Farmers Markets Offer Fresh Local Fare


Vegetable stall in farmer market, including celery, parsnips and broccoli.

 

Summer is in full swing, and so are local farmers markets. Whether you’re shopping for fresh and locally grown veggies, sweet treats, specialty foods or homemade goodies, these North Texas farmers markets have it all.

 

Carrollton

Carrollton Farmers Market
2722 N. Josey Lane
Sundays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Year-round

Highlights: Handmade crafts and homegrown produce

 

Coppell

Coppell Farmers Market
768 W. Main Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through November; December (Winter Market)

Highlights: Fresh berry custard pie, pickled jalapeños, fresh ginger beer

 

Dallas

Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Hours vary by season)
Year-round

Highlights: The Market – a fully renovated indoor space featuring local merchants, artisanal food vendors and restaurants

 

White Rock Local Market
9150 Garland Road
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March through December

Highlights: Wine samples, JJ&B jams and butters, local craft artists

 

Denton

Denton Community Market
317 W. Mulberry Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon (summer hours)
April through November

Highlights: Live music, local farms and artists, food trucks

 

Fort Worth

Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Boulevard
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
Year-round

Highlights: Fiddle-and-guitar jam sessions, pastured chicken

 

Frisco

Frisco Farmers Market
8821 4th Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through October

Highlights: Homemade traditional Greek desserts and meals from Greek Mama’s Bites

 

Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie Farmers Market
120 W. Main Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March through December

Highlights: Plethora of crafts, Christmas in July

 

Grapevine

Grapevine Farmers Market
520 South Main Street, No. 203
Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April through October

Highlights: Homemade fried pies, cajun cheddar kettle popcorn, gourmet tamales

 

Mansfield

Mansfield Farmers Market
703 E. Broad Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through October

Highlights: Homemade fudge, refreshing lemonade, allergy-free baked goods

 

McKinney

McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square
315 S. Chestnut Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through November

Highlights: Baked goods, craft items, artisanal and speciality foods

 

Mesquite

The Marketplace DFW
150 W. Main Street
Second and fourth Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April through October

Highlights: Locally grown honey, mustard pickles, handcrafted goods

 

Richardson

Richardson Farmers Market
101 S. Coit Road
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (summer hours)
Year-round

Highlights: European-style market that mimics the popular village markets throughout Europe

 

Rockwall

Rockwall Farmers Market
101 Rusk Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
May through September

Highlights: Just Pie’s award-winning, buttermilk Pap’s Texas Pecan

 

Sherman

Sherman Farmers Market
115 N. Travis Street
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to noon
May through October

Highlights: Pasture-raised meats, kombucha, handmade soaps

July Fourth Fireworks and Fun


fireworks for a national holiday in Dallas

 

The Fourth of July is almost here, and no matter where in North Texas you’re planning to be for Independence Day, there’s a way to celebrate. From Addison to Waxahachie, there is no shortage of events to toast our nation’s birth.

 

Addison Kaboom Town: July 3

Arlington 4th of July Parade : July 4

Bedford 4th Fest Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Burleson Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park: June 29

Celina Splash & Blast: June 29

Cleburne 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Dallas Fair Park Fourth: July 4

Denison Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4

Denton Fourth of July Jubilee: July 4

DeSoto Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration: July 4

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Flower Mound Independence Fest: July 3

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Frisco Freedom Fest: July 4

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks: July 4 & 5

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July 3 & 4

Grapevine Lake July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4

Heath’s Independence Day Parade and Celebration: July 4

Highland Park 4th of July Parade: July 4

Irving’s Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade: July 4

Lake Texoma Fireworks at Roosevelt Bridge: July 5

Lewisville Sounds of Red, White & Lewisville: July 4

Little Elm July Jubilee: July 4

Mansfield Rockin 4th of July: July 3

McKinney Red, White and Boom: July 4

Midlothian Independence Day Fireworks: July 3

Plano’s Freedom Celebration: July 4

Pottsboro’s 4th of July Fireworks at Highport Marina: July 6

Prosper’s Pride in the Sky: July 3

Richardson’s Family 4th Celebration: July 4

Rockwall’s 4th of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4

Royse City’s Celebrating Freedom Fireworks: June 28

Rowlett Fireworks on Main: July 4

Sherman Lights on the Lake: July 3

Southlake Stars & Stripes: July 3

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade: July 3 & 4

Perfect Pools for Summer


Ready to make a splash? Summer officially begins Friday, and there’s no better way to refresh than by taking a dip in your own backyard.

 

Whether you’re hosting a pool party or low-key lounging, these homes feature some of the most stunning pools in North Texas.

 

1_10121 Waller

10121 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow | $6,400,000

 

2_9121 David Fort

9121 David Fort Road | Argyle$5,500,000

 

3_3405 Rambling

3405 Rambling Way | Plano$4,275,000

 

4_1820 Beam

1820 Beam Drive | Southlake$2,425,000

 

5_6808 Mulhouse

6808 Mulhouse Court | Plano$2,395,000

 

6_639 Stratford

639 Stratford Lane | Coppell | $1,798,000

 

8_488 Pleasantview

488 Pleasantview Road | Winnsboro$1,399,000

 

7_4009 Preston

4009 Preston Lakes Circle | Celina$1,125,000

 

9_4549 Hallmark

4549 Hallmark Drive | North Dallas$985,000

 

10_4833 Cypress

4833 Cypress Point | Frisco$800,000

 

11_13 Brae Loch

13 Brae Loch | Garland$799,000

 

12_7992 County

7992 County Road 2584 | Royse City$684,900

 

13_2201 Amherst

2201 Amherst Circle | McKinney$599,000

 

14_922 Fairway

922 Fairway View Drive | Mansfield$479,900

 

15_1013 Sundrop

1013 Sundrop Drive | Little Elm$439,500

 

To view all the homes with sparkling pools available across North Texas, visit the mobile-friendly Ebby.com.

11 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors and our amazing agents at these exceptional properties.

 

6236 TURNER WAY

6236 Turner Way | Dallas | $1,320,000

5378 BEACON HILL DRIVE

5378 Beacon Hill Drive | Frisco | $1,150,000

7323 HILL FOREST DRIVE

7323 Hill Forest Drive | Dallas | $750,000

216 Crystal Court

216 Crystal Court | Heath | $749,000

5675 FOARD DRIVE

5675 Foard Drive | Frisco | $715,000

7780 ARCHES LANE

7780 Arches Lane | Frisco | $679,400

7851 SOUTHFORK BEND 960

7851 Southfork Bend | Irving | $599,000

1309 CADBURY LANE

1309 Cadbury Lane | Keller | $469,900

1307 ASHMORE DRIVE

1307 Ashmore Drive | Keller | $395,000

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3305 Western Bluff Court | Mansfield | $385,000

2213 FOUNTAIN HEAD DRIVE

2213 Fountain Head Drive | Plano | $374,900

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Fourth of July Fun


Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge with fireworks

The Fourth of July is almost here, and no matter where in North Texas you’re planning to be for Independence Day, there’s a way to celebrate. From Addison to Waxahachie, there is no shortage of events to toast our nation’s birth. See them all below:

 

Addison Kaboom Town: July 3

Arlington 4th of July Parade : July 4

Bedford Independence Day Celebrations: July 4

Burleson Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park: June 30

Cleburne 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Dallas Fair Park Fourth: July 4

Denison Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4

DeSoto Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration: July 4

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Flower Mound Independence Fest: July 4

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Frisco Freedom Fest: July 4

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks: July 3 & 4

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July 3 & 4

Grapevine Lake July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4

Heath’s Annual Fourth of July Parade & Celebration: July 4

Highland Park 4th of July Parade: July 4

Irving’s Independence Day Parade: July 4

Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade: July 4

Lewisville Red, White and Lewisville Fireworks and Parade: July 4

Little Elm July Jubilee: July 4

Mansfield Rockin Fourth of July: July 3

McKinney Red, White and Boom: July 4

Midlothian’s Independence Day Fireworks: July 3

Plano’s All American Fourth: July 4

Pottsboro’s Lake Texoma Fourth of July Celebrations: July 4

Richardson’s Family Fourth of July: July 4

Rockwall Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4

Royse City 4th Fest and Fireworks: June 29

Rowlett Fireworks on Main Street: July 4

Sherman Lights on the Lake: July 3

Southlake Stars & Stripes Celebration: July 3

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade: July 3-4

North Texas Cities Among Best Places for Families


North Texas Cities Among Best Places to Raise Family

 

A new study lists several North Texas cities among the best places to raise a family in Texas. SmartAsset looked at 87 cities with a population greater than 25,000 for the study, and measured them on 12 metrics including family poverty rate, median household income, high school graduation rate and violent crime rate. Six North Texas cities took the 2-7 spots in the list. Each of these cities is served by Ebby Halliday Realtors.

 

SmartAsset’s Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas:

*  Leander
*  Frisco
*  Southlake
*  McKinney
*  Mansfield
*  Grapevine
*  Keller
*  Georgetown
*  Round Rock
*  Pearland

 

 

From Smart Assets:

 

Frisco

Frisco is a great Texas city to raise a family. This city has some of the lowest crime rates in the state, ranking fourth in violent crime and ninth in property crime. Another plus for prospective families looking in the area is that Frisco is also relatively young. About 35 percent of the population is 19 or younger, meaning plenty of chances for kids to make friends. Plus, the city boasts a low unemployment rate of only 4.3 percent.

 

To learn more about Frisco, its many housing options, and the Frisco Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit frisco.ebby.com.

 

Southlake

Southlake is a wealthy suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, with one of the best education systems in the state. The city graduates almost all of its students: its 99 percent graduation rate is the highest in the top 10. And many of those students achieve high marks in their AP exams. Southlake also has the lowest rate of family poverty in the study. Only 2.1 percent of families here fall under the poverty line.

 

To learn more about Southlake, its many housing options, and the Southlake Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit southlake.ebby.com.

 

McKinney

The quality of local schools is one of the most important factors when deciding where to raise a family. McKinney ranks high on this list because students from this city are some of the highest achieving in the state. McKinney ranked first for both percent of students who take AP exams (almost 40 percent) and percent of those students who score 3 or better on their AP exams (76.7 percent).

 

To learn more about McKinney, its many housing options, and the McKinney Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit mckinney.ebby.com.

 

Mansfield

Mansfield is one of the most livable cities for families in our top 10. It has a very low family poverty rate of 4.4 percent and a large population of young people. Thirty-two percent of the population is under the age of 20. Mansfield is also one of the safest cities in our study. According to FBI data, Mansfield has a crime rate of 1,617 per 100,000 residents, the fifth-best score in our top 10.

 

To learn more about Mansfield, its many housing options, and the Mansfield Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit mansfield.ebby.com.

 

Grapevine

Grapevine posts high marks for its education system. About 96 percent of Grapevine high schoolers graduate and 31.6 percent of them go on to take an AP exam. The city is also rich with employment opportunities. Only 3.6 percent of residents in Grapevine are unemployed.

 

To learn more about Grapevine, its many housing options, and the Grapevine Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit southlake.ebby.com.

 

Keller

Keller offers families a fairly crime-free environment with good schools. Keller ranks second for both property crime rate per 100,000 residents and violent crime rate per 100,000 residents. This city also has a graduation rate of 94 percent.

 

To learn more about Keller, its many housing options, and the Keller Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors, visit southlake.ebby.com.

 

To see the full Smart Assets List of Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas, click here.

 

Kids Only!


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Childhood dreams are coming true all over DFW! We’re seeing an influx of homes for sale with kid-friendly spaces that are just waiting to be filled with laughter and new memories.

 

From a pink princess room to the perfect game room, we tracked down 7 spaces that any kid would be lucky to call their own.

Kids Only!

^6865 Lorna Lane, DallasKids Only!

^6865 Lorna Lane, DallasKids Only!

^6312 Falcon Ridge Lane, McKinneyKids Only!

^6406 Mountain Lake Court, ArlingtonKids Only!

^9109 Glen Springs Drive, DallasKids Only!

^3109 Ridge Trace Circle, MansfieldKids Only!^3109 Ridge Trace Circle, Mansfield

Welcome Buyers with Seasonal Decor


When it’s time to sell your home, your agent will likely advise you to get organized and remove excess items around your home. This is a smart tip because when you remove the clutter and personal items it allows buyers to more easily picture how they’d live in the space.

 

That being said, staging your home with some tasteful seasonal decor can be very welcoming, especially during this time of year. A pumpkin on the front porch, bright flowers on the mantle, or a warm blanket on the couch is the perfect way to show how cozy your home is when the weather is chilly.

 

Here are a few pictures from homes on the market to get you inspired:

Welcome Buyers with Seasonal Decor^7 Parliament Place, Dallas

Welcome Buyers with Seasonal Decor^9620 Colquitt Road, Terrell

Welcome Buyers with Seasonal Decor^6012 Winton St., Dallas

Welcome Buyers with Seasonal Decor^1525 Bellnap Drive, Allen

Welcome Buyers with Seasonal Decor^9734 Windledge Drive, Dallas

Welcome Buyers with Seasonal Decor^6855 Gaston Ave., Dallas

Welcome Buyers with Seasonal Decor^2009 Wellinton Drive, Mansfield