The Castle Hills Story

Castle Hills is a highly successful 2,900-acre master-planned community in the north Dallas suburb of Lewisville, Texas. Founded in 1997, it comprises single-family homes, town homes, garden homes, detached luxury villas and estate homes. Residents enjoy a luxury golf course, shopping, parks, lakes, on-site schools, swimming pools, hike-and-bike trails, and multiple community centers.

Castle Hills is a beautifully designed community with meandering streets and wide parkways and sidewalks. Castle Hills offers a small-town feel in an otherwise urban environment and on-site conveniences such as shopping and community events each month.

Guiding principles of development and management:

  • Comprehensive research, planning and long-term strategic vision
  • Environmentally sensitive development and operations practices
  • Outstanding and memorable customer service
  • Community involvement and enrichment programs
  • Maximizing the value of each property and enhancing the lives of residents, tenants, vendors and the community

Parks

The Bright Realty vision for Castle Hills includes private spaces that nurture the human spirit and preserves the land. Castle Hills has over 25 parks throughout the residential community. Castle Hills was designed so that every home is within walking distance of a park. Bright Realty created parks for children that were designed to encourage imaginative play. Examples of these parks include Echo Park, Fire Truck Park and Dragon Park. Other parks and green spaces are inviting to residents of all ages. Additionally, Bright Realty self manages its homeowners association, which maintains the landscaping of every park and common area in Castle Hills so that they can endure for future generations.

Castle Hills Story
 
Castle Hills Story

History

The Bright family acquired the first piece of property that eventually became Castle Hills in 1952. This land served as the Bright Family Farm for years and was the setting of the children’s fondest memories growing up. Out of love for this family heirloom, the Bright’s later decided to develop their land as a diverse and sustainable community with a master plan.


Castle Hills Village Shops

The Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza was established in 2003 to offer space for retail and office, along with outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment plaza. The Village Shops & Plaza consists of approximately 142,000 square feet with 40 tenants. The Village Shops & Plaza supports Bright Realty's primary planning principles by creating an environment that encourages community and invites human interaction. Several Castle Hill's events center in and around the plaza including an annual Easter egg hunt, Spring Concert Series, car shows, July 4th celebration, Fall Festival and Holiday in the Plaza. The July 4th celebration is the largest in Lewisville bringing on average over 10,000 attendees annually.

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The History of Castle Hills

  • 2019

    Castle Hills establishes a new single-family neighborhood named Northpointe.

  • 2017

    Castle Hills establishes a new single-family neighborhood named Southwest.

  • 2014

    From 2014 to 2016 Castle Hills continues to develop single-family neighborhoods consisting of approximately 1,000 homes in total, while preparing for future commercial developments.

  • 2012

    Castle Hills earns national recognition, receiving the “Community of the Year” Gold Award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The community is ranked fifth in terms of new home sales within the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

  • 2011

    Castle Hills receives the Realtor’s Choice “Community of the Year” Award from the Dallas Builders Association.

  • 2010

    Bright Realty acquires the 18-hole on-site golf course, The Lakes at Castle Hills.

  • 2007

    Castle Hills receives the “Community of the Year” Award from the Dallas Home Builders Association, and establishes The Reserve, a neighborhood offering garden and patio homes to home buyers.

  • 2006

    Castle Hills establishes two neighborhoods to offer more than just single-family homes: Enchanted Hill, offering estate home sites for custom homes and The Retreat, an enclave of 20 luxury townhomes.

  • 2003

    The Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza is established within the community to offer space for retail and office, along with an outdoor entertainment plaza.

  • 2002

    The on-site school, Castle Hills Elementary, opens.

  • 2000

    The first community center opens and includes a fitness center, tennis courts, Junior Olympic size swimming pool and party room for residents to gather with family and friends.

  • 1999

    Castle Hills hosts its first annual July 4th celebration that includes food, games and a fireworks show for all members of the community to enjoy.

  • 1998

    Castle Hills welcomes its first residents and its first two parks, Dragon Park and Castle Park open.

  • 1997

    Bright Realty breaks ground on Castle Hills.