We’re Startin’ Something New for Suburb Sunday and It Begins With Three $300K Homes

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We’ve featured nearly every Dallas suburb from Addison and Arlington to Westlake and Wylie for our Suburb Sunday column, where we tackle one north Texas suburb at a time, looking into its history and essence of Metroplex living, and then highlighting three feature-worthy homes from different price points.

In fact for most of 2019, you might have noticed the Suburb Sunday selections were alphabetical: Keller, Little Elm, Mesquite, Northlake, Oak Point, Princeton… How else do you select one suburb to whittle down the selections of three great homes?

Time for a change. It’s time to debunk the myth that the suburbs are boring bastions of production homes. Each week, we’re featuring three homes in the ‘burbs that showcase unique architecture, custom home sensibility, or fantastic value for the quality and size of home you’re getting. Some of them have large outdoor spaces that you’ll only find in the suburbs and others have charming characteristics that make them great finds.

These three homes in Rowlett, Rockwall, and Frisco are great finds in the $300,000 range that are sure to turn your head.

Beckington Drive in Frisco

Address: 7301 Beckington Drive, Frisco

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • 2,070 square feet
  • $314,900
  • Listed by Jeff Cheney with Robert Elliott and Associates

This 1998-built home has had $50,000 in updates and it shows. But what I love is that they didn’t gray out everything, trying to turn a traditionally-styled home into a confusing modern interior. Instead, the wide-plank floors, fresh paint, and kitchen updates give the Frisco home a crisp feel that just needs your personal touch.

See more photos of this Frisco home on the listing. 

Navigation Drive in Rowlett

Address: 8308 Navigation Drive, Rowlett

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • 2,555 square feet
  • $298,900
  • Listed by Dee Evans of Ebby Halliday Rockwall

This 1986-built home reminds me of my first home with the intricate leaded glass and what was probably wood paneling in the living room. The kitchen is gigantic and remember people, you only have to paint the cabinets if you want that all-white kitchen you see on Houzz. The master suite is giant too, with a tray ceiling, a sitting area, and vaulted bathroom ceiling with skylight. There’s a Florida room enclosed patio that looks onto the expansive backyard that has room for a pool and more, in addition to the storage shed and boat parking, perfect for the lake that’s literally steps away.

See more photos of this Rowlett home on the listing. 

Harris Drive in Rockwall

Address: 206 Harris Drive, Rockwall

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • 2,338 square feet
  • $275,000
  • Listed by Bryan Edwards of JP & Associates

Listing agent Bryan Edwards calls this affordable 2,300-square-foot two-story home a Rockwall jewel. I personally love the angled entry and large front yard that sets the home far back into the gently sloping lot. This home stands out for its pretty interior details, something that shows the time and attention the owners have put in with their recent updates of the kitchen, bathrooms, and second living area.

See more photos of this Rockwall home on the listing. 

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of CandysDirt.com, 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 CandysDirt.com 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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  1. LonestarBabs says

    Hope you’ll focus on Garland, too. The Eastern Hills area has many architecturally diverse homes on rolling treed streets just .5 miles from Lake Ray Hubbard. Consider the Travis Hill historical district near downtown as well. Lots of possibilities tucked away throughout the city.

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