NewToMelissa

United States

#1 Mar 19, 2013
My family is currently considering a move to Melissa TX. I was hoping I could get some feedback on the North Creek neighborhood.

Does anyone have any information on the Stonehollow Homes Builder? Also, it was mentioned to us that there may be a new Elementary school going up in the neighborhood - anyone know when that may be occurring? Plans for running/biking trails in the area? Does the proximity of the landfill cause any issues? Any information would be appreciated, just trying to get a feel for the area.
Spanish Trail

Dallas, TX

#2 Mar 27, 2013
I don’t know anything about the Stonehollow builder. The North Creek subdivision is considered a ‘starter home’ subdivision. The city has ‘road bond’ money to redo the road from 121 to the subdivision but the city has to come up with half that money and since there has been no economic growth since Reed Greer became Mayor that may never happen.
The land for a school in that neighborhood has been set aside. The timing for the school to be built will be driven by the growth of the city and the growth of the subdivision. The school district admin could tell you if there is a timeline for it yet.
That subdivision is probably far enough North so you would get occasional smells from the landfill, the prevailing winds are from the South so Anna residents will get more odors than Melissa.
A plan was put in place before Greer became Mayor to tie the entire city together with hike/bike trails. One has been built but right now there are no plans on the books for more.
Reed Greer is pretty much a do nothing Mayor and until someone else gets in the office the economic development will be lacking
Happy2BBack

Texarkana, TX

#3 Dec 19, 2013
I know the OP is several months old, but I wanted to chime in. We are building a house with Stonehollow Homes in the Northcreek Subdivision.
As to your questions:

1.) Stonehollow Homes - been extremely impressed with them. The amount of house you get for the price is crazy. Even our realtor was shocked. They are a pleasure to work with and the quality of home seems to be high. So far, we highly recommend them.

2.) They have recently put up a sign at the South? end of the subdivision that is a Melissa ISD sign and says it's the home of a future elementary school. This has appeared in just the last 2 months so I assume they are still planning on going ahead with it sooner instead of later.

3.) Stonehollow Homes has been instrumental in making the subdivision look nice - they stressed to the developer the importance of a really nice looking entrance, and it is very nice looking. They have told us that they are currently building phase 2 (the phase we're in), and rocking on with Phase 3. Eventually there are plans for phases up to 6-7 I think. Plans for another amenity center, hiking/biking trails, parks, and there is a stream running through (if there's any water - haven't looked) with bridges going across. The part of the sub that Stonehollow is involved with is nice and LOOKS nice. The other part that was done with another builder looks cheap and dated, but it will soon be a smaller section.

4.) We are there once every week and have been since August and have yet to smell anything coming from the landfill.

As to what the PP said, they have opened up/expanded the road from 121 that runs into the neighborhood - it's now Milrany Lane. Eventually they will expand Throckmorton Rd (which curves around the neighborhood) out to HWY 5. I know this doesn't make a lot of sense, but look at it on Google Maps satellite view and it will. The model home currently sits at the corner of Spruce and Throckmorton and the Phase 2 mentioned earlier expands to the West of spruce.(Again, the map will make this make sense.)

Hope this helps! Good luck!
Ryan

United States

#4 Mar 6, 2014
I have lived in North Creek for two years. They just started building stone hollow homes over the past year and a half. Boy, they are top quality homes. I went to Collin County tax appraisal to get my property taxes adjusted. She (appraiser) mentioned that Melissa has not caught up to the rest of Collin County (Plano, Alan, McKinney etc). She said that Stone hollow homes will bring up the value of Melissa homes up tremendously. They are quality built with granite and wood floors. If you buy now, I can promise you will make $$$ in 5-10 years. Matter in fact, I told a buddy about it and they moved from Plano. You will not go wrong.
Happy2BBack

Texarkana, TX

#5 Mar 9, 2014
Note to self: reserve praise until AFTER a product is delivered.

If you are looking to build, go to Liberty or one of the other subdivisions. I cannot in good conscience recommend Stonehollow any longer. Beyond disappointed in them.
Newhomebuyer

Dallas, TX

#6 Mar 12, 2014
Happy2BBack wrote:
Note to self: reserve praise until AFTER a product is delivered.
If you are looking to build, go to Liberty or one of the other subdivisions. I cannot in good conscience recommend Stonehollow any longer. Beyond disappointed in them.
What kind of problems are you having with stonehollow if you dont mind sharing?
CJR

Crowley, TX

#7 Mar 19, 2014
Happy2BBack wrote:
Note to self: reserve praise until AFTER a product is delivered.
If you are looking to build, go to Liberty or one of the other subdivisions. I cannot in good conscience recommend Stonehollow any longer. Beyond disappointed in them.
Hi,
I was looking into this homebuilder. Unfamiliar, What kind disappointments and/or benefits have you experienced with the builder?
JasonBuyer

Mckinney, TX

#8 Jun 2, 2014
Happy2BBack...I too would like to know what problems you had with Stonehollow. I've been very impressed; the amenities in the home outdo others and are standard such as the granite, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures/faucets, iron railings on stairways, stone/brick on exterior, and the larger base trim on the floor (oversized beyond standard, whereas DR Horton uses even smaller, uses silver fixtures, does not even offer upgrades that Stonehollow uses as standard...and DR is a bit more than Stonehollow).
True, the original phase does not even seem like the same as the new one(s). And as far as the landfill odor--I've NEVER smelled it since we've been going and looking UNTIL tonight, we definitely did, the wind was coming from the north and it was a warmer night. I asked a resident and he said you do smell it maybe 10 times a year, and it is not considered a big deal within the neighborhood. Please let me know what your reservations are with SH builders, I'm very interested!!
Thanks!
Jason
HeidiBuyer

Prosper, TX

#9 Jun 11, 2014
JasonBuyer wrote:
Happy2BBack...I too would like to know what problems you had with Stonehollow. I've been very impressed; the amenities in the home outdo others and are standard such as the granite, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures/faucets, iron railings on stairways, stone/brick on exterior, and the larger base trim on the floor (oversized beyond standard, whereas DR Horton uses even smaller, uses silver fixtures, does not even offer upgrades that Stonehollow uses as standard...and DR is a bit more than Stonehollow).
True, the original phase does not even seem like the same as the new one(s). And as far as the landfill odor--I've NEVER smelled it since we've been going and looking UNTIL tonight, we definitely did, the wind was coming from the north and it was a warmer night. I asked a resident and he said you do smell it maybe 10 times a year, and it is not considered a big deal within the neighborhood. Please let me know what your reservations are with SH builders, I'm very interested!!
Thanks!
Jason
My family and I purchased a Sonehollow Home in the North Creek subdivision over a year ago. You definatly smell the dump quite often anytime it rains and the wind is out of the east or northeast and the flies are horrible. You do get a tremendous amount of amenities for the money just don't expect quality. SH really lacks in the quality of their homes and uses substandard materials. I would recommend looking at SH homes during several building phases and comparing them to others in the same phases. They were a young company when we purchased and didn't have anyone to get info from. Since living in ours we have met several others in the neighborhood that are not pleased with their homes either. Hope this helps.
addavis123- New buyer

Fort Worth, TX

#10 Jul 25, 2014
HeidiBuyer wrote:
<quoted text>
My family and I purchased a Sonehollow Home in the North Creek subdivision over a year ago. You definatly smell the dump quite often anytime it rains and the wind is out of the east or northeast and the flies are horrible. You do get a tremendous amount of amenities for the money just don't expect quality. SH really lacks in the quality of their homes and uses substandard materials. I would recommend looking at SH homes during several building phases and comparing them to others in the same phases. They were a young company when we purchased and didn't have anyone to get info from. Since living in ours we have met several others in the neighborhood that are not pleased with their homes either. Hope this helps.
I am purchasing a home in Phase III. What type of problems do you have with your home?
Mrj8484

Melissa, TX

#11 Dec 10, 2014
QUALITY! QUALITY! QUALITY- SSSSSSSUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKKSSS SSS!
The quality of the SH home is horrible! Run from this builder!
Letha salaz

United States

#12 Feb 25, 2015
We love it out here great neighborhood. Safe and really nice homes
addavis123- New Buyer

Fort Worth, TX

#13 Feb 25, 2015
Mrj8484 wrote:
QUALITY! QUALITY! QUALITY- SSSSSSSUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKKSSS SSS!
The quality of the SH home is horrible! Run from this builder!
Why what kind of problems are you having?
Jeff Phillips

United States

#14 Oct 8, 2015
NewToMelissa wrote:
My family is currently considering a move to Melissa TX. I was hoping I could get some feedback on the North Creek neighborhood.
Does anyone have any information on the Stonehollow Homes Builder? Also, it was mentioned to us that there may be a new Elementary school going up in the neighborhood - anyone know when that may be occurring? Plans for running/biking trails in the area? Does the proximity of the landfill cause any issues? Any information would be appreciated, just trying to get a feel for the area.
Don't know about North Creek, but I have been trying to get my Stonehollow home in Sherman finished for 10 months. It is next to impossible to get anything done. If I had known this was how it was going to be , I would not have purchased this house. I also know that I am not the only one in sherman with problems. If you buy a Stonehollow home make sure it is right before you close on it.
Unhappy2

United States

#15 Jan 24, 2016
Jeff Phillips wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't know about North Creek, but I have been trying to get my Stonehollow home in Sherman finished for 10 months. It is next to impossible to get anything done. If I had known this was how it was going to be , I would not have purchased this house. I also know that I am not the only one in sherman with problems. If you buy a Stonehollow home make sure it is right before you close on it.
All these homes, no matter who the "builder" is, are all only as good as the day laborer a they get to do the work.
NewToMelissa

Melissa, TX

#16 Feb 6, 2016
Just wanted to comment as the original poster. We have been very happy with our home and the neighborhood. We have had very few issues (most related to the house settling) and the builder handled them during the warranty period. A lot of the new amenities are exciting (they are advertising a fitness center and few other items). You do smell the dump occasionally but its not very often and when it does happen it only seems to be briefly in the mornings. They are putting in the running trails behind the new portion of the neighborhood a long with some ponds and other items for beautification. We're pretty happy we moved in when we did, it seems like a steal now with home prices in the area shooting up the way they are.
tony

Dallas, TX

#17 Mar 2, 2016
Looking to buy a house in Melissa northcreek neighborhood 121&2933 any problems with landfill smell
Not a fan

Van Alstyne, TX

#18 Mar 26, 2016
tony wrote:
Looking to buy a house in Melissa northcreek neighborhood 121&2933 any problems with landfill smell
we rented a home in North Creek. Landfill odor was bad some days. Go to city of Melissa's FB page. It has a story on the 4 places that is causing the odors. All the place our outside city's jurisdiction. I moved from there after lease was up and I feel bad for the neighborhood.
JeffPhillips

Dallas, TX

#19 Jun 11, 2016
Ryan wrote:
I have lived in North Creek for two years. They just started building stone hollow homes over the past year and a half. Boy, they are top quality homes. I went to Collin County tax appraisal to get my property taxes adjusted. She (appraiser) mentioned that Melissa has not caught up to the rest of Collin County (Plano, Alan, McKinney etc). She said that Stone hollow homes will bring up the value of Melissa homes up tremendously. They are quality built with granite and wood floors. If you buy now, I can promise you will make $$$ in 5-10 years. Matter in fact, I told a buddy about it and they moved from Plano. You will not go wrong.
This sounds just like what Ryan one of the partners of Stonehollow homes would say. Another words sounds like total Bull Shit.
Take my word for it any potential home buyers should talk with a Stonehollow home owner before closing on any home, Stonehollow or from any other builder for that fact.
Jaybird213

Dallas, TX

#20 Monday Jul 11
Happy2BBack wrote:
Note to self: reserve praise until AFTER a product is delivered.

If you are looking to build, go to Liberty or one of the other subdivisions. I cannot in good conscience recommend Stonehollow any longer. Beyond disappointed in them.
Happy2BBBack - can you further elaborate as to what changed your mind towards them? I feel like we may have some mutual feelings/experiences. Would like to know more before I begin pursing further actions.

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