In the early 1980’s, Coppell was a quiet, sleepy little town with a handful of enchanting Texans enjoying their fair cities features. They were minding their own business when word reached the rest of the country regarding what they had and how fantastic their community was. As you might imagine, as quickly as the outside world was alerted, Coppell’s population exceeded 40,000 residents and continues to enjoy steady growth. Coppell has struck the perfect balance between proximity to Dallas while maintaining its small town identity.
The town of Coppell remained fairly small over initial decades, known principally as a farming community. When the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport was built in the 1980s, access to air transportation resulted in new folks moving to Coppell. Coppell’s City Father’s saw the potential growth years before it occurred. Rather than follow the disastrous route of overbuilding, they worked out a plan for the future that included retaining Coppell’s unique character while making plenty of room for business and prosperity. Their vision provided Coppell with a third of the city set aside for residential development. They were not oblivious to the need for businesses and the tax revenue they provided. Another third was set aside for commercial development. As a result of their insight, the city is experiencing a flood of corporate relocations. The final third of Coppell assured the incredible quality of life of the city persisted to their posterity. Coppell is renowned for parks, jogging trails and playgrounds.
The City Government of Coppell works hard to implement a Bold Vision and Big Impact Program. From their site we learn:
The continuation of the CRDC 1/2-cent sales tax will assist the community to remain a “community of choice” for many years to come. The continued development and even redevelopment of many of our quality of life facilities and visual branding elements will further differentiate Coppell as a first class community that offers residents, businesses, and visitors a lifestyle second to none. All of this is made possible by the successful economic development efforts of the City of Coppell. Years in the making, the strong commercial, industrial sales tax base found primarily in the business-to-business entities located on the west side of the community now produce sales tax revenue that will fund the construction of the programs currently planned and those that will be envisioned in the future.
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“BOLD Vision, BIG Impact” is an attempt to bring a more tangible vision of the projects funded by the continuation of the CRDC 1/2-cent sales tax, and keep the community up to date on their respective status as they progress.
This is what can happen when a city enjoys incredible leadership.
Once you’re settled into your new Coppell residence, there shouldn’t be any issues finding suitable employment. In addition to the vast employment resources available in Dallas-Fort Worth, you’ve got a number of excellent candidates located right here in Coppell.
For example, Coppell boasts:
- Brantley International
- Cicis Pizza Corporate
- The Container Store Corporate
- MJ Designs
- Superior Air Parts
- Texas Dreams Gymnastics
Texas Dream Gymnastics has an Olympian founder. We learn from their site:
In 1991, Kim Zmeskal became the first American (male or female) to win the All-Around World Championship gymnastics title. Ten years later, she and husband Chris Burdette moved back home to Texas to make their dream of owning a gym come true. Since its opening, Texas Dreams has been an industry leader and continues to be a training ground for some of the most talented gymnasts in the world.
The depth and quality of training your prospective Olympian can get from Kim is second to none. It’s gratifying to have someone who’s “Climbed the Mountain” return home to give back to young Texans. Kudos to Kim.
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The DFW Metroplex always beckons, but there’s no need to move beyond the Coppell city limits. There’s plenty to do in Coppell. Some of our favorites are:
Coppell Farmers Market – Look for the market in Old Town Coppell on Main Street. There’s parking along one-way streets on the square. There’s a shaded pavilion that boasts booths both inside and outside of the facility. There’s a playground for the kids and restaurants within walking distance. It’s a great place to shop or just meet friends and hang out.
Trinity River Kyack Company – This is a real urban adventure. All excursions originate from their river location in Coppell. From their site we learn:
They offer Trinity River kayaking trips on 22 miles of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Choose your adventure from Lake Lewisville Dam to California Crossing Dam. All kayaking trips begin at our location on the river in Coppell, Texas. We give you a paddle orientation and get you on the water quickly and safely. At the end of your trip, we will shuttle you back to our location. If you’ve forgotten any essentials for the voyage – sun-screen, water, etc. – you can pick these up at our Beer and Bait Store.
Riverchase Golf Club – We learn from their site:
Riverchase Golf Club is one of the premier daily-fee courses in DFW. Riverchase is a competitively priced 18-hole course featuring Champion Bermuda greens and is spread out on 6,593 yards. After your round, you can relax and catch up on your sports news at the 19th hole, which is equipped with seven high definition televisions, the largest screen is 100 inches! Riverchase offers a complete package for individual golfers, private tournaments, and corporate golf outings. It’s a GREAT weekend outing for you and your buddies to have an outstanding afternoon.
More than many, Coppell is a destination location to raise a family and set down roots. From the efficient city government to the incredible people to their excellent schools, Coppell should be high on the list of locations to call home.
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