|The Glen Abbey Story
A history steeped in Texas tradition
Glen Abbey's rich heritage dates back to the 1930s, when
legendary Texas oil magnate and philanthropist Clint Murchison
bought a parcel of scenic farmland in the then-rural Keller
Springs area. Known for its rolling hills, stately oaks, and
views of meandering White Rock Creek, the property was considered
by many to be the most pristine in North Dallas.
It was in this charming setting that Mr. Murchison chose to
build his palatial estate. Here, he found an idyllic locale
for raising his children, including Clint Murchison, Jr.,
longtime owner of the Dallas Cowboys. Over the years, the
home was visited by a distinguished list of guests such as
Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, among others. Following
Mr. Murchison's death, his son, John, moved to the estate
with his wife, Lupe.
In the late 1990s, Lupe Murchison sought a buyer for the estate
who would appreciate the extraordinary nature of this land.
She selected Folsom Properties because of her relationship
with the company and its unparalleled reputation for creating
exquisite communities, including Bent Tree Country Club in
Dallas and Gleneagles Country Club in Plano.
Today, the property has been transformed by Folsom Properties
into the prestigious Glen Abbey community. This remarkable
gated neighborhood preserves the Murchison legacy for generations
to come, offering those who live here an unparalleled lifestyle
amid unspoiled natural beauty.