Archive for the 'Outdoor Tips' Category


Tips for Hosting a 4th of July Cookout

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Here are a few tips for hosting a 4th of July cookout in the master-planned community of Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX.

What are the Health Benefits of Exercising Outdoors?

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Not only does exercising outside feel better, it actually comes with some pretty positive health benefits. Here are 3 benefits of exercising outdoors:

Six Things to Do Without Having to Leave Craig Ranch

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Live, work, play at Craig Ranch in McKinney. Craig Ranch prides itself on being a self-sustaining master-planned community featuring all the amenities one could desire. From recreational options to corporate offices, live the life you’ve always imagined without having to leave your neighborhood! Here are some of the best amenities Craig Ranch residents get to [...]

5 Tips to Create the Perfect Fall Garden in Craig Ranch

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

As North Texas transitions into the fall season of beautiful colors and cool breezes, so should your home’s garden. Step out into the garden of your DFW master-planned community and dig into the rich soil of McKinney’s own Craig Ranch.

3 Summertime Hot Spots Around McKinney, Texas

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Right now McKinney, TX is in the sweet spot of spring with mild rain showers and sunny days, but soon the Texas heat will be upon us. When school is out with the hot sun this summer, you and your family will need an escape! So, beat the heat with our suggestions for the 3 [...]

How to Prepare Your McKinney Home and Garden for Spring

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The cold weather months are here, but they won’t be around much longer! Soon spring will be in FULL bloom in McKinney, TX! Here are a few simple tips for preparing your McKinney home and garden for the warmer months ahead: 1. Seal up spaces Spring in Texas often leads to storms and spring showers. [...]

Get a Jump on Spring Cycling in McKinney’s Craig Ranch

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Is it just us, or is the sun starting to shine a little bit brighter these days? Must be time to start training to hit the bike trails! Luckily, Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX hooks up to a network of regional bike trails – in addition to the neighborhood trails the whole family can use. [...]

Unique Outdoor Holiday Décor Ideas For Your McKinney, TX Home

Friday, December 5th, 2014

With Thanksgiving behind us and December 25th looming, most people already have their holiday décor out. The holidays are a wonderful time to live in Craig Ranch; as you walk down the street and see the lights aglow and the trees hung with precious ornaments. For those who are still unsure how to incorporate unique [...]

Craig Ranch McKinney: Welcome to the Neighborhood of Nature

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The wonder of nature can fill us with joy at any age – whether we’re 8 or 80. Gazing at a bird soaring over a field. Stealing a look at a rabbit slowly munching its way across the grass. Watching leaves stir in the breeze. That’s why more and more research points to a daily [...]

Staying Active in Craig Ranch: No Better Time to Start Walking

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Could walking be the wonder workout? According to the American Heart Association, all the research proves that walking at a moderate pace for only 30 minutes a day can do the following: Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels Improve blood lipid profile (affecting cholesterol levels) Maintain body [...]