SSelecting a new home is an enormous responsibility. If you’re looking for a healthy lifestyle, look no further than the small city of Carrollton, Texas.
Are you just getting familiar with this charming city just north of Dallas? You’ll be delighted to learn that Carrollton prides itself on vast opportunities for outdoor recreation and embraces a focus on wellness. Thanks to the relatively mild winters, you’ll find that you can get outside for fresh air and exercise throughout most of the year.
In fact, Taylor Morrison considered this when we selected Carrollton as the home of our Hamilton Park community. While our expertise is in building well-appointed homes with spacious floorplans, we always keep an eye on the quality of life in the area and choose only those locations with the best that life has to offer to residents.
Carrollton, TX is one such special community.
Walking for Wellness
Ask any random group of people what they do to keep fit, and someone will undoubtedly tell you that they enjoy long daily walks. Walking is a favorite fitness activity for so many because it requires no special equipment or monetary investment.
In the early evening, Hamilton Park residents enjoy after-dinner walks in the community. At times, it almost seems like a community social gathering. Imagine being able to get fit while meeting new friends!
However, residents who want to take their fitness outside the neighborhood, enjoy the walking trails in the nearby Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano. This 200-acre park offers a 3-mile paved recreational trail that’s shared by walkers and joggers. The path carries hikers through breathtaking natural habitats and is just a short drive from Hamilton Park.
Those who prefer hiking in a more rugged setting than walking the trails enjoy the Elm Fork Nature Preserve in Carrollton. The one-mile trail is well-maintained for beauty but remains unpaved. The route carries you through lush Texas meadows and a small forested area. If you try this hike, keep your eyes open for native species including squirrels, beavers, armadillos, woodpeckers, and skunks.
The natural beauty of the outdoors in north Texas is unbeatable.
Gone to the Dogs
For some people, recreation and wellness will always include their dogs. Dogs help decrease their owners’ stress levels and create opportunities for increased activity through long walks and playful exercise.
The savviest dog owners in Carrollton enjoy great fun with their four-legged buddies at the Rosemeade Dog Park and the McInnish Dog Park. The City of Carrollton Parks and Recreation operates both of these fabulous facilities. These spacious, fenced-in parks allow friendly dogs to run, play, and interact with other canines in the community.
World Class Medical Care
New residents are drawn to Carrollton every year to gain access to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. This world-class medical center attracts some of the best and brightest doctors in the United States to practice in the area. From private practice physicians to top-notch in-patient hospitalization services, you’ll find it all at Baylor.
In addition, they offer a comprehensive list of specialties, including:
- Allergies, asthma, and lung care
- Bariatric surgery
- Cancer care
- Cosmetic surgery
- Diabetes care
- Digestive disease
- Heart health
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Spinal care
- Surgical center
- Wound care
The services listed here are only a very few that Baylor provides to the community.
In addition to treatment, Baylor’s Carrollton campus offers wellness and prevention workshops and clinics to educate residents on how to live longer and healthier lives.
Pampering with Spa Services
Physical health encompasses only part of the term “wellness.” What’s the other part? That’s what you can’t often see—mental wellness.
Those who take time to relax and pamper themselves feel less anxiety and learn to cope with day-to-day stress than those who never take the time out to put themselves first.
Fortunately, Carrollton residents can treat themselves to a wide range of spa services from massage therapy that melts away their worries while releasing toxins from sore muscles to caring for their needs through pedicures that groom the toes and calm the nerves through foot reflexology.
Massage and spa services serve as a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enhance a feeling of relaxation and overall mental clarity.
Indoor Fitness Activities
During cooler months in the winter, many locals in Carrollton choose to take their fitness pursuits to the warmer temperatures of the indoors. There is no lack of opportunity here, either.
Residents enjoy workouts at the recently upgraded fitness center and locker rooms at the Crosby Recreation Center.
For indoor sports, the Rosemeade facility is the fitness center of choice. Not only do residents enjoy the 44,000 square foot Rosemeade Recreation Center for the fitness room and gym, but they also take advantage of indoor basketball, volleyball, dance studios, and racquetball facilities. Residents can take classes for all skill levels.
The Bottom Line
Wellness is a year-round commitment. Fortunately, Texans can enjoy outdoor recreation most of the year. Indoor recreation is also readily accessible in Carrollton, allowing residents to keep fit even during the chilly and windy winter months.
Here, residents have access to these fabulous fitness facilities, an ample selection of spas to treat yourself to much-needed relaxation, and top-notch medical care. Now, there’s only one question left for us to ask you.
So, what are you waiting for?