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Sunday, 17 March 2013
Happy St. Patrick's Day and Turtle Time!
A Helpful Nudge
If you've ever been to the Lake at the Shops at Legacy then no doubt you've seen the turtles sunning on the grate. I've never seen a turtle this big up there, Have you? He tried to get up on the grate twice and the second time a fellow friend tried to push him up. But it didn't happen. I don't know if they tried a third time but I was rooting for him. Thought this was a rather humanely gesture being a turtle...pretty awesome.
Friday, 15 March 2013
Spring has Sprung in Plano, TX
This time of year could go either way, cold or warm and we could have another Artic blast! Lets hope not. Today is perfect, 80, no humidity, slight wind, bright clear blue skies and 6 more days to officially spring. What are you doing tonight? Grilling? Outdoor patio dining? Family outing? Anyway, I think we'll all be outside enjoying the nice weather and having a Happy St. Patricks Day.
Monday, 31 December 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Plano Homes and Land Wishes All of You Fresh, New Beginnings and a Happy New Year!
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Water Bricks at Klyde Warren Park - Uptown - Dallas, TX
The bricks are layered in a smalll pond of water - Believe me when I say the kids and dogs love it.
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Kick Off the Holidays: Tree Lighting Festival at the Shops at Legacy
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? It seems to have just sneaked up this year. By looking at all the stores, it's seems we've skipped Thanksgiving and it's already Christmas. Feel the same way?
One good thing about Thanksgiving approaching is the tree lighting festival at the Shops at Legacy. Yep, this Sunday, Nov 18 @ 3 PM. If you haven't been you need to go, fun for all the family and a nice way to spend with guests. Eat, Drink, Shop and be Merry!
Friday, 06 July 2012
Summertime in Plano....
Take a stroll around the lake at the Shops at Legacy and RELAX!
Watch turtles, birds or people - get some ice cream, nosh and drinks on
Bishop or Lone Star, all you could want is in walking distance. Park the
car in the covered garage and have a great weekend!
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Happy Fathers Day! To All The Great Dads...
Enjoy Your Day!
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Eli says: " Pool Time "
This is my nephew Eli getting ready to enjoy the long weekend. Don't forget the sunscreen and if you need to look at some houses give us a shout. Remember our veterans too, that after all, is what we're celebrating. Be safe and stay cool!
Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Nicely Restored 1957 Ford Skyliner
One of our local daily driver at Super Wal Mart on Dallas Parkway in West Plano.
It's original - new paint and rebuilt motor. It looks black but it's really charcoal grey
and coral and yes the colors are original 57 Ford colors. Awesome!
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Excellent Walking Path around the Lake
If you'd like a new place to walk besides your neighborhood, The Shops at
Legacy provides a nice escape. Right across from the Marriott Hotel is a
fantastic lake filled with fish, turtles and lots of birds. Nice place to relax, eat
a bite or walk the dog. You can also sunbathe on the grass if you like. Best of
all it's walking distance to all shopping and restaurants. Great place to contemplate
your next move.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Knock Out Roses
What a brilliant day! Whatever you're doing. Everything is Spring Green. If you have your home on the market winter pictures need to be replaced. Properties need to look pretty and perfect, or close to it. Landscaping adds so much value to a property and knock out roses are a great addition. Pest and drought resistant, Bloom all summer long and come in single or doubles, red or pink. Go for it!
Friday, 28 October 2011
Gorgeous Day at The Shops at Legacy
I know any of you who stayed up late to watch the World Series last night needs a day at the spa or some down time to get ready for tonight! Rough & tumble baseball, hope I have the stomach for it tonight, so GO RANGERS! Bring this one home it's well deserved! And in case you don't know the tree lighting at the shops is Nov. 20th starting at 3:00 PM.
Friday, 23 September 2011
Just a little fun on Friday!
Bevo & his bike are located at the Shops at Legacy....
Saturday, 18 June 2011
[West Plano, 75093, Texas]
Saturday, 09 April 2011
JC Penney's Bluebonnets
I'm sure it will be busy today but the bluebonnets at JC Penney's corporate sprawl are awesome this year. No rain...great bluebonnets! Lots of photo ops here, check it out, it's worth a drive by!
Saturday, 02 April 2011
Understated & Wow Factor
Not only is the photograph awesome, this is a fantastic idea for built in wine storage. I bet you could make this a wine cooler too. Nice idea for a contemporary built in as a piece of art as well as being functional. What do you think?
You can click the photo to see other Milschicky photos on Flickr...
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
West Plano High Four
If you live in West Plano you'll truly enjoy this when it's finished! The easing of traffic flow from Dallas Tollway & 121. Yeah!
Saturday, 05 February 2011
The Dallas Ducks seem to be enjoying the long cold week...
Friday, 14 January 2011
Wish I was here....
Friday, 14 January 2011
Plano Winter Snowscape in 2010
Do you remember this from last year? I think I'd rather have this than the bone chilling cold.
It does get old, real quick....and yes, us Texans do not do well in cold. Just too dang spoiled.
Enjoy the weekend, stay warm and remember there are still lots of open houses out there, check out the link to the right.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Someone couldn't sleep....2:00 A.M. iphone - lunar eclipse
with a few lingering xmas lights and a small piece of calm. Happy Holidays!
[75093, Plano, TX, lunar eclipse]
Saturday, 18 September 2010
1967 Live Oak
Yesterday I was down in Dallas for a new listing and I happened to swing by a place I use to call home. I'm sure you've done the same thing, drive by or think about your past and where you grew up. My parents planted this beautiful Live Oak as a twig in 1967. It certainly makes you feel good knowing that excellent home owners have taken such great care of a property and a very special tree. That was 43 years ago! Any idea how much that tree adds to your property value? It's the best tree on the block! Anyway, enjoy the weather and there are plenty of open houses if the mood strikes.
[75244, Dallas, TX, live oak]
Friday, 03 September 2010
Have you been outside today? Wow, perfect day, that's why we live in North Texas...Wind has changed, light has changed and you can tell we've broken the heat wave. Plano Homes and Land wishes you a safe and relaxing holiday. There aren't very many open houses this weekend but I'm sure if you want to see one a seller would be more than accommodating. :)
Monday, 16 August 2010
NO Pot Holes in Plano
When I heard of the Dallas motorcycle crashing because of a pot hole during Obama's visit last week; it made me think how lucky we are in Plano to have great city services. They are efficient and customer service driven and we have a clean city. That's been my experience anyway. Seriously, how long has Dallas been trying to fix pot holes on the streets? Decades? Beside other Fortune 500 companies that help with the Plano tax base, the two below are part of the Legacy Corporate Campuses and most people would not even know they are headquartered in Plano, Texas.
Rent - A - Center
[75024, Plano, Texas, Legacy]
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Need A Break from the Heat?
Remember... way back when we had bone chilling temps. I don't know about you but I think I'd rather have the heat. Keep in mind things will start cooling in about a month...in the meantime enjoy the last few weeks before school starts, take a look at this photo to cool yourself down because you certainly aren't going to find relief in your pool, more like bath water till the end of August...it's that way every year!
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
West Plano Longhorns are hot too...
If I weighed 600 to 1400 lbs. in 100 degree heat I'd be laying down too...probably passed out! Still a little bit of country in the city.
Friday, 16 July 2010
Lakeside on Preston - Private Residential Park
The Willow Bend Area is named from the Willow trees you see growing next to the lakes in many luxury subdivisions. Above is a photo from Lakeside on Preston, an upscale neighborhood built around lakes, parks, greenbelts and more. It's one of the more established neighborhoods in the heart of West Plano. Enjoy your weekend and check out the open houses to the right, and stay cool.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Summer West Plano Pics
If you've lived here any amount of time you know this time of year is usually scalding hot and everything is yellow or brown or dead! This year is unique because we had our spring rains late, really late. While it's made everything green the humidity is like Houston, steaming hot, so keep the AC's cranked and enjoy the green. Pics below are in two luxury West Plano neighborhoods, Creeks of Willow Bend and Willow Bend Lakes.
Creeks of Willow Bend Private Residential Park
White Creek Park - City of Plano in Willow Bend Lakes
[75093,Plano,Texas, Parks in West Plano]
Saturday, 12 June 2010
is the name of this beautiful mosiac sculpture that's right in front of the Plano Animal Shelter
on West Plano Parkway. It's part of the Plano Public Art Collection. Makes you definitely want to adopt and they have some great deals now, check out the pets here
. June is adopt a cat month, only $25. for a feline over 6 months old and $60. for dogs and includes vaccinations and lots more.
Saturday, 05 June 2010
You'll see horses all over West Plano. There isn't much land left but there are pockets of undeveloped property that can be rezoned or is agricultural. Plano has urban, suburban & rural all in one city and only 20 miles north of Dallas. Best of all worlds! Plus newer homes and great schools, no wonder folks are moving here. Enjoy the weekend and don't forget to check the open houses link on the right sidebar under Plano Property Portal.
[75093,Plano,Texas, local photos]
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Relaxing at Legacy
Turtle time can mean many things Taking time out is one. These guys are always around taking time out! Enjoy your weekend, your family and friends. And most of all our fallen heroes that give us our freedoms. Be safe and have a wonderful long weekend from Plano Homes and Land.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
The 3 Way Water Fountain
I walk Arbor Hills Nature Preserve several times a week and always admire the improvements to the park. Have you ever seen another water fountain like this? It takes care of our four legged friends and the whole family as well. There is a pedal at the base to get the water going for Fido. Very convenient indeed! Know of any others?
[75093, Plano,Texas, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve]
Friday, 21 May 2010
The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
Did you know that West Plano has a non-profit educational center to enhance professional development of police leaders at all levels? I drive by it all the time and always have admired the architecture and landscaping. It's a premier learning center for law enforcement and attracts executives, managers and supervisors from all over the country. Who knew? Do you feel safer? The regal and stoic building is located in the vicinity of SMU at Legacy just east of The Shops and the address is 5201 Democracy Drive. Sounds like justice to me.
[75024, Center for American and International Law, Plano, TX,
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Tough Life, heh
[75093,Plano,TX,Willow Bend Lakes]
Sunday, 09 May 2010
Love to each and everyone of you!
Friday, 07 May 2010
Visit the Horses at Spring Creek & Tennyson
Well, I don't need to tell you how great the weather has been! This is the first year in a long time that we've missed the dangerous spring storms, so far....usually by the middle of the month and the Byron Nelson we'll be clear. The ponies above reside at one of the Legacy Corporations off Tennyson. You can visit or feed them anytime and they do expect it. You can also see Longhorn steers just east of the pretty ponies roaming and laying around. Just a part of Plano and you won't see it in Dallas. Enjoy the weekend and Happy Mothers Day to all. Not too many open houses this weekend due to hanging out with Mom.
Thursday, 06 May 2010
Public Parks - Green Space in every neighborhood
One thing about living in Plano is there are tons of public parks. Common questions in the house hunt process is:
- Where can my children play?
- Where can I walk the dog?
Besides your back yard and pool, chances are there is close access to a public park. There are also private parks in many subdivisions that are just for residents. Some are natural with lakes, fountains and lush landscaping and some have community pools and play grounds. Practically any neighborhood you choose in Plano will be near to a public or private park. And that's a good thing! Above is a photo of Coyote Creek Park in Glenhollow Estates. There is a creek and I hope there aren't any coyotes...
Friday, 23 April 2010
Spring Time in West Plano
It's Friday once again and we made it through another week, a little cloudy but we need the rain. I try to show different neighborhoods and local photos of the area so you don't think we're just flat land in Plano and lots of trucks. The truck part is true. Anyway, enjoy the photos and check the open house link to the right for a tour this weekend.
[75093,Plano,Texas, spring photos]
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Spring Photos & Open Houses
You know I was thinking how pretty it's been and what a cold winter we've had. No major spring storms yet...perhaps our winter was so cold we're going to bypass our usual volatile weather this time of year. The photos are from The Shops at Legacy, just one of the many parks and scenic places to visit in Plano. Here's to more spring weather and to nothing more severe. This weekend is National Open House and it's on - right now - all over Dallas, this weekend will be the most open houses you'll ever see, take advantage of the opens and enjoy the fine weather, the turtles certainly are!
Friday, 02 April 2010
Easter Peeps for some Good Friday Fun!
Peep Skates by ShellyS on Flickr
Easter Bonnet Peeps by ShellyS on Flickr
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Not a Tiger Woods Fan
Of course not, this is a fan on the Highland Park Country Club golf
course...nothing to do with Tiger.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
First Day of Spring Last Year
Well, maybe on Monday! Stay Warm during the last WINTER Blast!
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Winter Wonderland in Plano Texas
Are we in for another round? What a cold winter this has been. I would much rather have this than
an ice storm....this photo was taken a couple weeks ago at one of Legacy corporate campuses.
Postcard perfect, peaceful scene and for those of you that are from more severe winter climates -
this is not typical of Plano at all! Especially twice in one year.
[75093,Plano,Texas,photo by SKWomack]
Thursday, 11 February 2010
As you know this is an unusual sight for here...
Friday, 05 February 2010
Think of Warmer Days...
Thursday, 31 December 2009
Plano Homes and Land Wishes You Only the Best in 2010!
I know it's a little early for Mardi Gras but the photo is still festive for New Years! This bike was a raffle
at the Shops at Legacy tree lighting ceremony this year. Don't know who won but what an awesome wrap
job. I know I'm not the only one to be thankful this year is over. If you participated in a real estate transaction or tried to, well then, you know what I mean....
We want to wish you and your family a happy & safe New Year! And hope the coming year will be successful & prosperous for you!
Thanks for visiting our site and see you in 2010!
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Lakeside Market Holiday Tree
You folks that are relocating might wonder what the weather is like in North Texas this time of year.
Yesterday was upper 60's and absolutely gorgeous, mild warm wind. The photo captures the holiday
tree at Lakeside Market, another upscale shopping venue just south of the Shops at Legacy in West
Plano. The center is located adjacent to the community of Lakeside, an enclave of luxury custom
homes and parks.
[75093, Plano,TX,Lakeside Market]
Monday, 07 December 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
I know living in Plano you might not get to much farther South of LBJ, but the Dallas Arboretum
is worth the trip. Located in the White Rock Lake Area off of Garland Road, it's one of the places that is really pretty and educational to visit. Always seasonal and guess what? Santa will be visiting Dec. 5th
and 6th. Nice way to start the holidays and relax a little before it gets crazy.
[where: Dallas, TX, Arboretum,White Rock Lake]
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Woodall Rogers Destroyed in less then 48 hours
This was taken from 1999 McKinney Lofts, started late Friday afternoon and this was Saturday evening.
Next weekend St. Paul will be demolished and they will fill in for the posh park, kinda like Central Park but a Dallas version to go along with the Arts District. I bet some never thought this day would come but it will soon be a reality.
[where:75201, Dallas, TX, Uptown]
Thursday, 22 October 2009
This looks good, doesn't it? My sister is a caterer and this was a recent set up for Bank
of America in Plano up at Legacy. One of the main short sale centers in the country.
Yep, in our own back yard, if you didn't know. And the corn looks good enough to eat.
[where:75093, Plano, Legacy]
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Finally Some Sunshine...
I don't have to tell you that the last 12 days of rain and Seattle-like weather can put a damper on things. Especially real estate, when trying to view homes. Well, the sun poked its head out today along with a coyote roaming it's way around The Hills at Prestonwood. If you're playing a few rounds of golf tonight, beware. He was too quick and running scared to get a photo. Anyway, it's nice to see the sun.
[where:75093, Plano, Hills at Prestonwood]
Tuesday, 06 October 2009
Looks like some more weather is coming our way, this photo was taken last week while showing town homes in the Shops at Legacy. The moon makes an interesting addition. The building is EDS - now HP.
[where:75093, EDS, Plano, TX, Storms]
Wednesday, 09 September 2009
Always something about this time of year. The light and clouds are different and the temperature is below 100, which is huge...much better for house hunting! This was taken in West Plano on Sunday afternoon while grilling ribs. The light reminded me of Santa Fe, that ethereal thing...
[where:75093, local photos, Plano, TX]
Wednesday, 08 July 2009
This might be the best looking smoker I've seen. And how appropriate for a Texas griller. This one belongs to Woody's Smokehouse on the way to Houston off 45. You can see their serious about their barbecue and have a smoking gun to prove it. You don't get any more Texas than this!
[where:75093, Plano, Texas, local photos]
Friday, 26 June 2009
Normandy Estates Fountain
You can always use another fountain. Especially when it's pushing 100 plus again today. This is Normandy Estates newest jewel to the development. The fountain and lake view will command more dollar per lot, of course, or that's the thinking at least. Seriously, if you haven't driven in the development you need to. Homes are being built and gates are being put in place. Just a stones throw from the Shops at Legacy at Tennyson and Spring Creek. Property and lot listings are here
. If your going to be out and about this weekend - it's suppose to be cooler on Sunday - and there are over 30 open houses to preview, check out the link to the right and stay cool!
[where:75024, Normandy Estates, West Plano, Texas]
Friday, 05 June 2009
Photo by: SKWomack
[where:75093,75024,75025, Plano, Texas, local photos]
Thursday, 04 June 2009
Bring on Summer
Even though this is a spring tulip, it looks like summer, a hot blazing sun summer. School is almost out and it's time for a rest and with this economy everyone needs a big break. So crank up the air take a dip in the pool and have some fun! Can't believe we're half way through the year, can you? So here's to a much better 2nd half of the year and enjoy your summer wherever you may be.
[where:75093,75024,75025, Plano, Texas, local photos]
Friday, 22 May 2009
Shops at Legacy Lake
The 3 day weekend started a little early for us. Check out the tranquil setting at the Shops
at Legacy. This is right across from the Marriott Hotel. Lots of activity with Legacy Live this
weekend. Enjoy the holiday, family and friends...from Plano Homes and Land. Also check
out all the open houses this weekend if you're in the mood to buy!
[where:75093,75024, Shops at Legacy, Plano, TX]
Saturday, 07 March 2009
I can't believe it's that time again. Move clocks forward by 1 hour tonight and gain
an extra hour of whatever you like to do. Be sure and check the open house
schedule if your in the market for a new home.
[where:75093, Plano, Texas, Spring 2009]
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Can you imagine what's inside?
This isn't just a trick or treat house, it's really haunted! And you can tour it on
Halloween only - starting at 5:00 PM, the little ones go between 5:00 and 7:00,
under 5 years. After that anyone can go till 10:00 PM, if you dare...proceeds
benefit the SPCA. No cost to enter but donations are strongly encouraged!
Take a peek from my drive by...this really is a Hollywood Halloween and I'm
sure it's much more graphic at night! Between Parker and Park off Coit.
[where:75093,West Plano, Halloween Open House, 4220 Rockingham]
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