The Colony, TX - Homes for Sale and Community Information
The Colony is a city in Denton County in northern Texas, known as "City by the Lake" (Lewisville Lake). It extends 23 miles along the eastern shore of the Lake, and is considered to be a suburb of Dallas. Over 36,000 people live on real estate in The Colony. Their kids go to one of six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. They then attend Collin County Community College, the University of Texas at Dallas or the University of North Texas. The Colony home owners work in manufacturing, retail, computers and electronics. The Colony is #54 on the Top 100 list of highest relocation to this county from other counties.
The area known today as "The Colony" came into being as Peters Colony in the 1840s. A combination of English and American empresarios petitioned the Republic of Texas for land grants to begin a new colony. They could attract fewer settlers than the contract called for, so they sold the land management company to another group that attracted settlers at a higher rate. This caused an uproar that ended up in court with the result that those living in The Colony TX homes got their fair share. Peters Colony, so named for one of its founders, attracted over 1,800 settlers. The railroad came through in the early 1900s and then the Army Corps of Engineers formed Lake Lewisville in the 1950s. The Colony absorbed Eastvale, a community on the lake, in 1987. Present-day The Colony is a planned community, built to resemble Dallas, except in "colony" form. For more history of The Colony, please click here.
Parks and Recreation
Seekers of homes for sale in The Colony will appreciate the 3,000 acres of parks, with their picnic facilities, playgrounds and ball fields. New owners of The Colony properties will love watching their children play in the Hawaiian Falls Water Park, the Kids Colony, The Colony Aquatic Park and the skate park. Parks with 70+ walking trails, marina, swimming facilities and any kind of ball park you can imagine are available for new home owners. Three acclaimed golf courses await The Colony home buyer - Stewart Peninsula, The Tribute Golf Links and Guest House, and The Old American Golf Club.
Attractions and Events
Attractions include Austin Ranch and the Lakeside Arts Foundation. The Hawaiian Falls Water Park is equally a blast for kids and grown-ups, and rivals any water park in Texas.Theater is available in the form of The Colony Playhouse and the Lakeside Community Theater. Do sports appeal to the family living in The Colony homes? Check out the Pilates Workshop, Uptown Yoga, the Skyhigh Sports Center for the kids or the Blue Sky Sports Center. If the family is interested in the outdoors, there are 70 miles of nature trails to hike and bike.
The Colony homes for sale are right in the middle of town events. Beginning with haunting Halloween festivities, move on to a four mile turkey race and then celebrate our armed forces with A Salute to Veterans Festival.