Move-In Ready Midcentury Ranch Close to Magnet School

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magnetDallas ISD magnet schools don’t usually have open seats — the rare exception is when they are in their first couple of years, maybe. So when we found out that three magnets still have spots open, we decided to take a look at the kind of inventory you can find.

We’ve written about Roger Q. Mills Elementary before —  the school earned five out of six TEA distinctions last year. A quick perusal of inventory near J.P Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard showed that properties near the school are dear (but we’ll take a look next week nonetheless).

But this week, we’re taking a look at homes near Mark Twain School for the Talented and Gifted, which is accepting applications for students entering grades one through five.

“The schools will offer two-way dual language programs and include instruction in language arts, mathematics, humanities, the sciences, technology, fine arts, and physical education,” the district said. “Both will also offer exciting extracurricular activities that will make learning fun.”

And we’ve found a listing that is a quick couple of blocks from Twain, in the Glen Oaks neighborhood. This 1962 Midcentury Ranch located at 508 Brook Valley Lane has five bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a generous backyard.

The home has been updated throughout, with new flooring and paint. The galley-style kitchen is light and bright, and benefits from new granite and stainless steel appliances.

The Oak Cliff home also has two living areas, including a spacious family room with a fireplace. The five bedrooms (including the master suite) are generously sized, and the two bathrooms and powder room have also had complete updates.

The home is also fairly close to some great amenities, including Boulder Park, golfing, Bishop Arts, and Trinity Groves.

Listed by Jeremiah Hobbs with United Real Estate, this Midcentury Ranch is priced at $289,000. Not sure you’re ready to buy? It’s also available to rent.

Want to see more of the listing? Click here. To get details about how to apply to any of the three schools, check the district’s website. To see more featured schools, click here.


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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