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Now more than ever, communities full of small-town charm are gaining mass popularity among first-time homeowners. Families need proper space to grow, and house hunters want the most bang for their buck. This has led people to discover Wildcat Ranch, an immersive community located less than 30 minutes from Downtown Dallas, where residents escape the fast-paced city environment and enjoy a more relaxed, family-oriented lifestyle. There are a variety of reasons why people are moving in, but here are the top six benefits that will change your family’s life.

1. Top-Ranked School On-Site

Located within the Wildcat Ranch community, Noble Reed Elementary opened for the 2019-2020 school year. This school is a new addition to the highly ranked Crandall Independent School District. Parents have found it easier to participate in their child’s education with their school being only steps away. The school also has an active Facebook page where general school updates are posted, and parents ask questions. The neighborhood kids enjoy walking or riding their bikes to school with their parents or friends, so no more waiting in long car lines or figuring out a carpool schedule. Plus, knowing their children are right up the road puts parent’s minds at ease.

2. Ideal Suburban Location

Designed on acres of untouched land just southeast of Dallas, Texas, and only a highway away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Wildcat Ranch has attracted people who work in the city but desire to live in a small town. Easy access to major roadways allows for a short commute to downtown and other popular surrounding areas. Families look forward to planning weekend trips around Dallas, and parents love having date nights downtown. Overall, residents immerse themselves in this cozy community while simultaneously being able to enjoy all the shopping, dining, and sites the Dallas Fort Worth area has to offer.

3. Community Involvement

When you move to Wildcat Ranch, you will find a unique atmosphere that encourages homeowners to get involved within the community. Residents participate in a myriad of events throughout the year. These events include community yard sales, holiday events, and various weekend activities like outdoor movies. Boredom is never an issue, as there is always an upcoming event to attend. Families often meet up at the new amenity center, which serves as an excellent setting for social gatherings.

4. Neighborhood Comradery

Building meaningful relationships with your neighbors is what truly makes your community feel like home. To gain a sense of comradery, new homeowners join groups developed by people in the neighborhood. Fitness-related groups, such as Zumba, are a popular and healthy way to form connections with neighbors. The community Facebook group is another place where people chat with neighbors, ask for advice, and share life updates! Residents of Wildcat Ranch go the extra mile to create personal relationships with their neighbors.

5. Outdoor Excursions

Every day is filled with an outdoor excursion at Wildcat Ranch. Homeowners previously living in the city love the wide-open spaces in and around the neighborhood. The community accommodates a variety of outdoor amenities such as an expansive pool, state-of-the-art dog park, and a children’s play area called the “tot lot”. Families are finally incorporating the great outdoors into their daily routines without having to leave the comfort of their neighborhood! Biking, hiking, and walking trails are located throughout the community, and it is not uncommon for families to pack a picnic and explore.

6. Affordable New Homes

There’s no need for sacrificing wish lists or stretching budgets here. Wildcat Ranch has a variety of brand new homes that start in the $200s. Put those additional home savings toward something the entire family will enjoy. Our residents choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct their dream home: Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar Homes. Each locally known builder works with you one-on-one to ensure your home meets all of your needs.

There has never been a more perfect time to swap out city with nature. This life-changing community welcomes first-time and experienced homebuyers alike. We invite you to discover more of the 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. Within the community, residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips. The Model Row Village is now open! Stop by the community at 1000 Wildcat Trail, Crandall, TX 75114 to take a tour, or contact us for more information. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch.

Love is in the air at Wildcat Ranch and its residents are fortunate to have Dallas as the perfect backdrop for romance this Valentine’s Day. If you are in need of a romantic setting for yourself and your loved one, we have you covered with activities and meals around town. There is a little something for everybody:

Boat Ride at White Rock

For the couple who is ready to get out and be active, White Rock Paddle Co. is ready for you. A romantic kayak or canoe ride on White Rock Lake at sunset could be the very best way to start your idealistic evening. White Rock Paddle Co. will gear you up with everything you need from life vest to a floating apparatus of your choice, it’s up to you from there to choose the best adventure for the evening.

Bourbon & Banter

Does it get any better than a speakeasy for a romantic night out? We don’t think so. Bourbon & Banter at the Statler Dallas hotel is the perfect spot to cozy up with a cocktail and enjoy some sweet treats Charcuterie board with chocolate, spreads and artisan candies. The local favorite will also feature special cocktails for Valentine’s Day including the “Hanky Panky” and the “Espresso Your Love.”

Widowmaker Trail Rides

Before dinner, spend the afternoon galloping the Lake Grapevine shoreline on horseback. Widowmaker Trail Rides offer by-appointment only tours on over 1000-acres of stunning landscapes from everything to lush forests to meadows and hills. A private ride at sunset overlooking a picturesque landscape…swoon.

Ice Skating at Galleria Dallas Ice Skating Center

A tale as old as time, holding hands gliding on the ice with a loved one, cracking up as the other falls and tries to take you down with them. Classic. It’s fun, and a perfect couple’s activity year-round. The Galleria Dallas Ice Skating Center has skates to rent for just $5 and all you can skate public skates for just $12.

Fearing’s Restaurant

There simply isn’t a better place for the classic steakhouse and seafood dinner than Fearing’s. The Valentine’s Day special includes a three-course meal serving up blue crab bisque, crab cakes, macadamia-crusted halibut, buffalo tenderloin, chicken fried Maine lobster. We know, your mouth is watering. Fearing’s is also serving up a special feature’s menu from February 11-13 with Alaskan weathervane scallops over fettuccini, risotto with butter-poached lobster medallions, bone-in filet mignon, and a dessert symphony trio.

All of these incredible spots are within 30 minutes of Wildcat Ranch and one of Texas’ best neighborhoods is only a few minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Life here is so accessible and just southeast of Dallas a refreshing community is bringing a new meaning to ‘hometown living.’

Wildcat Ranch has 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 Amenity Center 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 handcrafted for your needs. Choose from Award-Winning Home Builders

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.

To learn more about Wildcat Ranch, simply sign-up and get our free brochure that includes photos of the community, amenity highlights and so much more.

Here’s the full list of the 10 most appealing U.S. cities (in alphabetical order):

  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Provo, Utah
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • St. Louis, Missouri

Content Courtesy of Cristina Oprean at Point2Homes

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!

Imaginative Play Area

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!

Parks and Trails

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.

Super Swimming Pools

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.

Not Too Far from Friends

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.

Room for Rover

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.