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.
“California never felt like home,” said Elizabeth. “We missed Texas where everyone is friendly and welcoming.”
So when State Farm offered Elizabeth a similar regional position in late 2013 — overseeing a territory that includes Flower Mound, Keller, Southlake, and Colleyville — they were in.
“We jumped on it,” Alan said. “We love the lifestyle and warmth of the people in Texas.
“Plus,” smiled the North Carolina native, “I’m a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. Always have been. I picked a great year to move to the Dallas area.”
It was just a matter of finding a the right home in the right community.
“When we came out in January,” Elizabeth explained, “we visited Lantana and the Alliance area.”
“When a realtor showed us the plans for Lakeside,” she said, “we saw the community as a big plus with restaurants, retail, and the trail within easy walking distance.”
The location near DFW Airport factored into the decision as well.
“Elizabeth travels some for work and has an elderly parent,” Alan pointed out, “ so being close to the airport was important. She can get from our garage to the terminal in 10 minutes.”
“Lakeside,” added Elizabeth who offices at home, “is in the middle of the area I serve for State Farm.”
It just so happened that American Legend was constructing a home on Heritage that featured a floor plan the Linebergers liked; but, they wanted to explore a completed version.
Without a model open with that floor plan, Elizabeth Berglund of American Legend steered the couple to an occupied home in Carrollton.
“Believe it or not,” said Elizabeth Lineberger, “we were bold enough to drive over there and knock on the door. Fortunately, the homeowners allowed us to take a look around.”
“It was the perfect house at the right price.”
From that point forward, the process couldn’t move quickly enough for the Linebergers.
In May, the couple moved in and have watched Lakeside take shape around them.
“It’s been fun to be the first to move in,” Alan said, “and hasn’t been too much of an inconvenience dealing with the construction along the street.”
A homebuilder in a previous career, Alan particularly appreciated the fact that despite all the nearby construction, dust never entered the home.
“These are solid homes,” he said. “It is remarkable that the builders here have done such a fine job constructing so many homes so quickly.”
“We love Lakeside,” Elizabeth smiled, “and we are looking forward to the retail and restaurants opening.
“We watched the fireworks over Lake Grapevine during the summer. Soon the boardwalk will open and I am really excited about that.”
And most importantly, “our neighbors are warm and friendly.”
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