting 361,000 employees. DiversityInc Magazine ranked Target number 20 in its list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2013.
The United Parcel Service began as a messenger service in 1907 and has grown into a global corporation that services 2000 companies around the world. 2012 revenue was $54.1 billion, with a delivery rate of around 16.3 million packages daily. Though headquartered in Atlanta, GA, UPS employs 8,555 workers in the DFW area.
For more than a century, Parkland Health and Hospital has served Dallas County with talented medical professionals. Parkland has 14 medical centers in the Dallas area, including the Burn Intensive Care Unit, the Arrhythmia Management Center, and a Diabetes Treatment Center.
As an epicenter of economy and arts, everyone wants to be near Dallas-Fort Worth. As a result, many communities have sprung up around the Metroplex. However, there’s one community twenty minutes southeast of Dallas that outshines all of the rest, where there are more trees than towers, and the homes reflect the simple way of life that’s lived there at Wildcat Ranch.
Residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips. There is something for everyone, from the Amenity Center with an expansive pool and Fitness Center to the dog parks to the miles of trails. Neighbors will congregate to take fitness classes together, watch their kids play on the tot lots, compete on the sports fields, and attend community events and parties together. The on-site school, Noble Reed Elementary, opened for its first school year in 2019.
The Wildcat Ranch Homes are priced from the $200’s and floor plans handcrafted to meet your needs. Choose from four award-winning home builders to construct your dream home: Beazer Homes, and Express Homes. The Model Row Village will be available to tour this Spring. To learn more, get a free copy of our Wildcat Ranch Texas Digital brochure!
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Picking a new home is a big thing in a family’s life. While parents have a list of things that they need, such as enough space to host holiday parties and close proximity to work and top-rated schools, kids have their own needs that a home needs to satisfy. When viewing homes, families should consider factors such as how close it is to a school, how much room there is for pets, and how they could see their family growing in it. Check out some of the other common suggestions below!
The playground is a great way for kids to burn energy and meet new friends while parents get to take a break, but they play an important role in a kid’s growth, as well. Any child development expert could tell you that at a playground, children learn social skills, stretch out their muscles, and develop eye-hand coordination. Every neighborhood needs one!
With the demands of school getting bigger and technology coming up with more distractions, the time that a kid spends outside is shrinking drastically. That’s why it’s important to live in a neighborhood where it’s easier for kids to get out and move around. Getting outdoors is an essential part of growing up. Outside is where imagination can take over. Parks and trails are an important part of this, serving as a place for children to have their own adventures, explore the natural world, and have fun in the fresh air.
Come summertime, everyone needs somewhere to cool off! What’s better than splashing around in a pool? Parents might want to catch up on their tans, but for kids, a swimming pool is the ultimate social spot. Whether it’s part of the community’s offerings, or it’s right in the backyard, no one can go wrong with a pool.
Part of the reason why the early childhood years are so important is because children are forming the relationships that they’ll carry throughout life. A great neighborhood should be able to help foster these relationships. Sidewalks open up a whole world to kids, from letting them ride bikes down the way to a friend’s house to giving them an open canvas for chalk art. Parks give them space to play in. Wildcat Ranch in Crandall, Texas, even has a school on-site, so not only are kids close to their education, they’re also close to their friends as well.
No need to leave furry friends out of the fun – a home should have plenty of space for pets. After all, they’re family too, and their needs to be respected as well. That means a big backyard to run around in, plenty of parks and trails to take a walk to, and a separate space for them to lay their head (and tear up their toys).
An ideal family home is one that kids can explore childhood and grow up in. That’s what makes the homes at Wildcat Ranch so special. Located in Crandall, Texas, this community creates a hometown feel and offers a brand new on-site school, Noble Reed Elementary School. As part of the Crandall Independent School District, Noble Reed Elementary is just one of the many features that make Wildcat Ranch perfect for families and kids.
You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Wildcat Ranch is where value meets lifestyle with floor plans handcrafted for your needs and homes priced from the $200’s. Choose from four Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, and Express Homes. Each locally known builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all of your needs. The Model Row Village will be available to tour soon as well.
Located 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining. Within the community, residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips. There is something for everyone, from the Amenity Center with an expansive pool and Fitness Center, to the dog parks, and the miles of trails. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. For floorplans, pricing and up-to-date information, sign up today.
There’s nothing like owning a home. While websites like Moneycrashers.com and GOBankingRates.com compare the benefits of buying versus renting, and while some folks have their preferences, there truly is nothing like owning a home. For the long-term planner, a home is an investment that can grow over time. Creative types love being immersed in their personal style and social butterflies love feeling like part of a community. Maybe that’s why so many are taking a look at Wildcat Ranch in Crandall, Texas. Maybe it’s time you joined them.
Smart home buyers know that one of the best ways to have a home build value is through equity. Over the long-term homes most often become more valuable, creating equity for their owners. Equity can also be increased with the addition of special features and upgrades, such as a pool or unique design elements. For those who think owning might be out of reach, the State of Texas has a variety of grants and deductions to offer homebuyers, whether this is their first house or their third! The Home Sweet Texas Home Loan Program is available to homebuyers with limited income a low 30-year fixed interest rate and down payment assistance!
While rent isn’t tax-deductible in Texas, homebuyers can get a deduction on their home’s taxes thanks to the homestead program. Instead of paying full taxes on a home, homebuyers can have up to $25,000 taken off of the taxes of the residence that they declare as their homestead! Texas is one of six states that doesn’t have a personal income tax, making it very popular for homebuyers moving out of highly taxed states.
Rentals may restrict tenants in terms of how they can decorate their space, or whether they can own pets. However, owning a home is a completely different experience that can totally shift a homebuyer’s worldview. There’s no landlord to set the rules, and homebuyers can personalize their space as they see fit. No need to ask about the pet policy anymore! Do you dream of having the front porch or creating a master bedroom that’s an oasis from everyday stress? When you own your home, you set the priorities and make the rules!
When buying a new home, it’s important to consider the surrounding community. With a new hometown, you’ll meet new neighbors and develop camaraderie throughout the neighborhood. It’s the ideal place to grow friendships, have fun at social events, and become more connected to the people and places in the surrounding area. A new home makes homebuyers feel like they’re part of something bigger.
Wildcat Ranchis a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with one-of-a-kind amenities and homes priced from the $200’s. You are invited to discover this master-planned community in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Located 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining.
Within the community, residents have resort-style amenities at their fingertips, and there is something for everyone. The spacious Amenity Center is home to a refreshing pool and convenient Fitness Center. With dog parks and the miles of trails, there is plenty of room to go enjoy the outdoors. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch.
Choose from four Award-Winning home builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, and Express Homes. Each locally known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all of your needs. The Model Row Village will be available to tour soon. Join our VIP list to be among the first to receive floor plans, pricing & availability.