Neighborhood Alert! Hills of Breckinridge is Close-In Sleeper Community: Gated, Great Schools, Go There This Weekend!

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62 Dunrobin $1,490,000

See these three gorgeous homes in the Hills of Breckinridge? All three will be open this Sunday, June 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm!

Last week, at the National Association of Real Estate Editor’s Denver conference, we heard from experts that Millennials were — surprise, surprise! — finally buying homes. Just taking them a little longer. And when they buy homes, they are not necessarily the urbanites we might think they are. They like the ‘burbs!

Doug Yearley, CEO of Toll Brothers, one of the country’s largest homebuilders, says Baby Boomers have been the backbone of the housing industry for decades. But Boomers, not Millennials, are fueling the high-rise wave. 

49 Dunrobin $1,265,000
21 Dunrobin $939,000

“It’s a huge housing demographic,” he said. “Boomers are driving business today as they are moving downtown. They are buying in the active adult communities and they are buying second homes.”

Millennials have delayed their home-buying entrance about a decade behind what the boomers did —

“I had my first home at 26,” Yearley said. “Millennials are a decade behind that, which is affecting the market.”

But buying they are, some even trading places with their parents.

So it is with great trepidation that we tell you about a close-in neighborhood boomers and millennials would BOTH love: The Hills of Breckinridge. It’s a custom gated community on the border of  Richardson (read: Plano ISD) and Garland (read: Garland ISD). The area is secluded, quiet, exclusive, wooded, and the homes will knock your socks off with their amazing pricing!

There are 93 homes in the neighborhood. In fact, homes in the Hills of Breckinridge seldom come on the market. And when they do,  they are rapidly gonesville.

“It’s a very private subdivision,” says Ebby Halliday agent Tracey Shuey, who lives in The Hills of Breckinridge. “And it’s a very seasonal, spirited neighborhood loaded with events every few months, all with great turnout! There is even our very own Thanksgiving turkey trot.”

The development is located across the street from the 455-acre Breckinridge Park in Richardson. There is a private pond, a community pavilion, even a jogging trail. Millennials, we are told, love jogging trails.

The parcels are hefty half acre lots with trees galore, and a spring-fed creek runs throughout the subdivision. 

“There is great access to all metroplex attractions via George W. Bush freeway,” says Tracey.

It’s also an easy commute to downtown Dallas via Central or through 3 main arteries- 75 Central, SH78, or  I-30 via George Bush. 

“Shop or dine at Cityline, or in downtown Plano,” says Tracey. “There are also three golf courses nearby, Eisemann Center, and great medical care access.”

Current listings hover around $1 million plus, though we have one here for $939,000. For the money, these homes are loaded to the limit with great interior finish-outs plus loaded kitchens, baths, formals and outdoor experiences that will beat the price of Park Cities or Willow Bend homes hands down.

The Hills of Breckinridge is well known among locals as one of the top luxury home neighborhoods in the North Richardson area.  The area was developed back in 2001, when true custom home builders such as Creswell, Penhollow and PB Builders, to name a few, constructed luxury homes for entry in the Parade of Homes. The area quickly morphed into a private, gated community of 93 homes complete with that spring-fed creek across from a huge park.  You can find a blend of many different architectural styles including modern, Austin contemporary, Greek Revival, Spanish Eclectic, Mediterranean and more.  This is not, repeat not,  your ordinary cookie cutter suburban neighborhood.

“It’s a hidden jewel,” says Ebby agent Shelly Seltzer. “No one knows it exists. Neighbors hang out in the pavilion, many with dogs, during evenings. Often you hear the laughter down there, but most of the time, Breckinridge is the quietest, most peaceful spot in the Metroplex.”   


Come out to the Hills of Breckinridge this weekend on Sunday, June 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, and see how luxury daily living can be so close, but yet so far. Tour three shining examples of how wonderful life can be when you get back to the Hills… of Breckinridge:

Heated Floors, Exercise Room, Outdoor Living Fantastic!

62 Dunrobin $1,490,000

62 Dunrobin: Welcome to the ultimate custom luxury living for under $1.5 million. Really, you will do a double take when you see this home. Formals, decked gourmet chef’s kitchen just updated in 2012, beamed ceilings, gorgeous woodwork, huge master retreat with spa bath including heated floors and steam shower, all overlooking a sparkling Pebbletech pool and spa. There is even a safe room off the master. Five bedrooms, study, four full and one half baths, all remodeled, four car garage in 7086 beautiful square feet. $1,490,000.

Mediterranean Magic, Hand-Scraped Floors, Designer Kitchen & Retractable Screen Outdoors Creekfront!

49 Dunrobin $1,265,000


49 Dunrobin: Mediterranean sensibility on a creek-front lot. But this house is so custom loaded and the drama of the white and dark kitchen is amazing. Custom iron double front doors, curved stairway, center foyer rotunda, travertine and hand-scraped hardwood floors. Formals, huge granite and Viking kitchen with giant center island, downstairs media room, private study, large downstairs master retreat with huge spa bath.  The outdoor living area features retractable screens (best idea ever) on the huge porch with a stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen, letting you enjoy bug-free outdoor living.  Paradise includes an infinity pool & spa. Five bedrooms, four full and a half baths, 6,086 square feet of Dunrobin love for $1,265,000… with Dunham woods just beyond.

You Won’t Believe: Circular Dining, Spa Experience, Pool & Spa on the Creek Under One Million!

21 Dunrobin $939,000

21 Dunrobin: Bargain of the century here. Fine millwork, wood floors and floor- to- ceiling stone fireplaces, this 4915 square foot home features an open floor plan with two stories of windows overlooking the pool and creek. The dining room is a dramatic circular rendition, the kitchen decked, the private master features a spa bath experience and exercise room. Added plus is the guest room downstairs, game and media rooms up for a total of four bedrooms, four baths and that sparking pool and spa flanking 900 square feet of covered outdoor living. $939,000.


Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. LonestarBabs says

    This would be a great concept for an especially beautiful piece of land bordering a lake in NE Dallas County if only some visionaries and enlightened city officials could be found.

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