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October 9, 2023

DYK Monterra: Own Your Destiny

It can be fun to play DYK – Did you know? For example, DYK that Monterra, a master-planned community, is in Fate Texas, just about 30 minutes outside of Dallas. Or DYK that the town’s name derives from the nickname, “Fate,” given to Lafayette Brown, one of the area’s early settlers, by his wife? 

Although Fate is an interesting name for a town, the most common interpretation of the word is that the things that happen to us are beyond our control. Most people would probably prefer the word destiny, which means that their experience is shaped by the choices they make.

Find out why Monterra residents have made their destinies their own. Here are some reasons why.


The importance of creating a sense of community can’t be overstated. Residents have access to upscale amenities like a pool area with shade cabanas, pickleball courts, and a family-friendly amenity center. They enjoy pleasant social interactions with their neighbors and quality time with their families. 

Did you know…

  • families can benefit from miles of hiking and biking trails? Greenway benefits make communities better places to live by preserving open spaces and encouraging physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Monterra understands children need to play and that playgrounds are an important part of community design? Children use sensory input to help regulate their bodies and to better understand the world around them, something that well-constructed play areas can provide.
  • it’s probably true what they say? The family that plays together stays together.


Monterra provides homeowners with a leading selection of construction professionals to design and build new homes for their residents.

Did you know…

  • offering homeowners a variety of styles, pricing, and material choices gives a residential community a feeling of diversity as well as an integrated, polished look? 
  • creative placemaking is a term used to refer to a strategic approach in home design and community building that prioritizes maximum benefits for new residents?
  • Monterra builders are some of the best in the business? Working with families, they’re dedicated to building homes that complement a homeowner’s individual needs and style.


Ask anyone –your mom, your friends, even the person in line behind you at the grocery store – and they’ll all say that location is the single most important factor to consider when buying a new home. Why? Because buying a property in a desirable location holds the potential for profit down the road.

Is Monterra in a good location? Let’s get out the map.

Did you know…

  • that proximity to sporting venues can make a huge difference in property value? It’s true. Sports fans can make it to a pro game in just under an hour. Why not go to the AT&T Stadium to watch the Cowboys or take in a Ranger game at Globe Life Field?
  • if you fish, you might just catch your limit? Lake Ray Hubbard was designed to be a reservoir. The developers had intended to clear the timber at the north end of the lake, but instead left it intact and it’s now submerged, creating a rich feeding area for a wide variety of fish. If you prefer boating, riding jet skis, or kayaking, you can do that, too. Boat ahoy! There are even regatta events for those who enjoy sailing. 
  • the city of Fate bills itself as a place with a small-town feel but with big-city amenities. With a population of 18,000, Fate is active in downtown revitalization and continues to promote new businesses along the I-30 corridor. Fate also pays homage to its past. For example, the Fate, Texas Murals are a series of beautiful murals painted at various locations throughout the town, with themes that range from nature to history and more. 


When it comes to deciding on where to buy a new home, the quality of the schools is easily as important as the location for families raising children.

Did you know…

  • children who live at Monterra attend the Rockwall ISD, a district that has consistently earned an exemplary rating from the Texas Educational Agency? 
  • in Rockwall ISD, the average class has a student-teacher ratio of 17-1, considered small by today’s standards. Smaller class sizes amount to more individual attention per student, which then translates to an increase in proficiency and greater achievement. 
  • good public schools make for strong, safe communities, raise property values, and make resale easier.


The history of a place relates to its fundamental significance. Learning about the place where you live connects you to a larger story. 

Did you know…

  • that a strange geological formation unearthed in Rockwall County is how the county got its name? The formation is a narrow wall of hard minerals that appears to be a natural phenomenon; however, the debate is still raging 160 years later.
  • the Rockwall County Historical Foundation maintains an oral history project, a digital photo archive, and other history-focused educational materials? They also provide a walking tour that features 22 historic buildings and includes a wealth of information about the area.

Own Your Destiny

There’s so much to do, see, and experience when you choose to live on Monterra. 

Did you know…

  • Monterra residents have already charted their own course, making it their destiny to live in a vibrant community that supports a quality lifestyle. 

If it’s your destiny to join the residents of Monterra in living your best life, come to Fate, Texas and see for yourself what Monterra has to offer you.