Family-friendly In Fate
About four miles northeast of Rockwall, in the center of Rockwall County, is what the 2010 National Census deemed to be the fastest growing Texas city since the turn of the century. Currently, the beautiful city of Fate has around 9,000 people within its borders and the numbers continue to rise with each coming year, although it wasn’t always so. In fact, in the year 2000, Fate’s population was just shy of 500 residents. But let’s not start there. Let’s start at the beginning…
Somewhere around 1880, a group of settlers found themselves on a small piece of land in the state of Texas. The community decided to name this land after one of their own people, Lafayette “Fate” Brown. Within five years, the settlement had about 75 residents, two general stores, a school, a cotton gin, and a post office. Two years later, with talks of a railroad being built just north of them, the people of Fate made the decision to move everything over to a different piece of land, then called Barnes City. Once there, the decision to change the name of Barnes City to Fate was made in order to avoid having to apply for a new post office. By 1890, the new community already had a two-room school, 15 businesses, and two churches. Fate was incorporated in 1908 and by 1920, the population had more than doubled. But during the next couple of decades, better roads and better automobiles were being built, allowing its people (and its business) to go elsewhere.
Today, people are recognizing Fate for what it is – an opportunity for growth. It’s almost as if the city has been born again. Residents in Fate love the city for its family-friendly environment, a quiet separation from the hustle and bustle of nearby DFW. Not to mention, Fate is conveniently located only 15 minutes east of Lake Ray Hubbard. So it’s almost nothing to pack the kids and the coolers into the car and enjoy a day of fun in the sun! Speaking of kids, Fate is served by some of the best school districts in the state. In the northern and western portions of the city, children attend Rockwall Independent School District. While in the southern and eastern portions, they attend Royse City Independent School District.
Fate has so many beautiful, affordable homes available, you’d be hard pressed to find a more perfect location. Some of the neighborhoods around the city include Meadowcreek Estates, Spring Meadow, Woodcreek, and Chamberlain Crossing.
If you’re considering a move to Dallas, or are relocating for work, there’s no better home and community resource than The Dream Connectors. Together, Sylvia Seabolt and her mother Gale have decades of experience in the Southeast Dallas real estate market. Sylvia was the 2013 Texas Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS® President, and is currently serving on the National Executive Committee for Women’s Council of REALTORS®. A resident of Rowlett, Sylvia loves spending time with her family on Lake Ray Hubbard. For expert advice on communities and schools in southeast Dallas, contact The Dream Connectors today at 972-226-1900 or email Sylvia directly for a quick response!
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