Pecan Square by Hillwood Has a Unique Flavor That Brings Together This Northlake Community

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Hillwood Communities’ new Pecan Square community has a spirit animal – a ’53 Chevy pickup that serves as a traveling ambassador, making appearances at community events. They explain it’s a “reminder of how good things just get better over time.”

It’s a perfect example of the authenticity and connection that homeowners seek nowadays. They’ll find that sense of connection at Pecan Square, Hillwood Communities’ 1,200-acre development in the Denton County Town of Northlake.

Hillwood Communities aptly named Pecan Square for the many pecan trees preserved on the southern Denton County land, which is located just one mile west of I-35W and FM 407. That connection to the land is one way that Pecan Square sets itself apart as a community for homeowners.

The Square

This new Northlake community blends old rural tradition with modern conveniences. As a reminder of times past when towns were built around a central downtown square, Pecan Square is centered around a gathering place called “The Square” where residents have a place to meet, grab a coffee, and spend time together.

There are touches of the past, like the community center that incorporates an old existing horse barn, intermixed with modern amenities like resort-style pools and open green and event spaces for frequent planned community activities. Additionally, Pecan Square will be adding a brand-new fitness center in the near future.

Pecan Square has incorporated modern luxuries, too. A parcel delivery space and a co-working facility opening in Spring 2020 are nods to new residential trends that have homeowners wanting package delivery services and ways to accommodate workers who telecommute or work for themselves.

The Homes

With homes starting in the mid $200s up to the $600s, Pecan Square homes incorporate a range of home styles, including traditional, transitional, and European-inspired styles from 10 different home builders. They include Ashton Woods, CB JENI HOMES, D.R. Horton, David Weekley Homes, Drees Custom Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Plantation Homes, Pulte Homes, and Toll Brothers.

“Instead of taking a cookie-cutter approach to designing this community, Hillwood Communities is delivering a unique and special neighborhood suited for diverse, multi-generational living,” Northlake Mayor Peter Dewing told the Cross Timbers Gazette Newspaper.

Whether you’re seeking a cottage-style three-bedroom built by Ashton Woods, a Georgian-style townhome by CB JENI Homes, or a transitional 3,800-square-foot home by Drees Custom Homes, all of the styles and floorplans are available through online 3-D tours that let you step into your dream home before ever breaking ground. You can view floorplan options that allow you to sort by builder, price point, lot location, and more on Pecan Square By Hillwood.

Living Here

Inside each home, you’ll find the latest modern home technology that comes standard in Pecan Square. This includes half-gigabit internet with full interior WiFi coverage, Ring Video Doorbell, Alexa-activated Echo Show, programmable thermostats, and more. It’s technology like this that makes it just a little bit easier to communicate with others and feel at home.

Of course, schools are a priority for parents who want the best for their children. Pecan Square homes are zoned for highly-rated Northwest ISD, which boasts a 95% parent satisfaction rate. Students will attend the newly opened Lance Thompson Elementary in Hillwood Communities’ nearby Harvest community in Argyle, Pike Middle School, and Northwest High School.

That is, until Pecan Square’s new elementary, middle, and high school are built there in the neighborhood, where kids can walk to school together and cheer on their hometown high school team in their own neighborhood football stadium. It’ll be Friday Night Lights exemplified in Northlake’s newest community.

For this reason and many more, Pecan Square is creating a new kind of community, one that is unified by space, technology, and lifestyle elements to make their houses a home for many.


Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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