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Throughout Texas, special events are being held this weekend for Earth Day


What’s going on in Texas?

SouthStar has seen amazing growth in 2012! We are so happy to have beautiful properties, wonderful owners and great staff. Each of our properties is unique and has something different to offer but one thing we have in common is celebrations! We love to have a good time, help our community and enjoy our beautiful properties. Below is a list of events that happened on our properties and this year. Don’t worry, there are still a few you can do!


Fourth of July Texas Land Sale Event

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What Makes A Great Waterfront Property?

Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake

Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake is a master-planned community unlike any other. Lake Ridge is a gated community offering golf and both waterfront and mountain views. Lake Ridge is located in Cedar Hill, Texas, just 20 miles from downtown Dallas. Opened in 1994, Lake Ridge is celebrating its 15-year anniversary by opening up several spectacular new homesites for purchase.

Keeping Your Resolutions to “Live the Good Life”

Fort Worth and Austin Areas Top “Best Cities to Move” List

A company called published its latest study this week, which ranked the top 10 cities to move to. The company considers several factors, including population, crime, cost of living and job market.Fort Worth and Austin, Texas placed among the top 10 cities listed.

Meet Former NFL Player Bill Bates!

Former NFL Player Bill Bates will be onsite at our property, The Sanctuary at Joe Pool Lake, this Wednesday, September 1st from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. He will be raffling off autographed footballs, photographs and two suite tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game. All attendees will receive a one-day only savings on new one-acre lots in The Sanctuary, a luxurious lakeside retreat on the shores of Joe Pool Lake in Cedar Hill, Texas (right outside of Dallas). Also, homebuilders who attend and begin building within the next six months will receive one-day incentives from Austin Custom Homes, Bill Bates' own building company. For more information, please visit

View Our "Building Your Dream Home" Seminar

This past Saturday our Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake community hosted a Build on Your Lot seminar to discuss valuable money saving tips and insights when building your dream home. The standing room only event featured an expert panel of architects and builders. Guests were treated to lunch, great conversation and tours of the property. Stay tuned for more free workshops and seminars! To watch the event, click here.

Reminder: Build on Your Lot Seminar

Don't forget to attend this free seminar tomorrow, July 31st at 10:30 a.m. at our Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake community in Cedar Hill, TX (right outside of Dallas) to answer your questions on building your perfect, yet affordable dream home.