Tuesday Two Hundred: Looking For an Affordable Home Feeding to Lakewood Elementary? Check Out University Terrace

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Rockhurst Front

A friend of mine once lived in University Terrace before he and his wife had twins, after which they needed buckets more space than their three-bedroom home could offer. I’ve always loved the neighborhood, mainly because it’s so accessible for commuting but still feels very private.

Across Northwest Highway from Merriman Park, you get all the convenience of living near the White Rock DART station without having train tracks in your backyard. Another added benefit of the location is your proximity to brand new trails erected around White Rock Lake that can take you and your bike to Lake Highlands and beyond.

Rockhurst Living

At 7338 Rockhurst you’ll find a great little house that has wonderful bones and is inside the Lakewood Elementary attendance area — a boon if you have a child starting school next year, considering that Lakewood Elementary is experiencing a resurgence of parent support, so you can save a few bucks on private school tuition.

Rockhurst Dining

And while this home will need some TLC to get it up to date, it has great bones and fabulous location, so keep that in mind. This three-bedroom, two-bath home is listed with Re/Max About Dallas agent Ken Lampton for $235,000.

Rockhurst Kitchen

Look past the dark paint and mis-matched furniture and you’ll see a great opportunity to remodel, folks. With oak floors in the dining area and bedrooms, and ceramic tile elsewhere, this house feels light and clean despite the dark green dining room paint and odd accent wall. The kitchen is tidy and a little small, but that can be fixed. In fact, I foresee this being the fastest remodel in history, considering that the master bath and kitchen are the only rooms that require any major attention.

Rockhurst Master Bath

What will really catch your eye is the huge backyard. The deck leads to an enormous grassy area, where kids can play and barbecues can go on late into the night. Seriously, it’s a wonderful size, a rarity, really, considering that most backyards in Dallas are postage stamps!

Rockhurst Backyard Rockhurst Backyard 2

So what do you think? Good investment?


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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