Our Saturday Seven Hundred is a lovely two-story Creekside Place traditional that backs up to the White Rock Creek Trail. Grab your running shoes, kayak, or bike because you can walk out the back door and bike, hike, or walk to White Rock Lake from 13853 Creekside Place.
Neighborhoods like these tend to have homeowners that stay awhile because they are secluded, quiet, and safe. With only 44 residences, no alleyways, and one entrance, privacy and security are a given. There has been zero crime in this leafy paradise in 30 years. That’s due not only to the single entry point, but also to great neighbor’s that look out for each other, and an excellent HOA. Despite being a hidden gem, the neighborhood is centrally located and close to major highways.
This tight-knit neighborhood has a homeowner’s directory that is not just a simple directory. It’s also filled with history and wonderful stories like the tale of the Woolly Mammoth. Around 1989 or 1990, one of the neighbors who happened to be a geologist, was poking around the creek bottom. He discovered a prehistoric fish preserved in the rock and dutifully called the Dallas Museum of Science and Nature. They came out, verified the find, and eventually sent out a team to excavate the fish. During the excavation process, they discovered the bones of a Woolly Mammoth!
The original developer of the Creekside Place neighborhood was the Hill family, Mrs. Margaret Hunt Hill, the daughter of H.L Hunt and her husband Al Hill Sr. Yes, these are the Hills of the famous Dallas bridge across the Trinity River.
The firm of Clark and Heath constructed all but six homes in Creekside Place. It would seem they partnered specifically for this project. Dale Clark is the better known of the two having built over 400 homes in Dallas. He’s also known for his preference of building close to greenbelts, so this Creekside Place traditional would have been one of his ideal projects!
The duo built the 3,108-square-foot Creekside Place traditional in 1984 with two living areas, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a powder bath. The master is downstairs with a gorgeous view of the pool and spa.
The present homeowners have added updates that count like the double strength, energy efficient Lincoln windows in the living room and master bedroom, as well as replacing the front door with one that is made of African Mahogany.
A Mosquito-Nix system was installed in the backyard, so the proximity to the creek is not a pest problem. The decking around the pool deck was replaced with a cool pool surface which you will appreciate if you’ve ever stepped out onto a boiling hot deck in our Dallas summers!
The neighborhood association dues are only $1,250 per year. Yes, you read that right, per year! And the HOA covers all front yard work, and remember Woolly Mammoth and prehistoric fish finds are always a bonus to living here!
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. She teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. She loves dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and homes with personality. Her father was a spy, and she keeps secrets very well. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com