When the grand Aledo estate at 107 Nueces Trail was listed for the first time ever, Southern Living magazine called it “Every Texan’s Dream.” They quoted listing agent John Zimmerman, who was with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty at the time, telling the Dallas Morning News it was “the biggest residential estate in Parker County that I can remember in the last 25 years.” He likened it to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill County Resort, just north of SA’s outer 1604 loop. Methinks it’s more reminiscent of the La Cantera Resort and exotic like the Eagles’ Hotel California album cover — without all the connotation.

The Mediterranean estate naturally piques the interest of neighbors and all that see it on the horizon, and rightfully so. With a mission style silhouette set against the rolling plains west of Fort Worth, this 19,265-square-foot custom estate was meticulously-built for a Texas oilman and philanthropist. But simply type the first few letters of a Google search about the property and you’ll understand the folklore that surrounds the home: Who owns 107 Nueces Trail Aledo Tx, Nueces Trail Aledo builder, Biggest house in Aledo all pop up as popular search suggestions. Here’s a look inside the seven-bedroom, 12-bath “biggest house in Aledo” now on the market for $6.99 million, marketed by John Zimmerman of Compass Real Estate Texas.

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612 Rockledge Court in Point Vista at Parks of Aledo (photos: Norman & Young)

Point Vista at Parks of Aledo is where nature calls home.  If you’re tired of large cookie-cutter homes and concrete, this is the neighborhood for you.

Point Vista — The Place To Be

Located in the burgeoning town of Aledo, just 13 minutes west of Fort Worth, the Parks of Aledo neighborhood was established to meet the demand for quality homes close to pocket parks that fit into the landscape — not destroy it.

Point Vista at Parks of Aledo is an extension of the original neighborhood.  You will still find curvilinear streets surrounding pocket parks and a world-class mountain bike trail that stretches for miles and miles.

You probably remember my 1,000-plus word ode to Parks of Aledo from 2018 if you’ve followed this blog for a while.

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Inspired by what inspires - greatness

More than just homes, the Parks of Aledo has captured the neighborhood culture so many developments strive for. (Photos courtesy Parks of Aledo)

Are you, like me, tired of hearing the same old blah-blah from builders and developers when they try to sell you on how different their new community will be? How their newest community was inspired by older neighborhoods and how it will be designed unlike any other development in the history of ever?

I get that every new residential development has to have a shiny, exciting mantra and theme, promising buyers a world-class living experience like never before.  I get that developers and builders are just trying to sell the public on the greatness of the next new thing.

But seriously? Do we have to hear it every time? How this-or-that community is different?

Ironically, new developments in Tarrant & Parker Counties are populated with pretty much the same handful of builders — local and national — and therefore the homes all look relatively similar to the previous development that was inspired by history and designed to be different.

That is, until now …

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203 Links Court is very relaxing

The Spanish Ranch home at 203 Links Court in Aledo, TX

There is nothing relaxing or refreshing about playing outdoor sports this time of year.  Just walking from building to vehicle I would imagine most of us lose a few pounds.  Hitting the links (that’s hipster lingo for “golf”) in summer months can be quite brutal.

However, there is one place where the links can be the perfect place during these temperate months.

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Aledo is a wonderful place for views

159 Crooked Creek Lane in Aledo (photos: Showcase Photographers)

While Aledo isn’t technically in Tarrant County (okay it’s totally not in Tarrant County) sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

Today we will have #ParkerCountyTuesday instead of #TarrantCountyTuesday.  Hope you will forgive me. I think you will after you see the lovely Mediterranean home in the exclusive gated community of Creekside in Aledo.

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Aledo

To many, Aledo may conjure up images of newly minted communities of rather large houses. In fact the town — to the west of Fort Worth, placed partly in Parker County, partly in Tarrant County — has a history extending back to 1882, the year of its incorporation. Working ranch land like stand-out Stone Ridge Acres at 4007 S FM 5, dot the surrounding environs. Ranch houses appear to have undergone a major metamorphosis from the days of Giant‘s Riata or, indeed, Dallas‘ Southfork. (more…)

Aledo real estateUnless you are a devotee of early Saturday Night Live skits, you might be too young to remember a late-night infomercial character named Tom Vu. He was a Vietnamese immigrant with an amazing rags-to-riches story. In his infomercials, a happy, rich-looking Vu stood on a huge yacht, surrounded by babes in bikinis. (Or he was in front of a mansion with a Bentley in the driveway.) Vu’s ads promised that you, too, could learn the secret to making millions in real estate just by attending his free seminar… which was a come on for a $16,00 real estate investment course. And probably a rip-off.

While Tom Vu is no longer in the real estate business—he was sued by some former students, investigated by the government, and later reincarnated as a professional poker player—his “real estate theories” of finding and buying “distressed” properties—foreclosures, bankruptcies, divorces, tax liens—and selling them to profit off other’s miseries remains a signature Vu hallmark. (No duh.) That’s why, from time to time, we bring you a listing from the Tommy Vu files when we uncover a really good deal. (more…)

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Despite what it looks like, no, this gorgeous ranch in Aledo is not a dream. It is totally real, and it is truly amazing. This award-winning ranch in Aledo is just a short drive from D/FW International Airport and sits on 176 acres. It is the ultimate equestrian experience, a world-class training facility for those serious horse people. I mean, this is the Landry Center and Cooper Clinic for horses and it’s gorgeous, too!

Jump to see more photos of this incredible property marketed off of MLS by Williams Trew for $15.9 million.

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