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Scenic Drives - DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

The wide-open spaces of Texas are too tempting not to explore on four wheels. Whether you're a native Texan or a visitor hoping to move into one of our Fort Worth homes for sale, you'll discover new treasures hiding around every corner. From charming towns to unspoiled landscapes with virtually no one else around for miles, our real estate agents encourage you to take one of these scenic drives around the DFW to uncover everything The Lonestar State has to offer.

  • Lonesome Highway
    Have you ever wanted to get away from it all? Then the Lonesome Highway is the ideal route for you. Great for cruising alone in your car or atop a motorcycle, this lonely stretch of road will take you from the DFW up to the foot of the Guadalupe Mountains. After traveling west on Highway 285, you'll head south on Highway 180. Crank up the tunes and put the windows down; on the Lonesome Highway, you won't pass much more than the occasional tumbleweed and endless Texan views.

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Dallas Running Trails - RE/MAX DFW Associates

If you're a runner looking at Dallas homes for sale, you'll be glad to know that there are a ton of cool 5K races coming up in the Dallas area! Whether you're looking for a color run, want to run at the zoo, or prefer your 5K with tacos and cerveza, you'll find what you're looking for this spring!

To make sure you're ready to enjoy your next race, you'll want to start training right away. Some of our real estate agents enjoy spending their free time on the area's best local running trails. Here are a few of their favorites. 

  1. Katy Trail - Access at Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave., Dallas
    Probably the most popular and well-known trail in Dallas, the historic Katy Trail has become a landmark destination. It's built on an old railroad line and currently spans 3.5 miles. This trail is great for walkers, joggers, runners, and bikers. It's perfect for the whole family and even your furry friend. There are also several places you can stop along the way for a bite to eat and other entertainment.

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Unique Dining in Dallas - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Is your restaurant routine getting a little stale? Trust us, our real estate agents know what it's like to crave a fresh and exciting night out. Thankfully, we've discovered these decidedly different dining destinations in Dallas that we know you'll love!

  • True Food Kitchen — 8383 Preston Center Plaza Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75225
    Eating well is always in season at True Food Kitchen. Their rotating menu of fresh, seasonal ingredients presents you with delicious yet healthy options for every meal of the day. True Food Kitchen will even customize any order to fit dietary needs and restrictions such as keto and paleo. If you'd like to sample a few items, come in for their Social Hour weekdays from 3-6 pm and try their $5 Menu.

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DFW Fall Races - RE/MAX DFW Associates

The holiday season brings a lot of great opportunities to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Our real estate agents are especially looking forward to being able to run (and walk) for some great causes this year. Be sure to check out these upcoming holiday races around the DFW!

  • Best Gift 5K & Fun Run - Alliance Community Fellowship, 2185 Golden Heights Road, Fort Worth, TX 76177 | Nov. 16
    Get ready for this year's Best Gift 5K & Fun Run, which helps raise money for children in need to attend summer camp at WinShape Camps. The race follows a scenic course around Fort Worth's Tehama Ridge Park, right around the corner from many Fort Worth homes for sale. Every entrant gets a t-shirt and a free chicken biscuit courtesy of sponsor Chick-fil-A!

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Dallas Chocolate Festival - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Are you ready for the sweetest September celebration in Dallas? Then join our real estate agents as we satisfy our sweet tooth at the Dallas Chocolate Festival. This year is the 10th anniversary of the celebration of all things chocolate. From Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September, 8th, you and your family will have the opportunity to taste samples from over 60 of the best artisan chocolate makers.

2019 Dallas Chocolate Festival

  • Dates: September 6th – 8th, 2019
  • Location: The Fashion Industry Gallery — 1807 Ross Ave #167, Dallas, TX 75201
  • Price: $35/adult, $7/child aged 4 — 11

History of the Dallas Chocolate Festival

You may be a chocolate lover—but how much do you actually know about the chocolate-making process? founder Sander Wolf believes that the process of creating chocolate from bean to bar is an exciting journey that all chocolate lovers should learn about. In 2009, Wolf created his website in hopes to educate the masses about local and global chocolate news and history. Instead of simply telling the residents of Dallas about chocolate, he wanted to give them the opportunity to taste unique flavors through an engaging experience that celebrates this tasty treat. What began as a small event featuring only two bean-to-bar chocolate producers turned into one of the can't-miss annual events of the Dallas food scene. The Dallas Chocolate Festival became the website's signature event that draws chocolate lovers and makers from around the world to the Dallas area every autumn.

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Dallas Parks for a Picnic - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Summertime is here, and that means plenty of beautiful weather and opportunities for family-friendly outdoor adventures. When you're ready to take a break from the hustle and bustle of visiting Dallas homes for sale, we recommend exploring some of the city's great parks. 

July is National Picnic Month, so now is the perfect time to grab your blanket, pack up some finger foods, and plan a family outing or a romantic lunch. While there are plenty of great picnic spots to choose from, there are a few that you really won't want to miss. 

  1. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218
    When we asked our real estate agents about their favorite picnic spot, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden kept coming out on top. From the gorgeous gardens to the tree-lined paths and seasonal displays, there's never a shortage of breathtaking things to see here!

    There's plenty of space to spread out for a picnic while enjoying views of the lake, relaxing, painting, or reading a book. 

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Outdoor Summer Concerts - REMAX DFW Associates

DFW—are you ready to rock this summer? Our real estate agents have been eagerly anticipating the return of the best concert series around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We're so excited to get out and groove with our friends and families. When we're not showing new homeowners around Dallas homes for sale, we're keeping track of all of the cool concerts coming to town. Grab your dance partner and get ready to rock with us at one of these awesome outdoor concerts around the DFW.

  • Sounds of Lewisville – 150 W. Church St., Lewisville, TX 75057
    Tuesdays in June and July at Wayne Ferguson Plaza are going to be jammin'! Join your neighbors for the Sounds of Lewisville free concert series. Every week from 7-9:30 p.m., one of nine bands will take the stage and sing you through summer. Listen to fantastic tribute bands cover favorites from groups like the Eagles, Collective Soul, and Garth Brooks. Just down the road from Lewisville homes for sale, this summer concert series can't be missed!

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Dallas Perot Museum-Re/Max DFW Associates

There's no need to fret when your brain gets bored with the day-to-day routine. Down the road and through the streets of the city is the perfect medicine for a meandering mind. When your brain needs a boost and a dash of excitement, our real estate agents recommend spending a few hours at the Dallas Perot Museum.

11 Halls of Amazing Exhibits

Our universe is filled with trillions of stars to explore, millions of diseases to discover, and thousands of dinosaurs to uncover. The museum's mission is to encourage the next generation of scientists to reach beyond what is known and discover what is possible. Toward that goal, the curators at the Perot Museum have done an amazing job of crafting exhibitions that stimulate the synapses.

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Dallas Speakeasy Bars - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Speakeasies rose to prominence during prohibition, illicitly serving alcohol in secret haunts out of sight and out of the law's reach. The fact that alcohol was made legal again more than 80 years ago has done nothing to diminish these establishment's appeal. 

Today, speakeasies remain some of the best places in Dallas to grab a drink, with high-end cocktails, tasty happy hour specials, and second-to-none ambiance. Our real estate agents share some of the best old-fashioned watering holes to visit in the DFW area.

  1. Atwater - 4900 McKinney Ave.
    Tucked away in an unassuming alleyway behind Henry's Majestic, Atwater is a dark, secretive den that feels like it belongs in another era. Walking into the dimly-lit bar room with its classic atmosphere and vintage decor gives the impression that you've discovered a secret world that you weren't supposed to know about. With high-end cocktails prepared by expert mixologists, it's a discovery you'll be glad you made. 

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Dallas Sports Bars - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Fort Worth real estate provides exciting opportunities all year round. Dallas homes are some of the most desirable in the U.S., and our real estate agents are always glad to show them off.

Everything's bigger in Texas, and that's just as true of our Game Day parties! No matter if you follow football or consider yourself a casual fan, a Big Game get-together in the DFW area offers fun you won't want to miss. Everyone turns out for a great day of excitement.

Naturally, the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans are the local teams close to our heart here in Dallas-Fort Worth. The Cowboys have won five matchups, and although the last was in 1996, die-hard fans will never stop rooting for them. 

Let's look in on six of the best places to see the biggest game of them all.

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DFW Holiday Markets
The Christmas season is upon us, which means that holiday shopping is in full swing. For people who are new to the area or are in town to see our real estate agents about buying a Dallas-Fort Worth area home, finding out where to go for the best shopping experience is essential. To give those new or potential residents a head start, here are five holiday shopping destinations in Dallas-Fort Worth:

  1. Texas Christkindl Market - The Plaza at Texas Live! 1650 E. Randol Mill Road, Arlington
    The Texas Christkindl Market is a traditional German holiday market. This family-friendly community market offers a unique shopping experience, featuring a great selection of handcrafted gifts and authentic German gifts and collectibles, among many other types of merchandise. For the 2018 season, it is open from November 23 to December 23 and runs seven days per week during that time. From Sunday through Thursday, shoppers can enjoy the market from 11 am to 9 pm On Fridays and Saturdays, the market an hour longer, until 10 pm. If you are in town to shop Arlington homes for sale, stopping by the the Texas Christkindl Market is a great way to get a feel for the local community.

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DFW Thanksgiving Events
Our real estate
 are always available to help you meet your real estate goals here in Dallas-Fort Worth. At the same time, though, we're gearing up with gusto to enjoy another wonderful holiday season.

Everything's bigger in Texas, and we like to think that includes holiday fun, too. If you're looking for joy and cheer – either as a local or a visitor – then just check out these six options suitable for the whole family.

  1. Vitruvian Lights - 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, TX
    Vitruvian Park has always been one of the top spots to enjoy time with the family in Addison. Now, Addison homes for sale will be aglow thanks to the Vitruvian Lights. In past years, this show has included more than 1.5 million LED lights! The fun kicks off with a November 24 lighting ceremony including live music and snacks. The lights remain shining until January 1.

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Fort Worth Texas Motor Speedway
If you're considering a relocation to North Texas, you must check out Fort Worth homes for sale. Whether you prefer a luxurious showplace or a stylish starter bungalow, our REALTORS® can find a home that matches your style.

When you visit Fort Worth Texas, spend some time getting to know our thriving metroplex. You'll find all the art, culture, dining, and exciting entertainment you'd expect of a world-class city. If you stretch your visit into the weekend, you can also experience the fast-paced thrills of NASCAR racing. 

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Dallas Arboretum
One of the best things about living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is the weather, which makes it possible to grow an amazing number of flowers, some which will bloom all year long. One of the best places to see the beauty of the horticulture of our area is the Dallas Arboretum, located at 8525 Garland Road, on the shores of White Rock Lake. 

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Coppell Texas Restaurants
In the diverse neighborhood of Coppell, TX, you will find plenty of restaurants and food joints offering a variety of cuisines and food choices that will definitely treat your taste buds. Seafood is a prominent choice, thanks to the easy access to freshly caught saltwater fish. If you are looking for a good brunch spot or dinner restaurant for your family, Our REALTORS® in Coppell have a few recommendations.

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Dallas Counts Down to 2018

Dallas New Years Eve Spots

Are you ready to close out 2017 in style, with an unforgettable night of fun in your favorite city? New Year's Eve in Dallas is always a big deal, and the schedule of special events in the city is a mile long. Whether you're looking for a night of great music, a glamorous party, or a fun event that the whole family can enjoy, you'll find it in Dallas on New Year's Eve. Our real estate agents are looking forward to the city-wide celebrations, and we have the details on some great New Year's Eve events in Dallas this year.

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Dallas Christmas Tree Guide
Since the Christmas holidays come only once a year, families with homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area spend time planning for this most special of seasons. Family dinners, secret gift-wrapping sessions, Christmas card lists, (and most importantly) picking and decoration of the Christmas tree are all part of the holiday season. 

The Christmas tree with its unique collection of ornaments and lights has a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. They are a fun and cheery part of the holiday celebration and picking out the perfect Christmas tree for your Arlington home is an exciting event for the whole family. Here are tips to find the healthiest and freshest trees for your new home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Measure
    Before families leave their Plano homes to search for a tree lot or farm, they should be mindful of the dimensions of the living space. To determine the tree size that will fit into your home, you must measure the height of the ceiling as well as the width of the area you want to site the tree. You should also subtract the height of the tree stand as well as the topper you intend putting on the tree. Ensure that the tree stand is sufficient to contain the tree you plan on buying.

  • Find a Tree Farm
    Families relocating to Colleyville homes may not be familiar with the tree farms or lots in the neighborhood. Our real estate agents know a lot about local businesses and can help you find a tree farm closest to your home or visit the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association for various tree farms near you. Once you arrive at the tree farm, ask the staff for information about the kinds of trees they have. Or better still, you can call ahead to ensure that they have the kind of trees you prefer.

  • Know Your Christmas Trees
    Due to the variety of Christmas trees available, families with Irving homes may find it difficult to pick the right one for their living space. Here is a list of popular varieties growing on Texas tree farms.

    - Eastern Red Cedar
    Known for its excellent aroma and dense branches, the Eastern cedar tree is a good choice for a Christmas tree. However, it has sticky needles and a short house life.

    - Virginia Pine
    This is a short-needled pine with stout branches and the characteristic pine fragrance. It is the most common type of farm tree in the South.

    - Leyland Cypress
    The Leyland cypress is a hybrid tree with little aroma and dark green foliage. It is ideal for people with tree allergies and can outlast other kinds of cut trees.

  • Caring for the Christmas Tree
    Most importantly, you must know how to keep the tree fresh throughout the Christmas holidays to prevent it from dying off. Once the tree has been transported to your Flower Mound home, you must immediately place its trunk in water. Position the tree away from fireplaces and heating systems and ensure that you check its water reservoir daily.

Contact RE/MAX DFW Associates when you're searching for Dallas homes for sale. Our real estate professionals live and work in our communities and have first-hand knowledge about our local areas.


Christmas in the DFW
Getting ready to plan for holiday fun in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Our real estate team is ready to deck the halls, and we've got the details on 10 great events in DFW for this holiday season. While you're planning, you can also click on the city name in any listing to view homes in that community.

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Fort Worth Stockyard National Historic District
Interested in experiencing the history, heritage, and culture of Fort Worth, TX, up close and personal? The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is a spectacular example of what makes life in the city so special, with history, entertainment, and excitement around every corner. Visiting the Fort Worth Stockyards is like stepping back into a different era, where daily cattle drives, raucous rodeos, and lively, open-air markets are simply part of daily life. There is so much to see in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and our team is excited to tell you all about it.

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DFW Community Halloween Events
Families with homes in Fort Worth have their choice of Halloween thrills and chills. Your whole family can walk the neighborhood in quirky disguises. You can fill your days and nights with planned events and whimsical, scary adventures. But not too scary!

When the smallest goblins take part in family Halloween fun, it's important to steer clear of super scary events. Traditional haunting venues may frighten young children a bit too much. They may cause little people nightmares that keep the whole family up late at night.

Our real estate agents know a lot about local businesses, attractions, and family-friendly events. We draw on that knowledge to recommend a list of Halloween events that promise fun for the entire family.

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Celebrating Mom in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas-Fort Worth Mothers Day Celebrations

Brunch and flowers are two of the best ways to show Mom how much you appreciate her on Mother's Day. Here are some great options in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for showing your mom how much she means to you.

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Hop On In To These Five Dallas Restaurants for Easter 

Best Dallas Restaurants for Easter

Easter is on its way in the Dallas area—to be fair, it's also on its way everywhere else—and chances are, you're looking for a good place to do some holiday dining. So whether you're looking for a cozy Easter brunch spot or an Easter dinner restaurant for the whole family, our REALTORS® in Dallas have a few solid recommendations.

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Finding the Right Dallas Neighborhood to Buy a HomeDallas is a big city in every sense of the word, and one of the great things about buying a house here is that the city has a neighborhood to suit every taste. Narrowing down your list to find the right Dallas neighborhood for you is one of the most important steps in the preparation process that leads to finding a home that you will love long-term. Whether you love the arts, the outdoors, or simply want the best education possible for your children, there's a Dallas neighborhood with your name on it.

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