Surrounding Richardson’s 417-acre Breckinridge Park are many small neighborhoods. The area has the high-end, urban feel of the Telecom Corridor countered by the laid-back feel of nearby Murphy. Some of the earliest families to settle in Richardson named this area Breckinridge in honor of then-Vice President John C. Breckinridge. The park, around which all these subdivisions are created, was developed in 1983 and features 4.5 miles of trails for running and biking, 12 soccer fields, three ponds, two softball fields, and a recreation center in the works. “The whole Telecom area is a funky, very pocketed little area,” says real estate agent Kristen Trest.
Location: The Estates of Breckinridge Creek (bordered by Sharp Lane to the north and Lester Drive/Ashwood Court to the east to just south of Breckenridge Boulevard and Robert Drive/Cotters Drive to the west) is one neighborhood within the Breckinridge Park area (which is bordered by 190 east to Murphy Road and East Renner Road to West Campbell Road).
Population: About 70 families live in The Estates of Breckinridge Creek.
Average home price: In the $500,000 to $550,000 range, with lows in the $300,000s, going up to more than $600,000.
Average lot size: One-quarter to one-third acre.
Where to go: The area offers a variety of independent, international cuisine: the red-and-white-striped tablecloths at Schiano’s Pizza help you forget you’re in a strip mall; Main Street Bistro & Bakery serves one of the best croissants in town; Nico’s Tex-Mex Cantina, known for its Sunday brunch; Kung Pow Asian Diner, offering meat prepared according to Islamic food rules; and Thai’s Thumbz, which is better than its name implies. Non-food go-to places are HK’s Cleaners & Tailors, Snap Fitness, and Cool Water Car Wash. Residents also enjoy the close proximity of Firewheel Town Center.
Why The Estates of Breckinridge Creek: Location (read: schools), location (read: easy access to highways), location (read: close to Telecom Corridor). “We moved here because of the great reputation of the schools and the close proximity to work,” says Joanna Spiars, who moved into the subdivision more than 10 years ago. “This neighborhood was brand new when we built, and we really liked the entryway, pond feature, and the close walk to the elementary school and a nearby park.” Krista Lambert had similar reasons to love the neighborhood when she and her family moved from California in 2005. “We bought the house in a single weekend trip, looked all over the area, Frisco and Plano, but liked the location in terms of George Bush and that it fed into Plano ISD. We did not know much about the area but knew Plano ISD was an excellent school district. We also simply loved the house and look of the neighborhood.” Residents also love the laid-back feel of the area. “I like the closeness of the community,” Lambert says. “It’s a friendly and safe place to live and have children.”
Addresses for Sale
3112 Robert Dr.
3013 Cotters Cir.