Lake Ridge is collecting donations for students


Lake Ridge is a proud community member and supporter of our local schools. We are happy to do our part to help wherever needed, and we know we are not alone in that. The community rallies to help when needed, and this is one of those times. If you’re looking for a way to contribute to the Cedar Hill Independent School District, stop by the Lake Ridge Sales Center before August 9. Lake Ridge is collecting donations for students during the Cedar Hill Independent School District’s annual Back to School Rally and Fair.

About the event

During this important annual event, the district gathers contributions ranging from cash donations to school supplies for students within its schools.

The event will be held on August 9 from 10a.m. to 12p.m. at:

Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center

1515 W. Beltline Road, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

How to donate

Stop by the Lake Ridge Sales Center with your contribution. We will gather all contributions together and transport them to the event.

What to donate

A donation of $300 can mean the purchase of 50 student backpacks. However, donations of any amount and necessary school supplies are appreciated

Supplies needed include:

  • Backpacks
  • Paper
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • 24-count crayons
  • Gift cards and other items that can be used toward the cost of food, drinks, and prizes at the rally

All donations are tax deductible.

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At Lake Ridge, Convenience Reigns

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The place you call home. A number of factors go into how well it works for you. And at the end of the day, it’s only home sweet home if it meets your needs. That’s why so many people are discovering the advantages of owning and living in the premier DFW lake community. At Lake Ridge, convenience reigns.

Lake Ridge offers incredible scenery, an incredible array of amenities in, on, and around the lake, and a variety of lots and homes in a resort environment. And all of this can be enjoyed daily without leaving the Metroplex. Situated between downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, Lake Ridge offers exceptional convenience to each. That means easy commutes to two of the most thriving cities in the nation and more time to spend enjoying home and family.

The uniqueness of the community is not lost to Texas land buyers, who have made Lake Ridge DFW’s favorite lake community. Sold home prices in Lake Ridge are up 10 percent in 2014 over the same period in 2013—considerably higher than the The DFW Metroplex average of seven percent.

Lake Ridge owners enjoy incredible recreational opportunities including great hiking and biking trails, such as the DORBRA Trail, considered the premier bike trail in North Texas, in Cedar Hill State Park. Lake Ridge will soon offer 3.6 miles of paved bike trails through the community that will connect to the city-wide trail. Lake Ridge also has six neighborhood parks including Valley Ridge Park, offering 18 soccer fields, six baseball diamonds, four softball fields, and three football fields, along with four playgrounds, a pond, disc golf, a stocked fishing pond, and even an amphitheater.

If you’re interested in lakeside living, tour The Sanctuary at Lake Ridge. Whether you want to boat, water ski, or wakeboard, the 7,500-acre Joe Pool Lake can accommodate your needs with a full range of water sports. The lake also offers a sandy beach park and swim beaches. Don’t have a boat? You can rent one at the marina and head out for some of the best bass fishing in north Texas.

The Tangle Ridge Gold Course, a public golf course rated four stars by Golf Digest, puts 18 holes of championship play right in the middle of the Lake Ridge community. The golf club also offers a practice facility with driving range, putting green, and short game area, a Pro Shop, and a restaurant and bars.

And for those moments when residents want to step outside the community, they’re just minutes form DFW’s best venues, including great dining, shopping, and entertainment, downtown Dallas, the best museums, all the Texas-style fun of Fort Worth, and some of the best pro sports viewing in the state at AT&T Stadium, Rangers Ballpark, and American Airlines Arena.

For more information about Lake Ridge, send an email, call Lake Ridge at 800-724-2465, or visit Lake Ridge.

Come and Visit the Quirkiest Landmark in Texas

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Texans it’s time to celebrate…famous Dallas native, Big Tex, was awarded “Best Quirky Landmark” in the United States. Here is a section from on how our “quirky” friend became America’s favorite.

Dallas’ iconic 55-foot tall Big Tex cowboy statue was voted “Best Quirky Landmark” in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards “10Best.” The list also includes two other landmarks in Texas as well as Ohio, Nebraska, Minnesota, Washington, North Dakota, Alabama, and South Carolina.

“Our readers love America’s quirky landmarks, and none moreso than Dallas’s famous Big Tex, which landed at No. 1 after four weeks of passion-fueled voting,” USA Today said in a statement Wednesday.

Big Tex, known as the icon of the State Fair of Texas since 1952, burned down in an electrical fire in October 2012 and was rebuilt and unveiled in September 2013 with some modifications to his look.

Come and visit the quirkiest landmark in Texas with your family and friends at the upcoming Texas State fair, reopening on September 26, 2014.

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Dallas is No. 7 on the Best Performing Cities List


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Technology and energy continue to be drive economic and population growth in many cities across the country, and Dallas is helping to lead the charge. The Milken Institute just released their 2014 list of Best Performing Cities for 2014. Dallas is No. 7 on the Best Performing Cities list. Business Insider reports that new rankings of America’s Best Performing Cities by the Milken Institute are “based on data from both long- and short-term growth in jobs, wages, salaries, and technological output.”

With one of the most “diverse economies in the U.S., with strong establishments in tech, aerospace, telecoms, and financial services,” Dallas is a shoo-in to be in the top 10” they said. “Population growth is strong, housing sales are rising, financial services added 5,000 jobs from 2011-12, and employment at corporate headquarters increased by more than 4,000 works over the last five years.”

The Milken Institute expects the city’s outlook to grow even stronger as employers like “American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Lockheed Martin look to expand their presence.” Dallas Federal Reserve Economist Pia Orrenius expects Dallas to experience a 2.8 percent job increase through 2019—a projection that landed the city a No. 9 slot on Forbes Best Big Cities for Jobs of 2014 list. Forbes compiled employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from November 2002 through January 2014 for the list; recent growth trends, mid-term growth, long-term growth and the region’s momentum were all considered.

The increase in jobs in Dallas correlates with a real estate climate that is among the best in the nation, and land buyers and homebuyers are consistently seeking out top places to call home. Increasingly the answer is Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake, the top lake community in DFW.

Lake Ridge offers a stellar location hallway between downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth in combination with an incredible array of recreational opportunities with 200 acres of community parks, walking trails and fishing ponds, the many water activities on Joe Pool Lake and the Tangle Ridge Golf Club, an 18-hole public championship golf course rated four stars by Golf Digest.

Lake Ridge captivates with its scenic surroundings—towering trees, rolling hills and sparkling blue vistas. Its lake homesites allow land buyers to call this remarkable landscape home with a host desirable neighborhoods and homesite offerings like The Sanctuary featuring panoramic lake and skyline vistas, pond front locations, and gated, hilltop neighborhoods.

For more information, visit Lake Ridge.

Cedar Hill Ranked #38 on D Magazine’s 2014 list of Best Suburbs


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Cedar Hill isn’t just home to Lake Ridge, DFW’s top lake community. Cedar Hill is also one of the top suburbs in the state. Cedar Hill ranked #38 on D Magazine’s 2014 list of Best Suburbs.

“Every year, the folks of Cedar Hill should have a massive festival. Two, maybe three days, with rides, funnel cakes, face painting, everything. The honored guest would be the Cretaceous period, and the party would be called something like the ‘“Cretaceous Carnival’” or ‘“Bodacious Cretaceous,’” said D Magazine. “Because during those 79 million years, glaciers scraped across southern Dallas County and dropped soil and rocks and god knows what else into a formation now known as the White Rock Escarpment, and created a little Hill Country less than 25 minutes from downtown Dallas. Later, as the Western Interior Seaway receded, countless microscopic skeletons were deposited in the area, creating the Austin Chalk, the brilliant white layer that greets visitors on their way to Cedar Hill’s unfair collection of the region’s best trails.”

D Magazine also spotlighted Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center’s 1.65-mile trail, “one that affords spectacular views of Joe Pool Lake below” with its “Fallen Eastern red cedar, endangered golden-cheeked warbler, and black-chinned hummingbird nests in flowering dogwoods.”

Of course, they also had to mention Cedar Hill State Park, “the fourth-most popular in the state,” and one of Lake Ridge’s favorite spots for fishing, biking the DORBRA Trail, swimming, and picnicking.

Cedar Hill State Park is just one of many parks serving Lake Ridge residents. Here there are 200 acres of community parks, walking trails and fishing ponds that provide countless opportunities for fun and recreation. Plus the water activities on Joe Pool Lake  and the Tangle Ridge Golf Club, an 18-hole public championship golf course rated four stars by Golf Digest.

Lake Ridge captivates with its scenic surroundings—towering trees, rolling hills and sparkling blue vistas. Its lake view homesites in The Sanctuary at Joe Pool Lake allow landbuyers to call this remarkable landscape home, all while remaining conveniently close to both downtown Dallas and Fort Worth.

For more information about Lake Ridge, send an email, call Lake Ridge at 800-724-2465, or visit Lake Ridge.


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