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Now is the best time to explore the natural side of Kaufman County. While Wildcat Ranch features a variety of amenities and nature trails, Kaufman County provides its’ residents with plenty of opportunities to be active outside and enjoy the Texas landscape. From hiking trails to fishing, and from horseback riding to camping spots, there is something for everyone in the family!

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Get some fresh air and explore the wetlands of Texas at the John Bunker Sands Wetlands Center. Conveniently a short drive from Wildcat Ranch, venture to Seagoville for an environmental experience. Here you can learn about the water conservation, wetland systems, wildlife, and environmental trends in the area. With their expansive trail system throughout the wetlands, you will be surrounded by wildlife above and below the surface.

Kaufman City Lake Park

Just down the road from Crandall in Kaufman is the Kaufman City Lake Park. Here you can enjoy many different varieties of recreational leisure from fishing, boating, hiking, or even picnicking.

Cedar Creek Lake Reservoir

Life is better at the lake, so grab your fishing rods and camping gear and take a weekend getaway to cherish the outdoors at Cedar Creek Reservoir. This lengthy lake on the edge of Kaufman County is filled with an assortment of fish making it a paradise for fishing enthusiasts. Aside from fishing, the coves within Cedar Creek are ideal for swimming and all watersports.

Broken Bow Ranch

Although there isn’t an actual ranch at Wildcat Ranch, there is Broken Bow Ranch! It’s only fifteen minutes down the road from the community too. For those wanting to channel their inner Texas cowboy side, they offer scenic trail riding on horseback for those of any level of experience. Riding lessons and camps are also available for those wishing to spend more time in the tack. Grab your boots and enjoy a genuine Texas experience on horseback through the plains.

Pecan Ridge Outdoor Center

Perfect your aim at the target range, catch big at one of the lakes, or go on an exciting hunting trip at the Pecan Ridge Outdoor Center. While the center is membership-only, it is worth it for anyone who is a fishing, clay shooting, or hunting enthusiast. They even offer classes in hunter safety! Located just a few miles from Wildcat Ranch, escape into the wild and enjoy the Texas hunting experience.

Recreation Centers

If you’re looking to get even more involved within the community, surrounding Crandall, TX are several recreation centers that are open to the public. The centers offer recreation sport leagues for all ages and group fitness class. Joining any of these recreation centers is a great way to expand your niche beyond Wildcat Ranch and become a part of the Kaufman County community.

Most importantly, located in the heart of Kaufman County, the Wildcat Ranch community is packed full of family-friendly amenities. The impressive Amenity Center offers parks, a Fitness Center, an expansive pool, tot lot and more. There is something for everyone! Let your furry friends run in the two dog parks. 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.

Located just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this is where value meets lifestyle with floorplans hand crafted 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. The Model Row Village is now open to tour! Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more about this community.

Wildcat Ranch introduces its three award-winning builders that will be constructing the homes within this new community: Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Builders. These builders are no stranger to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and are excited to start building new family homes in the Crandall community. Building a new home is not a small or easy decision. Here is an outline of the three builders to help you choose who will build your new dream home.

Beazer Homes

From flooring and countertops to cabinets and molding, Beazer works with “best in class” trade partners to bring you the highest quality innovation and design possible. The seven unique Beazer Homes floorplans available to Wildcat Ranch homebuyers vary from three and four bedrooms and 1,373 square feet up to 2,578 square feet, allowing buyers to choose the amount of space best suited to their needs. Multiple kitchen layout options are available for modern open spaces. The listing site not only offers a virtual tour video, but also has a design feature that allows potential homebuyers to plan their home online. New Beazer homes are built Network Ready, providing immediate Internet connectivity. Homebuyers can easily add their technology of choice after moving in. This builder’s commitment to exceed the latest Energy Star standards also extends significant energy savings to homeowners. Beazer Homes works tirelessly to personalize your space and reflect your style in every detail.

Express Homes

Committed to value, quality, and lifestyle, Express Homes gives you a piece of your American Dream. Express combines affordability with the superior quality of the nation’s #1 builder, DR Horton. Express Homes’ Craftsman Style designs use natural palettes of dark brown shades and exteriors decorated with brick and stone. Offering both one- and two-story homes with 28 different floorplans and square footage ranging between 1,258 square feet to 2,598 square feet, your Express home at Wildcat Ranch can be the new home of your dreams at a price you can afford.

Lennar Builders

Lennar Builders is ready to build a home that caters to all lifestyles with new homes for all stages of life, whether that be a first-time buyer or a move-up home buyer. All of their homes incorporate innovated design details and their signature “Everything’s Included” program which provides homebuyers with a high level of standard features already included with the cost of the home. Specifically, Lennar’s residences introduce the world’s first “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED” Home Designs. This builder believes in simplifying the home buying experience by including everything you need in a new home and community. Lennar is committed to their core values of quality, value, and integrity.

Our Model Row is now open by appointment only for potential homebuyers wanting to learn more about each of the builders at Wildcat Ranch. Beazer and Express have their models available to tour and Lennar Builders will have their model home completed this fall. There will representatives available to give you a tour and to answer any questions you might have. If you can’t make it to the property, they will also be offering virtual tours and be able to assist you from a virtual distance.

You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans handcrafted for your needs and great mortgage rates.

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.

Millennials have arrived, and they are now the largest segment of new home buyers across the country. With a fresh set of priorities, this powerful consumer segment is changing the traditional home buying process and impacting the future design of new home communities. Wildcat Ranch in Crandall, TX has taken note of these trends and incorporate them within their community to appeal to those looking to “Live on Your Terms.” Today’s historic low mortgage rates have opened a window of opportunity for these free spirits who are getting ready to settle down. Affordability is the #1 contributing factor to millennial’s modernizing the market.

Bringing Suburban and Urban Together

For those looking for value, “surban” areas present the right opportunity. These innovative communities, like Wildcat Ranch, offer the best of suburban living with an urban vibe. High walkability scores, efficient public transportation, locally owned businesses, top-rated public schools and community parks for outdoor recreation are preferred. As more homebuyers are leaving the high density of the big cities, many employers are also taking note.

Push to The Plains

You don’t have to live in Silicon Valley anymore to be a player in the tech industry. Remote work environments and rising tech centers in Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma are the next up-and-coming hubs. Lower costs of living and higher than average employment rates in these regions draw businesses and homebuyers. They see how much more they can get for their money in these areas without sacrificing their quality of life.

Prioritizing Lifestyle

Being social within the community is a high priority to most millennials. Therefore, community design is taking into account the trend for social gathering spaces. Outdoor areas allowing for social distancing include fitness trails, dog parks, bike stations, rooftop decks, outdoor entertainment areas and gathering places. As millennials continue to rise in importance, new communities are including these features. Specifically, at Wildcat Ranch, this community includes an assortment of desirable amenities tailored to those looking to be social and active and to “Live on Your Terms.”

Buying Online

Not only has buying online become the choice of source to buy products, but it is also very convenient and easily accessible. Potential homebuyers have the opportunity to buy a house without even having to leave their own living room. This trend has also increased with the advancement of technology. The builders at Wildcat Ranch have jumped on this trend and are offering home tours through a virtual tour and also through video conferencing. Additionally, with the integration of Facebook and Instagram, viewing home listings has never been so accessible.

Going Green

Having a “green” house does not mean the house is painted green or having house full of plants. Millennials are big on going green for environmental sustainability. Sustainability through more energy efficiency is important for both indoor and outdoor home features. The homes built at Wildcat Ranch will include features that make achieving a smaller footprint convenient by lowering utility costs, which makes owning a home more affordable and more appealing to Millennials.

Why Dallas-Fort Worth?

Texas, more specifically Dallas-Fort Worth, is an upcoming hub for software development, cybersecurity, marketing, and finance, making it the Silicon Valley of the South. As these companies are looking for young talent to build their businesses, millennials have been the ones to take advantage of these new job opportunities. Millennials moving to the Dallas area in search of a job are likely to find one.

Additionally, the Dallas-Fort Worth area offers a variety of almost everything, including arts and entertainment, dining options, and recreation activities. Dallas has also been working to promote a healthy lifestyle for its residents, which is a big draw for millennials looking for outdoor adventures. It also has one of the largest park systems of any Texas city.

In fact, there is a new community coming to Crandall, Texas that offers the perfect hometown feel. Introducing Wildcat Ranch with a prime location for employment opportunities, shopping and dining. Just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex. You are invited to be a part of something new in the fastest growing county in the region, Kaufman County.

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. 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.

This is where value meets lifestyle, with floor plans hand crafted for your needs. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. The Model Row Village is now open to tour! Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Join the interest list to meet the Builders.

Looking to get good craft beer with great company? Discover these 6 must-try Texas breweries!

Home to more than 300 active breweries, Texas is known as the unofficial “Beer State” and is undoubtedly one of the best craft beer destinations in the United States. Residents who live at Wildcat Ranch will be in the heart of it all, but with so many different breweries, it can be difficult to know where to start. Begin with these six must-try hometown breweries, made up from locals’ suggestions!

1) Braindead Brewing

Braindead Brewing is known for being good at two things: beer and food. The menu offers a wide selection – with more than 30 beers and delicious bites such as frito chili pie and shrimp etouffee. Some of the most popular brews here are the Gritz, a cream ale, and the Honey Lager made with Texas wildflower honey. A friendly atmosphere and casual interior make this place a perfect destination for date night.

2) Deep Ellum Brewing

As the first craft brewery in Dallas, Deep Ellum Brewing is celebrated for their innovative brewing and exceptional quality. Located of course in Deep Ellum, the area’s rich culture, history and personality inspires the beer, as well as the brand. DTX Golden Ale is the happy-hour go-to for locals and out-of-town visitors alike. Stop by for the super tasty craft beers or a tour of the brewery!

3) Peticolas Brewing Company Taproom

There’s a reason Peticolas Brewing Company Taproom is known for delivering world class passion in a glass. As a respected leader in the Dallas craft brewery community, Peticolas provides a wide selection of craft beers, including a brew called The Usual, a take on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail – be sure to try this fan favorite! Brewery tours are also available for visitors who want to meet the pioneer of Texas breweries and check out the amazing facility.

4) Four Corners Brewing Company

Four Corners Brewing Company has become a dedicated fan of “better beer” since they started their craft beer journey in 2009. Four Corners is a brewery that stands for raw ambition, wild creativity and new traditions. When you stop by, enjoy original offerings from their Year-Round, Specialty, or Taproom Series. Be sure to step outside and see their signature outdoor beer garden, boasting the downtown Dallas skyline as a photo-perfect backdrop!

5) White Rock Alehouse & Brewery

Located in Dallas’ picturesque White Rock Lake area, it’s known for the mixed atmosphere of entertainment and relaxation. Here, you can choose a beverage from their extensive selection of locally brewed beers or their collection of specially curated brews from across the nation. They also serve quality local dishes that pair perfectly with their libation offerings. You can also step outside and unwind in their casual beer garden.

6) Community Beer Company

People from all walks of life gather here for quality craft beer and diverse events. Their name says it all, Community Beer Company is about bringing everyone together and supporting the community through award-winning beers and events featuring local artists. This is the perfect place to enjoy great beer with even better company.

All within a 30-minute drive, these hometown breweries offer convenience and some of the greatest craft beer in Texas. And residents who live in the area can be in the heart of it all.

Have you heard? There is a new community coming to Crandall, Texas that offers the perfect hometown feel. Introducing Wildcat Ranch with a prime location for employment opportunities, shopping and dining. Just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex. You are invited to be a part of something new in the fastest growing county in the region, Kaufman County.

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. This is where value meets lifestyle, with homes priced from the $200’s and floorplans hand crafted for your needs. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar. The Model Row Village is now open to tour! Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Join the interest list to meet the Builders.

Looking to get some fresh air in Dallas this weekend? Check out these top 4 dog parks worth exploring.

For many people in Dallas, is clear that their furry family members are just as much a part of the family as mom and dad. Fortunately, Dallas and the surrounding Fort Worth areas have many fantastic green spaces designated for pooches to let loose. Whether your pup likes the size of the NorthBark Dog Park or the fun atmosphere at Wildcat Ranch’s dog park, you and your furry friends have the pick of the litter with these top four local Dallas dog parks.

Central Dallas: Mutts Canine Cantina

Say hello to one of the coolest dog parks in Dallas – Mutts Canine Cantina! This innovative dog park concept is part beer garden, part dog patio. Mutts gives you a chance to hang out with the other humans and sip on a cocktail while your pooch relaxes or goes off leash (in the off-leash section, of course). It’s a great way for both people and pets to socialize, perfect for friends with two legs or four!

North Dallas: NorthBark Dog Park

As the largest dog park in North Texas, the NorthBark Dog Park has plenty of things for pups and people alike. Trails, a doggy beach and multiple off-leash zones allow pets to enjoy over 22 acres of fun to run, chase and play. With splash zones and a doggy beach, this is a great destination to beat the heat.

East Dallas: Bark Park Central

Bark Park Central is the place to be! Found in Deep Ellum, it features a fenced-off acre and a half for dogs to roam and a shower to cool off. This unique park is also decorated with murals by local artists. Here, dogs can enjoy the great outdoors and spend some quality time with their owners. It’s also located near many dog-friendly restaurants. When you’re done at the park, head over to enjoy a delicious treat… for you both!

Wildcat Ranch

Dallas has an abundance of great parks for furry friends, but the number one is the dog park at Wildcat Ranch. What could be better than a dog park in walking distance from your front door? This East Dallas community allows pups play with someone their own size by choosing the small or the large dog section. This private park is perfect for residents and their pets to enjoy close to home. Wildcat Ranch was created with dogs in mind, with green spaces throughout the community and many different trail options.

You are invited to discover a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County. 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, like the Amenity Center and a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary.

Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans hand crafted 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. Each locally-known Builder will work with you to ensure your home meets all of your needs. The Model Row Village is now open for tours. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.

Texas is known for its delicious BBQ delicacies. Whether you prefer it saucy or smoked, these local BBQ joints are a must-try.

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the love of barbecue. When you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, not only are you in the unofficial barbecue capital, but you have your choice of barbecue variants and restaurants to try. Whether you prefer smoky Memphis style ribs or pulled pork with a vinegar-y North Carolina style tang, you will be pleased with our selections from what locals consider to be some of the best barbecue in Dallas. Check out a few of Wildcat Ranch’s favorites below:

Pecan Lodge

For many residents here, the name Pecan Lodge is synonymous with BBQ. Since owners and pit masters Justin and Diane Fourton first walked away from their desk jobs and picked up grill tongs, locals and visitors alike have been lining up for their Texas style brisket, pulled pork and handmade sausage. If you’re lucky, they might even show you the smoker when you visit their Deep Ellum location.

Baby Back Shak

With its great food and casual atmosphere, Baby Back Shak has established itself as having some of the best barbecue in Dallas. The biggest draw for most diners is their extraordinary ribs, but nobody would blame you for grabbing a Cornish game hen or a smoked bologna sandwich either. If you ask the staff, they’ll say that the secret is in their special rub (and yes, you can buy it to bring home!).

Lockhart Smokehouse

Owner Jill Grobowsky Bergus must know what good food tastes like – her grandfather Edgar Schmidt owned the Kreuz Market, the birthplace of Texas BBQ. Her experiences with the culinary world led her to create Lockhart Smokehouse. If you are here, the shoulder clod (a leaner and beefier version of brisket) and the pork chops are must tries. You won’t want to this pass up.

18th & Vine

Chef Scott Gottlich’s 18th & Vine is a mix of a few different things. Its exterior and decor have a cute southern flair, while the menu is full of sticky, sweet barbecue delights, such as homemade sausage and burnt ends shepherd’s pie. The first floor is a restaurant, while the second floor servers as a bar and live music lounge. Dallas agrees that this restaurant is a whole lot of things in one, but a combination that works for everyone.

Off the Bone Barbecue

Off the Bone Barbecue has become a landmark in Dallas barbecue for a good reason. Known for it’s delicious smoked meats, this restaurant offers the double whammy: a casual hometown feel that steals your heart and down-home BBQ that will make your mouth water. Diners come from all over to enjoy their classics such as smoked sausage and pulled pork. Their combo platters are even big enough to feed an entire family!

When it comes to barbecue, Dallas is a cultural powerhouse. For locals here, location makes all the difference. One of Texas’ best neighborhoods is only a few minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, making it easy for folks to have the warm comforts of home and some of the best barbecue in Dallas all in the same day. Just southeast of Dallas this community is bringing a new meaning to ‘hometown living.’

Introducing Wildcat Ranch with a prime location for employment opportunities, shopping and dining. Just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex. You are invited to be a part of something new in the fastest growing county in the region, Kaufman County.

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. This is where value meets lifestyle, with homes priced from the $200’s and floorplans hand crafted for your needs. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar. The Model Row Village is now open to tour! Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Join the interest list to meet the Builders.