Community Spotlight: Artesia
It can be difficult to find a part of Dallas-Fort Worth that feels quiet and remote without driving a long distance from the city. The communities of Collin County are becoming more popular, but that also means they’re becoming more expensive. Located just north of the Dallas North Tollway near Highway 380, Artesia in Prosper is the exception.
For a reasonable price, you can get all the benefits of a new home community with luxurious amenities. According to Neighborhoods.com listings, home prices range between the high $200s and the mid $400s. Artesia isn’t the most affordable master-planned community, but with most homes in the 200s-300s range, there are some cheaper options.
Prosper is still part rural community, part growing suburb. You’ll see fields with cows on your way to busier areas.
Families are especially drawn to the quality of life in Artesia. The homeowners association does its best to promote a comfortable atmosphere and provide fun activities for residents, like summer block parties, holiday gatherings, and even community garage sales.
Residents can enjoy the onsite fitness center, an outdoor pool and tanning area, a playground for children, and a multi-purpose room for events like parties and wedding or baby showers. Also, the miles of trails throughout Artesia make it easy to stay active outdoors.
Prosper itself is a great place to live, with regular events like 5K runs, monthly lunch meetings to meet new people, and sports clinics for children and teens.
Kids in Artesia go to school in the highly desirable Prosper ISD, which is another major selling point of the area. Many schools in this district all have 10 ratings on GreatSchools, like Cynthia A. Cockrell Elementary and Lorene Rogers Middle School.
Prosper ISD offers students many more opportunities than you would expect to find in small towns this size, like an indoor football practice facility, a medical technology lab, a student-run restaurant, and a planned natatorium.
Lake Lewisville isn’t far from Prosper, giving the whole family the opportunity to spend those hot days relaxing on the water. Charming and walkable downtown Frisco is just a couple miles away. And the planned shopping center Gates of Prosper will bring popular stores, like Old Navy, Petsmart, and Ulta Beauty, to a location just minutes from home.
Artesia is in the heart of Prosper, a fast-growing community in western Collin County. Even though the population has doubled since the 2010 census, it’s still a small town with less than 20,000 people. Other new home communities try to replicate the small-town experience within a much larger suburb, but Prosper is a genuine, small town where you can get to know your neighbors, especially in a master-planned community like Artesia.
The Community Details
Prosper is an affluent community, rated one of the top 20 safest cities in Texas. City planners designed Prosper to keep population density low. With larger than average lot sizes, families and pets have plenty of room to roam. Artesia is one of the older master planned communities, with the first homes built in 2006 and completion planned for 2019.
There are several home builders at Artesia. Lennar has six home designs and the “Everything’s Included” concept, so you get the most desirable features— like optional theater rooms, standard game rooms, and soaring ceilings with crown moulding—at a reasonable price.
Homebuyers have the option of building a brand-new home with personal specifications or selecting from the inventory of existing homes. Homes in Artesia have 3 to 6 bedrooms with 2 to 5 bathrooms.
There’s a floor plan and a price point to fit the needs of many different budgets. Homes range from 1,356 to 4,158 square feet. Current prices range from the high $200s to the high $400s, and homeowners association fees range from $60 to $550, depending on the age and other specifics of each property.