Howdy neighbor! Are you looking to move into a master-planned community in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex? DFW is one of the most popular places in the country to put down your roots and start growing a family! 

If you are new to the area – or a long-time Texan looking for a new place to live – check out the best master-planned communities near Dallas. Our team reviewed all of the most popular neighborhoods to help you find the best pick for your family.

Lilyana by Hillwood

Lilyana by Hillwood – located in Celina and part of Prosper ISD – is a 400-acre community with prices starting in the high $300s to $500s. This master-planned community is a great choice for people of all ages and lifestyles looking for a long-term home near Preston Road. Amenities include a large pool, an outdoor kitchen and event pavilion, a catch-and-release fishing pond, walking trails, playgrounds, parks and bike paths. Plus, students in Lilyana attend the highly-acclaimed Prosper ISD, and one day there will even be an elementary school located within the community!

Community Information

PriceHigh $300s to $500s
# of Homes1,300
Acres400
School DistrictProsper ISD
AmenitiesWalking trails, bike paths, parks, playgrounds, a catch-and-release fishing pond, an outdoor kitchen and pavilion, and a resort-style pool
Distance from Downtown40 miles
BuildersAmerican Legend Homes, Highland Homes, M/I Homes

Pecan Square by Hillwood

Pecan Square by Hillwood is a new master-planned community in Northlake, right off of I-35W, that blends small-town charm with the forward-thinking conveniences of the big city. This community caught our eye due to their incredible amenities and lifestyle program. From a dynamic game room to an expansive coworking space to a massive sports and entertainment pavilion, there is no shortage of fun to be had at Pecan Square! The full-time Lifestyle Manager plans over 300 community gatherings per year, plus, every single home comes with the Pecan Square by Hillwood Canopy technology bundle which includes half-gig internet, full coverage Wi-Fi, an Amazon Echo Show and a Ring Video Doorbell, all at move-in.

Community Information

PriceMid $300s to $600s
# of Homes3,100
Acres1,200
School DistrictNorthwest ISD
AmenitiesJackson Hall with hang out spaces, a catering kitchen, a game room and a resort-style pool, the Lawn, the Greeting House with a one-of-a-kind coworking space and a self-service convenience station, the Post & Parcel with secure Amazon lockers and The Arena – a 22,000-square-foot open-air pavilion that has covered sports courts, a stage for live music, a catering kitchen, and big screen TVs.
Distance from Downtown28 miles from Fort Worth, 41 miles from Dallas
BuildersAshton Woods Homes, Coventry Homes, D.R. Horton Homes, David Weekley Homes, Drees Custom Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Plute Homes, Toll Brothers Homes

Harvest by Hillwood

Harvest by Hillwood is a master-planned community where families and friends grow together. Located in Argyle/Northlake, Harvest is an agrihood community that offers residents the unique opportunity to live a farm-to-table lifestyle. With a working farm, orchards, community gardens, pools, a catch-and-release fishing pond and multiple trails, parks and playgrounds, there is lots to do in the fresh air at Harvest. Plus, an award-winning, on-site Lifestyle Manager plans 300+ events per year! New construction homes are available in multiple styles including townhomes, patio and garden homes, and homes on a variety of lot sizes.

Community Information

PriceHigh $200s to $600s
# of Homes3,900
Acres1,200
School DistrictArgyle ISD and Northwest ISD
AmenitiesThe Harvest Farm, two on-site schools, three resort-style pools, a workout facility with a yoga lawn, walking trails, pocket parks, playgrounds, a catch-and-release fishing pond, the Barn with half-court basketball, horseshoe pits, fire pits, and picnic tables, the Farmhouse Coffee & Treasures, the Back Porch, the Hall, the Event Lawn, and the Front Porch
Distance from Downtown26 miles from Fort Worth, 43 miles from Dallas
BuildersCB JENI Homes, Coventry Homes, D.R. Horton Homes, David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes, M/I Homes

Union Park by Hillwood

Union Park by Hillwood is a master-planned community in Little Elm located off of 380 and near Lake Lewisville, Frisco, and Denton. A few key features that attract both the young and old to Union Park are the 30-acre Central Park with miles of biking and hiking trails, the ADA Exploration Park for young adventurers, the food truck park, the dog park, the contemporary pool at the Cove, an on-site elementary school, and the Porch event pavilion where residents enjoy parties, celebrations, concerts, and catching up with neighbors. Plus, Union Park’s Lifestyle Program includes 300 events per year! Are you over 55 years old and looking for a tranquil spot that is still well connected to your family, neighbors and the rest of the DFW Metroplex? You’re in luck because Union Park has an active adult neighborhood that is exclusive to 55+ residents.

Community Information

PriceHigh $200s to $500s
# of Homes3,400
Acres1,100
School DistrictDenton ISD
AmenitiesOn-site school, a 30-acre Central Park, greenbelts, parks, trails, dog park, a catch-and-release pond, an open-air event pavilion, two recreation centers, an ADA accessible exploration park, two pools, a splash pad, an outdoor kitchen, sports courts, a food truck park and an outdoor ninja-style fitness course
Distance from Downtown40 miles from Dallas
BuildersAmerican Legend Homes, Bloomfield Homes, Coventry Homes, D.R. Horton Homes, Del Webb Homes, Drees Custom Homes, Highland Homes

How We Pick Our Top Communities

Want to know how our team picked the best of the best for our list of the top neighborhoods in 2021? We rated each community on the following areas:

  • Family friendliness
  • Price range
  • Drive to Downtown Dallas
  • Quality of homes
  • Local schools
  • Community amenities

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