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Another one bites the dust….unfortunately, it’s becoming all too familiar at Shops at Legacy



Another favorite at Shops at Legacy has closed it’s doors.  I am not surprised, just concerned with the future of this onetime very popular urban mixed use development. It wasn’t too long ago that you had to wait an hour to be seated on one of the many restaurant patios.  Now, as you walk up and down the popular Bishop street, it feels more like a ghost town rather than a happening place on most nights of the week.  I realize that with the opening of Legacy West and The Star, we as consumers, have so many options to choose from and these areas are shinny and new. Don’t get me wrong, I love what both of these areas have created but I also can appreciate the older, more established neighborhood feel of the Shops.  I fear that there may be more doors closing in the future….so if you once enjoyed the atmosphere of Shops at Legacy – keep it as an option when choosing a place to enjoy.  It has it’s perks! Trees, live music and now parking is so much easier.

You can read a very nice article from Jasper’s management expressing their appreciation for their employees and regular patrons and their new location in Richardson.





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Rained out this weekend? Go Tour a New Home

If you are ready for small town living close-in, head to Glen Crossing in Celina to tour the move-in ready home built by Perry Homes.  There are several ready to view however 724 Esk is worth a look.  The entry has an elegant 11 foot coffered ceiling that opens to the formal dining room. The kitchen and morning area flow into the spacious family room. The kitchen has a breakfast bar.   A stunning wall of windows welcomes you to the luxurious master suite. The master bath has a garden tub, separate glass enclosed shower and dual sinks. Don’t forget the oversized walk-in closet off the master bath! All the secondary bedrooms have walk in closets. The two car garage completes the home. Go see it while you are waiting for the game fields to dry out from all this needed rain.

Glen Crossing is in the Celina ISD, one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas. The amenities will feature hike & bike trails, a community pond and resort-style pool. Celina offers the best of small town living  with convenient access to Dallas North Tollway to quickly reach major employment centers and the DFW Metroplex.

Don’t binge watch your favorite shows this weekend, get out and tour the lovely homes Perry has to offer at Glen Crossing. Give us a call and let us help negotiate the best deal for you to move into a beautiful new home.


New Prosper restaurant gets a thumbs up!

Sauce!  The name may be simple but the taste and quality of the food is far from simple.  Sauce opened it doors this past month and from what I could tell it’s off to a great start. The crowd appeared to be a mix of professionals having lunch with colleagues, groups of ladies enjoying a glass of wine with friends (while the kids were in school) and mom’s with little ones (wishing their’s were in school).

On this day, I just ended a 5 day cleanse so I opted for the Quinoa Beet and Arugula Salad and I was not at all disappointed that I passed up there pasta’s and oven fired pizzas.  It was amazing!  Their menu is quite diverse and from what I could tell they had a nice selection of both wine and craft beer.  There’s no doubt I will be making the drive to Prosper in the very near future to try one of their oven fired pizza and a glass of wine.



Frisco is adding a new entertainment venue


Frisco Music City is expected to break ground by year’s end.  It will be located on the east side o the DNT and north of McCandless Way.  It will offer a 1,002-seat indoor theatre, 390 outdoor concert seats and a restaurant. It will host concerts, wine festivals and local theatre productions.



Frisco, McKinney and Allen named the country’s best real estate markets

Three cities in Collin County (Frisco, McKinney and Allen) were rated first in the country in the comparison of best housing and economic markets by WallHub.

“To determine the most attractive real-estate markets in the U.S., WalletHub compared 300 cities across 22 key metrics,” according to the new report. “The data set ranges from median home-price appreciation to home sales turnover rate to job growth.”



Year to date – average sales price for these three cities:

Frisco – $440,600

McKinney – $356,578

Allen – $384,154

Year to date increase in the average sales price compared to last year: 

Frisco – .9%

McKinney – 2.7%

Allen – 2.4%


Plano’s First Luxury High Rise Apartment Community is NOW Open


Plano’s first high rise apartment community is now open! The Kincaid at Legacy is a 25 foot story, 300 apartment high rise in the center of The Shops at Legacy.

The interior amenities include a fitness center, conference rooms, business center, a lounge, media room and entertaining kitchen, bike storage and 24 hour concierge service . Outside, there will be two resort-style pools, fire pits and grilling areas, a seventh-floor amenity deck and a large dog park.




The community also offers a few single and oversized two car private garages.  Apartments range in size from a studio to a 3200 square foot 25th floor penthouse. Monthly rents start at $2000-$9700. Call us for more information 940-736-6599.



Frisco’s next major project in Frisco


Valerie Wiggleswort, staff writer for The Dallas Morning News highlighter 6 things we should know about Frisco’s newest and largest mixed use development that was purchased by Dallas’ Hunt Realty Investments announced that it had closed on the purchase of the land.

  1. Making zoning history

The Fields property is the biggest zoning case in Frisco’s history and likely among the biggest in the state. The land is bordered by U.S. Highway 380 to the north and Preston Road to the east. It has property on both sides of the Dallas North Tollway.

It’s 10 times the acreage of Plano’s $3 billion Legacy West development.

A chunk of land like this typically involves 30 or so landowners trying to reach consensus on how all the pieces would fit together. Having one owner “is truly unique,” Cheney said.

  1. Size isn’t the only thing that matters

The Fields property is also full of character. It has topography, creek corridors, 150-foot elevation changes and visibility for miles.

“It’s some of the most beautiful property in all of North Texas,” Cheney said.

This aerial from July 20, 2018,  shows the expanse of the property that’s part of the estate of Bert Fields Jr. in Frisco.

  1. Shaping Frisco’s future

The property will play a role in how the entire northwest portion of Frisco gets developed.

There’s the 77-acre Lesso America shopping and mixed-use development planned along U.S. 380. A branch of the University of North Texas will be at southwest corner of Panther Creek Parkway and Preston Road. And Frisco’s industrial park at Preston Road and Rockhill Parkway is set to be purchased by Jerry Jones’ Blue Star Land LP and include a Dallas Cowboys merchandising center.

Frisco’s other large tract of undeveloped land, the Brinkmann property, sits on the east side of Preston Road across from the UNT campus site.

The Fields property “is going to shape what Frisco becomes,” Cheney said.

  1. PGA isn’t out of the question 

The possibility remains that the PGA of America could move its headquarters from Florida to Frisco.

The Fields property has the potential for not only the new PGA headquarters but also two 18-hole championship courses, a nine-hole course and practice facility.

When asked about PGA on Wednesday, Karahan offered up the standard “no comment.” Cheney was more diplomatic, saying, “We have a lot of exciting opportunities here in Frisco we hope to announce very soon.”

  1. ‘An incredible jewel’

Cheney says Frisco is lucky to have Karahan. The 62-year-old developer had planned to step back from business after completing Legacy West. But then Frisco and the Field property project came calling.

“I said, ‘Hmmmm, maybe I’m not retiring,'” Karahan said. He called the Fields property “an incredible jewel located in an incredible place.”

It’s still too early to have a specific plan. But he pledges it will be a world-class development. The topography alone, he said, “dictates something extraordinary.”

  1. Getting the public involved

Karahan hasn’t had enough time yet to create a vision for the property. But he has put out a public call for help.

The Fields property needs a name, one that can be used to brand and market the entire 2,544-acre development, no matter what ends up being built there.

“The vision is everything,” Karahan said.



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