Top 5 Reasons to Live in Little Elm, TX
Recreation reigns supreme: Termed "the town with a lake," much local life revolves around Lake Lewisville, with a boat ramp, swimming beach, marina and an amphitheater on the water as attractions. McCord Park, with a disc golf course and numerous trails, gets residents out of their homes to enjoy nature and healthy exercise.
Mix of housing: Because Little Elm's population increased more than tenfold since 2000, much of the available housing is new; there are large lakeside estates and custom homes, traditional neighborhoods with tract-style housing, townhouses, condos and modular housing. Residents take beautification seriously, and tree-planting is encouraged. From May through October, you can shop for local produce and crafts at the Little Elm Farmers Market. To meet your neighbors, head to Schmitty's for burgers and pizza.
Cooler friendly: Almost any place you go, from the beach to local parks to sporting events and community celebrations, coolers filled with your favorite beverages are not only allowed, but welcome. That doesn't mean that abuse is tolerated, but it does mean that residents can have a lot of fun during weekends at the lake, local parks and playing fields. Beard Park is home to the Hydrous Wake Board Park and has its own beer garden.
Look to the future: Rent to own property can represent great value for new residents, even though the median home price has increased about $40,000 since 2012. The city's master plan for its town center includes a core area with unique architecture and business, restaurant and entertainment options. For now, though, you may have to drive to Frisco or The Colony for your shopping and services.
Safe and social: Progressive Little Elm was named by the FBI in 2013 as the second safest city in the country. It has installed five digital marquee monuments to keep its residents informed about special events and local programs. Some of those programs include citywide clean-up days, adopt-a-street efforts and tree-planting plans.