Homes for Sale in Prosper
The train doesn’t stop in Prosper anymore. The depot where passengers and freight once arrived is long gone. But the town north of Dallas that got its start as a railway whistle-stop is on the verge of a building boom that will forever change the once rural community. Homebuilders are plowing up thousands of acres of former farmland to create housing to serve growing employment centers to the south in Frisco and West Plano. And on the south edge of Prosper along U.S. Highway 380, surveyors are laying out sites for new shopping centers, office buildings and medical complexes. With Frisco’s neighborhoods quickly filling up with new homeowners, Prosper is next in line to benefit from North Texas’ need for more housing. It’s already the second-fastest-growing community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The town couldn’t be in a better location, straddling Preston Road and the route of the Dallas North Tollway. Prosper stretches about 9 miles east to west and 3 miles north from U.S. 380 to the Celina city limits.
Drive down Prosper’s historic business district along Broadway Street for a look at where the town started in the early 20th century. Pickup trucks still outnumber cars parked for lunch outside the popular Cotton Gin Café. At the end of the street, a cluster of huge grain storage bins marks the railroad right of way that put Prosper on the map. Town leaders are planning to use some of the revenue from new developments to help save the old business district. Work will start next year on the 979-acre Villages of Star Trail, an 1,850-home community that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones plans to build along the tollway route in Prosper. This small town epitomizes the definition of Firday Night Football, and has put Friday Night Lights on the map a time or two as Prosper High School has .
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