Highland Village, TX Real Estate News

By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
What is the Emergency Connect-CTY?It's 2am and I'm having trouble sleeping as it is because of the lightning crashing outside my window and literally blinding me... but then, the phone rings.Like anyone else if the phone rings at 2am, you usually think the worst. This was no exception - my nearly 3 year old twins are 700 miles away with my parents for 2 weeks, so I jump and run to the phone to hear the City of Highland Village alerting me about severe weather.Now I certainly appreciate it, and yes, I signed up for Connect-CTY, but I could hear the train wreck outside my window, and the sirens, and the last thing I needed for my nerves was the phone to ring at 2am!So just what is the Emergency Connect-CTY?Connect-CTY is a mass notification system that is sometimes referred to as  "Revers...
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
Your invited to join us for the 3rd annual Castlewood July 4th kids parade!  We will meet at the soccer fields at 10:15 AM and leave for our usual route (up Wentworth, left on Castlewood, down Fairfield, ending at the Clubhouse) at 10:30.Make sure you decorate your bikes, animals, peoples, etc. for a hip hip hooray parade.  After the parade, we will then have hot dogs, snowcones, games and swimming at the Clubhouse.  So put on your hats and sunscreen and join the fun! 
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
Just a reminder!  Everyone is welcome to the festival and I know you'll have a great time!Highland Village Texas, Red,White & Blues Festival Red, White & Blue Festival Highland Village Days is a great Annual event in June that brings together Highland Village families and outdoor enthusiasts to celebrate the beginning of summer. Come enjoy the festivities!  There are crafts and a play area for the kids, great local food and awesome Texas Country Music.  Bring chairs, a blanket and enjoy the entire day.  Don't forget your sunscreen and your camera...the Fireworks are Texas Big and Beautiful!  More information can be found at http://www.highlandvillage.org/
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
Thought you might like to join the Mayor of Highland Village for breakfast or join us at the HV Business Association lunches.  Here is a schedule.  Put it on your calendar!  Great opportunities to get to know each other and support businesses in Highland Village.  June 8 - Highland Village Business Association Breakfast with the Mayor. The HVBA is open to all retail, office, professional and home-based businesses in and around Highland Village. For more information, contact Sandy McCoy at 972-899-5091.August 14 - Highland Village Business Association Luncheon. The HVBA is open to all retail, office, professional and home-based businesses in and around Highland Village. For more information, contact Sandy McCoy at 972-899-5091.October 5 - Highland Village Business Association Breakfast w...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
Rolling Hills Estates is the location of choice for 153 homeowners. Nestled on the Flower Mound and Highland Village Border homes in this community range from 2166-4341 sqft. Homes range in price from the low $200,000 to the mid $400,000.Highland Village was voted one of the best places to live by DMagazine and the residents here know why! Residents have the best of both worlds, the convenience to major freeways, top notch schools, summer recreation on Lewisville Lake.Satellite MapChildren Attend School in the Highly Recognized Lewisville ISDHeritage ElementaryBriarhill MiddleMarcus High SchoolHighland Village Neighborhoods are connected by a Hike and Bike Trails, and neighborhood parks.Rolling Hills Estates has a very active HOA, with planned activities throughout the year, including a...
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
Did you know? Highland Village Animal ControlAnimal Registration InformationAll animals within the city limits must be registered. Licenses for dogs and cats may be obtained from the animal control office at City Hall. City registration tags are issued and (in addition to a current rabies vaccination tag) must be worn by the animal at all times. The fee is $5.00 and proof of a current rabies vaccination must be presented.  Registrations must be renewed annually. Forms for registration are available in the foyer at city hall and animals may be registered by mail. The number of pets per household is limited to four (4) dogs, four (4) cats, and to a total number of eight (8) animals. Excessive animal permits are available for breeders, foster care homes and various other reasons. Specific ...
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
  The Shops at Highland VillageRegency Centers has obtained concept plan approval from the City for The Shops at Highland Village located at the northwest corner of FM 407 and future FM 2499. The development will be a lifestyle center 385,000 square feet of upscale retail, restaurant and office space. The following is a time line (subject to change) of what to expect at the location.Early 2006 - Anticipated date for formal site plan submittal by Regency Centers, with engineering and final plat approval to follow. March - April 2006 - Regency Centers' anticipated date to begin demolition of existing structures.    Current Development View Pictures of the SiteFor further information contact Highland Village Economic Development at 972-899-5131 or e-mail hved@highlandvillage.org
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
Highland Village, Texas has a Home-Based Business Directory.  For the last three years, HV has published the directory and delivered it to every business and residence in the city.  It's also included on the Highlandvillage.orgweb site.  It's now time to publish the fourth edition and you need to be included!  The goal is to included every business located in the city including Home-Based businesses.  If you want to be included,go to the website and complete the form and mail or return it to the city managers office by June 1, 2007.  The publication goal is late July of 2007 for distribution in August.  As in previous years, NO advertising will be included and as usual is free of charge. 
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
If you live in Highland Village, Texas your child must have Scooter Training.  The city ordinance ( 04-094)requires scooter training for kids 12 years of age and older.  The ordinance regulates the use of motorized scooters within the city limits.  The three most important regulations/restrictions are: 1. No Gas Scooters, 2. Minimum Age Requirement is 12 years old, 3. All riders that do not have a state issued drivers license must complete the scooter training and obtain the permit.  This is all for child safety!  So enroll today.  The scooter training program is hosted be the HVPD.  Contact Jennifer Kohl at 972-317-5558 (ext.150) for questions.
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
Voted the 3rd Best Place to live by D Magazine, Highland Village lies on the south side of Lewisville Lake in Denton County, one of the state's fastest-growing counties. Until recently, the city has remainsed primarily residential. Highland Village was also chosen as a winner of a Texas Municipal League (TML) Excellence Award and, according to FBI statistics, ranked as the safest city of its size in North Texas for five years in a row. Highland Village hosts a Balloon Festival every year, attracting 30,000 visitors. The city's Inland Trails System is a multi-use trail for walking, jogging and cycling. Highland Village was home to about 100 owners of weekend lake houses prior to being incorporated in 1963.  The first development in Highland Village was concentrated around the shores of L...
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By Leigh Bates, The Trinity Group
(Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate)
 Residential - Active# of Units110Average List Price$375,295Average Market Time65 DaysAverage Square Ft.3347  Residential - Pending# of Units18Average List Price$298,346Average Market Time57 DaysAverage Square Ft.3180  Residential - Sold February 2007# of Units24Average List Price$313,967Average Sold Price$307,475Average Market Time26 DaysAverage Square Ft.3062% of List Price98%If you have any questions about or would like to know the market conditions for your specific area or neighborhood visit http://www.dfwmarketsnapshot.com/Equal Opportunity Housing * All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
Highland Village has New Communication ServiceThe city of Highland Village has implemented the Connect-CTY service to provide our city administrators with the ability to send and track voice messages to businesses, residents and city employees, as well as schedule pertinant work.  All of this is done with a single phone call.  The city administrators can use the Connect CTY service to personally communicate on a periodic basis with residents about important things that may need to be published.    
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
Highland Village, Texas, located in Denton County, one of the fastest growing counties in Texas, has committed to the development of a quality community with a top-ranked educational system, upper-income family-oriented environment, and the planned preservation of open space throughout a lakefront community.The rapidly expanding population of Highland Village and surrounding cities, the key location minutes north of the D/FW Metroplex and the appealing demographic base makes Highland Village a prime location for retail development.The leaders of Highland Village are very aggressive in the recruitment of quality retail that meets the needs of the community. In addition to business recruitment, Highland Village works with existing businesses to ensure sustained economic growth.For further...
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By Cindy Richter, IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
(Interior Motiv Home Staging)
Red, White & Blue Festival Highland Village Days is a great Annual event in June that brings together Highland Village families and outdoor enthusiasts to celebrate the beginning of summer. Come enjoy the festivities!  There are crafts and a play area for the kids, great local food and awesome Texas Country Music.  Bring chairs, a blanket and enjoy the entire day.  Don't forget your sunscreen and your camera...the Fireworks are Texas Big and Beautiful!  More information can be found at http://www.highlandvillage.org/ 
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