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For many families, one of the top priorities in finding a new home is ensuring that their child has the best education and environment to grow up in. Just as important, however, is finding a community that suits the needs of the parents. Located just 30 minutes southeast of Dallas, Wildcat Ranch has attracted working professionals for its easy access to employment opportunities in the Dallas Metroplex. This quaint hometown, however, also knows how to provide exciting activities and events for all ages and stages of life. Here’s a closer look at what grown-ups love most about this Crandall community.

1. Socialize at the Amenity Center

Wildcat Ranch’s Amenity Center is where adults are invited to come together to enjoy limitless social possibilities. With a resort-style pool, gathering spaces, and a full-sized kitchen, residents can host everything from family parties to important business meetings. The Wildcat Ranch social committee also plans a packed calendar of events for all ages. Some events are catered specifically to adults, including couples game nights, singles sundae mingles, and adults-only movies by the pool.

2. Outdoor Excursions Galore

With a variety of outdoor amenities, it’s easy for adults to explore the beautifully landscaped greenbelts that make up Wildcat Ranch. The 4.1-mile Wildcat Ranch Trail and plentiful nature trails spread throughout the community allow adults to incorporate bike riding, walking, or hiking through the great outdoors easily into their daily routines. Multiple recreational fields spread throughout the community ensure there is ample green space for any type of outdoor sport that gets residents’ hearts pumping.

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3. Take Your Furry Friend to the Dog Park

For many adults who consider their dogs their best friends, this Dallas-area community is also pet friendly, ensuring enjoyment by both two-legged and four-legged residents alike. A well-manicured dog park provides an innovative play area for pups of all ages, while a shaded pavilion area with picnic tables and benches allows their parents to relax and meet fellow dog lovers.

4. Nearby Adult-Oriented Attractions

For those looking to explore the surrounding area, there are plenty of attractions that can add excitement to any day of the week. Check out RPM Speedway for a thrilling night of dirt racing, or head to K1 Speed to get behind the wheel yourself. Golf lovers love visiting the Rusted Rail Golf Club, with a par-72 course and on-site Bar & Grill for a fun date night. Forney’s Gentle Zoo is a haven for any animal lover, with over 90 animals and a variety of activities designed to educate and inspire.

5. John Bunker Sands Wetlands Nature Center

Sometimes, the best escape for any parent is finding a place that’s quiet and peaceful. Located on the East Fork of the Trinity River, the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is a serene escape to nature like no other in North Texas. This 2,000-acre nature preserve allows visitors to immerse themselves in diverse habitats that host 270 species of birds, including bald eagles, and scores of native mammals, reptiles, and more.

6. Restaurants and Nightlife Within Easy Reach

When it’s time to leave the kids at home for a night out on the town, Crandall’s nightlife scene is sure to provide something for everyone. From hometown cooking at Hot Rodz Diner to seafood favorites at Catfish Corral, Crandall’s restaurant scene pleases all the taste buds. After a great meal, many locals head to the area’s favored country dive bar, Outlaws Saloon. This local spot includes a live band, a large bar, and numerous TVs to watch sporting events. An outdoor patio area includes fire pits, cornhole, and horseshoe pits for guests to enjoy.

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7. New Dallas-Area Homes Offer Plenty of Bang for Your Buck

Located in the heart of Crandall, Texas, adults at Wildcat Ranch can enjoy the city’s small-town charm while also taking full advantage of everything Dallas has to offer. This new Texas home town provides a wide array of single-family homes from the high $200s, and was recently named one of the nation’s top 50 best-selling master-planned communities. The community’s 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 or contact our office at 972.387.9038.

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

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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!

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.