Much is said about small-town living, and it’s a major reason people move to the suburbs. The upside is you get a lot of house for your money and many are family-friendly communities that make for a nice place to raise kids.
We’ve found a small-town house (that’s anything but small) in Providence Village at 10325 Nantucket Dr. This Colonial-style home has 2,263 square feet on two stories with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a powder room, and it’s under $200K.
Providence Village is a Denton County master-planned community of about 5,750 people and 1,700 homes. It is located along U.S. Highway 380 near FM 2931, about halfway between Frisco and Denton.
The owner of this home, Angela Swenson, says she bought this home because it’s a “real neighborhood—the kind that the rest of America wishes still existed.”
Swenson has an elementary-aged son, and said the community in Providence Village is ideal for him.
“We have blue-ribbon schools, all in walking distance, awesome houses for cheap, and almost every home has kids, so kids are everywhere on their bikes, playing with friends in their yards or at the parks with very little supervision,” Swenson said. “It’s the community for kids and families—we have a waterpark with huge water-slides, seven catch-and-release lakes filled with fish, huge Easter-egg hunts and fireworks displays, and Santa Claus rides down the street in a sleigh giving out inexpensive toys at Christmas.”
This house was built in 2004 and Providence Village is a resort-style community with everything Swenson mentioned, plus four swimming pools, three tennis courts, three dog parks, four baseball fields, four soccer fields, four basketball courts, a clubhouse, community dock and boat ramp for Lake Providence (a 25-acre lake), greenbelt, jogging/bike path, 11 parks, and playgrounds.
Swenson is a Realtor with United Real Estate, and is the listing agent for this house. She put it on the market Feb. 5 for $197,500. HOA fees are $60 per month and cover full use of facilities, maintenance of common areas, and management fees.
This Colonial has super-cute curb appeal, with lots of landscaping (pictured above is her Texas sage in full bloom). As you can see by the photos of her neighborhood at the end of this post, the entire area is clean and well-maintained. That waterpark looks so fun.
This house has an open floorplan with carbonized bamboo in the living room, which has soaring ceilings and big windows. The house is updated with designer fixtures, paint colors, and polished marble in the bathrooms. Downstairs is also a formal dining room and study. Upstairs, the loft overlooks the living room and opens to the balcony. The house has a fire sprinkler system, Energy Star appliances, a radiant barrier, and a storm door.
The house is two blocks from Providence Elementary in Denton ISD, which earns an 8 out of 10 from greatschools.org. It’s also one block from the clubhouse and waterpark, pictured at the end of this post.
The back has a covered deck, sprinkler system, and more landscaping, much of it drought tolerant.
Take a look at the photos and let us know what you think. It’s a whole lot of house for under $200K!