Painted Tree

Painted Tree Subdivision in McKinney, featuring outdoor living and a wide range of home options, will eventually feature about 3,400 homesites.

Location: It is located in North McKinneynorth of US 380 near Lake Forest Boulevard, a few miles from beautiful downtown McKinney. The subdivision is being built on over 1,000-acres, and will bring in around 3,400 new residences.  

Timeline: This new subdivision site was purchased in early September 2020 by New York-based JEN Partners. Green Brick Partners was the first home builder to close on lots at Painted TreeThey are a diversified homebuilding and land development company that currently operates in Texas, Georgia, Colorado, and Florida.  

Builders include: Here is a look at who will be building in the community:

• Normandy Homesoffering single-family homes in mid 2022. 

• Drees Custom Homes, David Weekly, and Highland Homes will all be offering single-family homes, coming late 2022.  

• CB Jeni Homes will be offering townhomes in early 2023, along with TRI Point Homes offering single-family homes early 2023

• Trophy Signature Home will be offering more single-family homes, with Curve Development offering single family rentals in 2023 as well.  

A unique approach: As of August 2021, Avanta Residential announced they are creating 276 single-family rentals on 27-acres they recently purchased in Painted Trees. This new section will include a leasing center, club room, fitness center, covered outdoor great room, yoga lawn and swimming pool. Construction is set to start in November 2021 with the first rentals available in mid-2023.  

Price range: With detached townhomes and cottages to larger family homes and luxury estates, there's really something for everyone. The goal is to provide homes that fit different demographics, different life stages, and different price points. 

The outdoors: In addition to the different home offerings, this community will have a strong focus on nature and the environment. With a 200- acre greenbelt in the middle, this development will preserve many mature trees and include a nature trail system for residents.

A trail system consultant was brought in to help with not only Painted Tree’s trail system, but also creating a connection to the city of McKinney’s Erwin Park and Bonnie Wenk park. Painted Tree has been designed as a very walk-inspired community. In addition to the trail system, there will also be community parks, a community pool and a 20-acre lake, one of the largest lakes in the area.  

The phases: The subdivision will be broken into three phases, or districts, named after the topography of their sites. The Lakeside District, and Village District are the first phases underway in 2021, with homes on the ground in 2022. Each district will feature a variety of homes and builders, with price points ranging from the low $300,000 and up.  

Get more: More information can be found on Painted Tree website.


Rachel is in her senior year at Texas Tech University with an expected graduation date of Summer 2022. She is majoring in Professional Communication and Media, with a minor in Communication Studies.