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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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Keep Your Cool This Summer

May 22nd, 2024

We’ve got good news and bad news…. Good news first — summer is nearly here! And now the bad — forecasters are already saying it’s going to be hotter than

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How Gen Z Buys Homes Differently

April 22nd, 2024

Think Generation Z isn’t in the market for their first homes? Think again. Many Gen Z — people born between 1997 and 2012 — are not only old enough to

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Three Builders, Three Beautiful New Model Homes

April 10th, 2024

Do you want to see something beautiful? How about three somethings? Visit Mantua and you will see three new model homes in Van Alstyne by Risland Homes, Highland Homes and

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How to Make Your Bedroom Feel like a Hotel

March 13th, 2024

Living in Mantua gives you access to resort-style amenities, so why shouldn’t your bedroom feel like the ones found at resort hotels? By incorporating a few elements into your bedroom

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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