Beauty

Craig Ranch – A Lifestyle That Clicks

Craig Ranch offers lifestyle amenities that range from lock and leave convenience to miles of walking trails, several playing fields, golf at TPC Craig Ranch and membership at the Cooper Fitness Center. Contact Christy Berry at 214-693-1600 for more information. 

It’s Sunday evening, and you’re strolling home after an early supper with your grandchildren. That gives you plenty of time to finish packing for tomorrow morning’s flight – the mini-vacation you threw together at the last minute. The car comes at 8, and the flight leaves at 10; thankfully, you’re just minutes from the airport.

While you’re away, you have no worries. The neighborhood is gated and the yard is maintained for you. All you need to do is enjoy.

This is life in a master-planned community, where there are luxury lock-and-leave homes for the next stage of your life – and homes for the growing family your own child is raising – all close enough for comfort.

“The convenience of this lifestyle is really attractive to many buyers who are exploring their newfound freedom after raising a family,” said Christy Berry, who represents 17 Green, a neighborhood of luxury townhomes in the Craig Ranch community of McKinney, named one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Indeed, 17 Green is a short distance from Dallas and DFW airport. The neighborhood overlooks the TPC Craig Ranch golf course and includes a membership to the on-site Cooper Fitness Center.

Kit Tozier, a trainer with Texas Fit Chicks, has lived in Craig Ranch with her husband, Rob, for more than four years.

“We chose the area because it was a bit ‘secluded’ but still near the action we loved, such as Shops at Legacy, Fairview Mall, Waters Creek,” she said. “We also chose our location due to the higher-end quality – it was more our taste in design.”

Master-planned communities like Craig Ranch include in-town amenities such as retail shopping and dining, office and medical space, schools, parks, recreation and community events. They are self-contained and well-maintained, which helps hold value.

And it’s a lifestyle that is attracting more and more people every year. The Urban Land Institute reports that home sales in master-planned communities have been on the upswing since 2010 – and have reached pre-recession levels.

The draw, according to the Urban Land Institute, is amenities and tendency for home values to hold steady.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is Dallas’ luxury real estate leader, with more than 200 agents in five offices located throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and access to the global Sotheby’s network, including more than 11,000 agents in 600 offices worldwide. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information on escapes and second homesranch and land, and luxury homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond, go to briggsfreeman.com.

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