Fairview, Texas

A Small Town with a Big Presence

  • Estimated Population in 2018 ... 10,000

  • Land size Approx. 8.8 Square Miles

  • Two School Districts ... Lovejoy ISD, and McKinney ISD

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Fairview is both city ...

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and country!

Our Current Fairview Listings

Available

700 S State Highway 5, Fairview, TX

Two Story Home

Approx. 5,000 SF

Approx. 5.967 Acres

McKinney ISD

$2,983,850

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Under Contract

920 Harbour Oaks Ct., Fairview, TX

5 Beds/5.1 Baths/3 Living Areas/1 Dining Area/5 Car Garage

One Story Home

Approx. 5,285 SF

Approx. 1.02 Acres

Lovejoy ISD

$1,925,000

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Available

405 Meandering Way, Fairview, TX

Approx. 7.396 Acres

McKinney ISD

$3,700,000

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Available

490 Michelle Way, Fairview, TX

5 Beds/5.1 Baths/3 Living Areas/2 Dining Areas/4 Car Garage

Two Story Home

Approx. 7,117 SF

Approx. 2.2 Acres

Lovejoy ISD

$3,200,000

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What Makes Fairview So Special?  The Beautiful Homes!
We Sold Every Home Shown Here

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What Makes Fairview So Special?
Almost All The Homes are on Acreage Lots

When you drive through Fairview, you'll notice almost all of the homes are on at least one acre.  The only exceptions are several developments in far west Fairview around the commercial areas and also far east Fairview in Heritage Ranch, an active living adult development.  Those homes are on small lots because they are served by public sewer.

 

With the exception of Heritage Ranch, an active living senior development, almost all of the of the Fairview homes are on a minimum of one acre, and some tracts are much larger.  There are two good reasons for this.

 

First, Fairview wants it that way.  While some cities might prefer high density residential developments including apartments, Fairview doesn't.  So those tracts were zoned for a minimum of 1 acre long ago.

 

Second, and even more importantly, with the exception of the two higher density areas mentioned above, no developer will be allowed to build more than the restricted acreage size (usually one to two acres) even if the town gave them the zoning.  Here's why.

 

Because public sewer is not provided to the bulk of Fairview, homes have to have either an aerobic or drain field septic system.  And for those to operate correctly, the state mandates they must have at least one acre.  It's as simple as that.  

 

When I hear people complain there is no sewer in Fairview, I gently remind them if sewer were in place (and some day years from now, it might be), we would look just like Plano or Allen with 5, 6, 7 or more homes on an acre of land.  We'd have commercial development, retail, or gas stations on every corner, apartments, traffic, traffic lights, pollution, and noise.   

 

Our quality of life would be completely changed forever.  Right now we have the best of both worlds.  We have close-in country living with quick, easy access to shopping and major thoroughfares.  Add to that, great schools and we have it all.  

What Makes Fairview So Special?
Rolling land, mature trees and there is still that open the country feel

Perhaps Fairview's best kept secret isn't even located in Fairview.  It's right across the street in McKinney. The entrance is sandwiched between two Fairview subdivisions.  It's the Heard and Wildlife Sanctuary, one mile east of Hwy 5 and 1378 . 

 

The Heard, as it's called, is just a phenomenal place for kids and adults alike.  It's a safe haven for many native species.  You can walk the 289 acres of paths through hills, untouched meadows, and pristine woodlands, each its own diverse ecosystem.  You'd never know you were in the Dallas area.  Below are some images from The Heard Wildlife Sanctuary, literally across the street from Fairview.  Much of Fairview looks just like this so as you can imagine many of the homes are on lots just like this.

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What Makes Fairview So Special?
Area Sports Venues

Heritage Ranch Golf Course and Active Living Center

Heritage Ranch golf course and active living senior community is right here in Fairview.   It a beautiful, rolling, heavily treed tract of land with natural springs. It was ranked the fifth best public course in the entire Dallas Fort Worth Area by Avid Golfer Magazine in 2013.

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And Right Across the Street in Allen ...

Hydrous Water Park

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Allen Edge Skate Park

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What Makes Fairview So Special?
Our Great School Districts

Fairview is served by two school districts, McKinney ISD and Lovejoy ISD.  While both are fine districts, the high demand is for Lovejoy.  In fact, it's one of the finest districts in all of north Texas.  It's as close to a private school system as you'll get in a public setting.  Families are moving into Lovejoy ISD every year coming from private schools.  

 

It's a small district, which means kids know each other, the teachers, and the administrators. Lovejoy compares favorable with other very respected school districts like Carroll and Highland Park.  Here's our YouTube channel for Lovejoy schools

The Schools of Lovejoy

What Makes Fairview So Special?
3 Million SF of Entertainment, Shopping and Dining in Fairview and Allen at Stacy Rd and Hwy 75

What Makes Fairview So Special?
Location, Location, Location

Fairview actually touches Central Expressway (SH 75) on its west side and Central is one of the two major non-toll roads that lead to downtown Dallas.  Many of the executives who live in Fairview work in either the Telecom corridor of Richardson, downtown, and these days, in the Plano business corridor.   Now that SH 121 and the overpass have been completed, it's a fast trip to DFW Airport from Fairview.  

What Makes Fairview So Special?
A Healthy Tax Base

Fairview has a hefty tax revenue stream from all the retail at Stacy and Central, and a huge commercial development announced in September of 2019 will be another tremendous boost to Fairview's taxable income. 

 

Unfortunately, it's become almost impossible to find a home in Fairview for under $400K.  The average sale price of a new home on a one to two acre lot is $1.7 million and there are many from $2 million to $5 million.  In fact, Fairview dwarfs Allen, a city approaching 120,000 people, in the number of million dollar homes.

 

There aren't many towns in America of under 10,000 people that have built and own their own four story administration building.  Fairview has recently completed their new fire station, and it's very impressive as well.  The city planners are wise with their money, and put it to good use in roads and infrastructure.  The citizens and city council are very involved in making sure developers toe the line.   

What Makes Fairview So Special?
Last But Certainly Not Least, The Residents

Fairview has a big presence with all it's great shopping, but it's a relatively small Texas town, only 9 square miles in size and 10,000 people in 2021.  There's a closeness here that doesn't exist in the big cities surrounding it.  The neighbors know each other.  People wave to you driving down the street even if they don't know you.  Everyone is out here for the same reasons.  The quality of life.

 

When someone is in need, the word goes out and people pitch in.  Many times over the years I've seen the community pull together when a family experiences a tragedy.  This is Texas and Texans are known for our friendliness and hospitality.  

People in Fairview all moved here for the same reasons, great schools, beautiful land, big acreage lots, very low crime, and an exceptionally appealing quality of life.  It still has a bit of a country feel to it with all the conveniences of a large city.

 

Fairview's strong city government is committed to allowing the town to grow in a responsible manner.  In my opinion, that's never not going to change.