You won’t find a better price for a three-bedroom home in a city with a great family-friendly atmosphere, good schools, and a quaint downtown.

You won’t find a better price for a three-bedroom home in a city with a great family-friendly atmosphere, good schools, and a quaint downtown.

The custom home at 1401 Sheppard Lane, Wylie, was built in 1986, and offers two bathrooms, a two-car garage and a 7,481-square-foot lot.

There’s simply no excuse for staying inside as the evenings are getting cooler around North Texas.

The family can enjoy dinner outside on the patio or chase after a puppy in the big backyard. The location, in Wyndham Estates, is close to several parks, Lavon Lake, and Lake Ray Hubbard.


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 Calloway’s Lake and the Viridian master-planned community, Birdville was named for Texas Ranger Jonathan Bird who set up a fort, per Sam Houston’s orders to defend local settlers from attack. The town grew to be the largest in Tarrant County and was named the county seat in 1849.

But as nearby Fort Worth began to grow, ambitious Fort Worth residents called a courthouse election in 1856 proposing their own town as the county seat, sparking a bitter campaign. Here’s where it gets juicy, according to Fort Worth’s city website.

“As legend has it, Birdville had a barrel of whiskey, intended for use on Election Day, but Fort Worth residents learned about it, siphoned off the liquor, took it to their town and gave it to voters,” a Fort Worth library article states. “Fort Worth won the election by a narrow margin. Jubilant residents rushed to Birdville, loaded the county records on a wagon and proceeded triumphantly to the new county seat.”

So, Fort Worth stole their whiskey and their county seat, and Birdville dwindled until it was annexed into Haltom City. So while the community is no longer, the name stuck to the local school district which serves Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and parts of Hurst and Fort Worth.

Today, Haltom City is home to approximately 43,000 people and growing, as construction is underway for an upscale master planned community called “High Pointe” with homes from David Weekly and K. Hovnanian Homes. Here are three homes we found in Haltom City that offer a great quality of life for an amazing price point.

Address: 4404 Starlight Drive, Haltom City

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 2,847 square feet
  • $350,000

A lucky buyer already snagged this great house listed by Cassie Samons of JP & Associates Realtors Justin, but it’s too cute to pass sharing with you. In front of this 1962-built midcentury home stands a beautiful massive tree that’s seen this house through the decades. Inside, a dramatic modern wrought iron staircase greets you as you look down the brick-lined hall, through the cedar paneled family room, and straight out onto the golf course. To your immediate left are the formal and dining areas made light and bright by a wall of windows. In the second living area, cedar and brick give wonderful texture to this room that overlooks the newly remodeled kitchen and the large deck. The downstairs master has a bonus room and a decadent oversized shower. Three bedrooms are upstairs with two full baths that have been updated.


This is the perfect location for an executive home: geographically in the center of everything at the Shops at Legacy, Legacy West, and the Golden Corridor, but specifically located outside of the shops proper, where parking can be a challenge. Luckily there’s a two-car garage in this three-bedroom, three and half-bath townhouse, listed for $399,000 by Russell Rhodes of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas.


This 4,491-square-foot Castle Hills home at 2308 King Arthur Blvd. is made for relishing in long Independence Day weekends: a Fourth of July neighborhood parade in the morning, sipping tea (literally or metaphorically) on your back patio in the afternoon, and food trucks and fireworks at the Village Shops that night. This five bedroom, four and half-bath two-story home is listed for $750,000 by Russell Rhodes of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas. (more…)

Russell Rhodes of Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty Texas has listed this 1985-built, completely updated home near Park and Preston in Plano for only $315,000. The 1,878-square-foot home at 4561 Early Morn Drive has three bedrooms, two baths, and is located in highly-rated Plano schools with walkable retail.

This home is located in my first neighborhood as a homeowner, so I can attest to the fact that Studio Movie Grill, Katy Trail Ice House Outpost, and Blue Goose are walkable across the street for the perfect dinner, movie, and drinkssss night out. (Man, I miss those days.) (more…)

Affectionately known as “the Mound” by locals, Flower Mound in southeastern Denton County earns a lot of superlatives: Money’s No. 16 best place to live in 2018, Niche’s #14 best public schools in Texas, and CNN Money’s best places to retire. And yes, there is a mound. A 12.5-acre hill in the center of town. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re highlighting three great homes on the market full of high-end finishes, classic style, and great architecture. I think a Sunday drive is in order.


Beauty Inside and Out in This ‘Showstopper’

Address: 5300 Clear Creek Drive, Flower Mound

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 5,523 square feet
  • $1.04 million