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Explore the top restaurants of Crandall, Texas

Finding a restaurant that pleases the whole family is not an easy task, especially for those who have picky eaters. Fortunately for residents of Wildcat Ranch, Crandall, Texas is filled with numerous restaurants that are sure to please all your taste buds. From the perfect pizzas to smokey barbecue, here are some of our residents’ favorite places to dine.

Stiky Ribz BBQ

Stiky Ribz has provided generous portions and delicious homemade sauces since 2018. This family-owned and operated restaurant offers all the classics, with juicy brisket, ribs, pork, and more that fall off the bone. The restaurant is also known for its big portions, with numerous family packs available.

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Hot Rodz Diner

Located in the heart of Crandall, Hot Rodz Diner specializes in cooking just like Grandma always did. This family-owned and operated restaurant is open from breakfast to dinner, providing everything from biscuits and gravy and breakfast tacos to the local favorites of chicken fried steak and juicy hamburgers.

El Jacalito

In a land filled with Tex-Mex joints, El Jacalito stands out with truly authentic Mexican flair. From homemade tortillas to mouthwatering fajitas, this restaurant offers options to please every member of the family.

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Catfish Corral

For seafood lovers, Catfish Corral is a local Crandall favorite. The restaurant focuses on fresh, hand-battered ingredients prepared daily, including their famous catfish, hush puppies, and fried shrimp. Wildcat Ranch residents agree that their homemade tartar sauce is one of the best in the area.

Rudi’s Napoli’s Italian Restaurant

Just a short drive away in Seagoville, Rudi’s Napoli’s remains one of the favorite spots for Italian food in the area. From fresh pasta dishes to their classic pizzas, Rudi’s provides an authentic and zesty menu that always has people coming back for more.

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Outlaws Saloon

When it’s time to leave the kids at home for a night out on the town, Outlaws Saloon is the area’s favored country dive bar. This local spot includes a live band, a large bar, and numerous TVs to watch sporting events. An outdoor patio area includes fire pits, corn hole, and horseshoe pits for guests to enjoy.

Small-Town Charm with Big-City Access

Located in the heart of Crandall, Texas, residents of Wildcat Ranch enjoy the city’s small-town charm while also taking full advantage of everything Dallas has to offer. This master-planned community’s prime location just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining.

Glimpse of Life at Wildcat Ranch

The family fun does not stop at the gates, however. Residents within the Wildcat Ranch community have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips. An expansive pool, fitness center, dog park, tot lot, and miles of trails and fields ensure every member of the family has something to enjoy. There is even an elementary school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes.

With new homes priced from the $200’s, the Model Row is open daily for tours, featuring three Award-Winning Home Builders – Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. For more information, feel free to request our brochure and get a firsthand look at how your life would look at Wildcat Ranch. You can also visit us at WildcatRanchTexas.com or contact our office at 972.387.9038.

When planning for retirement, the most important consideration is deciding where you’re going to live. In recent years, Texas has become the second-most popular retirement destination, offering a way of life that’s as vast and varied as the state itself. Master-planned communities with a wide variety of resort-style amenities such as Wildcat Ranch have become a favored choice, offering affordability and a sense of community that is unmatched. Regardless of where you plan to retire, here are a few tips to jumpstart your home search.

Benefits of Buying Before Retirement

Buying a retirement home early, rather than after you retire, creates numerous benefits for retirees. Applicants will generally have an easier time getting approved for a mortgage while they’re still employed, leading to lower interest rates and a head start in paying off a mortgage. Going through the process of buying a retirement home early also gives you plenty of time to save up for any renovations or updates that might be needed. However, if the home does not require renovations, using it as a rental property until you’re ready to move can help increase your monthly income.

Searching For the Right Home

Whether you are looking to move out of state or just want to find somewhere new to retire, here are some important aspects to take into consideration.

Wildcat Ranch is the Perfect Retirement Community

Tax Benefits

Another important aspect to consider when choosing a place to retire is the tax and financial benefits of that state. Texas is a tax-friendly state for retirees since there’s no state income tax, making all types of retirement income tax-free, including Social Security benefits. The cost of living in Texas is also considerably lower than in many other states, creating lower prices on housing, groceries, entertainment, and health care services.

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A Location that Matches your Lifestyle

While the financial aspects are incredibly important when choosing a home, it’s also important to look beyond the cost of living and think about your ideal retirement lifestyle. Would you like to be close to the big city? Or would you prefer the laid-back lifestyle of the country? Wildcat Ranch’s prime location offers its residents a bit of both, creating an ideal home for those who love the vibrancy of city life at arm’s distance, while prioritizing their appreciation for friendly communities offering small-town charm.

Retirement Living in the Center of it All

A Sense of Community

It’s also important to search for a retirement community that not only has a lot of amenities, but also builds a sense of camaraderie between neighbors through planned activities. At Wildcat Ranch, residents enjoy gathering for many events for all ages hosted at the amenity centers. The community’s central amenity center serves as a social hub for its residents, including an expansive pool and Fitness Center. For visiting children and grandchildren, the tot lot is the perfect place for children of all ages. Wildcat Ranch is also known to have some of the best outdoor activities in the area, including numerous hiking trails, parks, and even a dog park.

Wildcat Ranch Club Community

Live Life on Your Terms

With new homes priced from the $200’s, Wildcat Ranch has become a favored destination for retirees that enjoy the proximity to all Dallas has to offer, while also living life on their terms. Situated on over 900 acres of land, this master-planned community in Crandall, Texas is just a short 20-minute drive from the excitement of Downtown Dallas.

Selection of Homes at Wildcat Ranch

For more information on the homes available, our Model Row is open daily for tours, featuring our three Award-Winning Home Builders – Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar. For more information, feel free to request our brochure and get a firsthand look at how your life would look at Wildcat Ranch. You can also visit WildcatRanchTexas.com or contact our office at 214.466.8144.

Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the Texas sports scene. From national sports teams to hometown favorites, there is always a sport for residents to cheer on. Families, friends, and residents of nearby Wildcat Ranch take full advantage of the numerous opportunities and venues nearby to catch their favorite teams in action.

1. Our Hometown Teams

Just 20 minutes outside of Dallas, nothing brings residents of the area together than cheering on local teams at Crandall High School. This Division II school has a strong following of both men’s and women’s teams, including football, basketball, cross country, soccer, and more. Playing in the Big 12 Conference, the University of Texas and Baylor University are the local college favorites. The iconic Texas Longhorns rank sixth in the country of all-time collegiate football wins, including four national championships, 32 conference championships, and 2 Heisman Trophy winners. Baylor University in Waco is also a local favorite, winning 10 conference titles and three Big 12 championships, including the 2021 championship.

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2. Football: Dallas Cowboys

Known as one of the NFL’s most successful and popular franchises, the Dallas Cowboys first joined the NFL in 1960 under head coach Tom Landry. Running from September to January, residents have plenty of opportunities to enjoy football and the world-renowned Dallas Cheerleaders. With a home field at AT&T Stadium, the team has won five Super Bowls, 10 Conference championships, and 23 Division championships.

3. Baseball: Texas Rangers and Houston Astros

Running from April to October, Texas boasts two MLB teams. Based in the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex, the Texas Rangers play their home games at Globe Life Field. The Rangers have made eight appearances in the MLB postseason and have won seven West Division titles. After being a part of the minor league for over 70 years, it was not until the 1960s that the National League granted an expansion to Houston’s Colt .45s. The current name of Houston Astros was adopted three years later. The team has made multiple World Series appearances, including at the 2021 World Series against the Atlanta Braves.

4. Hockey: The Dallas Stars

Despite a shortened season last year, the NHL is back in full swing, with a season running from October to June. With a home base at American Airlines Center, the Dallas Stars relocated from Minnesota to Dallas in 1993. The team has an impressive record, with eight division titles, two Presidents’ Trophies, three western conference championship titles, and a Stanley Cup win in 1998.

5.Basketball: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets

NBA’s season from mid-October to April offers plenty of opportunities to see Texas’s three teams in action. At the American Airlines Arena, the Dallas Mavericks are the most recently established franchise. Founded in 1980, their strong culture and diehard fanbase have made this team one to look out for with one championship, two conferences, and four division titles. Founded as a part of the 1967 NBA expansion, the Houston Rockets are the only team that started outside the state. After moving from San Diego to Houston in 1971, the team has won two NBA championships and four conference titles.

Basketball Hoop

6. Soccer: FC Dallas

With season from early March to October, FC Dallas is Texas’s only American professional soccer club. The team was founded in 1995 as the Dallas Burn and adopted its current name in 2004. With home games played in Frisco’s soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, the team has had an incredible record so far. They have won the Supporter’s Shield, two U.S. Open Cups, and were runners-up in the 2010 MLS Cup.

7.An Amenity Center Perfect for Any Sporting Event

In Crandall, residents of the nearby Wildcat Ranch have a prime spot to cheer on any Texas sports team. Not only are they centrally located to all the stadiums, but the master-planned community’s new Amenity Center offers a social hub for families and neighbors to watch any game from home. Other amenities will include an expansive pool, Fitness Center, dog park, a tot lot, parks, and hiking trails throughout the community. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary within walking distance of the homes.

Situated on more than 900 acres of land in Crandall, Texas, residents of Wildcat Ranch enjoy the proximity to all the events Dallas has to offer while also living life on their terms. With new homes priced from the $200’s, our Model Row is open daily for tours, featuring three Award-Winning Home Builders – Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. For more information, feel free to request our brochure and get a firsthand look at how your life would look at Wildcat Ranch. You can also visit WildcatRanchTexas.com or contact our office at 214.466.8144.

The holiday season is finally upon us, and Texans are ready to celebrate BIG for the most wonderful time of the year. Families, friends, neighbors, and residents of nearby Wildcat Ranch love to gather at an abundance of events across Dallas. From festivals and concerts to parades and marathons, discover some of the area’s most anticipated local holiday traditions.

1.) November 9 – December 31: Holiday at the Arboretum

According to Southern Living Magazine, one of Texas’s best Christmas events is the Holiday at Arboretum. Stroll through the botanical gardens to see the 25-foot-tall Victorian-style gazebos, decorated to represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas. At night, the gardens come to life with more than a million lights, a Christmas Village, and a dazzling musical tree.

Holiday at the Arboretum not to miss Holiday Tradition
Photo Credit: Holiday at the Arboretum

2.) November 19 – January 2: Dallas Zoo Lights

On select nights through the holiday season, the drive-through Dallas Zoo Lights event features more than a million lights, holiday-themed displays, and 3-D lighted animal sculptures. Make sure to tune into the zoo’s radio station while driving through to hear holiday tunes in sync with the lights.

Dallas Zoo Lights Holiday Traditions in Dallas

3.) November 26 – January 2: Enchant

Enchant, the whimsical Christmas light maze and village, has announced its return to Fair Park for the winter season. Adventures at this Christmas wonderland include a light maze, an illuminated ice-skating trail, an artisan’s market, and gourmet holiday treats from around the world.

Enchant Holiday Tradition not to miss
Photo Credit: Enchant Christmas Dallas

4.) December 3 – 12: Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is back with its beloved holiday tradition, Christmas Pops. This week-long run at the Meyerson Symphony Center features classic holiday favorites, sing-along carols, and even a bit of snow.

Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops annual Holiday Tradition
Photo Credit: Dallas Symphony

5.) December 3 – 4: Kaufman County Christmas Market

Support artists from the Dallas community at the 7th Annual Christmas Market. This two-day event at the Kaufman Civic Center features everything from home décor to homemade jewelry and clothing. Get your holiday shopping done early at this local market!

Kaufman County Christmas Market Holiday Tradition

6.) December 4: Lighted Christmas Parade

After enjoying the Christmas Market, the Kaufman Civic Center will also be hosting a Lighted Christmas Parade. Starting at 6 p.m., experience the unforgettable parade floats that follow this year’s theme – “How the Grinch Stole Kaufman”.

Santa at the Lighted Christmas Parade an annual holiday tradition

7.) December 5: Holiday at the Ranch

The Wildcat Ranch HOA Social Committee invites Members of the community to celebrate the holiday with Cowboy Kringle and his Reindeer. Enjoy Christmas carols, with hot chocolate and cookies or take a ride on the mini-Christmas train. BBQ from Pit Boss will be available from 2pm to 4pm.

Wildcat Ranch Holiday at the Ranch Holiday Tradition

8.) December 10 – 12: BMW Dallas Marathon Festival

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the BMW Dallas Marathon is one of Dallas’s longest-running and most participated holiday traditions. The weekend festival includes a 5K, 10K, Kid’s Race and the 26.2-mile marathon across the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

BMW Dallas Marathon Festival an Annual Holiday Tradition

9.) December 18: Lightwire Theatre’s A Very Special Electric Christmas

Hosted at Strauss Square, audiences of all ages will treasure the magical story of “A Very Special Electric Christmas”. This lights-only production is a captivating tale set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky.

A Very Special Christmas Light Show Holiday Tradition

10.) December 22: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be back at the American Airlines Center to perform The Ghosts of Christmas Eve. With two shows on the 22nd – one at 3 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. – this 25th-anniversary performance is something you won’t want to miss!

Trans Siberian Orchestra Holiday Tradition
Photo Credit: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

11.) December 30 – January 1: Lights All Night Festival

As the longest-running EDM festival in Dallas, music enthusiasts love attending the Lights All Night Festival. Top-notch productions and light shows will have music fans dancing their way into the new year.

Lights All Night Festival Holiday Tradition

Big-City Access with Small-Town Charm

In the season of celebration, now may be the perfect time to find your new home for the holidays. Just 20 minutes outside of Dallas, residents of Wildcat Ranch enjoy the proximity to all the events Dallas has to offer while also living life on their terms. Situated on more than 900 acres of land in Crandall, Texas, this master-planned community has an assortment of amenities, including an expansive pool, Fitness Center, dog park, a tot lot, parks and hiking trails throughout the community. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary within walking distance of the homes.

With new homes priced from the $200’s, our Model Row is open daily for tours, featuring our three Award-Winning Home Builders – Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. For more information, feel free to request our brochure and get a firsthand look at how your life would look at Wildcat Ranch. You can also visit us at WildcatRanchTexas.com or contact our office at 214.466.8144.

The growth of residential communities in the suburbs of Dallas/ Fort Worth has been on the rise, coinciding with the migration of young IT and engineering professionals. Thanks to a migration of tech companies in Dallas, the area has seen an 8.6% increase in migration of software and IT workers within the past year, earning the ranking of third Top Engineer Hub nationally. Just 20 minutes from Dallas, the new master planned community of Wildcat Ranch has emerged as a community of choice for many young professionals who are joining the area’s tech revolution.

Current Tech Companies in Dallas

Dallas/Fort Worth is home to several established tech giants. As a matter of fact, the region is home to 23 Fortune 500 companies, the most of any Texas metro. From American and Southwest Airlines to telecommunications giant AT&T, there are many national and international-based companies that call this region their home. Other notable companies in the area include Texas Instruments, Celanese, Energy Transfer and Jacobs Engineering.

Setting the Stage for Business Growth

When more tech companies choose to move their headquarters, it also moves a wealth of industry specific and supporting jobs with it. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, Dallas/Fort Worth outpaced the national average of 4.4% with a 5.4% increase rate of job growth last year. This year alone, six tech-focused companies announced their plans to relocate their headquarters within the region. Companies like Bestow, Xcelerate Auto, and the Texas Blockchain Council have all moved headquarters from other parts of Texas to be more centrally located within downtown Dallas. Three other out-of-state companies reliant on engineering talent have relocated to Dallas/Fort Worth as well, including California-based MD7 and North Carolina-based EXOS Aerospace. AECOM has also moved HQ from Los Angeles to Dallas, making it the sixth Fortune 500 company to relocate to the area in the past six years.

What Makes Dallas an Attractive City?

From the diverse economy to a well-educated stream of new talent graduating from local colleges, there are many reasons that the Dallas/ Fort Worth region is attractive to companies searching for a new headquarters location. According to Dallas Regional Chamber President and CEO Dale Petrosky, there are 3 primary considerations in businesses relocating to Dallas:

  • Ease of access with two major airports.
  • Workers enjoy a comparatively low cost of living, with no state income tax.
  • Favorable business climate, tax structure and reasonable regulations.

Future Forecast

With the continued influx of engineering companies and the supporting jobs they bring, Dallas/Fort Worth has set the stage for continued growth and expansion. According to U.S. Census Data, the Dallas-Fort Worth area population has grown by 20% since 2010 with Dallas ranked # 9 out of the 10 largest cities in 2020. The Dallas/ Fort Worth area is projected to grow 17% by 2030, adding at least 500,000 more people within the two cities.

Discover Life on Your Terms

While Engineering and Tech jobs provide long and prosperous career paths in Dallas, the lifestyle at Wildcat Ranch completes the experience. Just 20 minutes outside of Downtown Dallas, Wildcat Ranch offers residents a hometown feel while also living near downtown. Situated on more than 900 acres of land in Crandall, Texas, this master-planned community also has an assortment of amenities, including an expansive pool, Fitness Center, dog parks, a tot lot, parks and hiking trails throughout the community. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary within walking distance of the homes.

With new homes priced from the $200’s you can choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home – Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. For more information, feel free to request our brochure and get a firsthand look at how your life would look at Wildcat Ranch. You can also visit us at WildcatRanchTexas.com or contact our office at 214.466.8144 for more information.

Wildcat Ranch, a 900-acre master-planned community located just outside of Dallas, Texas, was recently ranked as one of the top-selling master-planned communities in the country. Residents are spoiled at Wildcat Ranch, living in a community that has a new amenity center, hiking trails, dog park, and on-site elementary school. With easy access to all major roadways and a wide range of Dallas events and activities, there is no doubt this Crandall community is one of the most well-connected hometowns in Texas.

Aerial of Wildcat Ranch in September

Ranking 39th nationally, Wildcat Ranch sold a record number of new homes – reporting 285 sales between January and June 2021. The neighborhood was first identified by RCLCO Real Estate Consulting through a nationwide survey searching for high-performance communities in each state. Among all the masterplan-communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, Wildcat Ranch was ranked 2nd in overall sales in the first quarter of the year. RCLCO found that the top 50 master-planned communities experienced an average increase in sales of 40% compared to the prior period’s performance. Wildcat Ranch stands out amongst its competitors because of its big city access and small-town charm. The community’s proximity to Dallas attracts homebuyers who may be relocating for work or looking to retire outside of the city.

New Amenity Center at Wildcat Ranch

RCLCO has tracked the country’s top-selling home communities since 1994. The Real Estate Consulting firm’s initiative is not only to applaud the most successful communities in the country but to analyze the overall health of the new construction home industry. RCLCO forecasts that residential momentum will continue through year’s end expecting a 12% increase compared with 2020. A recent survey by U.S. News & World Report found the Dallas/Fort Worth area ranked among one of the top best places to live in Texas. Correlating to RCLCO’s data, Texas was a top-ranked state in terms of total sales taking up 30% of the top 50 master plan communities.

Aerial of Onsite School at Wildcat Ranch

Wildcat Ranch has served as the perfect Dallas suburb with brand new homes built to fit the lifestyle of all its residents. The top-selling master-plan community offers hand-crafted floorplans priced from the $200’s. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. Each locally known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all your needs. The Model Row Village is now open for tours!

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. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.

Located in the heart of Texas, the Dallas Metroplex is an exciting region filled with an abundance of event options. Whether you’re a concertgoer, art lover, foodie, sports enthusiast, or simply looking for a good time with family and friends, this city has you covered. To help plan your upcoming weekends in Dallas here’s a sneak peek of the best things to do in the area.

Live Music: Concert Events

If you are looking for live music, the buzzing city of Dallas is a hot spot for concerts throughout the year. From pop to country, and everything in between, music lovers will feel right at home in this city. On October 22nd, The Jonas Brothers will be performing at Dos Equis Pavilion as part of their Remember This tour. For country music lovers, Luke Combs has two shows planned in Dallas as part of the What You See is What You Get Tour at American Airlines Center on November 18th & 19th. Looking for an iconic classical music performance? Andrea Bocelli is bringing his Believe World Tour to American Airlines Center on October 20th.

Food & Drink Festivals and Events

For those looking to expand their palate, Dallas is home to a variety of flavors and unique ways to sample the local cuisine. Events such as Hopp’n Friday’s: Live Music, Beer & Food, Dallas’s Best Tacos & Margaritas Tour, and the coveted Mornings and Mimosas Tour are just a few examples of food and drink events being held every weekend from now through mid-December. Click here to view more options that are sure to excite your tastebuds.

Arts and Culture: Creative Exhibitions

The arts and culture scene in Downtown Dallas is currently exploding in popularity with tons of exhibitions, shows and festivals taking place in the fall months. The 16th annual Autumn at the Arboretum runs between September 18th and October 31st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The family-friendly attraction is a fall favorite providing a great place to explore the larger-than-life art displays and Halloween festivities. Additional events include historical art exhibitions and performing arts productions, such as the Broadway show Hamilton at the Music Hall in Fair Park starting November 16th.

Athletics: Hornfrogs, Cowboys & Rangers Oh My!

No matter what game is your favorite, there’s a sports team for every fan in Dallas. The city is home to NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, NHL and MLS teams. With football season in full swing, fans head into the city to see the Dallas Cowboys play in their home stadium. The AT&T Stadium is the world’s largest domed structure and even has an art museum. Take a tour to see for yourself just how massive it is! For more information on upcoming sports events in Dallas, click here.

With fun for the entire family, Dallas does not disappoint when it comes to events and entertainment. Located just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, Wildcat Ranch is a community where residents can take full advantage of what the city has to offer. 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 Wildcat Ranch community, residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips, such as an expansive pool, fitness center, dog park and miles of trails. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes.

Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans handcrafted for your needs and homes priced from the $200’s. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. Each locally known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all your needs. The Model Row Village is now open for tours! Visit wildcatranchtexas.com or call 214.466.8144 to discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch.