Prosper Texas…Why So Popular
Prosper Texas…Why So Popular
While some of this is old hat to some of you Prosperites, I recently wrote this article for publication on certain websites in an effort to attract potential homebuyers from out of state…except the title was Why Live in Prosper Texas. And, by the way, Prosper soon will have its very own Starbucks.
Why are so many people talking about Prosper Texas as a place to live? One reason is its proximity to Dallas now that the Dallas North Toll road is open from downtown Dallas to Prosper…a 36 mile treck. And, Prosper is now only 10 minutes to Frisco, 20 minutes to McKinney, and 30
minutes to Denton and 35 minutes to Dallas! A new Prosper Awareness campaign to be launched this spring is named “All Roads Lead to Prosper”. But proximity is only one reason.
The Town of Prosper is an attractive town in the northern part of Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. It is a place that is very desirable to live, work and play. When residents are asked what it is that they like about Prosper, it is usually the rural character of the Town with ample open space that brought them here in the first place. The country feel is also an extremely important quality of the Town that residents wish to see retained and preserved. The current population is about 7100…only 2500 five years ago!
So, Prosper has the country feel but is only 15 minutes away from all the shopping, restaurants and entertainment you would want. Most residents commute to work in an urban setting but come home to the “country”. Prosper is blessed with peace and serenity and as our mayor says “people wave to you as they pass in their car or pick-up.” No traffic jams, honking horns or drive by shootings. And, on that note, Prosper boasts a brand new Fire House centrally located with all the high technology available. Its Police Department recently expanded and is now ready for the population growth predicted for the next decade. For more information on Prosper go to http://www.prospertx.gov
Another important reason people are moving to Prosper is the outstanding school system…3A School District, A TEA “Recognized” District. Its four elementary schools are all rated Exemplary. A new 21st century high school will open in the fall of 2009. The million new Prosper High School facility has a student capacity of 1500 students. For more info on the schools go to http://www.prosper-isd.net/
We do not want to leave out Friday night football as another reason to live in Prosper. The Prosper Eagles beat the Waco La Vega Pirates at the Texas Stadium to win the 2008 Class 3A Regional II Division 9 state finals!
I didn’t mean to put football ahead of God. However, Prosper has some incredible churches. Its masterpiece would have to be the Prosper United Methodist Church located where else but on Church street. Built in 1926 this church is absolutely beautiful with hardwoods, hand made wood pews, a giant ceiling and stained glass throughout. It looks like, smells like and sounds like a church. Prosper has 2 Baptist churches, an Episcopal church (not built yet), a Presbyterian church and the Lighthouse Community Church.
Prosper boasts its own private Gentle Creek Golf Club ranked 12th in Texas last year. Designed by D.A. Weibring Gentle Creek Golf Club is absolutely beautiful with a huge lake in the middle, rolling hills, trees and wild life.
We have left the best for last. Prosper has the most wonderful selection of custom homes in several different subdivisions. Many have 1 acre lots which are hard to find in the Metroplex. Some of the most exquisite places to live are Gentle Creek, Whitley Place, Whispering Farms, Saddle Creek and Whispering Meadows.
So, what’s not to like about Prosper Texas?
Remington Realty Group’s Bill Remington is widely regarded for providing comprehensive real estate services to buyers and sellers of homes in Prosper, Plano,Frisco, McKinney, Carrollton,Richardson,Allen. Bill is President of Prosper Chamber of Commerce. Expert in short sales, REOs and foreclosures.Learn more