Featured development: University Place

University Place is a master-planned community at 17707 Coit Road, Dallas. It will be fully built out in 2022. Builders include Ashton Woods, Beazer Homes, Lennar, Megatel Homes and Village Builders. Here's some additional information on the community.

Number of homes: 850 (at full build-out)
Square footage: 1,800-4,319
Home values: $344,000-$580,000
HOA dues: $650 per year
Amenities: clubhouse, sports court, swimming pool, HOA
Schools: Aldridge Elementary School, Wilson Middle School, Plano Senior High School
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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