In ‘amenity arms race,’ Huffines Communities opens brand new amenities, bringing thoughtful, community-centered features to multiple residential projects across North Texas

From waterslides, lazy rivers and splash pads to luxury dog parks and professional fitness centers, amenities at Heartland, Inspiration and Hebron 121 Station are designed to bring residents together


Huffines Communities, a Dallas-based residential real estate development company, announced the opening of new community-centered amenities at three of its award-winning North Texas developments Heartland, Inspiration and Hebron 121 Station. Amenities like walking trails, fishing piers, splash pads and luxury dog parks are designed to bring residents with common interests together.

“With a number of developments across North Texas, it’s important that the amenities offered at each one of our communities enhance the lifestyle of every resident and create shared experiences between neighbors,” said Phillip Huffines, co-owner of Huffines Communities. “In today’s amenity-rich environment, new homebuyers have certain expectations like a community pool, walking trails and playgrounds. What sets Huffines Communities apart, is a sense of authenticity with amenities like lakes with fishing access, putting greens, covered barbeque grills, soccer fields and indoor/outdoor event spaces, that are designed to foster a sense of community.”

Located 20 miles east of downtown Dallas in between Crandall and Forney in Kaufman County, Heartland is a 2,150-acre master-planned community that will have 8,000 homes once complete. The Heartland community currently has 2,500 homeowners, and recently opened the $6.5 million “Oasis Amenity Center” for its residents. The new facility includes a 5,100-square-foot event center with a catering kitchen; a 6,500-square-foot fitness center; multiple resort-style pools with two 30-foot waterslides; a covered outdoor game room; and a spray park.

In addition to the 5,500-square-foot resort-style pool and activity center, Heartland also has a volleyball pool and young children’s pool. Families of this master-planned community enjoy a “Pirate’s Cove” playground, a basketball court, a soccer field and baseball diamond for year-round outdoor activities. Residents also have access to a fishing pier on a 35-acre stocked lake and 400 acres of parks, picnic areas and walking/biking trails.

Inspiration is a master-planned community on more than 600 acres in St. Paul, near Wylie, with views of Lake Lavon. Once complete, Inspiration will have 1,800 homes. It currently has more than 700 families living in the community. Current residents recently celebrated the completion of Club Inspiration, a one-of-a-kind community amenity complex. Club Inspiration has a 6,600-square-foot event center; a large lawn for outdoor events; a 5,300-square-foot, two-story world-class fitness center; a playground and a snack bar. The amenity complex also boasts four pools: a resort-style pool and 358-foot lazy river, a lap pool, a young children’s pool and adult pool.

In addition to the new amenity center, Inspiration will complete several new amenities over the next few months including a putting green, sand volleyball court and hammock park. Residents can also expect a dog park and walking access to Trinity Trail, along Lake Lavon.

Currently in Phase 5 of development, Hebron 121 Station is a 1,428-unit multifamily community with a mix of apartment homes, mansion-style apartment homes and townhouses. Located in Lewisville, Hebron 121 Station will soon begin construction on a 10,000-square-foot luxury dog park, built with the community’s four-legged residents in mind. The dog park will include a covered dog cooling station with four 250-gallon pup pools; an agility course with a teeter totter, barrel tunnel, peaked ramp, double jump and tire jump; a covered dog resting station with beds; two covered dog washing stations; artificial turf with fire hydrants; multiple water fountains; paw-friendly decomposed granite; large shade trees and palm trees with resident hammocks; a covered patio with Adirondack chairs, outdoor grills and picnic tables; and ping pong tables for residents. Community members can also enjoy two smaller dog parks located throughout the development.

Hebron 121 Station recently completed a two-story tech-advanced fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment, a yoga room and weekly instructor-led fitness classes for residents. The community also offers two resort-style pools, one with a sand beach entry and swim-up bar; a separate grotto-style pool with tanning areas; a private resort pool for those who crave a place to relax; a sand volleyball court; a bocce ball court; a large firepit for socializing; cabanas and an outdoor kitchen; and a clubhouse with game room, cyber cafe and catering kitchen. Additionally, Hebron 121 Station offers a wide variety community-engaging events from pool parties to crawfish boils.

“The desire for a sense of community as an amenity has grown and our goal is to create communities that bring people together,” said Donald Huffines, co-owner at Huffines Communities. “Over the past three decades Huffines Communities has brought more than 10,000 homes to the North Texas region, but more than that, we’ve shaped close-knit communities by offering activities and amenities that are designed to foster interactions between neighbors.”

Huffines Communities has eight active communities under development in the North Texas region. Each community is designed to facilitate interaction amongst neighbors and connect people within the neighborhood. The amenities offered in each community are thoughtfully designed to give families somewhere to enjoy spending time with friends and neighbors outside of the home.

About Huffines Communities

Dallas-based Huffines Communities is a multifaceted real estate company founded by Phillip Huffines and Donald Huffines to create first-class communities that provide an exceptional lifestyle. Since 1985, Huffines Communities has developed numerous master-planned communities across North Texas with a total of more than 10,000 homes. In addition to creating single-family master-planned communities, the company also has two luxury multifamily communities in North Texas.