We have lived in this house for the past several years and have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. With the kids getting older (and going to college) it is now time for us to downsize, which opens up our house to hopefully be a dream home for someone else.
While no home is perfect, 8001 Castine Drive was the perfect home for us and our two boys. Some of the standout features of this home include: 4600 sq ft of very family friendly space, 5 spacious bedrooms including a very nice in law/guest suite on the main level, huge eat in kitchen, wonderful media and game room upstairs, 3 car garage, as well as a very large, private lot with a very fun diving pool and spa. Our kids and their friends spent many summers in our backyard having a great time, creating very special memories.
In addition to the house, we think the location is pretty amazing. The street itself is not a through street so there is very little traffic, and the house is literally a 45 second walk to the exemplary rated elementary school, Wilmeth. The school has a very active parent-teacher organization, which holds various carnivals throughout the year, which is a great opportunity to meet other parents in the area. The pond at the entrance to the neighborhood is a catch and release fishing pond, as is the larger lake at the foot of Adriatica (the Croatian village a mile away).
We also love our neighbors, and many of them have become close friends that we will stay in touch with after we move. We all help each other out in various ways (ie carpooling for the kids, picking up mail when on vacation, etc…). The neighborhood has a number of informal get-togethers throughout the year. There is an annual pre-trick-or-treat party at Halloween, with numerous families gathering in a designated driveway for a cookout before the kids head out for candy.
In closing, we have loved the home, the location, and the network of people that we have met while living here. It has truly been a wonderful experience for our family.
We are now ready for the next chapter of our lives …we hope the new buyers love it as much as we have!
~The Hirji Family
|Listing Type||For Sale|
|Days On Site||465|
|Bath(s)||4 Full, 1 Half|
|Area||MCKINNEY AREA (53)|
|Community Name||Lacima Haven|
|School District||McKinney ISD|
|Middle School||Dr Jack Cockrill|