Tim and Mary Jo Votaw moved to Canyon Falls to downsize after their four kids graduated from college. For this next phase of life, Tim is amping up his role as vocalist and acoustic guitarist for the classic rock cover band Vinyl Revue, which recently made its Canyon Falls debut at the Hay Barn.
From thrilling water parks to fabulous fireworks, there are many ways to enjoy cool summer fun in Flower Mound, Argyle, Northlake and other places near Canyon Falls. For starters, here are our Top 10 picks for family staycation ideas close to home.
Dramatic topography and mature trees will be preserved as natural highlights for a new Town of Flower Mound park coming next to Canyon Falls. We visited with the designer to get a first look at the playgrounds, splash pad, trails and other amenities planned for this new 10.8-acre park.
As a father of five and grandfather of seven, Canyon Falls resident Jim Thomas knows the importance of reading for young minds. That’s one reason why he volunteers to keep the community’s two Little Free Library locations well-stocked and lovingly maintained for kids and adults.
As a relatively new resident of Canyon Falls, Stephen Ford is excited about employing his executive leadership experience and past HOA board service to help make Canyon Falls an even better place to live. Stephen relocated to North Texas and Canyon Falls two years ago with this wife, Prinshell.
The quality of life accolades keep piling up for Flower Mound and other cities encompassed by the 1,200-acre master plan of Canyon Falls. The latest are the new 2023 Best Places to Live rankings from Niche.
The Touring Chocolatier recently visited Canyon Falls for our Wine & Chocolate Pairing event, and you can taste their sweet confections at their nearby Northlake store. Owner Sue Thibodeaux makes everything from truffles and hot cocoa bombs, and offers classes for kids and adults.
Canyon Falls is proud to be part of Flower Mound, which nabbed a No. 1 Best Place to Live in Texas ranking for 2023. That’s just the latest kudo for Flower Mound, one of three great cities where Canyon Falls is located, along with Argyle and Northlake.
With five of their six grandkids living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Karen and Irvin Thomas joined a growing national trend of “baby chasers” when they decided to relocate from Lubbock. Now, their grandkids visit so often, they have a whole new set of friends in Canyon Falls.
Local plant experts from Valley Quest Design recently shared some native landscaping tips with Canyon Falls residents, and we invited them back to share some more advice for a beautiful fall yard. Our blog has five easy ideas to enjoy fall gardening and get ready for spring.
Since starting her job as a crossing guard at the new Argyle South Elementary School in Canyon Falls, Linda Williams has been showered with Pop-Tarts, chocolates, water and other goodies. But the biggest reward is the daily love she receives from students, parents and motorists.
With her new business, It’s Time for Wine, Canyon Falls resident Vi Hill is sharing her love of wine with neighbors, groups and companies. Using her extensive training and research, she hopes to demystify wine and make it accessible for everyone to enjoy.
It’s Fall ya’ll, and here’s our guide to autumn fun near Canyon Falls. From Oktoberfest to Halloween, there are limitless opportunities for fall fun in Flower Mound, Northlake, Argyle and other North Texas cities around Canyon Falls. See our top picks in our blog.
Dr. Dawn Jordan, principal of Argyle South Elementary School in Canyon Falls, says Texas hospitality will be a focus at the new school, along with leading-edge technology and innovative features for collaborative learning
Patriotic July 4 activities, thrilling water parks, heart-pounding motor racing… There are countless ways to enjoy cool summer fun in Flower Mound, Argyle, Northlake and other places near Canyon Falls. For starters, we’ve rounded up 10 ideas for summer activities for the entire family, with links to many more.
Say hello to Canyon Falls’ new Lifestyle Director, Melissa Rodriguez, who brings a wealth of experience and a love of nature to her new role. A former preschool teacher, this North Texas native also has five years of experience in planning community events, making her the perfect fit for the active and social Canyon Falls lifestyle.
Rising 50 feet above the surrounding prairie, The Flower Mound – aka just “The Mound” – is the namesake for a modern thriving city and an important connection to our proud local history. It’s also a beautiful and peaceful place to visit in any season.
A few years ago, Canyon Falls neighbors came together to rescue Chloe, who was pregnant and would soon have 8 puppies. This is the story of Cloud, one of those puppies, who’s living a great life with his Canyon Falls family.
Veronica Delic and Christina Goodman have been good friends ever since they became Canyon Falls neighbors in 2018, so it’s no surprise they teamed up for the first-ever Canyon Falls Chili Cook-Off. Their spicy recipe won first prize and forever bragging rights.
The Argyle Independent School District has named Dr. Dawn Jordan, a mother of six who calls herself “a life-long learner,” as the principal of Argyle South Elementary School, opening this August inside Canyon Falls.
Argyle South Elementary will be the name of the new Argyle ISD elementary school opening within Canyon Falls this August. It will be our second onsite school, along with Argyle ISD’s Canyon Falls High School.
Canyon Falls now has four fully furnished model homes showcasing luxury living from the $600Ks to over $1 million in some of our newest Argyle ISD neighborhoods. Homesites range from 80 to 100 feet wide. See our most luxurious homes from Belclaire, Drees, Perry and Windmiller.
Canyon Falls is proud to be part of Flower Mound, ranked No. 4 nationally on Money’s new Best Places to Live list. The magazine touts Flower Mound’s high job growth rates, along with its highly rated schools and its growing parks and trails system.
The 2022 Niche school rankings are out, and Northwest ISD ranks as the No. 3 Best School District in Denton County, with an overall A- grade and A grades for Academics, College Prep and more. The Northwest ISD campuses serving Canyon Falls are also highly rated.
From Oktoberfest in Southlake, to Halloween at the Heard, we’ve harvested our top picks for fall fun near Canyon Falls. There’s something for every member of the family, including for the dogs with Flower Mound’s Woof-O-Ween.
Canyon Falls has three fish-stocked ponds ready for residents of all ages to enjoy catch-and-release fishing. Area lakes also offer great fishing throughout the year. See where you can “go fish” in and around Canyon Falls.
The developer of Canyon Falls, Newland-Brookfield, is the 2021 Developer of the Year for the Dallas Builders Association. Sales increases and innovative resident events at Canyon Falls and our Metroplex sister communities helped Newland-Brookfield win this prestigious award.
The pandemic has changed how we live today, with more of us wanting to work, exercise and socialize more from home. With many structural options allowing homebuyers to add everything from a home gym to a pet spa, Highland’s new Plan 215 model in Canyon Falls meets this moment.
With Texas opening up, now’s a great time to get out and enjoy all the family friendly activities near Canyon Falls. From hot NASCAR action to cool waterpark fun, here are 10 ideas for entertainment, dining and shopping in every season.
“Back to normal” is the top takeaway from the 2021 housing forecast from the National Association of Realtors. In this blog, we look at how 5 local and national trends will affect homebuyers. The news is mainly positive for those who are ready to buy.
The 2021 school rankings from Niche have great news for both of the highly regarded school districts serving Canyon Falls, Argyle ISD and Northwest ISD. In this blog, we dig deeper into Niche’s rankings for Argyle ISD.
Canyon Falls has new neighborhoods with large homesites up to 100 feet wide, offering new luxury homes priced from the $500Ks to $800Ks. With two new builders added, homebuyers can now choose from four leading builders.
Actual homeowners rate their builders for this award from the Dallas Builders Association, making it a relevant research tool for anyone planning to buy a new home. Canyon Falls proudly offers new homes by the nine-time People’s Choice winner, Highland Homes.
An award-winning pitmaster and professionally trained chef, Canyon Falls resident David House knows BBQ. Because we can enjoy cooking and eating outside much of the year in Texas, we asked David to share some of his top BBQ tips, and he generously agreed.
With activities including a scavenger hunt along the trails, and a Zoom class on chocolate and wine pairing, our new lifestyle director is finding creative ways to nurture Canyon Falls’ neighborly vibe while maintaining social distance.
After searching for two years, the House family of Flower Mound couldn’t find a home that offered the space they wanted, fit their price range, and didn’t need expensive repairs and updates. And then they found Canyon Falls.
This self-taught baker has turned her cookie creativity into a thriving side gig, which she plans to continue after she returns to work as a nurse. Her Canyon Falls neighbors are loving her decorate-it-yourself cookie kits.
From making goodie bags for the neighbors, to enjoying webcam tours of the solar system with the Heard Natural Science Museum, here are some fun and easy ideas for keeping kids engaged during their extended break from school.
The well-being of our residents and guests is our priority. We're postponing community events in the immediate future and temporarily closing our welcome center. Our model homes remain open and are available for in-person or virtual tours.
When more than twice as many residents as expected showed up for the first activity of the new Canyon Falls Empty Nesters Club, Dee and Jeff Garncarz knew they had struck a chord in their new community. See what’s planned ahead for this fast-growing social group.
For 2020, our floorcast sees five main trends in flooring for new homes. These include realistic wood-look flooring in ceramic, laminate and other easy-care materials, along with new choices in waterproof flooring, textured looks and personalized patterns.
Canyon Falls is surrounded by several “lake” cities – Northlake, Westlake and Southlake – that are thriving centers of jobs, shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation. Here’s an easy guide to what each has to offer, along with an explanation of the similar-sounding names.
For 2020, consumers are tiring of stark grays and looking for colors that delight the senses. Blue is the easiest possible entry point from the world of neutrals to the world of color, so maybe that’s why blues are all the rage for this year’s Color of the Year selections from leading paint companies and color experts.
Located just 7 miles from Canyon Falls, the town of Westlake has been quietly transforming itself into one of the nation’s largest financial services hubs, now home to over 13,000 employees. With the coming merger of two of the area’s largest employers, Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade, Southlake’s role in financial services could grow even larger.
We all enjoy a good bucket list, so why should our dogs be left out? Our Canine Bucket List has 8 ideas for fun with your pooch, from local dog parks to dog-friendly restaurants and bakeries. We also include three ideas for living your best canine life right here in Canyon Falls.
Meet Paul "Shadow" Johns, the designer and builder of the new natural trail system in Canyon Falls. An avid mountain biker and racer, Shadow has been creating hiking and biking trails in North Texas since 2005. Learn more about his vision for the new natural-surface trail system in Canyon Falls, which will be completed in early 2020.
Smart home technology, open floor plans and peace-of-mind warranties are just a few of the reasons new homes are better than resale ones. Add in amenities offered at new communities, such as our Canyon Falls Club and Hay Barn, and the choice becomes obvious.
Relocating to Dallas from Kansas City, the McLaughlins had no idea they would become the 1,000th family to move into Canyon Falls. Their special gift basket was an added surprise next to their top priorities – choosing a strong school district for their son, and finding the right-sized new home in a neighborly community near Michael’s new job.
There are literally millions of twinkling lights to enjoy near Canyon Falls during the holiday season. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, here’s our guide to holiday highlights in Flower Mound, Dallas and North Texas.
Veterans Day is Monday, November 11, and we’ve found some opportunities to honor our veterans with these patriotic events near Canyon Falls, in Flower Mound and Roanoke, starting on Saturday, November 9.
People with dogs enjoy a 24% reduction for death from any cause, says a new report published in an American Heart Association journal. As a dog-loving community, with amenities like the Pooch Park and miles of trails, Canyon Falls welcomes this encouraging news.
New home sales in Canyon Falls increased 27% in the first nine months of 2019, and we recently welcomed our 1,000th family. From new schools, to new home choices priced from the high $200,000s to the $800,000s, see why so many families are choosing Canyon Falls.
Canyon Falls’ annual Family Explorer Series is back, with four Thursday evening programs in September and October designed to get you up close and personal with reptiles, raptors, butterflies and more. Free and open to the public, these programs are led by experts from local area institutions like the Heard Museum of Natural Science.
In August, Canyon Falls’ youngest students walked into a new Northwest ISD school designed by kids, named for a kid, and staffed by many former Northwest ISD kids who grew up to become teachers. See inside Lance Thompson Elementary, one of two brand-new elementary schools serving Canyon Falls.
Nearly half of renters regret not buying, and even more regret not building equity. Other major regrets include no private outdoor living space, limits on pet ownership and unlikeable neighbors. These regrets are all easy fixes at Canyon Falls, offering new homes priced from the high $200,000s at a time when interest rates are under 4%.
We visited with Argyle West Elementary School Principal Renee Funderburg to learn about some of the most innovative features at this new campus. It is one of two brand-new elementary schools serving Canyon Falls.
Students at Canyon Falls thrive in our highly regarded Argyle ISD and Northwest ISD schools. For an added boost, our builders offer many student-friendly features, from launch rooms to help everyone get out the door in the morning, to homework centers for afterschool ambitions.
From Flower Mound’s Back-To-School Bash to fireworks over Lake Grapevine, here are 4 fun and mostly free events to enjoy near Canyon Falls, on one of the final weeks before the kids head back to school.
Canyon Falls’ parks and trails are tailor-made for enjoying with your dog, but you’ll want to take some extra precautions during summer. Read these tips from the ASPCA to keep your best friend safe in hot weather.
Affordable, spacious and flexible describe four new model homes now open in Canyon Falls. Priced from the $290,000s to the low $400,000s, these fully furnished model homes by American Legend and K. Hovnanian are located in our newest Northwest ISD neighborhoods.
The beautifully decorated model homes at Canyon Falls are filled with inspiring ideas for architectural features, indoor/outdoor living areas, and even bold accent walls. Here are five of our favorites, with more to come as we continue this series.
School’s out until August, but you’ll never run out of ideas for free (or cheap) family activities close to home in Canyon Falls, thanks for our ultimate guide to summer fun. Flower Mound, Northlake, Grapevine and other nearby cities offer countless ways to have fun, and we’ve focused our 12 top picks on ways to stay cool while having a blast.
The average interest rate for a 30-year mortgage recently fell below 4%, prompting the financial advice website Bankrate to call it an “unexpected gift” for borrowers. Low-interest rates are just part of an overall positive outlook for today’s homebuyers.
When residents of Canyon Falls noticed a lost dog wandering through the community, they came together to take catch her and find her a new home. It wasn’t easy. The little dog ran so fast, she soon earned the nickname of White Lightning.
From low interest rates to affordable new choices, 2019 is shaping up to be a great year to buy a new home at Canyon Falls, whether it’s your first new home, or your ultimate dream home. Here are 6 reasons to discover what Canyon Falls has to offer.
Sometimes we get the feeling we’d like a change of scenery, but how do you know when it’s really time to move? Here are 8 signs to think about, from feeling like you need more (or less) space, to wanting better schools for the kids.
Starting with Earth Day on April 22, and ending with a festive Lady Bug Release on May 4, Canyon Falls has two weeks of fun, nature-focused activities planned for residents and visitors. All activities are free. See what’s coming up.
More than half of Millennials have seriously considered moving to a new city, so Meyers Research crunched the numbers to create its new Millennial Desirability Index. Bottom line: Dallas is the No. 1 U.S. city with the most appeal to Millennials born between 1980 and 2000.
From low interest rates to affordable new choices, 2019 is shaping up to be a great year to buy a new home at Canyon Falls, whether it’s your first new home, or your ultimate dream home. Here are 5 reasons to discover what Canyon Falls has to offer.
With approximately 250 acres devoted to parks, trails and natural open spaces, Canyon Falls is home to many species of wildlife such as rabbits, opossums and birds. Here are some tips from North Texas' WildRescue about how to help and not do harm.
Starting with Earth Day on April 22, and ending with a festive Lady Bug Release on May 4, Canyon Falls has two weeks of fun, nature-focused activities planned for residents and visitors. All activities are free. See what’s coming up.
This spring is looking like a great time to buy a new home, with more affordable choices now available in leading master-planned communities like Canyon Falls, and with interest rates predicted to stay near their recent historical lows.
Christina Parker has always wanted to be a real estate agent, but didn’t want to start as long as her family was relocating so often. Now that she feels happily settled at Canyon Falls, Christina has earned her license and joined one of the nation’s largest real estate companies.
Canyon Falls is proud to be part of two highly regarded public school districts, Argyle ISD and Northwest ISD. Both get overall top grades from Niche, and that’s just the beginning of their academic excellence.
Exercising with your dog is good for both of you, offering benefits including a stronger heart, more energy and denser bones. From the Pooch Park to miles of trails, Canyon Falls has many ways to have fun with Fido. There are even Yappy Hour socials several times a year.
Exercising more, losing weight and eating healthier are the top three New Year’s resolutions for 2019. From our fitness center to exercise classes, Canyon Falls residents enjoy many ways to keep fit all year long.
Meet Ram Konara, the top producing Realtor for Newland Communities in Dallas in 2018. Twenty years ago, Ram was a first-time homebuyer who saw the need for a Realtor to help South Asians understand the home buying process, so he switched careers. Today, he sells up to 1,000 homes a year.
In their first year at Canyon Falls, Julie and Steve Zobrist say they’ve already made more friends than in the entire 16 years they lived in their old neighborhood. That’s just one reason they love their new community.
A Post Oak tree in Canyon Falls, estimated to be between 120-150 years old, has won Flower Mound’s 2018 Tree of the Year award. This landmark tree is one of the most visible signs of Canyon Falls’ commitment to preserving nature.
With the opening of 5 new model homes, home shoppers will be able to tour a total of 10 fully furnished model homes in Canyon Falls, offering the latest designs and technologies in a wide variety of price ranges.
One of the first residents of Canyon Falls, Ronnie Sunker has earned a reputation as the community’s unofficial photographer, capturing beautiful sunsets and wildlife as his family enjoys their daily walks along the trails.
It’s not too early to save the date for our annual Fallapalooza. Come to Canyon Falls on Saturday, October 13 for an active day of ziplining, rock climbing and games. There’ll be food trucks, trail mix and more to keep you energized.
Even if you don’t have kids in school, you’ll be glad to know that both of the highly regarded school districts serving Canyon Falls have earned the TEA’s highest accountability rating. That’s great for both the kids and property values.
The Argyle and Northwest school districts serving Canyon Falls have both earned A accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency. All of the campuses attended by Canyon Falls students have also earned the highest possible ratings.
Our Fall Explorer Series is a collection of four events where kids and adults can learn more about all things nature – from butterflies and raptors, to native and exotic animals. It’s free and you’re invited.
From our Pooch Park to new homes with pet-friendly features, we’ve gone to the dogs at Canyon Falls. And for the growing number of homebuyers making their dogs a major part of their moving decision, that’s tail-wagging good news.
Canyon Falls is proud to be part of two highly regarded public school districts, Argyle ISD and Northwest ISD. We’re also proud to be located just three miles from one of the most acclaimed private college preparatory schools in Texas, Liberty Christian School.
With its grand spiral staircase and optional multigenerational suite, Drees Custom Homes’ Grantley model home in Canyon Falls showcases homes priced from the low $500,000s to $700,000s in the scenic new Dakota neighborhood.
Students at Argyle Middle School, our first onsite school in Canyon Falls, are thriving amid a “culture of excellence.” Principal Scott Gibson tells us what to expect in the new school year and beyond.
Did you know that the average homeowner has a net worth that’s 44 times greater than the average renter? That’s just one of our 13 compelling reasons to stop renting and start owning. See them all in our new infographic.
Boosted by a strong economy, relative affordability and still-low interest rates, Dallas is the No. 1 in the U.S. for new-home sales. But experts predict interest rates and home prices to rise in the coming year. See what waiting longer to buy a new home could cost with our new infographic.
Most real estate experts and homeowners agree that schools have an effect on property values, but exactly how much value is added by highly rated public schools? Our infographic summarizes research findings from several respected organizations.
With our Pooch Park and trails, Canyon Falls is heaven for dogs and their people. In hot months, however, you’ll want to make sure your best friend stays safe and healthy. Here are some common-sense tips from the ASPCA.
Village Builders is a new name for Canyon Falls and the DFW area, but this “new” builder was actually founded more than 50 years ago, and it’s part of the nation’s largest homebuilding company, Lennar Corp.
Moving to Texas from California, Sabrina and Nico Contreras did careful research before deciding that Canyon Falls was the perfect fit for their family. Flower Mound’s consistent ranking as one of the top cities for families in Texas was one of many factors that sold them on the area.
One of the newest amenities at Canyon Falls, our restored, vintage Hay Barn hosts live music concerts, community-wide celebrations and impromptu fun all year long. You can see the Hay Barn right now with our 3D virtual tour.
For the sixth time, Highland Homes has won the People’s Choice award from the Dallas Builders Association. Hundreds of homebuyers who were surveyed were more likely to recommend Highland than any other builder.
From scavenger hunts and family fishing, to wildflower cookies and a festive ladybug release, Canyon Falls has two exciting weeks of earth appreciation, education and fun for all to enjoy, from April 22 to May 5.
For the 2018 Spring Break, young Canyon Falls residents are enjoying a week of fun and enriching activities right at home, thanks to the community’s first-of-its-kind partnership with Camp Fire Lone Star.
The Hay Barn, one of the newest recreational amenities at Canyon Falls, preserves part of the community’s past to create a fun destination for residents to enjoy everything from community-wide events, to just hanging out with family and neighbors.
We are thrilled to introduce you to three new employees joining the Dallas office: Tracy Simmons as Regional Director of Marketing, Susie O'Neill Priebe as Sales Manager and Steve Maglisceau as Project Manager, Operations.
New homes priced from the $400,000s hit the sweet spot for many of today’s homebuyers, combining luxury and space for growing families, and the location and amenities of a premier master-planned community such as Canyon Falls.
New homes priced from the $300,000s are one of the most popular offerings in Canyon Falls, and this amenity-filled community offers incredible variety, with five leading homebuilders and homesites in scenic neighborhoods near many recreational opportunities.
Canyon Falls offers new homes priced from the high $200,000s by two leading national builders, Beazer and Pulte. We recently visited both builders to find out what’s new and trending in Canyon Falls. Here are the highlights.
You know what they say…”one man’s treasure is another one’s, well, old tennis racket.” And when better to avail oneself of their less-than-loved treasures than a big move. Here's where to set up shop...
As you plan your new home, one of the most important decisions is selecting the floor plan. The arrangement of rooms, the flow from one room to another and the use of space help determine the feel of your new home.
Selecting the right builder for your needs is easy with these 10 steps. Selecting the right home building firm for your needs and for the type of new home you seek is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your home buying process.
There's a pair of shoes flurried with dust bunnies in the back of your closet, a spotless set of clubs you bought to impress your boss on the back nine in the garage, and a stack of last year's Fast Company issues on your coffee table.