Press Release | 8/31/2011

Hillwood Communities Wimberley Place Named Community of the Year

(AUGUST 31, 2011– Allen, TX)  Hillwood Communities announced today that Wimberley Place, its premier gated, custom development in West Allen, Texas, received the prestigious Community of the Year designation awarded by the Homebuilders Association of Greater Dallas 2011 ARC Awards.

“We are thrilled to receive this coveted honor,” said Fred Balda, President of Hillwood Communities. “Wimberley Place is a crown jewel within our Twin Creeks development and offers all of the elements that define an award-winning luxury community: golf-course views, oversized lots, lavish amenities, custom homebuilders, stunning landscape, quality education and great access.

The ¾ to 1-acre homesites in Wimberley Place range from $350,000 to $500,000 with homes from $1 million to $3 million.  Sites feature views of the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole Championship Golf Course, wooded creek lots, unique topography and mature trees.

Wimberley Place homeowners also enjoy two private swim clubs, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, two pavilions and more than three miles of hike and bike trails.

Students living in Wimberley Place are served by the Exemplary Allen Independent School District.  Three “exemplary” accredited elementary schools are within the community.

Wimberley Place offers easy access to Highway 75, President George Bush Turnpike, Highway121 and the Dallas North Tollway.

The Homebuilders Association of Greater Dallas created the ARC Awards for Associates, Remodelers and Custom Builders in the homebuilding industry and recognizes areas of unique achievement in both custom building and renovation in approximately 60 different categories.

Hillwood Communities is a multifaceted residential development company committed to building world-class communities for families since 1988.  Hillwood has also built a powerful reputation as one of the most highly-regarded and well-known developers in the business. The company has delivered more than 22,000 single-family lots in more than 60 communities with 35 active communities.  What began in its home market of Dallas-Fort Worth has now expanded into other Texas markets—Austin, San Antonio and Houston and major markets, including Wyoming, Florida, California, Nevada, Hawaii and Costa Rica.  More information can be found at

Hillwood, ( a Perot company, is ranked as one of the top commercial real estate developers in the country and the top residential developer in Dallas-Fort Worth.  In addition to AllianceTexas, Hillwood is best known for its development of AllianceCalifornia near Los Angeles and the $420-million American Airlines Center near downtown Dallas.