Community

Grand Central Park Offers a Tranquil Setting for a New Home in Houston

Nestled in north Houston is one of the area’s most talked about new communities, a neighborhood that offers something for everyone. Grand Central Park, home to two distinctive series of home designs from Darling Homes, offers a relaxing environment tucked away from the demands of the hectic outside world.

Wooded landscapes, sparkling lakes and miles of wooded trailways await at Grand Central Park. A planned Town Center will offer all of today’s conveniences close by, while the best in shopping, dining and entertainment are just a short drive away.

Lake Conroe – which offers plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating and canoeing – and WG Jones State Forest are also nearby.

For new homebuyers in Houston, Darling Homes is offering its signature patio homes and luxury patio homes at Grand Central Park.

A total of five distinct floor plans are offered in the builder’s patio home collection. Starting at approximately 2,400 square feet of living space and stretching to more than 3,000 square feet, each of the homes offers three bedrooms and up to three baths. Prices start in the high $300,000s.

Debuting in early 2018, Darling Homes’ luxury patio homes are even larger while still maintaining a lifestyle-focused design. The homes offer up to four bedrooms and four baths, along with larger living spaces and covered patios for outdoor entertaining.

Grand Central Park is conveniently bordered by I-45 and Loop 336 between the city of Conroe and The Woodlands providing excellent access to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. With more than one third of the land dedicated to a nature preserve, residents can look forward to ample green space and gorgeous views with over 10 miles of hiking and bike trails, charming hidden ponds and lakes as well as the future walkable, urban Town Center. The unique blend of distinctive home designs, exceptional community amenities and abundance of natural beauty is sure to appeal to every life and style.

 

Darling Difference

Darling Homes Wins Big at 2017 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards

Darling Homes continued its success at the 2017 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards, winning 11 awards for design and sales excellence including a Grand Award for top builder.

With its Grand Award win as the top volume builder of the year, Darling Homes took home the most prestigious award of the night. It was the second win in a row for Darling, which currently offers distinctive communities across the Greater Houston Area. The only other builder to accomplish back-to-back wins in the category was Taylor Morrison in 2010 and 2011.

Darling Homes also won for Volume Builder Product Design awards in the $400,000 to $500,000 category for its Grand Central Park model and in the $600,000 category for its Stillwater model. Keeley Motton was named Marketing Professional of the Year and the builder also took home Garden Home/Patio Home of the Year for its Whisper Rock at Riverstone model. Darling Homes won in six additional product categories, netting 11 overall wins and being named a finalist in 13 other categories.

Second Straight Year of Excellence
In 2016, Darling Homes also earned the grand award for top volume builder of the year and was celebrated for its unique and quality craftsmanship for best-in-product design, interior merchandising and outdoor living spaces.

The company also won for Sales Brochure of the Year and was recognized for best billboard, radio commercial and marketing campaign for its “Luxury in Bloom” Home Tour. Additional wins included special recognition for Rookie Onsite Sales Professional of the Year and Mortgage Specialist of the Year.

In all, Darling Homes garnered 15 wins and finished as a finalist in 15 other categories in 2016.

Demonstrating the Darling Difference
Now celebrating its 30th year of building distinctive homes for discerning Texas homebuyers, Darling Homes sees each home it builds as a truly personal expression of each homebuyer’s life. Darling’s building professionals take the time to personalize each home in a way that fits the unique lifestyle of each homebuyer.

From exclusive collections of incredible home designs developed by an in-house architecture team to its professionally curated Design Gallery, Darling Homes has the quality materials and designers to guide homebuyers through every step of building their dream home.

At Home

Edgestone at Legacy to Offer Upscale Living with New Amenity Center

Looking for the best in Frisco living? Discover the beauty, convenience and lifestyle that awaits with Darling Homes in Edgestone at Legacy, the new home community built around how today’s homebuyers want to live.

Explore the Amenity Center in Edgestone at Legacy
Edgestone at Legacy is a 307-acre master planned community in west Frisco that features lush landscaping, neighborhood parks, upscale amenities, hike-and-bike trails and stunning home designs by Darling Homes.

The centerpiece of Edgestone is a beautifully appointed amenity center that offers luxurious world-class activities for its residents.

This spacious facility includes a resident center perfect for hosting events, attending community classes or getting in a great workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Residents can relax on weekends at the resort-style infinity pool complete with cabanas, a tanning ledge and more. The amenity center’s wrap-around patio provides ample space for get-togethers including a barbecue area for cookouts, as well as a cozy conversation area nestled around an impressive outdoor fireplace.

Edgestone at Legacy’s amenities were constructed with both children and adults in mind. Along with nature paths, incredible views and a sense of serenity, there is a multitude of options for entertainment. Miles of hike and bike trails and a scenic pond provide a beautiful backdrop for the children’s play area, which is a perfect place to climb, imagine and play with neighborhood friends.

Beautiful Home Options in Edgestone at Legacy in Frisco
Priced from the low $600,000s, Darling Homes in Edgestone at Legacy offers seven stunning floor plans with traditional exteriors and charming architectural details such as breathtaking archways, show-stopping views and thoughtful transitions throughout.

The one- and two-story homes offer up to five bedrooms, 4.5 baths and up to three-car garages. Inside, the Darling touch is everywhere. These home designs were created to maximize livable areas and create an overall flow that is both functional and a delight to explore.

Each home offers its own unique set of lifestyle options, whether it’s a hearth room, game room, media room or extended covered patio. Design options are also available for the homes, which can stretch up to 4,000 square feet. Plans start at approximately 2,900 square feet and can extend to more than 4,000 square feet with select design options.

Entertainment in the City of Frisco
Edgestone at Legacy residents enjoy convenient access to Frisco’s eclectic dining scene, world-class shopping and retail centers, and one-of-a-kind entertainment venues including those planned at Frisco’s $5 Billion Mile, home of the Dallas Cowboys’ 91-acre team and corporate headquarters, The Star.

Employment Centers Near Frisco
Located a short distance from major thoroughfares, Legacy Drive, Stonebrook Parkway, the Dallas North Tollway and the Sam Rayburn Tollway, residents of Edgestone at Legacy will enjoy a quick commute to major employment hubs in Frisco, Plano and Downtown Dallas.

For more information about Darling Homes at Edgestone at Legacy in Frisco, Texas, please call 214-705-0669 or take a tour of the model home, which is located at 4189 Hazlewood Avenue, Frisco, TX 75034.

Lifestyle

McKinney, Texas – One of the Best Places to Live in America

Located 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel. Beautiful tree-lined streets, excellent schools, a growing business environment, a charming historic downtown and a close-knit community contribute to its popularity.

Named the #1 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine in 2014, McKinney provides the perfect balance of lifestyle and convenience.

What makes McKinney so attractive to home buyers? With a healthy local economy, highly acclaimed schools and first-class sporting and entertainment venues, the city maintains a small-town ambiance that continues to attract new residents.

McKinney’s historic downtown area provides an array of trendy cafés, high-quality shopping, and nightlife with an array of eclectic bars and live music. A vibrant arts scene, serene parks, and events year-round, including the McKinney Brunch Fest, make the city a lively destination you’ll love coming home to.

McKinney Brunch Fest at Tucker Hill
Enjoy an out-of-this-world culinary experience at the McKinney Brunch Fest at Tucker Hill.

McKinney Brunch Fest is coming to Tucker Hill on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event is designed to celebrate all things blissful about brunch with cuisine from eight restaurants and famous local food trucks. Festival goers will also enjoy live music by N’awlins Gumbo Kings and Layne Elizabeth, 40 famous boutiques and artisan shops and Darling Homes model home tour.

Experience a day of culinary indulgence with EJ Wills Gastro Pub, Soul Bowl, Chez Flo Crepes, The Egg Stand, Ice Cream Wasted, Coalition Coffee, Bahama Bucks and brunch cocktails will be poured by Rye. Craft Food & Drink.

Bring your appetite to McKinney’s most delicious event. Top culinary experts from various restaurants will be providing demonstrations throughout the day. The exciting line-up includes Chef Jeff Qualls from Rye, Craft Food & Drink, Chef Andrea Shackelford from Harvest, Food and Lifestyle Expert Coryann Ettienne from Ettiene Market, Regina Schneider from Zin Zen Wine Bistro, Jennifer Sharpe from Pampered Chef and students of the Texas ProStart program.

This family-friendly event includes lawn games kids will love and home tours of Darling Homes beautifully decorated model home at Tucker Hill.

Commemorate the day with photos of your brunch bunch at the photo booth.

McKinney Brunch Fest at Tucker Hill is coordinated by SBG Hospitality in partnership with the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Beautiful Homes by Darling Homes at Tucker Hill
Tucker Hill is known for its nostalgic small-town feel, with tree-lined streets, wide sidewalks, neighborhood parks, an emphasis on nature, and homes with inviting front porches designed to be gathering spaces for neighbors and friends to visit.

Priced from the low $400,000s, Darling Homes at Tucker Hill offers eight spectacular home designs inspired by period-specific architectural styles including English Tudor, Spanish Mission, Four Square and more. Ranging from approximately 2,100 to 3,600 square feet, the one- and two-story homes feature classic, Grecian doorway moldings, beautiful columns and exquisite interiors for the discerning homebuyer.

Designs incorporate top-of-the-line home features including elegant entryways, charming front porches, spacious family rooms, gorgeous gourmet kitchens, extended outdoor living areas and 3-car garages.

Explore Life in the Charming Town of McKinney
Conveniently located just off 380, in between the Dallas North Tollway and Highway 75, Tucker Hill residents enjoy a short commute to major employment centers like Frito-Lay, Toyota Motor North America Inc., J.C. Penney, Oracle Corporation, Tyler Technologies and more.

This ideal location ensures residents will spend less time driving and more time enjoying life at home and within their community.

Those looking to call Tucker Hill home will also have access to top-rated schools within Prosper Independent School District, including Baker Elementary School, Rogers Middle School and Prosper High School.

Ready to take the next step? Visit our model home located at 7212 Ripley Street McKinney, Texas 75071 or for more information visit www.darlinghomes.com

Community Lifestyle

Frisco – One of the Fastest-Growing Cities in Texas

Are you searching for a peaceful retreat amid the city buzz of North Dallas? One North Texas city, Frisco, just happens to fit the bill. Conveniently located in the heart of Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) area, Frisco is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.

Frisco is the Place to call Home

Once a stop on the railroad coming and going to Dallas, the growth in Frisco exploded around 2000. The charming city has seen rapid commercial and economic growth without losing its small-town charm. That’s one of many reasons why Frisco has become one of the most sought after upscale suburbs in North Texas.

Whether you’re a sports aficionado, foodie, shopaholic or art connoisseur, Frisco has something for you.

Home to the Dallas Cowboys corporate offices and training center, the Frisco  Roughriders and FC Dallas, Frisco is an ultimate destination for sports fans. If you have shopping on your mind, visit Frisco’s more than nine million square feet of retail space throughout the city. The art lover in you will surely fall in love with city’s growing arts and culture scene that includes nationally recognized Texas Sculpture Garden. In short, Frisco offers an excellent quality of life, with abundant access to plenty of entertainment options.

Beautiful Homes at Chapel Creek in Frisco

With a booming housing market and tons of incredible neighborhoods to choose from, Darling Home’s Chapel Creek is an upscale, luxury community located in Frisco, Texas, between Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway.

Chapel Creek is a beautiful and prestigious community featuring distinctive home designs that blend European-inspired design and rustic, elegant details.

You can savor the luxuries of peaceful living in this perfectly tailored North Texas neighborhood. With home sites featuring creek views, this haven of Old World-inspired architecture and European parks creates the ultimate escape from city life.

Chapel Creek provides a highly desirable location with convenient access to the area’s major thoroughfares leading to DFW International Airport, Love Field and Downtown Dallas.

Darling Homes Chapel Creek community offers elegant lifestyle with eight beautiful, spacious open floor plans to choose from. Each plan offers grand entries that lead to open-concept floor plans with gourmet kitchens, expansive family rooms, hearth rooms, first floor media rooms, guest casitas, courtyards and exceptional outdoor living spaces. Homes range in size from approximately 4,000 to 4,700 square feet and are priced from the $740,000s. Move-in ready homes are available.

The Future of Frisco

Known for exemplary schools, pristine parks, ample retail and variety of sports and entertainment venues, Frisco, Texas has grown into a place where many people want to reside. The next chapter in Frisco’s success story is the $5 Billion Mile.

The $5 Billion Mile includes some of North Texas’ biggest projects, including the Dallas Cowboys headquarters and practice field mixed-use project The Star. The Frisco Station corporate campus and Wade Park, located at the Tollway and Lebanon Road also are within the mile-long stretch.

Buzzing with economic and cultural attractions as well as Darling Homes’ latest home collection at Chapel Creek, Frisco is the place to be in north Dallas.