So, I received three different requests to show homes the other day, and as I am scheduling them I notice they all have something in common. They were all in Grand Prairie communities, but under the Mansfield school district. Providing the best service to my clients is always at the top of my list, so I decided to compile a list of why this is such a popular area for growing families:


  1. The Amenities: With new subdivisions popping up throughout the Mira Lagos and Grand Peninsula footprints, we are starting to see the demand for use of the community centers and pools. This comes as no surprise with most centers offering fitness classes, such as Zumba and yoga for a free or discounted rate.

  2. Joe Pool Lake: Whether you are enjoying a day on the water fishing, having a visit to The Oasis, or lining up for the Holiday light festival, the proximity to the lake definitely has its advantages. Especially for growing families looking to make memories in such a sunny climate as Texas.

  3. The Home Designs: Since these areas were quite competitive amongst builders, the consumer has seen the benefit with beautifully designed homes throughout the neighborhoods. This can easily be seen when walking down the immaculately kept paved trails and driving by the private ponds scattered throughout the subdivisions.

  4. Schools: The schools in this area are often spoken about highly, with the proximity of the elementary put right in the middle of the subdivisions, it offers great convenience to parents of young children.

  5. The Variety: There are many builders who were competing to get into this area, this left a large variety of different style and design of homes. Some of the builders include Drees Custom homes, Bloomfield, and First Texas Homes just to name a few. Another benefit to this is that there are many homes that vary in age. Despite what some may think, not all consumers are in a rush to buy new construction.


No matter how many times I sell a home in this area, it is always a delight to drive these neighborhoods and see the attention to detail. I have been keeping up with the new construction and am very excited as these new opportunities arise to serve these communities. Please click to search for home in this area



Written by: Manuel Martinez


Manuel is a top producing agent in Grand Prairie. He is an Army combat veteran, dedicated father and top rated Realtor.