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Holiday décor tips for your Belclaire home

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News, Holiday Entertaining with Belclaire Homes | Posted: December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Holiday décor tips for your Belclaire home

The holidays are approaching fast but there’s still plenty of time to deck out your Belclaire home with festive décor! Because December is such a hectic time of year, we want to share some tips and tricks inspired by HGTV to make your home merry and bright without making it stressful or expensive.

  • Plan ahead. The holidays are supposed to be fun, not stressful! Make a realistic plan that won’t leave you overwhelmed.
  • Don’t stop at the entry. Bring your holiday décor inside. Little touches will fill your home with that warm holiday spirit, especially when entertaining.
  • Dim the lights. Most hardware stores sell inexpensive plug-in dimmers for your lamps that anyone can install. This creates an instant ambiance.
  • Cookies, cookies, cookies! Is it really the holiday season without treats? If you’re not a skilled baker, just pick up some pre-made cookie dough. The smell of cookies baking is a great way to get in the holiday mood.
  • Wrap your gifts. Gift wrapping can be inexpensive and eco-friendly by repurposing papers, bags, magazines and newspapers. Make it interesting by adding a unique ribbon or topper.
  • It doesn’t have to be expensive. Inexpensive ornaments from a discount store can look elegant and festive when grouped together. One idea is to decorate your mantel with different-sized clear or colored glass containers filled with similar-colored glass ornaments for a striking holiday display.
  • Less is more. This season is notoriously extravagant, but you don’t have to overwhelm your home. Try a few beautiful, special pieces to give your home a sophisticated holiday look.
  • Involve the whole family. Don’t try to do everything yourself. This time of year brings opportunities to create joyous memories and holiday traditions like decorating with your family.
  • Expect the unexpected. If a lot of people will be coming in and out of your home, fill a large bowl or decorative box with small, individually wrapped gifts. They don’t have to be expensive and your unexpected guests will be thrilled!
  • Have fun! It’s easy to let the holidays consume you. Remind yourself that this season is about seeing your loved ones, having fun and gratitude. Take a deep breath and enjoy.

Home for the Holidays is right around the corner for Belclaire’s Emerald Heights residents

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News, Emerald Heights, General Posts | Posted: November 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Home for the Holidays is right around the corner for Belclaire’s Emerald Heights residents

Thanksgiving weekend marks the 39th year for McKinney’s hometown Christmas celebration, Home for the Holidays. Visit the 14-block area of McKinney’s 165-year-old commercial historic downtown for family activities, food and entertainment where you can enjoy a uniquely McKinney Christmas celebration with Belclaire neighbors and guests from all over. It’s an unforgettable experience and a great start to the holiday season. The family-friendly festival runs from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1. Visitors can expect traditional live Christmas music, a real snow hill, children’s activities, visits with Santa, a petting zoo, shopping, a Ferris wheel, carousel and mo
re! For more information about the festival including concessionaires, festival map, sponsors, hotel discounts and parking, click here.

Frequent seasonal events like Home for the Holidays is just one of the perks of owning a Belclaire home at Emerald Heights in McKinney! The affluent village in Stonebridge Ranch offers luxury amenities, outstanding schools and 1,200 acres of open space, lakes and ponds. If you don’t already live in McKinney, we encourage you to visit Emerald Heights. Stop by our new model home this weekend before heading to Home for the Holidays and we will show you why you should build your next home in this elegant new community. See you this weekend!

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News, General Posts | Posted: November 22, 2019 | Comments Off on

The North Texas Turkey Trot benefitting The Miracle League of Frisco happens every Thanksgiving in the heart of downtown Frisco. The event on November 28 offers a 5k, 10k and Miracle Mile option, so there’s something for everyone (even if you don’t run)! The Miracle League of Frisco is dedicated to providing children aged 5-19 with special needs the opportunity to play sports as a member of an organized league. Race registration is $20, $40 and $47.50 for the Miracle Mile, 5K and 10K, respectively.

If you are a Belclaire resident in one of our North Texas communities in Prosper, Lewisville or McKinney, this is the perfect opportunity to embrace the spirit of giving. For race information or to register, click here. To learn more about The Miracle League of Frisco, visit their Facebook page or website.

Enjoy family and friends at neighborhood events in Castle Hills

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News, New Communities | Posted: September 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Enjoy family and friends at neighborhood events in Castle Hills

Belclaire and sister company, American Legend Homes, are all part of the Bright Industries family of companies. Bright Industries, formed in Dallas in the 1950s, is led by a family legacy of integrity and dedication and is known for developing the award-winning Castle Hills master-planned community.

One of the Bright family’s goals is to develop communities where families can create legendary memories. One way we accomplish that goal is by building homes in vibrant neighborhoods, like Castle Hills, that bring residents together. Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza, located in the heart of the community, is the site of frequent community-wide, family-friendly events that our sister brand, American Legend Homes, is proud to sponsor!

Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza keeps a full calendar of events from live music to holiday festivals, so there is something for everyone! Most events are family-friendly and free unless otherwise noted. Thursday, September 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. is the annual Art & Wine Walk. The free event will feature the work of local artists, plus several Village Shops retailers offering free wine tasting at their shops and restaurants. There will even be live music and a caricature artist! On Sunday, September 22 is the 2019 Fall Classic Car & Truck show. From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., spectators can visit the free show and see the area’s finest hot rods, classic cars and trucks from Time Machine Car Shows. The Village Shops features neighborhood conveniences like a hair salon and dentist office, as well as unique eateries.

Soon at Castle Hills Northpointe, Belclaire Homes will offer a vast selection of versatile floor plans on 80-foot home sites surrounded by lush, natural scenery with rolling landscape and a park within walking distance of every home. Belclaire Homes at Castle Hills Northpointe range from 3,200 to 4,500 square feet with options to personalize to fit your family’s unique needs by adding bedrooms, bathrooms, game rooms and more! Residents of the award-winning, master-planned community have access to amenities like sports fields, a catch-and-release fishing lake and an extensive trail system.

Don’t live in Castle Hills? Check out the calendar of events hosted by the Village Shops – they are open to the public! Before hitting one of this week’s events, stop by the Belclaire model home where a sales associate will be happy to familiarize you with Belclaire Homes and the Castle Hills community.

Belclaire at Emerald Heights: In the News

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News, Emerald Heights, Quick Move-In Homes, Stonebridge Ranch | Posted: September 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Belclaire at Emerald Heights: In the News

Belclaire was recently featured in McKinney’s Community Impact Newspaper. Homes at Emerald Heights at Stonebridge Ranch offer the benefits of one of the area’s finest master-planned communities. Families here enjoy a beach & tennis club, picnic pavilions, aquatic center, pickleball courts, parks & playgrounds, lakes & ponds, golf and a trail system. Students attend the highly rated McKinney ISD.

Homes at Emerald Heights offer 11 floor plan options from 3,041 to more than 4,500 square feet. Visit our Photo Gallery to see stunning interiors with spacious master suites, kitchens that are ideal for entertaining, home offices that offer a quiet workspace and over-sized secondary bedrooms. Plan on visiting the community today to get information on homes that are for available for move-in now! Read more here.

Belclaire at Windsong Ranch: Why Choose Prosper

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News | Posted: October 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Belclaire at Windsong Ranch: Why Choose Prosper

Located just north of DFW near the Dallas North Tollway and HWY 380, Prosper prides itself on being a family-friend community, offering residents quaint charm with quality living. Despite its small-town feel, Prosper is just minutes away from a variety of entertainment hubs such as Frisco and Plano, providing easy access to shops and restaurants, as well as venues such as the Dr. Pepper StarCenter and Toyota Stadium.

Prosper continues to grow both commercially and residentially, with 800-acres­­ currently under construction for the Gates of Prosper, a mixed-use development that will one day feature local dining, entertainment, office space and a luxury hotel. To view the homes Belclaire offers in Prosper, click here.

 

Why Choose Belclaire and Flower Mound

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News, Flower Mound Homes, Magnolia Park, Outdoor Living | Posted: October 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Choose Belclaire and Flower Mound

Rated one of the safest places to live in Texas by Movoto, Flower Mound combines a friendly small town atmosphere with urban amenities to offer residents a unique living experience. Flower Mound got its name in the 1800s because of “The Mound,” a hill that became locally recognized for the ample amount of wildflowers that grew on it. Still today, the Mound remains an important landmark in the city, housing more than 175 species of wildflowers.

Flower Mound has also been awarded a Texas Gold Medal by the state’s Recreation and Parks Society for its outstanding park system and community programs. With more than 30 miles of multi-purpose trails, 680 acres of park land, 11 miles of equestrian trails and 26 miles of hike-and-bike trails, Flower Mound is the perfect place for those who love the great outdoors. Flower Mound also has 12 colleges and universities within a 35-mile radius and a state-of-the-art Community Activity Center with an outdoor waterpark. Close to Lake Grapevine, major employment centers, DFW International Airport, and several shopping and entertainment spots, Flower Mound has it all. To view the homes Belclaire offers in Flower Mound, click here.

Activity in Belclaire Communities Means Growth, Conveniences for Buyers

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Community News | Posted: April 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Activity in Belclaire Communities Means Growth, Conveniences for Buyers

HEB LogoExciting news for Belclaire Homes neighborhoods in the North Texas region. Several large companies, including the HEB chain of grocery stores, are expanding into the area.  HEB, for example, has purchased properties in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and more, signaling increased confidence in continued growth of the region.  Belclaire Homes buyers can choose their home with confidence knowing the area will offer everything they need.  Read more about Belclaire Homes neighborhood here.

Phillips Creek Ranch Is Better Served with Widening of Main Street!

Categories: Community News, Frisco Homes, Phillips Creek Ranch | Posted: November 17, 2014 | Comments Off on Phillips Creek Ranch Is Better Served with Widening of Main Street!

PCR modelA master-planned community with all the modern amenities you want, Phillips Creek Ranch is the ideal neighborhood for you — and even better with the widening of Main Street.  Situated on what was once a renowned horse ranch, many Belclaire  home sites feature breathtaking views of Lake Lewisville.  The neighborhood also offers more than 100 acres of green space, lakes, and extensive creek system, and trails and parks for families.  To discover more, click here.

 

“Fall” for Belclaire Homes: Outdoor Community Amenities

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Bridgewood, Community News, Flower Mound Homes, Frisco Homes, Keller Homes, Phillips Creek Ranch, The Tribute, Whisper Creek | Posted: October 2, 2014 | Comments Off on “Fall” for Belclaire Homes: Outdoor Community Amenities

tribute jogging trailAutumn has arrived and, in celebration of cooler weather, we present the top 10 reasons to “fall” for Belclaire Homes.

Number 7: Outdoor Community Amenities

Take advantage of this great weather and get outside! If you live in a Belclaire community, you have entertainment options practically outside your front door!  Phillips Creek Ranch has tons of parks, trails and a stunning public art installation.  The Tribute offers two golf courses (in case one just isn’t enough!).  Bridgewood has a private lake, perfect for picnics! Read about community amenities in each of our “Neighborhoods” and start taking advantage of them with a new Belclaire home.