If charm, simplicity and the feel of small-town Americana suit your fancy, then McKinney, Texas awaits! This delightful locale was named as Money Magazine's 2014 #1 Best Place to Live in America; and this prestigious publication has esteemed McKinney's noteworthy attributes on multiple occasions! Tree-lined streets, stunningly-refurbished historical homes, newly-established neighborhoods, downtown festivals, and a back-to-basics lifestyle make residents in McKinney feel like they, truly, are immersed in a much-simpler time.
McKinney proudly embraces its community's logo, 'Unique by Nature', since it reflects the town's natural beauty and quality of life. With a population of 155,000-plus, it is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex which means residents have the best of both worlds: the laid-back ambiance of small-town living with big-city attractions, only a stone's throw away.
McKinney provides the perfect backdrop for a delightful 'oasis' that one will find nestled within the city: 'Retreat at Craig Ranch'. This no-age-restriction, master-planned retirement community was thoughtfully designed to suit the whims and needs of active adults as well as retirees who look forward to leaving the stresses behind them.
The landscape at 'Retreat at Craig Ranch' is dotted with 132 finished lots that surround a 75,000 square-foot fitness center – The Cooper Aerobics Center. Residents at The Retreat at Craig Ranch enjoy exclusive use of cardiovascular & strength-training equipment, indoor and outdoor jogging tracks, indoor basketball court, group exercise classes and so much more. Another perk is members-only access to a 9,000 square-foot, 2-story clubhouse with a pool and a host of other amenities. Then there is 'The Beach' where 12 sand courts cater to soccer, volleyball and other activity options as well as the on-site Bermuda's Bar & Grill and a beach-themed retail shop. The Beach promises sand between your toes, camaraderie with like-minded friends and a renewed sense of youthfulness!
Golf-enthusiasts who have never lost a love for the game will be irresistibly drawn to the private TPC Craig Ranch championship golf course where fun in the sun can be enjoyed within the 233 acres of breathtaking countryside. This course has received an array of accolades which includes being named 'One of the best 10 golf courses in Texas' by Golf Digest in 2011.
Nathan Carlisle is very proud of its distinctive selection of new homes in 'Retreat at Craig Ranch'. Superb construction and impeccable attention to detail are standard features with our beauties you will find here. These maintenance-provided, single-family, detached plans feature 1st-floor master suites, stainless-steel appliances and a host of other luxuries. The exquisitedetailing that exemplifies these affordable stunners will take your breath away.
Our featured model, the Jordin, is located at 8608 Shallowford Lane. Before you step inside this enchanting residence, you will notice the slightly-rustic architectural flavor that emphasizes the brick exterior. Also, the brick flooring on the front entryway and the professional landscaping exude undeniable charm and exquisite curb appeal.
Once inside, you will be drawn to the beautiful, slightly-textured wood flooring and arched entryways. A dedicated office space/sitting room with French doors is positioned, immediately to the left. The gourmet kitchen with granite-topped island and counter-tops reflects class and distinction; and the white cabinetry contrasts stunningly with the dark flooring. A cozy eating nook just off the main kitchen area provides generous space for family and friends. A laundry room is conveniently located off the eating nook; yet it can be completely closed-off whenever the need arises. The open concept kitchen flows into a cozy, adjacent living room with an inviting fireplace.
Angled walls in the master-suite add additional coziness and warmth. The spacious master bath and walk-in closet seamlessly flow from the master-suite, and add a light, airy ambiance.
The main room upstairs is the perfect setting as a game/recreation area or 2nd living room. A lovely additional bedroom and exquisitely-designed bathroom will keep guests desiring to overstay their welcome!
Though you must tour the beauties at The Retreat at Craig Ranch to truly appreciate them, here is a synopsis of what one can expect with Nathan Carlisle's homes in this locale:
1: The Westbrook: 1-story w/ 1,704 SQ FT ~ 2-3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms ~ 2-car ~ $300,990
2: The Collin: 1-story w/ 1,814 SQ FT ~ 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms ~ 2-car ~ $310,990
3: The Bentley: 1-story w/ 1,818 SQ FT ~ 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms ~ 2-car ~ $306,990
4: The Abigail: 2-story w/ 2,273 SQ FT ~ 3 bedrooms & 2.5-3.5 bathrooms ~ 2-car ~ $324,990
5: The Samuel: 2-story w/ 2,394 SQ FT ~ 2 bedrooms & 2.5-3 bathrooms ~ 2-car ~ $340,990
6: The Jordin: 2-story w/ 2,458 SQ FT ~ 2 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms ~ 2-car ~ $341,990
1: The Mason: 1-story w/ 2,321 SQ FT ~ 3 bedrooms & 2.5-2.2 bathrooms ~ 2-car ~ $384,990
2: The Jackson: 1-story w/ 2,533 SQ FT ~ 3 bedrooms & 3-3.5 bathrooms ~ 2-car ~ $415,990
*** 100% Energy Star Certified
*** Environments For Living Energy Guarantee Program
*** 5.25” baseboard on 1st-floor
*** 8-foot front-door w/ deadbolt
*** High-performance, easy-clean, tilt-in windows
*** Fire sprinkler system
*** Stainless-steel appliances
*** Full security system
*** Upgraded landscaping package w/ full sod and sprinkler system...and much more!
The team at Nathan Carlisle would love to meet you and schedule a tour of any one of our move-in-ready residences. At any time, we will be happy to address any inquiries you might have. Simply call us at: 972-607-9820 or 972-483-0197; and who knows, one of these beauties just might be the dream-home you have been searching for!