Dallas - Fort Worth Real Estate News & Local Events

Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/portobayevents/7801193038The 17th Annual Restaurant Week in the DFW area will be held from August 11th to August 17th. Over 125 restaurants will be participate and provide prix-fixe dinner menus ranging from $35 to $45 in price. All of the Dallas restaurants will donate 20% of the proceeds to the North Texas Food Bank, while the Fort Worth restaurants will donate to the Lena Pope Home.

Along with the prix-fixe dinner menu, some restaurants will provide a $25 lunch option, which will provide $5 for the charity they are supporting. This is an event that will require reservations, as participating restaurants will fill up fast.

Schedule of Events

Not only will the restaurant week provide an opportunity to try new restaurants, but it will also provide the following:

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    707 Chateaus Drive, CoppellCoppell is full of luxury neighborhoods and provides some very nice areas for families, couples and individuals. When you're looking for a home priced between $500K and $1 million, you need to know where to look in Coppell. Here are a few of the neighborhoods providing homes in this price range.

    Arbor Manors

    This neighborhood is found in the south central area of Coppell and provides about 55 homes. Construction started in 2010 and most of the homes are on quarter-acre lots. The price range here is between $612K and $690K.

    Chateaus of Coppell

    A neighborhood full of luxury homes, the Chateaus of Coppell has about 55 homes. Construction here happened between 2009 and 2011 and most of the homes are on about a quarter-acre lot. This

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    Last week I covered the area surrounding where the Trail begins, at the University Drive and Montgomery Street entrances to the Parkway.
    This week we will continue to explore along the Trail together, but first I wanted to update you on the construction progress. The Parkway’s northbound entrance ramp from Edwards Ranch Road has opened to traffic. The ramp is located between Hulen Street, Clearfork Main Street and Bryant Irvin Road. According to the City of Fort Worth website, The following access points are still under construction and will open in phases over the next several months:

    Interstate 30 direct connectors near Summit Avenue
    Forest Park Boulevard

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    The Perot Museum is found in Dallas and it's a great place to enjoy as a family, couple or even just as an individual. It's full of dinosaurs, interactive fun and plenty of other attractions. Here are a few great reasons to make a trip to the museum this summer.

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    Gems and Minerals

    There are plenty of things to see in this museum, but the gems and minerals are a great choice. There are over 300 choices for you to view and enjoy.

    Huge Dinosaurs

    The dinosaurs at the museum are the largest in the world and provide one of the most popular exhibits in any Dallas museum. Both children and adults will love these dinosaurs.

    3D Films

    The summer films are great choices for everybody to enjoy. You can enjoy a 3D film, such as the Flight of the

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    Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tyrian123/348693151Fort Worth is the name of a city in the state of Texas that is known for a lot of different things. It is the fastest growing city in Texas and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States as well. It should come as no surprise that being as large and populated as it is that people are also considering it to be one of the most livable downtowns in all of the United States.

    Odd is Traditional in Fort Worth

    Depending on where you live, you might find wagons, horses, and longhorn steers walking around the streets of your town to be a little odd. In Fort Worth, however, this is a normal and everyday occurrence. This is very country city that does a great job of sticking close to their traditional Western roots.

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    Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimberlykv/5097717531Whether you want to admit it or not, everyone has a bit of a sweet tooth. After all, what kind of life are you really living if you are not willing to sink your teeth into a moist sugary treat every now and then?  Here are some of the best places to go in Fort Worth if you are looking for that dessert that you are going to have dreams about.

    Lili’s Doughnuts and Coffee Ice Cream

    Chances are pretty good you've had coffee and donuts at the same time at least once. What about coffee ice cream and donuts? Talk about taking delicious to a whole new level! Might not be an ideal breakfast, but it certainly is a tasty one!

    For $12 you can get a rather sizable platter of this dessert. It is recommended that you take a friend with you because it is a

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    2933 Shenandoah Drive, FRISCOThe Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area has some very expensive neighborhoods found throughout the area. One of the most expensive areas is found in the northern suburbs in Frisco, Texas. This suburb has many luxury neighborhoods full of expensive homes. Here are a few of the Southwest Frisco communities with homes selling for at least $1 million.

    Chapel Creek

    A luxury neighborhood with homes ranging from $856K to $1.54 million, Chapel Creek is very desirable. The homes range in size from about 4,500 square feet to 7,400 square feet. Along with the large homes, the neighborhood offers a jogging path, park, greenbelt, lake and more.


    Another very expensive neighborhood found in Southwest Frisco is Starwood. This master planned

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    6800 Fortune Road, Fort WorthThe Ridglea Hills is the place to raise your family and enjoy classic Fort Worth living, while surrounded by peaceful nature in a secluded neighborhood. Located between Southwest Boulevard, Vickery Boulevard and Camp Bowie, this tree-lined neighborhood is the perfect place to settle and live.

    The Lakes

    The area is home to two lakes. Luther Lake the larger of the two has many homes backing on to its luscious banks. The second lake, Bal Lake, is surrounded by scenic homes and a favorite amongst residents.  Both lakes provides plenty of beauty and plenty of things to do for all ages.

    Large Lots Found Throughout

    The neighborhood is known for its large lots with plenty of front and back lawn to watch your kids play and entertain guests. A nice

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    Home InspectionMany people are curious why you need a home inspection and if it is worth the worry and hassle. The answer is yes, a home inspection should be on your list of things to do. Here are a few things to consider when questioning whether a home inspection is worth it.

    You’re investing in a home, why would you not be careful with possibly the biggest investment of your lives? When you look through a home, you will be dazzled by it, but you will most likely miss the little things. Those little things can cost you a large amount of money in the long run.

    A home inspector can spot those little things and make you aware of the cost of fixing them before you sign the paper work. These fixes might affect the final offer price and during negotiations you will

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    Where to access Chisholm Trail Parkway

    CTP offers motorists multiple access points to major roads along the corridor through Tarrant and Johnson counties. Here is a list of entrances and exits that are open to traffic:

    University Drive.
    Montgomery Street.
    Edwards Ranch Road.
    Arborlawn Drive.
    Overton Ridge Boulevard.
    Oakmont Boulevard.
    Altamesa Boulevard.
    Sycamore School Road.
    McPherson Boulevard.
    FM 1187.
    CR 920.
    FM 1902/FM 915 intersection.
    CR 913.
    FM 917.
    CR 904 .
    FM 1125.
    Sparks Road .
    CR 1125.
    U.S. 67.

    From Fort Worth to Cleburne, you will find the Chisholm Trail Parkway a convenient route to navigate the region.  But when does it make sense to use the toll road as opposed to surface streets?  Where are the

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