Feeling Blue? Aqua Drive Cottage Will Turn Frowns Upside Down

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A lot of Dallasites, especially the areas hardest hit by the freak storm last Sunday, have been a bit down in the mouth. The loss of so many majestic trees and the damage to so many homes and neighborhoods is a lot to bear. Need some cheering up? This adorable cottage in East Dallas should do the trick.

Located inside one of East Dallas’ most popular neighborhoods, Old Lake Highlands, this cutie packs quite the punch despite its modest size.

Old Lake Highlands is comprised of about 1,700 homes located between the bounds of Buckner Boulevard, Northwest Highway, and Lake Highlands Drive. As listing agent Sharon Cox notes, this neighborhood feeds into the highly sought-after Hexter Elementary School attendance area. The entire neighborhood is so close to White Rock Lake, and within shouting distance of Flag Pole Hill and tons of parks and nature areas. Plus, the Old Lake Highlands Neighborhood Association is a tight-knit group of residents who really look out for each other.

Built in 1950, 581 Aqua Drive still sports the modest 996-square-foot floor plan that was once common in this area. However, as the neighborhood’s excellent location became more widely known, builders have found the larger lots quite attractive, with several two-story homes cropping up on some blocks. But the neighborhood still maintains much of its charm despite the newer builds, and a lot of that is due to the inherent value in this sturdy one-story homes.

This particular property is a great opportunity for a buyer, as it has two bedrooms and one bath and room for adding on if you are so inclined. There’s a large screened-in porch in the back that adds to the overall living space, too. Considering the arboreal backyard, you’ll have plenty of shade to keep your home cool in the summer.

Sharon Cox of Dallas City Center Realtors has listed 581 Aqua Drive for $290,000.


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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