The Shops at Lakeside
Demographics, car (and foot) traffic key for restaurants and retailers
FM 2499 at Lakeside*
Avg. HH income
* Source: Town of Flower Mound
** Source: Nielsen (more info)
“The Shops at Lakeside aren’t a typical shopping center,” acknowledged Jimmy Archie, managing director of Realty Capital, master developer of Lakeside DFW.
“And nobody in Flower Mound wants them to be.”
The Shops are located on FM 2499, the primary north-south artery for much of Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lewisville, and Argyle. Over 60,000 vehicles per day pass by the site at the corner of Lakeside Parkway.
That much doesn’t distinguish the project from many area shopping centers.
But being an integral part of Lakeside DFW does.
The Shops, comprised of nearly 60,000 sq. ft. of commercial space (not including Moviehouse & Eatery), occupies the ground floor beneath loft apartments along Lakeside DFW’s pedestrian-oriented streets and treed sidewalks.
Lakeside’s urban feel blends nicely with its outdoor amenities that include views of Lake Grapevine from Sunset Point, pocket parks, the Lakeside Dog Park, and the 3.5-mile Lakeside Trail that ties it all together.
Homeowners now occupy virtually all of the wide array of single-family housing options at Lakeside, on lots from 30 to 60 ft. wide.
The lofts, apartments, and town homes offered by Nexus Lakeside have remained nearly full since first opening (then called Elan Lakeside). No one can miss the impact of Elan Flower Mound and the 466 units that are expected to accept residents beginning in January 2018.
The trail winds all the way through the project including a stretch with views over Lake Grapevine and an eighth-of-a-mile-long stretch through Lakewood Park.
The amenities and array of housing types are attracting a range of age groups — a blend of people that is expected to create an active and engaged community at Lakeside.
The Flower Mound community has been involved in this project for years and it is reaching new highs: nearly 700 have completed the on-line dining survey.
Archie and his team have brought exceptional restaurants and restaurant concepts, looking to infuse a synergy that enhances the Lakeside lifestyle.
“Input from the market has helped us in crafting and curating the project,” Archie added. “Everything at the Shops at Lakeside must be indigenous to the culture of the area and reflective of the neighborhoods’ needs.”
“Community support, like that shown by all those who completed the survey, speaks to what is special about Lakeside and Flower Mound,” he said.
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