As we come close to the end of another year, it’s time to be grateful for our blessings (you hear that from a lot of people, and it’s true!).
However, it’s also time for many of us to reflect on where we are, how we’ve gotten here, and what our future holds for us.
There are many “life events” that can cause us to think about moving to a new home. For the purposes in this article, let’s focus on a specific set of circumstances where at least one member of the household is at least 55 years old.
Are you at a point where the house you have is simply too large for your current needs? Maybe going up and down stairs is no longer your thing?
Is it important to you to save money on property taxes?
Do you still consider yourself somewhat active, and enjoy a variety of activities?
Would you like to be close to all that the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has to offer, while feeling like you have your own piece of paradise?
One great answer that we’ve found is Del Webb’s Frisco Lakes located in Frisco, Texas off of FM 423. It is an age restricted (1 resident at least 55 years old) active adult community.
Here are some of the amenities within the Frisco Lakes community:
- Resort-style pool and spa
- Lap pool
- Indoor lap pool and spa
- Pickle Ball
- Bocce Ball
- State of the art fitness center with indoor track
- Arts and Crafts
- Walking and Biking paths
- Pot lucks
- Trivia nights
- Movie nights
- Golf (separate membership fees)
- Many other groups and activities
And within Frisco, Texas are many choices for dining and shopping. Entertainment is close by with a professional soccer team, FC Dallas, and with the minor league baseball Frisco Roughriders team. The Dallas Mavericks NBA minor league team, the Texas Legends, also plays its home games in Frisco. And, Frisco is now the home of the Dallas Cowboys headquarters and training facility, “The Star”.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Lewisville Lake is very close. From this location, you can also easily get to Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth, DFW Airport, and everywhere in between.
Within Frisco Lakes, you will find an abundance of terrific one-story homes that are fairly new (the oldest homes were built in 2006). And, there are still some lots available to build on.
The property tax rate for 2017 within Frisco Lakes is at 2.2384 per $100 of valuation. For comparison, in the nearby city of Coppell, the tax rate is at 2.7269. What does that mean in the terms of dollars? Well, it means that a homeowner with a $300,000 home in Frisco Lakes will pay about $1,465 less in property taxes per year than a homeowner with the same value home in Coppell.
One home that is currently listed for sale (as of 11/06/2017) is located at 3106 Lazy Rock Lane. This home was built in 2015, and has many builder upgrades including tray ceilings with crown molding in the living area and master bedroom, granite, stainless appliances, wood floors, tankless water heater, extended covered patio, framed mirrors and more. The homeowner also added many updates including plantation shades in the living area, window coverings throughout, and custom paint with accent walls. It is currently being offered at $300,000. Please contact us for more information on this home, or for information on other homes that are currently available within Del Webb’s Frisco Lakes.