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Neighborhood Spotlight: Lake Ridge

Our profile of the neighborhood.
By Christine Wilson |
Photography courtesy of Bluegreen Communities


Neighborhood Spotlight: Lake Ridge

Map by Amanda Cooley

It’s the only place I know of where you have views of downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth at the same time. We’re really proud of this neighborhood. “Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke

Established:
In 1994, Bluegreen Communities developers acquired the one-time ranch land.

Location:
Along Joe Pool Lake on the west side of Cedar Hill, 3.5 miles west of Highway 67 off Belt Line and Mansfield Roads at the corner of Lake Ridge Parkway

Population/Size:
700 homes completed or under construction

Homes Found:
New construction, all by custom homebuilders

Average Home Price:
$500,000 to $800,000

Lot Value:
$80,000 to $500,000

Average Home Size:
3,500 square feet to 4,000 square feet

Average Lot Size:
1 to 3 acres

Why Lake Ridge?
Unlike many developed communities, Lake Ridge is true to its name “it’s by a lake on a ridge. The 800-foot elevation on the hilltop provides views of Joe Pool Lake, downtown Fort Worth, and Tangle Ridge Golf Course. Within the community are the rolling acres of Valley Ridge Park, with sports fields, playgrounds, and walking and biking trails. All this natural beauty is just a 20-minute drive from downtown Dallas.
 

Local Haunts:
Nearby Cedar Hill is home to many a big-box retailer. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to name one that’s not represented along Highway 67; plus the Parks at Arlington is only 15 minutes away. Locals know that for pizza, it has to be Sam’s Pizza & Pasta, an unassuming spot that serves unmatchable flavor straight out of the oven, and for Mexican, head to Campuzano’s or the Veracruz Caf. Cedar Hill is also planning an outdoor mall, which is set to open in spring 2008.

Who’s Buying:
Young families and retirees, who are tired of heavy traffic and being right on top of their neighbors, are moving in.

Schools:
Cedar Hill and Midlothian school districts

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