It Was the Affordable American Dream in 1954 and It’s Still That Way Today

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Back in the 50s after World War II, young Dallasites who were eager to own a piece of the American dream flocked to Casa View Oaks, where homebuilders like Leslie Hill, Cliff May, Hallmark Homes, and Neece and Mahaffey-Wagner built affordable homes starting at $12,000 on the east side of White Rock Lake.

Today some 70 years later, these Ranch-style homes have stood the test of time, including this 1954-built three bedroom, one and half-bath home on San Juan Avenue, just north of Ferguson Road.

In this 1,324-square-foot home, walk in to find a large open living area, beautiful hardwood floors, and plenty of character. The kitchen was renovated in 2014 and includes granite countertops, 42-inch cabinets, tile backsplash, and appliances that come with the home.

The large backyard has a privacy fence and fantastic deck with a detached two-car garage. The seller just installed a sprinkler system that gives 100 percent coverage of the front and back yards.

This home is energy efficient with a Rinnal tankless water heater, double-pane Low-E windows, and Daikin multi-zone 19-seer HVAC system.

Of course, you can’t beat Casa View for their proximity to White Rock Lake, walking and biking trails, private schools, and shopping and entertainment in Casa Linda.

Cynthia Paine Drennan has listed 10253 San Juan Avenue for $249,900.


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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