Wylie

“What county is Wylie located in?” Typically I can name off the county pretty easily for most all north Texas cities, but this week’s Suburb Sunday had me stumped. Now I see why. “Wylie is a city and northeastern suburb of Dallas, that was once solely located in Collin County, but now extends into neighboring Dallas and Rockwall Counties,” my friend Wikipedia tells me.

Just like the zig zag of Wylie’s city limits, the city is uniquely served by a variety of school districts. For example, most of Collin County Wylie is served by Wylie ISD, though a small portion is served by Princeton and Plano school districts. The Dallas County portion of the city is served by Garland ISD, while the Rockwall County portion is served by Rockwall ISD. Crystal clear, right? (more…)

The city of Rockwall is named for an usual discovery that early North Texas explorers found while digging a well. They came across a natural rock formation with long and narrow stacked rocks that looked like bricks in a wall. Naturally, they named the city for its subterranean wall that still exists below private land. Seems like a solid foundation to name a city and a great foundation for these three homes we’re featuring in this week’s Suburb Sunday.

The Home to Enjoy Marina Living

Address: 633 Courageous Drive, Rockwall

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 3,248 square feet
  • $599,000

Danny Cirulis of Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors has listed this new build from Metropark Builders close to the new Bayside Development at Lake Ray Hubbard. It’s got a huge master suite with a private balcony and luxury bath. A second story living area with large balcony is great for entertaining and enjoying the fabulous views and sunsets. Work from home in the office located on the first floor with walk-in closet, or use it as a fifth bedroom.  (more…)

As far as Dallas suburbs go, Rowlett doesn’t get enough good press. I mean, who doesn’t want to live out by Lake Ray Hubbard, with great schools and a wonderful, neighborly feel? Plus, you can get a lot for your money in Rowlett, as you can see from our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week. 

This listing from Compass agent Bobbie Jo Glover is a fantastic one-story in the lakeside community of Mariner Park, which is perfectly situated within minutes of the President George Bush Turnpike, Interstate 30, and plenty of shopping. Plus, the community amenities of Mariner Park are great — there’s a community pool for those hot summer days. This budget-friendly listing definitely shows what tremendous value you can get in Rowlett

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Heath

green

The Modern Home is set to complete this model home in May.

By Deb R. Brimer
Contributing Writer

Jimmy Tanghongs – president and CEO of The New Modern Home in Plano – is reinventing green homebuilding. Instead of following the industry flow and building traditional energy-efficient houses, he’s forging his own path by developing the nation’s first neighborhood of self-sufficient homes.

One of Tanghongs’ latest custom homes is currently on the drawing board, and will back up to Lake Ray Hubbard. 

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The small rural town of Sunnyvale in Dallas County has a pretty fascinating history, as the amalgamation of the four towns of Hatterville, Long Creek, Tripp, and New Hope in the 1950s. A storm in the 1920s wiped out the most prosperous of these towns, New Hope, where shops, stores, and an annual fair called the Gala Days took place. The rest of the towns came together to form Sunnyvale, a name that the students of Tripp-Long Creek school gave to the town during a citywide school contest. Nowadays Sunnyvale ISD has three highly-rated schools and a population of approximately 7,000. Let’s head to Sunnyvale in eastern Dallas County for this week’s Suburb Sunday and three great homes to consider.

Seven-Bedroom Executive Retreat for Only $700k

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We don’t get to talk about Sunnyvale as often as we’d like, but this week’s Saturday Seven Hundred in the highly sought after neighborhood of The Falls is an expansive home just perfect for a family and for entertaining.

How great is The Falls? It’s rural enough to promise spacious lots and homes, but close enough to major thoroughfares to get you to shopping in Mesquite and Garland, plus all the fun that East Dallas has to offer. It’s also about 15 minutes from downtown Dallas.

The entire enclave of The Falls is bordered by Lake Ray Hubbard on one side and is near several walking trails and a beautiful park complete with tennis courts. Several of the home sites are also tucked among trees and a creek. (more…)

Texas transitional

What luxury community with the hottest new Texas transitional home, is within a half hour of downtown Dallas? You may think it’s Southlake, Lewisville, or Allen. Wrong. It’s Heath! A few luxury custom builders have known for a long time that just across Lake Ray Hubbard, Heath is hot and getting hotter. (more…)