“I just loved the vibrancy of the city. I truly thought I had died and gone to heaven.” That’s what Ebby Halliday thought when she first stepped off the train in 1938 and looked at Dallas, the place she would come to call her new home.
If her name doesn’t ring a bell, you are still sure to have heard of her prospering business. You have probably driven passed one of her offices or advertisements—and you have certainly seen the signs in front yards. She was the founder of Ebby Halliday REALTORS® and a valued inspiration to the Dallas community. She passed away Tuesday, September 8, at the age of 104.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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.
As Dallas continues to grow as a national technology hub, two more tech companies originally from San Diego are on the move to Dallas bringing along an intense roster of new jobs. Normandy Homes along with many homebuilders in the area will have to keep up with the fast pace of the booming job market in Dallas in order to accommodate all of those relocating to DFW.
According to The Dallas Morning News, sources indicate the automotive giant, Toyota, is planning to move a significant portion of its U.S. headquarters to West Plano, which means it would locate an estimated 4,000 workers into the area. Hoping to purchase an office site in Legacy business park, the company is currently in negotiations that have been in the works for several months. With thousands of workers from sales, finance, marketing, engineering and product planning moving in along with their families, Plano is bound to see an incredible transformation very soon.
Normandy Homes announces a fabulous collection of homes are underway or completed throughout the DFW area and available for quick move-ins. Featuring a stunning collection of both one and two story options in the best locations, each home is “Classically Inspired – Innovative by Design” and includes a wealth of custom upgrades and special incentives to make buying a new Normandy Home even easier than ever. All communities have a furnished showhome available to tour daily from 10-6 and Sundays from 12-6.
Normandy Homes – an award winning homebuilder with locations across the Metroplex – is Grand Opening its newest community in Plano. The Villas of Pecan Creek is an exclusive enclave of only 33 homesites bordered by a wooded creekside greenbelt within walking distance to Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. Normandy is offering a fabulous collection of three and four bedroom designs from the $310’s - $420’s – many on beautiful sites with views. Both single and two story homes are available ranging from 2,106 to 4,084 square feet with open concept designs and multiple flex room options - all combining to provide the perfect layout for any family’s needs.
Normandy Homes announces the Grand Opening of Lakeside DFW, an exciting new 150-acre community overlooking Lake Grapevine. Conveniently located off FM 2499 and Lakeside Parkway in Flower Mound, this newest Normandy location will feature a collection of one and two-story homes from the $460’s to $540’s.
Lakeside DFW is truly a ‘Live, Work & Play’ neighborhood where residents will enjoy a number of outdoor recreational options including boating, walking, hiking and biking plus a fabulous social experience lakeside dining, music and retail options nearby. An urban village is planned as part of the community to showcase music, art, shopping and dining and a lakeside park will be a perfect spot for picnics, frisbee and people watching. Exemplary schools at all levels will serve this new Normandy location, adding to the many benefits of life at Lakeside DFW.