Neighborhood Spotlight: Willow Bend

Our profile of the neighborhood.

photography by Graham Hobart

Neighborhood Spotlight:
Willow Bend

Established:
In the late 1980s, on the former grounds of Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club, which was built by polo enthusiast and restaurateur Norman Brinker.

Location:
Surrounding the Gleneagles Country Club, it lies east of the Dallas North Tollway, west of Preston Road, and between W. Parker Road and W. Park Boulevard

Population/Size:
Between 3,000 and 4,000 residents

photography by Graham Hobart

Homes Found:
Two-story brick, generally following the French country and English Tudor styles

Average Home Price:

Between $450,000 and $600,000

Lot Value:
From $95,000

Average Home Size:

3,500 to 5,000 square feet

Average Lot Size:

One-third acre

Why Willow Bend:
Chic living with the conveniences of an urban environment. With Gleneagles Country Club in their backyards, residents can get nine holes in after a quick trip home on the Tollway. The nearby Shops at Willow Bend offer fashionable shopping destinations.

The Shops at Legcay. photography by Graham Hobart

Local Haunts:
Residents re-energize at Steve Fields’ Steak and Lobster Lounge. Nearby Jasper’s makes Southern favorites into cuisine, such as roasted shrimp. Crú wine bar, located at the Shops at Legacy, provides a low-key nighttime outing.

Who’s Buying:

With J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Frito-Lay corporate headquarters nearby, senior management and executives make up the bulk of Willow Bend residents.

Schools:

Plano ISD

— Sarah Louise Windham

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