5 Reasons Why Families Want to Live in Allen, TX

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You may be wondering what attracts so many people to Allen, TX. The answer is simple. An excellent school district, convenient location, and superior safety record are just the start. With a population of 87,213 and a median household income of $101,636, this DFW suburb may be the perfect fit for you and your family. Normandy Homes is now building in three Allen communities: The Village At Twin Creeks, Cypress Meadows and Cottonwood Crossing. Before you start researching these lovely communities, here’s a look at why families want to live in Allen, TX.

How Many of These 2015 Home Design Trends Have You Tried?

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Ever heard of the phrase, “out with the old, in with the new?” This couldn’t be more applicable to new home interior design trends. It seems that as quickly as something becomes a trend, it disappears into home décor oblivion. The following are the latest and greatest trends of 2015. Take these into consideration as you begin thinking about your new Normandy home and how to decorate it. 1. Gold fixtures Retro continues to make a comeback with this design. Look for bright gold with a sleek finish to ensure extra shine. In the past, the only options most homeowners were given was silver or stainless steel. Now, you can mix and match or make a bold statement by going strictly gold.

Normandy Homes Has Beautiful New Homes Available in Mustang Park

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Mustang Park is an award winning master planned neighborhood offering brand new luxury homes in Carrollton. Some of the amenities include a resort style pool, playgrounds and green space throughout. Its central location provides a quick way to get to dining, shopping, and entertainment areas. Some of these include The Shops at Willow Bend and Stonebriar Centre. Here’s a look at some of the available homes currently offered by Normandy Homes.

3 Reasons Why Families Want To Call Carrollton Home

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There are several different factors that go into deciding where to purchase a new home. Safety, school district, and cost of living are just the tip of the iceberg. You may be hearing a lot of discussion regarding the race to move into the northern Dallas neighborhoods, but there’s one city that consistently ranks at the top of the best places to live in DFW: Carrollton.

Local Community Spotlight: Toyota Stadium – Home to FC Dallas

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When you purchase a new Carrollton home, you’ve not only chosen one of the best places to live in DFW, but you also get to enjoy the nearby attractions such as Toyota Stadium. This 145-acre sports and entertainment facility is located on Main Street and Dallas North Tollway in Frisco, and is a 15-20 minute drive from Mustang Park in Carrollton.

Local Area Spotlight: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Nebraska Furniture Mart has opened its doors for thousands to come and peruse the many products, appliances, and electronics they sell. The megastore is located on state highway 121 in The Colony, Texas. Expect to stay at least two hours, as the store has endless exhibits and displays for you to browse.

Local Area Spotlight: The Shops at Legacy Events

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A popular area attraction for several Normandy Homes communities, including our new Mustang Park community, is The Shops at Legacy located in Plano. With delicious restaurants, energetic entertainment venues and a variety of boutiques, The Shops at Legacy is one of the most unique shopping centers in North Texas. They also always have fun, different events and sales going on each month. Take a look at the ones for July!

How To Throw A Fourth of July BBQ In Your New Carrollton Home

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You’ve spent countless hours packing, moving and then unpacking. And now, you are finally settled into your new Carrollton home. What better way to get to know your new neighbors than by throwing your own Fourth of July BBQ next week? Normandy Homes would like to welcome you to the community by giving you a few tips on throwing an amazing BBQ to leave a lasting first impression.

Family Fun at Hawaiian Falls Near Our New Mustang Park Community

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There is a beautiful new Carrollton community, and you’d better believe Normandy Homes is in it! While Mustang Park is filled with many luxurious amenities, it is also located in a great area for some summer family fun. Hawaiian Falls The Colony is only a short drive away for our Mustang Park residents and is the perfect place to kick off your summer! There is no better way to get out of the summer heat and cool off than by going to one of the best rated water parks in Texas. Hawaiian Falls The Colony has many thrilling water park attractions. Featuring multiple water slides, a family wave pool and a lazy river, there is something fun for everyone. The older kids will love the thrill rides, including the Whirlwind 360, the Hawaiian Halfpipe and the Torpedo. For the younger ones, there is an interactive Keiki Kove rain fortress that will keep them entertained all day long!

5 Patio Decor Ideas For Your Mustang Park Home

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Warmer weather, clear blue skies and sunny days are upon us! If you plan on spending any time at all on your patio, which you will in your new Mustang Park home, then your going to want to take a look at these décor ideas to help create an atmosphere you will love! 1. Tropical Add a touch of fun to your outdoor patio with some colorful accents. Incorporating vibrant colors like tangerine or fuchsia into your cushions will really make your space pop! Modern prints like strips or lively florals will also do the trick.

The Suburbs Or An Urban Community? What’s Right For You?

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If you are considering buying a new home, it’s a smart idea to start thinking about the differences between living in the suburbs and living in an urban community. As one of the finest premiere home builders in North Texas, Normandy Homes is dedicated to helping you find a home and a community that best fits your life! Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when buying your new home. Population Density Urban communities have a significantly larger number of people than the suburbs. While an urban community typically has more opportunities to buy a condo or a townhome, living in the suburbs offers quieter lifestyle with single-family homes being a more common purchase.

The 3 Apps Every New Homebuyer Needs

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These days, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t use a Smartphone. If you are in the process of looking for a new home, your Smartphone will be your new best friend. Put your phone to good use and download these three apps that will help any new homebuyer navigate their way through the entire process and determine which home is the best fit. 1. The Essential Real Estate Dictionary There is a wide-variety of real estate terms and phrases. As a new homebuyer, it’s easy to get lost in translation. The Essential Real Estate Dictionary app allows you to familiarize yourself with the most commonly used language in the real estate world. It will help the process of looking for a home go a lot smoother. By the time you buy your new home, you will be fluent in real estate jargon.

3 Reasons Why Families Are Relocating To DFW

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Between booming businesses, safe urban and suburban communities and a variety of attractions, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has everything and more to make your move worthwhile. Friendly and diverse, relocating to DFW can offer something for every family. This is why we have put together the 3 main reasons more families are relocating to this thriving area.

Near Normandy Homes Communities: The $5 Billion Mile in Frisco

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North Texas continues to grow with The $5 Billion Mile in Frisco, TX. The one-mile stretch along the Dallas North Tollway, from Warren Parkway north and Lebanon Road, has billions of dollars in new development underway including The Star in Frisco, Frisco Station, The Gate and Wade Park. While these four large developments are located in Frisco, Normandy Homes has several communities less than a 30-minute drive away for residents to soon enjoy all that the $5B Mile has to offer.

4 Spring Gardening Tips From Expert Neil Sperry

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We know our Normandy Homes residents are excited to finally experience the warmer weather here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Now that winter is behind us, it is time to start thinking about all the things you can do with your garden. Who better to give spring gardening tips than the expert, Neil Sperry? Neil Sperry is a Texas gardening and horticulture expert, considered by many to be the definitive word in Texas horticulture. Neil is known for his books, magazine, radio program, and annual garden show.

What Young Homebuyers Want In A New Home

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Millennials are quickly emerging as the majority of young homebuyers in the real estate world. According to the National Association of Realtors, Dallas has a large number of Millennials living in the city with strong job growth. This means more builders are catering towards young homebuyers’ needs as they’re looking or purchasing a new home. Fast Information Gathering When it comes to buying a new home, young homebuyers typically don’t call up a professional immediately. They look for information online from resources such as Houzz, Pinterest or blogs. More often than not, they’ll contact real estate professionals only to receive validation on their own choices. Keeping them involved throughout the entire process, is the best way to keep them engaged.

Nebraska Furniture Mart Opens Near Normandy Homes Communities

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Nebraska Furniture Mart, the biggest store in Texas, is now open to the public. Normandy Homes' communities could not be more excited! With all of your furniture options at the tip of your fingertips, the Nebraska Furniture Mart is every shoppers dream come true. Conveniently located near many Normandy Homes communities, the newest store is in The Colony, Texas. With what may have seemed like the longest soft opening in retail history, Nebraska Furniture Mart's strategy was to prepare the 2,300 employees to handle the high demand. While the store has not set an official grand opening date just yet, it is open every day to the public. Look out for their Pre-Grand Opening Prices!

Top 7 DFW Attractions For Families

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Now that we are putting the cold, winter days behind us here in Texas, we can start to look forward to all the fun things the DFW area has to offer this season. Normandy Homes has communities all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so we thought we’d share our top picks for DFW attractions that you and your family can enjoy this spring! 1. Klyde Warren Park Enjoy the fresh Dallas air this spring at the innovative Klyde Warren Park. The park features large open green spaces where families can spend time doing free activities. Including a fitness area, putting green, Ping-Pong tables and much, much more! Not to mention, your family will love getting to try all the different food truck options!

Coming Soon: Cottonwood Crossing In Allen, Texas

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Normandy Homes is thrilled to announce the newest Coming Soon community, Cottonwood Crossing in Allen, Texas. Being the thriving city that Allen, Texas is, Normandy Homes is happy to provide a community offering residents various area amenities. Cottonwood Crossing Community The Cottonwood Crossing community will be conveniently located within minutes of HWY 75, allowing residents to experience all that Allen, Texas has to offer! This new community is the ideal location for families looking to find a home in a warm and inviting neighborhood. Located near many beautiful parks and other amazing amenities, there is something for every family to enjoy. Our younger residents will be placed in the Allen Independent School District; with a 98.5% graduation rate, Allen ISD is a well-respected district that provides a high quality-learning environment for all students to exceed in.

5 Easter Events In Plano For The Family

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Spring has finally arrived, which means the Easter Bunny will be arriving this weekend! With Easter just two days away, Normandy Homes has rounded up the top Easter events in Plano for you and the family to enjoy. 1. Bring out the flashlights because there will be an Adults-Only Evening Egg Hunt on April 16th from 7:15pm to 10:30pm at Heritage Farmstead! Hunt for hundreds of hidden eggs in the dark around the museum property. Each egg will contain a special prize inside (certificates, coupons and more!). So don’t forget to bring a basket because this is one Easter event in Plano you do not want to miss!