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

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

Stunning Location with Access to Everything You Want and Need

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

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

Beautiful Designs You’ll Love Coming Home To

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

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

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

An Incredible Lifestyle with Master-Planned Amenities and Outdoor Recreation

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

A Golfer’s Paradise

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

Old American Golf Club

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

The Tribute Golf Links & Guest House

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

LPGA Tournament Hosts for 2nd Year in a Row

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

Enjoy Natural Bliss

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

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Restaurants and Recreation

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

Exciting Future Amenities

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

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

Fun Events from our Resident Lifestyle Director

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

One-Of-A-Kind Public Education

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

Discover Your Dream Lifestyle

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

Footnotes

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

Community Travel

Best Places to View Fall Foliage in Texas

Leaves are beginning to change in Darling Homes communities in Dallas and Houston, and there are a few hidden gems throughout the Lone Star State where visitors can go to experience autumn’s beauty.

Below are three Texas state parks and natural areas that offer visitors an unparalleled look at fall colors, and this leaf color map from Thrillist is an excellent tool to keep track of when leaves are at their most brilliant.

Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lost Maples State Natural Area, located northwest of San Antonio, is known for its radiant beauty during autumn. Filled with striking maple trees that turn brilliant hues of orange, yellow and red, Lost Maples is renowned for its rugged beauty.

At this park, visitors can indulge in a variety of outdoor activities, including:

  • Over 10 miles of trails meandering along the edge of a 2,200-foot cliff
  • Camping at a selection of over 30 campsites
  • Fishing in the Sanibal River or Can Creek
  • Geocaching
  • Wildlife watching
  • An off the grid weekend – no cell service here!

Tyler State Park

At Tyler State Park, a peaceful retreat nestled in northeast Texas, visitors will delight in seeing the changing leaves from the comfort of the car with a scenic drive or getting an up close view at the vibrant hues from one of many hiking and walking trails.

This beautiful park offers its visitors a plethora of activities, including:

McKinney Falls State Park

Near Austin, at McKinney Falls State Park, visitors will find themselves enchanted by the capital region’s hill country, where Onion Creek flows over limestone ledges to create a breathtaking waterfall. During autumn, this scenic park is brimming with incredible colors.

While visiting McKinney Falls State Park, explore the outdoors by:

  • Camping at one of 81 sites
  • Mountain or road biking
  • Fishing in Onion Creek
  • Bouldering
  • Joining a Ranger Program on birding, geocaching and more

Texas is filled with incredible opportunities to see fall foliage while exploring the outdoors!

Lifestyle Travel

Escape the City with a Texas Day Trip

Now that you’ve settled into your Darling Homes community in Dallas or Houston, it’s time to branch out of the neighborhood and explore more of Texas! With amazing day trip options, it’s never been easier for locals to hop in the car and explore more of the Lone Star State.

Dallas

Magnolia Market

Fans of the HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper’ are a mere hour and a half from Waco, the home of Magnolia Market at the Silos. Make it a day by experiencing all the Silos has to offer!

  • Silos Baking Co.
  • The Market
  • Seed & Supply
  • The Food trucks & lawn games

Texas Education

Waco is a premier destination for brushing up on your Texas history. Check out one of the following:

Outdoor Retreat

Prefer to spend a day outdoors? Try a peaceful retreat at Lake Whitney State Park, roughly an hour and 40 minutes southwest of Dallas, offering plenty of activities on and off the lake.

  • Swim
  • Boat
  • Fish
  • Hike and bike
  • Observe wildlife

Houston

Beach Bums & Thrill Seekers

Galveston is a popular day trip destination for Houstonians, located about an hour away from the city. With a wide range of activities, this destination offers something for everyone from beachgoers to thrill seekers.

Texas Legends

About an hour and a half northwest of Houston lies Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, where Texas history and sightseeing could easily entertain your group for a day. The gorgeous grounds are ideal for picnicking, sightseeing and birdwatching before heading to see a piece of Texas legend. Known as the Birthplace of Texas, this site allows visitors to go through Independence Hall, Star of the Republic Museum and tour through Barrington Living History Farm.

Texas is full of rich history, beautiful outdoor spaces and fun activities. These easy day trips from your Darling Homes community are just a sample of what the state has to offer its residents.

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Kids in School

School is here, but don’t let that stop you! Here are some fun activities in and around the Houston area so you and your family can soak up the last rays of summer.

Museums. Houston has plenty of museums to explore, making for a fun, educational day on the town with the kids. From hands-on experiences at The Health Museum and the Children’s Museum of Houston, to the Art Car Museum and others that unleash your creative side, there’s something for everyone!

Houston Museum

Discovery Green. Have an outdoor adventure in the middle of downtown Houston. Enjoy kayaking and stand up paddle boarding on Kinder Lake or take a stroll on the McNair Jogging Trail.

Houston Kayak

Moody Gardens. Experience the rainforest, explore the ocean’s depths, challenge your agility on a ropes course and zip line at Moody Gardens. Visit for the day or stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel and enjoy a weekend with the family. Even better? It’s just 45 minutes from Sienna Plantation and Riverstone, perfect for a last-minute getaway!

Houston Aquarium

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Old Fashioned Charm Grapvine Texas

What if you could live in a community where old-fashioned charm was paired perfectly with modern conveniences? If you live in Grapevine Texas, you already know what we’re talking about.

In Grapevine, the charm of yesterday is still alive and well, with weekly Farmer’s Markets, Mom and Pop shops, local eateries and even a restored 1940s movie theater playing movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age of film.

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It’s a perfect complement for a small town that still offers convenient access to Dallas, Fort Worth and northern Dallas. A town where the DART rail can safely take you downtown to catch a Mavericks game or one of your favorite performers in concert. And it’s a town where a quality education is still available, thanks to the presence of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD schools.

Bike trails and jogging paths offer a chance to enjoy the outdoors while escaping the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Looking for something local to do? There’s always a festival or event on the calendar in Grapevine. There’s Main Street Days in May, where this year craft brew lovers got a chance to experience some of the country’s finest brews while families enjoyed  the SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium touch pool , LEGOLAND Discovery Center Junior Builder Competition, food, fun and much more.

Christmas is another magical time in Grapevine. There are more than 1,400 Christmas events packed into just 40 days, with millions of twinkling lights just waiting for your arrival. It’s the reason why Grapevine is known as the Christmas capital of Texas each year.

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Darling Homes offers you a chance to call Grapevine home with its latest community, Glade Hill. Offering affordability, easy highway access and a central location, Glade Hill brings to Grapevine innovative new floor plans that homebuyers will love. These traditional, single-family homes fit in perfectly with the charm and tradition of Grapevine. And with homes already available for move-in, you could be experiencing the charm of Grapevine sooner than you think!

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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!

Windsong ranch

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.

For more information, including a list of activities, please visit www.tuckerhilltx.com.

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25 Things to Know about the Shell Houston Open

Attention all PGA Tour fans, clear your calendars for the Shell Houston Open, teeing off March 31st to April 6th at the Golf Club of Houston Tournament Course in Humble, Texas. Formerly known as the Redstone Golf Club, this challenging course with picturesque scenery welcomes many of your favorite golf stars.

5 Things to Know About the SHO

  • The Shell Houston Open has raised more than $50 million for children and families in need through charities and scholarships in the Greater Houston area.
  • The Houston Golf Association has been conducting PGA Tour events since 1946, making Houston’s tournament the 10th oldest on the schedule.
  • The youngest player to win the Houston Open was Hubert Green at age 24 in 1984.
  • The oldest player to win the Houston Open was Gene Littler at age 46 in 1977.
  • Since 1949, there have been 22 holes-in-one at the Shell Houston Open.

How to Get Your Tickets

You can purchase your tickets at the tournament gate of the Golf Club of Houston Tournament Course or buy and print them online at Extreme Tix. General parking is available Thursday through Sunday at ecopark at the Bush Intercontinental Airport, with round-trip bus rides to get you to and from the course.

Top 5 Restaurants in the Houston Area

CINQ – Located in the La Colombe d’Or Hotel, CINQ indulges diners with a modern European cuisine. Try CIA-trained chef German Mosquera’s bold menu, (713) 524-7999 or online.

Da Marco – Satisfy your craving at the intimate Italian restaurant, Da Marco. Chef Marco Wiles has his fish jet-flown to Houston directly from Italy. Call (713) 807-8857 or reserve online.

Pappas Bros Steakhouse – Pappas Bros offers private dining for the luxurious VIP experience you’ve been searching for. Known for its selection of wine and steaks, it’ll be a night to remember. Call (713) 780-7352 or reserve online at OpenTable.

Américas River Oaks – Spice up your night with Latin food at Américas at River Oaks. Enjoy a private dining experience and indulge in dishes like the grilled swordfish churrasco or the achiote rubbed pork tenderloin stuffed with cilantro tamalito and topped with jumbo lump crab meat. Call (832) 200-1492 or reserve online at OpenTable.

Uchi – Dine luxuriously at this contemporary Japanese restaurant. Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature menu offers hot and cool tastings, makimono, yakimono, tempura and of course, sushi and sashimi. The dishes draw from his style of combining unexpected textures and flavors that push the boundaries of Japanese cuisine so that each guest at the table may enjoy and share the experience of dining at Uchi together. Call (713) 522-4808 or reserve online at Uchi.

Top 5 Things You Need to See

The Downtown Tunnels – Six miles of mazes connects many of Houston’s downtown buildings and offers a unique dining and shopping experience. Check out the tunnel’s map to find a coffee shop, deli or a gift boutique while you explore miles of underground entertainment.

Discovery Green – Known as Houston’s version of Central Park and located right in the middle of Downtown Houston, Discovery Green is home to great cafés and a stage featuring free entertainment. From kayaking to jogging trails to yoga classes in the park, there is something for everyone at Discovery Green.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Enjoy wine tastings while you explore the 5 mile, pet-friendly nature trail at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. Try out tai chi, yoga or learn which plants are edible during your wander through the lush woods.

Bayou Place – Home to countless theaters, bars, lounges and nightclubs, Bayou Place is the place to be if you’re looking for a fun night out. Located in the heart of Houston’s Downtown Theater District, this 130,000 square foot entertainment megaplex is the premier destination for great food and good times.

Downtown Aquarium – Dine alongside a 150,000 gallon, two-story tank with over 400 species of beautiful, intriguing marine life, pet and feed a stingray or enjoy a train ride through the Shark Voyage. Downtown Aquarium offers many exhibits, games and rides for a fun experience that caters to all ages.

Top 5 Golf Courses in the Houston Area

Memorial Park Golf Course – A Houston golf fan favorite, this historic course has hosted some of the most famous golf pros including Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Ranked best course to walk by the Houston Chron, the Memorial Park Golf Course is beautifully framed by huge trees and occasionally you can spot a deer prancing through the course. Call (713) 559-2000 to reserve your tee time today!

BlackHorse Golf Club – Perfect for a corporate event or client outing, the BlackHorse Golf Club welcomes seasoned golfers looking for a challenge. Refuel after a round at Jake’s Grill, a bar and grill in the clubhouse that offers outdoor seating with a fantastic view of the course. Call (281) 304-1747 to reserve your tee time today!

Tour 18 Golf Club – Have time for just one round? This course is perfect for anyone, from novice players to golf pros, so bring a friend along and experience the Tour 18 Golf Club with its replicas of the 18 most famous holes on the PGA golf tour. Call (281) 540-1818 to reserve your tee time today!

Wildcat Golf Club – Impress your friends and co-workers by inviting them to the Wildcat Golf Club, the preferred golf club of Houston’s professional sports teams. The Highlands Course elevates you high enough to offer stunning views of Reliant Stadium and downtown Houston. With its strategically placed bunkers, elevation changes and blind shots, the courses at Wildcat Golf Club are sure to keep you entertained. Call (713) 413-3400 to reserve your tee time today!

Sienna Plantation Golf Club – Experience one of the more upscale courses in the Greater Houston area. The Sienna Plantation Golf Club gives you a sense of community with its country club atmosphere and offers the highest quality of golf you can find. Tee off in a naturally wooded setting with beautiful winding creeks throughout the course and finish off the day by treating yourself to a gourmet meal at the Sienna Grille. Call (281) 778-4653 to reserve your tee time today!

Love the Area? 5 Darling Homes Communities to Tour

Aliana – Aliana is a beautiful master-planned community located west of Houston in Richmond, Texas. Aliana offers a variety of gorgeous Darling Homes set amidst numerous parks with miles of hiking and biking trails. Aliana residents enjoy access to a 24-hour fitness center, tennis courts and a video game center for the kids, and the Club at Aliana Swim Center offers activities year round, with everything from swim lessons to cooking classes in the Clubhouse’s gourmet kitchen.

Creekside Park – The idyllic community at Creekside Park offers one and two-story homes with several different floor plans, each with eclectic architecture and inspired design. The master design of the interior, family-friendly environment and luxurious amenities offered make this new community a perfect fit for every lifestyle.

Riverstone – Darling Homes introduces a new, gated section of larger home sites in Fort Bend’s award winning development of Riverstone. This new neighborhood encompasses creek side, lake view and cul-de-sac lots for buyers to choose from. Darling Homes brings a new series of luxury homes with distinctive designs offering living spaces with up to approximately 5,200 square feet.

Sienna Plantation – Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Houston, this 7,000-acre master-planned community is nestled adjacent to the Sienna Plantation Golf Club and the 160-acre Camp Sienna sports park. Sienna Plantation’s community amenities include walking trails, neighborhood parks and playgrounds, resort-style water parks, community center, amphitheater, fishing pier, tennis courts and a 6,000 square foot fitness center.

Woodforest – Woodforest, one of Houston’s newest and most innovative master-planned communities, features a championship golf course, parks, trails and pools. Darling Homes offers a unique collection of designs and floor plans with up to approximately 4,000 square feet. Design features throughout the series include generously sized rooms, high ceilings, open concept kitchen/breakfast and family rooms, first floor guest suites, large covered rear patios, optional media rooms, three and four car garages and more.