My better half and I are in the middle of transitioning from one city to another. Although our excitement for beginning a new chapter in a new place is high, we are conflicted by the sadness of leaving a place we love and will certainly miss. There are plenty of reasons for our emotions, many of which led us to live there in the first place. This is why we lived in…Coppell, TX.
Our home was purchased in Coppell, TX to be near work. The location is truly second to none in the Metroplex as there is convenient access to I-35E, George Bush Tollway, Sam Rayburn Tollway and I-635. Regardless if we are going to downtown Dallas, Richardson, Denton or Fort Worth, it’s always an easy trip.
While Coppell is located in the middle of DFW, at only 14 square miles it still feels like a small hometown. A lot of the stores and restaurants are locally owned and you won’t find one big box store, other than a few grocery chains, in the city limits. However, you still have easy access to all your main shopping places such as Target, Wal-Mart and Home Depot located either in Lewisville, Flower Mound, Irving or Carrollton immediately surrounding Coppell.
When I first moved to Coppell, I was leaving Flower Mound where I had lived for almost a decade and I was anxious to say the very least. Taxes are higher, it’s further away from my job, and I already knew all the walking and biking trails in Flower Mound. Coppell was simply out of my comfort zone. My concerns were immediately replaced with excitement about what Coppell has to offer.
We have enjoyed almost every activity the City of Coppell offers including the Independence Day Parade and fireworks, movie night in the park, annual 5Ks, Christmas Tree lighting and so much more. Not to mention the frequent use of the parks. Andy Brown Park is stunning with lakes, picnic areas, volleyball and trails. Since moving to Coppell, I’ve never once begrudged the taxes for it is truly a city that keeps community alive.
When we decided it was time to move to a bigger home, we absolutely considered Coppell. In fact, it was our city of choice. However, our home wish list also included a bigger lot, new construction, 1 story and a modern, open floor plan. While we could have accomplished our wish list in Coppell, we couldn’t do it within our budget. After expanding our search, we found the perfect floor plan and lot in Lantana, TX. We are very excited to begin the next chapter of our lives there but there’s no doubt, we will miss Coppell.
We will surely still drive to the Coppell Farmers Market on a regular basis. The collection of vendors they have assembled provide an amazing variety of local farmers providing fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, farm eggs, meat and seafood. It’s the best farmers market we’ve ever had the pleasure of attending and we will miss it being only a short 5 minute drive from our home every Saturday morning.
It might seem a little odd, but we will miss the local Ace Hardware store. During the middle of home improvement projects, it was so easy to run up the street to grab that missing piece to finish the job. The people there are helpful, courteous and always aide you in finding what you need.
Coppell will always hold a special place in our hearts. This is where we started our lives together and we will certainly return for the annual fireworks show on July 3rd, Andy Brown park events and of course, the Coppell Farmers Market.
If you, or someone you know, are thinking of moving to Coppell, give us a call today at 972-899-5600 to discuss the housing market and what is available to fit your unique needs!
Coppell Farmers Market http://coppellfarmersmarket.org/
Town Activities http://www.coppelltx.gov/