The Colony, Texas.

Colonies might be becoming things of the past, but The Colony has been doing alright for itself lately.

New Jersey Nets point guard and Olympic gold medalist Deron Williams played for The Colony High School, as did Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter.

Dweebs rejoice. The Colony isn’t just for athletes.

In May 2009, Griffin Middle School student and The Colony resident Eric Yang won the National Geographic Bee.

As a Philadelphia Eagles fan, has no problem believing Dallas thinks highly of itself. But “dream city”?

The Colony did not exist before 1969, when home developers Fox and Jacobs (owned by Centex) purchased most of the land located around State Highway 121 and Farm Market Road 423. They planned the development of a new “dream city” modeled after the city of Dallas, consisting primarily of single family homes grouped as a “colony”.

And more recently?

In 1976, one of the original homeowners associations petitioned the city of Frisco to remove the area from its extraterritorial jurisdiction. A vote was held in January 1977, and the City of The Colony was officially incorporated at that time (the name Colony was already in use, and thus the current name with the definite article was chosen)., through quick research, learned that “extraterritorial” does not mean to imply Frisco thought The Colony was inhabited by space aliens. That’s all he learned, though. He was too busy watching American Horror Story.

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