My family and I were being transfered to the great state of Texas. On several trips down to Texas we searched for homes, ending up in Little Elm.
We looked at a Highland home that was already finished and liked it very much. We returned to the sales office to ask questions regarding the house and the neighborhood. We specifically asked about the main road running through the neighborhood, El Dorado Parkway.
The sales representative told us that it was a neighborhood road that would give us another entrance into the neighborhood. We assumed that the representative was honest and truthful. That day we signed the contract on our new home.
We moved in July of 2003. In December of 2003 information came with our water bill that El Dorado Parkway would connect Highway I35 to the Dallas Tollway. And our neigborhood is between I35 and the tollway. This major corridor is called The Lewisville Lake Corridor Project.
This roadway is considered a highway. It is referred to as a significant thoroughfare and principal arterial. It is estimated to have between 35,000 and 45,000 cars a day in 2008 when the bridge over the Lewisville Lake is opened.
Highland Homes knew about the roadway and the purpose of it. They knew because John Baker, the developer of the subdivision, knew it. Mr. Baker built section 7 of the roadway,(the part of the road that runs through the neighborhood).
Highland Homes was deceptive and misrepresented the purpose of the roadway. They lied when we asked about El Dorado. We would have not purchased our home knowing that our children would be up against such traffic and noise and not able to access the amenity center safely.
The flow of traffic has already changed in our little town. Before the traffic went around the neighborhood and now a section of the old road has been removed, all traffic going through Little Elm comes through the middle of our neighborhood.
Leaving our amenity center of one side of El Dorado Parkway, and over 60% of the homes on the other side of El Dorado. Making it almost impossible to ride bikes or walk to the pool or playground.
Highland Homes has refused to meet with our committee of homeowners to discuss solutions to noise pollution, traffic and safety issues. Why won't they meet with us? Do you think their lawyers have something to do with that decision? Mr. Baker also refuses to meet with us along with the other builders, Landstar and Drees.
We went to the city of Little Elm for help. We asked the Town Council to call them and urge them to start a dicussion regarding solutions of our problems. Even after the Town Manager of Little Elm called they still refuse to meet with us.
Highland Homes has no regard for us, they deceived us and took our money. We are left with a house next to a highway that we can't sell. AND THEY DON'T CARE!
They took from us, our right to make informed safe decisions for our family. Do not buy a home from Highland, they are deceptive and dishonest!
little elm, Texas