With all the fun things to do in Allen, Texas, it comes as no surprise why families love living here. And now that the weather is slowly starting to cool down, Normandy Homes would like to share a list of family-friendly activities to do in Allen for the month of September.
1. Allen Community Ice Rink
The City of Allen Community Ice Rink is the perfect place to kick off fall in September. Grab the family and enjoy hours of fun skating around the rink! The Ice Rink also offers, hockey programs, figure skating and lessons to all ages.
Normandy Homes’ has a new Coming Soon community located right in the heart of Allen, TX! The Village at Twin Creeks will be one of the most prestigious North Dallas neighborhoods and we are thrilled to build our beautiful homes here.
The Village at Twin Creeks has been traditionally designed with an authentic American architecture that any potential homebuyer would love. Twin Creeks is truly a one-of-a-kind community created with timeless streetscapes! Between modern conveniences, energy efficiency, and innovative designs, each one of our homes is distinctively crafted to fit the modern-day homeowner.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County provides safety, healing, and justice to children who have been victimized by abuse or neglect. They strive to create a community free from child abuse. This is something we at Normandy Homes take seriously and are doing our part to help fight against the injustices these children face every day.
Every year more than 3,300 children and family members receive aid due to allegations of abuse or neglect. There are no waiting lists and all services are free of charge for as long as it takes to ensure a child is safe. The folks at Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County work with law enforcement officials and Child Protective Services under one roof to avoid creating additional stress and trauma to already hurt children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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!