suburban living

Explore These Spooky Spots in WalletHub’s 5 Best Texas Cities for Halloween

By Shelby Skrhak / October 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

There’s a ranking for everything nowadays, and that suits us just fine, as WalletHub named Irving and Plano among the top 20 cities nationwide for celebrating Halloween. The personal finance website compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 20 key metrics, ranging from candy and chocolate stores per capita to average price per Halloween party […]

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Westlake is one of America’s Priciest Suburbs, But What About Highland Park?

By Joanna England / August 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

Now, we love Westlake, which has one of our favorite gated communities — Vaquero Club. It’s borderline perfection, with sprawling estates with incredible design and execution everywhere you look, plus a Tom Fazio-designed golf course. But, in this list from Veranda, they rank Westlake as the most expensive suburb in Dallas. Yes, we do love […]

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McKinney, Texas: Best Place to Live in America? What Really Happened There at a PRIVATE Pool Party This Weekend?

By Candy Evans / June 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

UPDATE: Comes word from Robert Wilonsky at the Dallas Morning News that civil rights groups and activists are demanding a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the police action in McKinney — as they should. Many people feel (as I do) that the officer, Eric Casebolt, way over-reacted and should likely find another line of […]

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Will Incoming Governor Greg Abbott Make Duncanville Hip Again?

By Candy Evans / November 5, 2014 / 1 Comment

That’s where he went to to high school, and had his entire class down with him in Austin last night. (He grew up in Wichita Falls. ) I happened to have been in Duncanville yesterday afternoon, looking at real estate with Monte Anderson and Daniel Flores. Getting warmed up for the write up — I […]

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When Building Successful Communities, Education is Everything For Republic Property Group

By Joanna England / July 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

Republic Property Group — developers of masterplanned community Light Farms in Celina, TX — has donated $2 million to Prosper ISD as well as the land for a new elementary school. The campus, which will be located within RPG’s sustainably oriented Light Farms development, a 1,070 acre community with tons of family friendly amenities.

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Do We Demonize the Suburbs? Sad, Because That’s Where the Immigrants Are in North Texas

By Candy Evans / July 1, 2014 / 12 Comments

Really thoughtful piece by Jacqueline Floyd, who lives in “a peaceful Denton County suburb”, in Sunday’s Dallas Morning News. She says that after all of last week’s Rah Rah Urbanism activity — you know the New Cities Summit and the U.S. Conference of Mayors — that there is a looking-down-the-nose at suburban dwellers element going on. Kind […]

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