Weekly Community Profile: Flower Mound, TX 75028

Flower Mound is the largest community profile on The Burbs, with a population over 62,000 people.

It is difficult to try to encompass everything that the town has to offer by just saying they have lots of shopping, entertainment, and dining.  But they do!  There is a large variety of each of these categories.  The only thing that Flower Mound lacks to be classified as a “city” rather than “suburban” feel is a young nightlife.  It is truly a suburb, but with so many amenities, that you could probably go to a new restaurant every night for a month.

Being so large, Flower Mound has many schools and neighborhoods to choose from.  Visit its page on my site here, for more information.

Weekly Community Profile: Highland Village, TX 75077

Highland Village, known for its annual hot air balloon festival in August, is a town nestled within the large town of Flower Mound.  It has a lot of shopping and restaurants, even a movie theater located in the Shops at Highland Village.

Highland Village has a wide range of homes, from large, luxury houses, to smaller, more quaint homes the farther east you travel.  With such a mix, it is an older community that was incorporated in 1963, but has sprung up over the last 15 years or so to include a diverse collection of dining and shopping.

For more info about Highland Village, go to its profile on my site.

Weekly Community Profile: Argyle, TX 76226

Baby Bug Argyle is located in between the larger towns of Denton, Flower Mound, and Roanoke.  It is beautifully rural, with large acreage and lots nestled within the various communities, including Harvest.

There are a few shops and things to do along the main road of HWY 377, and the town is just a couple of miles drive to I 35 W and 114.

It was incorporated in 1963, and prides itself on the wide open spaces that still exist in the community.

For more information on Argyle, visit its profile here.

First-time Homebuyer Assistance Programs in DFW, Texas


In a previous post, I discussed various types of home loans to help clear some of the air of confusion that surrounds them.  Trying to figure out which type of loan is right for you and your family can be scary, especially if you have a low credit score or large debts.

Well, there is something else out there that can help if your family is struggling with being able to pay for a new home!

Many cities in Texas are offering grants in order to help first-time home buyers buy a house.  These programs provide monetary assistance with down payments and closing costs on a home, and are provided by HUD (The US Department of Housing and Urban Development).

Now, what’s the catch, you ask.  Well, there are many stipulations for these programs, including income requirements, training programs (usually a one day seminar), and well, you must be a first-time homebuyer.  There are some exceptions to the label of “first-time homebuyer,” but if you don’t ask, you’ll never know if you qualify!  There are hundreds, thousands of people who buy homes every day who haven’t even heard of these programs.

For more information, you can find all of the HUD sponsored city programs in Texas here.

For a quick reference to all of the cities that sponsor programs in the DFW Area, go straight to their Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) pages:





Fort Worth



Grand Prairie








Weekly Community Profile: Bartonville, TX 76226

Bartonville is a tiny community located between the town of Denton and Flower Mound.  Basically a micro-community, Bartonville is only 6.8 square miles.  It is located next to the master-planned community of Lantana, and enjoys the perks of the shopping that is being built up around the area.

saddlebrook horse

Bartonville has many gorgeous horse-properties to look at including the stunning Saddlebrook Equestrian Center and surrounding neighborhood.

Find out more information by going to the community profile for Bartonville on my site.