Up in Allen, there’s a three-bedroom, two-bathroom rambling ranch-style house just waiting for you to call it home.

Behind the alley, there’s a three-acre greenbelt the city is said to be converting to a park so swing sets galore. Of course, it’ll have that new mulch and not the hot beads of gravel most of us grew up with. Kids today have it so easy. They never head home with gravel embedded in their knee or having witnessed the daring kid shoot it out of his nose.

ANYWAY, this house has a terrazzo tile entryway and an arched brick wall separating the entry from the living. In case you haven’t heard or seen just about everywhere, terrazzo is having a moment.

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CelinaIt’s both the town that was country enough to appear in a Kenny Chesney video, but fancy enough to be home to two acclaimed vineyards — and people move to Celina every year for that small town feel with the big city amenities.

Halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma, Celina is a straight shot up State Highway 289, and is also right on the Dallas North Tollway extension. Dallas is 45 minutes away and Denton is 35 minutes away, making it easy to enjoy the country life while still being able to access all the shopping, entertainment and more that the city has to offer as well.

And did we mention Celina’s longtime pastime? Because quite possibly the best entertainment to be had in Texas comes on Friday nights in a small town, and Celina offers up some of the best small-town Friday night football in the state, with eight state championships and 40 playoff appearances under its belt.

So for this week’s Suburb Sunday, we trek to Celina, where depending on where you live, you could be in Celina ISD or Prosper ISD. Three homes, three different price points. Which one is your favorite? (more…)