A new kind of green: Developers trade golf courses for hiking trails, gardens to draw buyers

A few decades ago, the go-to centerpiece for many master-planned communities was a golf course, with buyers clamoring for homes that backed up to the green whether they were avid players or not. Today, golf courses have faded from favor in new communities, giving way to more inclusive amenities, such as extensive trail networks, education […]

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Development group brings $6B Walsh project to Fort Worth’s Sundance Square

The development group behind the new $6 billion, 7,200-acre Walsh master-planned community in Fort Worth has opened a pop-up storefront in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square to temporarily serve as the neighborhood hub for the project. The store will showcase Walsh’s initial development phase, which includes the construction of several model homes, at the development site […]

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Walsh opens pop-up storefront in Sundance Square

Pop-up storefronts are typically a space that sells jewelry, popsicles, art or a hip food item. But how about a new 7,200-acre community? That’s the case with developers at Walsh, the 7,200-acre west Fort Worth community debuting later this spring. Republic Property Group, in partnership with Sundance Square, is opening a pop-up storefront on Monday, […]

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Light Farms Montessori Academy opens

Light Farms Montessori Academy is open and accepting students from the Light Farms community and North Texas. The new school provides day care and traditional Montessori schooling with Montessori certified teachers and curriculum for ages 6 weeks to 6 years for half-day, full-day or extended day. The school features an infant room for ages 6 […]

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Get to Know Walsh: Fort Worth’s Newest…Suburb?

Get to Know Walsh: Fort Worth’s Newest…Suburb?   Developers begin to turn the 1,700-acre first phase of Walsh in West Fort Worth into model homes and urban-style amenities, with an eye toward the future. Walsh, the planned 7,200-acre development on the former Walsh Ranch on Fort Worth’s far west side, represents a gigantic canvas that […]

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Building Smarter Cities

Most by now have heard the term “smart cities,” but few can understand the concept in concrete terms. We can point to smart initiatives – all the sensors, the data-crunching analysts behind glowing online dashboards – but when can a city truly consider itself “smart”? As with most things in government, the simple answer is, […]

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Light Farms and Phillips Creek Ranch Again Named Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in Nation for 2016 by RCLCO

Home sales at the nation’s 20 top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) surpassed 2015 totals by 6%, with 20% of communities experiencing more than 40% growth in sales. Texas, Florida, and California continue to be hot markets and accounted for 60% of the 20 top-selling communities with each state containing four of the top-selling MPCs. Orange County, […]

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