Splurge vs. Steal: Two Melshire Estates Houses | CandysDirt.com

You’ve got to love a neighborhood with the motto, “A community where neighbors are friends and friends are family.” 

That’s what you’ll find in Melshire Estates, a wonderful area inside the 635 loop, just east of the Dallas North Tollway. That’s where our Splurge vs. Steal houses are located today. One is high-end new construction (with a matching price tag) and the other, a complete renovation of a 1967 one-story. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Walnut Hill Park Beauties | CandysDirt.com

Northwest Dallas is full of neighborhoods in transition, with custom homebuilders creating incredible new builds among the more traditional midcentury ranch-style homes. It creates an interesting dynamic. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at just such a neighborhood, Walnut Hill Park, near Royal and Marsh lanes. Prices of houses for sale in Walnut Hill Park currently range from $475,000 to $1.635 million, a huge range. You’ll find huge diversity in styles. So let’s take a look at a high-low comparison of what’s available in Walnut Hill Park. 

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Ahh beautiful Bluffview, a neighborhood prized for its hilly topography and 50-foot cliffs overlooking Bachman Creek. Known for stunning estate homes, topping sizable lots in a sophisticated, pastoral setting, Bluffview has become a hotspot for architects to showcase their talents.

This week we found the perfect Bluffview Splurge vs. Steal that puts the spotlight on this treasured Dallas neighborhood. Here we take a look at two Bluffview beauties, each with contemporary flair, and built to entertain, but with price points that are miles apart. Let’s compare and see what makes each home worth it.

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For those of you who love and adore Highland Park as much as we do, you’ll appreciate this week’s Splurge vs Steal. We are looking at two exquisite Highland Park estates, one a splurge and the other a steal — ahem, relatively speaking. Both offer a terrific location on larger lots, in the Tudor style we love, but with list prices that are miles apart. Let’s take a look and see what makes each home worth it!

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Vickery Place Craftsman-style Houses | CandysDirt.com

Buyers love historic Dallas neighborhoods. Case in point: Vickery Place. This conservation district, first platted in 1911, offers an abundance of reasons to feel giddy about it. 

For its convenient location near Central Expressway and Henderson Avenue and a pleasing assortment of architectural styles, Vickery Place is in demand. Real estate prices reflect that: it’s hard to walk out of a deal here for under half a million bucks. And if you do find that rare listing, it’s often a teardown to make way for the many new-builds cropping up. 

In today’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two Vickery Place Craftsman-style houses, one old and one newer. One is positively palatial — the biggest in the neighborhood, in fact — the other more modest. They each sing their siren song for the right buyer. Which is your favorite? 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Uptown Townhomes Walking Distance to West Village

Over 19,000 people live in the Uptown area, an upscale neighborhood adjacent to downtown Dallas. It offers a huge array or entertainment, food, and outdoorsy options, from eclectic restaurants and high-end boutiques to the Katy Trail and high-rise living. 

Uptown’s West Village is a vibrant walkable shopping and dining district. In today’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two Uptown townhomes within walking distance of this popular destination. They’ve each got some great amenities and both offer a stellar location. Which one would you choose? 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Gorgeous Forest Hills Homes Close to White Rock Lake | CandysDirt.com

East Dallas neighborhood Forest Hills is one of the most beloved by its residents, and for good reason. This quiet, tree-shaded area gives the feeling of being away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The architecture impresses, the neighbors say hello, and home values have skyrocketed. 

For today’s Splurge vs. Steal, feast your eyes on two fabulous Forest Hills homes with style, substance, and, of course, location. They’re under a mile apart from each other, and both are in the attendance zone for Alex Sanger Elementary School, which earns a 9 out of 10 from greatschools.org. Let’s take a look. 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two State & Allen Townhomes | CandysDirt.com

Our “splurge” at 2719 State St. offers a rooftop deck with panoramic views of downtown.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

One of the popular neighborhoods in Uptown is State Thomas, a Dallas Landmark District with a rich history. It began as the first steetcar suburb, later becoming a thriving African American community. But time was not kind to State Thomas and by the 1980s, decaying infrastructure, suburban flight, and lack of investment had taken their toll. 

Through the work of local property owners and the city, State Thomas saw redevelopment begin in the late 1980s. Today, the area thrives with nightlife, restaurants, recreation, and entertainment. Townhomes, apartments, and the largest collection of Victorian-era houses remaining in Dallas create a plethora of living options, none of them inexpensive: this neighborhood is hot and people pay a premium to live here. 

For today’s Splurge vs. Steal, pick your favorite State Thomas townhome from the two we’ve found. They’re both excellent examples of what’s available right now in the neighborhood, both with a brownstone feel. Leave us a comment with your pick! 

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