Ellnor in her home at Highland Springs

Elinor White knew she was ready for a change, but the thought of downsizing and selling her home of 40 years seemed overwhelming.

“My husband passed away in 2003, so I’d been alone in the house for a long time,” says Elinor, who lived in Plano, Tex. “I wanted something different, but there was 40 years of accumulation in the house. I just didn’t see how a move was possible.”

Ruby Nell Ormon holds a copy of her recently published book, My Dude, which tells the story of her family’s pet raccoon.

Ruby Nell Ormon had a story in her head for years.

“I kept telling myself ‘Tomorrow,’” says Ruby Nell. “Tomorrow I’ll get busy writing.”

The story percolating in Ruby Nell’s mind dates back to 1969, when her family took in a pet raccoon.

Lynn and Wells Field were married at Highland Springs on January 6, 2018.

If Wells Field could have seen how much his life would change in a year, he wouldn’t have believed it.

“Absolutely not,” says Wells, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. “I thought I was happy living by myself and playing golf whenever I wanted.”

Highland Springs ambassadors Mary Lou and John Shadduck host guests during a marketing luncheon at the North Dallas community. (From left) Otto Wagenbach, Mary Lou Shadduck, Joy Dennison, John Shadduck, and Marilyn Winter.

When it comes to learning more about the lifestyle at Highland Springs, there’s no better resource than the people who live at the North Dallas Erickson Living community.

The ambassador program at Highland Springs is a way for prospective residents to get the inside scoop on community life from those who know it best—the people who already call Highland Springs home.

Jane Clark (left) of Keller Williams, is one of the preferred real estate agents recommended by Cindy Gay (right), personal moving consultant at Highland Springs.

Cindy Gay’s resume can be summed up in two words—miracle worker.

“If you don’t think there’s any way you can go through all the steps of selling your house and downsizing, schedule a home visit with Cindy,” says Christina Christie, sales director at Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas. “She’ll come in and work her magic.”

Highland Springs provides career opportunities and growth.

If you’ve visited Highland Springs in the past ten years, chances are you’ve met Susanne Du’Ley, who began working at the North Dallas community’s front desk in 2007.

“I’ve had the opportunity to see Highland Springs grow,” says Du’Ley. “There was only one residence building when I first started working here. Now the community is home to nearly 1,000 residents.”

Sharon Brown is at home in her spacious Endeavor-style apartment at Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas.

When Sharon Brown moved from San Diego to Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in Dallas, Tex., it wasn’t the first time she’d made the cross-country move.

“I lived in Dallas for 20 years before I retired and moved to San Diego to be closer to my mother,” says Sharon, who worked as a buyer for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which has its headquarters in Dallas.

Highland Springs’ residents Neill Howard and Noy Mobley on their wedding day in March 2007.

Neill Howard and Noy Mobley’s love story dates back to the mid-1950s at Central High School, in San Angelo, Tex.

“Noy and I were high school sweethearts who went our separate ways after graduation,” says Neill, who eventually made his way to Odessa where he worked as a manufacturer’s representative. He married Judy, who passed away in February 2003.

David and Nancy Smith moved to Highland Springs in April 2017, ahead of their original timeline, so they could enjoy the amenities and conveniences of the North Dallas community.

David and Nancy Smith first learned of Highland Springs a decade ago from their friends Pete and Jane Robertson, who live at the North Dallas community.