March 15, 2023

2022 Year in Review: Pecan Square by Hillwood Lifestyle Community

Small town life has never felt as big as it does here. At Pecan Square by Hillwood in Northlake, TX, we’ve built a community inspired by the look and feel of small-town Texas. What exactly does that mean? It means living a life where community is valued and celebrated. Where kids play with their neighbors. Where families grow closer.

Pecan Square’s award-winning lifestyle program makes it easy to live the kind of small-town life you’ve always wanted. Our Lifestyle Manager brings the community together in unique ways throughout the year. Read on to hear about all the happenings that were planned in 2022… 

2022 Was an Amazing Year

Let’s take a look at all the wonderful happenings that made 2022 so special at our community. 

We Gathered with Neighbors

Meeting and mingling with new neighbors is easy at Pecan Square, thanks to our many community groups and events. In 2022, we had small get-togethers, like our community poker nights, bingo, and book club meetings; and big parties, like our Memorial Day weekend party, with live music, a ninja wall, and the ever-popular Liberty slide.  

Together we learned to line dance, mix holiday-themed drinks, and do yoga with goats. We took a cue from the kids, enjoying our first-ever (and hugely popular) adult Easter egg hunt.  And we just had “just plain fun” at events like our Murder Mystery Night, Bon Voyage Summer Party, and the Third Annual Turkey Bowl.

We Celebrated with Family

Family fun is top of the list at Pecan Square. During the holiday season, families crafted gingerbread houses, had snowball fights, and gathered for our tree-lighting ceremony. In the summer, we celebrated “regular” days by enjoying Wacky Wednesdays and Dive-In Movies, and special days with big to-dos, like our Fourth of July Freedom Fest with water slides, a dunk tank, and a watermelon eating contest (88 melon quarters devoured in under five minutes!)

And we have to say that our first ever Father’s Day Camp-Out on The Lawn was a huge hit. With human hamster balls, giant checkers, and s’mores, how could it not be? 

We Supported Those Who Serve

It wouldn’t feel like a small town without support for our heroes. This year, Pecan Square partnered with Building Homes for Heroes, Hillwood Communities, and Highland Homes to provide U.S. Army veteran Jonathan Merchant with a brand-new, mortgage-free home.

We also have a close relationship with our local first responders. We regularly had coffee and donuts with officers from the Northlake Police Department.  They taught our kids safety tips and anti-bullying strategies, helped out with our Citizens Police Academy, and even made one of our young residents an honorary police officer. Northlake firefighters are part of our community, too. It wouldn’t be Christmas without Fire Truck Santa!

We Shared with Others

Speaking of small town values, the Pecan Square community was honored to provide the North Texas Food Bank with enough money and goods in 2022 to provide 18,300 meals that year! We had fun doing it too, with our Eggstravaganza, our second annual Northlake Neighbors Fun Run, and our Hoops for Hunger basketball game, which was supported by our brand new teen council.

We Cultivated Community

Pecan Square is still growing. 2022 saw the completion of fantastic new amenities including Pioneer Park and a second pool. Plus, we broke ground for Johnnie Daniel Elementary, the first of three planned on-site schools

If you’d like to see more about life in Pecan Square, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or check out the lifestyle page of our website. You can also read the 2022 Year in Review Newsletter here

You Can Live The Good Life, Too

As we mentioned, Pecan Square is growing, and that growth can include you! You’ve read about our amazing lifestyle program, now explore our great location, our resort-style amenities (including our Canopy Technology bundle), and our beautiful new homes by DFW’s best homebuilders.

Our builders have available home inventory, and many are offering incentives! Browse for your home online then visit the builder’s models to learn more about special offers. Or you can come by the Greeting House today – we’d love to take you on a community tour!