About The Colony

The Colony, also known as the City by the Lake, is an unparalleled destination in the heart of North Texas. Best known for beautiful views of Lewisville Lake and a booming entertainment scene, The Colony offers a tranquil escape with metropolitan amenities. Relax and make memories with family and friends where you go to play, only 25 minutes from Dallas Love Field and Dallas Fort Worth International Airports.

Expansive Entertainment District

As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. That includes Grandscape. The Colony’s premier indoor-outdoor entertainment, dining and shopping destination features several unique first-to-market experiences. Shop the country’s largest retail experiences with in-store entertainment at SCHEELS, the World’s Largest All Sports Store, and tech demos, celebrity appearances and more at NFM, the Nation’s Largest Home Furnishings Store. In addition to enormous retailers, Grandscape offers quaint boutique shopping with small businesses specializing in trendy clothing, artisan leatherwork and handmade soaps. 

When it comes to restaurants, there is no need to look far with several global dining experiences within walking distance. Kick back on the patio of a classic Texas smokehouse, pair a delicious meal with a craft beer at local microbreweries or celebrate special moments at an upscale eatery by a Michelin star chef. Check out our Eat page for a comprehensive list of restaurants by cuisine.

Outdoor + Sporting Opportunities

Soak up endless rays of sunshine with 23 miles of shoreline along Lewisville Lake, one of North Texas’ largest bodies of water. Camp, fish, swim, hike and bike on the water’s edge with two lake parks or rent a watercraft at the full-service marina inside Hidden Cove Park. The Colony features 28 parks with over 2,500 acres of parkland, one of the highest acres of parks per capita in the state. Creative agreements with the city and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led to an award-winning trail system that winds through acres of wildlife management areas along the shoreline of Lewisville Lake. During the summer months, catch a wave at Fireside Surf in the deep water wave pool or make a splash at Hawaiian Waters - a tropical, outdoor water park that rivals any in North Texas.

While some retreat, many compete at The Tribute Golf Links, Stewart Peninsula and Old American Golf Club. Each of these award-winning golf courses highlights the best of golf architecture and history combined with scenic lake views.

The Athletic Club - The Colony (formerly The Colony Five Star Complex), a state of the art athletic complex, and the TOCA Soccer Center, a 43,000 square foot indoor soccer facility, host local athletic leagues as well as regional, state and national tournaments. The Colony's commitment to finding creative and resourceful ways to enhance sports and the quality of life for the entire community was recognized when named Number 1 Sportstown for the State of Texas by Sports Illustrated Magazine and the National Parks and Recreation Association. 


Incorporated in 1977 and named after an early Republic of Texas settlement, the city’s population has steadily grown from 26,531 in 2000 to over 44,500 in 2020. The Colony is located in Denton County with a land area of 15.7 square miles that borders Lewisville, Carrollton, Plano and Frisco.


The Colony is located in the highly regarded school districts of Lewisville and Little Elm. The city is home to six elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Higher education opportunities are available at numerous colleges and universities in North Texas, including the University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, Texas Women’s University, North Central Texas College, Collin College and The University of Texas at Dallas.

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The Colony offers exceptional quality of life and is an exciting place to visit. Visit The Colony is here to help you plan your trip, find the perfect event venue, discover the best deals and discounts and much more. For more information, contact us via email. Enjoy your visit!