About The Colony , Texas

The Colony, City by the Lake, is one of the best-kept secrets in the heart of North Texas.  The Colony sits on 15.7 square miles filled with outdoor adventure, live entertainment, retail shopping, unique restaurant and bar amenities.

The City by the Lake, with its strikingly beautiful views of Lewisville Lake, extends 23 miles along its eastern shoreline. Residents and visitors alike immerse themselves in a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities starting along the 8-mile Shoreline Trail and The Tribute Shoreline Nature Trail, a little over 3 miles long. Walkers, runners, cyclers, leased dogs and nature lovers are welcome on the trails from dawn to dusk daily.  Additionally, expect to enjoy year-round camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking, and cycling.

Only 20 miles north of Dallas, The Colony is conveniently located on SH 121, the Sam Rayburn Tollway, six miles east of I-35E and 2 miles west of the Dallas North Tollway and less than 20 miles from the DFW International Airport.

The Colony has ever-expanding, year-round entertainment and attractions to please the entire family and visitors as well as business travelers, including outdoor adventures, top-ranked golf courses, unique bay golf, water parks, live entertainment venues, sports facilities, event spaces, vibrant nightlife, new hotels and beautiful shoreline amenities.

Berkshire Hathaway’s 433-acre Grandscape is described as one of the largest and most unique mixed-use real estate developments in the country.  Recognized in 2018 by D CEO’s Commercial Real Estate Awards as the ‘Best Mixed-Use Project’ in North Texas.  Found in Grandscape are unique and exciting options such as live entertainment, deliciously sensational restaurant offerings and world-renowned chefs, vibrant nightlight, lodging and includes the U.S.’s largest retail furniture store, Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas, all which draw visitors from all over the United States and World.

The Cascades is a 110-acre development fronting SH 121 and is a Jackson-Shaw master-planned community mixing residential, mid-sized tenant service with complimentary selections of hospitality, restaurant, retail and social venues.

The Tribute is in The Colony on a peninsula on Lewisville Lake.  The Tribute is a 1,600-acre master planned lakeside golf and resort community unlike any other in North Texas.  The Tribute, along with the beautifully custom-built homes, has two of the Southwest’s premier golfing experiences in The Tribute Golf Course, and the Old American Golf Course, host of the Volunteers of America LPGA North Dallas Classic 2018.

Austin Ranch is a master planned community one mile west of the Dallas North Tollway and includes apartments, luxury homes, retails and corporate campuses.

The Colony is in the southeast corner of Denton County along the impressively ever-growing, commercial 121 Corridor which includes the newly opened US Headquarters of Toyota USA that is within two miles of The Colony. The Colony’s closest neighbors are Plano, Lewisville, Little Elm, Carrollton, and Frisco.

Of standout importance in The Colony is their honoring of their Military Service Veterans and families.  This is demonstrated daily in the care and honor of the Veterans and especially on Veterans Days with the largest Veterans Day Celebration in all of North Texas; Salute American Heroes.  The Colony has an active American Legion Post, the Holley Riddle Post 21.

The Colony is part of the award-winning Lewisville Independent School District and Little Elm Independent School District which services The Tribute neighborhood.  In The Colony proper, there are six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school under L.I.S.D. leadership and an elementary STEM school within the Little Elm I.S.D. The Colony students consistently are recognized for their excellence in academics, arts, and athletics.

The Colony City Public Services – Police, Fire Department, Parks & Recreation, Library, Animal Services, Public Works, Utility, Roads, and Leadership have been and continued to be recognized for their outstanding services by the residents as well as from the State of Texas.

And remaining at the very heart of all the impressive development in The Colony is her population -– the residents.  When The Colony was incorporated in 1977 there were 5,000 residents and now the community boasts over 42,300 in 2018.  The one thing which never changes is the heart and enthusiasm The Colony residents have for one another and their community.  All are welcome, and all are appreciated!

Welcome to The Colony, we are delighted you are here!