It’s hard trying to find the perfect place to call home these days. Some people don’t want to sacrifice all that living in a bustling city has to offer. Meanwhile, other people might prefer a family-friendly, safe and fun place to live. What if we were to tell you that living in The Colony, TX means there’s no need for compromise?

10 Things to Know About Living in The Colony, TX

The Colony, TX, has all of the glam of big city living, but with a small-town feel. This booming city in Texas has a little something for everyone. If you need some more convincing, here are our 10 Things to Know about Living in The Colony, TX.

1. Location is Everything

Because The Colony, TX is only a 30-minute drive to downtown Dallas, it is a great place to live if you commute to work downtown. Plus, the city is overall safer and more relaxing than the downtown Dallas area. Median home prices, as well as the cost of living, are competitive with the nearby Frisco area.

2. Nature is Just Steps Away

The Colony, Texas is home to many trails, a nearby lake, and beautiful parks. You won’t be disappointed by the variety of activities you can do outdoors in The Colony.

We recommend checking out The Austin Ranch Trail. There is also a dog park nearby the trail, so you and your furry friend can both get good exercise. The Austin Ranch Trail gives you the opportunity to view the developments inside Austin Ranch or veer off to many of the connecting trails.

If being on the water is your idea of a good time, Lewisville Lake spans more than 29,000 acres. You can boat, kayak, fish, ski, or swim. The lake is surrounded by recreational parks, so nearby campgrounds give you the opportunity to picnic, hike, cycle, or relax in the beautiful weather.

3. Dog-Friendly City

The Colony is extremely pet friendly. In fact, at some places such as the Truckyard or Grrrowlers, it is encouraged to bring your furry friends. Dogs are also welcome to shop with you at Scheels in Grandscape.

We also recommend checking out The Colony Shoreline Trail. This trail spans 3.5 miles along Lewisville Lake’s eastern edge and offers wide-open views of the waterfront. Take a walk or jog along The Tribute Shoreline Trail’s roughly 3-mile route with your dog.

4. Amazing Schools

Overall, the public schools in The Colony rank high on national and statewide levels compared to other cities. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your child, or children, are being well taken care of as The Colony has a highly regarded school district.

Higher education opportunities are available at numerous colleges and universities near the city, including:

  • University of North Texas
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Texas Women’s University
  • North Central Texas College
  • Collin College
  • The University of Texas at Dallas

5. Great Times at Grandscape

Spanning 433 acres, Grandscape is a feat in its own right. Everything is right within your reach at Grandscape with 26 restaurants, breweries, go-karting, a Ferris wheel, nightlife, and its own sense of community.

Opened in 2020, Grandscape offers fun for people of all ages. Live music is provided in the green space every weekend, along with special events you could liken to your very own small-town festival.

It might be hard, but try not to get lost in Nebraska Furniture Mart or Scheels. Of course, we are partial to Live Grandscape, a luxury apartment complex that overlooks Grandscape. Spanning 345 units, Live Grandscape offers luxurious multiple floor plans that are just steps away from the center of Grandscape.

6. Culture is Everywhere

Though The Colony, TX has almost doubled in size in the last 20 years, it retains its small-town origins, valuing a close sense of community and striving to provide the highest quality of life for a lower cost than neighboring cities. The Colony has a reputation for being a young, progressive, family-oriented community that welcomes people from all walks of life.

Immerse yourself in the culture of the city by attending community festivals, trying local dining options, or by visiting some of the local landmarks.

7. Live Music Every Weekend

With places like Grandscape and multiple entertainment venues, The Colony offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy live music. Our favorite venue is Lava Cantina, a rock n’ roll-themed Coastal Mexican restaurant that doubles as a premier concert venue.

Whether looking to listen to rock, blues, or hip hop, you can easily find a live performance to attend in The Colony, TX.

8. Good Food at Every Corner

Everything is bigger in Texas. The Colony’s local food and restaurant choices are no exception. From fine dining to barbecue, whatever you’re craving can be found within the city.

You can kick back on the patio of a classic Texas barbecue house, pair a delicious meal with a craft beer at the many local microbreweries or celebrate special moments at an upscale eatery by a world-renowned star chef. Our favorite restaurants in the area are Davio’s, Thirsty Lion, and Flatrock Smokehouse BBQ.

9. Festivals and Community Events are Always Happening

From holidays to cultural celebrations, you will never be bored living in The Colony, Texas. The city boasts a diverse population with a variety of events you can fully immerse yourself in.

There are also a handful of seasonal events you can participate in. In the summer, you can swim with your dog at the annual Bow-Wow Luau, held at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. In the fall, explore a haunted trail during Family Fright Night, a Halloween camping experience with hayrides, scary movies, and trick or treating.

10. Luxury Living Awaits at Live Grandscape

Live Grandscape in The Colony, TX is the newest home for luxury apartment living in Dallas, Texas. As the first residential high-rise in The Colony, Live Grandscape offers stunning exteriors and exceptional amenity spaces as well as a supreme location in the middle of Grandscape. You’ll be surrounded by the best in retail, dining, and entertainment including a new theatre, an outdoor lawn, and a stage that features an array of outdoor concerts and more!

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