Carrollton is a city in Denton, Dallas, and Collin counties in Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 119,087, making it the 23rd-most populous city in Texas.
Most local historians believe Carrollton received its name from the hometown of early settlers, who came from Carrollton, Illinois. The name was officially established on May 16, 1878, when the first U.S. Post Office opened in Carrollton.
Carrollton’s early settlers arrived in the 1840s and purchased land from The Peters Colony. The settlers typically married young and had large families. An average cabin might have been only 12 x 14 feet and would hold two parents with seven children.
These hardy pioneers were rugged individuals with incredible courage to risk it all for their dream of a better life and an even better life for future generations.
The City of Carrollton continues to experience steady, diversified growth in all sectors of its economy, underpinned by ongoing growth in the Dallas Metroplex and in North Texas. Carrollton’s location, qualify of life, low taxes, high level of city services, low crime rate, competitive housing choices, and reasonable lease rates for Industrial, Office, and Retail space continue to differentiate Carrollton as a unique value within the Metroplex, Where Connections Happen.
Oak Creek Estates – Neighborhood in Carrollton, Texas
Oak Creek Estates is nestled in the southeast corner of Denton County in northeast Carrollton near the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and President George Bush Turnpike. Their community has just over 200 homes, giving neighbors a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other. Homes are tucked away in a corner next to Carrollton’s Oak Creek Park, but they have easy access to all the resources of Dallas, Collin, and Denton Counties. Fort Worth and Tarrant County are a short drive from their homes. Residents have a variety of restaurants, family outdoor activities, houses of worship, and shopping nearby, and both DFW and Love Field airports are quickly accessible by highway. The neighborhood feels small, but they have easy access to the incredible diversity of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
In the area, they have award-winning public schools in Lewisville ISD, including Homestead Elementary, Arbor Creek Middle School, Hebron 9th Grade Center, and Hebron High School. In addition to neighborhood schools, LISD Career Center East, Virtual Learning Academy, Night High School, and other school choice options are available through LISD. They also have a fine selection of private schools close by, including Prestonwood Christian Academy, Prince of Peace Christian School, Trinity Christian Academy Prince of Peace Catholic School, and John Paul II High School.
Oak Creek Estates Homeowners Association
The neighborhood has an active HOA which promotes and hosts annual events such as the annual kids’ Easter Egg Hunt, a July 4th neighborhood parade, a Fall picnic, and every month during the Spring & Summer there’s a household that gets the distinction of being honored as the Oak Creek Estates Yard of the Month award, sponsored by Calloway’s Nursery.
They even have a new Calloway location right up the street on Parker Rd. The HOA is managed by volunteer homeowner board members. If you are an OCE homeowner and would like to volunteer with the neighborhood HOA, please use the website contact link to email the HOA President. They love new ideas and enthusiastic volunteers!
Oak Creek Park, just north of Oak Creek Drive, is a Carrollton City Park. Facilities include a playground, a gazebo and benches, a walking trail, a basketball half-court, open spaces to have outdoor fun, and of course, the Oak Creek Tennis Center. You can take lessons from professionals or just rent court time to have a match with friends.
If you are more adventurous or just want a change of scenery, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is just straight up Marsh Lane to Parker Rd, about five minutes away. For golfing enthusiasts, there is an award-winning public golf course, Indian Creek Golf Club, which is well-regarded in the area and nationwide.