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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.

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.

Everything is bigger in Texas and Dallas is no exception. The city is the third-largest in the Lone Star State, and it has plenty of fun, family-friendly activities to discover. Consider a staycation over Spring Break in mid-March to really explore your own backyard. The DFW area has history galore (including the famous JFK assassination site), art museums, aquariums, sculpture centers, and more.

1. Visit the Amon Carter Museum

Spring Break at the Amon Center features conversations about American art and artists. Enjoy art projects, creativity challenges, gallery games, food trucks, lawn games, and more throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to create, compete, and consider American art in a new way.

2. See the Spring Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum

There’s no need to break the bank on your Spring Break activities. Admission to the Dallas Arboretum is only $10 for children ages 3-12 and free for kids under 3. Pack a picnic lunch (bringing your own food will save a ton of money). The kids can play on the Texas-themed playground in teepees and mud huts down by the lake. Bring the camera for photos among half a million blooming tulips, daffodils, pansies, and azaleas during Dallas Blooms. The bridge in front of one of the cottages is the perfect place for your official Easter photo.

3. Tour the Dallas Museum of Art

It’s Art Madness at the DMA! Enjoy an action-packed week of art-making activities, family tours, storytimes, and team gallery competitions for families.

4. Check Out The Fish at the Dallas World Aquarium

The Dallas World Aquarium is an incredible attraction and the perfect adventure for kids of any age. The indoor adventure begins at the top of the Orinoco, Secrets of the River rainforest exhibit. The upper levels showcase birds and mammals, ranging in size from small Vampire bats to large Antillean manatees, that share the rainforest with amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and fish.

5. Explore the Dallas Zoo

Check out the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my) on the 20-minute monorail safari through the Wilds of Africa exhibit. You wanna iguana? Experience one of the best reptile and amphibian exhibits in the U.S. in the Pierre A. Fontaine Bird & Reptile Building. Other exhibits include the Simmons Hippo Outpost and the Elephants on the Savanna.

6. Play Games at Dave and Buster’s

Dave and Buster’s contains numerous electronic, skill and sports-oriented games. There are many simulator games such as formula race cars, fighter jets, and motorcycles, as well as a golf simulator. You’ll also find retro favorites like Ms. Pacman and Galaga, plus shuffleboard and billiards.

7. Hit the Waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge

It doesn’t matter what the temperature or weather is in the Metroplex, this resort’s gigantic indoor waterpark is always 84 degrees. Everything you need for the perfect Spring Break is here. You will find themed restaurants, interactive arcades, ​full-service spas (and even a version for kids), fitness centers, and special spring break activities for the kids. Spend all day relaxing as the current sweeps you along with the endless, winding lazy river. The kids will enjoy the four-story interactive treehouse with spray stations and soaker buckets.

8. See the Animals at Fort Worth Zoo

Spring Break Camp is a day camp for first through sixth-grade students that include crafts, games, animal presentations and a daily trip to the Zoo. Campers must pack a lunch each day and snacks will be provided. The Fort Worth Zoo is open 365 days a year.

9. See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

This museum is perfect for kids who love history. Check out the planetarium or catch “Flight of the Butterflies” or “Coral Reef Adventure” in the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome.

10. Explore the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Explore the rugged beauty and discover a sanctuary for endangered species. You can purchase feed for the animals and snacks for yourself and avoid the crowds and feed all the exotics early. Be in line at 9:00 a.m. and receive a free bag of feed. Greet the wild residents during breakfast. See how playful they are early in the morning and you can avoid the Spring Break crowds.

11. Play Games at Main Event

How about a game of adrenaline-pumping laser tag or indoor climbing in Texas’ only indoor gravity ropes course? This unique entertainment complex also offers rock climbing, bowling, billiards, arcade, and other activities.

12. Visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is incredible. It’s very interactive. Kids of all ages will enjoy it. Five floors house 11 permanent exhibit halls containing state-of-the-art video and 3-D computer animation with thrilling, life-like simulations where visitors can exercise their brains through hands-on activities, interactive kiosks, and educational games.

13. Visit Wildcat Ranch Texas

You are invited to discover Wildcat Ranch Texas, a master-planned community unlike any other, where value meets lifestyle to create Dallas Fort Worth’s most exciting new hometown. Inspired by family values and natural wonders, the power of the community is alive and well here. Don’t miss this opportunity for a fresh start and to be a part of something new in Kaufman County, the fastest-growing county in the region. Come see what Crandall, Texas has to offer with more value at Wildcat Ranch. Sign-up and view floor plan brochure.

There’s nothing like owning a home. While websites like Moneycrashers.com and GOBankingRates.com compare the benefits of buying versus renting, and while some folks have their preferences, there truly is nothing like owning a home. For the long-term planner, a home is an investment that can grow over time. Creative types love being immersed in their personal style and social butterflies love feeling like part of a community. Maybe that’s why so many are taking a look at Wildcat Ranch in Crandall, Texas. Maybe it’s time you joined them.

Equity For All!

Smart home buyers know that one of the best ways to have a home build value is through equity. Over the long-term homes most often become more valuable, creating equity for their owners. Equity can also be increased with the addition of special features and upgrades, such as a pool or unique design elements. For those who think owning might be out of reach, the State of Texas has a variety of grants and deductions to offer homebuyers, whether this is their first house or their third! The Home Sweet Texas Home Loan Program is available to homebuyers with limited income a low 30-year fixed interest rate and down payment assistance!

Triumph Over Taxes!

While rent isn’t tax-deductible in Texas, homebuyers can get a deduction on their home’s taxes thanks to the homestead program. Instead of paying full taxes on a home, homebuyers can have up to $25,000 taken off of the taxes of the residence that they declare as their homestead! Texas is one of six states that doesn’t have a personal income tax, making it very popular for homebuyers moving out of highly taxed states.

When You Own Your Home, You Make The Rules!

Rentals may restrict tenants in terms of how they can decorate their space, or whether they can own pets. However, owning a home is a completely different experience that can totally shift a homebuyer’s worldview. There’s no landlord to set the rules, and homebuyers can personalize their space as they see fit. No need to ask about the pet policy anymore! Do you dream of having the front porch or creating a master bedroom that’s an oasis from everyday stress? When you own your home, you set the priorities and make the rules!

The Beauty of Belonging To A Community

When buying a new home, it’s important to consider the surrounding community. With a new hometown, you’ll meet new neighbors and develop camaraderie throughout the neighborhood. It’s the ideal place to grow friendships, have fun at social events, and become more connected to the people and places in the surrounding area. A new home makes homebuyers feel like they’re part of something bigger.

Wildcat Ranchis a new hometown where value meets lifestyle with one-of-a-kind amenities and homes priced from the $200’s. You are invited to discover this master-planned community in the heart of Kaufman County, Texas. 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 resort-style amenities at their fingertips, and there is something for everyone. The spacious Amenity Center is home to a refreshing pool and convenient Fitness Center. With dog parks and the miles of trails, there is plenty of room to go enjoy the outdoors. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes. Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch.

Choose from four Award-Winning home builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes and KB 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. Join our VIP list to be among the first to receive floor plans, pricing & availability.