Posts Tagged ‘Las Colinas’

Las Colinas - Why We Love It

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014


What’s not to love about Las Colinas? Of all places between Dallas and Fort Worth, Las Colinas may actually be in the ideal location. But it’s so much more than proximity.

Las ColinasSafe, Beautiful Neighborhoods

Las Colinas has plenty of safe, friendly neighborhoods, such as Cottonwood Valley,  Fairway Vista, and Fox Glen, where you can take a walk, play a round of golf, visit the park, or spend time with the kids. There are also one-of-a-kind residences like the Grand Treviso Condominiums, which rise 17 stories above the canal waterways of Las Colinas.

Thriving Economy

Between the stunning architecture, the booming business district and the abundance of great restaurants and bars, Las Colinas boasts a thriving economy. Williams Square is home to thousands of businesses, including Fortune 500 Companies like Fluor, and Kimberly-Clark, just minutes from Love Field and DFW Airport. And if you’re dining out, you can get everything from a burger to Chapati Indian Grill in Las Colinas.

Great Schools

The children of Las Colinas have access to some of the best school districts and private schools in North Texas, including the Irving Independent School District, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, and The Highlands School, a private Catholic Pre-K through 12 school. There is also the North Hills Preparatory charter school, which has been ranked as a Top-20 school in America by Newsweek.

The Mustangs and Museumlas-colinas

No talk of what’s awesome about Las Colinas would be complete without mentioning the famous Mustangs of Las Colinas sculptures outside Williams Square.  One of the largest equestrian sculptures in the world, The Mustangs are breathtakingly realistic, large-scale bronze renderings of nine wild mustangs crossing a stream. Tourists from around the world visit the plaza just to get a glimpse of sculptor Robert Glen’s work, which commemorates North Texas’ agrarian and equestrian history. Learn the story of The Mustangs ‒‒ it’s a good one ‒‒ inside the museum, where visitors can also watch a short film that conveys the time and effort that went into designing, molding, and mounting this unique piece of Texas art.

With all this a mere 13 miles from Dallas, it’s easy to see why Las Colinas is the place to live, work, and raise a family in one of the most thriving metro areas in the United States.

Water Street: A Future Las Colinas Development

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Las Colinas is a hub for some of the largest commercial and residential developments in the DFW Metroplex. From landmark office buildings soaring high into the blue, Texas sky to private country clubs, gated communities with sprawling estate homes and enough amenities to suit even the most discriminating residents, Las Colinas is where Texans go for the best in residential, retail and commercial developments.

Often called “America’s Premier Address,” Las Colinas is the gem of Irving, and Las Colinas new developments are commonplace. Las Colinas new development for builders and developers is often a smart choice because Las Colinas epitomizes the ultimate location in the DFW Metroplex, a reputation for being one of the finest master-planned communities in Texas, and a hub for some of the world’s largest corporations.

Water Street

Water Street, an envisioned Las Colinas new development, will be located along the shore of Lake Carolyn, in the heart of Las Colinas. This development will be a hub for retail, dining and entertainment establishments, as well as luxury residences, office space and even a landmark hotel.

The developers of Water Street, Gables Residential and Urban Partners, expect this development to “become the heart and soul of Las Colinas.” Water Street, like other complexes in Las Colinas, is ideally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as the DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field.

Other features of Water Street will include:

  • 240,000 square feet of shops and restaurants
  • 250,000 square feet of office space
  • 600 luxury apartments
  • Boutique hotel
  • Art-house movie theater
  • Waterfront esplanade
  • Piazzas, loggias and lakeside restaurants

In response to the Water Street development, Irving has plans to build a DART light-rail system close by, as well as a $31-million parking garage and $16 million in land reclamation and plaza construction. The infrastructure plans are valued at $350 million.

Water Street will be located within a short distance to the Las Colinas Convention Center, and it will be located across O’Conner Boulevard from the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture. The Mustangs of Las Colinas is currently a large draw for Las Colinas, and it is Irving’s most popular tourist attraction.

Positano: A Las Colinas New Home Community

Friday, September 16th, 2011

In the heart of Las Colinas lies Positano, a beautiful example of some of the outstanding housing options and Las Colinas new home communities available to residents of Las Colinas, Irving

Las Colinas: The Heart of DFW

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Las Colinas has held the distinction of being the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex since its inception years ago. Also often referred to America

Las Colinas: A Look at Texas

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Las Colinas is everything a master-planned community should be. This extraordinary community in Irving boasts some of the finest housing, some of the most beautiful surroundings, some of the most exciting recreational activities and some of the best business opportunities in the state.

This internationally renowned community is ideally located just 10 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and is just minutes from the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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The Gated Communities of Las Colinas: Spotlight on the Lakes of Las Colinas

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Las Colinas is known for many things, including its fantastic location, its superb, local economy, its myriad of career and business opportunities and, of course, the many company headquarters and Fortune 500 companies that call Las Colinas home. But it

Grand Treviso Condominiums: A Las Colinas Condominium Community

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The Las Colinas home market has always been strong, thanks to the beautiful surroundings and prime business opportunities found here. Buyers interested in the Las Colinas home market can find a number of wonderful residential opportunities, including fine condominiums, including the Grand Treviso.

What sets Grand Treviso apart from other condos in Las Colinas, however, is that it is the only high-rise, residential condo property in Las Colinas.

Reminiscent of the majestic surroundings of Florence and Venice, the Grand Treviso condominiums use the beautiful, rolling hills and picturesque waterways of Las Colinas as it backdrop, and combine first-class amenities and features with outstanding, sweeping views of Las Colinas and beyond. In fact, this highly desired condominium community is ideally situated among the 190 acres of parks, the 17 miles of canal waterways and the 10 miles of riverside hiking and biking trails of Las Colinas.

Rising 17 stories above the beautiful Las Colinas development of Irving, the beautifully designed Grand Treviso building speaks of the fantastic residential offerings of the Las Colinas home market.

The interiors of Grand Treviso are quite spectacular, as they afford residents the luxury and splendor that they come to expect in the Las Colinas home market. Just a few of the home amenities offered here include:

  • Large, walk-in, custom closets
  • Remote-controlled solar shades
  • Hardwood floors
  • Granite countertops
  • Ceilings heights of between nine and 14 feet
  • GE Stainless Steel kitchen appliances
  • Alarm systems
  • Arched doorways, hallways and art niches

The quality of life found at the Grand Treviso is unsurpassed, as is evident in the English-inspired, grand lobby and guest reception area. Atrium-vaulted ceilings welcome guests into the Grand Treviso, while the elegant Havana cigar lounger provides a lovely space to entertain friends. Host a party in the grand salon, which comes complete with a projection television and surround sound, or get your workout on in the club-style cardio fitness center. Relax with close friends after a long day at work beside the rooftop, resort-style swimming pool or hit a few balls at the poolside terrazzo

The Homes of La Villita at Las Colinas

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

There is no shortage of Las Colinas luxury homes, and La Villita is no exception.

In fact, La Villita at Las Colinas has become one of the most popular residential communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

A Prime Las Colinas Location

La Villita certainly enjoys a prime Las Colinas location, which makes it all the more desirable for many Dallas residents.


Friday, February 26th, 2010

If you want to find some of the hottest home trends and designs, look no further than the Las Colinas new home communities.

The trends of today's home are strikingly different than homes of just a few years ago. Unlike a few years ago, homes are now featuring designs that speak of elegance and glamor, just in a more practical way. Oversized, over-the-top homes, for example, have given way to more modest homes.

The Las Colinas new home communities are a good example of what you can expect to find when searching for a new home. The luxuries and amenities can still be found; however, homeowners are more interested in practicality and convenience than outrageous amenities that do nothing but cost too much money.

Here are some of the hottest new features you can find in new homes throughout Las Colinas:

  • "Green" building and design practices, including high-efficiency insulation and windows and energy-efficient appliances - Although today's design and building features are more planet conscious, they in no way lack luxury and beauty. In fact, you may be hard pressed to tell the difference between yesterday's building and design features and today's more environmentally friendly counterparts.
  • Spacious kitchens - The kitchen still remains the gathering place in the home. It is where dinner is served, conversations are started and friends and family gather. As a result, many of the homes of today feature great upgrades in the kitchen, from granite countertops and custom cabinetry to high-end appliances and great extras, including wine coolers and specialty lighting.
  • Home offices - The trend has been working from home over the last few years, and the increase in the number of new home with home offices reflects that clearly. Home offices in some homes are even replacing formal dining rooms, which are often used very little.
  • Outdoor living upgrades - With the trend of "stayvactions," outdoor living has taken on a whole new meaning. Many people are choosing to stay home instead of travel, and they therefore want their outdoor spaces to be fun, relaxing and luxurious.

New Home Communities in Las Colinas

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Las Colinas is Irving's pride and joy. This massive master-planned development is home to a myriad of commercial, residential and environmental developments, and boasts more than 2,000 companies, including 40 Fortune 500 companies.

Real estate in Las Colinas is prime and highly sought after, from residential to commercial. There always seems to be a flurry of activity going on in Las Colinas at any given time, and that includes new home communities like La Villita:

La Villita of Las Colinas

Traditional Spanish architecture abounds throughout the master-planned community of La Villita. This community is focused on a high quality of life and a superb community life. Beautiful surroundings are the hallmark of La Villita, including miles of walkways and greenbelts, all of which wind through the community's lakes and canals.

Beautiful bridges offer lovely views of the lakes and surrounding beauty, and the many parks and plazas through La Villita provide a serene resting place for the residents. In addition, La Villita provides a gateway to Champion Trails, an extensive system of hiking and biking trails that extend along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.

This 200-acre residential development boasts old-world style Spanish and Mediterranean architecture and design and a variety of residences, including apartments, townhouses and single-family homes. All of the homes of La Villita are located along the lake, the canals, the trails, the greenbelt or the pocket parks, thereby providing maximum natural beauty.

Some of the design elements of La Villita include: tile roofs, stucco exteriors and wrought iron and cedar detailing.

La Villita is located just south of Interstate 635 and the Bush Turnpike, on the northeast corner of Royal Lane and Riverside. La Villita includes 1,375 apartments, 260 townhomes which are priced from the low $200,000s and 300 single-family homes which are priced from the $320,000s to the $600,000s.

The development of La Villita has continued to thrive even as the North Texas real estate market struggled, likely because of its exceptional location and its superb quality of life.