Green Is The Way Of Life In Fairview
Just 30 minutes north of Lake Ray Hubbard is one of the most environmentally aware towns in all of Collin County, Texas. Fairview is a place of peace and tranquility, one with nature. The town that was incorporated in 1958 has long been the definition of small town country living with big city convenience. As you navigate through Fairview you will see large houses on even larger lots, rolling hills, and galloping horses. One thing you might take notice of is that there isn’t very much manufactured light around. That’s because Fairview takes great pride and dedication into making the town as “green” as possible. In 1999, the town began implementing a series of restrictions and guidelines designed to limit glare and reduce unnecessary light, ensuring there is only light where light is needed. In doing so, the town of Fairview is blanketed at night with a canopy of stars. It’s truly breathtaking!
Energy efficiency is extremely important to the residents and council members of Fairview. For example, the town encourages the use of solar and wind power, motion-sensor lighting, natural “daylighting” with the use of windows and skylights, as well as the orientation of the streets around town. So, what does the layout of the streets have anything to do with energy efficiency? Well, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Therefore, if the residents’ houses have their main faces oriented north and south, their energy bills can be reduced by about 30%. This simple measure can have significant impacts on total energy consumed and the town believes that, wherever possible, streets should be laid out to encourage this orientation. Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?
Fairview is also dedicated to developing a town with open spaces, so strewn throughout the community is acres of parkland. There are four public parks, each with a playground, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and plenty of trails (paved and natural) for biking and hiking. Veterans Park features six monuments honoring local military members. The town is sitting adjacent to the Heard Museum, which was founded in 1967 and consists of a 289-acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum designed to give people an appreciation of nature and its conservation through education. Fairview is also home to the Village at Fairview shopping center, offering more than 150 stores, restaurants, and entertainment opportunities.
There are two public school districts serving the town of Fairview. The majority of the town is served by Lovejoy Independent School District, while a smaller portion of the town (on the west end) attends McKinney Independent School District. A few of the more popular neighborhoods in Fairview include Summerhill Farms, Thompson Springs, Cypress Crossing, and Oakwood Estates.
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