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Robbie’s Real Estate Trends: Craig Ranch

November 11th, 2013 | by The Update

This new, three bedroom, 3.5-bath home at 5808 Settlement Way in McKinney’s Craig Ranch neighborhood offers patios and terraces with incredible views of Rowlett Creek and the renowned TPC golf course. Listed for $995,500. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

As seen in the Wall Street Journal’s Mansion section:

Choosing a community to fit your lifestyle takes some thought. It can involve so many important factors – family, schools, recreation and careers. One area that has gotten a considerable amount of attention, for the very reasons I mentioned, is Craig Ranch in McKinney. In 2012, CNN and Money magazine named McKinney number 2 on its list of America’s best small cities, and the only one in Texas to be listed in the top 10.

Located just north of Dallas, this nationally acclaimed, master-planned community is chock full of lovely views and sensational amenities. There are 400-acres of green spaces connected by running and biking trails, as well as the five-star TPC Craig Ranch golf course. With close proximity to shopping and dining options, the area also features a family friendly environment with tons of social interactive opportunities and neighborhoods filled with children. There are also fitness options available via the Cooper Fitness Center and Spa.

Visionary David Craig is the President and CEO and the driving force behind a community based on healthy living, plenty of green space and opportunities for neighbor interaction. “We were ahead of our time with these ideas,” said Craig. “Today people want to be outside—jogging, playing baseball, riding bikes with their kids, meeting neighbors at a community event. It’s not just about how you live in your house. Lifestyle now extends to amenities that encompass the entire community.”

Good schools and smart educational opportunities are also important distinctions for the area. Much of Craig Ranch is within the Frisco Independent School District, providing families an opportunity for a quality public school education.

Another interesting calling card for the region involves the relocation of America’s Team to suburban Frisco by 2016. The Dallas Cowboys recently announced they are moving the team’s operation to a $115 million development complete with indoor practice facilities and home offices. Local high school teams will share portions of the multi-use complex. In making the announcement, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team likes Frisco’s bold attitude. “It gives us great comfort to do business with people who think like this,” he said.

In forward-thinking communities like Craig Ranch, how you want to live is just as important as where you want to live.

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 more than 650 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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