What is Summer Creek?
Summer Creek is a single-family home community located in southwest Fort Worth, Texas. Development started in 1987 by Murray Development Company who contracted with Perry Homes, one of the largest and most respected home builders in Texas, to be the builder. During the completion of Phase I, Murray Development dissolved in bankruptcy, at which point Perry Homes took over all remaining sale and development operations. Perry Homes completed all three phases and the park by the mid 1990’s.
The following street names are located in Summer Creek Homeowners Association:
Daystar, Dewdrop, Dusty, Golden, Gulfwind, Leafy, Misty, Morning, Rain Dance, Starry, Summer, Sun Meadows, Sundale, Sunscape, and Wildflower.
How many homes are in Summer Creek?
We have a total of 320 homes. There are three Phases in Summer Creek, each with just over 100 homes in them.
Is there a Homeowner’s Association and is it mandatory?
Yes, there is an Association. Membership in Summer Creek Homeowner’s association is mandatory for all residents.
How is the business of the Association conducted?
The Association consists of a board of directors and several committee chairs. Board members are elected by the homeowners at the annual meeting and serve two-year terms. Committee chairs are on a volunteer basis and handle a variety of tasks in the neighborhood.
What are the annual dues and where does the money go?
The annual association dues are $120 per year. These dues cover the operating costs of the association, costs of maintaining the common areas and various social events during the year. As per our corporate by-laws, a copy of the association’s annual operating budget is available to any member at any time simply by contacting the Treasurer.
Is it true that there are homes that are not part of the association?
No. We have 100% resident membership in our homeowners association. Years ago some homes were not part of the HOA. But these have since sold, the deeds have been revised and all homes are included.
How often does the association meet and where?
The association has a general homeowner’s meeting annually at a conference facility in the local area. Officers are elected and presentations are made regarding the year’s events and milestones. The Board of Directors meets during the year on an “as needed” basis.
I’ve heard that there are some mandatory associations in the area and some that are not. What’s the difference?
The difference is night and day. Mandatory associations, such as ours, are governed by rules called “covenants” which all homeowners sign and agree to abide by at the time of their closings. Rules are clearly spelled out and the association can levy fines and penalties to members who do not abide by the rules. Non-mandatory associations, known as “Neighborhood Associations”, are strictly voluntary. Rules are non-binding and there is generally no recourse to resolve issues. A quick drive through any of these neighborhoods will underscore the effectiveness of mandatory associations.
Is there a directory?
Yes, a neighborhood handbook filled with names of officers, general neighborhood information and a roster is published annually and distributed to all association members whose dues are paid current. If you just moved in and need a directory please contact our President or Treasurer to request a copy.
What is our neighborhood zoned?
Summer Creek is zoned “A-5”. Only single-family residences on 5000 square-foot minimum lots are permitted.
I’d like to get more involved in the neighborhood. How can I do that?
A phone call to any officer or committee chair will set things in motion. Or just show up at any of our neighborhood socials and speak to one of the officers or the chair of that event. The association needs to fill board positions almost every year, and we have about a dozen activities scattered throughout the year, so there’s always something for folks to do!
What Council District are we in?
Summer Creek is in District 6. Our representative is Council Member Jungus Jordan.
Is Summer Creek aligned with any other organizations in and around the city?
No. Membership in the Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods and participation in the District 6 Alliance was offered, considered and discussed with the general membership of SCHA. However it was determined that the agenda of those groups is at times counterproductive to our best interests and that Summer Creek is far more effective standing on its’ own.
What School District are we in and which schools serve this neighborhood?
Summer Creek is in the Crowley Independent School District . We are served by Dallas Park Elementary, Crowley Middle School and North Crowley High School . K-4- Dallas Park, 5-6 Sue Crouch Intermediate, 7-8 Summer Creek Middle, 9 North Crowley 9th, 10-12-NCHS Registration for all returning students will be the 3-7 of August. All new students register the following week. See the CISD website for more details. There are also a wide range of private schools that serve the community.
How can I get in contact with the Association and/or the Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors is here to serve the association and assist homeowners. Any board member can be contacted at any time for assistance with association-related issues. Full contact information is located on the first page of the Homeowner’s Handbook and in various locations in this website. Summer Creek Homeowner’s Association’s mailing address is P.O. Box 33190 Fort Worth, Texas 76162.