School, Work, and Fun: All Minutes from Creekshaw

School, Work, and Fun: All Minutes from Creekshaw

One of the best parts of living in Creekshaw, a master-planned community in the charming city of Royse City, Texas is its terrific location. As savvy folks have been saying for more than 130 years, this community is close enough to the big city to enjoy almost any entertainment, cultural, or employment opportunity but far enough away to “hear the songbirds sing.” 

Creekshaw is located about halfway between Greenville and Dallas in Rockwall County. With easy access to both I-30 and State Highway 67, it is accessible to both “Big D” and the natural paradise of East Texas. For those who are considering building a “forever home” in this lovely community, here are some routes and travel times to reach the places you want to go from the entrance of Creekshaw.

How to Get to the Top of the Class

Young families with children are always on the lookout for exemplary schools. Fortunately, the schools in Royse City are some of the best and only minutes away from Creekshaw. According to this school district boasts a student-to-teacher ratio of 15 to 1, which allows for more individualized instruction. The graduation rate for students in the district is an impressive 96 percent. Royse City ISD is among the top 500 Best School Districts in Texas. 

The youngest school-age kids in Creekshaw attend W.R. Fort Elementary, located at 2801 FM 35. This school is about 2 minutes from the community, via Creekshaw Road and FM 35. Ouida Baley Middle School is also convenient to Creekshaw, at 1310 State Highway 66. It’s about an 8-minute trip. For high school kids, Royse City High School, located at 700 FM 2642, requires about 8 minutes’ drive-time, using Creekshaw Road, to FM 35 and then FM 2642.

Compared to most urban school commutes, these distances make getting up, out, and on the way to school quick and easy!

What About Work?

For anyone who works in the Dallas Central Business District, I-30 presents a straight shot to the office. While commute times vary based on traffic conditions, the 33-mile commute typically takes about 40 minutes. For employment centers in Garland, State Highway 66 is an easy ride with minimum traffic congestion. For those working in Rockwall, the office is only a few minutes from Creekshaw, via I-30.

The recently completed President George Bush Turnpike (Highway 190), off I-30, makes the commute from Creekshaw to far north Dallas, Addison, Las Colinas, and to one of the world’s largest airports – DFW – simple and quick.

When It’s Time for Fun

Thinking about a little dinner for “date night?” The dynamic population growth of the area around Royse City has led to many excellent and cozy spots within minutes of Creekshaw. Minutes south of the community, off I-30 and in the award-winning “Main Street” area there are dozens of charming restaurants such as Four Czechs Bakery, Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant, Smoke Sessions Barbecue, Palio’s Pizza Cafe, Charlie’s Old Fashion Burgers, Taqueria el Arquito and dozens more!

For dining in downtown Dallas, the I-30 trip takes about 40 minutes and if north Dallas or Addison restaurants are on your list to try, I-30 to President George Bush Turnpike makes it easy.

Speaking of downtown Dallas, the Dallas Museum District is a great day trip from Creekshaw, and the red-hot Dallas Mavericks NBA team and the Dallas Stars hockey team play in the American Airlines Center. This downtown venue is also a prime stop for the hottest musical acts, rodeos, and the occasional circus! To catch a Dallas Cowboy or Texas Rangers game, the trip from Royse City is via I-30, non-stop to Arlington.

This Great Community Could Be Your New Home

It’s easy to see why more and more families are moving up to Royse City and the master-planned community of Creekshaw. With exemplary schools, stunning amenities, a charming, historical downtown and easy proximity to just about anything needed for a better quality of life, this community may be a perfect fit for your family. Click here and come take a look.

Main Street is Something Special in Royse City, Texas

Main Street is Something Special in Royse City, Texas

It’s always fascinating to observe how smart residential developers choose to incorporate state-of-the-art design and amenities in an environment that is historically significant and timeless. The 182-acre, master-planned community of Creekshaw, located in one of the fastest-growing suburban cities in Texas, Royse City, has done just that.

Since it is near Interstate 30/U.S. 67, a thoroughfare that runs through the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Royse City is ideally located for convenient access to big-city employment, entertainment, shopping, and healthcare. However, it has a small-town “vibe” that exudes a friendly, welcoming demeanor. This ensures that Creekshaw families feel right at home. 

This respect for the integrity of this city is due to the long-term vision of city leaders who chose to preserve the charm of its downtown.

Texas Main Street 

Since 2007, Royse City has been a proud “Texas Main Street” city. According to several sources, “The Texas Main Street Program originated in 1986, is part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Community Heritage Development Division. The program is among the most successful downtown revitalization programs in the nation. 

“The purpose of Royse City Main Street is to encourage downtown revitalization within the context of historic preservation. The district consists of the commercial district on Elm Street (north of Old Greenville Street) to Church Street. At Main Street, the district boundaries expand east to Josephine Street and west just past Houston Street.”

The Royse City Main Street program is also recognized nationally. It has been Nationally Accredited since 2008.

“As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Royse City, Texas is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.” 

All Main Street America Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

Royse City leaders note that “The Royse City Main Street Program is dedicated to building economic vitality and preserving the character of historic downtown Royse City. We employ the principles of historic preservation, the encouragement of community involvement, and the Four Point Approach of organization, design, economic restructuring, and promotion to attract businesses, visitors, and residents to the Main Street district. By using these tools, the historic downtown will remain a special place to the community.” 

Now, this community includes the families of Creekshaw, whose children will have memories of small-town Texas, at its best.

Exemplary Schools/Outstanding Amenities

The charm of downtown Royse City is only one of the benefits enjoyed by residents of Creekshaw. First, the educational system is exemplary. Creekshaw is served by the Royse City Independent School District. Children benefit from an abundance of course and extracurricular options, ideal student-teacher ratios, and proximity to both the W.R. Fort Elementary School and Royse City High School.

Of course, the amenities of Creekshaw are second-to-none. In addition to well-crafted, quality homes, this master-planned community will provide several outdoor amenities, including a high-and-bike trail system that connects the residential neighborhoods with pocket parks and open space. Residents will also be within walking distance of a sports complex and an all-purpose amenity center that features a resort-style swimming pool, event pavilion, and landscaped open space.

A Laid Back Quality of Life

When small-town charm is combined with big city convenience, the effect can be magical. From Main Street to your street Creekshaw, come see what a laid-back quality of life really feels like. Click here to get more information.