Continued expansion of the city includes
wastewater system improvements; better
thoroughfares from recent bond elections; a
city pride task force that promotes community activities; and a city hall government
that sponsors quarterly town hall meetings.
Fox & Jacobs opened its first 3,000-home
subdivision in The Colony in 1974, and
it’s been exploding with new growth ever
since. Newer developments take advantage
of stunning views of Lake Lewisville to the
west. The Colony also has one of the lowest
crime rates in the metroplex. The Colony
residents enjoy outstanding recreation
opportunities, award-winning schools, and
a family-oriented community, all within easy
access of major commercial centers.
Since home construction began in the late
1970’s, the community has grown from one
little convenience store on a farm-to-market
road to six thriving shopping centers. Further
growth is a given, as The Colony lies in the
Golden Corridor within three miles of the
Legacy Business Park in west Plano, and
within shouting distance of the headquarters
for Frito-Lay, EDS, JC Penney and Dr Pepper.
The Colony Five Star Complex is an 81-acre
facility that features 7 baseball fields, 6 soccer
fields, 2 football fields, 1. 3 miles of hike-and-bike trails, restroom and concession facilities,
pavilions and playgrounds. The complex is
just one reason why The Colony was selected
as the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sport-stown for the state of Texas.
Argyle is location six miles south of Denton,
at a point that marks the eastern edge of the
famous Chisholm Trail. Founded in 1881 when
the Texas and Pacific Rail Line was emerging
along the southwestern edge of Denton County,
Argyle remains an easily accessible choice from
either Fort Worth or Dallas.
This area of towering oak and hickory trees
showcases new residential subdivisions under
development. Many homes include acreage
to provide more of a country estate lifestyle.
Although young, Argyle’s school system has
been ranked as a four star school — among
the top public elementary schools—in the
state. While children attend Argyle schools
from kindergarten through eighth grade, they
may choose between Denton and Northwest
ISDs for secondary education.
Denton County courthouse. Photo courtesy of TxDOT Argyle
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