Farmersville, Texas, may sound like the name of a fictional town in a movie, but it’s an actual place in Collin County, about 45 miles from the heart of Dallas.
It’s close enough to Wylie and Rockwall if getting your milk from the grocery store rather than the cow is your thing.
It’s also got some pretty amazing homes with great prices on sprawling acreage. There is land, people. Your kids can run around in the backyard and have large pets. They can probably even play in the street in some neighborhoods without consequence, but you didn’t hear that from me.
Check out this four-bedroom, two-and-one-half bathroom abode on Waterford Street for just $220,000.
Down On The Farm
We all know that location matters, but it’s all so relative to what’s going on at this particular time in the life of the potential homebuyer. I get it; this home may be more appealing to a young family who wants to raise goats than a 20-something graphic designer who dreams of a balcony apartment in the city.
It may also appeal to someone who wants to raise their family in a low-crime area with an A-ranked school district.
It’s a big house for a small family, and it’s affordable – offering an opportunity to put those extra funds toward your kids’ college education or a family vacation to Disney World.
Your $220,000 can stretch a long way with this gorgeous home on 9,000-plus acres. There’s a butler’s pantry that separates the dining room from the country kitchen. The master bedroom has French-door access to an adjacent bedroom that would work well as a nursery, sitting area, or office.
Main Street City
Farmersville definitely faces some challenges. It’s growing, but there’s not a huge influx of tax dollars. Some business owners will say that Farmersville lacks a niche or a destination element; others will tell you it thrives in antiques and annual festivals like Old Time Saturday and Audie Murphy Day.
“I envision it as a place where not just individuals from out of town can shop and dine, but residents of the city can come with their families for entertainment and remember the rich history that our downtown has to offer,” said Main Street Director Dana Mingo. “We want to make Farmersville a great destination.”
Mingo has held her position for about a year. She recently conducted a survey to gather information from stakeholders in order to plan long-and short-term goals for downtown Farmersville.
“We are a Texas treasure, and we want to expand on that,” she said.
Jerry Durham with Era Starcrest Realty is listing 603 Waterford St., Farmersville, for $220,000.