History of Castle Hills
The Bright family acquired the first piece of the property that today is known as Castle Hills in 1952. As children Chris Bright and Clay Bright learned to fish, hunt, camp, and ride horses on this land. Their children enjoyed fishing and fossil hunting on the family farm as well.
This property is an heirloom to the Bright family, and as a result from their love for this land, much care and planning went into developing the farm into Castle Hills so it may continue to serve as a home base for generations.
Bright Family Letter
Our family acquired the first piece of this property in 1952. My family - mother, father, two sisters, and one brother - spent a great deal of time on what we then called "the farm." We learned to horseback ride, fish, hunt and camp in these hills.
My brother and I enjoyed our first unsupervised campouts on the farm, on the south bank of what we now call Lake Avalon. My Dad regaled us all with stories of the "Bare" foot tracks around the lake and the need to stay close to our parents. In short, this piece of land is an heirloom to us. It holds some of our fondest memories of childhood, and its value is reflected in the meticulous planning that has gone into Castle Hills.
Our memories of growing up in Texas were integral in the early discussions of developing the farm. We wanted to capture the spirit of what made this place so special to us. We liked the ideas behind "old- style" neighborhoods; the sense of belonging to a community where kids could walk to a park and neighbors swapped stories at little league games and school functions.
We grew up, moved away and then returned to our neighborhood with our own kids. My children are the third generation of Brights to attend the same elementary school. Every stage of the Castle Hills development plan has been aimed at recreating these memories.
The Castle Hills concept is known by many names, from the new urbanism to neo-traditionalism. But the bottom line is that we are building neighborhoods in which people want to live. Thank you for taking the time to read about our community. We hope that you will find Castle Hills a warm and inviting place to live.