Austin Waters: A Darling of New Urbanism In Carrollton in for $240,000. Dallas Real Estate News


I have just heard about what everyone is calling “The Texas Hill Country” up in Carrollton — Darling Home’s Villas at Austin Waters. A friend who is downsizing tells me she is looking at a 2,600 square foot home there in the mid-$200,00o range that has blown her away: low maintenance, great  finish-out, and beautiful architectural styles like Colonials, Classic Revival, Tudor and Arts & Crafts. These are like row houses with a sliver of grass between the homes (she has pets) and darling front porches that make them homier than a condo. The homes are brand new, superior Darling quality, come with energy efficient packages, smart wiring, tons of storage and great design. Best of all, she can lock and leave when she wants to get away, which is also a piece of cake because D/FW is about 20 minutes even  in traffic.

The Villas are snuggled inside a master-planned community designed by internationally-known land planner Peter Calthorpe, who also designed Austin Ranch in The Colony. Calthorpe has been named by Newsweek Magazine as one of the country’s 25 “innovators on the cutting edge” of architectural design. Austin Waters is located on 78 acres of softly rolling hills in the Carrollton city limits and close to the Plano Parkway corridor — Willow Bend, where more folks tell me they shop these days than NorthPark, and the West Plano corridor are all close by. The Villas has mature trees, wide-open green spaces, gardens and waterscapes. I plan to get up there and check it out, but if you’ve already been, drop in a comment and let me know what you think!

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  • Website says from the $360's. Great deal for those that got in early!

  • Website says from the $360's. Great deal for those that got in early!

  • Hi Candy – when you follow the link in the article, the neighborhood is advertised from the $360s, with the lowest priced home on the list at $349,900. Is there a typo in your article maybe – or do you have some pricing insight perhaps not advertised on the website? Help your poor readers see the light!

    • Actually, the price from the $240,000's is correct – you can see it on our Darling Homes website; the Villas are built on 30' wide lots that were previously planned for attached townhomes, but we developed 25' wide detached homes for those lots instead – they really are amazing. The homes we have on the 50' & 70' lots in Austin Waters are the homes priced from the mid $300,000's.

  • Hi Candy – when you follow the link in the article, the neighborhood is advertised from the $360s, with the lowest priced home on the list at $349,900. Is there a typo in your article maybe – or do you have some pricing insight perhaps not advertised on the website? Help your poor readers see the light!

    • Actually, the price from the $240,000's is correct – you can see it on our Darling Homes website; the Villas are built on 30' wide lots that were previously planned for attached townhomes, but we developed 25' wide detached homes for those lots instead – they really are amazing. The homes we have on the 50' & 70' lots in Austin Waters are the homes priced from the mid $300,000's.

  • I am sorry I had the wrong link, but I think I fixed it. These homes are unbelievably priced and in a good school district. If any of you go up to see them please let us know what you think!

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    I am sorry I had the wrong link, but I think I fixed it. These homes are unbelievably priced and in a good school district. If any of you go up to see them please let us know what you think!

  • These homes are <a href="http://monarchrh.com/about_new_urbanism.php"&gt; new urbanism</a> gems! The designs are beautiful, the price is right and the space is ideal. Thanks for sharing these, Candy. Take it from us-new urbanism developments are really worth investing in nowadays.

  • These homes are <a href="http://monarchrh.com/about_new_urbanism.php"&gt; new urbanism</a> gems! The designs are beautiful, the price is right and the space is ideal. Thanks for sharing these, Candy. Take it from us-new urbanism developments are really worth investing in nowadays.

  • I am glad we're on the same wavelength on these points.

  • I am glad we're on the same wavelength on these points.

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