Studies show that simply taking a walk can make you happier. Isn’t that something? By putting one foot in front of the other, even for a mile or two, our brains deliver much-appreciated bursts of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin to help boost our moods. Luckily, Painted Tree has 25 miles of interlacing trails guaranteed to make you smile.

We’re talking nine miles of planned single-track and natural-surface trails. Ten miles of paved pathways. And a signature greenway two-lane bike path that circles Painted Tree Lake. 

But it’s more than trails. It’s also the exciting things to see and do alongside them. From sparkling water to mature woodlands, open-air pool houses to community gathering spaces, there’s no shortage of fun and inspiration to be had. And they all lead right to your front door.

While we don’t like to play favorites, we must say that our lake loop trail tops our list. (Especially now that the bridge completing the loop is almost finished!) Here, all residents may enjoy miles of paved paths gracefully hugging the water’s shores. But those who call the Lakeside District home will be mere steps away — all day, every day.

Sound like pure bliss? Then you’ll want to see what Normandy Homes is up to. This award-winning homebuilder is currently crafting single-family homes just a short bike ride or walk to the water, starting from the mid $500s. They have a model to tour and quick move-in homes ready now (or very soon).