Resort-Style Living Blooms At Craig Ranch In McKinney

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The McKinney market is hot as more buyers look to the burbs for resort style living. And few communities nail the resort lifestyle -— without the pesky maintenance — quite like The Estates of Craig Ranch. 

A Marvel In McKinney

This week’s Friday Five Hundred takes us to one of the best deals in town. A Craig Ranch listing so good, it went under contract with a full price offer in just two days of going active and is set to close on June 1st.

With the Byron Nelson golf tournament moving to Craig Ranch next year, it’s an incredible opportunity for buyers. Listing agent Dave Hemer says, “It should make the list for those wanting to walk to the tournament.”

On April 15, it was officially announced that McKinney’s TPC Craig Ranch will host the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament starting May 2021 through 2026. So it’s only fitting that homes in gated Craig Ranch — like this one at 8608 Wakefield Drive — are moving quick.

Oh, and the fact it backs to a sparkling canal with pristine fountain views doesn’t hurt either! Read on, you don’t want to miss this.

Rare Offering In The Estates Of Craig Ranch West 

If it’s a backyard with a view that you want, homes like this one in The Estates Of Craig Ranch West should be on your radar. For just over $500,000, this one-of-a-kind find has an ideal position on a premier canal lot. The rare, single-story offers waterfront views and all the upgrades but with low-maintenance living in mind. And yes, it puts you within walking distance to the acclaimed Byron Nelson tourney.

Easy Upscale Living At It’s Finest

Other highlights of the McKinney home include a custom patio with space for your grill, surrounded by nature. Plus, you’ll have unlimited access to thoughtful amenities like canal-style ponds, lighted fountains, and waterfalls.

According to Hemer, “Here you will find mallard ducks each day being chased by the local resident ducks. It is also common to see visiting herons daily.” He also adds, “This neighborhood is full of dog owners. Each home has an iron fence vs. tall boarded fences often seen in many other North Texas communities. This design allows for great viewing of the fountains and waterfalls along with an environment where neighbors really get to know each other and interact often.”

“My wife and I purchased our first home here in 2010, moved out of state in 2012, and back to Texas in 2016,” says Hemer. “We bought our second home here in 2016 and it was the only community we seriously looked at as we really love all that it offers.”

Plus, the inside of these homes are equally beautiful. This one in particular has three-bedrooms, two-full-and-one-half-bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a massive home office, and so much more. Indulge in the spa-quality master or relax on the patio with lush views and ample space to unwind.

View This McKinney Gem By Taking The Virtual Tour

The Craig Ranch community overall offers a variety of housing options. In this particular section, there are approximately 270 homes ranging in price from the $470’s to several million dollars.

Be sure to click here for the virtual tour and keep your eyes peeled for Craig Ranch deals like this one. 

Dave Hemer with JP & Associates Realtors has listed 8608 Wakefield Drive for $509,900.


Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications, a freelance copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at

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