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August
8

Dallas Biking Trails

When our real estate agents are asked why they recommend moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, they often mention the region's outdoor amenities. The DFW has so many lovely natural areas where you can enjoy wildlife and beautiful plants. One of the best ways to enjoy these natural areas is by riding a bike. Whether you're a casual bike rider or a more serious cyclist, here are some of the top DFW bike trails to visit.

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June
13

DFW Summer

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is fun in every season, but during the summer months, the area is filled with summer events and activities to keep your family's calendar full! Our real estate agents love to spend their off-time at these entertaining places.

  • Shakespeare in the Park - Samuell-Grand Park, 6200 E. Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
    Celebrate 50 years of incredible theater productions at Shakespeare in the Park, held right down the street from Dallas homes for sale. In 1972, Shakespeare Dallas began with Bob Glenn's one-man production of Hamlet. Today, the organization offers summer camps, a book club and podcast, and seasonal outdoor stagings of Shakespeare's classics. This summer's schedule features A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, running from mid-June through late July. Visit the website for dates, times, and prices.

  • Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge - 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76135
    Just minutes from Fort Worth homes for sale, experience Texas as it was over a century ago. Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge spans more than 3,500 acres of forests, prairies, and wetlands that remain unchanged. More than 20 miles of trails provide a wonderful opportunity to view the varied landscape, along with birds and wildlife that live on the grounds. The pet-friendly center also has a canoe launch, so you can explore Lake Worth. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for ages 3-12, and $1 for leashed dogs. Hours are 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.

  • Trinity River National Water Trail - Moore Park, 1900 E. 8th St., Dallas, TX 75203
    Want an eco-friendly way to tour the DFW metroplex? Despite its 130-mile length, traveling through nine cities and three counties, the Trinity River National Water Trail is considered a hidden natural gem. Canoe, kayak, or paddleboard along waterways. The trail is flanked by hiking/biking trails and offers access to five learning centers and more than 50 parks and nature preserves. With 21 launch sites, it's easy to enter the trail no matter which direction you come from.

  • NRH2O - 9001 Blvd. 26, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
    NRH2O, the first municipal water park in Texas, is still going strong after more than 25 years near North Richland Hills homes for sale. First and foremost among the 23 attractions is the Green Extreme, the country's longest uphill water roller coaster at a thrilling 1,100 feet. Chill out lying on the white sand beach of Beachside Bay or floating along the Endless River. Several food stands throughout the park offer classic summertime fare, from hot dogs and cheeseburgers to funnel cakes and Dippin' Dots. Visit the website for schedule and prices.

  • Frisco RoughRiders - Riders Field, 7300 Roughriders Trl., Frisco, TX 75034
    The Frisco RoughRiders is a Double-A affiliate of MLB's Texas Rangers and is one of the hottest teams in the Texas League, currently leading the South division. In addition to great baseball, RoughRider games feature family-friendly promotions such as Kids Sunday Funday, Texas Baseball Legends Wednesday, and Fireworks Friday. Why not catch a game after a day of viewing Frisco homes for sale? Tickets range from $11-$21. Visit the website for the schedule. 

Fun is in season all year long. For friendly and experienced help buying or selling a home, contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates.

April
4

Plano Arts District

Plano homes for sale put you right in the middle of one of Texas's great centers of culture and fine arts.

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February
14

Dallas-Fort Worth

When it comes to long-distance travel, airplanes have replaced trains in convenience and popularity. Fortunately, many of the former train routes have been repurposed as these great hiking and biking rail trails around the DFW, and our real estate agents love to explore them. Take in the beautiful Texas scenery when you plan a hike on these Dallas-Fort Worth rail trails.

  • Katy Trail
    While the Katy Trail spans just 3.5 miles near Dallas homes for sale, its beauty and proximity draws more than 1.5 million visits each year. Established in 2000, the trail traces the line once used by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, commonly referred to as the K-T. More than 125 acres of local parks can be accessed using the pet-friendly trail, which is also the site of an annual 5K race. The Katy Trail Art initiative recently completed its first installation, a series of five sculptures suspended from trees. Hours are 5 a.m. - midnight daily.

  • Santa Fe Trail
    Echoes of the Wild West past of Texas can be heard in the name of the Santa Fe Trail. The 4.3-mile route uses a corridor once belonging to the railroad of the same name. Bring Fido along to catch waterfront views of White Rock Lake at one end, with the vibrant neighborhoods of Deep Ellum and Fair Park at the other end. The Santa Fe also makes up part of the route for the Dallas Marathon, regarded as one of the top long-distance races in the country. Friends of Santa Fe Trail is a non-profit group that supports the trail through fundraising, enhancements, and maintenance. 

  • Chaparral Rail Trail
    History is embedded in the 35-mile span of the Chaparral Rail Trail. Starting in the quaintly-named town of Farmersville, the trailhead is named for Audie Murphy, the iconic WWII hero who once made his home here. Nearby is the Historic Onion Shed, a restored building dating back to the 1930s. The path is a mix of pavement and gravel, and the trail is a favorite spot for geocaching. Outside the city, there are many stretches of undeveloped land, creating a lovely background that makes this trail a favorite. 

  • A-train Rail Trail
    In a twist on rail trails, rails-with-trails are active railroad corridors with adjacent paths for hiking and biking. The 19-mile A-train Rail Trail connects the Dallas suburbs of Denton and Lewisville with a commuter line as well as a multipurpose path for non-motorized travel. Spend a day with the family hiking the trail and visiting Lewisville's Railroad Park, which includes three man-made lakes, an off-leash dog park, and outdoor fitness equipment.

When you live in the DFW, every day can be an adventure. Thinking about moving to the area and starting your own new adventure? If you're looking at Fort Worth homes for sale, contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates for friendly and knowledgeable help.

November
1

DFW Drives

As the largest state in the lower 48, Texas has no shortage of highways and byways passing through its diverse landscapes. Whether you go by car or motorcycle, hit the open road this fall on one of these entertaining drives recommended by our real estate agents.

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October
18

DFW Nature

DFW might be a thriving urban metropolis, but the area retains a number of places where nature takes center stage. Our real estate agents refresh body, mind, and spirit with visits to these beautiful nature centers throughout the area. 

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September
7

Fort Worth Gardens

April showers may bring May flowers, but Mother Nature's creativity is still in full bloom during the fall. Our real estate agents love to visit these incredible gardens, just minutes from Fort Worth homes for sale.

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August
2

Texas Wine

Dallas, Fort Worth, and the many wonderful smaller cities in North Texas are home to some of the state's best, most acclaimed wineries. In addition to producing award-winning wines, these wineries often host special events where you can enjoy great food, camaraderie, live entertainment, and unique, behind-the-scenes tours. Many of the area's most popular wineries work together to create wine trails, with coordinated events that make it easy to explore all that various local wineries have to offer. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 4 North Texas wine trails that you will love to explore this summer.

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July
5

Fort Worth Pools

Summer in Fort Worth means plenty of sunshine, but temperatures regularly approach triple digits. When they need to cool off and relax, our real estate agents head for these refreshing pools conveniently located around Fort Worth.

  • Forest Park Pool - 2850 Park Pl., Fort Worth, TX 76110
    Dating back to 1922, Forest Park Pool has the distinction of being the oldest public pool near Fort Worth homes for sale. The circular pool measures 250 feet in diameter, with a depth from one to nine feet. After structural issues caused the pool to close in 2010, it received extensive repairs and renovations thanks to grants and donations totaling $830,000. Improvements include a slide and diving board, and six "Coolbrella" picnic areas. Hours are 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for swimmers aged 17 and younger.

  • Marine Park Pool & Aquatic Center - 303 NW 20th St., Fort Worth, TX 76106
    Marine Park Pool & Aquatic Center is Fort Worth's newest swimming facility. The current aquatic center, which opened in 2013, is a $3.2 million state-of-the-art facility. Kids love to splash around on the interactive play structure, with water cannons and a tipping bucket for mock "battles." Another favorite is the large water slide. With a 3,200-square-foot bathhouse and infant changing area, the whole family can enjoy a day at Marine Park Pool. Both Marine Park Pool and Forest Park Pool offer lessons for school-aged kids through Sigma Swimming, a nationally-ranked aquatic program. Hours are 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for swimmers aged 17 and younger.

  • Sycamore Spray Ground - 2525 E. Rosedale St., Fort Worth, TX 76105
    Are your little ones too small to stay afloat? Take them to the Sycamore Spray Ground, where they can romp freely under a cool shower of water while their feet stay firmly planted. Proper swimwear, including swim diapers, is the only requirement for use of the spray ground. Be sure to pack a lunch to share around one of the picnic tables when the kids are ready for a break. Sycamore Spray Ground is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., and admission is free.

  • William M. McDonald YMCA - 2701 Moresby St., Fort Worth, TX 76105
    The YMCA is an iconic name when it comes to family-friendly activities. A partnership between Fort Worth and the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth allows all city residents access to the beautiful outdoor pool at William M. McDonald YMCA. Hours and admission fees are the same as the city's other facilities, and guests also receive equal pricing for swim lessons. In addition to private and group lessons, the Y offers water safety programs and an Aquatics Leadership Pathway for teens interested in becoming lifeguards or swim coaches. Summer Day Camp for kids includes swimming sessions. Price is $150 for members and $165 for non-members. 

Summer is a great time to buy or sell a home in Fort Worth. When you're ready to get started, contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates for knowledgeable answers to all your questions.

June
21

Dallas Outdoor Adventures

Everything's bigger in Texas, but it looks smaller when seen from the treetops. Ziplining is just one of the outdoor activities that make the Dallas-Fort Worth area such a great place to live. Our real estate agents recommend getting your adrenaline pumping at these exciting parks around the DFW.

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April
19

DFW Driving Range

Avid golfers have multiple places throughout the DFW area perfect for working on your golf game. Our real estate agents can't wait to get in the swing of spring at these great driving ranges around DFW. 

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February
15

Birdwatching in the DFW

The Central Flyway is one of America's most highly trafficked bird migration routes, and the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is smack-dab underneath it. That makes this one of the best areas in the country for birdwatching. 

One of the things our real estate agents love most about life in the DFW is its abundance of outdoor recreation. That includes incredible birding opportunities. Be sure to check out one of these top birding sites in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas. 

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November
16

Bike Trails - DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

The crisp air of late fall makes this a particularly good time to go for a bike ride in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And with Go For a Ride Day coming right up on Sunday, November 22, our real estate agents are excited to share some of our favorite bike trails in the DFW.

  • Oak Cliff Nature Preserve - 2875 Pierce St, Dallas, TX 75233
    A 121-acre oasis of shady woodlands and rolling wildflower meadows, Oak Cliff Nature Preserve is a great resource for Dallas mountain bikers. Located just minutes from these Dallas homes for sale, the preserve includes 8 miles of multi-use hike and bike trails arranged in six loops. There are many twists and turns, but the terrain is mostly flat and not too challenging.

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September
21

Family Fitness Destinations - DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

With cool urban spaces, parklands, hike and bike trails, zoos, and art museums, there are many places around the Dallas-Fort Worth area where families can go for outdoor activities. In fact, family fitness and health may be even important right now. Be sure to check out some of our real estate agents' favorite outdoor destinations around the DFW.

  • Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden - 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218
    Acres upon acres of green spaces, water features, and blossoming flowers comprise the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. On the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum boasts a complete life science laboratory and interactive children's adventure garden featuring a two-story treehouse, tree canopy walk, and cascading waterfalls. When autumn arrives, over 90,000 pumpkins are used to create a literal pumpkin village and decorate the grounds at the Arboretum. With a variety of Dallas homes for sale in the area, the arboretum and botanical garden offer a peaceful and rewarding outdoor gateway. Visits now require a scheduled arrival window and tickets pre-purchased online.

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August
10

Parks for Geocaching - DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Love geocaching, or simply experiencing local parks? Then you'll really love living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where there are countless parks to explore while you search for hidden treasure. Whether you're in the heart of downtown, on the edge of the city, or in the suburbs, you'll find parks of all shapes and sizes around DFW. Our real estate agents are here to help you start your journey, with our guide to six great DFW area parks where you can hunt for geocaching treasure.

  1. White Rock Lake Park Loop – 8300 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218
    The White Rock Lake Park Loop is one of the most popular trails close to Dallas homes for sale, and for good reason! It runs for nearly 10 miles around the gorgeous White Rock Lake, with waterfront views and a well-maintained series of asphalt trails. The loop connects you with all of the amenities in the park and also has connections to a variety of other trails that run through the city.

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March
2

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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November
4

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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August
12

Kayaking and Paddleboarding in the DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

What's your favorite way to unwind? Do you head out for some physical activity or spend time in nature? Find both at these top kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) spots recommended by our real estate agents.

  • White Rock Paddle Co. - 389 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas 75216
    White Rock Paddle Co. takes its name from the stunning lake it sits on that is the highlight of one of the most popular parks near Dallas homes for sale. Single and tandem sit-on-top kayaks and paddleboards are available for rental periods of one to two hours. Listen to live music during your workout on the Thursday evening concert series paddle trips beginning at 6 p.m. White Rock is open 10 a.m. - sundown Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. - sundown Friday through Sunday.

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