Waterview Drive in Richardson Leads to a Family-Friendly Land of Cul-De-Sacs

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RichardsonAs you may have noticed, we’ve had a bit of a theme going this week at CandysDirt.com — we’ve been featuring homes in neighborhoods with great walkability and community feel, that are perfect for trick or treating and Halloween festivities. We solicited some suggestions from readers, too, just to make sure we didn’t miss anything.

This week’s slate of open houses come from one of those suggestions — the stretch of Waterview Drive between Belt Line Road and Arapaho Road in Richardson. Our insider told us that this enclave in west Richardson is always busy each Halloween, and “all the little cul-de-sacs add a lot more houses to the mix, too.”

We found three homes in three different price points that all have open houses this week in the neighborhoods around Richardson’s Waterview Drive that were perfect for our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. Which ones will you visit?


Open house: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2-4 p.m.
Sitting on more than a third of an acre, this three-bedroom, two-bath home on 803 Northlake Dr. may have been built in the Sixties, but it’s had loads of updates recently.

And talk about wow factor — the centerpiece of the home is a double-sided fireplace that opens to both living areas. Hand-scraped, refinished hardwood floors throughout the home make it feel warm and inviting.

An oversized master suite also has a fireplace, and French doors that open to a gorgeous backyard with a large deck. The second bedroom has an en-suite bath, and the third is quite large and opens to a brick patio.

The home is listed for $410,000 by Cynthia Robertson with Ebby Halliday- Preston Plano Parkway.


Open house: Sunday, Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m.
If you’re looking for a renovated home on a corner lot, with huge trees and a big yard, this 2,112 square foot home at 822 Brookhurst Dr. may be right up your alley.

The home has tons of windows, great for bouncing that light around the neutral finishes on the walls and the rich nail-down hardwoods. An open floor plan boasts large living areas (one with a wood burning fireplace), and a kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, and a breakfast bar.

While there are two bedrooms that could eventually claim the title master in this house, only one can qualify as a master retreat — because it has a gorgeous master bath with marble floors and counters, double vanities, and a large shower with travertine and marble.

The other potential master is a fourth bedroom (there are four total, and two bathrooms) that has room to grow with potential space for an en-suite bathroom.

Outside, there is a large backyard with ample space for entertaining. And bonus — the home is half a mile from Richardson ISD’s Greenwood Hills Elementary, and less than a mile from the junior high and high school the home is zoned for as well.

The home is listed for $399,900, by the Hunt Group with Fathom Realty.


Open house: Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m.
This home has been remodeled by The Equity House, who oversaw the new roof, the new cabinetry, the new appliances, and a master suite and kitchen renovation, in addition to new windows, hardwood floors, new tile and more.

And this brand-new listing at 1224 Cypress Dr. is also less than half a mile from the highly-rated Arapaho Classical Magnet school, as well as less than a mile from Richardson West Junior High and Richardson High School.

And with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home is right-sized (and right priced) for a young family, too.

And just look at all those mature trees — we all know in Texas, the presence or absence of tall, shady trees can make quite a bit of difference in those summer electric bills. And with a new roof and new windows, you can be pretty sure those cooling bills will probably be even lower than your average 1962 Traditional.

The home is listed for $299,999 by Brent Young with Holland Realty.



Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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