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Finding the Perfect DFW Suburb: East, South & West

November 13, 2018


Last week, we told you about some of the best suburbs north of Dallas-Fort Worth. For those of you thinking of heading in another direction, here are Riverside Homebuilders’ top choices for finding the perfect DFW suburbs east, south, and west of the metroplex. 

Farmersville, TX

For history and hospitality, Farmersville is the place to live. Fifty miles northeast of Dallas, this small city of about 3,300 people dates back to 1849 when it was a settlement. The Farmersville Times began back in the 1880s and remains the local newspaper. And World War II hero and cowboy movie star Audie Murphy came from this city and returned to an appreciative welcome after the war.

Farmersville has a quintessential downtown. The revitalization launched Downtown Farmersville to being certified as a Texas Main Street Program, an honor it has maintained since 2000. You’ll find locally-owned stores, restaurants, and other businesses lining Main Street. And if you want something else, McKinney, Rockwall, and Greenville are just a short drive away.

Riverside Homebuilders loves the friendliness of the community here, the simple yet satisfying country life, and the easy access to surrounding cities and towns. We chose a Farmersville location for Colina Creek Estates, our community of new homes with large, wooded lots that range from one to three acres. Enjoy the sprawling landscapes, low property taxes, and the joy of owning a beautiful new home.

Godley, TX

With about 1,000 people in a 1.7-square-mile area, Godley is the epitome of a small town. Established by well-to-do lumber merchant R.B. Godley in 1886, this Johnson County town is situated 24 miles southwest of Fort Worth. It’s an easy drive along Route 135 to get to the big city. Cleburne is just next door to Godley, so residents head there for the parks, recreation, shopping, dining, and services.

The great location and small-town atmosphere draws people to Godley, so Riverside Homebuilders decided to give them the homes and neighborhoods with the quality and style they deserve. Our two communities of new construction homes in Godley, Canyon Ridge, and Rustic Meadows, give you so much to come home to. 

Canyon Ridge features one-acre homesites. Benbrook Lake is around the corner, where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and all kinds of water sports. You’ll also appreciate having close proximity to Splash Station, Wakesport Ranch, and BBQ on the Brazos.

Rustic Meadows is a brand new community coming to Godley. Stay tuned for details or contact us to learn more!

Terrell, TX

A small but growing city, Terrell is 25 miles east of Dallas. From 2000 to 2010, the population grew 16%, to 15,816. You’ll find more amenities than you might expect from a city this size—a lot more. Terrell takes pride in the quality of its schools, cultural events, and plenty of local recreation, including parks, fishing ponds, ball fields, and more. Shopping ranges from the many businesses Historic Downtown Terrell to the Tanger Outlets.

Terrell is an active community that presents a full calendar of events and activities throughout the year. The Jamie Foxx Performing Arts Center, Iris Theatre, Jeff Smith Cowboy Collection Arena, Wade Indoor Arena, Terrell Heritage Museum, and Clear Springs Scuba Park are popular entertainment, recreation, and cultural venues.

Riverside Homebuilders is expanding The Village at Oak Ridge, with spacious new homes coming to this established community. Our single-family homes will offer your choice of floor plans, spanning 2,081 to 3,110 square feet, with up to 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 3-car garage. Join the fun in Terrell and the fine living at The Village at Oak Ridge. Talk to Rachel at Riverside Homebuilders for more details.

Weatherford, TX

What’s your vision of an idyllic country lifestyle? Open spaces, for sure. Unspoiled landscapes are a must, right? But are you also looking for a hometown that expands your horizons, sparks your energy, and feeds your spirit? If you answer “yes” to any or all of these, start planning your move to Weatherford.

Just 20 minutes west of Fort Worth, you’ll find yourself in a lively city of almost 30,000 people. This DFW suburb has a fascinating history of Western culture. Novelist Larry McMurtry found the inspiration for his best-selling novel, “Lonesome Dove” here. When cattle ranchers Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight were attacked by Comanches on a cattle drive in New Mexico in 1867, Loving’s dying wish was to be brought back and buried in his home in Weatherford. Goodnight, who also invented the chuckwagon to feed cowboys on a drive, made the 600-mile trek and buried Loving in Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.

Downtown Weatherford is a beautiful area to spend a day. Chandor Gardens, an ornate English garden with waterfalls, and Clark Gardens Botanical Park provide relaxing retreats and a variety of events and activities. As a Weatherford resident, you’ll probably spend a lot of time in the Historic Shopping District. Browse the unique shops, dine at any of the exceptional restaurants, and don’t miss the farmer’s market where you can get local produce, year-round, fresh from the fields.

Outdoor recreation is also plentiful in Weatherford. Possum Kingdom Lake and the 26-mile Rails-to-Trails bike, walking, and horseback riding path are just a sample of the many ways you can experience the great outdoors.

Rocky Ridge is Riverside Homebuilders’ new community in Weatherford. We’re complementing the desirable lifestyle of this city with a choice of 3- to 4-bedroom homes with one-acre lots. Take your pick of homesites now, choose from one of the floor plans, and make it your own with your personal finishing touches!

So hard to choose!

You have many choices of cities and towns outside of Dallas-Fort Worth. Riverside Homebuilders is happy to help. Talk to Rachel to get more in-depth knowledge about the communities so you can find the perfect DFW suburb for you.




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