Be a Tourist in Your Own City

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LGI Homes’ neighborhoods are located in some of America’s greatest cities. Therefore, it only makes sense for those who call these cozy communities home, to take advantage of all that is waiting for them to enjoy in their new backyards.

Atlanta, GA
Kids Exploring Atlanta Botanical Garden

Kids Exploring Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Atlanta is currently home to three LGI communities and a wealth of fun and entertainment for its residents. Perhaps one of the most exciting, particularly for those just moving into their new home, is the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This beautiful destination provides much inspiration for those wishing to start their own smaller scale garden. Although Avondale Springs, Semaphore Crossing, and Maple Park are all fairly close by, they make a great weekend trip to take in the plant collections and other heavenly natural surroundings. Family memberships start at just $99 per year, which will pay for itself in just a few visits.

Residents of Semaphore Crossing and Avondale Springs need only embark on a short jaunt to Little Five Points in Midtown Atlanta. This eclectic area features restaurants, such as The Tijuana Garage and The Vortex Bar & Grill. Enjoy some Lobster Pico Rolls, a Mexican Veggie Pizza, Borracho Nachos, or an order of Southern Fried Pickles while taking in the tantalizing tastes close to home.

Atlanta is also home to a number of sports teams, such as the Falcons, Braves, and the Hawks, plus NASCAR at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is also home to a slice of sports history in Centennial Olympic Park.

Austin, TX
Old Williamson County Jail in Georgetown

Old Williamson County Jail in Georgetown
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The North Austin community of Sonterra is located near Georgetown, Texas, a historic area full of both natural and manmade richness. Residents can enjoy picnicking alongside the luscious lagoon, known as Blue Hole, just blocks from downtown. Historic Georgetown features self-guided tours of attractions, such as the Old Williamson County Jail and the City Pharmacy.

East Austin is not only home to the community of Presidential Glen, but also near popular tourist hot spots, including Texas State Cemetery, Bluebonnet Hill Golf Course, and Live Oak Brewing Company. Residents can spend the day enjoying great beer, music, artwork, or perhaps putting the green.

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
White Tiger at Fort Worth Zoo

White Tiger at Fort Worth Zoo
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The Dallas/Fort Worth area currently is home to seven LGI Homes’ communities, as well as the lure of many popular tourist attractions. The Fort Worth Zoo houses to at least 5,000 animals and is open every day of the year. Family memberships begin around $130 per year, and offer visitors unlimited visits.

St. Patrick Cathedral is a breathtaking, must-see attraction offering daily mass. The architecture of this structure, with its gothic columns and stained glass windows, attracts hundreds of visitors each year.

In addition to animals and architecture, the Dallas/Fort Worth area boasts rich culture and cuisine, as well as the Stockyards Rodeo and the Texas Motor Speedway for sports fans.

Houston, TX
Girls Playing at the Children's Museum of Houston

Girls Playing at the Children’s Museum of Houston
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For home owners in the Houston area, there are various free museums for both individuals and families to enjoy. The Holocaust Museum Houston features a variety of exhibits and is open seven days a week. September through May, on the first Tuesday of every month, residents can visit the Houston Zoo free of charge as well. The Children’s Museum of Houston is free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and makes a wonderful family night field trip.

Houston also offers great shopping, delicious restaurants, and a vibrant night life. Enjoy some pork belly tacos from Anvil Bar & Refuge downtown or scout some unique pieces at Antiques on 8, before taking in a concert or movie with friends or family.

San Antonio, TX
San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk
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San Antonio residents always have something to choose from, whether it is a slow, romantic walk on the River Walk or a fun-filled day with the family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, there is definitely something for everyone. The Alamo and Majestic Theatre are also popular attractions, while less famous spots, such as Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and Medina Lake are also welcoming, fun spots for residents and tourists alike.

Orlando, FL
Disney Characters at Disney World Orlando

Disney Characters at Disney World Orlando
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Perhaps the most famous attraction for residents and tourists, Disney World and Universal Orlando, are only the tip of the iceberg. Cherry Lake and Highland Meadows residents can take in a wide variety of venues and restaurants, including the Holy Land Experience and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum; as well as 310 Lakeside and Amura.

Tampa, FL
Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Sunshine Skyway Bridge
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Krenson residents can take the short drive into Tampa and enjoy the beautiful scenery while crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Busch Gardens, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Airheads Trampoline Arena are also fun-filled, popular tourist spots. Take in a meal at the Pane Rustica, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, or one of many other delicious restaurants in the area.

Phoenix, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park
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Probably the most popular, yet natural attraction, for residents of the Blue Hills, Glennwilde, and Magma Ranch communities is the Grand Canyon. A wonderful way to take in nature is to throw a tent in the trunk and camp out under the stars, perhaps at Mather Campground on the South Rim, or Desert View Campground. While touring the canyon, a river trip is a must and can range anywhere from one day to a 25-day trip aboard rafts on private or professionally guided tours.

Tucson, AZ
Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park
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Caddis Haley residents are privileged with a wealth of attractions, as well as LGI’s other communities. Home to Saguaro National Park, Reid Park Zoo, and the Cathedral of Saint Augustine, this area is rich in culture and natural beauty. The area also is a food mecca boasting restaurants such as Guillermo’s Double L Restaurant and Vivace.

Know Your Neighborhood: Quail Run

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Quail Run Community Denton Texas

Here at LGI Homes, we take pride in not only the quality and affordability of our homes, but also in the locations we select for building each of our communities. Each community location is chosen with you in mind, and we take every care to ensure our communities provide convenient access to some of the best restaurants, parks and attractions Texas has to offer. As part of a new series, we are showcasing some of these locations to help you become better acquainted with the area around you. Today, we are showcasing some of the best local attractions and businesses near our Quail Run community.

Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant
1412 North Stemmons Street
Sanger, TX
(940) 458-0073
Quail Run residents looking for Mexican fare only need to look five minutes up the road for Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant. With a large menu filled with traditional favorites at an affordable price, this is an excellent place for a relaxed dinner with your partner or a sit-down feast for the entire family.
Apogee Stadium
(940) 565-2527
Home of the Mean Green football team, residents of Quail Run don’t have to travel very far to show their support for the University of North Texas at Apogee Stadium. As one of the few stadiums to utilize green technology, Apogee has been awarded and recognized for being one of the most environmentally-friendly stadiums in college football.
Outlaw Burgers
324 N. Hwy 377
Roanoke, TX
(817) 491-0707
This family-owned burger restaurant serves up fresh food daily that’s sure to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites. A quick 30 minute drive from Quail Run, Outlaw Burgers has locations in both Roanoke and Justin. With a menu that contains everything from their signature spice Outlaw Burger to hand-tossed deep fried pickles, Outlaw Burgers has a little bit of something for everyone.
North Texas State Fair and Rodeo
2217 North Carroll Boulevard
Denton, TX
(940) 387-2632
Saddle up and take the family to enjoy a day at rodeo, or pay a visit to one of the many livestock shows hosts at the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. While this attraction only runs for a few days each year, Quail Run residents have the luxury of living a mere 10 miles from the fun. Kid-friendly attractions include a carnival, kid zone and parade, while older residents may enjoy exploring the booths at the many vendor exhibitions hosted for the State Fair.

Know Your Neighborhood: Oak Hollow and Meadow Ridge

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Meadow Ridge - Texas New Home Community

Here at LGI Homes, we take pride in not only the quality and affordability of our homes, but also in the locations we select for building each of our communities. Each community location is chosen with you in mind, and we take every care to ensure our communities provide convenient access to some of the best restaurants, parks and attractions Texas has to offer. As part of a new series, we are showcasing some of these locations to help you become better acquainted with the area around you. Today, we are showcasing some of the best local attractions and businesses near our Oak Hollow and Meadow Ridge new home communities.

My Estrella Mexican Restaurant
810 W White Street Ste 700
Anna, TX
(214) 831-138
Oak Hollow and Meadow Ridge residents craving Mexican cuisine have to look no further than My Estrella, located on West White Street near Penton Linns Drive. Offering affordable fare and a family-owned atmosphere, My Estrella is an excellent place to enjoy a quiet meal with your family just moments away from your home.
Myer’s Park
7117 County Road 166
Mckinney, TX
(972) 548-4792
A quick 20 minute drive from Oak Hollow you will find Myer’s Park and event center, a family-friendly attraction in McKinney, Texas. Myer’s Park houses a wedding venue, a show barn, private woods, a polo field, a stall barn, a museum and more. The farm museum can be toured Wednesdays and Saturdays during the Fall and Spring, and can be toured by appointment during the Summer and Winter months.
Natural Springs Park
Located just south of West White Street behind Brookshire’s and Rattan Elementary School is Natural Springs Park, the perfect place to spend a romantic day in nature with your partner or a fun day in the sun with the entire family. With a natural spring leading to a pond, open space areas for kite flying and plenty of spots for a picnic, Natural Springs park is a great place to enjoy the warm Texas sunshine within close to your Oak Hollow or Meadow Ridge home.
Oak Hollow Golf Course
3005 North McDonald Street
McKinney, TX
(972) 562-0670
Golf enthusiasts looking to spend a day on the green will enjoy the convenient access the Oak Hollow and Meadow Ridge communities provide to the Oak Hollow Golf Course. Oak Hollow is an 18-hole par 70 championship course with 8,000 square feet of putting and chipping greens, as well as a 300 yard driving range. The course also includes a 7,300 square foot club house complete with a full-service bar and grill.
Old Settler’s Aquatic Center
1101 East Louisiana Street
McKinney, TX
(972) 542-2516
Nothing can cool you down faster on a hot Summer day than a trip to Old Settler’s Aquatic Center, a family-friendly pool center conveniently located near the Oak Hollow and Meadow Ridge communities. Old Settler’s features a shallow water leisure pool, a large water slide, floor bubbles and water sprayers and a cascading waterfall. For families with young children, the small size of Old Settler’s Aquatic Center can provide a more relaxed environment than larger water parks in the area.
Crow’s Country Cafe
113 West 4th Street
Anna, TX
(972) 924-3394
Crow’s Country Cafe combines country flair with western charm, serving up home-style American fare to residents of Anna, Texas. Less than two miles from our Oak Hollow community, this restaurant offers a Sunday buffet special, a diverse menu and is sure to satisfy any appetite.

Know Your Neighborhood: Deer Creek and Creekside

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Dallas Texas Community - Creekside

Here at LGI Homes, we take pride in not only the quality and affordability of our homes, but also in the locations we select for building each of our communities. Each community location is chosen with you in mind, and we take every care to ensure our communities provide convenient access to some of the best restaurants, parks and attractions Texas has to offer. As part of a new series, we are showcasing some of these locations to help you become better acquainted with the area around you. Today, we are showcasing some of the best local attractions and businesses near our Deer Creek and Creekside new home communities.

Crowley Community Center
405 South Oak
Crowley, TX
(817) 297-2201 Ext 7000
Whether you’re looking to get in shape with a personal trainer, relax with some yoga or work on some new craft projects, you can do it all at the Crowley Community Center. Just 10 minutes away from our Deer Creek residences, the Crowley Community Center offers activities and classes for people of all ages to enjoy, including kickboxing lessons, Zumba classes, ballet lessons and martial arts training for children.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 871-7686
Spend some time surrounded by beautiful foliage at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, one of the most popular local attractions in the Forth Worth area. These beautiful gardens contain everything from rosebushes to koi ponds, and make an excellent outing for both couples and families alike. The gardens host a number of educational programs for visitors who want to learn more about the beautiful plants and complex ecosystems that thrive within the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, making this outing excellent for teaching yourself and your children something new.
Fort Worth Water Gardens
1502 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 392-7111
Located near the Fort Worth Convention Center and just a quick drive South on I-35W, the Fort Worth Water Gardens are an attraction like nothing else you have ever seen. This urban park contains a number of large water falls and cascading stairways, as well as over 500 species of plants and trees.
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 759-7555
The Fort Worth Zoo is home to nearly 7,000 animals from all over the world, and visitors can expect to see everything from penguins to tigers as they explore this giant attraction just miles from their home. In addition to the animals, the Fort Worth Zoo has a carousel, shooting gallery, movie house, train, petting zoo and rock climbing wall, ensuring that visitors of all ages find something that suits their interests.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
1800 E Lamar Boulevard
Arlington, TX
Beat the Texas heat with a trip to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a popular water park offering rides and attractions designed to cool down guests of all ages. From kid-friendly slides to rides that cater to thrill-seeking visitors, Hurricane Harbor is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Know Your Neighborhood: Chisholm Springs

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Dallas Texas Chisolm Springs Neighborhood Sign

Here at LGI Homes, we take pride in not only the quality and affordability of our homes, but also in the locations we select for building each of our communities. Each community location is chosen with you in mind, and we take every care to ensure our communities provide convenient access to some of the best restaurants, parks and attractions Texas has to offer.

As part of a new series, we are showcasing some of these locations to help you become better acquainted with the area around you. Today, we are showcasing some of the best local attractions and businesses near our Chisholm Springs community.

Willow Springs Golf Course
1714 Avondale Haslet Rd.
Haslet, TX
(817) 439-4653
Golf-loving residents only need to travel 10 minutes outside Chisholm Springs to enjoy a day on the green. The Willow Springs Golf Course offers 18-holes with dual greens so golfers the ability to play year round without any downtime for seeding. Willow Springs also has a Pro Shop, practice facility and an on-site bar and grill to quench your thirst or satisfy your appetite after a long day of putting.
Circle S Catfish Grill
12721 U.S. 287 Business
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 439-4745
If you’re craving fried catfish and a side of home fries, look no further than Circle S Catfish Grill, a family-owned restaurant a short four miles away from the Chisholm Springs community. Serving up only Angus-Certified beef and the freshest ingredients, the Circle S Catfish Grill is the perfect place to enjoy a night out with your partner or a sit-down meal with the whole family.
River Valley Motocross Park
733 County Road 4757
Boyd, TX
(817) 932-3333
For motocross loving residents or community members who just want to see what this extreme sport has to offer, River Valley Motocross Park is just a short trek to the west from Chisholm Springs. With a track available for practicing and racing alike, River Valley Motocross is an exciting way to spend an afternoon or an entire day.
Paintball Paradise
3523 East Hwy 114
Rhome, TX
(940) 433-5447
Whether you’re a teenage resident looking for something fun to do with friends or a parent looking for the perfect place to host a birthday party, Paintball Paradise is an exciting park with two different field setups to choose from. Engage in a tournament on their SpeedBall Field or have fun with a family-friendly shootout in their western-inspired ghost town arena.
12901 Cabela Drive
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 337-2400
20 minutes from Chisholm Springs you will find Cabela’s; an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise carrying everything from hunting and fishing gear to ATVs and camping supplies. This 230,000 square foot mega store is your one-stop shop for all of your outdoor needs. Decorated with museum-quality animal displays, a large aquarium filled with live fish and stunning recreations of natural habitats, Cabela’s is just as much an educational experience as it is a shopping haven for outdoor lovers of all ages.
DFW Adventure Park
13055 Cleveland Gibbs Road
Roanoke, TX
(817) 854-0085
From paintball and airsoft to ziplining and ATVing, DFW Adventure Park certainly lives up to its name with the variety of exciting activities they have to offer visitors. 14 miles east of Chisholm Springs you will find no shortage of fun things to do with your friends and family when pay a visit to this popular Texas attraction.
Texas Motor Speedway
3545 Lone Star Circle
Ft. Worth, TX
Perhaps one of the greatest attractions you will find near your Chisholm Springs home is the Texas Motor Speedway; home of NASCAR and IndyCar racing. Take your family out to enjoy an exciting day at the races or test your driving skills at their NASCAR racing school. The Texas Motor Speedway regularly hosts other events as well, including carnivals, tailgating parties and more.

Now Selling New Homes at Woodland Creek in East Dallas

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East Texas New Home Community - Woodland Creek

Located just minutes from Lake Ray Hubbard, Woodland Creek is one of LGI Homes’ newest communities. During the Grand Opening, new homes are starting as low as $679 per month, making Woodland Creek one of the most affordable new home communities in the East Dallas area. Residents of Woodland Creek will enjoy peaceful country living with modern family friendly amenities, all within convenient commuting access to Dallas.

Woodland Creek will ultimately consist of 592 single family homes. Prospective buyers have the ability to choose from a wide variety of modern floor plans, including 3, 4 and 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes. Both single- and two-story floor plans are available, making it easy to find the perfect home to suit your family’s needs. All homes come complete with a 2-car garage and $10,000 worth of luxury, state-of-the-art upgrades included in the cost of the home, making our homes an unbeatable deal in terms of both price and quality. Upgrades include quality appliances, custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, brushed nickel hardware and fixtures, rounded corners, raised six-panel doors, vaulted ceilings, a fully fenced backyard, beautiful front yard landscaping, a utility room and LGI Homes homeowner warranty. LGI Homes offers one of the best warranty plans available, including a 10-year structural warranty, a 2-year mechanical warranty and a 1-year warranty on most other components.

Along with its close proximity to DFW’s finest shopping, dining and golf, this beautifully planned community features many amenities that will appeal to residents of all ages. Once you pass through the carefully crafted stone entryway, you will find that Woodland Creek is within walking distance of some of the best schools in East Dallas, making the community an excellent choice for family’s with school-aged children. There is a community pool to help keep you cool in the summer heat, a neighborhood playground and a family park for neighborhood get-togethers. The community has both greenbelt areas and walking trails for nature enthusiasts to enjoy.

With LGI Homes No Money Down Option, you will find it is less expensive to move into your dream home in the Woodland Creek community than it is to move into an apartment. If you are looking at new homes in the East Dallas area you owe it to yourself to take a look at Woodland Creek where LGI Homes’ exceptional quality, affordable pricing, and unbeatable customer service make this the perfect place for you and your family!

New 4-bedroom Home for Sale in North Dallas

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4-bed New Home in Dallas, TX

Plan Name: Cypress

Community: Oak Hollow (North Dallas, TX)

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Garage: 2-car

Price: $830/month.

Home highlights: Front yard landscaping, Granite countertops, Open-concept living room, Formal dining room

Floorplan features: The Cypress floorplan features the best in a two-story home, offering both privacy and plenty of room for entertaining and fun. The large master-suite downstairs features a corner soaker tub, double vanity, separate shower, and large walk-in closet. Situated along one side of the home, this owner’s retreat is a quiet and calm oasis in the busy affairs of the modern household. The living room, dining room, kitchen, guest powder room, and utility room are designed to flow, for ease of use by family and friends. Upstairs, three amply-sized bedrooms have access to a unique two-room shared bath, with a sink area and additional privacy (via privacy door) for the full tub and toilet. All three upstairs bedrooms have good size closets—two with large walk-in closets. Perfect for any household!

About Oak Hollow Springs: Oak Hollow is located in North Dallas, and is just minutes from the downtown area. All Oak Hollow homes offer affordable, modern floor plans and include $10,000 in designer upgrades included at no additional cost to the buyer. Quality appliances come standard (including new refrigerator), and owners will enjoy other high-end touches like granite countertops, custom cabinets, vaulted ceilings, front yard landscaping, fenced backyards, 2 car garages and a generous homeowner warranty. The neighborhood community amenities offer new homebuyers a community clubhouse with fitness room, resident swimming pool, children’s playground, and a beautiful stone-gated entry. A wonderful place to call home!

Quail Run Community Northwest of Dallas in Denton County

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North, northwest of Dallas/Fort Worth, Quail Run is the newest LGI Homes planned community of three, four and five bedroom homes thoughtfully placed in a well-preserved landscape.

Denton County New Home Community

Community: In a peaceful Denton County setting on a broad expanse of greenbelt, Quail Run has walking trails, multiuse fields and a brand new playground. After a short commute on I35W, tranquility lies just beyond the grand stone entry. Each generously sized lot is fully landscaped to seamlessly fit in this lovely community.

Home Features: With the privacy of a fully fenced backyard, each three, four or five bedroom home also features an attached two-car garage and two baths. Free upgrades (valued at more than $10,000) include vaulted ceilings, brushed nickel fixtures and hardware, raised six panel doors, granite countertops and custom built cabinets. LGI Homes plans interiors to maximize room for you and your family and ease your daily chores with a utility room and high quality appliances. You could be the first owner of this newly constructed spacious, comfortable residence in Quail Run for as little as $629/month. No HOA fees are required.