Little Elm is known as one of the oldest towns in Denton County, but most of its residents and infrastructure arrived only in the past decade. In the year 2000, Little Elm had a population of 3,600. Ten years later, Little Elm had 26,000 residents. And nowadays, put that number at 46,000 residents living in one of the fastest-growing cities in north Texas. Here are three great homes we found in Little Elm that show lakeside living can be quite affordable.

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For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re headed to the bedroom community of Keller. This quiet city of 45,000 residents has no major highway running through it, which helps keep this community of active neighborhoods among the best places to live in Texas. Check out these three great homes that show how lovely life can be in Keller.

Mediterranean Stucco Is a Standout

Address: 2007 Karnes Drive, Keller

  • 4 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 4,650 square feet
  • $785,000

Rosalyn Gauntt of Century 21 Judge Fite Co has listed this 2000-built Mediterranean-style stucco and stone facade home with a gated courtyard entryway. Enter through the private courtyard into this two-story home with a stunning wall of windows overlooking the resort-style saltwater pool and custom cabana. The chef’s kitchen has a double oven, built-in microwave, Kitchen Aid 5-burner gas cooktop, and custom cabinetry. The kitchen opens to one of two living rooms with a stone fireplace and hardwood floors. (more…)

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we found fabulously diverse architecture in these three Irving homes in the popular neighborhoods of Hackberry Creek in north Irving near 114, Fox Glen in central Irving near O’Connor Road, and University Hills in east Irving near the University of Dallas. Which do you prefer?

A Mid-Century Modern Marvel in Fox Glen

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Hurst is the featured city for this week’s Suburb Sunday, and for good reason. It’s been ranked one of the best places to raise a family for its stellar H-E-B ISD schools, safe community, and central location for commuters. With its nearby neighbors Euless and Bedford, Hurst makes up the popular mid-cities often referred to as H-E-B. Residents love the abundance of shopping and stores near Northeast Mall and throughout the city, but with a small town feel — the best of both worlds, really. Here are three great homes in the $250k-400k range that we found in Hurst. Which is your favorite?

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The great thing about writing Suburb Sunday is diving into a city’s history to see if its past has interesting gems that explain the town’s present-day tapestry. Grand Prairie’s history doesn’t disappoint. When the railroad came to town in 1876, officials called it Grand Prairie instead of the settlement’s given name Dechman because of its location on the vast grand prairie of land that stretched into West Texas. That rolling landscape of grassland became a three-block town by the turn of the century, and then a booming aviation community by World War II, when the Naval Reserve Airforce Base and supporting businesses came to town. In fact, there was such a boom for housing at wartime, Avion Village builders assembled a wood frame home in a record 58 minutes. Today, Grand Prairie still has its aviation roots with Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, and Vought Aircraft among its largest employers. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’ve found three great homes in Grand Prairie that surely don’t touch that previous home-building record. (more…)

You don’t typically think of bargain-priced properties when it comes to Westlake. Known as one of the most affluent suburbs in the Metroplex and home to celebrities and athletes alike, Westlake doesn’t have any homes priced under $1 million. At least not on the market right now. However, these three outstanding estates are great value for the purchase price, whether they’re priced below market value or they’ve been reduced several hundred thousand dollars. They’re not in everybody’s price range, but they’re three great homes to dream about for this Suburb Sunday.

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Affectionately known as “the Mound” by locals, Flower Mound in southeastern Denton County earns a lot of superlatives: Money’s No. 16 best place to live in 2018, Niche’s #14 best public schools in Texas, and CNN Money’s best places to retire. And yes, there is a mound. A 12.5-acre hill in the center of town. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re highlighting three great homes on the market full of high-end finishes, classic style, and great architecture. I think a Sunday drive is in order.

 

Beauty Inside and Out in This ‘Showstopper’

Address: 5300 Clear Creek Drive, Flower Mound

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 5,523 square feet
  • $1.04 million

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Euless’ Trinity High School football team can enliven any Friday night with its Polynesian pre-game tradition — a Tongan War Dance. In fact, they’ve earned national attention for it, highlighting the fact that Euless has the largest concentration of Tongans outside of Tonga. It’s just one element of the special fabric that makes up Euless in Tarrant County. Centrally located and near one of the largest employers in the Metroplex, American Airlines, Euless attracts a large swath of people looking for new, affordably-priced homes full of modern amenities. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re headed to the “E” in H-E-B: Euless.

 

This Could Be Your Multigenerational Home

Address: 907 Red Maple Road, Euless

  • 4 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 3,607 square feet
  • $498,000

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