Empty Nesters Flock To This “Peace” Of Paradise
In October of 1968, two communities in Rockwall County joined together and became incorporated as one. The result of that merger was the city of McLendon-Chisholm, Texas. McLendon was named back in 1870 after P.A. McLendon, a landowner who built a combination store, cotton gin, and blacksmith shop that was open and running until 1975. Chisholm, also named after a local landowner (Enoch Parson Chisholm) was officially platted in 1886, with a store, a post office, a school, and the Chisholm Methodist Church. By the end of the 1960s, the residents of both towns were desperate to maintain their rural lifestyle, so they rallied together to get zoning protection by the state of Texas and became McLendon-Chisholm. The city originally only had about 170 people residing within its borders, but as the next few decades went by, the population slowly increased. Today there are more than 1,800 residents calling the city home and the numbers continue to rise.
McLendon-Chisholm is located six miles southeast of Rockwall on State Highway 205. Because of its close proximity to Rockwall, it is becoming a popular place for families and empty nesters alike who are looking for a nice, quiet town with the amenities of a big city right down the road. Residents enjoy having the luxuries of the Town East Mall Shopping Center and the Audubon Village Shopping Center, both within 15 miles from their front doors. There are also two libraries, two museums, a campground, and about 50 different parks all within minutes. The best part of all is having the pleasures of Lake Ray Hubbard less than twenty minutes down Hwy 205. People in town say they couldn’t be happier with their lives and never plan to leave. If you were planning a vacation or need to make an emergency flight out, have no worries because McLendon-Chisholm is only 10 miles from the Mesquite Metro Airport and less than an hour’s drive to the DFW International Airport.
Students in McLendon-Chisholm attend Rockwall Independent School District, which was rated “academically acceptable” by the Texas Education Agency in 2009. Rockwall ISD has a total of 19 campuses, all of which have “met standard” by the TEA, and are well known for their athletic programs and accomplishments. Some of the popular communities within McLendon-Chisholm include Sonoma Verde, Kensington Park, Chisholm Crossing, and Glen Acres, which is a favorite among the city’s empty nesters.
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 and as the Region 9 Vice President 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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