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!
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.
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!
There are many perks when living in one of Normandy Homes’ communities in Allen, TX. The thriving City of Allen has a lot to offer their residents, including shopping, entertainment and great schools. The Allen Independent School District is known to have an excellent learning environment to set up every student for success.
About Allen ISD
With student enrollment consistently increasing each year, Allen ISD has more than doubled their enrollment since 1989. The Allen Independent School District prides itself on a high quality education, giving each student the chance to achieve his or her full potential. Focusing on the development of leadership throughout all students’ education, Allen ISD has a 98.5% graduation rate.
It is important for parents to set a healthy example for kids while they’re still young. Normandy Homes has many communities that make staying healthy and active become more of a lifestyle and less of a chore. Here are a few outdoor activities for kids to help get your family started!
Activities To Do Together
1.Fitness and community centers always have a ton of activities going on. Ask your local fitness or community centers about their outdoor activities for kids and the whole family to do together. If you’re child is too young for this, try to incorporate your baby in your daily workout routine.
2.Take the time to schedule some family playtime. Everyday after dinner, play a family game of tag. This could be a fun new tradition that not only gets the whole family involved but also gets the whole family up and moving!
3.Picnic lunches at the park are perfect for the weekends, especially when you live in a great community! Bring lots of healthy snacks and start a friendly game of soccer with some of your neighbors.
4.With the weather beginning to warm up, enjoy the fresh air and take the dog for a walk around the neighborhood.
The Allen community is home to many local entertainment spots, which is why Normandy Homes is thrilled to be a part of several communities here. Shoppers will experience a dream come true with the variety of shops and dining options around the community. And for those living an active lifestyle, the city of Allen offers many outdoor activities as well.
Local Shops & Dining
The Allen community offers their shoppers everything from big named brands like Neiman Marcus Last Call and J. Crew to small boutiques. The Allen Premium Outlets, a Simon Center, is a popular shopping destination that is filled with 100 impressive outlet stores. At affordable prices, visitors will experience dream deals at the stores they love. Saving 25% to 65% on exceptional brands, people come from all over to shop at the Allen Premium Outlets.
Have you recently moved into a new home? Normandy Homes wants to make sure you know a few of these easy, effective ways to ensure that your new home is a safe place for you and your family!
1. Brighten The Surroundings of Your New Home
Lighting up your surroundings both indoors and outdoors is a cost-effective way to keep you and your loved ones safe. Light timers are perfect to use for your front yard or on your front porch. That way, if something is moving, you will be able to know. So your new home doesn’t appear completely dark from the outside, there are many low lights that are available for you to put inside the home as well. Purchase some energy-efficient light bulbs and brighten up your surroundings today!
Living in communities near Starbucks coffee shops can increase your home value. Yes, you heard that right! In a recent study by Zillow, a real estate database, showed that from 1997 to 2014, 96 percent of houses located near a Starbucks increased in value, while homes farther away only increased by 65 percent. There are said to be a few theories behind this:
It is true; homes near Starbucks tend to be a little more expensive. However, these same houses increase in value at a faster rate than US housing as a whole. Those looking for a new home just might believe that communities near Starbucks means that the neighborhood is improving. And a growing community is extremely important to prospective homeowners.
Hosted twice a year, NY NOW features 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing their very best home, lifestyle & gift lines for the world to see. This year, NY NOW was reorganized into three completely new sections, Home, Lifestyle, & Handmade, for attendees to experience each unique market collection. Because Normandy Homes is always staying on top of the latest home & lifestyle trends, here are some major NY NOW highlights that everyone is talking about.
Accent on Design
The area known as Accent on Design showcased the latest innovative trends from designers around the world. One in particular, is a young artist named Elyse Graham, who is known for producing one-of-a-kind pieces. Shaping plaster inside inflated balloons, she is able to create some stunning vases!
Looking for something fun to do this Valentine’s Day? There are countless exciting Valentine’s Day events going on in your community this year!
1. Pucks N’ Paws Night With The Allen Americans
For the first time in history, you can bring your dog to the Allen Americans hockey game! Not only do you get to enjoy this Valentine’s Day event with your family but with your dog as well! To learn more about this event check out their website and make sure you purchase your tickets before Thursday, February 12th!
A new Normandy Homes community is coming soon to Mustang Park in Carrollton, Texas! Offering many luxury lifestyle amenities and situated comfortably in a prime location within the city, Mustang Park is a great place to call home for those relocating into the area. The new Normandy Homes community, will be located in the heart of North Dallas just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas and West of the Dallas North Tollway.
This has been an exciting and busy week for homebuilders and designers from around the world as they gathered in Las Vegas for the annual NAHB International Builders Show. As the largest annual light construction show in the world, you could only imagine the innovative and creative new home features, gadgets and designs exhibited for the 2015 home! With nearly 1,200 exhibitors gathering at the Las Vegas Convention Center throughout 476,000 square feet, this week has been all about learning new techniques, finding inspiration and networking with industry leaders.
The New Year is upon us and Normandy Homes is excited for some great new home technologies coming in 2015. The yearly CES conference in Las Vegas has shown some interesting new gadgets and upgrades for the smart home this year. Some of the trends continue to strive towards a green living focus while others are embracing the evolution in smart personal devices and integrating them into the home.
Normandy Homes is excited to welcome 2015 with several new additions to its array of home communities in the Dallas area. Whether you have spent a couple of months hunting for the right home or simply waiting for the right time to buy or build, Normandy Homes will be starting off the new year at full speed by rolling out new floorplans, home designs and communities. However, along with new openings come some final opportunities to take advantage of as the new year begins.
If you have been looking for new homes in Las Colinas and Coppell, Normandy Homes has it’s last opportunities available at both Estates at Lake Vista and Villas of Alto Vista communities. Despite the weather and the festivities of the holiday season, December is the perfect time to take advantage of special deals and less competition in the home market. Both communities are getting ready to close-out, so come by and tour the remaining homes in each community to get a sense of Normandy Homes’ quality standard and unique design.
This holiday season keep yourself in shape while enjoying time with your community by participating in one of the many holiday spirited one mile runs and 5Ks going on near you. Several of these races are also a wonderful opportunity to give something back to those who need your support during the holidays. Dress up, bring your furry runners, or simply put your running shoes on and sign up for one of these holiday spirited 5Ks going on for the remainder of December near your new Normandy Homes community:
If you are the family host this holiday season, make sure to equip yourself with a great itinerary of places you can take the troops and show them the best of what Dallas has to offer. Normandy Homes has put together some of our favorite places to explore that will be sure to impress family members of all ages.
The Normandy Homes Star Of The Game Award will be presented every year to a Dallas Stars player who earns the most points through a voting contest conducted after each regular-season game. The award kicked off at Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth last month where team captain, Jamie Benn, receveid the award for 2013-14 Star of The Game. Kari Lehtonen finished second in the voting and Tyler Seguin finished third.
Normandy Homes and Lakeside DFW developer, Realty Capital, were honored to sponsor the celebration for Veterans Day that took place after the Flower Mound Flag Run at Lakeside DFW this past Wednesday. Carrying a flag four times around a 15-mile circuit, which started at the Lakeside DFW community and ran through the streets of Flower Mound, 20 runners honored our country’s veterans. Flower Mound residents and veterans were among the participants, including disabled veteran Jake Murphy who served in Afghanistan.
It’s your last chance move in with your family into one of our brand new homes at the beautiful Estates at Lake Vista in Coppell, Texas! The community will be closing out soon but there are still a couple of quick move-in homes left, including the gorgeous Denali floor plan available now for purchase.
Essential Floor Plan Features
This model is one of the last homes that will provide its residents with beautiful greenbelt-nature preserve views. The Denali model is a 2 story beauty with 2,714 square feet providing plenty of space for 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half bathrooms, and a 2 car garge. A beautiful open family room serves as the center point for the home downstairs and the kitchen has a quaint breakfast area that opens up to a patio and backyard. Upstairs, a gameroom is the perfect play area for the young ones or an ideal spot for a casual family room.