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Old 07-31-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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500+ new SFH. Not approved yet. But interesting none the less.

Developer wants Lewisville to annex one of Hebron

Bright Seeks Lewisville Help with Castle Hills East Development - Local News, Notes and Events - News and Opinion - The Lewisville Texan Journal


And the Golf Villas. 60+ SFH.


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Old 08-03-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Interesting history lesson. I had wondered why Hebron never grew into a larger town, now I know that they actually were that large but never got into the utility business and let large swaths de-annex. It's amazing that they could be larger than other towns in the area if they had remained with their former limits and provided the utilities for the land to develop.. Imagine the city of Hebron encompassing the area between 121, 35-E, the Tollway and the PGBT. Could have rivalled Plano.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:21 AM
 
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Interesting history lesson. I had wondered why Hebron never grew into a larger town, now I know that they actually were that large but never got into the utility business and let large swaths de-annex. It's amazing that they could be larger than other towns in the area if they had remained with their former limits and provided the utilities for the land to develop.. Imagine the city of Hebron encompassing the area between 121, 35-E, the Tollway and the PGBT. Could have rivalled Plano.
True. Its not really clear why they even incorporated - they did not provide any utilities.

The comments on the articles are hysterical. The negative commenters are not aware of the gravel pit on the Hebron site or the hilly, highly eroded terrain. Totally unsuitable for agriculture.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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Couldnt help but notice one of the articles saying that the Castle Hills East development was a bunch of high dollar residential homes and apartments that will be zoned to The Colony High School...well there goes the high dollar value...
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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Couldnt help but notice one of the articles saying that the Castle Hills East development was a bunch of high dollar residential homes and apartments that will be zoned to The Colony High School...well there goes the high dollar value...
This comment ranks right up there with "Castle Hills is 95% build out."
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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This comment ranks right up there with "Castle Hills is 95% build out."

Really? Let's try this. Go door to door in any Castle Hills subdivision. Knock on the door and tell the owners "We know you are currently zoned to Hebron High School. I'm hear to let you know that you are now being zoned to The Colony High School instead"...then let me know which hospital to come visit you at. Then maybe you will understand why "high dollar value" and "The Colony High School" dont go together
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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Really? Let's try this. Go door to door in any Castle Hills subdivision. Knock on the door and tell the owners "We know you are currently zoned to Hebron High School. I'm hear to let you know that you are now being zoned to The Colony High School instead"...then let me know which hospital to come visit you at. Then maybe you will understand why "high dollar value" and "The Colony High School" dont go together
There is a HUGE difference in changing a school zone from knowing what the zone is before you move in. The Colony HS attendance zone is definitely down market from Hebron but there are still sections of The Colony that are much more than the original Fox and Jacobs neighborhoods that started the place.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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There is a HUGE difference in changing a school zone from knowing what the zone is before you move in. The Colony HS attendance zone is definitely down market from Hebron but there are still sections of The Colony that are much more than the original Fox and Jacobs neighborhoods that started the place.
Sure there are nicer areas than the Fox and Jacobs neighborhoods but that doesn't change the rating of the Colony High School. I know I wouldn't dare send my kids to that school. On a side note, at least the new development will be in a nice centrally located area.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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Really? Let's try this. Go door to door in any Castle Hills subdivision. Knock on the door and tell the owners "We know you are currently zoned to Hebron High School. I'm hear to let you know that you are now being zoned to The Colony High School instead"...then let me know which hospital to come visit you at. Then maybe you will understand why "high dollar value" and "The Colony High School" dont go together
Demographics is destiny.

People used to sneer at Lewsiville ISD, now it barely trails PISD. Flower Mound, Marcus, and Hebron have climbed in the last few years and so will Colony HS as the many new subdivisions are built out in its region. And many of the families that will move in will be the high achieving immigrant families - as well as children of top end professionals. That is an explosively successful combination.

Peers. Expectations. Curriculum.

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Sure there are nicer areas than the Fox and Jacobs neighborhoods but that doesn't change the rating of the Colony High School. I know I wouldn't dare send my kids to that school. On a side note, at least the new development will be in a nice centrally located area.
There are over a dozen parcels in the Colony HS area of that nature either planned or in development. The demographics will change the Colony HS not the other way around.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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There are over a dozen parcels in the Colony HS area of that nature either planned or in development. The demographics will change the Colony HS not the other way around.
That's possible but no guarantee at all. Nothing more than an assumption. I would need more than that to built a house in the 300+k range. Hopefully many other people feel differently and will still build there anyway. I'm sure there are plenty of people who will live there who don't have kids etc because of it's closeness to 121 and its central location.
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