Oxland Advisors, the Dallas-based developers of the huge Painted Tree residential community in McKinney, is banking on the desire of homebuyers to take a hike. Or a bike ride. Or a run.
Some 69 percent of potential homebuyers in Dallas-Fort Worth and 54 percent nationwide rank walking and bike trails as the most desired outdoor amenity in a residential community, according to survey data collected by housing research firm Zonda.
Oxland Advisors is taking those statistics to heart with plans for 25 miles of looped paths and trails and outdoor-centric amenities in the development, plus pools and playgrounds.