It starts getting quieter the minute you turn off the northern-most stretch of the Dallas North Tollway, about 30 miles north of Dallas, and head west towards Pilot Point on 380, or University Boulevard. If you go west, you’ll be in Denton, which is I guess why the road is (aptly) named “University”. Go east, there’s McKinney.
A bit north of 380 is Aubrey, where you are away from the maddening crowds of city life.
That highway gets quieter as you turn north. But then it gets even more remote: the asphalt gives way to gravel, and soon you have meadows and trees on either side!
And then, the horses. This is North Texas horse country extraordinaire because of the unique soils found here called sandy loam. It has sand and silt, but lower levels of clay. It doesn’t crack when dry and hard, which means horses’ delicate hooves don’t get caught in the cracks. This eliminates potential injuries. Loam is considered ideal for gardening and agricultural uses because it retains nutrients well and retains moisture, while still allowing excess water to drain away.
And here, on what was once part of a 70 acre tract peanut farm, are 10 verdant, hilly acres where you can have horses and country ’till the cows come home. Enjoy the woods, trees, sandy loam and nature, but when you walk in your door at night, a special home with all the haute conveniences of a chic Preston Hollow, Park Cities or Plano mansion await you.
This is 5000 Bridle Path, Aubrey. Not in MLS yet, the custom built and designed home is being offered for sale as an off-market listing With Ebby Halliday’s Evan Stewart.