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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.

Honoring the Memory of Ebby Halliday

“I just loved the vibrancy of the city. I truly thought I had died and gone to heaven.” That’s what Ebby Halliday thought when she first stepped off the train in 1938 and looked at Dallas, the place she would come to call her new home. If her name doesn’t ring a bell, you are still sure to have heard of her prospering business. You have probably driven passed one of her offices or advertisements—and you have certainly seen the signs in front yards. She was the founder of Ebby Halliday REALTORS® and a valued inspiration to the Dallas community. She passed away Tuesday, September 8, at the age of 104. Ebby was born in a little town called Leslie, Arkansas in March of 1911. However, she wasn’t always named Ebby Halliday. Her birth name was Vera Lucille Koch. By the time her foot stepped on to Dallas soil, she went by Ebby Halliday and first made her living by selling women’s hats. She quickly gained success catering to the wealthy women of Dallas.

CB JENI Area Spotlight: Main Event Frisco

New homebuyers know CB JENI Homes offers residents a higher standard of comfort when it comes to amenities, and The Canals at Grand Park in Frisco, TX is no different. The luxury community stands out as a premier Dallas neighborhood located within walking distance of popular local hotspots, including a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and entertainment venues. Considering all the things to do in Frisco, it’s the perfect spot for families and couples, but make sure Main Event Entertainment is a spot you reserve some time for. EAT Main Event Frisco dishes out chef-inspired casual dining, which is great if you’re looking for a spot to sit down and relax for a while. But they don’t stop there. From pizzas, appetizers and sandwiches to a full service bar that includes cocktails, wine and brewed favorites, this place really does offer something for everyone—especially those that want to eat while they play. They even offer banquet deals for groups ranging from 10 to 20+.

3 Reasons Why Families Are Choosing Frisco to Call Home

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The results are in. Frisco is quickly becoming the best place to live in Texas, and the planned new urban communities make it a popular destination. According to a recent survey by NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, Frisco is the new #1 ranked city for young families. And it’s not a surprise—a growing community, highly rated schools, your choice of entertainment venues—what is there not to be excited about? It’s not just Frisco, either. Spencer Tierney, an analyst at NerdWallet, comments on how the entire State of Texas is now booming.

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.

4 Health Benefits of Living Near Water

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The Canals at Grand Park is now pre-selling brand new homes in Frisco, Texas. This 152 acre sophisticated master planned community is designed around manicured parks and scenic waterways. This will enable residents to engage in physical activity right in their own backyards. The canals are a vision of sustainability allowing the green spaces throughout the community to be watered year round using well water. Studies have showed that those living near water and parks enjoy several health benefits. The following are four of the best reasons why living near water is something to consider when choosing a brand new home.

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.

Local Area Spotlight: Austin Ranch in The Colony

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Austin Ranch offer’s some of the best shopping in Dallas and is located just minutes from Mustang Park, a CB JENI Homes community. It offers plenty of dining, retail, and entertainment options in a tranquil environment. Here’s a look at some of our favorite places to eat, drink, and play in the development. Uptown Yoga Come relax and get away from the chaos at Uptown Yoga. This is one of Dallas’ most popular studios and offers beginners to advanced classes. Click here for a full schedule. Austin Square Located in the heart of Austin Ranch, Austin Square retail has plenty of stores for visitors to shop from. Come stop by and enjoy an evening of shopping with friends and family. There are also tons of restaurants to grab a bite to eat at afterwards!

Raiford Crossing Community Spotlight: Topgolf In The Colony

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CB JENI Lifestyle Homes has brand new homes in the Raiford Crossing community in Carrollton, TX. While Carrollton has been ranked and recognized various times including 3rd best place to live in America and the top 10 cities for young families, residents are also driven towards this city for the variety of attractions. This includes Topgolf in The Colony, which is only a short drive away! The combination of golf and a local hangout environment has made Topgolf a popular activity for friends and families of all ages to enjoy. What Is Topgolf? At Topgolf, the motto is, “skills optional, fun required”! Whether you are a professional golfer or a 7-year-old child beginner, Topgolf is for everyone. The game itself is played on a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets placed strategically in the ground. The object of the game is to hit the ball as close to the center or bull’s eye as possible. The farther out you hit it, the more points you get.

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!

Why Frisco ISD Ranks Among The Best Schools In Texas

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When families move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, parents tend to be on top of their game with researching school districts and Frisco ISD is at the top of that list! CB JENI Lifestyle Homes is thrilled to have a new, coming soon, community in Frisco for our younger residents to receive the quality education they deserve. Small School Philosophy of Frisco ISD Although Frisco ISD is known as one of the fastest growing districts in Texas and the United States, they pride themselves on maintaining a small school philosophy. When the community expressed their desire towards having smaller schools, Frisco ISD listened and met their needs by providing neighborhood elementary schools and moderately sized middle schools and high schools. Even with the fast growth, their small school philosophy allows for a better learning environment, better teacher and student relationships, and more opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities in athletics, fine arts and more! Not to mention, Frisco ISD was named Best Communities for Music Education in 2013.

Coming Soon: The Canals At Grand Park In Frisco, TX

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The Canals at Grand Park is CB JENI Lifestyle Homes newest up and coming community in Frisco, Texas! Offering a wide range of unique amenities, residents will love living in this stunning, well-rounded community. The Canals At Grand Park Community The Canals at Grand Park is 152 acres filled with beautiful parks and a unique vision of sustainability, allowing for neighborhoods to be well watered year round! This sophisticated urban style master-planned community will be located in the heart of Frisco, TX with plenty of mixed-use opportunities. The Canals at Grand Park will offer residents innovative townhome designs, retirement living, and single family & estate homes! Nestled alongside parks and scenic waterways, the new community will be the perfect place for residents to enjoy long walks, bike rides and socializing with family and friends.

Nebraska Furniture Mart Soon Opening Near CB JENI Communities

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CB JENI Lifestyle Homes has several communities near the brand new Nebraska Furniture Mart - opening soon in The Colony, TX. This 560,000-square-foot store will be known as the largest furniture store in the country and promises to provide the Dallas-Fort Worth consumer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Nebraska Furniture Mart Opening Day While an official opening day has not been set, Nebraska Furniture Mart has been hosting private events to test out the new store. Grand openings can be chaotic, especially in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. DFW is the fourth largest U.S market in the country. The store has tested a few “soft opening” to ensure they are ready to offer an exceptional experience before the grand opening. With 100,000 items available, from appliances to furniture to other major departments, customers could not be more excited for the Nebraska Furniture Mart to open this spring!
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