For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we took a look at MLS-listed homes in Farmersville, the far east Collin County town near Lake Lavon. This town of 3,000 residents seems like it’s strapping in for growth from the future Collin County Outer Loop, a designated freeway that will loop Preston Road in Celina, east to US 75 near Melissa, curving down to Farmerville near SH 78 and landing south near the Collin and Rockwall county lines.
Searching for properties to feature, we read a lot of agent buzz about “excellent investment opportunities” on ag-exempt land near the future Outer Loop and soon to be completed US 380 expansion. For one 123-acre lot listed for $3.08 million, the listing agent Shinn Team of Farmersville Real Estate Company writes, “Take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of the growth of Farmersville.”
Indeed by the looks of the homes on MLS, there are nearly more homes pending contract than there are existing homes for sale. Of the approximately 150 listings on MLS, about a dozen are large acreage lots for development, 30 are new construction homes going up, and another 50 are pending contract or contingent. While Collin County suburbs are no stranger to growth, it seems like Farmersville is looking attractive to more people seeking large lots and a rural vibe to suburb living.
Address: 2409 County Road 645, Farmersville
- 5 bedrooms, 4 baths
- 5,000 square feet
- 2.46 acres
Located just south of US 380 and equidistant between SH 78 and the new loop, this sprawling, 2001-built country home is listed by Daniel Fainshtein of Redfin Corporation. Inside, exposed brick walls and tile floors give the large open living area personality while offering sweeping views of the surrounding acreage and backyard pool. A bright chef’s kitchen features white cabinets, a large butcher block island, and stainless steel appliances including gas stovetop, oven, warming drawer, and dishwasher. The home also features a steel-framed storage space, a basketball court, playground, and private pond.
Address: 1324 Willow Lane, Farmersville
- 4 bedrooms, 4 bath
- 3,111 square feet
- 1.04 acre
Located north of US 380 in Willow Brook Estates, this 1992-built home listed by the Shinn Team of Farmersville Real Estate Company has been recently renovated including freshly painted walls, cabinets, trim and exterior, new wood floor, carpet, blinds, and tiled bathrooms. Walk in to find high ceilings and beautiful natural light courtesy of all the windows in the open living area. The eat-in kitchen has gorgeous views of the expansive back yard and adjoining undeveloped pasture.
Address: 19201 County Road 646, Farmersville
- 4 bedrooms, 2 bath
- 2,357 square feet
- 1.2 acres
Located south of US 380 near the future Outer Loop, this 2015-built home listed by Stephenie Barker of Re/Max Town and Country would be a great home for commuters who work in the city and want the country lifestyle on a one-acre lot. Case in point, it’s got more than 50 trees on the land, including Poplar, Live Oak, Pecan, Red Maple, and Pear. The home has a large open concept floor plan with large living area that flows into the breakfast room and kitchen, complete with wood cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances.