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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.

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2024 Home Design Trends We Love

February 1st, 2024

It’s a new year. Time to shake things up when it comes to your home. Where to start? By checking in with interior designers to discover the home design trends

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Building Your Future: Financing a New Home in Mantua

December 21st, 2023

You may have noticed that the Dallas area real estate market is buzzing with activity. It’s a perfect time to invest in a new home—or to think about building your

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Coming Soon: The Commons Amenity Park and a New Dog Park!

December 7th, 2023

At Mantua, we’re always looking forward to the future, striving to build a community that’s not just a place to live, but a place to thrive. With our Phase 2

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Weekend Excursions: Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Patches

October 27th, 2023

As the golden shades of autumn begin to tinge the landscape and the air itself seems to carry a hint of pumpkin spice, there’s a great deal of excitement around

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What is a Patio Home in Texas?

October 3rd, 2023

Considering a new home in Texas? You might come across real estate listings for patio homes that fit your home-search criteria but leave you wondering, just what is a patio

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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