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Best Places to Eat and Drink in Plano, TX

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CB JENI Homes has been building new townhomes in Plano because we know that homebuyers want to live in cities where there is always something to do. Just to give you an idea of what this city has to offer, here are some of the best places to eat and drink in Plano, TX. Vickery Park Located on the main drag of historic downtown, Vickery Park offers an extensive draft list and classic bar food, such as wings and tacos. Their brunch makes this spot extra popular on the weekends, as does the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. If you’re into art, this venue is worth the visit because they also sell a lot of the artwork on display.

Guide to Historic Downtown McKinney

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It’s no secret that McKinney, TX is one of the best places to live in the DFW area. What is it that makes this town so charming? Many would argue that it’s the beautiful, historic downtown McKinney. Here’s our guide of some of the best places to see, fun things to do and delicious places to eat in historic downtown McKinney. Hugs Café Those who dine at Hugs Café are guaranteed to leave with full bellies and hearts! The food and service are spectacular. The mission of this quaint restaurant is to create an inviting place for employees with special needs to train and work while being provided dignity, self-worth and developing respect in the community. Come visit Hugs Café and help them change lives one hug at a time!

CB JENI Builds in Communities in Top School Districts in Texas

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In a recent Niche study, many of the major school districts in Texas were evaluated and then ranked from best to worst. Well, CB JENI Homes is proud to say that many of the cities we build in had their school districts rank fairly high. Most notably Plano ISD and Allen ISD – with Plano ISD being ranked fifth overall and Allen ISD being ranked eleventh! Here are some key things to know about these exceptional North Texas school districts.

4 Fun Activities in Plano, Texas

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The number of fun activities in Plano, TX is virtually endless! It’s immensely easy to stay active in this great city. Here are some of the most fun activities that’ll get your blood pumping near our new townhomes in Plano! 1. CrossFit Starting off our list is the well-known CrossFit. These high-intensity training sessions aren’t for the faint of heart, and we would recommend that people do this type of training only if they are already in healthy shape. To get involved with a CrossFit gym near you, try the CrossFit Alpha 1 Athlete in Plano, TX.

CB JENI Builds in 2017’s Best Cities to Buy a Forever Home

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Our new townhomes in DFW are in highly sought after locations that are meant to be a homeowner’s forever home! Here are the four cities that CB JENI Homes builds in and that were highly ranked as being the best places to buy a forever home. Allen, TX Ranked as the fourth best city to buy a forever home, Allen, TX is a city for those who like to get out and do things! Truly a hot bed of fun activities both indoors and out, Allen has more than 50 hike and bike trails and more than two dozen recreation centers. If you want to be at this epicenter of fun, you’re in luck! CB JENI Homes is working on a new community of townhomes in Allen, TX called Montgomery Ridge. Townhomes here will start from the $270s.

Fun Things to Do in McKinney, TX

CB JENI Homes has three different communities of townhomes in McKinney all surrounded by all kinds of entertainment! Here’s a list of some of the fun things to do in McKinney, TX. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Explore the beauty of nature at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. They feature compelling exhibits, extensive collections, and gardens which teach children about the natural world. Their current exhibit – Dinosaurs Live!­­ – featuring a 49-foot T-Rex and nine life-size animatronic dinosaurs, will be open to the public through February 19th.

Attractions to Explore in McKinney, TX

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CB JENI Homes builds in multiple communities in McKinney, TX that are strategically located near many of the city’s biggest attractions. Here are a few of our favorite things to do that are located near our townhomes in McKinney! MPAC The Multiple Purpose Arts Center has many events going on throughout the month. The year-round events range from holiday concerts, theatrical performances, dance classes, and more! Tickets and season subscriptions for the productions can be purchased on their website. The venue is known for its enormous restored 1929 organ. If you happen to be in the area, make sure to check it out!

Reasons Why Plano, TX is Top Job Market of 2016

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There’s never been a better reason to move to Plano, Texas than now! There is so much development that’s going on and that’s planned, it’s one the fastest growing cities in all of DFW Texas. CB JENI Homes builds townhomes in Plano in two communities. Here are some of the reasons why Plano, TX is the top job market of 2016, according to a study done by WalletHub. Highest Median Annual Income As adjusted for the cost of living, Plano, Texas was ranked second overall and first in Texas for the highest median annual income. That means that as an average, jobs in Plano pay quite well when you also take into consideration the low cost of living. In other words, not only will you and your spouse be able to make a little more, but you’ll also be able to get a little more bang for your buck.

Plano, TX Named One of 2016’s Top Cities for Families

Being Plano homebuilders, CB JENI Homes is ecstatic to announce that in a recent WalletHub study, Plano, Texas was named one of 2016’s top cities for families! Plano was ranked third out of the 150 U.S. cities that were analyzed. Here are the areas where Plano ranked the highest! Highest Median Family Salary Ranking behind Scottsdale, AZ, Plano, Texas had the second highest median family salary. This is partially due to all the new big businesses that are beginning to set up headquarters in Plano such as Frito-Lay, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and the much-anticipated Toyota plant.

3 Main Attractions of Dallas-Fort Worth

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1. Dallas Museum of Art Founded in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art has a collection of more than 24,000 works of art from all around the world with everything from ancient artifact to contemporary art. Some of the major items they have are ancient Mediterranean art from Egyptian, Greek and Roman times, European artwork from the 16th to 19th centuries. Admission is free, and it’s easy to spend an entire day admiring the beautiful artwork! 2. Six Flags Over Texas Open year-round, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, TX has some of the best rides in the state of Texas, and they are constantly adding more! The small kids will enjoy rides like Bugs Bunny Spirit of St. Louie, and the older kids will enjoy the rides like Runaway Mountain. For the adrenalin junkies, rollercoasters like the Titan, Mr. Freeze and the Texas Giant will be perfect!

CB JENI Area Spotlight: Coming Soon Lava Cantina in The Colony

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Surrounding Dallas neighborhoods have been waiting a long time for a concert venue to open up and now one finally is! Lava Cantina plans on opening in 2016 and with several CB JENI Homes communities located near The Colony, such as Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Carrollton, our residents could not be more excited. Lava Cantina will make visitors feel like they’re backstage at a show! Lava Cantina will be a 29,000 square foot concert venue and restaurant unlike any other that North Dallas has seen before. Chris Harmon, the Project Manager for Lava Cantina in The Colony said, “This will be a game changer for North Dallas. A full size concert venue right at your doorstep!” Owner and Founding Partner, Ian Vaughn, is excited about hosting special ticketed concerts and festivals similar to their existing Lava Cantina in Baton Rouge, Louisiana like their Cinco de Mayo and Lavapalooza fests.

Gander Mountain Opening Near New CB JENI Frisco Community

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With the Dallas real estate industry booming, suburbs are now attracting popular stores that are easily accessible to residents. Outdoor enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about as Gander Mountain hits the North Texas suburb of Frisco. This outdoor specialty store is the nations largest and fastest growing retailer of its kind, offering the best prices in gear and apparel. CEO, David Pratt stated, “Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Texas among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping, We are thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to Frisco, and to give our friends in North Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

Local Area Spotlight: Lake Lewisville

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When purchasing a home, considering nearby attractions and entertainment is important to ensure your new community suits you and your family’s lifestyle. As you may know, CB JENI Homes is building in two beautiful Dallas Carrollton neighborhoods, Mustang Park and Raiford Crossing. Carrollton is an ideal location due to its proximity to dining, shopping, and entertainment. For example, just a few miles down the road you’ll find Lake Lewisville. This popular lake attracts thousands of people each year for boating, water sports, camping, and more! Parks The lake offers 14 distinct and unique parks for you to enjoy. Most parks have picnic tables, a beach and swim area, volleyball courts, boat ramps, and campsites. Take a look at this list of all the parks and what each one offers.

5 Family-Friendly Activites In McKinney TX

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It comes as no surprise that McKinney has earned the title of No. 1 Best Place To Live in America. There’s an endless list of activities in McKinney, Texas, especially in the spring. CB JENI Lifestyle Homes has several communities in and near McKinney, allowing for our residents to enjoy all that the city has to offer. 1. Disc Golfing There are two main 18-hole disc golf courses in McKinney. Alex Clark Memorial Disc Golf Course is perfect for any Frisbee golfer, whether you are a beginner or an expert. This would be a great course for your young kiddos. However, if you are looking for a more challenging course, the Town Lake Disc Golf Course would be best for you. Many even considered it to be one of the best courses in North Texas!

Things To Do In Carrollton, TX This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is the perfect time to come out to our Mustang Park community and get a taste of the local community with some awesome holiday activities going on in Carrollton, Texas. Santa and carolers will be taking over town, not to mention some parties and shows to catch along the way for this jolly month of December: Nov. 6 to Dec. 24 - Visit Santa at the Ice Palace in Willow Bend Mall: Every year Willow Bend Mall puts together a beautiful winter wonderland featuring a 30-foot globe where visitors can come and take a picture with Santa.

Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival Showcases Nation’s Top Artists

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Taking place this October 4th and 5th, the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson is a great opportunity for families as well as emerging artists to get inspired by the nation’s top visual artists. This prestigious art show at Cottonwood Park is free for all ages and will feature 1,400 artists this year where jurors will select to exhibit over 240 works.

Why McKinney, TX Tops The Best Cities To Live In Texas

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Finding the perfect city is a key factor in the home buying process, but look no further than McKinney, TX when you are looking for the best cities to live in Texas. Because you may want to live near a phenomenal running trail, live closer to work and/or live within a quality school district to invest in your children’s future, CB JENI has strategically chosen McKinney as the location for one of its newest communities. Pecan Park is an incredible townhome community due to the phenomenal features incorporated in each design, but also because of everything you can take part of in one of the best cities to live in Texas:

Free Family Activities For New Townhome Owners in Plano

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Plano is not only a great city for its schools and booming growth, but also for all of the free family activities new townhome owners can enjoy with the family! From beautiful parks, to incredible public libraries, Plano, Texas has a little something for all ages this summer and fall. First of all, begin by considering your options to relinquish in the outdoors when the temperature starts to drop down and visit the many parks and playgrounds in this beautiful green city. One of the biggest parks in Plano, Bob Woodruff Park, will be conveniently located near our futureBerkshire Place townhome community. This park is amazing for getting some good exercise along scenic trails bordering a small lake or engaging in an intense match of sand volleyball. The park also provides access to a fishing pier and two large playgrounds for toddlers and older kids.

5 Creative Activities For Kids This Summer In North Dallas

Summer temperatures are starting to hit North Dallas and as kids get out of school, you may feel the constant worry of keeping them busy and entertained. You may have scheduled some summer camps to keep their bodies moving or keep their brains working, but often there are those who have missed deadlines and are stuck leaving the kids at home or with relatives. Don’t worry though, the first step to straying away from video games and movies all day is to get organized with activities the kids can do inside and outside the home. Consider some of these fun activities:
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