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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.

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The Much-Storied History of Mantua, Texas

October 13th, 2021

One of the many joys of shopping for a new place is getting to know a little about the community that you’ll soon call home. After all, when you buy a house, you’re not just becoming a homeowner; you’re also becoming a member of a community. This means that, as comfortable as you want you and your family to be in your new home and your own back yard,

Qualities Of A Good Neighborhood

What Makes a Community a Good Place to Live?

October 12th, 2021

One of the many joys of shopping for a new place is getting to know a little about the community that you’ll soon call home. After all, when you buy a house, you’re not just becoming a homeowner; you’re also becoming a member of a community. This means that, as comfortable as you want you and your family to be in your new home and your own back yard,

Smart Home Statistics, Technologies and Trend

September 27th, 2021

The history of smart home technology goes back further than you might think. When you get right down to it, smart homes began with the invention of the thermostat, and the first programmable thermostat was actually developed by Honeywell all the way back in 1906! Since then, the smart home industry has expanded into one of the fastest growing segments in the technology sector.

Smart Home Statistics

Home Design and Decorating Trends for 2021

September 14th, 2021

There’s no doubt that a well-designed living space leads to a happier home life, and it’s perfectly apparent that COVID-19 has changed the way we think about our time spent at home. Spending so much time at home has made many of us realize just how important interior design really is

Tips on How to Choose the Right Community for Your New Home

August 24th, 2021

There are few things in life that are more exciting than finding and buying that perfect new home—the one you’ve always dreamed about, the one where you’ll raise a family, build new memories, and begin all those wonderful things you have planned for your future. But while buying a new home is exciting, it can also be a big job, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer.

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Coming Soon: Grand Opening of First Perry Homes Model

August 12th, 2021

nstruction is well underway in our community, which is nestled in a lush landscape of creeks and verdant scenery in Van Alstyne, Texas.

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Community News: Trail House and The Veranda Amenity Center Construction Updates!

August 2nd, 2021

There’s a lot happening around here at Mantua in North Texas. Just this year, we’ve had model homes from David Weekley and Highland Homes open up for prospective residents to view. Models from Perry Homes will open early August, and Risland Homes models will open later in the year!

How to Build a Smart Home

How to Build a Smart Home

July 16th, 2021

The idea of the smart home has its roots in science fiction. We’ve all seen movies from decades past in which characters simply walk through the front door of their “home of the future” and lighting, temperature settings, music, TV news updates,

Everything You Need to Know About Your Municipal Utility District (MUD)

June 18th, 2021

Like many master-planned communities in Texas, Mantua is located in a Municipal Utility District, or MUD for short.

Best Restaurants and Shopping Near Van Alstyne, Texas

June 8th, 2021

Living in a master-planned community north of Dallas has so many advantages.

Van Alstyne Growth

Top 5 Reasons to Move to Van Alstyne, Texas

May 20th, 2021

Spend even a little time in Van Alstyne, Texas chatting with some of the locals and you’ll hear again

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What Low Mortgage Interest Rates Mean for New Home Buyers

April 20th, 2021

If you’re in the market for a new home—or your first home