Location Is Everything For This North Oak Cliff Condo, Priced Just Under $300K

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The Kessler areas of North Oak Cliff are some of the prettiest — and hottest — real estate markets in Dallas. Our Thursday Three Hundred sits on the north end of the Stevens Park Golf Course and Coombs Creek in the gated Highlands Condos.

Unit 29 at 2154 Kessler Ct. is a 2-2 with 1,434 square feet, built in 1974, near Kessler Parkway and North Edgefield Avenue. It’s a light and airy unit with cathedral ceilings, lots of big windows, and updates that make it modern. The condo also has an attached two-car garage.

It was listed May 17 by Elizabeth Chapman with Century 21 Judge Fite Co. for $298,000. Monthly HOA dues are $460 and include blanket insurance; exterior, common area, and yard maintenance; full use of facilities; and management fees. Those common areas include a club house, community pool, and access to a greenbelt by Coombs Creek.

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Here’s how Kessler Neighbors United‘s President Robb Puckett describes this area of North Oak Cliff:

Kessler Park is often referred to as Dallas’ hidden jewel of a neighborhood. Many Dallas observers, and media publications, have referred to it as perhaps the most beautifully situated residential area of the city, with attractive, hilly topography, old-growth trees, atmospheric beauty and impressive architecture that would be the pride of any city.

Its close access to two interstate highways (I-30 and I-35E) makes getting from Kessler Park to any other part of the city a quick and easy process. The cohesiveness and amazing productivity sponsored and coordinated by its active neighborhood association (“KNU”), is unsurpassed in the City of Dallas. But the most important asset of Kessler Park is the incredible population of residents who love living near the urban center of Dallas.

The neighbors of Kessler Park, named for Dallas’ first City Planner, George E. Kessler, tend to be very proud of their homes, their streets, and their public spaces, but are also welcoming of newcomers. Periodic neighborhood-wide events are well attended, so that, over time, people can put names to faces and expand their circle of friends and acquaintances. We know our neighbors, married couples and singles, with or without children, retired, or “upwardly mobile,” artisans, golfers, scholars, busy professionals or soccer moms, all unite in their love of the Kessler community.

The open floorplan of this condo is appealing, and from the front door, there’s an unobstructed view through the living and dining rooms to the kitchen. The living room is spacious with a painted brick fireplace.

The eat-in kitchen has tons of on-trend white cabinets, a contemporary backsplash, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and a big bay window looking into a backyard. A nearby utility room offers more built-in cabinets, electric washer-dryer hookups (full size), and a second pantry area. The two bedrooms measure 13-by-17 and 11-by-11, and the larger, the master, has a walk-in closet.

With a small yard area, this is a low-maintenance property, and what is there is cute and well maintained.

This condo is ambitiously priced at $207 per square foot. Nine neighborhood comps range from $104 to $179 per square foot (average: $155; median: $159). But that doesn’t mean it won’t fetch top dollar: this area of Kessler Park is in high demand and this condo has a fabulous location. What do you think? Is it priced right at $298,000? What would you offer? Leave us a comment with your thoughts.

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