In 2015, Carrollton received the Crown Community award from American City and County Magazine. Its parks & trails, shopping & dining, downtown district, and convenient transit access make it an ideal retreat for weekend getaways and commuters.
Parks & Trails
Warm weather begs for weekend getaways in the great outdoors. With 28 neighborhood and city parks, Carrollton offers plenty of outdoor event areas for biking, barbeques, and even basketball. Among some of the local favorites are Holmon D. Rhoton Park and Martha Pointer Park for their lighted tennis and basketball courts. Oak Hills Park has a fabulous splash park, and children love Mary Heads Carter Park for its pavilion and massive, colorful playground.
Connecting many of the community’s parks are Carrolton’s popular walking & biking trails, including the Furneaux Creek Blue Trail. This 4.23-mile beauty runs from the Hebron Parkway along the banks of the lake at Josey Lane and continues through the Nob Hill Greenbelt. Carrolton is also the home of the Elm Fork Nature Preserve, a 40-acre sanctuary filled with colorful, lively flora and fauna. Near Elm Fork is the Dimension Tract, 38 acres of pond, wetland, and river bottom timberland. Visitors to the tract can take advantage of its canoe & kayak launch site and spend the afternoon observing the wildlife from the water.
Whether it’s the perfect dress or new décor for your home, the options are nearly endless with Carrollton’s numerous shopping centers. Trinity Plaza features WinCo Foods, a weekly farmers market, and the world-famous Silk Threads clothing. This designer boutique by Ruby Bhandari features in-store and custom creations with an authentic Indian flair for both men and women.
Carrollton Town Center also features Kinokuniya Carrollton, the Japanese bookstore known for its extensive selection of Asian Books, magazines, and movies. 5-star 85C Bakery Café serves an eclectic assortment of Taiwanese, Japanese, and European style pastries. And nearby City Night Café & KTV is the place to be for an evening filled with dancing and karaoke.
The Korean Mall – Furneaux Creek Village Shopping Center features K-pop stores Book Nara and Hello Fancy H’ Gift Shop. It is also home to the H-mart, a mecca of Korean themed stores and restaurants, as well as Shine Art Studio and European style coffeehouse Caffeebene.
Carrollton features hundreds of restaurants providing a little something for every palate and budget. For a premier dining experience, visitors may venture to the exclusive Russian Banya, a fine-dining restaurant with Russian, Finnish, and Turkish style saunas for its guests.
Those with exotic tastes may enjoy Fujiyama Sushi & Yakitori Bar’s extensive list of tantalizing sushi set in a modern Japanese atmosphere or LA Burger’s Korean cuisine fused with contemporary favorites. Carrollton is also home to the famous Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, which features country classics like fried catfish and unlimited fried chicken.
To help locals, visitors, and foodies alike, Carrolton offers a free electronic dining guide.
The Downtown District
Downtown Carrollton offers a unique blend of history with contemporary culture. The original town square was built in the early 1900s. By then, the area had served as a place for Wichita Indians, a center for textile trades, and a railroad switch. Over a hundred years later, the district has had a facelift, but it hasn’t lost its charm.
The area features historic sites like Plaza Theater, Blanton Grain Tower, Carrollton Grawley Hardware, and Pioneer Park. It balances that with contemporary living at the Lofts, 12 restaurants including the Twisted Root Burger Co., and 18 shops like Blooms, which offers tourists retro candies and sodas, and has 50 different flavors of root beers.
Visitors can finish the day by stopping in at the Silverstar Mercantile to peruse the Texas-made foods and other sundries, which helps to support local artists and small businesses.
Closer than You Think
At Taylor Morrison, we take pride in building luxurious homes in suburban oases like Carrolton. We also understand when we run into the question, “how far is it really from Dallas?” that it’s all about location, location, location.
With access to three significant thoroughfares, Carrollton is a short jaunt from anywhere in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Whether it’s the North Dallas Tollway S, I-35E, or TX- Loop S, the average commute to Dallas is only 23 miles.
On a good traffic day, the drive is equivalent to listening once through the live version of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” drum solo included. During rush hour or the odd occurrence of road construction, the drive time is closer to Willie Nelson’s Starlight album or Adele’s 25.
Convenient Public Transit
If you’d rather enjoy the music, an audiobook, or catching up on your Netflix shows without the hassle of traffic, Carrolton has that covered too. One of the most appealing things about Carrollton is its connections to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).
With stations at Downtown Carrollton, Trinity Mills, and North Carrollton, the light rail system offers a relaxing and scenic ride from downtown Dallas to home without the hassle of getting on the interstate. Those riding DART find its clean, cool train compartments, quick commute, and unlimited rides worth the price of the 7- or 31-day pass.
Carrollton also has six metro bus lines that run between I35E and the North Dallas Tollway and connect with DART’s light rail system. DART will soon be adding the D2 Subway to its list of transit services. Combine DART’s system to Ft. Worth’s TRE and Denton’s DCTA, and no place in the Dallas-Denton-Ft. Worth area is inaccessible for work, sightseeing, or a night on the town.
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