Community Spotlight: Harvest, Argyle, TX
Master-planned communities are popular in Dallas-Fort Worth, but Harvest at Argyle is noticeably different. Even though it has the traditional amenities of most MPCs, Harvest is unique because of its rural feel.
Harvest has a community farmhouse, onsite agriculture, and it’s situated in the Argyle Independent School District and the Northwest Independent School District. As one of the top-selling MPCs in the country, it has a lot of appeal with homebuyers. It offers both country living and a walkable suburb at the same time.
Argyle at a Glance
Developed by Hillwood Communities, Harvest broke ground in 2012. Built on 1,200 acres, Harvest restored the original 130-year-old farmhouse which now serves as the central gathering place for residents. The community plans to have over 3,200 homes at buildout.
Harvest is an example of Hillwood’s “LiveSmart” concept that includes five points: connection, well-being, enrichment, stewardship, and convenience.
Homebuilders at Harvest include D.R. Horton Homes, David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes, and Plantation Homes. Community amenities include an 11-acre lake, three resort-quality pools, pedestrian-friendly walkways, trails, a playground, an amphitheater, and a 1.5 mile linear park.
Home sizes range from 1,616 to 4,666 square feet and feature 3-6 bedrooms and 2-5 bathrooms. Most homes are on quarter-acre lots and were built after 2013. Prices range from the mid $200s to the low $600s.
Agriculture isn’t just buzzwords at Harvest. This community places a big emphasis on gardening and farming. Every resident can rent their own raised plot of land for growing food, and an onsite farmer is there to teach residents the basics.
Growing produce on site allows residents to experience fresh farm-to-table cooking. Even better, the community shares their surplus produce with the North Texas Food Bank.
“I love that they have a farmers market in the neighborhood barn every Saturday morning,” says resident Delia Kleehammer.
This community is designed to have the kind of small-town atmosphere where everyone knows each other. With a large number of young families, the community has fun, family-friendly events like bringing in a snow machine to make a “snow slide” on cold days.
The lifestyle coordinator for Harvest is constantly coming up with interesting activities for residents. One popular event was goat yoga, in which residents did yoga with goats in attendance. Even those who didn’t participate in the yoga still watched and enjoyed themselves.
“You also can work out in the outdoor yoga space or even in the gym,” Kleehammer says. “There are so many opportunities to be active.”
In this community, you’ll see kids and adults alike riding bikes on the biking trails within the community or playing an informal soccer game on one of the many practice fields.
Harvest is located in Argyle near Northlake, and residents appreciate the neighborhood’s small-town country feel. Even though it feels far from the city, highways I-35 and Texas 114 offer easy commuting access. It’s only 12 miles to Denton, 30 miles to Downtown Fort Worth, and 40 miles to Downtown Dallas.
Despite the country feeling and small size of the area, there are still plenty of amenities nearby. Northlake Town Commons is minutes away, which will be the future site of doctors, dentists, restaurants, and retail stores. For more shopping, Roanoke and Southlake aren’t far away and each has numerous upscale retail and dining opportunities.
What It’s Like to Live Here
Every master-planned community says that they pride themselves on having a friendly atmosphere, but residents at Harvest are actually engaged in community activities. The Harvest homeowners association plans activities several times a month and residents actually turn out for these events.
“This is the best, friendliest neighborhood I have ever lived in,” Kleehammer says. “There are so many opportunities to get together with neighbors, like having a cup of coffee on the wraparound porch at the farmhouse or running into fellow dog owners walking around the lake.”
The community has an unofficial slogan: #harvestbettertogether, which residents use in social media posts. One of the most surprising things is the number of people who post positive reviews of the community on social media, talking about how much they love where they live and how much they enjoy their relationship with their neighbors.
This is the kind of community where neighbors really get to know each other. Since it’s not a place that feels anonymous, people miss the sense of community and friendliness when they have to move away. If you want a sense of 1950s small-town life with the appeal of brand-new amenities, you’ll find a lot to love at Harvest.
“I’ve made so many friends here that I couldn’t move far away,” Kleehammer says.