|• Total||2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)|
|• Land||2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|• Density||2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Lantana is an affluent, upscale census-designated place (CDP) and master-planned community originally developed by Republic Property Group, 8 miles (13 km) south of Denton in unincorporated Denton County, Texas, United States. The population of the CDP at the 2010 census was 6,874. Lantana had 2,885 occupied homes as of April 25, 2014, with an estimated populated of 9,376. Lantana shares the 76226 ZIP code of Argyle. Approximately one quarter of the populace have an annual household income of greater than $150,000, with 34% having incomes from $75,000-$150,000. Almost half of the Lantana population has a Bachelor's Degree or higher. In 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2012, Lantana won the People's Choice Award for Community of the Year at the Dallas Homebuilders Association McSAM Awards. Lantana hosts regular community events, such as outdoor music presentations in the parks, chili cook offs, festivals, picnics, and other similar functions for its residents.
Lantana encompasses 1,780 acres (7.2 km2). It was developed starting in 1999 on land acquired from the Rayzor family (known as Rayzor Ranch). On March 16, 2000, Republic Property broke ground on the community. Larkspur and Sandlin were the first neighborhoods developed. The first residents moved in on July 31, 2001. In the first quarter of 2014, Forestar Group, Inc, an original equity partner along with Republic Property Group, acquired the remaining partnership interest in Lantana and will continue with the final development of the community.
The homes in Lantana are built around an 18-hole golf course, designed by award-winning golf architect Jay Morrish. In October 2003, Lantana Golf Club became a semi-private facility. In October 2004, a 7,500 square-foot club house expansion was completed providing new facilities such as men's and women's locker rooms, men's card room and lounge, playroom, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The club went private in early 2009.
The Lantana Community Association, Lantana's HOA, is managed by Insight Association Management. HOA dues cover Grande Communication basic cable television (19 channels), CoSecurity 24 hour security monitoring and system installation, front yard maintenance, and amenities - including five community pools, a water spray park, two fitness centers, playgrounds, tennis courts, hike and bike trails and parks. The Board of Directors of the Lantana Community Association are: Nicole Hale, Mark Wagner, and Jake Wagner.
Lantana residents pay an annual fee, through the Lantana Community Association, to the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) for Fire and EMS service. The fee is based on the appraised value of each home and the rate charged by the AVFD. The effective rate for 2010 was .059318 per $100 of appraised value.
Lantana is located in Development District #4, Fresh Water Supply District #6 and Fresh Water Supply District #7. A Fresh Water Supply District (FWSD) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, authorized by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, to provide water, sewage, drainage and other services within the district's boundaries.
Local retail destinations are increasing within Lantana. The first development took place at the southeaster area of the community at the northwestern corner of the intersection of FM407 (Justin Rd.) and Copper Canyon Rd. Currently, Sonic Drive-In, Kwik Kar Oil and Lube and Kwik Kar Car Wash are open for business, with Kwik Dry Clean Supercenter currently under construction. Also planned in that area are Pizza Hut and CVS, which is in the initial development stages. At the southwestern corner of the community along FM407 between Jeter Rd. and McMakin Rd., NewQuest properties has started the construction of the Lantana Town Center. Anchored by a Kroger Marketplace grocery store with a Fuel Center on the western side of the project, initial plans show several small retail stores along with restaurants. It was recently announced at the May FWSD #7 board meeting that a Chick-Fil-A will be built near the Kroger.
The publicly elected Board of Directors manages and controls all of the affairs of the district, subject to the continuing supervision of the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality. The Board establishes policies in the interest of its residents and utility customers. A district may adopt and enforce all necessary charges, fees and taxes in order to provide facilities and service.
Three of Denton ISD's schools are located within the community: Tom Harpool Middle School and Annie Blanton Elementary School, which opened in August 2008, and Eugenia Porter Rayzor Elementary, which was the first school to be built and opened in August 2002. Both elementary schools are rated "Exemplary" and the middle school is rated "Recognized." A third elementary school, Dorothy Adkins Elementary School, is currently under construction in the southeastern area of the community with the opening targeted for the 2014-15 school year. Lantana is served by John H. Guyer High School, located in southern Denton, TX, about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the northern-most neighborhood (Madison).
Lantana is divided into subdivisions or neighborhoods listed below:
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Lantana CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
- "Cross Timbers Gazette - May 2014 Issue: Article: LantanaLinks, Pg. 25". Cross Timbers Gazette. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
- "Cross Timbers Gazette: Lantana developer sells interest to equity investor". Cross Timbers Gazette. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
- Lantana developer's website
- Lantana Community Association
- The Cross Timbers Gazette, local newspaper
- Denton County Fresh Water Supply Districts 6 & 7