Splurge vs. Steal: Two Katy Trail Condos

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Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

Katy Trail runs through some of the nicest neighborhoods in Dallas, starting at the American Airlines Center in Victory Park and going to Mockingbird Station near Southern Methodist University. Everyone from runners to in-line skaters hit the trail every day.

When a condo along Katy Trail hits the market, you can bet that’s in the description. This is a desirable amenity that opened in 2000 and continues to be developed. When complete, the trail will be 3.5 miles long, connected to the Trinity Strand Trail, with four major entrance plazas, benches, landscaping, and drinking fountains for people and pets. 

Today, we’ve found two Katy Trail condos that are less than two miles apart in distance, but are over $250K apart in price. Let’s take a look. 


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Located in the Park Towers Condo at 3310 Fairmount St., apartment 10F is our splurge this week. These condos are near Turtle Creek Boulevard and Maple Avenue and this corner unit offers views toward downtown Dallas and overlooking Katy Trail with one bedroom, two bathrooms, and 1,594 square feet on one story, built in 1964.

The style is best described as minimalist, but the restrained design is filled with high-end features, like double pane floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, retiled wrap-around terrace, and museum finish walls. Recent updates include plumbing and lighting. The kitchen is totally new with Cesarstone countertops, Dornbracht fixtures, Blanco Steelart sink, and new stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms are also renovated with those same countertops, as well as a Duravit soaking tub and a large walk-in master closet. 

This condo was listed July 14 by Mark O’Donnell with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $589,000. Monthly HOA dues are $1,696 and include all utilities, water/sewer, blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, full use of facilities, management fees, reserves, and trash. 


Steal: Light-filled Corner Unit with 10-foot Ceilings

Head north to find our steal this week at 4334 Buena Vista St. Apt B in the Buena Vista Condos. This is near North Central Expressway and Knox Street in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood. It is a light-filled corner unit with ten-foot ceilings and two Juliet balconies with treetop view. This condo has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bath, 1,264 square feet on two stories, built in 1984 and completely renovated in 2015, including two total HVAC systems, water heater, and tile flooring. 

The living room features a glass tile wall surrounding a wood burning fireplace with custom doors and a built-in cabinet. The kitchen has sleek black cabinets, white Silestone counters, glass backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. An open stairway with glass blocks leads to two bedrooms upstairs, each with a walk-in closet and sharing a Jack-and-Jill bath. This unit includes a large storage closet, one-car garage, and assigned covered parking below the unit. Almost all furnishings and decorations in the living room and dining room, as well as all appliances, convey with sale. 

This condo was listed Aug. 17 by Dee Ann Cook with Posey Property Management, Inc. for $335,000. Monthly HOA dues are $291 and include blanket insurance, exterior maintenance, and trash. 


Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

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