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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.

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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.

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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:

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.

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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.


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

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 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 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

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 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

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


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.


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


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


Darling Homes’ Guide to Fall Fun in Dallas

Fill your fall season with the best holiday happenings with Darling Homes’ Guide to Fall Fun in Dallas.

The team at Darling Homes has put together eight must-see festivals, events and activities that friends, neighbors and loved ones of all ages are sure to enjoy.

Get out to the State Fair of Texas!

Are you an avid fairgoer? Whether you love the food, family fun or live entertainment, the State Fair of Texas provides something for everyone.

Boasting more than 100 live performances, including 15 headlining acts and 75 bands and musicians, the State Fair of Texas offers a series of performances and musical genres that appeal to all ages. In addition, the fair provides thrilling entertainment and shows, including the Lone Star Stampede, the Lords of Gravity Basketball Slam Dunk show, Wild West Pet Palooza, light shows, acrobatics, pig races and more.

While you’re there, indulge in classic Texas staples like Fletcher’s State Fair Corny Dog, the Barnyard Burger, Crunchy Fried Oinkers and Dallas’ Fried Bacon-Tilla. Craving something sweet? Try the state fair’s Chocolate Tease Wine Cooler.

It’s all a part of the fun at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, open now through October 23. Visit for admission prices and more information.

Take a Ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express

Jump on The Texas State Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Express every Saturday and Sunday during October. The train departs at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and is perfect for kids ages 2 through 12.

Children are encouraged to wear their costumes as they peruse the railroad station’s pumpkin patch, visit the Trick or Treat Street and enjoy hayrides, games, music and more!

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Discover Halloween Nights at Dallas Zoo

Experience family fun and spooky excitement during Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo, beginning Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Children and their families are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat throughout the zoo and catch special events and activities, including pirate-themed animal shows, interactive magic shows, a haunted carousel, mini-train rides, face painting, mystery games, bounce houses and much more.

Don’t miss it! Visit for admission prices and more information.

Find Your Perfect Pumpkin at Tucker Hill’s Pumpkinville

Mark your calendars from Monday, October 17 through Monday, October 31. Dallas-area residents are invited to experience festive, fall fun during the annual Tucker Hill Pumpkinville event in McKinney.

Known as “Your Patch-to-Porch Destination,” visitors can enjoy tractor-pulled hayrides, perusing the patch for the perfect pumpkin, visiting the petting zoo, participating in the Pumpkinville costume contest and much more. This free, family-friendly event offers fun for all ages.

Times may vary, so visit—open-oct-17-31 for more information.

Trick-or-Treat at Frisco Fire Safety Town

The Frisco Fire Department invites toddlers to 5th graders to their annual Fall Festival and trick-or-treating event on Friday, October 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.

For one evening, members of the Frisco Fire Safety Town will dress their village in Halloween decorations and pass out treats to kids.

It’s a special evening for families to meet Frisco Firefighters, take photos with the popular “Fire Clowns,” and trick-or-treat with members of the community.

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Explore Autumn at the Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum has been named Dallas’ Favorite Fall Tradition and for good reason.

Now through November 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., immerse yourself in fall beauty as you explore the nationally acclaimed, one-acre Pumpkin Village, featuring 90,000 pumpkins and 150,000 fall-blooming plants arranged among gourds, hay, corn stalks and squash.

While you’re there, have some fun in the Haybale Maze and the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in and around the Arboretum’s beautifully manicured gardens.

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Lace up for the Dallas Turkey Trot Run

Trot around the town during the 49th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 24, at 9 a.m., at Dallas City Hall.

Dubbed the “Way to Begin Thanksgiving Day” by the running community and thousands of locals, the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot has grown to be the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the country, offering a 5K or 8-mile course that’s suitable for all ages.

Interested? Learn more about the exciting race by visiting

Celebrate a Holiday Light Show in Plano

As winter festivities near, it’s time to delight in an evening of holiday merriment during one of Collin County’s biggest neighborhood light displays at Deerfield in Plano.

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 30, Dallas-area families and friends will share nights filled with holiday revelry as the residents of Deerfield create a magical scene with their home’s light displays and decorations, from 7 to 11 p.m. each evening.

Deerfield’s holiday light tradition can be viewed by car, horse-drawn carriage or with a segway tour. After you’ve seen them all, you can even vote for your favorite decorated house.

Visit for directions and more information.

Want to live near the fun? Darling Homes offers a wide variety of home designs, including a luxurious collection of move-in ready homes available in up and coming new-home communities throughout Dallas and Fort Worth.

For more information about Darling Homes, contact our Internet Home Consultant Melissa at (469) 252-2255 or visit

Here’s to a wonderful and memorable season in Dallas!

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Festive Fall Things to Do in Dallas

Farmer’s markets, wine tasting, pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating, there are plenty of festive fall things to do in Dallas. As the days get shorter and mornings grow cool and crisp, it’s time to start celebrating the season.

Now’s your chance to savor this beautiful time of year with Darling Homes in sought-after DFW communities you’ll enjoy first-hand.

Those looking to experience all things fall throughout the Dallas area will be delighted by the bountiful opportunities that await. Shop the fresh display of organic produce at the Fall Farmer’s Market at Light Farms in Celina, indulge in a variety of delicious wines while listening to the sounds of talented local musicians during the Wine & Music Festival at Windsong Ranch in Prosper, or peruse the patch for that perfect pumpkin and enjoy an old-fashioned, tractor-pulled hay ride at Tucker Hill’s Annual Pumpkinville event in McKinney.

Shop a Fresh, Locally-Grown Harvest

Welcome a new season at Light Farms on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Fall Farmer’s Market held at the Barn Yard. Those who attend will enjoy family activities and live music while shopping for fresh, organic produce, artisan foods and one-of-a-kind products from more than 20 local vendors and food trucks.

Light Farms is committed to providing a healthy lifestyle with community-wide farmer’s markets and weekly deliveries of fresh, locally-grown produce. Designed around bringing residents together, building relationships and creating new memories, Light Farms offers more than 200 events each year.

Want to call Light Farms home? Darling Homes at Light Farms provides timeless designs with expansive interiors that are beautifully crafted to fit its community-centric look and feel, featuring move-in ready homes with up to four bedrooms, gourmet kitchens with upgraded cabinets and appliances, luxurious master suites with oversized closets and large covered patios.

An Afternoon for the Wine Connoisseur

Indulge in artisan foods and delicious wines while listening to the sounds of live, local music during the annual Windsong Wine and Music Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The signature event is a great opportunity for adults to mix and mingle in Texas’ gorgeous autumn weather.

In Prosper, explore an award-winning community that’s truly unlike any other. At Windsong Ranch, residents have access to world-class amenities and a full calendar of community events, from the Windsong Ranch Wild West Fest in spring to the Fourth of July Splash Bash in summer.

Interested in finding your new home? Darling Homes’ designs at Windsong Ranch include two collections of luxury homes with its 61’ and 71’ series, providing options for all styles of living.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins and More Pumpkins

There’s no shortage of pumpkins at Pumpkinville! Revel in two weeks of free, fall fun with pumpkin picking, tractor-pulled hayrides, a petting zoo, face painting, costume contests and more, during Tucker Hill’s Pumpkinville event, from Monday, Oct. 17 to Monday, Oct. 31. This family-friendly event offers something for everyone and is sure to get you and your family in the Halloween spirit. Visit for details as event times vary.

Inspired by Colonial-style architecture, Tucker Hill provides a strong sense of community designed to reinvent days gone by, when residents gathered on their front porch steps and neighbors knew each other by name. Family-friendly community events are part of life at Tucker Hill.

Do you enjoy the beauty of tradition? Darling Homes’ designs at Tucker Hill are ideal, featuring classic, Grecian doorway moldings, charming, wraparound front porches, beautiful columns and exquisite interiors that are a true delight.

Like what you see? Discover Darling Homes in one of these resident-dedicated communities at Light Farms, Windsong Ranch and Tucker Hill.

Here’s to a memorable fall season!


Experience On-Site Schools with Darling Homes DFW

A new home means finding a community that fits your life, style and dedication to providing those you love with an exceptional education. Just steps from your door, experience the convenience of on-site schools in these premier DFW communities within Roanoke, Celina, The Colony, Prosper and Frisco.

Chock-full of new opportunities, Darling Homes offers a beautiful collection of move-in ready and to-be-built homes in a variety of sought-after Dallas-Fort Worth communities with access to excellent schools.


Ideal for those who enjoy a strong sense of community, Darling Homes at Fairway Ranch offers its new phase of one-and two-story home designs, including the debut of the homebuilder’s brand new, luxury floor plan. Minutes from Downtown Roanoke, residents can enjoy the walkable town square complete with local restaurants, boutiques and a community farmer’s market.

Served by the acclaimed Northwest Independent School District, Fairway Ranch residents are just steps from the on-site Wayne A. Cox Elementary, a school dedicated to providing a culture of high achievement and performance, as well as desirable community amenities including scenic landscapes, lap pool, children’s pool and a dog park.


From tennis courts and sparkling pools to an early morning run along the miles of hike and bike trails, residents of Light Farms have access to a dynamic lifestyle dedicated to building relationships and keeping it local. Designed for those who desire a strong sense of community, Light Farms features an on-site Community Supported Agriculture program, which provides residents the opportunity to receive fresh and locally-grown, organic produce each week. In addition, the community produces its own Light Farms Organic Honey from the neighborhood’s honey bees.

For growing families, young professionals and retirees, Darling Homes’ floor plans are ideal with up to four bedrooms, flexible design options and expansive living spaces for those seeking open-concept living.

At Light Farms, students can attend Light Farms Elementary served by the award-winning and highly acclaimed school district of Prosper Independent School District. Conveniently located adjacent to the community’s amenity center, Barn Yard, students can enjoy a short walk or bike ride to and from school.


Named 2016 People’s Choice Community of the Year by the Dallas Builders Association, Windsong Ranch is focused on lifestyle living with unparalleled amenities and more than 600 acres of natural and improved green space. Darling Homes’ offerings at Windsong Ranch include two collections of luxury homes with its 61’ and 71’ series.

Located among a series of lakes and lush landscapes, the master-planned community features an upscale amenities package that includes:

  • Community Café
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Children’s play area
  • Four tennis courts
  • Fitness Center
  • Resort-style pool with cabanas, lap pool and children’s splash park
  • Covered outdoor living room with oversized fireplace
  • Disc golf course
  • Mountain biking course
  • Event lawn
  • Dock
  • Amphitheater

In addition to the sought-after amenities available at Windsong Ranch, the award-winning community is home to the on-site Windsong Elementary served by the acclaimed Prosper Independent School District.

The Colony

Looking for luxury in The Colony? Explore Darling Homes at The Tribute, a well-established master-planned community, boasting an eclectic mix of Mediterranean-, Tudor- and French-inspired luxury homes. Darling Homes offers a variety of flexible floor plan options within its first phase at The Glen and in its newest phase at Tullamore and Somerset, slated to debut in late fall 2016.

Less than one mile from the community, residents can enjoy access to Prestwick STEM Academy for elementary school students. Designed to empower both students and staff through discovery, Prestwick STEM Academy is dedicated to developing a culture of continuous learning with workshops and activities that encourage both students and teachers to learn and create in the classroom.

Positioned off the secluded peninsula of Lake Lewisville, the community is also home to world-class amenities, including a resort-style pool, splash park, playground, canoe and kayak launch, scenic trails and playgrounds.


In Frisco, Darling Homes has a variety of luxury home collections in two, premier Dallas communities, Newman Village and Phillips Creek Ranch Silvertail.

With a diverse range of architectural styles, exceptional amenities, and a reputation for fine living, Newman Village residents are sure to be delighted by the exquisite home opportunities available with designs from Darling Homes’ Classical, Renaissance and Patio Collections.

Newman Village is located in the highly-esteemed Frisco Independent School District (ISD).

Set to debut in the fall of 2016, Darling Homes at Phillips Creek Ranch Silvertail will unveil its 55’ luxury designs, providing homebuyers with a signature collection that reflects the utmost in style and beauty. Served by the notable Frisco ISD, residents at Phillips Creek Ranch have access to great educational opportunities.

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Make-A-Wish with Darling Homes DFW

If you could be anyone, who would you want to be? If you could have anything, what would you want to have? If you could go anywhere, where would you want to go? If you could meet anyone, who would you want to meet? These are some of the questions the Make-A-Wish Foundation asks a child battling a life-threatening disease.

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

At age 3, Roxanne’s daughter, Emmily Blackburn, was diagnosed with Moyamoya, a rare and progressive cerebrovascular disorder caused by blocked arteries at the base of the brain. Just four years later, when Emmily was 7 years old, the family faced a sudden and tragic circumstance.

“We went in for her normal MRI and the doctors told us she needed to have brain surgery right away,” said Roxanne. “We ended up taking her to Boston Children’s Hospital for the surgery and the day we got back, she had a stroke that paralyzed the left side of her body.”

That year, Emmily was hospitalized for nearly 120 days. She spent a few weeks in recovery followed by approximately four weeks in rehab, learning how to walk again and improving her day-to-day abilities. Her rehab inspired her wish for a swimming pool.

“Emmily said the first time she could remember standing up again was in the water at rehab,” said Roxanne. “The water is her therapy.”

One year later, Emmily’s wish for a backyard swimming pool was granted.

“We realized how much that meant to her and we knew the reason behind it,” said Roxanne.

The organization grants a wish approximately every 37 minutes. Children with medical conditions and severe disease are given the opportunity to be someone, experience something, travel somewhere or meet somebody to bring happiness, energy and strength to their daily battle.

Roxanne began her career with Darling Homes in 2000, just one year before Emmily’s surgery. Shortly after, Darling Homes expanded to La Villita in Las Colinas where the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas also began building their new offices. As part of the new development, all builders were asked to donate to the foundation for each home sold in La Villita.

As the Darling Homes team learned about the family’s journey and Emmily’s condition, the company became interested in getting more involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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

The company has continued to sponsor the family with two tickets to each Wish Night Gala since 2006.

“We make it an all-about-Emmily night,” said Roxanne. “It’s an evening for her to mingle with friends and enjoy being a normal kid.”

This year, at the 20th Anniversary of the Wish Night Gala, the foundation raised nearly $2 million. In addition to Wish Night, children are invited to a variety of events and activities throughout the year, including art parties, sporting events and the Blue Angels Air Shows.

“Other people may not realize to the extent that Make-A-Wish becomes family,” said Roxanne. “Experiencing this makes you realize how much the foundation truly impacts those who need it at such desperate times.”

Today, Emmily is 22 years old and continues to support and actively participate as a Wish Ambassador for the foundation. She is attending North Central Texas College studying to be a pediatric nurse and participates in the Special Olympics swimming every year.

Although her stroke at age 7 caused her to lose half of her vision, it’s clear to see Emmily’s energy and motivation. She’s dedicating her life to help make a difference for children who need medical attention and care.

“People know what Make-A-Wish Foundation does, but may not understand how it’s truly a life-changing experience,” said Roxanne. “Emmily is a pretty incredible kid, and it’s exciting to see what she’s been able to achieve.”

Darling Homes’ support and encouragement of the family displays its commitment to employees and their families, as well as its dedication to local charities throughout Dallas-Fort Worth.


Last Opportunities Await in Several Popular Dallas Communities

Ready to make the Darling move? With a collection of move-in ready homes and to-be-built homes available, Darling Homes provides Dallas-area homebuyers an up-close look at its popular Dallas communities nearing closeout in a variety of DFW locations.

Explore communities that offer upscale amenities, on-site schools and the walkable lifestyle you’re looking for.

Experience Life at Your Doorstep

Lakeside-DFW-in-DallasFor those seeking the ideal live-work-play lifestyle, Darling Homes offers charming villa-style retreats in an intimate community setting at Main Street Coppell and Lakeside DFW in Flower Mound.

Surrounded by boutiques and local eateries that continue to flourish each day, Main Street Coppell offers a unique blend of city-life luxuries and Southern hospitality.

Reminiscent of the classic Texas town square, Main Street Coppell offers residents the convenience of walkable livability with a community-centric downtown area complete with local restaurants, playgrounds, a two-acre park, water features and a pavilion where community events and the weekly farmers market is held.

Vibrant, urban living and adventure epitomize the lifestyle available at Lakeside DFW. Darling Homes brings elegance to the close-knit neighborhood with its villa-style homes near the 8,000-acre Lake Grapevine, home to exciting outdoor activities including fishing, boating, hiking and camping. Residents are seamlessly connected through the Lakeside Trail that weaves throughout the community, providing access to excellent shopping, dining, parks and Lake Grapevine. 

Amenities that Delight

Imagine your dream home surrounded by sparkling lakes, pristine landscapes and extensive hike and bike trails. Darling Homes at Arches Point at Parkside in Irving and Light Farms in Celina offers an elevated living experience with excellent community amenities that are sure to delight.

At Arches Point, residents can enjoy amenities that include water features and pocket parks, as well as a dog park, playgrounds and wildflower-lined trails through greenbelts, along ponds and over waterways. With limited homesites remaining, homebuyers have the opportunity to experience a blend of outdoor livability and Darling Homes’ Tudor-style retreats priced from the $500,000s.Light-Farms

Darling Homes at Light Farms features a stunning collection of flexible floor plans for those seeking open-concept living. Light Farms incorporates environmentally-friendly elements and exceptional lifestyle amenities for all ages, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, junior olympic, athletic and kiddie-sized pools, tennis courts and a central hub known as the Barn Yard. The community is also home to an on-site elementary school, Light Farms Elementary.

Live Near the Center of it All

Whether you’re seeking a shorter commute to work or easy access to a dynamic lifestyle that awaits, Darling Homes offers a variety of move-in ready homes in prime areas throughout DFW.

Conveniently located just one mile south of Parker on Plano Parkway, Darling Homes at Mustang Park in Carrollton provides access to Hwy 121 and the Dallas North Tollway for a short commute to shopping, dining and major sports venues. Darling Homes features flexible home designs with up to five bedrooms, spacious living areas, three-car garages and expansive covered patios.

Looking for an amenity-rich community in an excellent location? Darling Homes at The Tribute in The Colony offers luxury homes ranging from approximately 2,900 square feet to 4,300 square feet with access to the award-winning Old American Golf Club and Tribute Golf Links. Located just minutes from the Dallas North Tollway and Hwy 121, residents of The Tribute will enjoy an easy route to attractions and sites in Downtown Dallas, as well as DFW International Airport.The-Tribute-Darling-Homes

Seeking a Mediterranean oasis in Southlake? Darling Homes at Verandas at Southlake offers an exquisite lineup of Mediterranean-inspired homes with expansive courtyards, exterior casitas and open-concept interiors. Minutes from the city’s social hub, Southlake Town Square, residents can experience upscale dining, shopping and entertainment on nearly every corner. 

Like what you see? Schedule your tour today to find your dream, move-in ready home.

For more information about Darling Homes, contact our Internet Homes Sales Team at (469) 252-2255 or visit

Community Darling Difference

New Darling Homes Are Coming Soon to a Wide Array of Dallas Communities

In the market for a new, Dallas-area home? Now’s your chance to discover the Darling Difference with an exciting array of new communities now open and coming soon to Dallas Fort Worth.

Explore new home designs nestled in a variety of communities that offer walkable livability, impressive amenity centers and delightful architectural diversity and explore stunning new homes featuring the impeccable designs for which Darling Homes is known for.

Whether it’s a charming villa-style retreat, an elegant patio home or a magnificently designed luxury home, a Darling Home delivers a world of difference.

Let’s take a tour…

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Newman Village

Want a vibrant, walkable community with one-of-a-kind home designs?

Designed for those who enjoy an intimate community feel and a sense of fun, our latest developments include new phases at Main Street Coppell in Coppell, Texas and Lakeside DFW in Flower Mound, Texas. With easy access to great shopping, dining and exciting options for entertainment, these communities offer more than a home, they offer live-work-play lifestyle!  

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Lakeside DFW Entrance


Darling Homes at Lakeside DFW

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Lake Grapevine near Lakeside DFW

Darling Homes will debut a brand new, three-story urban home design at VUE Las Colinas ideally situated just minutes from vibrant city living in Irving, Texas. The new collection features Darling Homes’ distinctive details and innovative designs beautifully set on the renowned TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas golf course.

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VUE Las Colinas

Looking for luxury living and a sense of community?

For those who enjoy charming Colonial-inspired homes, there’s Tucker Hill, a unique community with a new phase of homes featuring period-specific architectural details and authentic style tailored to your tastes.

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Tucker Hill

Located in the Northwest Dallas city of Flower Mound, Darling Homes at Parkside at Woodlake offers luxurious, single-family homes near excellent schools in a community with something for everyone. With easy access to Lake Grapevine and Lakeside DFW boardwalk, shops and restaurants, Parkside at Woodlake is a must-see.

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Parkside at Woodlake

Darling Homes at Spicewood at Craig Ranch in McKinney offers distinctive two-story, villa-style homes with stylish European-inspired exteriors and open floor plans. At Craig Ranch, you’re joining a community that puts life first. Just steps from your doorstep, you’ll find everything from winding creekside trails to state-of-the-art sport and fitness facilities, including baseball and soccer fields, an ice rink, a five-star TPC golf course, beach sand courts, and even a spa.

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Spicewood at Craig Ranch

Coming soon to Dallas-Fort Worth is Darling Homes’ collection at Chapel Creek. These innovative home designs will offer charming creekside views with Old World-inspired architecture designed for those seeking rustic elegance in a peaceful setting. Chapel Creek residents will experience the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown with a delicate landscape of rolling hills, shaded trees and hiking and biking trails weaved throughout.

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Chapel Creek

Want elevated luxury within a master-planned community?

Imagine surrounding yourself with acres of gorgeous greenery, parks, hiking and biking trails, an impressive amenity center and more. Experience elevated luxury within the master-planned communities of Hunters Glen, in Flower Mound, and Phillips Creek Ranch Silvertail and Newman Village, in Frisco.

Recently rated one of the “Safest Places to Live in Texas,” Flower Mound offers the perfect balance of vibrant city and suburban lifestyles. At Hunter’s Glen, explore Darling Homes’ luxurious, new home floor plans, located in one of DFW’s most desirable areas and featuring one- and two-story, open-concept floor plans with spacious family rooms, gourmet kitchens, formal dining rooms and private master suites.

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Hunters Glen

At Phillips Creek Ranch Silvertail, Darling Homes will build luxury homes, featuring charming formal dining rooms, gorgeous gourmet kitchens, spacious family rooms and private master bedroom retreats. The 950-acre community is the ideal fit for every style of living, from professionals and growing families to retirees.

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Phillips Creek Ranch Silvertail

For those seeking extraordinary living and elegantly crafted homes, there’s Newman Village, a unique, gated community that offers elevated living in Frisco, Texas.

With a gorgeous blend of architectural styles from five, distinct Darling Homes Collections, including the Classical, Patio, Plaza 52s, Plaza 62s and Renaissance collections, and impressive amenities, including the Swimming and Racquet Club, tennis courts, parks and trails, Darling Homes at Newman Village are an essential stop on your Darling Homes’ tour.

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Newman Village

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