It is no surprise that Dallas is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Between the attractions, schools and employment opportunities, there are many reasons why people are relocating here. This city truly offers something for everyone! Check out the top five reasons why your next home should be near Dallas.
Everything is bigger in Texas, except for the cost of living. In comparison to other cities in the United States, Dallas, Texas, is very affordable. For example, it is 84% more expensive to live in New York City than it is to live in Dallas. The low cost of living and inexpensive homes appeals to many families and working professionals. Wildcat Ranch, for example, is a brand-new community just 20 minutes from Dallas, with homes starting in the $200s. Residents get easy access to the city without having to pay the price.
Boredom is never an issue in Dallas as there are a plethora of sights to see and activities to do. Admire creative artwork in one of the dozens of galleries and museums, like the Dallas Museum of Art. Home to four national sports teams, Dallas is the dream destination for any sports fan. With teams like the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), the Texas Rangers (MLB), the Dallas Stars (NHL) and the Dallas Mavericks (NBA), there is always a game to spectate at, no matter what season! Navigate all the hip restaurants, bars and live music venues of every style as you explore Dallas’ nightlife. With plenty of great food, drinks and fun crowds, it is no wonder why many concerts and festivals take place here year-round!
Nature enthusiasts love living near Dallas because of the many surrounding parks, trails, lakes, and other outdoor attractions. White Rock Lake Park, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and the Dallas Zoo are all popular spots among nature lovers. On sunny days, people are often busy fishing and kayaking on various lakes surrounding the city. At Wildcat Ranch, residents enjoy exploring the community through on-property biking and hiking trails. The beautiful year-round weather in Dallas creates the perfect environment for any activity celebrating the great outdoors.
Between low unemployment rates and ample companies to choose from, there are jobs galore in Dallas! AT&T and American Airlines are among the many Fortune 500 companies with headquarters located in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Commuting to the city is very popular among those who work in the downtown area. Many commuters love living at Wildcat Ranch because it is only a 20-minute drive from the city and offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex. Dallas is the perfect city for working professionals, whether you are a recent graduate or have years of experience. With jobs ranging from small business owners to government officials, Dallas will have the dream career you have been looking for.
There are many opportunities for all levels of education in Dallas. Within the Wildcat Ranch community lies Noble Reed Elementary. Along with its proximity to their front doors, parents love Noble Reed Elementary because it is a part of the highly ranked Crandall Independent School District. The state of Texas also has a phenomenal public college and university system. These renowned public universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University, offer in-state tuition for Texas residents. Texas also has many respected private universities, such as prestigious Southern Methodist University, located in Dallas.
Much like the city of Dallas, there are a variety of reasons why you and your family will love Wildcat Ranch! Located in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas, this master-planned community is like no other. Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floorplans handcrafted for your needs. 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.
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. The Model Row Village is now open for tours! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Life on your terms” is as unique and different as you are! It might mean taking a job in a brand-new city or finding more space to pursue your passions. Maybe you want a bigger garage or a trail system to improve your health. Over in Kaufman County, there’s a new community for the next generation of homebuyers—those who guide their life on their own terms.
Welcome to Wildcat Ranch – we have plenty to show off to our new residents.
Wildcat Ranch is nestled in Crandall, Texas with easy access to a variety of major expressways making it an ideal location for job seekers. A short twenty minutes away from Downtown Dallas, the City Fortune rated as #2 in the “Top 10 U.S. Cities for Tech Jobs”. Yet despite its proximity to Dallas, Wildcat Ranch possesses a small-town atmosphere – perfect for families to flourish in. With endless amenities and an on-site school, how could they not flourish? No matter what stage of life that homebuyers are in, this friendly community will always welcome them home.
When it comes to buying a home it’s important to consider the entire family, especially the kids. For them it’s all about the coolest things: big backyards, a bedroom all of their own and maybe even a playroom! Outside, their adventures will take them to miles of trails and parks. After school, how about diving into the Jr. Olympic sized pool or gathering with friends at the ballpark! While school might not be at the top of their list, Wildcat Ranch’s neighborhood school is sure to be a hit with Mom & Dad. That means that kids are walking distance from their friends and their teachers! Be the hero in the family and bring them to a home that rocks!
At Wildcat Ranch, homebuyers have the freedom to choose between homes made by four award-winning homebuilders: KB Home, Express Homes, and Beazer Homes. Each locally known builder is working on creating floor plans that will accommodate each buyer’s lifestyle and budget. A wide range of designs and styles will offer something for every taste. Each home is sure to sparkle with the buyer’s personality throughout.
So, what does life on your terms mean? It means having the freedom to style your home the way that you want it. It means giving everyone in the family everything they need in a home, and a little bit of what they want. It means living in a community that’s ready to welcome them home every day. It means it’s time to move to Wildcat Ranch.
Located in the heart of Kaufman County, this community is packed full of family-friendly amenities. The impressive Amenity Center offers parks, a Fitness Center, an expansive pool, tot lot and more. The four-legged members of the family will love not one, but two neighborhood dog parks. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within the neighborhood and within walking distance of the homes.
Just 20 minutes outside of Downtown Dallas, Wildcat Ranch offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining. Discover a master-planned community like no other where value meets lifestyle with homes priced from the $200’s. The Model Row Village will be available to tour soon. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.
With the passing of summer break, the days grow shorter and the focus shifts to the new school year. Many parents seek to provide their children with one of the finest educations that money can buy outside of private school, in an environment that is safe and perfect for developing minds. Crandall is proud to provide families one of the best school districts in the State of Texas – the Crandall Independent School District. With eight campuses, over 4,500 students, and a great approach to education, CISD has been the first choice for many families who live in Kaufman County. So what’s going on at the Best School In Texas? Here’s what parents should know for their students to have a successful school year.
The Crandall Independent School District was created on February 28, 1901 when residents gathered together to vote for a public school in the community. Two years later, the first building in the Crandall ISD was built. Over a hundred years later, the district has grown and its teachers have impacted the lives of thousands of students, and continues to educate and empower students intellectually, socially, and physically from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade.
The district has a Transparency Star designation from the Texas Comptroller for financial transparency. It is a 4-A District that proudly hosts a variety of programs to support students, from Head Start to online enrollment to accommodate families. It holds a B- rating on Niche, which also gives it a 98% graduation rate. Students have received a variety of scholarships from CISD, including the Crandall MS/HS PTO Scholarship. Teachers even support students and the area by hosting meet and greets at Neighborhood Night or by handing out supplies at the Back To School Supply Drive.
Crandall is a highly sought after community to live in because of the multiple highly ranked schools within the area. One of the many schools in the district is the brand new Noble Reed Elementary School. Named after two former teachers who have impacted lives in a positive way, Noble Reed is prepared to establish great connections between students, their families, and their living space. One neighborhood in particular is positively affected by the presence of the new elementary school – after all, the school is located right within its boundaries. The families of Kaufman County’s newest neighborhood, Wildcat Ranch, get to enjoy having the school right outside of their backyards, and a great place to lie within them. What makes Wildcat Ranch so unique is that when school lets out, kids can enjoy having some of the best parks, trails, and amenities to enjoy. Furthermore, parents will especially love living in an environment small enough to raise a family in, but big enough for kids to run around, learn, and grow in.
Introducing a master-planned community like no other in the heart of Kaufman County. Wildcat Ranch is a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with floor plans that suit your needs and homes priced from the $200’s. Choose from four Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes and KB Home. The Model Row Village will be available to tour come early 2020.
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 boundaries of 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, and the miles of trails. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.
DallasNews.com | By Steve Brown | October 8, 2018
More than 900 acres of land in Kaufman County southeast of Dallas will be turned into a 3,100-home residential community.
SOCFM Developer LLC acquired the Wildcat Ranch, between Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 175 near Crandall, for the project. Plans are to have the first homes ready by the end of next year, with prices starting in the $200,000s.
“The phenomenal growth in Kaufman County and the opportunity to provide a well-planned community to value-conscious homebuyers in the metroplex attracted us to this property,” Patrick Sessions, managing partner of SOCFM Developer LLC, said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to doing business in the city of Crandall and bringing a quality development to the area.”
Commercial mortgage lender Trez Capital provided project acquisition and development funding for the deal. And PMB Capital Investments of Dallas will partner in the development.
Prominent builders including Beazer Homes and D.R. Horton will construct houses in the community. Wildcat Ranch also has a newly built elementary school that will open next year.
The project is near the successful Heartland housing community in Kaufman County.
The new owners acquired the Wildcat Ranch from developer James Mabrey, who assembled the property.
“Wildcat Ranch is in an excellent location and will fulfill the demand for first-time buyers or those looking to downsize,” said Matt Mildren, partner at PMB Capital Investments. “It will be a great option for homebuyers who want a small-town community feel within 30 minutes of downtown.”
The new residential community is coming in an area that is already seeing huge demand from buyers hunting moderate-priced housing. Kaufman County’s population of 122,883 grew nearly 10 percent from 2016 to 2017.
“This is going to be very affordable housing,” said Ted Wilson with Residential Strategies Inc. “The appetite for homes is huge down there. I think these will be some of the most affordable lots in a master-planned setting you will be able to find in the DFW area.”
Wilson said builders have sold more than 1,800 new houses in that area in the 12 months ending in September. The Heartland and Devonshire communities have seen the most new-home purchases, he said.
SOCFM Developer’s Sessions is also a partner and manager of Southstar Woodcreek, the firm that is developing the Woodcreek community in Rockwall County.
Dallas-based Trez Capital has financed more than $1.7 billion in real estate projects since 2011. And PMB Capital has developed more than 5,000 residential building lots and more than $750 million in real estate acquisitions.
To read the original article: Dallas News