Jay Basantkumar was accompanying a friend who was house-hunting in October 2013, when he became intrigued.
“Holy cow!” he told his friend as they drove through Lakeside, “I didn’t know this kind of place existed.”
It didn’t seem to matter that Basantkumar and his family of four were happily situated in a 4,300-square-foot home in Trophy Club.
Construction crews are working to complete Lakeside’s first mixed-use building in time for a December 9 “ready date.”
Lakeside’s first truly urban-style residents can’t wait. They are hoping to be settled into their new digs well before Christmas.
“All but one of the apartment homes in Building 1 are leased,” said Wendy Kline, property manager for Elan Lakeside, “and all of our new residents are very eager to begin their lives here.”
The landscape in Phase II of Lakeside’s single-family area looks familiar to Alan and Elizabeth Lineberger.
“When we first visited in January,” Alan said, “there wasn’t much out here except for the models and a few homes under construction. Just like Phase II looks now.”
The Linebergers were eager to return to Texas after a job promotion had taken the couple from Houston to San Diego.
“We love to walk around the neighborhood,” explained Roland Shepard of his strolls around Lakeside with wife Lynn, “but we usually don’t get very far before we start talking with neighbors.”
The Shepards’ painted yellow brick villa sits on Northwood just off Surrey and faces a triangular park that is nearly completely enclosed with new homes.
“It’s really looking like a neighborhood now,” said Shepard, who was the first homebuyer to sign a contract on a Darling villa at Lakeside in August 2013. “It’s come a long way in just a year.