Oaks of Montecito Neighborhood has a contest for the best Christmas lights, so there are lots of houses lit up in a short distance. Let's check them out! This area has good sidewalks, with many cul de sac streets, so low traffic. Baby strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome. Let's meet at Cross Timbers Park by the neighborhood pond. I’ll meet you by the Cross Timbers Park sign. Extra parking is available on side streets or at McNair Elementary at Hickory Creek Road and Montecito Drive.
To get there from Corinth/Lewisville/Dallas:
Take I-35E north and exit Swisher Road. Turn left on Swisher Road (heading west). Take this for about 3 miles or so (past Guyer High School to the intersection where Walgreens, Kroger, Chase Bank, and Wells Fargo are) to Hickory Creek Road. Turn left on Hickory Creek Road and go about 1-2 miles and turn right on Montecito Drive (McNair Elementary School will be on your left at that intersection). Once on Montecito, the park will be on your left.
If you’re coming from Flower Mound:
You can take FM 2499 up to Swisher Road and turn left, then follow directions above.
From north of Loop 288 in Denton:
Take I-35E south toward Lewisville. Exit Loop 288/Lillian Miller (by Golden Triangle Mall) and turn right on Lillian Miller. Continue on this past the CVS and DATCU (where Lillian Miller becomes Teasley Lane/FM 2181) and past Community Pharmacy to the intersection where Walgreens, Kroger, Chase Bank, and Wells Fargo are) to Hickory Creek Road. Turn right on Hickory Creek Road and go about 1-2 miles and turn right on Montecito Drive (McNair Elementary School will be on your left at that intersection). Once on Montecito, the park will be on your left.
City of Denton website has 7112 Montecito Dr. as the address of the neighborhood pond, but Google Maps shows this address far away from the pond. Actual address is 7205 Montecito Drive. You'll see the pond on the map.
Here’s a map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=7205+montecito+drive+denton+tx&hl=en&sll=33.149194,-97.119687&sspn=0.007456,0.016512&vpsrc=0&hnear=7205+Montecito+Dr,+Denton,+Texas+76210&t=m&z=1...; This link below is a virtual tour of the trail that I will make a regular meetup in the spring. I’m including it here because we’ll meet at the Cross Timbers Park sign by the pond. The first two images on this virtual trail are things you’ll see on the Jingle Bell Walk, but we’ll stay on sidewalks. http://www.everytrail...
Let’s get a festive 1 hour walk (full tour of neighborhood is 3 miles) in before Christmas and the first day of winter on Thursday! Hope to see you there!