The Colony is City by the Lake in Denton County with the shores of Lake Lewisville as its backyard and all the big city advantages nearby. From leisure activities, business and play, The Colony offers it all. The Colony features miles of trails and green space, offering all kinds of outdoor recreation which have earned The Colony designations as both a Tree City USA and a Playful City USA. Its Five Star Athletic Complex helped The Colony be tapped by Sports Illustrated as its 50th Anniversary Sports Town of the United States. It is corporate headquarter for Pizza Inn and the Edward Don distribution center. All this might be enough for some cities, but The Colony isn’t content to be just like any other suburb.
The Colony is a vibrant community that embraces economic growth, and because of that has landed of the largest retail furniture development in the nation. Upon completion in 2015, Grandscape will introduce one of the largest and most unique mixed-use real estate developments in the world with over 400 acres and 3.9 million square feet of retail, entertainment, dining and attractions. It is expected to create 2,000 jobs and attract between 8 to 10 million visitors a year. Its anchor tenant, Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas, will be the largest furniture store in the nation offering furniture, flooring, appliances and electronics in a distribution center that is more than 22 football fields in size. It will offer a true, one-stop shop for household items with in-stock product and same-day pickup available. The Warren Buffet-owned furniture store has become a magnet for other commercial developers. TopGolf-The Colony is already one of the region’s premier new attractions, opened just across the street.
The Colony also ranked No. 10 on Money’s list of “Where Homes are Affordable.” With a median home price of $135,863, the city enjoys a wealth of housing options, from one-bedroom apartments to lakeside mansions. The Colony is located inside both the Lewisville Independent School District and the Little Elm Independent School District. The Lewisville ISD has built six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school inside the city limits. The Little Elm ISD is currently building a K-8 Stem Academy in The Tribute subdivision with a focus on teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to meet demand for the technology dependent society of today and tomorrow.