Fairview ,located in Collin county is a unique oasis in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex due to its combination of small town living and big city amenities. Fairview’s award winning schools and high quality of life are the top reason for people moving from Dallas and all over making Fairview their home one of the best cities to both live and work. Fairview is fortunate is served by two school districts McKinney and Lovejoy Independent School Districts, recognized for their commitment to quality education. Fairview retains its rural flavor while continuing to quietly grow each year. Many of the town’s developed subdivisions consist of one and two acre home sites.
Parks and Recreation :
Fairview is also home to 6 community parks which include playgrounds, walking trails and picnic pavilions. Located next to Fairview Town Hall is Veterans Park which honors the men and women who served our country in the military. Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club offers the chance to test your golf abilities on a championship golf course designed by Arthur Hills.
Plano, Texas has a rapidly growing population and a lot to offer its residents. The city’s economy is thriving and the city government is interested in forming successful partnerships with local businesses. There are a number of large corporations calling Plano home, including JC Penny, EDS, Frito-Lay, Alcatel, and Dr. Pepper. Plano has internationally-recognized Police and Fire Departments, as well as an abundance of open space and parkland, award-winning schools, and easy access to regional airports. Opening of the new Legacy west center , a mixed use development of restaurants , office , retail and more . Aerospace giant Boeing Aerospace giant Boeing recently announced plans to locate a new division headquarters in the Legacy West Urban Village.And Toyota has just started moving the first of thousands of workers into its new North American headquarters located just up the street and Liberty Mutual Insurance and JP Morgan Chase will start moving thousands more employees into Legacy West late this year.
Things to do and places to visit
Shopping, Dinning and Entertainment :
The Shops at Legacy is an upscale mixed-use development of retail shops, , restaurants, office buildings and residential units at the busy intersection of Legacy Road and Dallas Parkway.
Grab a seat on one of our patios or shop exclusive retail while you enjoy live music from strolling musicians at The Shops at Legacy!
Legacy West :
Newest, brightest and biggest mixed-use development in West Plano.The project was built on 250 acres of surplus land surrounding retailer J.C. Penney’s headquarters.
Legacy west urban village has close to 300,000 square feet of shops and restaurants and hundreds of new apartments. Take a look at Tesla store as you stroll along the legacy West and stop by Legacy hall, European-style food hall, brewery and live music and entertainment venue , a beer garden and of course Plano’s first brewery,, check out their events , The whiskey bar at Haywire This three-story restaurant tends to have long waits on the weekends, and if you don’t have a reservation, don’t bother. What you should do is pop into the first-floor whiskey bar and order a cocktail or two. It’s a stylish, lively there is the whiskey lounge and the floating fireplace that will hang in the entrance. It also has its own rooftop lounge where diners can look out over the beer garden below. Address: 5908 Headquarters Dr, Plano, TX 75024
Legendary Southfork Ranch, made famous by the Ewing Family in the television series “Dallas” for 13 years, from 1978 to 1991 Southfork Ranch facilities are ideal for weddings, reunions and holiday parties, and also easily accommodate corporate retreats, training sessions, company picnics, proms and fundraisers. Guest lists from 10 to 2,000 are easily accommodated at the ranch. Visit today to experience all the history and fun that this staple of Texas has to offer.
Located on the western border of Plano, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park featuring vast areas of natural beauty for walking, jogging, hiking, orienteering, and other outdoor activity. The preserve has a natural bio filter for cleaning surface run-off from the parking lot before it re-enters the groundwater tables. The observation tower gives a spectacular view of the city. Address: 6701 W. Parker Rd Plano, TX 75093
Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve one of Plano’s Largest park of 800 acres . The pond at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve is open for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding from dawn to dusk.For the brave and adventurous try the tree top adventure Go Ape Treetop Adventure course offers guest a fully immersive outdoor experience. Our treetop course features 5 sections, each leading you higher into the forest canopy. With 39 exciting crossings; like the Pirates Crossing, Fisherman’s Trap, 2 Tarzan swings and 5 zip lines, guests are guaranteed a one of a kind outdoor adventure experience worth talking about. Address : 5901 Los Rios Blvd. (Between Jupiter and Parker Road) Plano Rx 75074
Oak Pointe Nature & Retreat Centre
The 7,000 square foot Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center overlooks the majestic beauty of Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. The center has 2,400 square feet of meeting/rental space as well as interactive nature exhibits, making it the most unique venue in Plano for special gatherings like outdoor education, weddings, parties, corporate retreats, business meetings and much more
Dallas City is in Dallas county , the second most populous county in TX . Dallas ISD second-largest public school district in the state, and the 14th-largest district in the nation. Dallas ISD comprises 384 square miles and encompasses the cities of Dallas, Cockrell Hill, Seagoville, Addison, Wilmer and parts of Carrollton, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Hutchins, Lancaster and Mesquite. Please check with the school district for more accurate information
Things to do and places to visit
Reunion Tower :
Check out out 470 ft Up breathtaking panoramic view of Dallas and cafe dining at cloud nine and contemporary dining at 560 .
Bath House Cultural Center
The Bath House Cultural Center houses a 116-seat theater, two gallery spaces, the White Rock Lake Museum, and a number of multipurpose spaces. Diversity flourishes as visual and performing artists from an array of backgrounds find a welcoming venue for their work. The center’s energetic atmosphere and programming creates a hotbed for the nurturing of new work, and an exciting place where artists and audiences meet to explore and enjoy the life force that is the arts. : Bath House
Originally Bath house was built in 1930 on what were then the rural shores of White Rock Lake, The building provided lockers, changing rooms, rentable swim suits and concessions for the thousands of people that drove from all over North Texas to swim in the lake.For over two decades the Bath House remained a social and recreational hot spot , but was forced to close in 1953 when swimming in White Rock Lake was discontinued. The majestic building sat vacant until 1978 until the city announced plans to restore the building . In August of 1981, the citizens of East Dallas celebrated the birth of the City’s first neighborhood cultural center. Address : 521 E Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218
Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive
Located adjacent to the Dallas Convention Center at Young and Griffin between the historical Pioneer Cemetery and the Dallas Convention Center. Pioneer Plaza represents the largest public open space in the central business district. A focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas, the Plaza commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horses.
Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Located within City of Dallas by emphasize innovative visual and performing arts as well as other multidisciplinary arts events. The Center includes an art gallery and multi-purpose studio, and offers exhibitions, workshops, art, music, and dance classes, summer camps, and cultural festivals for all ages. Next to the historic Texas Theatre on Jefferson Boulevard. It’s open Tuesday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Address : 223 W Jefferson Blvd,Dallas, TX 75208:
Majestic Performing Arts Theater :
The Majestic Theater was named to the National Register of Historic Places and re-opened on January 28, 1983, as an elegant center for the performing arts in downtown Dallas. Address: 1925 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201: Majestic Theater
Dallas Zoo :
The Dallas Zoo is the largest Zoo in Texas, with 106 developed acres. Founded in 1888, the Dallas Zoo was the first Zoo in Texas. Its home to over 400 species and more than 2,000 animals not including invertebrates, such as the residents of Bug U!. The Giants of the Savanna is the only multi-species zoo exhibit in the United States to mix elephants and other species in the same habitat.
Address : 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203 : Dallas Zoo
Located in the Highland Park area, Lakeside Park is romantic and elegant. The lake is filled with hundreds of lily pads and a lovely wooden bridge passes over Turtle Creek to the popular teddy bear sculptures. The beautiful white mansion and the Read Memorial inside the park grounds are perfect photo opportunities, plus there is a running path around the lake, plenty of benches, and a beautiful staircase in the lush tree-lined park.Lakeside Park, 4601 Lakeside Dr Dallas, TX 75205 214-521-4161
Trinity River Audubon Center
Located on the banks of the Trinity River, the Audubon Center offers trails for visitors to explore the area from lakeside to woodland scenery. The nature trails are filled with birds, wildlife and native vegetation, such as beautiful black willows. The center is located at the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban forest in the U.S, which is the perfect place to educate children on natural environments. Check out the Children’s Discovery Garden, or take a two-hour guided float trip down the river. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way Dallas, TX 75217 214-398-8722
White Rock Lake :
Amazing beauty of White Rock Lake can be enjoyed , whether you want to walk, run, cycle, sail, kayak, picnic, photograph . The park spans more than 1,015 acres . F or all enthusiasts be it wildlife, cyclists, runners, walkers, rowers, bird watchers, fishers, picnickers and any outdoor lovers
McKinney is the county seat for Collin County, one of the fastest-growing and most-affluent counties in Texas. Many facilities for golfing, hiking and biking. McKinney also offers a variety of sporting venues. Many homes surround the community’s numerous lakes and golf courses. Lush greenbelts following winding creeks serve as the setting for much of McKinney’s new residential construction. McKinney’s historic downtown square features fine and casual dining, a variety of shopping and the arts. The residential area surrounding the square dates back to the 1840s.
McKinney was also voted the No. 1 best city to live in America by MONEY magazine. McKinney ISD is located in Collin County, and primarily serves students in the city of McKinney. MISD also parts of the city of New Hope, Allen, Fairview, Princeton, and Lowry Crossing..
Things to Do and places to visit :
Main Street :
A quaint, small-town atmosphere on Main from the restaurant and cafe seating that spills out onto the sidewalk to the proud mounted police that patrol the street. Many of the buildings on Main Street are historic, some as old as 165 years, and numerous volunteers work together to make sure there’s always something fun going on, like dances during Oktoberfest or art festivals in spring . The stores on Main Street are one-off and independent, be they antiques shops, galleries or boutiques.
Chestnut Square Historic Park :
Chestnut Square Historic Village is a compact village of seven historic structures built 1853 to 1918, some listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Victorian and Greek Revival-style houses, chapel and country store reflect historical changes in architecture, decorative art and social style.
Franconia Brewing Company:
With a brewing Heritage that dates back to 1800, Franconia Brewing Company is more than just a local brewery, it is the essence of true Bavarian brews. Continuing the rich tradition of their family naturally brewing authentic German Style Bier using the purest ingredients is carried on at Franconia Brewing Company in the heart of McKinney, Texas. Address: 495 McKinney Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071 . Phone 972 542.0705
Allen an affluent suburb just north of Dallas has been growing with many new developments currently going on and many other along the way . Amenities that will attract the relocation of the next Fortune 1000 headquarters. City of Allen is serviced by three independent school districts . Allen ISD, Lovejoy ISD and Plano ISD. Neighbor Cities are Plano, Fairview, & Mckinney.
Thing to Do and and places to visit :
On a warm summer day you can take a break from shopping at the more than 100 retailers housed inside The Village to romp through the dog park with your pet or explore the hedge maze with the kids. During the winter, warm up next to the outdoor fireplace at the Grotto. The terrific artwork by local artists placed throughout the area can be enjoyed all year long. Address : 190 East Stacy Road Allen, TX 75002(972) 678-4939
The Village Depot:
Play Area is designed especially with active children in mind. Located in The Grove, this fully fenced play area features four playhouses, a Texas-shaped hedge maze, an authentic red caboose, and tables and benches for Mom and Dad to take a break. Let your child experience the joy of active, imaginative play at The Village Depot .Address: 190 E. Stacy Road #1508 Allen, Texas 75002 972-678-4939:
The Village Trail :
Trail gives s hoppers a chance to get out into the sun and enjoy a beautiful, natural open space.A 1.25-mile trail is now open on the east and south perimeters of The Village at Allen, at Allen Station Parkway.
Address: 190 E. Stacy Road #1508 Allen, Texas 75002
Beat the heat by getting out on the ice at the Allen Community Ice Rink. Open skate hours are held almost every day of the week, and the rink features a skate academy for beginners, skate sharpening, skate and party rentals, and a large spectator area . Address : .200 East Stacy Road #1350, Allen, TX 75002-(972) 912-1097
Allen Event Centre :
Allen Heritage Village is a park featuring several of Allen’s oldest remaining homes and the historic St. Mary Baptist Church. It serves as a place for visitors and locals to appreciate the history and antiquities of the area from nearly a century ago. Address: 450 East St. Mary Drive,Allen, TX 75002 -PH: (972) 727-2772
Looking for a bargain? Head to this Allen outlet mall for deals on designer goods from Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, and more. Parking spots are hardest to find on the weekends, so go during the week if you can and you might just catch a special mid-week sale while you’re there. Address:820 West Stacy Road, Allen, TX 75013, PH:(972) 678-7000
One of Allen’s favorite, free-family-fun spots is Celebration Park on Angel Parkway. Its 104 acres include sports fields and courts, hike and bike trails, a covered pavilion, and the refreshing “sprayground” known as KidMania. Address: 701 Angel Parkway , Allen TX, 75002. Ph: 214.509.4700
Needing a boat to go wake boarding is so 20th-century. Hydrous Wake Park is one of only a handful of cable wake boarding parks in the United States, providing a way to shred waves while being pulled by overhead cables. Multiple beginner training lakes and a centrally located tap house make Hydrous a top attraction for families .Address: 580 North Cedar Drive Allen, TX 75002 .(214) 755-9905
It’s not easy to find golf courses that will let you play just nine holes these days. At Watters Creek, not only is there a nine-hole course (on the par-30 Player’s Course), but there’s even a six! Holes on the truncated Futures Course top out at 120 yards for beginners and short-game players, while the newly redesigned Traditions Course provides 18 holes of challenging championship golf. Address 7201 Chase Oaks Boulevard
Plano, TX 75025 (214) 509-4653
Watters Creek is an outdoor shopping and dining destination with a luxurious flair. Local and national boutique stores and more than a dozen excellent restaurants are paired with the lovely natural features such as a duck pond, flowing creek, and large green space where you can stop and smell the roses. Address: 970 Garden Park Drive Allen, TX 75013 (972) 747-8000
Drive the ball as far as you can or show off your short-game skills at Top Golf in Allen. This exciting entertainment center serves up food and drinks, live music, and a handful of innovative high-tech driving range games that everyone from the most seasoned players to those who have never held a club will enjoy. Address : 1500 Andrews Parkway Allen, TX 75002 (469) 675-9730
Allen developments planned and under development
One Bethany at Watters Creek : A premier high-end multi-building Class A office park now open at the northwest corner of Central Expressway and Bethany Drive
Frisco located in the booming Northern suburbs of Dallas , has been named many times as on of the best places to live in US. The community was singled out not only for its massive growth, but how the city has managed that growth, creating a good public-school system and a high quality of life. The city is in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. Three school districts serve residents living withing the Frisco city limits Frisco ISD , Lewisville ISD, and Prosper ISD.
Things to do and places to visit in Frisco:
The Star of Frisco , a city within a city , Dallas Cowboy’s new world headquarters and training complex, 91 acre complex located on the corner of the N. Dallas Tollway and Warren Parkway, a mixed used development featuring state of the art training facilities and practice fields, a luxury hotel, high-end retail shopping and restaurants, and a 12,000 seat indoor stadium. Visit the Star
There’s Kartland Performance Indoor Raceway, indoor skydiving at iFLY, two major concert and entertainment venues (Toyota Stadium & Dr Pepper Arena), one-of-a-kind luxury gun range, the museum of the American Railroad, National Video- game Museum, and the Dallas Stars, National Hockey League, are headquartered in Frisco and practice at Dr. Pepper StarCenter. an Texas Ford aquatics for swim lessons and swim teams.
Visit the Frisco Spray parks in summer :
The City of Frisco has 3 spray parks conveniently located across the city open May 15 through September 30.
Frisco commons located at the Major Intersection:( McKinney Road and North County Road.)
JR Newmann ( Nearest Major Intersection: Main Street and FM 423)
Shepherd’s Glen Spray Park ( nearest Major Intersection : Rolater and Coit Rd )