Las Colinas

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Apartments in Las Colinas

Located in Irving, Las Colinas is one of the first master planned upscale developments in the United States. Because it a planned community of residential and business space, it is a valuable resource for relocating corporations and businesses. It has many facets of urban living from luxury hotels to apartments, single family homes, town homes, urban lofts and gated communities. Not far from Dallas-Ft. Worth international Airport and main thoroughfares near the development, Las Colinas is home to more than 2000 businesses, including several Fortune 500 corporation headquarters. Las Colinas also has many recreational activities, including a River Walk style canal with restaurant and retail space. Las Colinas also has one of the largest equestrian sculptures, the Mustangs at Las Colinas. Las Colinas also has its own above ground rail system, Las Colinas APT System.

Education

Las Colinas is supported by both the Irving independent School District and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch independent School District. There are Las Colinas apartments located near all every public school.

Economy

Las Colinas is a place for business. Las Colinas has more than 2,000 companies in over 22 million square feet of office space, including General Motors, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle and Verizon. Kimberly-Clark, ExxonMobil and many other corporations have their headquarters here. The new Irving Convention Center will be completed in November of 2010 to host larger events and conventions. The area also has more than 1.3 million square feet of retail space. Apartments in Las Colinas employ hundreds of Irving residents.

History

Las Colinas was developed by Ben H. Carpenter, a local cattle rancher in 1972. Originally, it was named El Ranchito de Las Colinas (the little ranch in the hills). As one of the first master planned communities, Urban planners were consulted to design the entire town as a mixed land use development. Because of its location, many businesses relocated to Las Colinas in the 1980’s.

Culture and Recreation

Las Colinas has several attractions, including the River Walk style canal through the business and retail district of the city. Lined with office buildings, retail shops and restaurants, Williams Square holds the largest bronze equestrian sculpture in the world. The Mustangs running through the water and fountains celebrate the wild mustangs of the west. Near Las Colinas, there are several golf courses, parks, walking and biking paths, as well as area attractions such as Grapevine Lake, Grapevine Mills Mall, and the Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor water park. There are Las Colinas apartments near all of the parks and recreational areas.

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