Navy Cruisers kick off their Texas concert tour at Lake Ridge

Lake Ridge will play host to a very special guest on Friday, May 9. The Washington D.C. Navy Band the Navy Cruisers kick off their Texas concert tour at Lake Ridge‘s Valley Ridge Park Amphitheater.


This free event will lead off with a welcome from Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke and the Cedar Hill Police Color Guard posting colors. The Cruisers are known as the Navy’s premier music group and will be bringing their unique blend of musical styles including jazz & standards, rhythm & blues, pop, adult contemporary, classic rock, and original material. The Navy Cruisers concert at Valley Ridge Park Amphitheater begins at 8pm on Friday, May 9. This is a free event.

The Navy Band performance is a great time to come out, meet your neighbors and make a few new friends, enjoy the scenic surroundings, and enjoy some great music from our talented armed forces. Lake Ridge and SouthStar Communities are proud supporters of our military and appreciate this new opportunity to show support.

CNN aired the documentary special CNN: Operation FINALLY HOME in December 2013, chronicling the charity’s work in providing mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans and their families and showcasing Marine Sgt. Ken Kalish, who will soon be a resident of Lake Ridge. The special was a follow-up to CNN’s 2010 feature on Operation FINALLY Home (OFH) founder Dan Wallrath, when he was named a Top Ten Hero for the year, and featured footage of Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake.

In fact, CNN had cameras rolling when Kalish was surprised to learn he was receiving a homesite and a custom, mortgage-free home at Lake Ridge thanks to OFH, SouthStar, Lake Ridge, the Dallas Builders Association, Former NFL Players Association and Victory Custom Homes.

Kalish is an American hero who suffered multiple injuries resulting in the amputation of three limbs during his second tour of duty. His home is being built on a scenic, one-acre, treed property overlooking Joe Pool Lake in the exclusive gated community of The Sanctuary at Lake Ridge. His home is currently under construction and is expected to be ready in June.

SouthStar Communities and OFH have now partnered on 10 mortgage-free homes for American heroes. For more information about OFH or Lake Ridge, visit Lake Ridge.

For more information about the Navy Cruisers concert, call 972‐291‐5130 or visit the Cedar Hill website.



Lake Ridge just cleared and prepped five brand-new lots

Lake Ridge Benched Lot_2It’s not always easy to envision what a homesite is going to look like once it’s been cleared for building. It might be a challenge to picture a lavish master bedroom where brush currently sits, or a big picture window overlooking Joe Pool Lake without the small trees blocking the view. Thankfully, Lake Ridge is making it easier to picture yourself home. Lake Ridge just cleared and prepped five brand-new lots.

The Lake Ridge site prep crew has cleared all the brush on these five lots, which has also cleared the way for land buyers to stand on the site and plan their future at Lake Ridge, DFW’s premier lake community.

These benched lots are located in The Sanctuary, one of Lake Ridge’s most popular neighborhoods and home to some of the most desirable lake real estate in North Texas. The benched lots prepared for building range from one-half to one acre, with three located on a cul-de-sac and beautiful views of the Joe Pool Lake from several. Priced from $36,500 to $59,900, the cleared and prepped lots are offered at no additional cost.

Five homes are currently under construction in this gated enclave, offering hilltop, lake-view homesites. And now that these five homesites have been cleared, there is nothing to block the view—or keep buyers from fully envisioning how spectacular their Texas custom home could be.

The Sanctuary’s prime homesites offer panoramic lake and skyline vistas, pondfront locations, and properties from which owners can walk right down to the shoreline from their backyard. Interested land buyers are encouraged to make an appointment to visit Lake Ridge soon before these five benched lots are gone.

Located just 20 miles south of Downtown Dallas and 28 miles from Downtown Ft. Worth, Lake Ridge is ideally situated right in the middle of these two thriving economic hubs. It’s the perfect custom home community for those who are looking to escape the noise of the DFW Metroplex while still being close enough to travel there for work and play.

For more information about Lake Ridge, click here.




Dream Home Run for Texas Rangers Executives

Texas Rangers Executives Choose Lake Ridge on Joe Pool Lake to Build Their Dream Homes

Texas Rangers executives Jay Miller and Jamie Reed hit home runs when they discovered Lake Ridge and built their dream homes. Nestled among rolling hills reminiscent of the Texas Hill Country, Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake offers a unique landscape unlike any other in DFW with panoramic lake and skyline views.

“The sunsets on Joe Pool Lake are like snowflakes,” said Reed. “No two are quite the same.”

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It was those views, the wildlife and the peace and quiet that attracted both men and their families to Lake Ridge.

Miller, an Executive Vice President for the Texas Rangers, has always dreamed of owning a log home. Although his home’s exterior is 85% masonry the interior focuses on log cabin features and design details. Even the steps leading upstairs are made of logs.

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“It’s definitely my dream home and I’ve been planning it for 25 years,” Miller said. “It has the feel like you are on vacation in Colorado. We wanted land and trees and this location allows you to see wildlife but is still a short drive into the city.”

The Miller’s lot is on an acre and a half with a cul de sac. With his home just a few weeks away from completion, he and his wife, Joy who have three grown children, are most excited about the huge great room with high-pitched ceilings and the game room with a deck overlooking the woods.

Being near the water was the main selling point for Jamie Reed, Head Trainer for the Rangers.

“My wife and I both grew up in Annapolis, Maryland near Chesapeake Bay,” said Reed. “We wanted to settle somewhere with a lake view but didn’t know that existed in Dallas. One day we had our boat out on Joe Pool Lake and saw Lake Ridge. We were sold.”

Reed and his wife, Jean bought their lot four years ago and have lived in the home for a year. “We absolutely love it. It’s our last house and we bought it so when all of our family got together there was plenty of room to celebrate.”

The Reed’s built a three-story home. The master suite is on the third floor and the main living area is on the second floor with wide-open views of the lake.

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“After going to work with 40,000 people, it’s nice to come home to the quiet of Lake Ridge,” said Reed.

Lake Ridge features gated and non-gated neighborhoods with spacious half to two- acre wooded and lake view homesites. Residents enjoy the benefits of the neighboring Tangle Ridge Golf Club, Lynn Creek Marina and over 200 acres of community parks, walking trails and fishing ponds. Centrally located just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas and 28 miles from Downtown Fort Worth, residents in Lake Ridge are within a short commute to the attractions of both Metroplex downtowns.

Dallas hosts the Final Four this weekend

All eyes will be on Dallas again this weekend—not unusual for a city that is so often is the center of the sports world. Dallas hosts the Final Four this weekend.  
As if the nation’s top four teams in two epic showdowns leading up to the NCAA Championship isn’t enough, there will also be a music festival and other entertainment from April 4-7. Musical entertainment during the weekend includes top acts like Bruce Springsteen, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, and fun. You can get more information about Musicfest here
“The top four teams in men’s college basketball will meet up at AT&T Stadium for the NCAA Final Four,” said Visit Dallas. “In addition to three amazing basketball games that will determine the National Champion, the event will feature NCAA March Madness® Music Festival (free to the public) at Reunion Park April 4-6, Bracket TownTM presented by Capital One® at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center April 4-7 and Reese’s® Final Four Friday® (free to the public) at AT&T Stadium April 4, as well as numerous other activities through the week. 
Dallas will have the attention of the sports world this weekend, but residents of Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake, DFW’s premier lake community, are captivated every day of the year. In fact, the community created its own bracket for March Madness: 64 Reasons to Love Lake Ridge. And now they’re down to their own final four. 

It’s not surprising to anyone who has the good fortune to own land or live in Lake Ridge that the final four are:

  • Lake-close living
  • Choose your builder
  • Stunning Hill Country landscape
  • In the center of it all

Lake Ridge residents love being close to the lake and enjoying views of rolling hills, towering trees, and sparkling blue. And they love being smack in the middle of Dallas and Fort Worth. The combination of serenity and convenience, along with all of the activities on and around Joe Pool Lake make Lake Ridge truly unique in DFW.

For more information about Lake Ridge, click here.

March Madness: 64 Reasons to Love Lake Ridge

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March Madness has all of the sports world captivated for the entire month—and then some. But residents of Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake are captivated every day of the year, feeling fortunate to be able to live in such a great place. So we have created our own March Madness: 64 Reasons to Love Lake Ridge.

Here, smack in the middle of Dallas and Fort Worth is a pristine lake community that feels like you’re on vacation but is actually a commuter’s dream. Lake Ridge is DFW’s premier lake community, and there are a whole lot of reasons why. We’ve given you the top 64 to choose from. So click on the image and take it all in, then tell us why you love Lake Ridge in the comments. Not yet a landowner or resident? Tell us what makes you yearn to buy land and move here (and then maybe schedule a tour to get started!)

Is it the location, so convenient to everywhere but in a resort area that feels like a getaway? The incredible Hill Country North views of rolling hills, towering trees, and the sparkling blue lake? The choice of spacious homesites, in gated, non-gated, lakeside, and hilltop locations? The amazing array of amenities both within the community and at Joe Pool Lake? Maybe it’s all four (we get that a lot)!

Or maybe you have an entirely different Final Four! Maybe the reasons you have fallen in love with this inspired Texas masterplan are not even on our list! Whatever your reasons, be sure to tell us by commenting below. We’ll be whittling down our list to the top 32 reasons, then, 16, 8, 4, and 2 on the same schedule as the NCAA Tournament, and then we’ll crown our championship reason! Will your top reason be the winner?

For more information about Lake Ridge, click here.

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