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Discover Fresh Cravings at Local Farmers Markets

Spring has officially sprung and so have the farmers markets throughout Dallas and Fort Worth.

Full of friendly faces and only the freshest fruits and vegetables, these seasonal events are a popular, social activity worldwide. Not only do they encourage nutritious eating and healthy living, but they also fuel a strong sense of community.

The opportunities to buy and taste locally-grown goods are bountiful in the Dallas area. Choose from an abundance of nutrient-packed produce, such as berries, peaches and tomatoes or select your favorite flowers and herbs for an arrangement that will bring both refreshing color and fragrance into your home.

Our team has gathered a few must-see markets this spring, providing the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with friends and neighbors in Frisco, see a live demonstration in McKinney or shop and dine at a bustling scene near Downtown Dallas.

Flavor in Frisco

From salmon to sweet, summer squash, the Frisco Farmers Market offers true variety every Saturday morning. Feast your eyes on the colorful display of fruits and vegetables as the spectacular selection and inviting atmosphere is sure to please.

Ideally located just four miles from Newman Village, this Frisco staple invites you to browse and indulge in delicious, seasonal offerings, which include juicy melons, peaches, tomatoes, corn on the cob, baked breads, meats, honey and pasture-fed beef, pork, lamb, eggs and more.

Founded by the Frisco Noon Lions Club and managed by the Rotary Club of Frisco, the market is dedicated to improving the quality and variety of produce available in Frisco.

This year, beginning on Sunday, May 7, the market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out.

Location: 8821 4th St, Frisco, TX 75034

Contact: (972) 885-9419

Website: www.friscorotaryfarmersmarket.com

Fun in McKinney

Ranked as one of the top markets in Texas, McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square has called Dallas home for nearly a decade.

Located just two miles south of the historic Downtown McKinney Square, Chestnut Square allows residents to step back in time to relive the bygone years of Collin County’s history and heritage.

In addition to providing the classics like grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and produce, this McKinney market is a fun destination for all ages. Every Saturday, you’ll find arts and crafts, live music, face painting and pony rides, as well as special live demonstrations from artisans, potters and painters.

The 2017 McKinney Farmers Market summer season will begin on Saturday, April 1, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: 315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney, TX 75069

Contact: (972) 562-8790

Website: www.chestnutsquare.org/farmers-market

Healthy Living in Dallas

Since 1941, the Dallas Farmers Market has grown into a bustling food and shopping center that’s bursting with life and excitement every day of the week. With farm-fresh fare, restaurants, vendor booths and events, it’s easy to spend an entire day at this lively destination.

What makes this one different? Plenty!

Featuring more than 20 businesses, from a Neapolitan Pizza Truck and Caribbean-inspired restaurant to a bakery that specializes in French macarons, The Market Shops is a diverse hub for all things local and unique.

The expansive 26,000 square foot establishment is open seven days a week and contains four anchor restaurants, a mix of specialty foods, artisans and plenty of open seating for relaxing or enjoying a bite to eat.

While you’re there, peruse the cut-to-order cheeses, wine, beer and coffee joints, antique gifts, furniture, home decor and general store, which provides everything for farm-to-table meals and more.

Those solely interested in shopping will appreciate the high-quality display at The Shed, which offers market-goers a chance to peruse local goods that are grown, raised or made in the area. The open-air pavilion is an ideal place for farmers, ranchers and eclectic artisans to showcase their seasonal produce, naturally raised meats, cheese, eggs and honey, as well as breads and canned foods. The Shed also provides arts and crafts throughout the year.

Created to improve sustainable living throughout North Texas and educate the public about the benefits of homegrown ingredients, the Dallas Farmers Market designed a garden that encourages people to learn about agricultural practices.

In collaboration with the American Heart Association as well as several other partners, the garden, known as Mama Ida’s Teaching Garden, not only provides educational programs for every age, but it’s also used to help support the homeless by giving donations after each harvest through Family Gateway.

Dedicated to connecting people throughout DFW, providing nutritious and delicious foods and educating the community about a healthy and balanced lifestyle, this must-see attraction continues to thrive and help create a more sustainable lifestyle in North Texas.

The Market Shops are open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., however some vendors are open additional hours.

Visit https://dallasfarmersmarket.org/the-market/ for a directory of the shops and their hours.

The Shed is open on weekends, including Fridays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 920 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201

Contact: (214) 664-9110

Website: www.dallasfarmersmarket.org

Take advantage of warmer weather and longer days by experiencing all that these unique and flavorful markets have to offer.

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Luxury Meets Prairie-Style Living with Darling Homes at Elyson

Tucked away among sparkling lakes, grassy meadows and beautifully manicured, tree-lined boulevards, discover a lifestyle where luxury meets prairie-style living with Darling Homes at Elyson in Katy.

Built with a seamless blend of refined architecture and elegant outdoor living in mind, Darling Homes offers its most prominent collection of 70-foot home designs that beautifully complement the community’s vision of peaceful living and outdoor adventure.

Where Natural Beauty and Modern Luxuries Meet

The 3,600-acre community is thoughtfully designed around charming, frontier-inspired living due to its idyllic surroundings of Katy Prairie wildflower fields.

To enhance the beauty of its landscapes and connect residents with the outdoors, Elyson has planned an impressive array of modern amenities that harmonize with its natural environment.

Explore the miles of hike-and-bike trails that intertwine throughout the community, connecting homes to pocket parks, playscapes, water features and scenic views of lush green space.

Those looking to mix and mingle with neighbors will enjoy the full calendar of exciting community events offered year-round, from popcorn and movie nights hosted on the event lawn to meet-and-greets with Santa Claus during the holidays.

You’ll have access to Elyson’s social hub, Rorick House, which offers a full-service cafe that features gourmet dishes, smoothies, coffee drinks and more. Rorick House also provides a state-of-the-art fitness center, game room and resort-style pool.

Explore Elevated Living

With just 20 Darling Homes homesites and limited lakeside properties available, now’s the perfect time to explore the elevated lifestyle that awaits.

Timeless exteriors, authentic architectural details and superior finishes are a few distinct elements that make a Darling Homes design unique. The homebuilder offers unfolding floor plans and dramatically open interiors, ideal for both entertaining guests or to simply unwind. Homes also feature expansive family rooms that connect to the gourmet kitchens and breakfast nooks, luxurious master suites, private guest suites and exquisite patios with custom fireplaces and outdoor kitchens.

Ranging from approximately 3,000 square feet to 4,000 square feet, homes offer personalized design opportunities to ensure each homebuyer experiences their one-of-a-kind dream home. Homes at Elyson are priced from the $440,000s.

Live Near the Center of it All

Elyson is located along the Grand Parkway between I-10 and US 290, providing convenient access from Sugar Land to The Woodlands, as well as an easy commute to the Energy Corridor, Exxon Mobil Campus and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Residents are also just a short distance from excellent shopping, dining, entertainment and highly-acclaimed schools within Katy ISD.

Ready to make the Darling Homes move? Explore our new homes at Elyson in Katy today!

For more information about Darling Homes, LIKE our Facebook page and visit www.darlinghomes.com.

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Live Lakeside with Darling Homes DFW at The Tribute

Along the shores of Lake Lewisville, spanning more than 1,600 acres, discover a North Texas community that’s grown to be the premier golf and resort development in The Colony.

This spring you’ll have the opportunity to live lakeside with Darling Homes DFW at The Tribute.

The master-planned community brings one-of-a-kind lakefront living to a new level in a premier location with world-class amenities and Darling Homes’ eclectic mix of home styles.

Experience Lakeside Living

Located on a secluded Lake Lewisville peninsula, The Tribute provides a modern, resort-style living experience while also cultivating a relaxing and peaceful ambiance with the community’s natural features and lush landscapes.

Boasting panoramic views of extensive green space, world-class amenities and exciting outdoor activities, the well-established development provides residents of all ages something they’re sure to enjoy.

Adults and children alike will be delighted by the resort-style pool and spray park complete with lounge chairs for relaxing and sunbathing. Those seeking adventure and outdoor fun can explore the neighborhood’s scenic hike-and-bike trails, playgrounds, pocket parks and beautifully landscaped canals. Lakeside activities are endless when it comes to The Tribute as the community offers access to an array of outdoor recreation, including kayaking, fishing, boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing.

Love to golf? You’ll have access to 36 holes of golf at the award-winning Old American Golf Club and The Tribute Golf Club. These courses are rich with history and offer incredible course cohesiveness for both experienced and casual golfers.

French, Tudor and Mediterranean-style Homes Await

This spring, Darling Homes will unveil new homes within two villages at The Tribute, including 81 home opportunities in Somerset and 52 in Tullamore Meadows. Homes in Somerset will be The Tribute’s first alley-served product.

The homebuilder will offer its traditional, single-family collection in both neighborhoods which features a refined mix of French, Tudor and Mediterranean-style homes, bringing a distinct look and feel to the community streetscapes.

Exuding elegance and grace, these home designs offer generous, open-concept floor plans that seamlessly flow room to room, large family rooms with high ceilings, gourmet kitchens with expansive islands and hearth rooms, relaxing master suites and beautiful covered patios. Homes range from approximately 1,900 square feet to 4,000 square feet with a series of flexible floor plan options, ideal for young professionals, growing households and retirees.

Discover One of the “Safest Cities in Texas”

Ideally situated in The Colony, ranked as one of the “Safest Cities in Texas” by Safewise, The Tribute provides a smooth commute to popular businesses, employment centers, DFW Airport and fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment. All this is easily accessible due to its prime location near the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121.

Additionally, children will have the opportunity to attend excellent schools within Little Elm ISD, which includes the prestigious, on-site Prestwick STEM Academy.

Like what you see? Visit Darling Homes at The Tribute this spring and discover what exceptional, lakeside living is like!

For more information about Darling Homes, LIKE the Darling Homes DFW Facebook page and visit www.darlinghomes.com.

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Find Yourself at Home in Willowcreek at Auburn Hills

Are you searching for a relaxed lifestyle while also being just minutes from world-class dining, shopping and entertainment venues? Find yourself at home in Willowcreek at Auburn Hills in McKinney.

Returning to its roots in McKinney with three new home collections, Darling Homes in Willowcreek at Auburn Hills will build architecturally authentic home designs that provide the utmost in luxury and livability.

Experience the Charm of McKinney

The debut of Darling Homes in Willowcreek at Auburn Hills marks a special opportunity for Dallas homebuyers as the city of McKinney is the site of Darling Homes’ first community more than 25 years ago.

McKinney boasts unique character and charm with quaint, antique shops and charming eateries to pristine parks and green space. It’s the perfect blend of city-life and Southern charm.

Ranked #1 in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” in 2014, McKinney is home to a dynamic mix of art galleries, boutique shops and farm-to-table restaurants, as well as outstanding educational facilities, a flourishing business environment and a historic downtown.

With the city’s friendly, safe and quaint atmosphere coupled with picturesque scenery, McKinney continues to be a destination for those seeking a true sense of community.

Discover Your Dream Home

Slated to debut in spring 2017, Darling Homes will unveil new homes on 154 home sites in the private, gated neighborhood of Willowcreek at Auburn Hills.

With 55-, 60- and 70-foot home sites available, Darling Homes’ 55-foot patio series will mark the first opportunity in more than a decade for the builder to provide its signature collection in McKinney.

Homebuyers who prefer intimate floor plans and open-concept living will adore Darling Homes’ patio designs. Punctuated by expansive porches and patios, this collection offers one- and two-story designs with large, gourmet kitchens, spacious family rooms and living areas for entertaining and private master suites.

Darling Homes’ 60- and 70-foot designs bring a level of luxury and sophistication to the community. Homes feature high-end amenities, floor plan flexibility, gourmet kitchens with charming breakfast nooks, beautiful, open family rooms and oversized outdoor living spaces.

With homes ranging from approximately 1,900 square feet to 4,500 square feet, Darling Homes provides homebuyers with a range of plans and personalized design opportunities to ensure each buyer finds the dream home they deserve.

Experience One-of-a-Kind Living

Willowcreek at Auburn Hills is situated just north of Hwy 380 with convenient access to US-75, major employment hubs and a scenic downtown area. Across the street from the community is Gray Branch Community Park, a planned 100-acre park that will offer an indoor and outdoor recreation facility with an active sports field, amphitheater, a pond and extensive hike and bike paths.

Behind the gates of Willowcreek, residents will have access to a planned collection of private amenities, which include a private amenity center, pavilion, shade arbors, a junior Olympic lap pool, and an outdoor grill area with a social lawn. Homebuyers in Willowcreek will also have access to the master-planned neighborhood amenities, which include a resort style pool, pavilion, playground, shade arbors, a sport court, hike-and-bike trails and nature paths.

Ready to make the move? See what makes Darling Homes in Willowcreek at Auburn Hills different by visiting us this spring in McKinney!

For more information, LIKE the Darling Homes DFW Facebook page and visit www.darlinghomes.com.

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Discover a Piece of Texas History with Darling Homes at Phillips Creek Ranch

In the midst of the highly sought-after community of West Frisco, discover a piece of Texas history with Darling Homes at Phillips Creek Ranch.

Formerly known as the world famous Phillips Ranch, the master-planned community has since grown into Frisco’s newest and largest award-winning neighborhood that’s tailored to fit all styles of living, from working professionals and growing families to fun-loving retirees.

Spanning more than 950 acres, Phillips Creek Ranch is thoughtfully designed for a live-work-play lifestyle, where residents are immersed in a community that’s rich in history and offers access to world-class amenities, exquisite homes and a prime location.

A Home for Every Phase of Life

Elegance, style and luxurious livability epitomize Darling Homes at Phillips Creek Ranch. Located in the Silvertail section of the community, Darling Homes offers a unique collection of 55-foot, architecturally rich designs.

From extended foyers with vaulted ceilings to detailed crown mouldings, each home is beautifully crafted. The homebuilder’s flexible home designs are an ideal fit for every phase of life, providing up to five bedrooms, secluded master suites, formal dining rooms, gourmet kitchens and open-concept living areas ideal for both entertaining guests or to simply unwind with loved ones.

The one- and two-story floor plans range from approximately 2,000 to 3,500 square feet and feature studies, media rooms, covered porches and patios, as well as options for an outdoor fireplace, wet bar, game room and more.

Built with comfort and convenience in mind, Darling Homes at Phillips Creek Ranch lends itself to a peaceful escape from the bustling city.

Experience Fun and Adventure at Your Doorstep

Surrounded by more than 100 acres of lush green space, Phillips Creek Ranch offers residents stunning, panoramic views, an extensive creek system and world-class amenities to enjoy year round, including:

  • Junior Olympic lap pool
  • Children’s beach entry pool
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Open-air pavilion
  • Community lawn for events, concerts and movies

The community also provides a space for residents to gather known as the Texas Backyard, which includes horseshoe pits, a bocce ball court, sand volleyball court, grills, patio swings and a fire pit.

Among a series of lakes, lush landscapes and tree-lined streetscapes, residents can enjoy the community’s bike-sharing program designed to encourage the use of its vast ,18-mile paved trail system with exceptional views.

Whether you seek fun and adventure on the community’s nature trails or socializing with neighbors during community events, you’ll have access to a variety of activities just steps from your door.

Live on a Piece of Texas History

Phillips Creek Ranch is conveniently situated near the Dallas North Tollway and Highway 121. While the community lies in the heart of the flourishing city, Phillips Creek Ranch provides a sense of relaxation with beautiful views of Lake Lewisville and acres of natural landscapes.

Those looking to call Phillips Creek Ranch home are just minutes from excellent dining, shopping, sports and entertainment. Residents also have access to highly-esteemed elementary, middle and high schools served by the acclaimed Frisco Independent School District.

Before Phillips Creek Ranch became the community it is today, the land was home to the Phillips family. Soon after taking over his family’s ranch, B.F. Phillips, the youngest of three sons, decided to dedicate his efforts to raising quarter horses, where he built an esteemed reputation as a breeder and trainer for quarter horses.

As a result of his hard work, Phillips and his prized stallion, Dash for Cash, were recognized for highly-coveted awards, set two track records and won 21 of 25 starts, finishing in first or second place in all but one of the races he entered.

When the property was established in 1936, whether you lived, worked or played on the land, it was always meant to be shared with people, and this legacy holds true today.

See for yourself what makes this community truly one-of-a-kind.

For more information about Darling Homes, visit www.darlinghomes.com.

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Experience a New Year, New Home and New You with Darling Homes DFW

The start of 2017 marks the beginning of new and exciting opportunities to experience a new year, new home and new you with Darling Homes in Dallas and Fort Worth. With luxurious, move-in ready homes available and to-be-built homes on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to find your dream home.

Now through March 31, 2017, Dallas-area homebuyers can receive up to 1.25% of the total purchase price in closing costs* with the purchase of a new Darling home.

Whether you’re searching for a three-story retreat overlooking gorgeous fairways or an elegant, traditional design located on a historic piece of Texas land, Darling Homes offers a variety of floor plans to ensure you find the home and community you deserve.

VUE Las Colinas: Where Luxury Design Meets Urban Flair

Luxury homes, unbelievable views and an incredible location define the lifestyle that awaits at VUE Las Colinas.

Centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, the upscale, urban community is ideally situated in the heart of Irving near the prestigious TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas golf course and one of the best private country clubs in Dallas, Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

Darling Homes at VUE Las Colinas offers three home collections, including traditional, single-family designs, European-inspired villas and the homebuilder’s all-new, three-story urban homes, providing a series of floor plans that speak to all styles of living.

Designed to reflect the simple and sophisticated style of fast-pace living, Darling Homes brings the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor livability with plans that provide second- and third-story balconies, expansive living areas connected to a gourmet kitchen, private master suites and plenty of unique spaces to entertain and relax.

For those who enjoy the hustle and bustle of city living, VUE Las Colinas may be just what you’re looking for. The community is just minutes from exceptional dining, shopping and entertainment as well as private country clubs and gated enclaves.

Surrounded by highly regarded schools and excellent amenities including access to Northpark, Uptown Dallas, Downtown Dallas, Love Field Airport and DFW International Airport, those looking to call VUE Las Colinas home can expect the ideal blend of city-life conveniences and Darling Homes’ distinct style.

Spicewood at Craig Ranch: A Vibrant Lifestyle Unlike Any Other

For those who crave a vibrant living experience, discover Darling Homes at Craig Ranch.

From stylish, European exteriors to carefully crafted interiors, the homebuilder’s stately, two-story villas cater to today’s trends, boasting open-concept floor plans, high-end finishes and designer details.

Ranging from approximately 2,100 square feet to 2,600 square feet, this collection features spacious, gourmet kitchens connected to the open living areas, large master suites, upstairs game rooms and covered patios to entertain friends and loved ones at any time.

Situated in the heart of McKinney, Craig Ranch is where entertainment and activity are the center of everyday life.

The community offers running and biking trails that lead to the five-star, TPC Craig Ranch golf course and access to Cooper Fitness Center and Spa where you’ll find staff members and personal trainers on hand to help make the most of your fitness routine.

Additional activities include the nearby Ballfields and McKinney Soccer Fields, as well as an ice rink and beach sand courts that provide great opportunities to meet, play and socialize.

With more than 400 acres of sprawling green spaces, winding creekside trails and beautiful pocket parks throughout the community, it’s easy to experience life beyond your front door. 

Fairway Ranch: For Those Seeking a Strong Sense of Community

What used to be known as a railroad and cattle center several decades ago has flourished into the dynamic city of Roanoke. While it offers a diverse mix of excellent shopping, dining and entertainment, Roanoke is dedicated to preserving its charming and friendly, small-town atmosphere.

Encompassed by peaceful open spaces, walking trails, neighborhood parks and high quality amenities, Darling Homes at Fairway Ranch is an ideal place to call home.

Offering beautiful, traditional-style homes and gorgeous views overlooking 100 acres of pecan forests and river bottoms, residents are sure to be impressed by the seamless blend of luxury, nature and community-centric ambiance. Homes range from approximately 2,600 square feet to 3,300 square feet with up to four bedrooms, spacious kitchens, formal dining areas, game rooms and extended covered patios.

Served by the acclaimed Northwest ISD, Fairway Ranch residents are just minutes from the on-site Wayne A. Cox Elementary, as well as fantastic community amenities, including a lap pool, children’s pool, dog park and winding nature trails just waiting to be explored.

Like what you see? Make 2017 the year you discover your dream home with Darling Homes!

For more information about Darling Homes, LIKE the Darling Homes DFW Facebook page or visit us at www.darlinghomes.com.

*Limited Time Paid Closing Costs offer is only valid for qualified buyers utilizing Seller’s affiliate, Taylor Morrison Home Funding, LLC NMLS #149227, TX: # 149227 (“Approved Lender”). For eligibility, buyer must further satisfy all milestone terms and conditions relating to financing with Approved Lender set forth in the Purchase Agreement (including, but not limited to the timeframes outlined). Seller’s decisions regarding eligibility are final. On the Closing Date, when Buyer has financed Buyer’s purchase of the Home through only the Approved Lender and the Title Company was selected only through Seller, Seller shall pay up to 1.25% of the Total Purchase Price (as reflected on the Closing Disclosure) toward total closing costs only (includes FHA/VA Unallowables; any unused amount is forfeited). Total Seller’s contribution not to exceed maximum allowable closing costs per LTV/lender guidelines. Offer begins on new home contracts entered on or after January 1, 2017 and no later than March 31, 2017 (“Promotion Period”) and is valid on Darling Homes Dallas-Area Communities To-be-built and inventory homes only. Not valid outside of the Promotion Period. Additional restrictions apply. Buyer is not required to finance through Approved Lender to purchase a home; however, buyer must use Approved Lender to receive the above-described Paid Closing Cost incentive. In the event Buyer applies for financing with any lender other than the Approved Lender, or Buyer selects a company other than the Title Company selected by Seller, Seller shall not be obligated to pay any portion of Buyer’s closing costs notwithstanding that such financing is provided by the Approved Lender or that title insurance or closing services are provided by the Title Company selected by Seller. Services not available in all states. Rates, terms and conditions offered are subject to change without notice. All loans are subject to underwriting and loan qualification of the lender. For more information about Approved Lender, its licensing and other financing information, please visit http://www.darlinghomes.com/finance-with-darling/our-finance-partners. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. All incentives, pricing, availability and plans subject to change or delay without notice. Incentive must be applied to closing costs and cannot be used toward options or price of home. Not valid with any other advertised promotions, incentives and/or offers and no substitutions permitted, except as expressly set forth in the Purchase Agreement. Please see a Darling Homes Community Sales Manager for details and visit www.darlinghomes.com for additional disclaimers. © January 2017, Darling Homes of Texas, LLC (“Seller”). All rights reserved.

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Darling Homes Makes a Difference for Local Charities

Each year, Darling Homes sets out to make a difference for local charities. From volunteering at events and contributing monetary donations to dedicating time and resources, the Darling Cares program strives to lend a helping hand to those in need, showing that the homebuilder’s mission of Building Dreams with Pride goes beyond homebuilding.

This year was no different. The Texas homebuilder proudly supported the meaningful work of Dallas-area charitable organizations, including Frisco Family Services, the Boys and Girls Club of Frisco, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas and ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship Center.

Frisco Family Services

For more than 20 years, Frisco Family Services has dedicated time and financial contributions to support struggling families and members of the community who face hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs in the Dallas area.

Toy and food donations, holiday stocking stuffing and participation at fundraising events are just a few of the ways volunteers aim to make a difference for children, teens and adults in the community.

As part of its 2016 Darling Cares initiative, Darling Homes supported the meaningful work of Frisco Family Services with monetary donations to support struggling families.

Through financial donations, families and individuals are provided with the care and everyday essentials they need, including food, child care, utilities, prescription medication, education and more.

For more information, visit www.friscofamilyservices.org.

Boys and Girls Club of Frisco

Created to improve and grow relationships, inspire positive thinking and personal happiness and build confidence in the lives of our youth, the Boys and Girls Club of Frisco has continued to be an important resource for children and teens in need, encouraging them to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible people.

Through after-school programs, summer camps and athletics, the non-profit organization provides countless opportunities for kids to thrive in their daily lives with customized programs that meet the needs of the community and the youth.

Each year Darling Homes supports the organization’s programs and activities. This year, the homebuilder was proud to be a part of the charity’s A Wonderland of Possibilities event at the 2016 Chrysalis Ball, where Darling Homes proudly sponsored a table for the evening. The exciting event brought fun, elegance and charity to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Collin-County.

Visit http://www.bgccc.org/ for more information.

Make-A-Wish of North Texas

Approximately every 37 minutes, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish to a child suffering from a medical condition or severe disease. These children are given the opportunity to be someone, experience something, travel somewhere or meet somebody to bring happiness, energy and strength to their daily battle.

In early 2000, Darling Homes learned about Roxanne Owens, Land Analyst at Darling Homes, and her family’s journey with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas. Roxanne’s daughter, Emmily Blackburn, was diagnosed at age 3 with Moyamoya, a rare and progressive cerebrovascular disorder.

“Emmily wished for a swimming pool,” Owens said. “The foundation granted that wish for her, which started our journey with Make-A-Wish.”

In 2006, Emmily was asked to perform at the annual Make-A-Wish of North Texas Wish Night Gala, so Darling Homes purchased tickets for Owens and her daughter to attend.

Darling Homes has continued to sponsor the family with two tickets to each Wish Night Gala.

The homebuilder’s support and encouragement of the Owens family displays its commitment to team members and their families, as well as its dedication to local charities throughout Dallas and Fort Worth.

Learn more about the family’s incredible journey here: http://bit.ly/2h2MDQE.

ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

Capping a year of charitable efforts in 2016, Darling Homes supported the meaningful work of local, non-profit organization ManeGait during the Ninth Annual Gala at the ‘Gait, where nearly 800 guests, including Darling Homes employees, celebrated the organization’s commitment to the community.

Guests were greeted for the Western-themed event by ManeGait’s therapy riders and horses, as well as members of the Darling family. The gala featured live music, a culinary tasting tour (generously provided by 18 exclusive North Texas restaurants), and both live and silent auctions.

“The Gala is not only a celebration of ManeGait’s positive impact on the community, but it is also the largest fundraising event of the year for the organization. ManeGait could not serve the riders and their families without the generous support from the community,” said Zach Schneider, Land Manager for Darling Homes.

The therapeutic horsemanship center was founded by Darling Homes’ partners Bill and Priscilla Darling, which allows children and adults with disabilities to participate in equestrian exercises and therapeutic activities. With the support of volunteer hours and financial contributions, the organization is able to provide a calm and caring environment for local adults and kids.

“The Darling Homes team was honored to be part of such a wonderful evening,” Schneider said.

For more information, visit www.manegait.org.

For more than 25 years, the homebuilder has made it a mission to not only build one-of-a-kind, luxury homes, but also make a difference in the community because Darling Homes is proud to be a part of these communities and prides itself in being a good neighbor to you.

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Darling Homes’ Guide to Holiday Happenings in Dallas

Experience the charm of the season with Darling Homes’ guide to holiday happenings in Dallas!

Discover a winter wonderland, featuring five two-story tall ice slides, in Grapevine or witness Santa Claus himself parachute into Frisco’s Christmas in the Square event.

The team at Darling Homes has gathered five must-see activities to ensure an enchanting holiday season in Dallas.

Enjoy a Holiday Classic at Bass Performance Hall

Toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes, twinkling lights, awe-inspiring performances and a one-of-a-kind nutcracker come together to create the wildly popular holiday classic, The Nutcracker.

For years, the ballet has served as a Christmas tradition worldwide and continues to dazzle its audience every year. This year, enjoy the sights and sounds at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall, now through December 24.

Presented by Texas Ballet Theater, the world-class production will captivate audiences with extraordinary dancing and acting for which The Nutcracker is known for displaying.

With more than a dozen shows scheduled over the next few weeks, Dallas-area residents have plenty of opportunities to see the unforgettable holiday classic.

For dates and tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2h6bYGI.

Experience a Winter Wonderland at ICE!

Adventure to a magical winter wonderland here in Dallas with ICE! featuring Santa Claus is Coming to Town at Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, now through January 1.

Children and adults will marvel at a celebration that’s alive with the sights and sounds of the season as the magic of Christmas comes to life in the Lone Star state.

Walk through the snow-dusted attraction and discover five, two-story tall ice slides illuminated with festive lights, two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and learn the story of how Santa began giving toys to boys and girls across the world in the retelling of the classic television special “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.”

Although the event is held indoors, dress warm as it’s kept at a chilly nine degrees to ensure a true winter experience. Visit http://bit.ly/2hgVeiJ for ICE! tickets and schedule.

Gaylord Texan Resort is also offering vacation packages and festivities throughout December, including:

  • Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Breakfast
  • The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop®
  • Cookies and Milk with Mrs. Claus
  • Photos with Santa

Visit http://bit.ly/2hgUHxp to learn more.

Discover Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

Share a special night of holiday revelry with loved ones and friends during Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

Available each night through December 30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy a Texas-sized light park at the largest speedway in Texas. The one-and-a-half mile display features more than 500 dazzling and festive light displays sure to impress children, teens and adults.

Gift of Lights is an annual, drive thru event created to benefit local charities in North Texas. Tickets are available to purchase online or when you arrive at the gate for $25 per vehicle. Save $5 at the entrance with an unwrapped Toys for Tots donation.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2h6seak.

Celebrate Christmas in Frisco Square

Delight in the most wonderful time of year in Frisco at Christmas in the Square!

This one-of-a-kind celebration has everything you’re looking to experience this season and more, from horse-drawn carriage rides and an ice skating rink to a special visit from Santa Claus.

Attracting more than 675,000 visitors each year, Christmas in the Square offers the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas, featuring more than 175,000 lights, snow machines that create snow flurries throughout The Square, family-fun activities galore and memories you won’t soon forget.

The Special Event Night will take place on Saturday, December 17, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., which includes all the holiday fun in one night:

  • Parachuting Santa
  • Carriage rides
  • Outdoor ice rink
  • Holiday treats
  • Light & music show
  • Snow flurries
  • Trackless train rides
  • Four-lane, inner-tubing snow slide
  • Santa & his workshop
  • Holiday vendors
  • Inflatables
  • Interactive snow play area & more

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2hh9Sqi as event times, dates and ticket prices vary.

Ring in the New Year at Day 1 Dallas

Celebrating its second year of new year’s fun is Day 1 Dallas, a family fair on New Year’s Day filled with fireworks, food and fun for all ages, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the historic Fair Park.

Both children and adults can enjoy a full day of activity with zip lining, rock climbing, bounce houses, kid-friendly carnival rides, special visits from Star Wars and LEGO characters, circus arts, magic shows, live music, great food and much more.

Admission to the fair is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-12 and free admission for children 3 years and younger. Tickets may be purchased online and includes access to all activities. Food and drinks are available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting homeless children and families served by Vogel Alcove.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://day1dallas.com/.

Live near the fun with Darling Homes! Find your dream home in time for the holidays with Darling Homes’ collection of move-in ready homes located in premier, DFW communities. Whether you’re searching for a charming, villa-style retreat or an expansive, luxury estate, Darling Homes offers a specialized style of living you won’t find just anywhere.

For more information about Darling Homes, contact our Internet Homes Sales Consultant, Melissa, at (469) 252-2255 or visit www.darlinghomes.com.

Community

Explore Final Opportunities in Prestigious Houston Communities

From Montgomery to Sugar Land and everywhere in between, Darling Homes offers final opportunities in prestigious Houston communities. Now’s your chance to explore a luxurious collection of to-be-built homes and homes ready for move-in designed for all stages of life, from young professionals and growing families to fun-loving retirees.

Whether you’re seeking access to great schools, popular business areas, top-notch eateries, entertainment or beautiful landscapes and streetscapes, Darling Homes delivers true one-of-a-kind living.

Let’s take a tour…

Take a Glimpse in North Houston

Searching for a new home in North Houston? Discover Harmony in Spring, Woodforest in Montgomery and Creekside in The Woodlands.

At Harmony in Spring, explore beautiful, one- and two-story homes designed for comfort, luxury and everyday living. Homes offer charming dining rooms that lead to spacious great rooms, gourmet kitchens, large master bedrooms and feature unique detailing and unmatched interior design. In addition, these homes bring luxurious livability outdoors with relaxing, front-covered porches and fun back patios.

Also in North Houston, discover the homebuilder’s patio and luxury patio homes at Woodforest and 50s single-family and patio designs at The Woodlands.

Darling Homes at Woodforest offers its signature Patio and Luxury Patio Series in a serene setting, providing the ultimate escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

At The Woodlands, Darling Homes offers a unique collection of architecturally rich designs in the Creekside Park neighborhoods, a heavily wooded community centered around parks and water features for those who enjoy outdoor activities and adventure.

Secluded and surrounded by picturesque landscapes, Darling Homes’ designs in each neighborhood offer Houston homebuyers a peaceful blend of luxury and livability.

Tour Northeast Houston

In Northeast Houston, take a tour of Darling Homes surrounded by winding trails and the natural landscapes of Lake Houston at The Groves in Humble. Homes boast elegant and refined interior
details, open-concept living and covered porches, perfect for year-round living.

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Positioned in prestigious West Houston, discover Darling Homes’ patio collection at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, a hidden gem in Fort Bend County just minutes from the flourishing City of Houston.

 

The homebuilder’s architecturally pleasing designs add unique character to each floor plan in this community, and when coupled with details like patterned brickwork, stone accents and modern amenities, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience residents are sure to enjoy.

See Southwest Houston

House hunting in Southwest Houston? Darling Homes offers four, beautiful home collections positioned in exceptional neighborhoods ideal for both growing families and retirees. Visit Long Meadow Farms in Richmond, Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, and Imperial and Riverstone in Sugar Land.

For homebuyers looking for a small-town feel with an easy commute into Houston, Darling Homes at Long Meadow Farms is a perfect fit. Surrounded by pecan trees, native wildflowers, lakes, waterfalls and ponds, Darling Homes’ two-story designs offer more than 3,000 square feet of luxury living, featuring private master suites, gourmet kitchens, media rooms and covered patio areas.

Also in Southwest Houston conveniently located just minutes from Downtown Houston and the Galleria, Darling Homes offers its charming patio collection at Sienna Plantation. Flexible home designs range from approximately 2,400 square feet to 3,000 square feet with private master suites, large secondary bedrooms, gourmet kitchens, media rooms, front and back outdoor living areas and walk-up attic storage.

At Imperial, Darling Homes offerings include its distinctive, luxury patio homes in a lush, lakeside oasis. The unique, Mediterranean designs provide living spaces that range from approximately 2,800 square feet to more than 3,900 square feet and feature dramatically open concepts.

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Homebuyers can enjoy options such as game rooms, media rooms, outdoor living spaces with custom fireplaces, walk-up attic storage and private guest casitas.

Located in the award-winning, master-planned community of Riverstone, the luxury homebuilder also offers its signature patio collection in the community’s private, wooded enclave of Whisper Rock. Punctuated by expansive, covered porches and luxurious master suites, these distinctive designs offer living spaces ranging from approximately 2,700 square feet to 3,900 square feet.

Darling Homes offers new and existing residents the opportunity to explore final opportunities in prestigious Houston communities, from charming communities ideal for growing families and fun-loving retirees to amenity-rich communities and upscale, elegant homes.

Take the next step to finding your dream home! Contact our Internet Home Sales Team at (713) 401-2008 or visit www.darlinghomes.com.

Community

Find a Home for the Holidays with Darling Homes DFW

Is a new home on your wishlist? Find a home for the holidays with Darling Homes DFW!

Whether you’re searching for a charming, villa-style home, traditional, single-family retreat or an expansive, luxury estate, Darling Homes offers a collection of move-in ready homes, making it possible for you to experience life in your dream home sooner than you imagined.

Live, Work and Play at Craig Ranch

Located in the heart of the Best Place to Live in America according to Money Magazine, McKinney’s Craig Ranch caters to those who thrive on dynamic living.

Whether a young professional or empty nester, Darling Homes’ charming, villa-style residences are a perfect fit. These two-story designs are built with a low-maintenance lifestyle in mind so you can truly enjoy community amenities and activities. It’s the ideal blend of a live, work, play lifestyle.

Homes range from approximately 2,100 square feet to 2,600 square feet and feature open-concept floor plans, spacious kitchens, large master bedrooms and covered patios.

In addition to stylish, European retreats, you’ll find 400 acres of open green spaces, running and biking trails that lead to the TPC Craig Ranch golf course, baseball fields, soccer fields, an ice rink, sand volleyball courts, plus access to Cooper Fitness Center and Spa and more.

At Craig Ranch, you’re choosing a community that puts life first, where activity is the center of everyday life and adventure is just steps from your front door.

Own a Piece of Texas History at Fairway Ranch

Immerse yourself in Texas history in one of Roanoke’s largest and most elegant new home communities, Fairway Ranch. The neighborhood is located on a historic ranch that’s dedicated to preserving its history and rich natural beauty. The community overlooks acres of pecan forests, greenery and river bottoms.

Darling Homes’ traditional, single-family homes range from approximately 2,600 square feet to 3,300 square feet with up to four bedrooms, large, gourmet kitchens, formal dining areas, family rooms with corner fireplaces, game rooms, quiet studies and extended covered patios. Recently, the homebuilder unveiled a brand new floor plan to the collection, a stunning single-story home that offers highly sought-after features.

Those seeking a new home for the holidays will adore the community’s beautiful blend of charm, luxury and convenience. Community traditions, seasonal festivities and annual events fuel the city’s small-town pride. Stroll through Downtown Roanoke’s charming main street and experience the true meaning of community complete with festive décor, twinkling lights and seasonal charm for the holidays.

Discover a New Style of Living at Fairways at Gentle Creek

Nestled in acres of rolling countryside and rich landscapes bordered by a private golf course lies Darling Homes’ distinctive, elegant retreats at Fairways at Gentle Creek in Prosper.

Boasting flexible home designs, custom options and exquisite finishes, Darling Homes’ 82-foot homesites feature floor plans with up to 4,300 square feet of open-concept living. Homes cater to today’s trendy lifestyle with a large, open dining and entertainment area with plenty of outdoor living space. The gourmet kitchen features an extended center island for meal prepping and mingling with guests, and a spacious family room and dining nook, creating the perfect setting for friends and family to come together during the holidays.

Additional home offerings include up to five bedrooms, five baths, relaxing master suites with access to the utility room and stunning covered patios and porches.

Darling Homes offers convenient access to Gentle Creek’s golf course, as well as other excellent amenities including interior pocket parks, a community clubhouse, lap pool, playground and picturesque fountain.

For those seeking adventure in a peaceful setting, Darling Homes at Fairways at Gentle Creek may have just what you’re looking for.

Ready to make the Darling Homes move? The Texas homebuilder offers a diverse collection of move-in ready homes available in several, sought-after locations throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, including beautiful designs in Irving, Frisco, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Celina, The Colony and more.

For more information about move-in ready homes, contact our Internet Home Consultant Melissa at (469) 252-2255 or visit www.darlinghomes.com.