Fox & Jacobs opened its first 3,000-home subdivision in The Colony in 1974, and it’s been exploding with new growth ever since. Newer developments take advantage of stunning views of Lake Lewisville to the west. The Colony also has one of the lowest crime rates in the metroplex. The Colony residents enjoy outstanding recreation opportunities, award-winning schools, and a family-oriented community, all within easy access of major commercial centers.
Since home construction began in the late 1970’s, the community has grown from one little convenience store on a farm-to- market road to six thriving shopping centers. Further growth is a given, as The Colony lies in the Golden Corridor within three miles of the Legacy Business Park in west Plano, and within shouting distance of the headquarters for Frito-Lay, EDS, JC Penney and Dr Pepper.
The Colony Five Star Complex is an 81-acre facility that features 7 baseball fields, 6 soccer fields, 2 football fields, 1.3-miles of hike-and-bike trails, restroom and concession facilities, pavilions and playgrounds. The complex is just one reason why The Colony was selected as the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sportstown for the state of Texas.
Residents benefit from 18 city parks, including the 720-acre Hidden Cove Park. Formerly Lake Lewisville State Park, the city leases this beautiful facility on the lakeshore to provide camping, boating and other water-related recreation to citizens throughout the metroplex. Other city parks include a million- dollar water sports complex, a 41-acre park equipped with jogging trails, disc golf. and an amphitheater, as well as multiple pocket parks. Stewart Peninsula Golf Course and The Tribute Golf Course are also here.
The city is part of the award-winning Lewisville ISD, and there are are six elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school within the community. Residents enjoy the services of a dynamic, progressive public library.