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Nora, Home Buyer in plano/frisco

Which is considered the most upscale neighborhood in Frisco?

Asked by Nora, plano/frisco Thu Jan 22, 2009

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You'll have no issues in the Preston Hollow area whatsoever. It's also less than 5 miles from Greenhill, which is a great school by the way. A good friend of mine is an administrator there. I would encourage you to consider using a realtor even with a new build, primarily because the builder is not there to consider your best interests but his own of course! The high end real estate business is about relationships and, more often, who you know. I have worked with most of the luxury builders in the area which can often translate to a far smoother transaction process and the best "bang for your buck," as you said.

Andrea Brooks
Keller Williams Plano
Web Reference: http://BrooksTeam.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 23, 2009

Preston Hollow is known as one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of Dallas, and Texas. This is where former President and Mrs. Bush will be moving in 2 weeks. Tom Hicks, the owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team lives here as well. This area of Preston Hollow, at Daria Drive and Meaders Lane, will soon be gated thanks to the new residents. :) The Creeks of Preston Hollow is already gated, but is not in the price range you mentioned. So sorry you had that experience! That's horrible. You can talk to the Dallas PD for reassurance, but this is considered a very safe part of town.

Please let me know if we can help further.

Terri Hayley
The Hayley Group, Keller Williams
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 23, 2009
Starwood is great. I also like the Stonebriar Community. Give me a call 469-569-9216
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 30, 2014
HI there!

There are several fabulous neighborhoods in the Frisco area. Click on the link below to be able to see great neighborhoods in Frisco.


If I can help you in anyway - please don't hesitate to contact me at 214-799-8002. Or you can always visit me on my website http://www.Fabulous-Realty.com.

Kimi Buchler
Expect Fabulousness
JP & Associates Realtors
Direct- 214-799-8002
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 29, 2014
There are several upscale neighborhoods in Frisco! Some that come to mind are Stonebriar, Starwood, and Chapel Creek. An agent can help you find the one that works best for you and your family!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 25, 2014

Hi Nora,
That will depend on the price range. You have asked two different questions, one being Preston Hollow and the other being Frisco. You can publicly access the crime stat's for each city on that city's website.
In Frisco, Starwood is considered exclusive and has homes in the $1-2MM range and under.
Also, In Preston Hollow, there are a few build's which have been on the market for quite some time, and likely have motivated builder's ready to sell to an able buyer for a great price! When entering te courtroom, you always want experienced representation, just like when you buy a home, your making the most important decision in your life as an investment, My service's are valuable and they are paid for by the seller.
Why not hire a REALTOR like myself who sales homes everyday, to help you make sure all your questions are answered and know you made the right decision? I care and am here to help!
Nicole 214-991-9507
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 30, 2009
Starwood is an excellent location! My office is right across the street. The schools are excellent! Frisco High School is the high school. Everything is close by. I have never met anyone who has moved there, that does not like it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 30, 2009
How safe is Preston Hollow? I'm imagining some new and older homes and some urban areas? Our work is near the Shops at Willow bend and we would like our kids to go to school at Greenhill. I s preston Hollow somewhere close to these ? We had a home invasion when living in an upscale area of Houston and I preferred someplace gated so I could feel "safer" .
In response to another response-:) Shaddock creek would be too far north and my husband wouldn't be able to come home for lunch . I think Starwood is as far north as we can go and still enjoy quality of life !
I'll be meeting face to face with some builders this weekend and just getting some ideas. We still have a six month lease on our townhome , but he who is prepared...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 23, 2009

It looks like you're getting alot of different opinions on this forum about neighborhoods that weren't part of your original question, and I know that can be overwhelming. If you're planning to buy in the next 4 months or so, you really just need to sit down with a professional, experienced realtor who can guide you through the process and give you some options based on your home buying objectives and personal needs.

There are many areas throughout Dallas, Plano, and Frisco that are highly regarded so I would recommend a personal consultation with a realtor familiar with this luxury market to get your home search off to the right start. As always, it would be my pleasure to assist you and would look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Best regards,

Andrea Brooks
Keller Williams Plano
Web Reference: http://BrooksTeam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 23, 2009

Thanks for your questions!

Are you set on Frisco? It seems like schools may be important to you from previous questions? Have you considered private schools? Our son attends a private school and we know that where we live while he's in school for the next umpteen years needs to be centralized around that school as we visit it twice a day minimum. :) Or, perhaps, you've asked about schools because of resale value? Not sure.

Starwood is an excellent community that you would probably enjoy. Frisco was also listed as one of the top 100 places to live by Money Magazine, FWIW.

In addition, Shaddock Creek has a gated section off Legacy that begins in the $800's to upwards of $2M. One of the architectural styles behind these gates includes the Mediterranean look featuring Spanish tile roofs and stucco exteriors. Phase II is not gated, but priced ranging from the mid $400's to the mid $700's. The lot size is also larger, which sounds like an important criteria to you.

There are other places in Dallas that have absolutely stunning Mediterranean homes if you're open. We also work with a custom builder who builds and finishes out top notch and will build on your lot. The project manager lives in a gorgeous Med style home that he built.

Terri Hayley
The Hayley Group, Keller Willams
terri dot h at kw dot com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009
Hi Nora,

I think that Starwood is the creme puff of Frisco, second is Chapel Creek then Stonebriar. Starwood has the prime location, all the amenities very close by, large lots (no rubbing elbows with neighbors), a strict architectural committee so you don't end up with cookie cutter homes, trees, trees.

Web Reference: http://www.SumnerRealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009

I know you asked about Frisco but if you really want to be in the best neighborhood in the city then you might want to look at Preston Hollow. (President and Mrs. Bush just bought their home there). This area of town is older with lots of trees and wide streets. In the past few years, developers began buying up older home, destroying them and replacing them with grand mini-mansions. This area of town continues to be "hot" and grow in appreciation versus some of the suburban areas.

Norma Karter, ABR
William Davis Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009
They are both gated communities Starwood is a community started by Dallas Cowboy football owner Jerry Jones. Many families love Stonebriar due to golf course lots I have had personal friend lived here loved it due to views.

There has been several foreclosures in these communities match your authored specifications.

Have you searched in other areas of Dallas high end luxury homes with great public schools.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009
Hello Nora,
Like other pros mentioned Starwood is a good choice. My office is located
across the street from this community and potential is very well known. If you like come to my office @
Century 21 Judge Fite
The Shops at Starwood
6959 Lebanon Rd suite 201,
Frisco TX 75034
We can discuss more about your criteria and check out some homes.
Cell: (972)801-7119
Web Reference: http://www.shilahomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009

A lot of homes in Willowbend were built in the late 80's so yes they're definitely older than those you would find in Starwood,but many are very nicely updated and current inside. Starwood for the most part is less than 10 years old. Honestly, the lot sizes are going to vary in both areas, but there are homes with decent sized yards so it may just take a little more time to find exactly what you want. I would definitely consider Starwood over Stonebriar for better resale in the next 5 years.

I'd be happy to meet with you this Saturday at my office to further discuss your home buying objectives and the type of property that would best suit your needs. Please feel free to call me and we can schedule a suitable time.

Andrea Brooks
Keller Williams Plano
Web Reference: http://BrooksTeam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009
all the willow bend homes seem so old with little frontage and small backyards??
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009
Starwood is Nice, Shores at Waterstone, and Lakes on Legacy...somewhere normally from $1-2mil.
I like Willow Bend in Plano.

Bruce Lynn
Prudential Texas Properties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
I'm looking for the most " bang for my buck" . A 5,000 sq feet home, hopefully just under 1 mil. I'm new to Dallas but would like to live in a new ish home with mediterranean style in a neighborhood that is considered the best in the city. I drove by lots and home in stonebriar country club and starwood reserve. I can find lots 250k -399 in stonebriar country club and around 400-600k in starwood reserve. Which would be a better investment if I sold in 5 yrs?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009

Starwood is an impressive area - homes in this subdivision range in price from upper 500k to over a million. If you are looking in a different price range I can certainly direct you to areas that are very desireable as well. If you are in the market for a new home I'd be happy to discuss your needs further. Please feel free to contact me at 469-450-1326 or visit my website at http://BrooksTeam.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,

Andrea Brooks
Brooks Team
Keller Williams Plano
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009
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