Colleyville Real Estate
A Nationally Recognized Winner
Money Magazine routinely names Colleyville one of "100 Best Towns in America" and Newsweek continues to rank the Grapevine-Colleyville School District serving the city among the top in the nation. That doesn't surprise folks familiar with the notable qualities that make up the unique blend that is Colleyville.
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Colleyville's High Demand Housing Market
Colleyville's Strategic Location
Just 10 minutes west of DFW International Airport, Colleyville's strategic location near major thoroughfares connects this little 13 square mile exclusive enclave to employment centers throughout DFW. Downtown Dallas and Fort Worth both lie within a reasonable commute time. And the Las Colinas business center and the high tech Legacy corridor are also within easy reach, not to mention the Alliance area's vast array of business opportunities.
It's not unusual to find homes for sale in upscale Colleyville that feature amenities like swimming pools and spas plus full outdoor kitchens and living areas.
Despite Colleyville's close proximity to higher density population areas, the city maintains one of the lowest crime rates in the state. Neighbors enjoy peaceful, manicured neighborhoods with a wide variety of atmospheres. It's difficult to understand the nature of the sometimes rural, sometimes country, and other times heavily wooded settings of various Colleyville neighborhoods without spending a day there. Even folks who have lived in the area for some time are surprised when shown the less traveled areas of the city.
Close to Shopping and Dining
Today's house hunters demand both quality and proximity of shopping and dining. The city of Colleyville has always presented itself as business friendly and works closely with developers to create and support opportunities. Just take a look at The Village at Colleyville, a mixed-use urban village consisting of townhomes and urban condominiums, retail shops, businesses and fine dining.
In fact, the city of Colleyville offers up some of the most upscale shopping and dining options in the Northeast Tarrant County area. But for an occasional change of pace, residents are just a hop, skip and jump from Southlake Town Square and a host of other area venues.
Things We Love About Colleyville
10 minutes west of the airport, Colleyville's proximity to major thoroughfares means both Big D and Ft. Worth are reasonable commutes. So is Las Colinas, the high tech Legacy Corridor and Alliance.
Sometimes rural, occasionally country, and mostly very well manicured. Almost always upscale. Despite Colleyville's close proximity to higher density areas, the city retains a comfortable, less hurried feel.
89% of 6-12 graders taking advanced courses ♦ SAT and ACT scores above state and national averages in all subjects ♦ 96% of secondary students participate in extracurricular activities ♦ 97% graduation rate
The reconstruction of SH26 is one of the largest road projects in city history.
If when The TX Dept. of Transportation finishes there will be six lanes plus 4.8 miles of 8' wide sidewalks and a bridge over Little Bear Creek.
High on Homebuyers' Lists Are
Sought After Schools
Excellent Schools Point to Colleyville's Strong Demand
Excellent schools are often high on the "must-have" list of area home buyers. And the schools serving this city are a big factor driving folks to buy Colleyville homes . The Grapevine-Colleyville School District has long been recognized for its quality education, earning a perennially high spot in nationwide rankings. The GCISD is known across the state for it's academics, and it's certainly a point of pride for Colleyville residents.
Colleyville High School is home to around 2100 "Panthers". Panther Pride runs deep, and it's not unusual to see the red and black panther paw print around the area.
Photo by IDidThisThing at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Colleyville Schools Among the Best in the Nation
The Grapevine/Colleyville Independent School District consistently ranks as one of the top school systems, not only around the DFW Metroplex, but in state and national rankings as well. Notable publications such as U.S. News and World Reports and Money Magazine attest to the schools' commitment to quality in their yearly "Best of" editions.
Schools of the GCISD
Grapevine and Colleyville consolidated schools in 1961 to become the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Enrollment numbers hover around 14,000 kids from Grapevine, Colleyville and the small portions of Euless, Hurst and Southlake that the 54 square mile district covers.
The district is made up of 17 traditional schools, two alternative campuses, one early college high school and one virtual campus. These campuses include 11 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The graduation rate of the district hovers around 95% each year.
The Grapevine-Colleyville School District is a leading draw for home buyers in the area.
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A Wide Range
Properties Available in Colleyville
Home Styles and Designs in Colleyville
Because the city has grown up across several decades, home buyers in the area will find a wide variety of house styles and designs to choose from. Lots sizes, too, can range from "urban tight" to "mini-farm". No doubt Colleyville home shoppers quickly learn to see and feel the unique atmosphere of the different neighborhoods as well, as each has its own.
Colleyville Lot Sizes Often Determined by Age and Price
The age and price range of Colleyville homes often determines the size of the lot. Older homes from the 1970's to early '80s can be reasonably priced for the area. At any given time there are usually several great choices of homes for sale in Colleyville on larger lots in beautifully established neighborhoods.
That said, many if not most of these 'older' homes do require some updates. Fresh flooring, paint and a kitchen remodel can go a long way. But it's important to remember as we're two decades into the 21st century, a lot of these homes will never have space for the luxury master baths, island chef's kitchens or the soaring ceilings we've come to know. But they do offer mature trees and a warm comforting vibe not so apparent in newer homes.
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Larger Neighborhoods with Community Amenities
As Colleyville's reputation grew, developers seized any opportunity to develop larger parcels. From the mid to late 1980's through much of the 1990's, the choice of homes in Colleyville expanded rapidly. Planned communities started appearing. Some of these neighborhoods were filled with custom homes, like The Woodlands.
Other, more affordable neighborhoods, were developed by volume builders. During this time period many of the new home developments offered neighborhood amenities. The trails, ponds and playgrounds were a new push of features that builders could offer to entice home buyers, and new residents have now come to expect them.
New homes are still available in Colleyville. Larger tracts of land are becoming more scarce, but when they are available developers are including amenities such as trails, ponds and greenbelts as neighborhood features.
Today, the new large planned communities of Colleyville are all volume built as the land has just become too expensive for the custom builders to participate. Luckily, these volume builders have varied up their floorplan selections and really taken efforts to build homes that do not have the cookie-cutter look of less expensive areas.
You won't usually find, however, the HOA controlled recreation centers and splash parks found in most tract neighborhoods being built in other cities. That's probably a good thing as it does seem it would disrupt the quite, more sophisticated small town appeal of the city.
Luxury Lots and Estates
Colleyville has never had a problem attracting luxury home seekers. The city is often the first, or only, area under consideration for luxury home buyers. Beginning around the early 2000's, fewer larger tracts of land were available for development.
You remember your high school economics lessons of supply and demand. Less available land was driving up prices, and Colleyville saw more than its share of luxury new construction. This development often took the form of intimate little neighborhoods with big price points.
Additionally, there was a rush to buy up homesteads: acreage with an old home that was torn down and replaced with a luxury estate. As you drive through town you'll see these large custom homes, often in the "Olde Worlde" style that reflects the design style of the time. Each is a unique masterpiece. These beautiful properties will likely be counted among the last truly custom estate homes in the area as the land required to build them has become scarce.
Things To Do in Colleyville
Get Your Foodie On
Stroll through the Whole Food's cheese selections while you wait on your pizza baked in a 900 degree wood-burning oven that's been certified by the Italian government.
Turn to Nature
The Colleyville Nature Center offers 46 acres of natural refuge. Nine ponds, 3.5 miles of multi-use trails, amphitheater, covered pavilion with a grill, rest benches, playground, and fishing pier.
Dinner and a Movie
Lean back in a Studio Movie Grill recliner for the full laser projection & Q-SYS sound system experience. Then press your service button and place your order off the grill & bar menu.
Shop local organic produce and artisan goods and meet the people who crafted them. You'll find organic produce, meats, cheeses, honey, salsa & jams, plus items like candles, artwork, and woodcrafts.
The Atmosphere and Activities
City Encourages An Active Lifestyle
City leaders didn't neglect the need for green space while planning for the growth of the city. Colleyville's country atmosphere is enhanced by over 148 acres across nine city parks that feature ponds, jogging trails, athletic facilities, pavilions and picnic stations. The city also offers sports complexes at City Park, a super-sized playground at Kidsville Park, and the 46-acre Collevyille Nature Center. Of course, the Colleyville Public Library provides residents with regularly scheduled story times, a chess club, book club and movie nights.
Colleyville's Upscale Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
The city offers up some of the most upscale shopping, dining and entertainment options in the Northeast Tarrant County area. You'll find boutique retail shops in the Villages of Colleyville, a mixed-use urban village on Colleyville Blvd. Luxurious spa retreats are scattered throughout town. Higher end grocery stores like Whole Foods and Market Street offer gourmet groceries, premade meals and even full catering. ( Be sure and check out the cooking classes at Market Street.) Fine dining is plentiful, and residents never lack casual options for a quick bite to eat. From live jazz lounges to salsa lessons you'll find it in Colleyville.
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Your Perfect Colleyville Home
Why Consider Homes for Sale in Colleyville?
Homebuyers can't go wrong when considering a home in Colleyville. Strategic location, outstanding schools, and quality of life amenities that surpass most other areas of the metroplex make Colleyville a great choice for homebuyers. Residents can enjoy close to 150 acres of city parks, take a stroll through the Olde World Villages in Colleyville's shopping district, or enjoy an afternoon cooking class at Market Street.
Those looking for real estate in Colleyville are still able find a few new home subdivisions in the city along with the well established, refined neighborhoods the city is known for. Please feel free to reach out to me if you'd like a personal tour of the area, or if you have questions about the Northeast Tarrant County area of which Colleyville is a part. I'm always happy to share my thoughts about the Colleyville area. -Cindy
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