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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.

Do you love Dallas, Texas? The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth largest city in the country and with a steady economy, Dallas offers a lifestyle that’s hard to match. Many people relocate here yearly but, with so many viable housing options, deciding on where to put down your roots can become overwhelming. Here’s a few tips to get focused on what’s important.

1. Location – As the first city to participate in the “Sustainable Skyline Initiative,” Dallas promotes a more sustainable future for its metroplex through green building and environmental projects.

Big-city access with small-town charm, just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, Wildcat Ranch is nestled in the perfect Dallas suburb of Crandall– just a mile north of major highways and connected to the Dallas Metroplex. This community’s easy access provides plenty of entertainment, culture, history and outdoor activities to meet different lifestyle needs.

2. Job Opportunities – Dallas is ranked third in the U.S. for having the highest salaries.

Among the country’s 12 largest metro areas, Dallas has boasted the highest percentage of job growth over the past decade. With several headquarters for major companies and an expanding job market for aerospace, biotech, and IT industries, there is no better place to start or advance your career than the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And for those living at Wildcat Ranch, it’s a quick and easy commute.

3. Community Amenities – No need for busses or carlines, your children can walk to Noble Reed Elementary, part of Crandall’s Independent School District with a 98% graduation rate.

Aside from being one of the only communities with an onsite school, Wildcat Ranch offers a wide range of amenities, including a Junior Olympic sized pool, fitness center, dog park and miles of beautiful trails. Residents will feel a true sense of community here. The kids will love to play on the Tot Lot and the whole family can attend community events together.

4. Affordability – The cost of housing in Dallas- Fort Worth is only slightly above the national average and affordable compared to other major U.S. cities.

Getting around Dallas is a breeze and its suburbs offer great value in terms of mortgage rates and living space. Wildcat Ranch has some of the most affordable homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With an excellent location and customizable floorplans, Wildcat Ranch will fulfill the needs of families and first-time homebuyers who are looking to settle down in a charming, well-planned community only 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas. With three unique builders to choose from, you can even design the home of your dreams.

Located in the heart of Kaufman County, Wildcat Ranch is packed full of family-friendly amenities. The impressive Amenity Center offers parks, a Fitness Center, Clubhouse and more, there is something for everyone. 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.

With Dallas mortgage rates are at a historical low, now may be the time for you to get serious about making your move to the Dallas suburbs. With homes priced from the $200’s, Wildcat Ranch offers floorplans hand crafted for your needs. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home: Beazer Homes, Express Home and KB Home. As we work together to keep our community safe during these challenging times, we look forward to the brighter days ahead. For now, our Model Row Village is open by Private Appointment only and Virtual Tours are also available to preview Wildcat Ranch from the comfort of your own home. To learn more, get a free copy of our Wildcat Ranch Texas Digital Brochure!

Have you already finished your latest read, tried your hand at knitting and outdone yourself with that new recipe? So much time on our hands has us dreaming of better days outside of the four walls of our homes. We are all ready to get on with the next chapter of our lives, here is a way for you to get started.

If you’re ready to start building your dream home, the first step is finding the right location and community. Dallas, Texas is perfect for those looking for high employment rates, grade A schools and an active city-life. Wildcat Ranch, located in the suburb of Crandall, just 20 minutes from the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex is the newest family-friendly community, offering great value in terms of location, living space and amenities. Aside from being one of the only communities with an onsite school, Wildcat Ranch features an Amenity Center with a Junior Olympic sized pool and fitness center, a dog park and miles of beautiful trails.

Next, you will need to determine what type of floorplan and architectural style suits you best. Wildcat Ranch has enlisted the area’s best homebuilders to give you plenty of affordable options. With a selection of three distinct builders, Wildcat Ranch embraces how its residents design their spaces, entertain their loved ones and live their lives on their own terms.

KB Home

Since 1957, KB Home has been recognized for their commitment to quality and convenience. Their selection of eight unique floorplans offered at Wildcat Ranch range from 1,378 square feet to 2,813 square feet, giving enough space for new homebuyers to expand their family, welcome guests, or simply enjoy some extra space. Their unique Built-To-Order process allows buyers to be part of every construction milestone, creating a home that’s built for the way they live.

Express Homes

A brand of the renowned builder, D.R. Horton, Express Homes offers living spaces that are spacious and feature open-concept floorplans. Their commitment to value, quality and lifestyle makes them one of the top choices of homebuyers. Express Homes are designed based on the Craftsman Style, using natural palettes of dark brown shades and exteriors decorated with brick and stone. Express Homes offers both one- and two-story homes with 17 different floorplans and square footage ranging between 1,258 square feet to 2,598 square feet.

Beazer Homes

There is one word that sums up a Beazer Homes building experience: simplicity. With the experience of nine generations of builders, they design and build every Beazer home to provide more affordable quality and more comfort from the moment residents move in. The seven floorplans that Beazer Homes offers Wildcat Ranch homebuyers differ between three and four bedrooms and 1,373 square feet up to 2,578 square feet, allowing buyers to enjoy the amount of space that best suits them.

Wildcat Ranch offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex for employment opportunities, as well as local shopping and dining. The best thing about living at Wildcat Ranch is that there is in no longer a need for busses or carlines. Once school is back in session children will be able to walk to the onsite community school, Noble Reed Elementary, part of the Crandall Independent School District with a 98% graduation rate.

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. Homes start from the $200’s and each locally-known Builder will work with you to ensure all your needs are met.

As we work together to keep our community safe during these challenging times, we look forward to brighter days ahead. For now, our Model Row Village is open by Private Appointment only and Virtual Tours are also available to preview Wildcat Ranch from the comfort of your own home. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Sign up to learn more.

“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.

Close to Town, Close To Your Heart

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.

Kids Rule

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!

The Room To Personalize The Family Home

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 KB Home, 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