New Homes in Award-Winning Prosper ISD
by Karyn Brodsky | Writer
Need to move in time for the school year? Panic no more. A brand new home, in an environmentally-friendly setting, with lush landscapes, hiking and biking trails, and exceptional lifestyle amenities is as close as Celina, TX. And, as an added bonus, a brand new, on-site elementary school opens this August.
Light Farms, a 1,070 acre master-planned community, is making the transition easy for those with a tight time frame by offering move-in ready homes. Construction of a total of 3,000 homes is planned with a projected population of 10,000 residents. Choose from eight area builders who represent some of the nation’s best. Light Farms is located less than 15 minutes from some of DFW’s best shopping, dining and entertainment, and an exit off the Dallas North Tollway is planned as an accessible main road into the community. With designs for every preference, prices that range from $240’s to the $700’s, and lot sizes from 50 to 90 feet, your move-in ready home will allow you to be situated in time for the school year.
And speaking of schools…you’ll not only live in a beautiful home, but your child will get a great education at the new Light Farms Elementary School. Part of the acclaimed Prosper Independent School District (ISD), the school will open for the fall term. This highly acclaimed school district has a reputation for excellence and is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the nation. Mindful that a quality education plays a key role in a vibrant community, Dallas-based developer Republic Property Group (RPG) designed Light Farms so children can safely walk or bike to school. RPG donated 11 acres within Light Farms plus $2 million to Prosper ISD to build the elementary school, and there are plans for more on-site schools and daycares in future phases. Have a teen? Prosper ISD’s brand new $113.5 million high school is located adjacent to the community.
According to RPG Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Liebbe, Light Farms was created to “change the way families think about suburban living.” The award-winning Collin County community, which debuted in 2012, is “designed around a passion to bring people together to promote a healthy, lively attitude that resonates throughout the community,” adds Liebbe. Community events, such as concert series, farm-to-table gatherings, field days and movie nights are planned on the central lawn to achieve this goal. A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program features fresh organic produce shares (pre-purchased online) provided by local farm Johnson’s Backyard Garden. The CSA meets on Saturdays from 9-12 pm at the Farm Stand in the central Barn Yard. Committed to offering locally sourced natural foods and other products, the Farm Stand at Light Farms is also home to a natural food co-op program that offers items like grass-fed beef, organic cheese, coffee, nuts and skin care products. The programs are open to Light Farms’ residents and the surrounding community.
Light Farms further reinforces its focus on healthy living for its residents with a fitness center, four resort-style pools and four tennis courts, as well as brand new amenities basketball and bocce ball, with pickleball and sand volleyball coming soon.
Scenic hiking and biking trails winding through Light Farms allow families to stay active, and a bike-sharing program makes it easy. In addition, there are 132 acres of manicured green space including a greenbelt, playgrounds, pocket parks and an extensive lake system.