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Somerset Green VUE Collection Grand Opening Sept 14th

Enjoy a life of elevated luxury with an incredible new home opportunity coming soon to Houston. Featuring an enviable location just minutes from Downtown Houston and close to everything inside the 610 Loop, the Somerset Green community will soon offer the innovative VUE Collection. The stunning new collection is a series of upscale three- and four-story detached homes with an interchangeable stacking design that perfectly combine sophistication and luxury.

You’re Invited to the Somerset Green Grand Opening Celebration

Get ready for the official debut of Somerset Green’s VUE Collection on September 14th from 2 to 4 p.m. Tour the model home to get a peek at your future abode, enjoy upscale events and cuisine, and discover a refined, vibrant lifestyle in the heart of Houston.

During the Grand Opening event, savor the catering and cooking experiences by Monarch hospitality in partnership with long time restauranteur and Somerset Green resident, Bill Floyd. After eating, enjoy champagne & desserts on the 4th level terrace while you take in the beautiful community views. Plus, be sure to indulge in a hand massages and fragrance by Jo Malone of London.

Grand Opening Details:

  • Saturday, September 14th from 2-4 PM
  • Get a taste of luxury with delicious cuisine, champagne, and desserts
  • Enjoy special giveaways and surprises
  • Tour the model home and experience the community

From well-appointed, open-concept floorplan designs to a community-centered neighborhood with premium amenities, Somerset Green will elevate your everyday life.

Enjoy Distinctive Living with a Collection of Innovative Floor Plans

Somerset Green features a collection of architecturally diverse detached three- and four-story home designs, all with open-concept living and distinctive details. The home plans range from approximately 2,600 to over 3,300 square feet and feature two to five bedrooms and up to three full and multiple half baths. Choose from two-, three-, and four-car front entry garages.

Each home features expansive open floorplans as well as private spaces. Cooking will become a sumptuous escape in the gourmet kitchens. The expansive, well-appointed master suites will help you relax in style. Take advantage of hosting opportunities with covered outdoor living spaces and ample storage throughout the homes.

Plus, enjoy a new level of personalization with the interchangeable stacking design concept, and make your new VUE home truly your own.

Find Community in Somerset Green

What happens outside your home is just as important as what happens inside it. That’s why Somerset Green exudes a sense of place. The gated community has a look and feel that reflects European influences with inspiring architecture, walkable streets, stunning formal gardens, canals, and other water features. Enjoy premium lifestyle amenities, such as an amenity center with resort-inspired pool, multiple dog parks, and waterside walking paths.

Whether you’re hosting a poolside dinner for friends or taking in the beautiful scenery on a walk around the neighborhood, you’ll feel a sense of belonging.

Located in the heart of Houston, you’ll also enjoy a unique position close to all the popular destinations, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment options in the city via the quick, easy access to I-10 and 610.

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Discover The Tribute in The Colony, TX
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It’s More Than a Community—It’s a Way of Life | Discover The Tribute in The Colony, TX

Nestled in a serene environment on the banks of the beautiful Lake Lewisville, The Tribute master-planned community in The Colony, TX, offers a rich culture and vibrant lifestyle. Lauded by the Dallas Builders Association and voted by our residents as the Peoples Choice Community of the Year, here you’ll experience unmatched amenities and a distinctive way of life. Read on to see how the Darling Homes neighborhood at The Tribute is more than simply a community—it’s a beautiful way of life.

Stunning Location with Access to Everything You Want and Need

Discover The Tribute in The Colony, TX
Get the most out of life in this stunning lakeside community that captures the essence of a relaxing waterfront lifestyle with easy access to all the big-city amenities you can’t live without.

A secluded retreat on a Lake Lewisville peninsula, The Tribute master-plan community in The Colony, TX, features 23 miles of beautiful shoreline and breathtaking views. Also known as the “City by the Lake,” The Colony is convenient to main roads and is never far from the energy and bustle of the city.  Enjoy all the area, including nearby Frisco, has to offer. Go on a shopping spree at top-notch retailers, satisfy your culinary cravings at delicious restaurants, and enjoy a rich diversity of arts, entertainment, and outdoor recreation with plentiful museums, parks, and sporting venues. Everything you want and need for a fulfilling life is at your fingertips.

Beautiful Designs You’ll Love Coming Home To

Darling’s sophisticated home designs are everything you’ve dreamed of. Discover our hallmark, a blend of functionality and livability with seamless open concept layouts perfect for relaxing with loved ones or throwing an unforgettable bash. Get a light and airy feel with expansive living rooms and high ceilings. Enjoy sipping your morning coffee at the large island in your gourmet kitchen. And for a relaxing escape, just step into your well-appointed owner’s suite or sink into the deep tub in your spa-inspired bathroom. Our homes for sale in The Colony, TX leave nothing to be desired.

  • Choose from seven attractive one- and two-story designs
  • Experience a lovely, architecturally-diverse streetscape reflecting French, English, Tudor, Traditional, and Mediterranean elevations
  • Enjoy spacious living with designs from 2,900 to 4,000 square feet
  • Feel the freedom homesites size. We build 40’, 55’ and 60’ wide lots here.
  • Personalize your new home to suit your design tastes at our Dallas Design Gallery, available only to our homebuyers

Discover the Darling difference for yourself. Tour our model homes and experience The Tributes likeside amenities in person.

An Incredible Lifestyle with Master-Planned Amenities and Outdoor Recreation

Designed to bring enjoyment to residents every day they live here, The Tribute is home to an alluring array of amenities and outdoor recreational activities. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the club, feel the awe of watching 4th of July fireworks with your loved ones, connect with nature by strolling along one of nature trails, make a splash at the resort-style pool or unwind while enjoying the sunset over the lake’s scenic vista. Our new homes in The Colony at Tribute cater to the lifestyle you deserve.

A Golfer’s Paradise

Not only is The Tribute hosting the LPGA Tournament in October 2019 for the second year in a row, all residents have access to two incredible golf courses on-site featuring 36 skillfully designed holes for a premier golf experience, perfect for casual or master players alike.

Old American Golf Club

Designed by Tripp Davis and PGA Tour star Justin Leonard, the Old American Golf Club is designed in a style reminiscent of early American courses, where wind, weather, and sand serve as par’s defense. Pristine course conditions, delicious, chef-created restaurant menu, and five-star service—Old American is perfect for all levels of players.

The Tribute Golf Links & Guest House

Experience a golf game like no other at The Tribute Golf Links. Modeled after legendary Scotland courses and designed by the renowned golf architect Tripp Davis, The Tribute’s course gives players an unforgettable course with challenging holes.

LPGA Tournament Hosts for 2nd Year in a Row

Featuring 144 of the best female golfers in the world, the 2019 Volunteers of America Classic (formerly the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic), is coming to The Tribute this fall from September 30 through October 6. Crisp fall weather, an exciting food festival with Tailgate on the Green, and special events and activities, this event has something for every member of the community.

Enjoy Natural Bliss

Surrounded by a lush natural habitat, here in The Tribute, you can enjoy the serenity that only comes from getting in touch with nature. Start the morning fresh with a hot cup of coffee overlooking the beautifully landscaped canals that wind throughout the community. Go for a jog or cycle under the canopy of more than six miles of hiking and biking trails or stretch your legs with hundreds of acres of wide-open spaces. Let’s not forget about the lake and the wealth of fun to be had between swimming, tubing, or fishing.  No matter how you like to enjoy the fresh air, The Tribute is a natural habitat for recreation and relaxation.

  • Discover The Tribute in The Colony, TX

Restaurants and Recreation

Enjoy a full life right outside your door. Dine at the on-site restaurant, Old American Grille, which caters to every palate, from gourmet dishes to simple fare, and is sure to delight your taste buds. Take a dip in the resort-style pool or let the little ones play in the splash park with nearby playground.

Exciting Future Amenities

The Tribute is continuously planning new ways to make our residents’ lives even more convenient, fun, and exciting. Here are some incredible planned amenities coming soon.

  • Coming in summer 2019, residents can enjoy a brand-new Beach Club along the banks of the lake, featuring an infinity pool, snack bar, outdoor picnic area with kitchen, splash park, canoe and kayak launch, and more!
  • In 2020, The Tribute will offer residents a shiny new Marina and Marina Park,

Fun Events from our Resident Lifestyle Director

A favorite reasons for living here is the relationships Tribute residents form that lead to incredible friendships. The resident Lifestyle Director helps give avenues for fostering relationships with activities and events for the entire community to enjoy. Food truck festivals, adults-only luau night, outdoor movies, and more. Be a social butterfly with The Tribute’s engaging events calendar.

One-Of-A-Kind Public Education

Instilling a love of learning prepares the youngest Tribute residents for a successful future so they can get the most out of life. Make the move during vacation breaks so students can fully enjoy the innovative public STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Academy within the development. At Prestwick STEM Academy, students get an education based in real-world applications and an authentic experience. Older students attend Little Elm High school where they get a personalized education with one-on-one attention and passionate teachers who care about empowering their students to realize their full potential.

Discover Your Dream Lifestyle

A master-planned community offering a great location surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape and quick, convenient access to Frisco and Dallas, stunning homes, incredible outdoor recreational opportunities, and exiting current and future amenities—discover your dream lifestyle at The Tribute. The natural habitat are waiting here for you.

Footnotes

  • https://thetribute.com/the-tribute-wins-coveted-peoples-choice-community-of-the-year-award-from-the-dallas-builders-association/
  • https://thetribute.com/2019-volunteers-of-america-classic-announces-new-dates-for-fall-2019/

The City Collection at Avalon at Sienna Plantation
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Community Spotlight: The City Collection

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

Houses for sale in Missouri City, TX at Avalon at Sienna and Sugar Land, Texas homes at Imperial are situated in beautiful master planned communities southwest of Houston.

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

Be within all your favorites within 10 minutes when you make the move to the CIty Collection

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

Imperial

  • 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.

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Shopping and Amenities Abound at Somerset Green

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.

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Celebrating the Southwest’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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.

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Your Guide to Rodeo Houston

If you live in Houston, you know exactly what Rodeo Houston means to the city. Cowboy hats and boots, live music, carnival rides and the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo. Known as the best tradition in Texas, Rodeo Houston is much more than just entertainment. It’s a celebration of Texas culture that aims to educate and raise money for various charities around the state.

Go Texan Day kicks things off. The day celebrates the unofficial kickoff of the 20-day Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Houston residents dress up in their Texas best, sporting jeans, cowboy hats and boots to school or work, showing off their western pride for tradition. You’ll see #GoTexanDay everywhere on local social media, from Houston news stations displaying their Rodeo style to elementary school classrooms full of tiny Texas boots. Go Texan Day is a day for everyone of all ages to come together to celebrate Texas’ Western heritage and raise awareness for rodeo season.

The Rodeo takes place at NRG Park in Harris County and takes over NRG Stadium, NRG Arena and NRG Center. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was first established in 1932 as the Houston Fat Stock Show and has now grown to more than 30,000 entries. The show is organized by three categories of competitions known as the Junior Show, Open Show and Youth Show. The show sets world records in the junior market auctions, raising more than $12 million in 2016. Submissions for the junior auctions include school art as well as different types of livestock and wool entries.

The official sport of Texas is rodeo and at Rodeo Houston, you’ll understand why. Events include tie-down roping, bareback riding, team roping and more happen throughout the event. The bull riding competition tests the cowboy’s physical strength as he faces off with a bull weighing up to 2,000 pounds whose single thought is removing the rider off its back. Participants in these events come from across the nation in hopes of taking home one or more of the Rodeo’s coveted grand prizes, totaling a $2.17 million payout.

Every night after the rodeo dust settles, a superstar will steal the show. With this year’s performances from pop star Camila Cabello and EDM entertainer Zedd, the music is larger than life, true to Texas tradition. Not to mention the performances from some of country music’s finest including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Zac Brown Brand and much more.

Looking to get in on the action? Check out ticket sales here.

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Opening Day: Baseball Returns to Dallas and Houston

Major League Baseball is back on March 28! In Texas, this means it’s time to bust out the baseball caps and get ready to support the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros. And if regular season baseball seems a bit early this year, it is! This is the earliest opening day in the history of the game (outside of international openers). But as any baseball fan will tell you, it’s never too early to play baseball!

Dallas

The Texas Rangers will start the season at home at Globe Life Park in Arlington. They will face off against the Chicago Cubs at 3:05 p.m. The Rangers have their sights set on a better finish in the  American League West this year and will look to Mike Minor to begin the season on a high note. The Opening Day starter was 12-8 in 2018 with a 4.18 earned run average. This will be Minor’s first Opening Day start of his career. For information on tickets click here.

If you live in Dallas but can’t make it to Opening Day, you’ll have 81 other chances to visit Globe Life Park before the team moves into its new home next door in 2020. Check out the Rangers’ 2019 schedule here.

Don’t live in Dallas? Darling Homes has you covered. Check out all of the gorgeous homes Darling Homes in Dallas has to offer so you’ll never miss another home game.

Houston

The 2017 World Champion Houston Astros will face the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to kick off their 2019 campaign. The game begins at 4 p.m. Last year, the Astros won the American League West before bowing out to the eventual world champion Boston Red Sox. For information on tickets to this game click here.

When the Astros return home, be sure to check out the team’s home field, Minute Maid Park. Take a look at the Astros schedule here.

Don’t live in Houston? Check out all the beautiful homes Darling Homes in Houston has to offer so you’ll never have to miss a home game.

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Darling Homes Presents 2019 Red Carpet Concert Series

Love is in the air on this Valentine’s Day thanks to Darling Homes and Frisco Arts’ 2019 Red Carpet Concert Series, presenting “A Night of Romance” at the Lincoln Experience Center at The Star in Frisco.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an intimate concert featuring America’s No. 1 Romantic Pianist, David Osborne, also known as the “Pianist to the Presidents.” The acclaimed pianist is the first of two planned shows this year as part of the Red Carpet Concert Series.

Osborne, an international Steinway artist, has performed for Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. When he’s not touring with “The David Osborne Trio”, Osborne regularly performs at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, making his performance at the Frisco Arts Center on Valentine’s Day a truly special and romantic experience.

“A Night of Romance” will be one to remember as guests can enjoy beloved and original romantic tunes surrounded by stunning art in red by Frisco artist Leticia Herrera. The mixed media artist, who currently resides in McKinney, Texas, combines her talent for art with her deep and strong sense of color after discovering her emotional connection with color itself. The night will showcase her works featuring the color red, known for its association with the feelings of passion, desire, love and Valentine’s Day.

Wine, hors d’oeuvres and tasty desserts will be served before the show and complimentary valet will be provided. Cocktail attire is recommended.

Don’t wait to purchase tickets as seating is limited. VIP tickets cost $100 each and $85 for Frisco Arts members. VIP tickets include pre-concert hors d’oeuvres, wine, desserts, a private performance and after-party with the artist (including dessert).

Give the gift of an unforgettable evening of world-class music and art this Valentine’s Day with “A Night of Romance”, part of the 2019 Red Carpet Concert Series presented by Darling Homes.

For more info on show dates and tickets visit here.

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Exploring the Bayou City

You may know Houston as the “Space City” because of its ties to NASA but did you also know Houston is referred to as the “Bayou City”? Home to 10 winding waterways that flow through the surrounding area, the Bayou City name reflects the connection of the hustle and bustle of the city to the possibility of exploring nature around every corner.

Buffalo Bayou Park, one of the country’s greatest urban green spaces, connects the city to all the beauty and adventure in Houston. Whether you’re biking on winding paths along the waterway or canoeing through Lost Lake, Buffalo Bayou Park is a popular destination that gives city residents the opportunity to become one with nature.

Not only does Buffalo Bayou Park offer beautiful scenery, it’s also a popular destination for beautiful dining. The Kitchen at the Dunlavy is an extraordinary venue, lit gorgeously by bright chandeliers hanging above the dining space and surrounded by large windows overlooking the banks of Buffalo Bayou Park and Lost Lake. Voted by CNN as one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, the Dunlavy is the perfect place to enjoy delicious Southern Californian-style cuisine or even host a special event. In the evening, the restaurant transforms into a stunning space made for a dream wedding or an exquisite cocktail party.

Other famous restaurants to enjoy in Houston include Nobu, a world-renowned Japanese restaurant with polished service and a local twist, and La Lucha, serving gulf oyster “gems” and finger-licking good chicken and biscuits. The city’s diverse culture enwraps Houston cuisine in a way that showcases the most delicious dishes from around the world.

Shopping in the city is abundant thanks to the world-renowned Galleria in Uptown Houston. With more than 375 stores and a grand ice rink, The Galleria is an oasis for retail therapy. For more of an outdoor shopping scene, residents can explore Memorial City Mall or the art deco-styled River Oaks Shopping Center.

If you’d rather hit the course than the stores, Houston has an expansive golf scene with weather that allows for gorgeous golfing almost any day of the year. Seven different courses are located throughout the city of Houston so golfers will never need to travel very far.

Located right in the center of Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District in Downtown Houston, Hermann Park Conservancy is a master-planned green space that is treasured by all who have the chance to experience it. From the Miller Outdoor Theater to the Houston Zoo to the Japanese and rose gardens, Hermann Park is a cultural and recreational hub. Receiving the General Design Award of Excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Hermann Park is a spectacular space full of beauty and adventure.

The first word spoken on the moon was “Houston”, giving the city its other nickname, “The Space City”. Space Center Houston is NASA’s Official Visitors Center and showcases the early Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab projects and today’s International Space Station and Space Shuttle programs. Visitors get the chance to see actual spacecrafts and a walk-through space experience thanks to the center’s state-of-the-art space simulators.

As much as there is to do in Houston, there’s no place like home. If you’re looking for your dream home in the Bayou City, let Darling Homes in Houston help place you in the perfect Houston home. Call 713-401-2008 today for more information.

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Why Houston? A Spotlight on Sports

From football to soccer, Houston is home to many successful professional sports. Not only is the city home to a number of professional teams and college sports programs, many other annual sporting events for teams outside of Texas are also hosted in Houston. Plus, Texas pride and loyalty makes for an unparalleled fan culture.

Houston is home to six professional major league teams and four stadiums that hold over 150,000 fans collectively, making it worthy of the title, Sports City, USA in 2016.

The Houston Texans anchor the city’s fascination with sports and have established themselves as the most iconic part of Houston’s sports identity. Led by fan favorite J.J. Watt, NRG Stadium is packed with football fans during home games making attending a game an experience in its own.

Then there’s James Harden and The Houston Rockets – another huge part of Houston’s sports culture. The Rockets plays their home games at Toyota Center in downtown Houston and have collected two NBA championships and four Western Conference titles during their time in Houston. With the arrival of star player Harden in 2012, the Rockets soon became one of the highest scoring offenses in the NBA.

The Houston Dynamo are yet another professional sports team that the city has to offer fans. The soccer club was established in 2005 and quickly went on to win the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cups as well as the U.S. Open Cup in 2018. Then there’s this fact: In 2008, Houston Dynamo became the first American club to secure a point on Mexican soil during the CONCACAF Champions League.

Last but most certainly not least are The Houston Astros. The 2017 World Series champs play their home games at Minute Maid Park in downtown Houston and have established themselves as one of the American League’s top teams to beat this decade.

There are many reasons why Houston is a great city to call home. One of them is the abundance of professional sporting teams and events to enjoy, but more importantly is the spirited culture you can experience throughout either city. Know a sports fan looking to make the move to Houston? Have them take a look at all that Darling Homes has to offer.