Lake Ridge is partnering with the Cedar Hill Collegiate PTSA

Cedar Hill Collegiate Hill School, courtesy of http://cedarhillcollegiate.tx.chh.schoolinsites.com

A proud member of the community and strong supporter of local schools, Lake Ridge is partnering with the Cedar Hill Collegiate PTSA as they raise money for scholarships. The Lake Ridge Sales Center is a designated drop-off spot for the Cedar Hill Collegiate PTSA’s shoe drive, titled “Share your Soles”.

This fundraising effort seeks to raise at least $7,000 in scholarship money for the 2014–2015 school year during a six-week shoe drive. Those wishing to contribute can simply drop their gently used shoes in the donation box located in the Lake Ridge Sales Center beginning on Monday, Sept. 18.

About Collegiate High School

The Cedar Hill Collegiate High School is a charter school in the Cedar Hill Independent School District that offers students the opportunity to finish high school while getting an Associate’s degree. The school is nationally recognized by US News and World Report and Great Schools. The school received a National Bronze Rank for High Schools by US News & World Report and is ranked 10 out of 10 by Great Schools. The Texas Tribune reports that students at Collegiate High School also perform well above the state average on TAKS tests.

About Lake Ridge

Landbuying and homebuying opportunities are available at Lake Ridge, DFW’s prime lake community and the pride of Cedar Hill. Here, an array of land and home offerings, together with desirable amenities and scenic surroundings including towering trees, rolling hills and sparkling blue lake views create a resort environment that is still 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.

 

 

 

End childhood hunger at Joe’s Crab Shack Cedar Hill

NKH posterLooking for a great way to make a difference while enjoying a tasty meal? End childhood hunger at Joe’s Crab Shack Cedar Hill.

Throughout the month of September, Joe’s Crab Shack in Cedar Hill is offering valuable discount coupons for a future purchase in exchange for a donation to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign nokidhungry.org. This charity “works to shine a national spotlight on the crisis of childhood hunger in America, creating a powerful movement of individuals committed to bold action.”

The coupon for Joes’ Crab Shack in Cedar Hill must be used between Oct. 1 and Dec. 22, 2014. Those wishing to participate can donate:

  • $10 and receive a coupon for $20 off a purchase of $40
  • $5 and receive a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $20
  • $2 and receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $20

Joe’s Crab Shack is located at 735 N Highway 67, Cedar Hill, TX 75104.

A proud member of the Cedar Hill community, Lake Ridge is proud to support this important effort.

Landbuying and homebuying opportunities are available at Lake Ridge, DFW’s prime lake community and the pride of Cedar Hill. Here, an array of land and home offerings, together with desirable amenities and scenic surroundings including towering trees, rolling hills and sparkling blue lake views create a resort environment that is still 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.

 

 

Dallas Home to Several National Companies

Did you know that Dallas is the birthplace of a range of nationally recognized brands? According to a recent article in the Grand Prairie Bubble Life, there are thirteen household names that were founded in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas is home to several national companies, both old and new. When you’re in Dallas next, be sure to check out the following historic restaurants, shops and landmarks.

True Southern Cooking at National Restaurants 

For authentic Southern-style cooking, look no further than the Black-Eyed Pea. This quaint, family friendly-eatery was founded by Gene Street, “a Dallas resident and restauranteur,” says the Grand Prairie Bubble Life. “He opened the first location in Oak Lawn, and it still remains open to this day.”

In his quest to create the perfect Texas-style barbecue sauce, Dickey’s Barbecue owner Travis Dickey founded the restaurant in Dallas in 1967. According to the Bubble Life piece, “Travis’ sons, Roland T.D. continued their father’s tradition” by sharing their fathers’ finger-linking barbecue recipes and expanding the restaurant chain to other regions of North Texas.

For a complete list of other big-name restaurant chains that got their start in Dallas, check out the full article in Grand Prairie Bubble Life.

Courtesy of Grand Prairie Bubble LIfe

Courtesy of Grand Prairie Bubble LIfe

High-End Retail Giants Founded in Dallas

Dallas is also home to several national apparel companies, including Fossil, a trendy name brand that was founded by fashion designer Tom Kartsotis, a “Texas A&M University dropout and Dallas resident.”

After successfully selling 1,500 Hong Kong-made watches in the US, Kartotis launched a line of watches that “targeted younger upper and middle class consumers.” Sales went through the roof, and Fossil has since expanded its product line to include glasses, clothing and accessories.

As one of the nation’s most historic and luxurious department stores, the first Neiman Marcus location opened in Dallas on September 10, 1907, at Elm and Murphy Streets. Founded by Herbert Marcus, Sr., his sister Carrie Marcus Nieman and her husband A.L. Nieman, the first store burnt down in 1913.  It was rebuilt at Main and Ervay, and nearly 60 years later in 1965, the family opens its second store at Northpark Mall.

A Home Close to Dallas’ National Companies

There are many more household names that got their start in none other than Dallas, Texas, including 711 and Michael’s Arts & Crafts Store. For a full list, check out the  article “13 National Companies Founded in Dallas.”

To be part of a vibrant, historic and thriving business scene, it’s important to find a home that allows you to get away from the stress of it all. Visit the Lake Ridge or call 800-653-9891 to learn more about  breathtaking custom homes in a beautiful lakeside community.

Cedar Hill has the top high school football team

Cedar Hill High School wins State Championship

Louis DeLuca/Staff Photographer, DMN

Hot on the heels of its designation as the #38 suburb on D Magazine’s 2014 list of Best Suburbs, the home of Lake Ridge has something else to be excited about. Cedar Hill has the top high school football team in the nation in preseason rankings.

Cedar Hill is No. 1 in the MaxPreps preseason national rankings, an honor the Dallas Morning News calls “exciting and surprising.” The publication quoted Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire, who said, “With as many guys as we have coming back, I thought we could be pretty high. But I was shocked that we’re No. 1,” he said. “It’s awesome for the community. We want to be No. 1 on Dec. 20.”

D Magazine’s ranking of Best Suburbs said of Cedar Hill: “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.’ 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.”

They also highlighted the city’s trails, specifically Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center’s 1.65-mile trail that “affords spectacular views of Joe Pool Lake below.” Cedar Hill State Park also warranted a worthy mention as “the fourth-most popular in the state.” A favorite spot for fishing, biking the DORBRA Trail, swimming, and picnicking by visitors and Lake Ridge residents alike, the park is just one of many that offers excellent area recreation. In all, 200 acres of community parks, plus walking trails, fishing ponds, an array of water activities on Joe Pool Lake, and the 18-hole public championship Tangle Ridge Golf Club make this area recreation central.

Landbuying and homebuying opportunities are available at Lake Ridge, DFW’s prime lake community and the pride of Cedar Hill. Here, an array of land and home offerings, together with desirable amenities and scenic surroundings including towering trees, rolling hills and sparkling blue lake views create a resort environment that is still 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.

Lake Ridge is a feast for all the senses

 

Lake Ridge ViewsLake Ridge is known as DFW’s favorite lake community for so many reasons. With an incredibly convenient location between Dallas and Fort Worth, great resort-style amenities, and an array of desirable homesites, it’s no wonder the community is so popular with DFW land buyers. The breathtaking views offered throughout the community are hard to beat, but Lake Ridge is a feast for all the senses.

Sight

Yes, those views. People who are visiting Lake Ridge for the first time can be heard gasping from miles away. The sparkling lake, the towering trees, the rolling hills—it’s all part of a panorama of stunning natural beauty that sets Lake Ridge apart.

Sound

Kids’ laughter, neighbors visiting, families enjoying time together. These are the daily sounds emanating from Lake Ridge. Head down to Joe Pool Lake and you’ll hear the fun of boaters and water skiers. At any of Lake Ridge’s parks, it’s the ping of ball on bat, the cheers of parents and friends, and the squeal of toddlers on swings. These are the sounds of people living well and enjoying every minute of it.

Smell

For anyone that loves the water, the smell of freshly caught fish is unmatched. Don’t be surprised if you also often smell barbecue wafting through the neighborhood with neighbors enjoying their yard and entertaining friends. And don’t forget about the fragrant wildflowers that grow throughout Lake Ridge, providing residents with beautiful sights and smells.

Taste

Living at Lake Ridge means having a host of restaurants at your fingertips. Everything from local favorites to some of the finest dining establishments in all of DFW are nearby. And don’t forget The Oasis, a floating restaurant right on Lake Ridge Parkway.

Touch

There is nothing like running your hands along the exterior of your custom home, knowing that it’s been created exactly to your expectations. Unless it’s running your hands along the interior and having the same realization. When you purchase land at Lake Ridge, the choice of when to build, and who to build with, is all yours. But once you do…you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner

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

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