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The Vitality and Exuberance of Spring Can be Found Year-round at David Bagwell Company's Colleyville Developments.

  The Solidago Trail connects the residents of David Bagwell Company neighborhoods with one another as well as their natural environs.

This is the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox, when length of day and length of night are equal. Poets and philosophers rhapsodize about spring and the new beginning it heralds: the awakening of Nature, the vigor of flora and fauna, the fecund promise of pairing and pollination.

Comedian Robin Williams declared, "Spring is Nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"

Musician and High Pop avatar Donald Fagen crooned, "Swing out to Lake Nostalgia…take Route 5 to Laughing Pines…Get off at Funway West…and Drive into springtime."

The vitality and exuberance of spring can be found year-round at a trio of residential developments in Colleyville. Whittier Heights, Old Grove at Whittier Heights, and Benedict Hill at Westmont offer homebuyers an enriched natural environment for elaborate new beginnings, with homesites located amidst hill and dale and near flowing creeks, broad lakes, and wooded reserves.

Today these picturesque neighborhoods are alive with activity. Nature is rousing the denizens of her districts, while distinctive and well-appointed homes are being constructed and occupied by owners who've found their ideal.

In the Cast Iron Forest remnant of Old Grove, at the lakeside in Whittier Heights, and on the crest of Benedict Hill, common area improvements are being carefully crafted to give each neighborhood an identifiable aura or Sense of Place. Author Wallace Stegner explained that one's Place involves the senses, memory, and history: things in which poets specialize. Appropriately, a segment of the extensive system of paths and trails shared by these neighborhoods is a Poets' Walk.

Alluring common area improvements aren't the only ways these neighborhoods satisfy homeowners' longing for community. Aesthetic guidelines ensure excellence in design, materials, landscaping, and craftsmanship of homes. Front porches are encouraged to create a casual venue for developing social relations among neighbors. And throughout, thousands of trees are being transplanted in yards and common areas to bestow the umbrageous charm of long established communities. Consequently, these neighborhoods have an identifiable character like that of the country's venerated old residential areas. It amounts to cohesive curb appeal, whereby fine architecture and artisanship within an enriched setting evoke in residents feelings of satisfaction and nostalgic reassurance from "ownership" of the neighborhood as a whole.

Nineteenth Century sage John Ruskin believed "There is no wealth but life. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings."

In springtime especially, we recall where poet James Russell Lowell suggested such wealth may be found, "Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed…if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons."

Drive into Springtime and consider your own new beginning at Whittier Heights, Old Grove at Whittier Heights, or Benedict Hill at Westmont. These $450K+ communities are located on McDonwell School Road between Westcoat and Precinct Line Road in northwest Colleyville. For more information, visit www.bagwellcompany.com or call Susan Folkert at 214/673-6754.


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