Suburb Sunday

McKinney Has a Mix of Historic Downtown Homes, Well-Taken Care of Classics, and Gated Estates

By Shelby Skrhak / November 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

There’s a lot to love about McKinney, the Collin County seat that’s got one of the best historic downtown squares hands down. There are about 120 shops and two dozen restaurants in this commercial downtown district. The agenda here: Shop the clothing boutiques at 540 Mercantile, enjoy dinner at The Pantry Restaurant, stop for coffee at fILTER(ed) […]

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Try Addison for Affordable Rentals Near North Dallas

By Shelby Skrhak / October 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Since Sunday night, almost the minute that the tornado sirens went off across North Dallas and surrounding cities, we started posting information on our social pages and website to help the many thousands of readers affected directly by this multi-tornadic storm like we’ve never seen before. For this week’s edition of Suburb Sunday, we looked […]

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Among the Largest Suburbs in the Metroplex, Lewisville Has Rich History and Like-New Homes

By Shelby Skrhak / October 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

When the Denton County city of Lewisville was officially incorporated in 1925, the government’s first ordinances regulated medicine shows and set speed limits for automobiles at 18 mph. But it’d already been a bustling town with a gristmill, several cotton gins, and two saloons. With many of its original structures still standing, downtown Lewisville, called […]

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Suburb Sunday Takes Us to Kennedale Full of Family Homes to Love

By Shelby Skrhak / October 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Kennedale has really good dirt. Known for mineral-rich land and a long-running brickyard that thrived on ideal soil for making bricks, Kennedale is home to about 8,000 residents who appreciate the quaint bedroom community’s proximity to Mansfield, Arlington, and Fort Worth. The southeastern Tarrant County city is named for a Kennedy — a settler named Oliver […]

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Haltom City Ghost Town Roots Help Round Out This Featured Suburb Sunday

By Shelby Skrhak / October 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Haltom City, located just five miles northeast of Fort Worth, has a ghost town in its historical roots. You see, Haltom City’s school district is named Birdville ISD, the scarce remains of a former 1840s-era town called Birdville. (Two churches and a cemetery make up the rest of this ghost lot.) Located to the southeast near […]

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You’ll Want to Come Home to These 3 Plano Houses After a Long Workday

By Shelby Skrhak / September 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Plano has plenty of superlatives like the safest city, the best place to live, and best place to buy a home in America, but the Collin County city has another interesting superlative — #2 hardest-working city in America according to Kempler Industries. Actually, six of the country’s 10 hardest-working cities are in North Texas, including Dallas […]

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