Got Kids or Grandkids? Here are 10 Cool Places Near Creekshaw to Wow Them!

Got Kids or Grandkids? Here are 10 Cool Places Near Creekshaw to Wow Them!

For more than 130 years, families have gravitated to historic Royse City, Texas, home to one of Northeast Texas’ newest master-planned communities, Creekshaw. Since it is located halfway between Garland and Dallas in Rockwall County, it is close to employment, entertainment, and professional sports in Dallas, but far enough away to have that small-town feel. With I-30 and State Highway 67 running adjacent to the community, Dallas and all of East Texas are easily accessible.

For families with kids or grandkids who love to visit, Creekshaw is just minutes away from more fun things to do than they have time to do them! While there’s not enough space here to list all of the cool places to take kids for a “rambunctious rally,” here are 10 places to get your fun-o-meter cranked up to 11!

10 Ways to Have an Epic Day With Your Little Ones

1. Shenaniganz

Located just a hop, skip and a jump from Creekshaw, in Rockwall this place will help your kids or grandkids blow off some steam and go to bed exhausted. It’s all indoors, so the weather is not a problem. Bowling, laser tag, go-karts, jump zones, and a ton of fun are all under one roof.

2. Hawaiian Falls 

This water park is minutes from Royse City in North Garland with rides, slides, and LOTS and LOTS of water. Cool off with kids of all ages at this Texas-sized water-themed park.

3. Gentle Zoo

If your little ones love sweet animals, this is a great choice. Located in Forney, the Gentle Zoo is home to some of the cutest animals on the planet and they are just waiting for a nice child to come along and pet them. The park also has a playground, train, and maze.

4. Celebration Station

Just 20-minutes from Creekshaw, in Mesquite, Celebration Station is a non-stop bop for kids of all ages. Paintball, laser tag, go-karts, mini-golf, bumper boats, rock wall, video games and (don’t forget) batting cages for the future major leaguers are all here.

5. Cosmic Jump

In the words of rock band Van Halen, “Go ahead and JUMP!” This indoor trampoline park in Allen also has dodgeball, basketball, and very cool, after-dark fun. Bounce on by with the kids or grandkids and touch the Texas sky.

6. KidZania

Edutainment on the highest level, KidZania in Frisco is a 100,000 square foot city with more than 100 immersive “occupations” that kids can assume. It’s fascinating, fun, and definitely worth the trip. If your little one wants to be a firefighter, here ya go!

7. Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Downtown Dallas is just down the road from Royse City and Creekshaw and one of the premier museums in the country is found downtown. The Perot Museum has five floors of interactive exhibits and a special section for kids younger than 5 years, 3D animation, and interactive games. Yes, it will be fun for you too.

8. Zero Gravity Thrill Park

So, you thought “the thrill is gone?” Nope. It’s right here. Extreme rides for EXTREME families, this place will test your mettle. It’s in Dallas and only the brave should enter!

9. Going Bonkers

If your little ones are driving you bonkers, it’s time to reverse the roles. Located in Lewisville, this large playground has mesh tubing, zip lines, and crazy things to do for kids of all ages. 

10. Splash Kingdom

If you’ve not had the chance to experience “First Monday Trade Days” in Canton, this massive flea market is a must-see. You can even take the kids or grands and let them cool off at the Splash Kingdom. It has slides, volcanoes, rivers, castles, and all things wet.

Creekshaw Living is Special

With its charming, historic downtown, its lush landscaping and convenient location for shopping and entertainment, Creekshaw is a perfect choice for young families or empty-nesters. This impeccably designed master-planned community allows you to exhale and relax when you come home.

If you’re thinking about building your “forever” home, put this community on your shortlist. Click here to set up a visit.

Having Fun at Home: Post Pandemic Home Design That Rocks

Having Fun at Home: Post Pandemic Home Design That Rocks

In many ways, a state-of-the-art, master-planned community, located a few miles from a thriving metropolitan area was the perfect residential scenario for active families who wanted to “power through” the most significant pandemic in a hundred years. Now that a post-pandemic world is here, the warm, inviting community of Creekshaw, nestled in heart of charming Royse City, Texas is even more inviting.

Located near Interstate 30/U.S. 67, a thoroughfare that runs through the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Creekshaw’s location is highly desirable for families whose wage-earners can work from home or “clock-in” at a traditional office. The amenities are many and the neighborhood vibe is friendly. Plus, the floor plans offered by Creekshaw builders have been thoughtfully conceived to fill the niche of the new normal of a post-pandemic lifestyle.

Home Floor Plans That Solve Problems

The previous two years of “social distancing” and renewed emphasis on entertaining and dining from home have taught residential interior designers a great deal about what active families want in their homes. Nationally recognized interior designer, Mary Cook, notes, “Mental and physical well-being are in the forefront of people’s minds. We should be prepared to respond to that with creative design solutions. Going forward, homes are taking on new meaning.”

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Cook explained what families who live in highly-desirable communities such as Creekshaw are looking for in their homes.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, the home has taken on greater importance and become more meaningful for many,” Cook notes. “They are our oasis, our office, et cetera. We are looking for functional solutions to the added duties of home, but people won’t compromise on aesthetics in the name of function. With all the time we’re spending at home, aesthetics are more important than ever.

“The other thing I’m seeing is that mental and physical well-being are in the forefront of people’s minds. We should be prepared to respond to that with creative design solutions. Going forward, homes are taking on new meaning. We’re asking them to do more, and we want them to be beautiful because it impacts our well-being.

“From the physical standpoint, if we’re at home doing the work we used to do in an office, we’re talking now about ergonomics, seating and standing options along with lighting, fresh air, and natural sunshine. From an emotional standpoint, we’ve been shut down from friends and family. We want to be back together. In order to be back together, we have to feel safe and comfortable in our spaces.”

The top-notch builders of Creekshaw could not agree more.

Home Entertainment is a Primary Driver

If the past couple of years has taught homeowners anything it is how much they value home entertainment. Indoors, with cozy fireplaces and visitor-friendly kitchens, and outdoors with entertainment, cooking and dining spaces that are usable throughout the year, places where everyone can enjoy themselves are in great demand. With the mild climate of North Texas, Creekshaw residents can enjoy having friends and neighbors over for a friendly “grill-and-chill” almost year-round.

Cook agrees. “Entertaining at home has been the primary driver during the pandemic of many more outdoor living and dining spaces. We’ll see more of that this year. People feel more comfortable there. It’s more relaxed, and they feel safer and healthier.

“It’s a more casual, comfortable way to be with people. Fresh air, natural light, fire pits, places, and shelter from the elements all contribute to the safer-at-home entertaining that’s popular now. In many of our multi-family projects, we install retractable walls that allow spaces to open up to the outside, with a big focus on outdoor dining.”

Living the Dream

A great location, a sweet, historical downtown, exemplary schools, abundant amenities of one of North Texas’ great, new master-planned communities and thoughtful floor plans make the homes in Creekshaw a terrific place to live. Now is a great time to come take a look.

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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.