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Hot Deals in Houston

Love the outdoors? Find your dream home by Darling Homes in Houston, Texas, and receive a free outdoor kitchen upgrade when you contract any build-to-order Darling home in Houston now through March 31, 2015.

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Outdoor entertaining will be a delight with an expansive covered patio featuring your new outdoor kitchenette with a built-in grill, refrigerator, storage space and elegant granite countertops.

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New Homes at Glade Hill

Imagine living in a community where you’ll find a serene retreat away from the busy city with nearby golf courses, gorgeous vineyards, and Texas charm.

Glade Hill is now selling its gorgeous one- and two-story homes priced from the $430,000s with up to five bedrooms and approximately 3,200 square feet of luxury. The home designs will include front-entry garages with traditional brick and stone style exterior elevations.

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Glade Hill is located within the highly-recognized Grapevine-Colleyville School District and provides excellent access to major employment centers in the area. The community is just west of Dallas in Grapevine at the crossroads of HWY 360 and Glade Road, just minutes from HWY 121 and conveniently located just minutes from DFW International Airport.

Glade Hill residents will enjoy easy access to the Great Wolf Lodge, an 84-degree indoor water park perfect for year-round fun. Splash the day away in over 80,000 square feet of water-packed excitement, including jaw-dropping slides for thrill seekers or zero-depth entry areas for little ones.

Grapevine’s Historic Main Street offers the charisma and charm of a small-town and features locally-owned restaurants and boutiques, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, winery tasting rooms, art galleries and fine art studios.

Golf enthusiasts will love Grapevine’s Cowboys Golf Club, the only NFL-themed golf course, the Grapevine Golf Course, one of the best municipal courses in the nation, or Bear Creek Golf Course.

For more information call Juston Wenham at (817) 344-7204 or visit

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Top 10 Safest Places to Live in Texas

The top 10 safest cities in Texas also happen to be home to eight Darling Homes communities. According to Movoto Real Estate, Flower Mound tops the list at No. 1, which is also home to three Darling Homes communities.

According to Movoto, various factors were taken into consideration before creating the list, including crime data from areas of Texas with the highest population. By creating categories and comparing numbers, Movoto was able to create a top 10 list.

Hunters Glen is the latest master-planned community in Flower Mound and Darling Homes’ neighborhood at Hunters Glen will feature new home designs ranging from approximately 3,000-4,500 square feet on larger 85′ by 150′ home sites and will be served by excellent schools in Lewisville ISD.

The Lakeside DFW 30 and Lakeside DFW 55 collections are also in Flower Mound and are only a few minutes from a large selection of shopping, dining and entertainment. The community is also connected through the Lakeside Trail that winds throughout the entire community. Life at Lakeside DFW offers residents a chance to be part of a vibrant, diverse and urban community.

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Finally, Darling Homes is debuting this spring at Parkside at Woodlake. The distinctive home designs, known for their livability, will be offered as traditional single family homes with classic brick and stone elevations on lots 50′ wide by 125′ deep.

Floor plans at Parkside at Woodlake will range from approximately 2,000 to 3,500 square feet, with options for buyers to personalize their indoor and outdoor living spaces.

The city of Allen, Texas, came in at No. 5 on the Movoto list. Allen is home to Star Creek, where Darling Homes currently builds two collections of homes.

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The master-planned community Star Creek is nestled among 549-acres of wooded creeks and offers residents amenities such as a private community center, pools, spray parks, playgrounds, tennis/basketball courts, fire pits and hiking and biking trails.

Coppell, Texas is No. 8 on the list and where you’ll find Darling Homes’ Main Street Coppell and Main Street Coppell American Classic homes. Main Street Coppell is a walkable community, home to professional office cottages, luxury villa homes, restaurants and retail buildings designed using early century architectural styling. Tree-lined streets allow residents to walk along a blend of prairie architectural expressions reminiscent of the classic Texas town square.

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Tranquil Waterfalls and Sparkling Lakes

Tranquil waterfalls, more than 250 acres of sparkling lakes with fishing piers, luxurious community amenities, and breathtaking homesites – you’ll find it all at Riverstone in Sugar Land, Texas.

Riverstone has once again been ranked No. 4 on two lists of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities. The lists, compiled by independent research firms John Burns Real Estate Consulting and Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO), has the Fort Bend community as the highest-ranked Texas development, with 719 homes sold last year. Riverstone was ranked No. 6 when the lists were released at this time last year and then moved up to No. 4 mid-year in a report by RCLCO.

Darling Homes is excited to introduce four new communities in Riverstone including Avalon 55’, Avalon 70’, Avalon 80’ and Whisper Rock 65’ Luxury Patio.

Avalon at Riverstone 55’ features Darling Homes’ luxury designs priced from the $425,000s with up to approximately 3,600 square feet of living space. The one- and two-story single-family homes offer homebuyers owner’s suites, game and media rooms, gourmet kitchens, optional extended patios, and two- to three-car garages. Call (832) 831-1000 to schedule a tour of the brand new model home today.

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Avalon at Riverstone 70’ is scheduled to open at the end of February with homes priced from the $500,000s and up to approximately 4,300 square feet. Darling’s floor plans will feature dramatically opened concepts with intense architectural elements. Home buyers can enjoy options such as; game room, media room, outdoor living space with custom fireplace, exterior summer kitchens, walk-up attic storage and private guest casitas perfect for entertaining.

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Avalon at Riverstone 80’ features gorgeous Darling Homes designs priced from the $640,000s with up to approximately 5,200 square feet of luxurious living space. Opening at the end of February, this neighborhood offers homebuyers larger homesites with stunning amenities including gated porches and courtyards, master suites, walk-in closets, balconies, and more.

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Whisper Rock 65’ is a private, wooded enclave featuring creatively designed patio homes priced from the $466,000s with up to 3,700 square feet. Formal dining rooms, wine grottos, gourmet kitchens and three-car garages are just a few of the luxurious amenities you’ll find in Darling’s patio designs at Whisper Rock.

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Reserve Your Homesite In Houston

Don’t miss an incredible opportunity to reserve your homesite before the grand openings of Alden Woods, Bridgeland and The Groves! The first three homebuyers that contract in each community will receive a free outdoor kitchen upgrade or $10,000 in other home options in lieu of the outdoor kitchen.

Located in Houston’s northwest corridor, with convenient access to the Grand Parkway, Alden Woods residents will find the luxury they crave while still remaining close to employment centers like the Energy Corridor, U.S. 290-area employers and downtown Houston.

Alden Woods features gorgeous oversized and cul-de-sac homes priced from the low $400,000s with up to approximately 4,200 square feet of luxurious living space – all within the natural beauty of Cypress, Texas.

The Tribute

The highly anticipated community of Hidden Creek at Bridgeland is now pre-selling homesites from the $560,000s with up to approximately 5,200 square feet in a gorgeous 11,400-acre master-planned community in the northwest Houston suburb of Cypress, Texas.

Bridgeland offers residents 60-miles of winding nature trails along waterways and sparkling creeks, more than 900-acres of lakes perfect for fishing and kayaking, and planned Town Center with hospitals, schools, employment, and more.

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The Groves is a 993-acre master-planned community located in northeast Houston. This community features the stunning, natural wooded landscape of the Lake Houston area and offers planned and natural amenities including miles of trails, Woodland Creek, an outdoor plaza, parks, pool, and splash pad.

Less than 5 miles north of the Sam Houston Tollway and West Lake Houston Parkway, this community is conveniently located near major business centers, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston’s most premier shopping, dining and entertainment.

The Groves is pre-selling floor plans from the $300,000s with up to approximately 3,300 square feet of gorgeous space including owner’s suites, gourmet kitchens, media rooms, game rooms, and much more.

Homebuyers must reserve their homesite by selecting the homesite, floor plan and elevation, and make a reservation fee deposit by Dec. 31 to qualify for this limited time offer.

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Darling Homes Makes Holidays Brighter

Each year, Darling Homes strives to lend a helping hand to those in need. This year was no different as the Texas homebuilder took on several projects to raise money for local Dallas organizations including the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Services.

“We take pride in our involvement within the Dallas community and aim to make a difference with charitable donations to great organizations like these,” said Shawn Cate, vice president of sales and marketing for Darling Homes’ Dallas division.


The fourth annual Lemon Aid Stand and Bake Sale at Newman Village took place in October benefitting the Children’s Medical Center’s “Change for Children” program. The proceeds of the sale helped fund medical treatment and birthday celebrations for sick children.

The Children’s Medical Center provides world-class care to more than 200,000 children every day. Donations to Children’s Medical Center contribute to advancements in clinical research, on-site schooling for patients, care for children with serious conditions, and much more. To donate to the Children’s Medical Center, please visit

“It’s a Wonderful Life” at Newman Village was an enchanting evening filled with holiday fun benefitting the Frisco Education Foundation, which helps fund scholarship opportunities for Frisco Independent School District students. The holiday experience at Newman Village included horse-drawn carriage rides, an ice-skating rink, train rides and a special visit from Santa Claus for photos.

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The Frisco Education Foundation provides financial resources to maximize student potential in the Frisco Independent School District through educational programs, student scholarships and grants for FISD educators. To donate to the Frisco Education Foundation, please visit

Darling Homes is also honored to be a part of the 2014 Frisco Family Services Holiday Program, benefitting more than 300 families in crisis. The homebuilder’s Dallas team sponsors a child by picking an Angel ornament from the Corporate Office Christmas Tree and shopping for the gifts on the child’s wish list. Darling Homes also provided critical food and household items for the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry this holiday season.

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Frisco Family Services helps members of the community who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs in order to improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. To donate to Frisco Family Services please visit

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About Darling Homes

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation operates in the U.S. under the Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes brands and in Canada under the Monarch brand. Taylor Morrison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and attached homes serving a wide array of customers including first-time, move-up, luxury and 55+ or better. Taylor Morrison divisions operate in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. Darling Homes serves move-up and luxury homebuyers in Texas. Monarch, Canada’s oldest homebuilder builds homes for first-time and move-up buyers in Toronto and Ottawa as well as high rise condominiums in Toronto. For more information about Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes or Monarch, please visit, and

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Prism Awards

Darling Homes took home two significant awards at the 2014 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards, which are considered the most prestigious homebuilding awards handed out each year in Houston.

Darling took home awards for “Volume Builder Product Design” ($500,000+) and “Volume Builder – Garden Home/Patio Home of the Year” adding to an already impressive history of PRISM awards.

Darling was also a Grand Award finalist for “Volume Builder of the Year”.

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Darling Homes offers renowned patio home collections at many of their gorgeous communities including Cross Creek Ranch, Newman Village, Lantana, Riverstone, and Woodforest.

Every day, homebuyers are able to choose from a series of proven, successful floor plans from Darling Homes that Houston residents have come to love because of the attention to craftsmanship and a focus on architectural details, which completes the picture of a well-built home built for years of living.

Darling was also a finalist in several other PRISM categories including “Volume Builder of the Year”, “Volume Builder Product Design” ($250,000 to $300,000), “Volume Builder – Family Room”, “Volume Builder – Bedroom”, “Volume Builder – Outdoor Living Space”, “Volume Builder – Interior Merchandising for a Model Home: Over $500,000”.

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Darling Homes Community Halloween Events

Grab your trick-or-treat bags, you’re invited to fun family Halloween festivities at our communities in Prosper and McKinney this year!

Windsong Ranch

Looking for something fun to do on Halloween? Dress up and bring the kids to Windsong Ranch’s Spooktacular from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 31.

Parents will enjoy a live band and delicious food vendors while kids will have the time of their lives on hayrides, getting their faces painted, trick-or-treating for candy, decorating Halloween pumpkins and more!

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Windsong Ranch is a 2,030-acre master-planned community located west of the Dallas North Tollway on Highway 380 in Prosper. While you’re there, be sure to check out the community’s new amenities like the information center, café and fitness center, a resort-style pool, lap pool, fire pit and outdoor eating area with fireplace. We’ll see you there!

Tucker Hill

What better place to enjoy Halloween than at Tucker Hill in McKinney, the city recently voted the best place to live in America by Money magazine. The falling leaves and spicy pumpkin aroma will surround you, enticing you to fall in love with the Halloween season all over again.

Join the Darling Homes family as we welcome the fall season during Southern Land Company’s third annual “Tucker Hill Pumpkinville…Your Patch-to-Porch Destination” event, running from October 17-31.

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Rows of pumpkins will enchant kids as they attempt to find the biggest pumpkin to craft the perfect jack-o-lantern. The tractor-pulled hayride, pumpkin painting and carving stations will surely keep kids entertained while adults dance to a DJ and enjoy comfort foods, including delicious dishes from Pynk Pit BBQ’s food truck.

Make new memories with family and friends at Pumpkinville with free admission at the door and many free activities during the event, including a toddler-sized maze and balloon artist. All proceeds will be donated to non-profit event partner McKinney Christian Academy.

In keeping with tradition, there will be an opportunity to win a $500 shopping spree at Allen Premium Outlets with a tour of Tucker Hill’s model homes, including beautiful Darling Homes’ floor plans. To register for the shopping spree, homebuyers must visit Tucker Hill between October 17 and December 31.

Pumpkinville festivities run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Seven Wonders of Woodforest

Take a wondrous journey through Woodforest and uncover seven remarkable features of a world-class community right in Houston’s own backyard. Located in Montgomery, this extraordinary 3,000-acre development featuring Darling Homes has it all – as homebuyers can find out during the 7 Wonders of Woodforest.

Experience the excitement of Woodforest and join Darling Homes on October 18 and 19 for plenty of fun including zip line and segway rides, tight rope acts, bounce houses, oversize soccer ball games, a classic car show, delicious snacks and refreshments, prize giveaways, and more. It’s all a part of 7 Wonders of Woodforest, which runs both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Discover the incredible amenities Woodforest has to offer including the new Stewart Elementary School and tour 27 professionally furnished model homes including Darling Homes’ beautiful Woodforest models including its new Mediterranean elevations at Woodforest.

Based on a traditional Mediterranean home but updated by Dalring Homes to fit today’s modern floor plans, the elevation upgrade to the Houston homebuilder’s Woodforest patio home collection focuses on the romance and elegance of Mediterranean-style homes.

The allure of the Mediterranean design is more than skin deep. The elevation offers the ability to counter a warm climate with a floor plan designed to stay cool and breezy. The shallow sloping roofs and bright terracotta tile roofs help achieve this objective. The light stucco walls assist in giving the home a bright and clean appearance while also helping the home reflect direct sunlight, cooling the interior.

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The 7 Wonders of Woodforest event also kicks off a special promotion for homebuyers. Starting Saturday, October 18, homebuyers will receive a $700 gift card at closing for any new contract written through November 30.

Homebuyers who close by December 31 will be registered for a chance to win a trip for two to Chichen Itza in Mexico to experience one of the wonders of the world.

Discover the enchantment of this master-planned community. Woodforest includes features such as community-sponsored events, a resort-style swimming complex, tennis and basketball courts, sports fields, miles of trails, park and playgrounds, a water spray park and quick access to Woodforest Golf Club.

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Buy a Darling Home in Houston this Fall and Reap the Benefits

There’s never been a better time to buy a Darling Home in Houston! We’re currently offering up to $8,000 in paid closing costs on select homes throughout the Greater Houston Area.

From now until October 31, 2014, Darling Homes is offering qualified homebuyers using Taylor Morrison Home Funding the opportunity to receive up to $8,000 in paid closing costs, depending on the community and home they choose.

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A total of 25 Darling Homes neighborhoods are part of the promotion, with Darling Homes’ newest offerings in Avalon at Riverstoneincluding paid closing costs that range from $5,000 to $8,000. North of Houston, Darling’s Woodlands communities are offering the same opportunities.


At Woodforest, where the floor plans include the designs and special touches that today’s buyer demands, the money-saving opportunities range from $4,000 for the American Classic series to $7,000 for luxury homes.

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Spacious master suites, gourmet kitchens and great rooms in Darling’s patio series are paired with a variety of options that include private studies, media rooms and sun rooms. Oversized patios and covered porches provide a balance of indoor/outdoor appeal, perfect for an active lifestyle.

The builder’s patio series promotions range from $4,000 to $6,000 for homes that include access to a resort-style swimming complex, tennis and basketball courts, sports fields, miles of trails, parks and playgrounds, a water spray park and quick access to Woodforest Golf Club.