Falcon Pointe goes to the dogs with new Bark Park The newest amenity at Falcon Pointe is getting a big paws up from its users – and their people. Opened last fall, the Falcon Pointe Bark Park and Gardens features separate play areas for large and small dogs. The gardens themselves include a community pear orchard and demonstration gardens offering fresh ideas for medicinal and culinary gardens, rain and moon gardens, and plantings that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. There is also a Purple Martin Birdhouse Village designed to attract those entertaining acrobatic flyers and insect eaters. This new park is also green, with nearly 100 new trees, native landscaping, wildflower meadows, and a 10,000-gallon cistern to collect rain and recycled water. It joins a growing list of Falcon Pointe amenities that already includes the Residents Club, Central Park, the Splash Park, and more.
New Falcon Pointe Blvd. welcomes drivers and joggers Falcon Pointe Blvd. has just come full circle, creating more convenience for drivers and more trails for pedestrians. The community’s namesake boulevard has been extended from Grand Mission Way to the east to Kelly Lane, completing its loop and literally paving the way for several new future neighborhoods. Along with lanes for cars also come new trails, increasing the community’s total to an energizing 11.3 miles. At 8′ feet wide, these trails have plenty of room for walkers, bikers, and joggers, even during the busy “rush” hours as young students make their way to any of the community’s three onsite schools.
New models, neighborhoods coming soon to Falcon Pointe Falcon Pointe is off to a strong start for 2012, with new model homes already under construction and a grand opening this Spring. Centerra Homes is building its Riviera model, a two-story design with 3,380 square feet, featuring five bedrooms and four baths, priced from the mid $200,000s. Lennar’s new model, the Travertine, with four bedrooms, a family room and a dining room in 1,983 square feet, is priced from the mid-$100,000s. Also this spring, Falcon Pointe plans to open a new phase in its popular Somerset neighborhood, featuring homes from the low $200,000s by Lennar and Centerra Homes, and a new neighborhood park.
Falcon Pointe walking school bus drives kids’ fitness With all the news about childhood obesity and lack of exercise, it’s nice to know that Murchison Elementary School in Falcon Pointe is doing something to help. Murchison’s popular Walking School Bus is back for the second half of the school year, offering students a safe, healthy, and stress-free way to get to school. The idea is incredibly simple – ‘drivers’ (parents and community members who have completed background checks) lead caravans of students on foot to and from school each weekday. In addition to exercise, kids also enjoy quality time with friends. We think the Walking School Bus really rocks!