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Long Cove celebrates summer successes, sales of $37 million in 2 years

Long Cove, the new private residential community on Cedar Creek Lake just over an hour from Dallas, is celebrating two highly successful years of sales with 45 properties sold to-date as well as the completion of multiple construction and operational milestones.

Long Cove is a popular, family-friendly community, offering both finished homes and custom homesites along with a variety of luxury resort-style amenities and services.

Total residential sales in just two years at Long Cove are in excess of $37 million including the sale of numerous large homesites that are setting new high points on Cedar Creek Lake. Resultant residential construction is now in excess of 125,000 square feet or more than $28 million in total cost. The sudden building boom is a boon both to Long Cove as it becomes a vibrant community and to the local economy as new jobs are formulated and new taxes generated for the county and local school systems.

With a majority of Long Cove’s construction work going to local contractors and vendors, this largely second-home neighborhood has had a large, positive economic impact on its neighboring communities. In addition to the boost to local businesses, properties sold to-date will generate more than $800,000 in new taxes to local school districts and more than $300,000 in new taxes to Henderson County per year. Because Long Cove’s infrastructure is private and few, if any, owners will be full-time families with kids in school, Long Cove creates very limited new costs to the county and the schools while generating large new influxes of revenue creating a significant net positive impact.

In addition to the robust residential construction activity, Long Cove has completed $17 million in infrastructure and amenities. Notably the community has constructed more than 3 miles of roads and completed a 6-acre lake expansion. Amenities now open to the community’s residents and guests include the Proving Grounds golf practice and short course, Lake Club pools and waterslide, a football-sized playing field, 2 miles of hiking and biking trails, sand beach and volleyball court, community docks, toy barn, fishing pond and much more. Long Cove also launched its fractional ownership boat club as well as its boat valet, house keeping and other services intended to make lake-living easy.

Home owner, Kristie Raymond described her family’s experience at Long Cove, "Long Cove gives us a place we can go as a family, slow down and really connect. It is a place that provides a great balance of community and family. Whether we are at the pool with our kids, visiting with neighbors, going on a boat ride or enjoying a holiday gathering, there is a feeling of happiness and peace. Long Cove has become our true neighborhood.”

Home builder, Mark Molthan of Platinum Homes, added "I have invested in Long Cove on both personal and business levels because I don’t believe there is another product out there like this family-oriented community. It has a truly wholesome nature which is a thing of the past in most places. At Long Cove kids can jump on their bikes and not come home until dark, and their parents don't have to think twice about it."

A full summer of community events welcomed guests and gave new residents an opportunity to meet their neighbors. Major events including a Spring Fling and special parties for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, saw attendance of more than 200, and offered an array of family fun, food and drinks. Residents also gathered at the Lake Club to enjoy complimentary food, music and cocktails every summer weekend.

Home owner, Christine Danuser, commented, “Long Cove is our family’s getaway where we can decompress and spend quality time together. It’s also a great place to host friends and family for holidays, celebrations and little getaways. We love that every time we go we have a new and different experience. Sometimes it’s quiet and calm, and other times there is a fun event taking place where we enjoy the opportunity to mingle with our neighbors.”

Long Cove President Chris Kelsey said, “2014 was a great summer for Long Cove as we exceeded our expectations with sales, welcomed our first families to occupy their homes and initiated what will become long-term traditions for Long Cove families. It was a real joy to watch Long Cove turn into a neighborhood over the course of the summer as our owners came together as a true community of friends whose children and grand children will grow up together.”

For more information about Long Cove’s luxury waterside cottages or lakefront homesites that are now available, contact Josh Ellis at 214-220-9992 or [email protected]

About Long Cove:
Long Cove is a new, private residential community located just over an hour from Dallas on Cedar Creek Lake built to give North Texas families a close-to-home getaway that promotes an unplugged, relaxing and family-oriented experience. Situated on more than 6 miles of pristine shoreline in Cedar Creek’s deep waters and spanning more than 1,200 acres, the Long Cove property has been untouched for nearly 80 years. Long Cove offers special homesites for waterside cottages, lakefront homes and family compounds, which can all be built-to-suit, accommodating the unique needs of each resident. Amenities at Long Cove include boat valet and concierge, lakefront swim club, fishing and canoeing pond, hiking and biking trails, outdoor gathering spaces and fire pits, tennis courts, fitness center, amphitheater and more. For more information, please visit www.long-cove.com or find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LongCoveTexas), Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/longcovetx/) or Twitter (@long_cove).

Press Release By Shelby Sabin Menczer

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