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Belclaire Homes at a Glance: Windsong Ranch

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Crystal Lagoon, Outstanding Schools, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: July 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes at a Glance: Windsong Ranch

Community of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020 Windsong Ranch, is a fabulous community to call home, providing all the luxury amenities a family could want. At 2,000 acres, Windsong Ranch is one of North Texas’ largest communities, located in Prosper. Residents here are at home among parks, trails, lakes and state-of-the-art facilities. The long list of premium amenities is at the core of the Windsong lifestyle.
Here are some of our favorites:

The Commons is the community’s main amenity center. Here you’ll find:

  • Three community cafés
  • Resort-style pools
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis courts
  • A two-acre lake and dock
  • An event lawn for neighborhood get-togethers.

THE LAGOON is Windsong Ranch’s newest amenity and it’s more than just a swimming pool, with five acres of tropical fun. Here, you can:

  • Sunbathe on white sandy beaches
  • Swim through clear turquoise waters
  • Enjoy water sports like kayaking, paddle-boarding and windsurfing

Windsong Ranch is located just close enough to DFW’s top shopping and entertainment districts without giving up its small-town charm. To boot, students attend nationally acclaimed schools in Prosper ISD.

Here Belclaire builds semi-custom homes within The Peninsula, the community’s private enclave of estate-like home sites. Floor plans range between 3,041 and 5,600 square feet and are built on

90-foot lots. Plan your visit to The Peninsula at Windsong Ranch and learn more about the community’s legendary lifestyle!

Belclaire Homes builds in the best housing markets

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Castle Hills, Emerald Heights, General Posts, McKinney Homes, Prosper Homes, Stonebridge Ranch, Windsong Ranch | Posted: June 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes builds in the best housing markets

SmartAsset just took its sixth look at the 50 best housing markets for growth and stability. Dallas made the list at number 10! That’s why Belclaire Homes builds in three Dallas-area communities.

Prosper, TX
In Prosper, Belclaire Homes builds at Windsong Ranch, North Texas’s most award-winning master-planned communities. Windsong Ranch is full of plush amenities. The Commons is the community’s amenity center, hosting the community café, resort-style pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a two-acre lake and dock and an event lawn for neighborhood gatherings. THE LAGOON is a five-acre tropical oasis provides a variety of activities like swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding and windsurfing. Here Belclaire builds semi-custom homes within The Peninsula, the community’s private enclave of estate-like home sites. Floor plans range between 3,041 and 5,600 square feet, are built on 90-foot lots. Plan your visit to The Peninsula at Windsong Ranch and learn more about the community’s legendary lifestyle!

McKinney
Located in McKinney, Emerald Heights is in one of DFW’s most popular cities. A privately gated neighborhood in Stonebridge Ranch, Emerald Heights offers families luxury amenities like an aquatic center, kiddie wading pool, swim lagoon and sand beach, to name a few. Volleyball, tennis and basketball courts are also available along with paddleboat rentals for enjoyment all year round. Students here attend outstanding schools and families enjoy 1,200 acres of open space, lakes and ponds. Homes range from 3,041 to 4,500-plus square feet.

Lewisville
In Lewisville, Belclaire Homes builds in Castle Hills. Demand for homes here is high, with its 2,900 acres of lush, rolling landscape and long list of exclusive amenities like parks within walking distance of every home, a community garden, sports fields, a catch-and-release fishing lake, an extensive trail system and community pools. In Castle Hills Northpointe, Belclaire Homes builds on 80-foot home sites. We offer a versatile selection of floor plans between 3,200 and 4,500 square feet. You will find a variety of specialty dining, services and shopping at Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza, which doubles as the site of regularly scheduled family-friendly events!

Belclaire families love living in Prosper

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, General Posts, Outstanding Amenities, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: June 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire families love living in Prosper

Prosper offers the best of everything. Located at the northmost edge of the DFW metroplex, residents here enjoy Prosper’s small town charm and are less than an hour away from big city fun in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington. Students attend the nationally acclaimed Prosper ISD schools and families live in one of North Texas’s best master-planned communities.

Along with its great neighborhoods and outstanding schools, this small town is full of local entertainment:

Frontier Park
Frontier Park is a great place to visit and is a starting point for many hiking trails.  It also has many sports complexes, which makes it suitable for younger people and families.

Cedar Grove Park
Cedar Grove Park is more of a recreation center, with plenty of amenities and interesting trails for you to explore. It’s in the middle of Prosper which makes it really easy to access and enjoy.

The Cotton Gin
This is a great place where you can find some of the best food in the area. If you enjoy great local food, like chicken fried steak and juicy hamburgers, then the Cotton Gin Café has all of that.

Here are some other options nearby:

National Video Game Museum
If you’re up for a 15-minute drive, head to Frisco to experience the National Video Game Museum! Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you’ll love exploring the interactive displays on dozens of different consoles.

Kartland
If you’ve got the need for speed, Kartland is waiting for you in nearby Plano. This go-kart track is perfect for new racers and seasoned pros, so there’s no need to worry about your skill level. Each go-kart can reach speeds of nearly 45 mph as you speed along the quarter-mile track. This climate-controlled facility is a perfect escape on those rainy days, and the little ones can also join in the fun with their own child-sized go-karts.

Food Walks of Texas
Do you have a Texas-sized appetite? Then head to nearby McKinney for the legendary Food Walks of Texas. Follow the knowledgeable guide throughout the city to explore the local cuisine – as well as the local history! Take your pick of the many available tour options, ranging from the Sunday Brunch tour to the seasonal Valentine’s Day Sip & Savor.

In Prosper, Belclaire Homes builds at Windsong Ranch, North Texas’s most award-winning master-planned communities. Windsong Ranch is full of luxurious amenities. The Commons is the community’s amenity center, hosting the community café, resort-style pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a two-acre lake and dock, and an event lawn for neighborhood gatherings. THE LAGOON is a five-acre tropical oasis provides a variety of activities like swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding and windsurfing. Here Belclaire builds semi-custom homes within The Peninsula, the community’s private enclave of estate-like home sites. Floor plans range between 3,041 and 5,600 square feet, are built on 90-foot lots and begin in the $700s. Plan your visit to The Peninsula at Windsong Ranch and learn more about the community’s legendary lifestyle!

Belclaire Homes builds in one of D Magazine’s favorite communities: Windsong Ranch

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Crystal Lagoon, General Posts, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: April 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes builds in one of D Magazine’s favorite communities: Windsong Ranch

D Magazine says that if you’re choosing where you live based on perks, Windsong Ranch in Prosper is the right choice! The magazine highlights all of the community’s plush amenities like its crystal-clear lagoon, white sand beaches, community café, winding creeks and indoor amphitheater just minutes from your doorstep. The 2,000- acre community boasts 600 acres of open space, lakes stocked with bass and catfish for catch-and-release fishing, wooded creeks, parks, hike-and-bike trails, outdoor fields and other resort-style amenities. They call Windsong Ranch “unarguably one of the largest and most naturally beautiful master-planned communities in North Texas.” You can read the full article here.

Belclaire builds in only the best communities, that’s why we build so many homes at Windsong Ranch! Belclaire builds semi-custom homes within The Peninsula, the community’s private enclave of estate-like home sites. Our floor plans beginning in the $700s range from 3,041 square feet to 5,600 square feet and are built on 90-foot lots. Currently, our model home in the community is available to view by appointment only, so get in touch with a member of our sales team to set it up. Learn more about Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch here.

 

Some spring cleaning tips to keep your Belclaire home in tip-top shape

Categories: Available Homes, Belclaire Communities, Castle Hills, Emerald Heights, General Posts, McKinney Homes, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: March 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Some spring cleaning tips to keep your Belclaire home in tip-top shape

 

The home is where we spend more time than anywhere else, especially when it’s a Belclaire home built just for you and your family. So, why not do some seasonal cleaning to keep it in tip-top shape for the coming warmer months? Real Simple has some tips and tricks that will help you tackle your cleaning to-do list as quickly and efficiently as possible. We summarized them but you can read the full article here.

  • Break cleaning down into 10-minute chunks
    Sometimes spring cleaning is like a marathon, but it doesn’t have to be. Break it down into short, highly productive chunks. A few things you can clean in the next 10 minutes:Dust: brush a dust wand over all open surfaces

    Clean doors and switch plates: remove fingerprints, smudges and germs from light switch plates with a damp microfiber cloth.

    Dust ceiling fans: place a pillowcase over the fan blade and pull it toward you to collect the dust, then use a cloth dipped in warm, soapy water to clean each blade.

    Baseboards: use a microfiber mop to clear dust and debris from your baseboards

  • Adapt to your cleaning personality
    Some people are stress cleaners while others are procrastinators. Identifying your cleaning personality is the first step to coming up with a plan that works for you. For example, if you’re an angry cleaner, let your emotion motivate you to tackle tough cleaning tasks like scrubbing grout.
  • Mix up your own all-natural cleanser
    Whether you’re trying to use less chemicals or you just want some backup for when you run out of your usual cleanser, it’s good to know how to make your own cleaning solution using ingredients you probably already have. This recipe can be used on quartz, granite and marble counters, plus appliances and sinks:
    ¾ cup water
    ¾ cup rubbing alcohol
    5-10 drops peppermint, lemon or orange essential oil
    1 squirt natural dish soap
    Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto surfaces and wipe clean with a cloth. Voila!
  • De-stink your gym clothes
    For many people, warmer weather doesn’t just signal us to spring clean, but also to recommit to working out. To deodorize your gym clothes, try soaking them in one part white vinegar to four parts cold water. If that doesn’t work, try switching to cotton blend workout clothes.
  • Make your trash smell better
    Help your kitchen trash smell a little more pleasant by placing a couple dryer sheets on the bottom of the can – used ones work great!
  • Use baking soda to refresh stained coffee mugs
    Even the Statue of Liberty was cleaned with baking soda on its centennial. To clean off stained coffee mugs, fill the mug with one part baking soda and two parts water. Let them soak overnight and rub clean with a sponge.
  • Clear gunk off your oven door
    If the inside of your oven door is caked with splatters and baked-on food, try wetting a pumice stone, scrubbing and wiping clean with a wet microfiber cloth.
  • Make shower cleaning second nature
    One tip is to keep a squeegee in your shower so it’s easy to remember to wipe down the walls, but some people like to keep a dish wand filled with dish soap and vinegar in the shower so you can scrub while you’re in it!

Your home is a place that reflects you. Learn more about building a Belclaire home to suit your family in Windsong Ranch in Prosper, Emerald Heights in McKinney and Castle Hills in Lewisville. At the moment, our model homes in these communities can be viewed by appointment only, however, you can see some of our available homes here.

 

Live in an award-winning community with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Categories: Awards, Belclaire Communities, General Posts, Prosper Homes, Recognitions, Windsong Ranch | Posted: February 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Live in an award-winning community with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Prosper’s Windsong Ranch received great recognition at the 2020 Nationals Awards presented by the National Association of Home Builders. The community received Silver Award honors for Master Planned Community of the Year, Lifestyle Program of the Year and Best Community Signage. 2020 is the second consecutive year that the Windsong Ranch has won a silver award for Master Planned Community of the Year and the community continues to set a high bar for master-planned communities across the country.

Belclaire Homes builds in luxury communities like Windsong Ranch, where residents enjoy premium amenities like the new tropical oasis, THE LAGOON, and The Commons, a community center featuring tennis courts, a fitness center, Windsong Ranch Café and more. Here Belclaire builds semi-custom homes within The Peninsula, the community’s private enclave of estate-like home sites. Floor plans range between 3,041 and 5,600 square feet, are built on 90-foot lots and begin in the $700s. Plan your visit to The Peninsula at Windsong Ranch and read more about the community with the legendary lifestyle here!

 

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Castle Hills, Emerald Heights, General Posts, Windsong Ranch | Posted: November 28, 2019 | Comments Off on

Happy Thanksgiving from Belclaire Homes!

We take pride in providing outstanding luxury homes at top-rated communities where residents can enjoy Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays. So, it’s safe to say that Belclaire homeowners are what we’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving. If you don’t already, find out why you should celebrate holidays in a brand-new Belclaire home! We’re building dream homes in some of North Texas’ most exclusive communities: Castle Hills Northpointe in Lewisville, Emerald Heights in McKinney and Windsong Ranch in Prosper.

Belclaire Homes in Windsong Ranch are designed to enhance your lifestyle

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Outstanding Amenities, Outstanding Schools, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: October 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes in Windsong Ranch are designed to enhance your lifestyle

Master-planned community of the year, Windsong Ranch, is purposefully designed to provide a luxurious atmosphere and an extraordinary lifestyle. At 2,000 acres, Windsong Ranch is one of North Texas’ largest communities, located in Prosper. Residents here are at home among parks, trails, lakes and state-of-the-art facilities. The long list of premium amenities is at the core of the Windsong lifestyle and Belclaire Homes is perfectly aligned with that theme.

When you live at Windsong Ranch, you are at home in an environment that others only experience during vacation. The Commons is the community’s amenity center, hosting the community café, resort-style pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a two-acre lake and dock, and an event lawn for neighborhood get-togethers. Windsong’s new centerpiece, THE LAGOON, is like paradise with its white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters – Imagine your ideal seaside retreat in your own backyard! The five-acre tropical oasis provides a variety of activities like swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding and windsurfing. Windsong Ranch is located just close enough to DFW’s top shopping and entertainment districts without giving up its small-town charm. To boot, students attend nationally-acclaimed schools in Prosper ISD.

Here Belclaire builds semi-custom homes within The Peninsula, the community’s private enclave of estate-like home sites. Floor plans range between 3,041 and 5,600 square feet, are built on 90-foot lots and begin in the $700s. Plan your visit to The Peninsula at Windsong Ranch and read more about the community with the legendary lifestyle here!

Enjoy The Lagoon with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Categories: Crystal Lagoon, Outstanding Amenities, Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: July 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Enjoy The Lagoon with Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch

Owning a Belclaire home at Windsong Ranch comes with a long list of impressive amenities: a community café, fitness center, tennis courts, an outdoor living area with an over-sized fireplace, a two-acre lake and an event lawn. With the opening of The Lagoon, that list just got longer! With the help of Crystal Lagoons technology, the community will have year-round access to The Lagoon, a five-star, five-acre, tropical oasis.

With sandy beaches and crystal-clear fresh water, the neighborhood pool isn’t just for swimming anymore. The Lagoon is so much more than a pool, offering activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing or simply sunbathing on the beach. Plus, the state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly lagoon uses 100 times less chemicals than a traditional swimming pool and consumes only 2% of the energy of a traditional pool filtration system. With its incredible versatility and sustainability, residents will be able to enjoy their own little piece of paradise in their backyards.

Belclaire builds on 86-foot lots at Windsong Ranch. Semi-custom homes here are surrounded by natural beauty and green space, as well as an extensive trail system. Floor plans range from 3,014 to 5,600 square feet and start the $700s. Schedule a time to visit this weekend to check out The Lagoon and all that Belclaire has to offer families in this community!

 

Expand Mind, Body and Soul with Belclaire at Windsong Ranch

Categories: Prosper Homes, Windsong Ranch | Posted: April 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Expand Mind, Body and Soul with Belclaire at Windsong Ranch

Bliss Fest, hosted by Windsong Ranch, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27, noon to 4 p.m. at 1001 Windsong Parkway South in Prosper. The event offers fitness and meditation demonstrations, works from local artists, motivational speakers, live music, culinary classes, and even goat yoga. Take a crack at paddleboard yoga and, for those 21 and older, enjoy organic cocktails. Read more about the event and local artists here. And sign up for goat yoga ($25) here.

Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch offers families a long list of amenities such as a community café, resort-style pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a two-acre lake and dock, and an event lawn, which is the perfect setting for community events. Semi-custom homes here are built on sprawling 90-foot homesites and offer a number of flexible floor plans. Read more about the community here.

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