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It’s rare to find a truly groundbreaking living experience. A legitimate innovation in the fundamental structure that makes up a community.
Yet Darling Homes’ City Collection achieves just this. Available within two beautiful Fort Bend County master plans, our upscale urban dwellings offer an undeniably singular combination of contemporary sophistication with an exciting yet versatile lifestyle.
Join us on an adventure into a new foray of metropolitan living. To meld the best of vibrant city dynamics with the calming serenity of suburban bliss.
The Definition of Modern Living
The core philosophy driving The City Collection’s elegant aesthetics is to craft homes that are easy to care for without compromising quality architectural details. Provide a curated selection of home designs that performs well visually as it does with regards to creature comforts and modern needs.
City Collection homes offer the flexibility of lock-and-leave living while maintaining design details fit for refined tastes and expectations.
Enjoy all the beauty that comes with the Darling Difference nuanced with a firm understanding that some people live more on the go than others. The opportunity to upgrade your space with the help of a professional consultant at Darling Design Gallery is also a bonus.
Sought-After Daily Experiences
Understanding how the modern homeowner operates plays a major role in how City Collection house designs are put together. From sliding glass doors that open with ease out into the courtyard to paying special attention to every ray of natural light that enters the home.
Versatile entertaining spaces for cozy evenings alone or intimate get togethers. Convenient second-floor owner’s retreats. Chef-inspired kitchens food connoisseurs love to cook in. Spectacular exterior design – varied across the community to create an enchanting convivial streetscape.
It’s an opportunity to purchase your own personal canvas on which to practice the art of living.
Choose from a Pair of Desirable Locations
Both locations offer proximity to major highways and are premier destinations to live, work and play.
Let’s delve deeper into what makes each location special.
The Cultural Diversity of Missouri City
Named “the most ethnically diverse county in America,” by the New York Times, Fort Bend County offers a unique blend of cultures that showcases a different vision for the future of Texas.
Approximately one-third of the county’s residents were born outside of the United States and the demographics of the region are so diverse, you can find people with roots from all over the world.
From food to music to art and a dynamic think-tank of cross-cultural idea sharing, Missouri City, TX offers the same breadth of diversity found in giant cities without all the stresses that come with life in a dense urban environment.
Missouri City is home to big-time celebrities, too. Singer, songwriter and record producer Travis Scott is from Missouri City and last year he was ceremoniously handed the keys to the city. During his acceptance speech he said, “This is better than any award show I’ve ever been to. My only job is just to inspire kids to be the best they can be, to reach their ultimate height.”
Hop on the Sugar Land Train
Sugar Land is one of the fasted-growing cities in Texas and one of the most-affluent, too. With rapid population growth and a rise in employment opportunities to match, the city is a fantastic base for settling in for a bright future.
While Sugar Land is of course known as the headquarters for the famed Imperial Sugar Company, a large percentage of the city’s residents are educated white collar employees working in Houston’s energy sector. Schlumberger, a major oil services enterprise relocated its offices to Sugar Land in 1995 and many other large businesses have followed suit. In fact, Outlook Magazine and Texas Business both named Sugar Land as one of the top ten cities in Texas for relocating or growing a business.
But it’s not all work and no play in Sugar Land. The town loves their minor-league baseball team, the Sugar Land Skeeters, and a variety of events are held annually at Constellation Field.
- Sugar Land Skeeters at Constellation Field | 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land | 281.207.9128
A massive development project called the Imperial Market is underway. When open, the complex will add an additional urban facet to this growing Houston suburb.
Delicious Eats and More
We asked residents of both City Collection communities to share some of their favorite neighborhood restaurants and attractions. Missouri City and Sugar Land are just a few miles apart so homeowners at either Imperial or Avalon at Sienna Plantation can easily access both locations.
- Smart Financial Centre | 18111 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land
- Sugar Land Town Square | Highway 6 and U.S. 59 | 281.242.2000
- The Sugar Refinery | 2248 Texas Dr., Sugar Land, TX 77479 | 281.212.3662
- Free Fitness on the Plaza and more year-round events
- Imperial Farmers Market at the Imperial Park Recreation Center | 234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land
- Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center | 198 Kempner Street, Sugar Land | 832.742.2800
- Harvest Natural Market | Opening this Summer | 4603 Sienna Pkwy, Missouri City
- Constellation Field | 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77498 | 281.207.9128
- Lowe’s at Colony Square | 16510 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479| 281. 494.3232
- Whole Foods Market at Azuma on the Lake | 15900 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478 | 281.491.5577
Top Fort Bend County Employers
- Methodist Sugar Land Hospital | 16655 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479 | 281.274.7000
- Fluor Corporation | 1 Fluor Daniel Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77478 | 281.263.1000
- Schlumberger Technology Center | 110 Schlumberger Drive, Sugar Land | 281.285.8000
- Nalco Champion Plant | 7701 US-90 ALT, Sugar Land, TX 77478 | 281.632.6500
- Memorial Hermann Sugar Land | 17500 West Grand Parkway South, Sugar Land, TX 77479 | 281.725.5000
- ABM | Houston Office | 8101 W Sam Houston Parkway S Suite 150 & 190, Houston, TX 77072 | 713.776.5100
- St. Luke’s Hospital Sugar Land | 1317 Lake Point Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77478 | 281.637.7000
- Accreda Packaging, Inc. | 12682 Cardinal Meadow Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77478 | 713.580.4800
- Baker Hughes | 12645 W Airport Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478 | 281.276-5400
- Applied Optoelectronics, Inc | 13139 Jess Pirtle Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478 | 281.295.1800
Explore Which City Collection Community is Right for You
Each City Collection community is special in its own way. Imperial is smaller and features an incredibly close-knit sense of community, whereas Avalon at Sienna offers access to a dizzying array of resort-inspired amenities.
Ideally, you’ll visit and tour both to get a more personal feel for which is a better fit for your personality and needs. In the meantime, here are the main highlights that distinguishes each of these deluxe upscale urban communities.
Avalon at Sienna
- Gated, lakeside living
- Five beautiful community pools for relaxation and lap swims
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- Tennis courts and sports fields
- Serene collection of parks and multi-use trails
- Excellent access to the Fort Bend Toll Road and Highway 6
- Tree-lined boulevards and an abundance of parks and walking paths
- Gorgeous amenity lakes and Oyster Creek
- Proximity to Constellation Field for the Sugar Land Skeeters and other events
- Weekly Farmers Market
- Close to major transportation corridors, Highway 6 and Highway 90
- Innovative plan designs
Make Your Move to The City Collection
Get in touch with a Darling Concierge today. Send an email to [email protected] or call 713.401.2008 today.
Living at Somerset Green in Houston offers some of the best the city has to offer – all within minutes of your front door.
Somerset Green isn’t just about finding your perfect home, it’s also about finding your ideal community. The location gives you an urban setting and easy way to navigate the vibrant downtown Houston area via quick access to both I-10 and the I-610 Loop.
That means Somerset Green is next to some of Houston’s most desirable destinations including Memorial Park, Washington Corridor, the Heights, Buffalo Bayou Park, the Galleria and Uptown Park, the Energy Corridor and downtown Houston. It’s an urban setting but one that offers the feel of a quaint, connected community.
Somerset Green’s ideal location offers Houston homebuyers elegant architecture and a beautiful sense of home within minutes of The Heights, Downtown Houston, The Galleria and Memorial Park. Each area offers some of the best attractions the city has to offer.
Houston Heights or The Heights, is a just a few miles from downtown Houston. There, one can experience a small-town feel with a unique charm that has attracted a growing number of businesses to move into the historic area. Craftsman-style bungalows and Victorian homes line the boulevard where Revival Market, a unique experience that offers a butcher shop, espresso bar and grocery store, now attracts daily shoppers. The Heights also offers other unique attractions like the boutiques Hello Lucky and Oolala, both carrying specialized and one-of-a-kind items that one can’t find anywhere else.
Shopping Downtown during lunch breaks or a rainy day is perfect with The Shops at Houston Center. This center, tucked into a beautifully designed office complex, offers shopping and dining options that won’t disappoint. Dining includes Bullritos, Brooklyn Meatball Company, Leaf & Grain and many more. Shops include Trudy’s Boutique, Funatics, Jos. A. Bank., Designs by Dorli and many more.
Houston shopping hits an all-time high with The Galleria. This mall is a magical oasis for shopaholics with stores for everyone to enjoy. From Apple to Zara, this three-million-square-foot mall has over 300 different stores. The Galleria offers so many options that it’s currently the largest mall in Texas and the seventh-largest mall in the United States! During the holidays, The Galleria is an enchanting wonderland complete with the tallest indoor Christmas tree in the United States surrounded by a gleaming ice rink.
Looking to make the move to Houston? Explore the elevated options at Somerset Green offered by Darling Homes in Houston or call 713-401-2008 today.
Darling Homes is bringing its brand-new City Collection of homes to the highly desirable area of Las Colinas in Irving. The Terraces at Las Colinas offers homebuyers timeless designs in homes that are lock-and-leave ready, providing the feeling of suburban comfort in an urban setting. Homes are designed with architectural authenticity and are built to give residents access to an active lifestyle.
The popular City Collection will feature low-maintenance, luxury living in stately two-story homes that boast open floor plans, high-end finishes and designer details. Potential homebuyers will have the option to choose from approximately 2,300- to 2,800-square-foot residences all featuring spacious kitchens, large master suites, bonus rooms and covered patios.
Conveniently located just minutes from the DFW airport, Las Colinas in Irving offers its residents an exciting and luxurious escape. The master-planned urban center is the perfect blend of beautiful residential pockets situated alongside soaring towers while offering the finest dining and entertainment amenities.
Las Colinas also provides gorgeous and accessible outdoor activities for all to enjoy. From stand-up paddle boarding to Gondola rides through the Mandalay Canals, there are plenty of options to be a part of nature, especially if you’re a fan of the water. Las Colinas offers 56 picturesque small lakes throughout the area as well as jogging trails and public and private parks.
When exploring Darling Homes at The Terraces at Las Colinas, one will experience an innovative mixed-use community of new homes set in the bustling Irving area. The community will feature winding trails and a boardwalk situated along green space, as well as a park that provides a harmonious blend of walkability and open space.
The Terraces at Las Colinas prime location allows swift access to the George Bush Turnpike, I-635, SH114, Hwy 35, and is less than half an hour away from downtown Dallas, Coppell, Grapevine and Southlake. The community offers a gateway into a thriving urban community with adventures around every corner.
To learn more about The Terraces at Las Colinas call 469-252-2255 or click here.
Darling Homes is bringing its new Modernist Collection to Parkland Village in Bridgeland. This Cypress, Texas community is home to leading schools, world class amenities and plenty of opportunities for adventures in nature.
With all of the exciting features that Bridgeland has to offer, it just gets better with Darling Homes’ Modernist Collection. This collection of homes features clean, straight design lines throughout the home with more open spaces and volume than traditional designs. The Modernist Collection provides character and balance as you move through the home. The homes are designed to carry and cast both natural and artificial light and shadow throughout the interior spaces to create interest and a playfulness in texture while also providing the perfect canvas for buyers to personalize each home with their own tastes, art and belongings.
Walking through one of these homes will exude the feel of stepping into a museum that homeowners can complete with luxurious yet comfortable furniture pieces. Finishes and fixtures in the home will help add to the museum-feel finish. This includes sleek, cabinet fronts paired with large format stone tiles that will be similar in look to the countertops, large-scale fireplace walls that include tile and large cedar beams, wood throughout the entire first floor and lots of black plumbing.
Even though these homes are designed differently from other Darling Homes collections, they still will maintain traditional room counts. For example, two bedrooms on the first floor, an owner’s bedroom suite, large and open kitchen/family/dining areas, three-car garages and game and media rooms.
The outdoor living space included with the homes is designed to feel like part of the spacious interior, blending the outdoor and indoor spaces together so they feel work to create the perfect atmosphere.
The exteriors of the Modernist Collection are striking and interesting, complimenting the interior of the home. Elevations are carefully designed with roof pitches, colors, features and materials that will stand out from everything else available in the marketplace. At the same time, these homes provide the perfect balance in color, texture, proportion, movement and contrast, creating a playfulness not seen in traditional streetscapes.
Parkland Village at Bridgeland will feature hiking and biking trails, a fitness center and 900 acres of lakes and waterways that will provide many opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation in nature. If you’re interested in bird-watching, you’ll find over 140 different species of migratory birds feeding or gliding across the lakes. Other community highlights include a kayak launch, a beautiful resort-style swimming complex, a basketball court and an event hall and lawn.
In addition, Parkland Village in Bridgeland is attempting to set the standard for sustainable communities with its self-sustaining irrigation system, making it the first community in Houston to embrace the use of recycled water from community lakes for irrigation.
Looking to experience an enhanced lifestyle where community and nature thrive? Join Darling Homes’ Parkland Village at Bridgeland interest list as the Modernist Collection is coming soon to this beautiful Cypress community.
St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas is bigger than life. In fact, it’s the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Southwest! This year, The Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Taking place on Saturday, March 16, the parade is presented by the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association (GAABA), a Texas nonprofit organization.
The purpose of the parade is not only to celebrate the holiday, but also to raise money for the GAABA Scholarship Fund. More than $115,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to Dallas Independent School District students.
The Southwest’s largest St, Patrick’s Day parade almost ended before it could gain its legendary status. When the parade first began in 1979, it was nothing more than just a few cars, drinks and a dream. As word spread about this small neighborhood celebration, attendance began to increase. As attendance grew, neighboring residents voiced their concerns about the parade to the Dallas City Council and it was shut down in 1987.
Luckily, a group of local business owners formed the GAABA and fought to persuade the city to accept the parade’s application. The public’s demand for the parade also helped sway the decision to bring it back through their idea of an “un-parade” where make-shift floats read “this is not a parade”. Soon after, the city granted the permit for the 1989 Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Now, 40 years later, the parade continues. This year’s event is sponsored by numerous local radio stations, Comerica Bank, 7-Eleven, iHeartRadio, The Dallas Mavericks, Visit Dallas and many other local businesses.
More than 1,700 people participate in the parade itself and there are more than 90 parade float entries to pass through the 2-mile parade route, overlooking the crowd of 125,000 or more people in attendance. The festival starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m., starting at Blackwell Street and Greenville Avenue before finishing at Yale Boulevard/SMU Boulevard.
After the parade, the festival continues with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Concert. This year will feature performances from Just Like P!nk and more who will cover 40 years of music featuring hits from Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, P!nk, Muse, Nirvana, Prince, The Beastie Boys, Queen, Michael Jackson, Salt-N-Pepa, Rage Against the Machine, Aerosmith, Nelly and many more.
Interested in attending this huge St. Patrick’s Day Celebration? Click here for ticket sales.