Uptown Condo In Walkable Neighborhood Perfect for First Time Buyer

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uptownWhen Leah Nolan told us she and her husband were listing their Uptown condo, she was a little wistful.

And that’s understandable. Her cozy one-bedroom, one-bath home, 3311 Blackburn St. #215, is a perfect spot for someone looking to enjoy some of the best Dallas has to offer, with an affordable price point that gives them entry into what can be a pretty spendy housing market.

“We walk or Uber to the grocery store, for haircuts, and to bars and restaurants,” she said. “It’s just minutes from the highways, we have great neighbors, a pool, and it’s steps away from the Katy Trail and West Village, for the same price that we were paying for rent.”

They’re moving, she said, because they’re ready to upsize. “We just need a yard for our puppies and room for our future family,” she said.

That walkability is no joke, either — Walkscore.com gives the Uptown area around Nolan’s condo a 93 for walkability and a 75 for biking, largely thanks to the Katy Trail system.

And the condo feels much more spacious than the square footage would indicate, with large windows and tall ceilings throughout.  On either side of the fireplace in the living room, doors lead out to a balcony, providing even more space and more natural light.


The kitchen has been updated to include stainless steel appliances (which are included in the sale), a tiled backsplash, and black granite countertops.

The bedroom is generously sized, and has a large closet and French doors that lead to a breezeway, and the bathroom was updated last year to be bright, white and airy.

And if the amenities outside the gated condo community aren’t enough, there is also a nice pool area, too.

This Uptown condo is listed by Kevin Curran with Redfin, for $218,000. Want to check it out yourself? There’s an open house on Saturday, Jan. 12, from noon to 2 p.m.

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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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