Christmas is right around the corner, and you can certainly tell here in North Texas. The trees are decorated, holiday music is playing on the radio, and eggnog lattes are back at your favorite coffee shop. With Santa’s visit just a few short weeks away, we are highlighting our favorite Dallas-area apartments with fireplaces and chimneys for Santa to use. Don’t worry — all these chimneys are big enough for Santa to fit without feeling claustrophobic. Some even have rooftop pools and balconies for Santa’s reindeer to play in while they are waiting for the jolly old elf to finish delivering presents.
The recently-renovated Central Park apartments include hardwood floors, modern appliances, walk-in closets, and fireplaces. These apartments, located near North Central Expressway and the shops at Park Lane offer easy access to downtown Dallas. Central Park is a pet-friendly community, and Santa may even bring an extra present for Fido.
Gables Villa Rosa has a giant communal fireplace — in case Santa gained a bit of cookie weight — in addition to in-unit fireplaces. The complex includes a pool and game room for the kids to play, plus a gym, hot tub ,and attached day spa for mom and dad. This mixed-use building includes the Uptown Urban Market for the days you are too tired to cook for the in-laws during the holiday season.
The Dryden apartments are located in North Arlington, right near Lake Viridian. The apartments include extra storage, in addition to walk-in closets, so you’ll have someplace to store all those Christmas decorations during the rest of the year.
The Mallory Eastside apartments are located in Richardson right near the city’s Art Park, with easy access to miles of scenic trails for biking, running and dog-walking. These modern apartments include granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and of course, a fireplace. The community offers a TV room, grills, a resort-style pool, a rooftop lounge, and a gym with yoga classes.
With a pool this beautiful, Santa and Rudolph may want to take a quick swim between delivering all those presents. These Plano apartments offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom options for growing families, and luxury amenities at a reasonable price. All the apartments are recently renovated, and the entire community is designed to be environmentally friendly.
Neo Midtown, located walking distance from the Galleria Mall, offers both traditional garden and modern mid-rise stypes. The community offers two saltwater swimming pools, a fenced-in dog park, and a recently renovated clubhouse. Plus, the state-of-the-art kitchens are perfect for cooking a big holiday meal.
Now that you’ve got your chimney prepared, don’t forget to bake some cookies for Santa and his helpers. A few of our Santa-tested favorites are brown butter cinnamon crinkle cookies, peppermint mocha cookies and s’mores chocolate chip cookies. It’s time to turn on your favorite Christmas playlist and hang those stockings above the fireplace.
Sydney Bennet is a senior research associate who writes about apartments and more for ApartmentList. Contact her at email@example.com.