Welcome to Texas, the land of Cowboys, Rodeos, Tex-Mex, and chips & salsa. A few facts and tidbits about the Lone Star State (state nickname) that you should know now that you will be part of this star state.

  1. State information:
    • Capital: Austin
    • Nickname: Lone Star State
    • Song: Texas, our Texas
    • Bird: Mockingbird
    • Flower: Bluebonnet
    • Slogan: Don’t mess with Texas
  2. Major league team for every sport:
    • Football: Dallas Cowboys
    • Baseball: Texas Rangers
    • Basketball: Dallas Mavericks
    • Hockey: Dallas Stars
    • Soccer: FC Dallas

Selecting a specific community to settle in as a new home is equally important as to finding an agency / agent for a real estate transaction. To assist you with home buying, with external resources’ help, we gathered a list of local information from school, tax, farmers market, dog parks to golf courses etc. to share.   You are welcome to download any of them from www.pinetreerealty.com for your reference or further sharing with families, relatives, friends and neighbors.

Starting information sharing with a video of glance at top 10 cities to live in Texas:

Local information:
Tax information
(rates effective October 1, 2017, subject to change when it is set 4th quarter 2018. Numbers illustrated below are referenced from external resource, please verify with taxing authorities or use it at your own discretion)

County Appraisal Districts for communities served:
Collin County Appraisal District              469-742-9200                 www.collincad.org
Dallas County Appraisal District             214-613-0910                
www.dallascad.org
Denton County Appraisal District           972-434-2602                
www.dentoncad.com
Rockwall County Appraisal District         972-771-2034                 www.rockwallcad.com
Tarrant County Appraisal District           817-284-0024                
www.tad.org

School information (more public school information by community can also be viewed by searching through zip code on “Market Insider” page, then scroll down to find tab “Local Schools”.) More about school rating or schools in DFW area, connect with Jadey)

Farmers Markets (more Farmers Market information around DFW area, connect with Jadey)

Dog Parks (more Dog Parks information around DFW area, connect with Jadey)

Sports Leagues

Golf Courses (more golf courses information around DFW area, connect with Jadey)

To explore more around Plano, McKinney, Frisco and surrounding area in DFW, click each community listed below:

Communities Served


Click on a community to find out more!