Blanton Gets An A, and So Does This Updated Traditional

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Just in case you missed it, Dallas ISD’s Annie Webb Blanton Elementary in the Riverway Estates-Bruton Terrace neighborhood in Pleasant Grove has had quite the turnaround — from not meeting state standards five years in a row to an A in the state’s A-F accountability ratings.

It’s almost impossible to overstate the strides the school has made — from most of its fifth graders reading at kindergarten level in 2015 to 82 percent of its fifth-graders meeting state standards in math last year, to this year, when the school not only met state standards but also garnered six (the most you can get) distinctions.

By the way, that 82 percent is higher than scores at Highland Park’s McCulloch Intermediate School, where 79 percent of fifth graders met state standards for math that year.

Suffice to say, we were thrilled to find this listing at 2436 Creekglen Drive, not only because of the fact that it’s zoned for Blanton Elementary, but because it’s a pretty sweet house, too.

And you get a lot of bang for your buck, too. Four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and almost 1,800 square feet. 

The entire 1963 Traditional with some Cape Cod influences has been completely renovated and updated. An open common area is light, bright, and gives plenty of flow for entertaining from the dining area to the living room, thanks to large windows.

The kitchen dazzles with all-new stainless steel appliances, chic tile and counter choices, and tile flooring. It’s open to the common areas as well, and in fact, you could (at this price point) potentially install an island with seating to give both dining space, definition to the kitchen area, and a better work triangle.

The stairs to the second floor have benefited from a new handrail and new iron balusters. All four bedrooms are sized for a growing family, and the upstairs master suite has tons of built-ins and a well-appointed en-suite.

The home is priced at $194,900, and is listed by Diana Pham with Keller Williams Realty Dallas Preston Road.

Want to see more of the listing? Click here. Want to see it in person? There are two open houses this weekend, one today and one Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For more about Blanton Elementary, click here. 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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