Around Hickory Creek

Notable For

The Champ d’Or Estate brought Hickory Creek to the national and international media’s attention when it was built in 2002 by a wealthy couple. It was modeled after the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th Century baroque mansion in France. Major news organizations, magazines, and international architectural periodicals covered the Champ d’Or expressing the full range of opinions about its opulence.

For homebuyers who are not looking for a 48,000-square-foot mansion, Hickory Creek is notable for being almost completely residential with several parks and boat launches, making it an ideal home for boaters and anglers.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of living in Hickory Creek is slightly higher than in Dallas, with housing costs being the main reason for the difference (the Champ d’Or excluded from the computation). Home prices in Hickory Creek also range higher than in surrounding communities such as Corinth and Lake Dallas.

Transportation

Denton County provides public transportation in the area, but it is limited to several bus lines which serve other towns in the county. It also operates a passenger train line that connects Denton to Carrollton. Many Hickory Creek residents rely on their own vehicles, since getting around by car is quite easy. The I-35E Expressway cuts through the middle of town, so trips to most of the north Dallas area take about 30-40 minutes. There is very little commercial or retail development in Hickory Creek, but shopping and entertainment can be found in the nearby communities.

Schools

Hickory Creek is served by the Lake Dallas Independent School District. Lake Dallas Elementary, Middle School, and High School are in neighboring Lake Dallas, but only a few minutes away from Hickory Creek. The district receives positive rankings from several independent rating services noting its high test scores.

Attractions

The Hickory Creek Park District maintains several spacious parks along the shores of Lewisville Lake. They feature boat launches, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Some have camping sites and hiking trails.

Nearby Denton offers quite a few things to see and do. Its historic downtown is full of shops and eateries. It also presents a full calendar of events including art shows, holiday festivals, a concert series, and a bicycle rally. Denton is home to two universities that often have activities open to the public.

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