Suburb Sunday Takes Us to Kennedale Full of Family Homes to Love

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Kennedale has really good dirt. Known for mineral-rich land and a long-running brickyard that thrived on ideal soil for making bricks, Kennedale is home to about 8,000 residents who appreciate the quaint bedroom community’s proximity to Mansfield, Arlington, and Fort Worth. The southeastern Tarrant County city is named for a Kennedy — a settler named Oliver Kennedy who purchased land at a mineral well nearly 140 years ago. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we dug up some good dirt on three great homes ranging from $450,000 to $223,000.

Address: 1005 Oakridge Court, Kennedale

  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath
  • 3,302 square feet
  • $449,900

Suzanne Key of Ebby Halliday Arlington has listed this nearly one acre treed lot, a custom 1985-built home that’s waiting for someone to update with their style make it their own. The living area, which has a brick fireplace and masonry box flanked by two sets of built-ins, has vaulted ceilings and railed overlook from the second floor. The adjacent kitchen has granite countertops, tile backsplash, and black appliances including cooktop, oven, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. A beautiful office space has a wall of windows overlooking the dramatic backyard with a large wood deck that steps down to an in-ground pool. 

See more photos of this Oakridge Court home on the listing. 

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Address: 404 W. 3rd Street, Kennedale

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bath
  • 2,067 square feet
  • $327,999

Built in 2017 and still like new, says listing agent Nyjul Mckeel of Keller Williams Realty Arlington. This home really does a lot with 2,000 square feet. It features a large open living area that flows into the casual dining area and kitchen, which features granite countertops, tile backsplash, and black appliances including gas cooktop, convection oven, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. A second living area looks out onto the massive half-acre yard with covered patio and playground for the kids. The master suite has dual vanities, garden tub, standalone shower, and a large walk-in closet.

See more photos of this W. 3rd Street home on the listing. 

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Address: 616 Joy Lane, Kennedale

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bath
  • 1,447 square feet
  • $223,000

Listing agent Jennifer Patterson of Pinnacle Realty Advisors says nearly everything in this 1970-built house has been updated in a 2019 remodel. “Walls were moved, flooring redone, countertops upgraded, and a pool installed,” she says. The detached two-car garage has a large workshop space and air-conditioned back office. The kitchen features granite countertops, white tile backsplash, and white appliances including gas cooktop, oven, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. The master suite has a sitting area adjacent to the bathroom vanity. There’s plenty of room to play in the backyard and splash around in the above-ground pool that could be decked out if you’re feeling particularly handy.

See more photos of Joy Lane here on the listing. 

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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