Everything you need to know

The best way to experience our where then meets now community is to see it for yourself, so we hope you will visit soon. In the meantime, peruse our growing gallery of blogs, announcements and news to learn more about our community’s homes, amenities, and lifestyle. We will be adding new posts regularly with helpful information about our builders, residents, events, plans and progress, and local area favorites.

empty nesters downsizing

From Space to Savings: The Many Benefits of Downsizing Your Home

August 23rd, 2023

These days, we see so many empty nesters downsizing and moving into smaller abodes for all sorts of reasons. Maybe the kids have finally headed off to college or have

Places to swim in Van Alstyne, TX

Dive into Summer: Top Places to Swim in Van Alstyne, TX

July 20th, 2023

As the blazing summer sun bears down on Texas, there’s no better way to cool off than diving into the refreshing waters of your favorite local swimming spot. Whether you’re

ways to spruce up your patio

Outdoor Patio Décor Ideas and Other Ways to Spruce Up Your Patio This Summer

June 28th, 2023

Summers in Van Alstyne, TX are meant to be enjoyed outdoors. After all, we have great weather and beautiful surroundings here in North Texas. What better place to enjoy all

amenity center opening

Announcing the New Veranda Amenity Center Opening at Mantua!

June 5th, 2023

Nothing brings a community together like a central community center, and that’s why we’re so pleased to announce the new amenity center opening at Mantua! We first announced the coming

online home search tips

Top TEN Online Home Search Tips from the Pros!

May 4th, 2023

A lot goes into buying a new home. Shopping for a home online can be a huge time saver, especially if you don’t have a ton of free time to

what is an inventory home

What is an Inventory Home?

March 7th, 2023

What is an inventory home? How do they differ from new-construction homes? What are the advantages of buying an inventory home, and why would you want one? If you’re in

how millennials are changing the housing market

Five Ways Millennials Are Changing the Housing Market

February 13th, 2023

Millennials are the largest generation group in the US, and they’re also the largest population group that’s buying homes right now. It makes sense: A millennial is defined as anyone

design trends 2023

Interior Design Trends 2023 and What We’re Leaving Behind

January 17th, 2023

A new year means lots of new opportunities. It’s a good time to explore new design trends and new ideas that you can bring into your living spaces to make

companies moving to dallas

Why is Dallas Such a Draw for Companies Looking to Relocate

December 5th, 2022

If you weren’t already aware, Dallas has been attracting interest from big tech companies for some time now. In fact, there are so many tech companies moving to Dallas that

interest rates on homes in texas

Financing a New Home and Interest Rates in Texas

October 25th, 2022

Owning our own home is something that we all aspire to. It’s part of the American dream and a symbol of financial stability and independence. Most of all, it gives

buying a home after retirement

Tips for Buying a Home After Retirement

September 21st, 2022

Ah, retirement. It affords you so much of the good life that you’ve been looking forward to. You finally have time to travel, spend more time with the kids and

new van alstyne high school rendering

An UPDATE on the New Van Alstyne High School!

August 22nd, 2022

The only thing more exciting than a new school year is a brand-new school. If you’ve been following the new high school progress at Mantua, you already know that a