City Spotlight

City Spotlight: Dallas-Fort Worth


As a vast metropolitan area, Dallas-Fort Worth provides several exciting things to do and places to see. Explore this worldly area with Meritage’s Senior Marketing Manager Courtney Weinkam, as she discusses the ins and outs of North Texas.

What is a popular food choice you would find at your city’s block party?

Food Trucks! We have some of the yummiest, on-the-go food truck concepts around.

Which Meritage Homes community is best if homeowners want to live near downtown?

Gorgeous Bridges at Las Colinas is the closest community to downtown Dallas.

For those families who love to stay active, what are some great outdoor activities that are near your city?

Near our newest community, Creekside at Austin Waters, residents can enjoy walking, running, hiking and biking at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, located in Plano, Texas.

Where’s the best local hot spot to grab a good cup of coffee?

Global Peace Factory, a local coffee shop in Frisco, has a relaxing vibe and delicious blends. Conveniently located near Kingswood Trails and Kingswood Village, this coffee shop is a hometown favorite.

What is your city best known for?

Go Cowboys! The Dallas-Fort Worth area is widely known for its sports teams, like the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks.

For those families who desire onsite amenities, and activities, which Meritage Home community is best for them?

Located in The Colony, Texas, just minutes from the North Dallas Tollway, FM 423, and the Sam Rayburn Tollway, is Stonehaven at The Tribute, a premier 1,600-acre master-planned community on a private peninsula in Lake Lewisville. The Tribute features an eclectic mix of European-inspired homes and offers an abundance of amenities, including a resort-style pool, splash park, scenic walking and biking trails, a playground and more than 600 acres of park and recreational space nearby. The picturesque open area is enhanced by the natural habitat and surrounding trails. The community is also home to 36 holes of golf at the award-winning Old American Golf Club as well as the Tribute Golf Links and Guest House.

If homeowners haven’t been to your city and are considering moving to the area, where should they tour to get a taste of the lifestyle?

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is very large, inviting and fun. Visitors have so much to see, ranging from urban, uptown area of Dallas to the stockyards of Fort Worth. Among the high growth areas is Frisco, Texas. This area is home to Stonebriar Centre (shopping galore!), dozens of parks, recreation and fantastic restaurants.

What’s the funkiest fact or reason you enjoy your city?

The mix of cultures. Dallas and Fort Worth have grown so much in recent years, and has attracted homebuyers and residents from all over the country as well as the world. Because of this, the area is made up of a myriad of cultures. As a result, there is a great mix of things to eat, festivals, musical entertainment, and religious diversity—all of which that make for a well-rounded city lifestyle.

Looking to explore the diverse atmosphere that makes up Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas? View our list of available Meritage Homes here.