Quiet And Convenience, All Wrapped Up In One
Located about six miles north of Wylie, only a half an hour’s drive to Lake Ray Hubbard, is the quiet city of Lucas, Texas. Lucas was named after early settler Peter F. Lucas around the year 1844. For more than a century, the area was strictly farmland, which produced mostly cotton and corn. As Dallas began to grow into a major source of employment and opportunity, so did the city’s surrounding areas. Lucas was incorporated in 1970 and within the next decade, the small town saw significant growth of new residents and housing. By 1990, Lucas had a population of 2,200 people and in 2014, the numbers were estimated at about 6,500.
What makes Lucas so appealing is that it offers its residents the comforts of quiet, country living with the luxury of shopping, entertainment, sports, and fine dining right down the street. Just six miles to the west, the much larger city of Allen boasts more than 5.5 million square feet of retail space, as well as great dining options and recreation for the whole family. Not to mention, both Lavon Lake and the neighboring Lake Ray Hubbard is easily accessible to the east.
In town, residents love attending the city’s annual events and festivals. One of the absolute favorites is the Lucas Founder’s Day Festival, held in October. At the festival, several booths are set up with Arts & Crafts, Service Organizations, Non-Profit and Commercial vendors. But the real fun begins with the parade, the costume contest, and the stick-horse rodeo, in which participants come equipped with stick-horses in their best cowboy/cowgirl duds and ride. The festival is then topped off with a Texas favorite, the Annual Chili Cook-off! This all happens next to City Hall at the Lucas Community Park. Community Park features a playground and a paved walking trail, in addition to the Lucas Community Center. Other parks in the city include the Kenneth R. Lewis Park and the Forest Creek Neighborhood Park, both of which have soccer and baseball fields, paved walking trails, and picnic pavilions.
The majority of Lucas is served by Lovejoy Independent School District, a school system that has recently received the TEA’s highest rating of “Exemplary”. Three schools in the district reside within city limits: Hart Elementary, Willow Springs Middle School, and Lovejoy High School. Smaller portions of Lucas are served by a total of five other districts. These include Plano ISD, Wylie ISD, Allen ISD, McKinney ISD, and Princeton ISD. The city is also home to the Lucas Christian Academy.
Thinking of moving to Lucas, but not sure of what neighborhoods to check out? The Dream Connectors have a few suggestions to start you out – popular neighborhoods in Lucas include Brockdale Estates, Stinson Highlands, and Forest Creek.
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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