New K-8 STEM Academy in The Tribute!


Posted on 27th June 2012 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips

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Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees approves plans to build K-8 STEM Academy in
The Tribute
$15 million school in The Colony master planned community to feature Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics format


(The Colony, TX—June 19, 2012) The Little Elm ISD Board of School Trustees approved plans to build the district’s first K – 8 Academy at Monday night’s regular board meeting. The district plans to open the school as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy in the fall of 2015. The Academy will meet the district’s projected student growth through 2021. The new school will be located at The Tribute, a 1,500-acre master planned lakeside golf and resort community, in The Colony.

“The partnership forged with our local developers makes this a win-win for all involved. We are very excited to offer this innovative approach to learning for our community,” said Lynne Leuthard, superintendent of schools. “On the heels of announcing our new Digital Learning Initiative, the Academy will extend our vision of preparing our students for global success.”

Sally Coleman, LEISD Board President, indicated that the decision to open the Academy follows 18-months of research, including site visits by parents and staff to other schools across the state. Parents and community members also shaped the decision, studying several different magnet school concepts this past school year. (more…)

Old American Golf Club Honored in Golfweek’s 2012 “Best Residential Courses”


Posted on 18th November 2011 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homebuyer Tips |Real Estate News

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THE COLONY, Texas — Old American Golf Club — the highly acclaimed Tripp Davis, Justin Leonard design on the shores of Lake Lewisville — is ranked among the 100 “Best Residential Courses” in the U.S. by Golfweek.The ranking places Old American in elite company alongside some of the most exclusive and sought after playing experiences in the world.

The residential rankings are derived directly from Golfweek’s annual list of America’s Best Courses, published since 1997. More than 350 raters throughout the country evaluate courses on the basis of 10 criteria. Rankings are calculated using a statistically rigorous process.

“Old American has quickly earned the reputation as one of the premier places to play, not just in Texas, but in the entire U.S.,” says Geraldine Doran, director of sales. “We are proud to receive this honor from Golfweek, and look forward to continuing to provide best-in-class service at a truly unique golf course.”

Since opening in September 2010, Old American has garnered an impressive list of accolades, including being the only Metroplex course in Golfweek’s top 10 “Best Courses You Can Play” in Texas and “Best New” from GOLF Magazine, LINKS Magazine, Golfweek and AVID Golfer.

Old American is located in The Tribute, a 1,500-acre lakeside golf and resort community developed by Matthews Southwest. The master plan features resort-style amenities; hike-and-bike trails; a future on-site school; and hundreds of acres of open space – perfect for its signature Old World architecture.  Grand Homes is honored to be one of the home builders represented in such a beautiful, family-friendly community.

 For more information on Old American Golf Club: (972) 370-4653; For more information on The Tribute Golf Club: (972) 221-1199; For more information on Grand Homes in The Tribute Resort: (214) 878-1877;

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Building outlook brightens at The Tribute


Posted on 10th August 2011 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

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Read how The Tribute has Matthews Southwest hopeful, from this article in the Dallas Business Journal.

By Candace Carlisle | Dallas Business Journal

Rebuilding custom home sales at the Tribute have the developer optimistic, perhaps for the first time since the recession.

“We’ve had a lot of activity in the last four to five weeks,” said Jack Matthews, president of Matthews Southwest and developer of the Tribute in the Colony near Lake Lewisville. “It’s been a real game changer.”

In the past few years, Matthews has slowed the development’s construction schedule. But this year’s forecast of 80 custom homes could be upped based on sales activity, he said.

Thirty-eight home sites have sold at The Tribute through July 31, with 10 contracts signed in July, officials said. There were 36 total home sites sold last year.

The Tribute is a 1,150-acre master-planned residential and golf community. There are about 175 homes build at the Tribute ranging from the mid-$200,000s to the $1.2 million.

There are more than 1,100 rooftops planned for the community, officials said.

Mathews Southwest is shopping for retail partners, such as a bakery, exercise facility or wine shop, to serve the expanding residential community, Matthews said.

Other future developments that could start at The Tribute in the next 18 months could include a hotel, condominiums and higher-end golf villas, he said.

The Tribute isn’t alone in continued interest. There’s been a flight to quality in residential homes, especially high-end master-planned communities, said Cassie Gibson, a senior vice president at Dallas-based Residential Strategies, which tracks and analyzes data for the residential market.

“There has been a theme throughout the downturn and home buyers have been quick to move to higher-quality developments,” Gibson said.
The Tribute – with two 18-hole golf courses – is one of those in-demand properties, she said.

Homes priced between the mid-$200,000s to the $400,000s have shown the most stability in the past year, she said.

That price point seems to be a “sweet spot,” for home buyers at The Tribute said Kathy Cunningham, vice president of the Tribute.

See the full article from the Dallas Business Journal. Grand Homes offers homes from the $240s – $340s at the Tribute, with four homes available now for move-in.

Grand Homes New Model Open at the Tribute


Posted on 24th March 2011 by Grand_Homes in Grand Openings |Real Estate News

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The Tribute is perhaps one of north Dallas’ best kept secret – peaceful lakeside living, award-wining golf and a setting second to none. With such a captivating surrounding, it may be hard to believe you’re just minutes from major highways, shopping, and dining venues.

Grand Homes’ new model designed to match this stunning setting is now open! Inspired by the natural, Old World beauty of the Tribute, Grand Homes has developed a series of all new designs just for this unique community.


Grand Homes at the Tribute


Posted on 23rd November 2010 by Grand Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

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GrandHomes As the holidays quickly approach, we look forward to spending time with family and friends and having that little extra time to enjoy some of the things we love to do. At the Tribute, home designs centered around open family–kitchen environments combined with amenities second to none everyone make this the perfect place to call home for the holidays. (more…)

Grand Opening of the Tribute Lakeside Golf Community!


Posted on 18th August 2010 by Grand Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

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Grand Homes invites home buyers to the Grand Opening of The Tribute Golf Club in The Colony! We are excited to be a part of this family-friendly golf community located on Lake Lewisville with two premier 18-hole golf courses, ultimate resort style amenities and all within easy access to major highways.

The Tribute is a master-planned golf community with resort-style amenities. There is something for everyone from the infinity pool, themed splash park for kids, pocket parks, playgrounds, 6 miles of hike & bike trails and a beach club in the works. Not to mention a state of the art clubhouse at the Old American Golf Club under construction.

Grand features award winning designs priced from $230s to the $340s with 1,950 to over 4,100 square feet. Grand’s homes offer three to six bedrooms with multiple livings, such as family rooms, studies, computer lofts, media rooms, and game rooms. Children attend the exemplary rated Hackberry Elementary School.

Golf enthusiasts at The Tribute enjoy two 18-hole championship golf courses on the banks of Lake Lewisville. Golf Digest named The Tribute Golf Club as the #1 public golf course in the Dallas area. The Old American Golf Club was designed by Tripp Davis and Justin Leonard to simulate some of the most famous holes in Scotland.

Click here for directions to stop by and see all that this community has to offer! Visit the Tribute online at

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