Highland Village, TX Real Estate News

By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
 October 27th is the Hogwarts Festival in Unity Park instead of a night on October 31st. This year the City of Highland Village is partnering with the Medical Center of Lewisville, Highland Village Park Foundation and the Lion's Club to host a Fall Festival.  Come join in on the fun.  Rerefreshment's will be sold by the groups they have partnered with for the event and will have the "Trunk or Treat" for trick or treaters! Admission to the festival is free.8:00 a.m.   1K-5K Run Hogwart's Hustle by Medical Center of Lewisville & the Highland Village Park FoundationRace Registration Information:      Race Registration$20 Adults$15 Students$5 for 10 yrs old and under   After October 20th registration:$25 Adults$20 Students$5 for 10 yrs old and under Day of event onsite registration starts a...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
Did you know that the average household has 3 to 10 gallons of material that is hazardous to humans or the environment? These materials should never be disposed of by pouring down the drain, on the ground, into a storm drain or in the trash. They can contaminate surface water, septic tanks and the wastewater treatment systems.The City of Highland Village is joining the community together and sponsoring the Fall Clean-Up Collection Event, and it's FREE.Follow the rules below and join us Saturday at Copperas Branch Park (off of I35 and Highland Village Rd) from 9am to 12 noon.For your Safety:If it is still usable, try to give it to someone who may need it. It is not waste if it is still usableIf you are bringing paints, please sort them by type (latex, oil, etc.)Keep chemicals in their or...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
September 2007 MLS housing statistics for Highland Village, TX (not including FSBO or new construction not listed in MLS). Current Active Homes for sale - 12734 New homes on the market in September 193 homes sold in the last 6 months Absorption (inventory) is 4 months (slight increase from August) Average marketing time was 44 days for attached Median sales price for detached - $307,760  In general homes are selling at 98% of list price, which has been consistent for more than 6 months.Numbers can vary from month to month, depending on what homes have been selling, and so it is best to look at trends rather than focus on information during a particular month to better understand the Highland Village real estate market.Also, remember that median prices reflect homes that went under contr...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
It's that time of year again, Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines are available soon in Highland Villagefor anyone over the age of 18Saturday, October 6, 2007 for Residents over the age of 18From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Monday, October 8, 2007 for Residents 55 years of age and overFrom 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Highland Shores Community Center#1 Community Center DriveHighland Village, TX 75077Flu Injection $25Pneumonia Injection $38Free with Medicare Part BCheck or Cash Onlyposted by Leigh Bates
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
All Weekend Long, Register to Win the $5000 Shopping Spree at participating stores & restaurants!FRIDAY, SEPT 284:30 PM Local Artist Hayley Orrantia on the Main Stage5:00 - 8:00 PM Country Performer Max Stalling4:30 - 6:30 PM  KSCS Remote with Appearance by Rebecca from the Dorsey Gang4:30 - 8:00 PM  Strolling entertainment face painting, balloon man, caricature artist, The Original Butt Sketch Artist, Strolling Singing Country Duo, Cowboy Stilt Walker with Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Stilt Walker,Gun Fighter and Trick RoperSATURDAY, SEPT 2910:30 - 11:00 AM Story time with Fire Chief of Highland Village in Barnes & Noble11:00 - 12:00 PM Eddie Coker Children's Performance on Big Stage12:00 - 2:00 PM KSCS Remote Appearance by Rebecca from the Dorsey Gang12:30 - 1:00 PM Downing Middle School...
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By Sherri Elliott
(INTEGRITY TEAM - eXp Realty, LLC)
As most of you know, the shopping in Highland Village is almost complete. I think this will bring more people to the area to live and shop in this great City. The shopping is at 407/2499 and very convenient for Flower Mound, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Lantana, Argyle, Justin, and Bartonville. Here is what we have to look forward to opening soon: The Shops are a 45-acre lifestyle development by Regency Centers featuring Barnes & Noble, Snuffer’s, Patrizio’s, Coldwater Creek and Coldwater Creek Spa, Corner Bakery, Rock Fish, American Eagle and other well known retailers. The AMC Theater is targeting winter 2007 to open. The Shops includes connectivity to the City’s trail system to provide pedestrian friendly access to the City’s retail developments. I know I am excited! no more running to...
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
The Highland Village Wal-Mart Supercenter is a fresh, upscale store thatwill feature an interior design and color scheme that has not been seen inany other Wal-Mart in the country. The open format deli, bakery and producedepartments will make for a pleasant shopping experience. The Sushi anddeli bar are only some of the exciting features of the new Supercenter. Thestore will also include a bike and repair shop instead of the Tire and Lubeshop so that customers can take advantage of the new service by riding up onthe many nearby neighborhood trails. From the wall of TVs in the electronicsdepartment to the convenient location of the pharmacy to trendy shelving andlighting, the new Supercenter will be an exciting destination for Highland Villageresidents. The store will also showcase impor...
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
The Shops at Highland Village Grand Opening CelebrationThe long anticipated Shops at Highland Village will be opening soon! Mark it on your calendar nowbecause it is a Grand Opening Weekend you will not want to miss! Starting Friday, September 28through Sunday, September 30 there will be excitement and entertainment for the whole family.Western Horse Drawn Carriage rides, real cowboys, live music from some of Texas' best artists,school performances, huge sales, strolling performers, book signings, Eddie Coker, plus much,much more! In addition, The Shops at Highland Village will be giving away a $5000 ShoppingSpree to one lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is stop by any store during the weekend'sfestivities and register to win! Put it on your calendar now, because it is a weekend...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
VOLUNTEERS IN PATROL (VIP)    Having as many "eyes and ears" is a key part of the solution to achieving a low crime rate.  One of way we achieve this is through an extension of our Police Auxiliary program called "Volunteers in Patrol" (VIP).  What do they do?Volunteers in Patrol (VIP) are members of the Police Auxiliary who undergo additional training so that they may assist on-duty police officers with their patrols of the community.VIP members are assigned to specific areas where crime has been reported and they report to on-duty police officers any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activities.  VIP members may also take with them a hand-held radar unit once they have completed the necessary training program.This program is a force multiplier and creates additional police-related pres...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
It is our mission to provide for the preservation of life and property through aggressive and innovative Fire Prevention, Public Education, Suppression, and Emergency Medical Services.  It is our charge to provide these services to the citizens and visitors of our community in a professional and courteous manner utilizing both volunteer and paid personnel working in harmony to achieve our goals.  The HVFD will continue to seek input from within the community and utilize Support Services made up volunteer groups formed within the Department.Volunteer OpportunitiesWe are always accepting applications for volunteer firefighters, EMT's and Paramedics.  If you have an interest in serving the citizens and visitors of Highland Village in a rewarding career as a volunteer firefighter/EMT, pleas...
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
The Highland Village Wal-Mart Supercenter is a fresh, upscale store that will feature an interior design and color scheme that has not been seen in any other Wal-Mart in the country. The open format deli, bakery and produce departments will make for a pleasant shopping experience. The Sushi and deli bar are only some of the exciting features of the new Supercenter. The store will also include a bike and repair shop instead of the Tire and Lube shop so that customers can take advantage of the new service by riding up on the many nearby neighborhood trails. From the wall of TVs in the electronics department to the convenient location of the pharmacy to trendy shelving and lighting, the new Supercenter will be an exciting destination for Highland Village residents. The store will also show...
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
New Urbanism-Style Development ApprovedA concept plan has been approved for the northwest corner of FM 407 and Briarhill Boulevard. The 15-acre mixed-use development, to be called the District of Highland Village, will include retail, restaurant, offi ce and town homes and will be designed in a new urbanism style. The developer, Mike Silvaggio, has made a commitment to develop the property as a Neighborhood Transit Oriented Development. "We are working with the DCTA with the goal of including a transit stop in our development to make bus access available for residents," said Mike Silvaggio.  Access to the community will be available through a connection to the Inland Trails System with a trail designed for the north portion of the development.
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
The Shops at Highland Village Grand Opening CelebrationThe long anticipated Shops at Highland Village will be opening soon! Mark it on your calendar nowbecause it is a Grand Opening Weekend you will not want to miss! Starting Friday, September 28through Sunday, September 30 there will be excitement and entertainment for the whole family.Western Horse Drawn Carriage rides, real cowboys, live music from some of Texas' best artists,school performances, huge sales, strolling performers, book signings, Eddie Coker, plus much,much more! In addition, The Shops at Highland Village will be giving away a $5000 ShoppingSpree to one lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is stop by any store during the weekend'sfestivities and register to win! Put it on your calendar now, because it is a weekend...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
Dianne Costa, MayorDon Combs, Deputy Mayor Pro TemBrian Fiorenza, Mayor Pro TemLouis E Robicheaux, IV, Place 4Austin Adams, Place 5Scott McDearmont, Place 6Jon Calvin, Place 7Highland Village is a Home Rule City and operates under a "Council-Manager" form of government.  The City Council consists of a Mayor and six members.  The Council is elected at large and serves two-year terms.  In even-numbered years, Places 1 (Mayor), 2, 4 and 6 are elected, and in odd-numbered years Places 3, 5, and 7 are elected to office.  The City Council is the legislative and governing body of the City.  In accordance with City Charter, the Council enacts legislation, adopts the annual operating budget and is responsible for setting policy. The City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the City and...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
 It hasn't rained for several days, weeks maybe... I've lost count! But the long standing effects of the recent downpours have dampened a long standing tradition we all enjoy in Highland Village.The Lions Club and the City of Highland Village regret to announce the cancellation of the Lions Club Balloon Festival and Fair, which was scheduled for August 17-19. "It is regrettable, however there was no way we could make that large of a commitment without more optimism on the usability of the park," stated Van Glover, Highland Village Lions Club Chairman. The Lions Club Balloon Festival and Fair is a Highland Village tradition and has grown to a regional event since the first festival in Highland Village over 20 years ago. Mayor Dianne Costa stated, "We will miss the beautiful balloons, boo...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
Coming Spring 2008. Highland Village and Flower Mound's 1st Metropolitan/Urban lifestyle center.Developed by Landcore Development Company is a 15-acre mixed use center located at FM 407 and Briarhill, just East of the current projects at 407 and 2499.Landcore is hoping to provide a unique downtown environment by incorporating a pedestrian-friendly "Main Street America" ambiance with entrances of upscale shopping and professional offices fronting tree-lined streets. Also included, restaurants and eateries with outside dining and 80 brownstone town homes.With its unique character and design of select shops, restaurants, and town homes, close proximity to exemplary schools, parks, other commercial / medical amenities and the DFW International Airport; the District is sure to be a popular p...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
The City of Highland Village is experiencing very high flows into our sanitary sewer system due to the persistent rains and rising lake levels. The Public Works staff is encountering a number of homeswith sanitary sewer clean-outs that do not have a cap or where the cap is broken. Normally this is a moderate problem but now as the lake rises and covers these openings into our sewer system, it is a major problem. The city has lift stations that are pumping at capacity in some areas due to this problem. Please help in locating the problem clean-outs. If you see any on your property or surrounding properties, please contact (972) 317-2989. We are asking your assistance in locating these problem clean-outs. Please check your clean-out location and verify that the cap is on if it is visible....
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
The first segment, City Trail (2.7 miles), of the Inland Trails System is complete and ready for you to enjoy! Future segments of the Inland Trail System are detailed below. Sign up for eConnect to receive information on future trail meetings and developments.  Click here to view a detailed map of the 'City Trail'.  Click here to link to detailed Inland Trail System Plan Copperas TrailSellmeyer to Copperas Branch Park - 1.66 MilesCastlewood TrailVillage Pkwy to Fairfield Ln. - 1.08 MilesVillage Park TrailRolling Hills and Chapel Hill Subdivisions, splits to City Trail and Chinn Chapel Road - 1.88 milesMarket TrailChinn Chapel through Marketplace Overlay and Silverthorne Park - 1.58 milesVictoria TrailHighland Village Road to Victoria Park and Sellmeyer - 0.93 miles
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
The annual 'Lion's Club Balloon Festival' is a great Highland Village tradition. This community event is sponsored by the Highland Village Lion's Club and other area Lion's Clubs. This annual festival includes live entertainment, skydivers, arts and crafts exhibits, food vendors and a carnival. Admission to the Balloon Festival is free.  All other proceeds from this event are donated to local charities and local events For more information call 972-317-9073 or visit http://www.hvballoonfest.org/
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
Police Department Receives Grant Funds for SkyWatch TowerThe Police Department recently applied and received approval from the Coserv Charitable Foundation for partial funding of a SkyWatch Observation Tower.  This tower will be used as a crime prevention tool at shopping centers, schools, parks, and community events.   The Coserv Charitable Foundation has agreed to fund $25,000, or approximately half the amount needed, towards the SkyWatch system.  The police department will be pursuing donations, grants opportunities and other options to fund the difference needed. 
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