In this week’s three featured homes, we found an absolute dream neighborhood of Skyline Haven Estates in Duncanville full of midcentury modern-inspired and 80s contemporaries that’ll knock your socks off. Incredibly, they’re all located located on one street Creekhaven Drive — one right next to the other. What are the odds? Now typically we like to spread the geographic love (and listing agents, too) but these three Duncanville homes were too fantastic to pass up writing about. Which would you snap up?

Blue Bayou on Full Acre Lot

Address: 1715 Creekhaven Drive, Duncanville

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 4,454 square feet
  • $530,000

This 2014 custom build has all the open floor plan and modern kitchen elements you’re looking for on an amazing one-acre lot. The home features two living areas, an office, media room, formal dining, and a downstairs master suite with a glamorous powder-room inspired bath with white cabinets, feature vanity, luxury soaking tub, and a unique walk-in shower. The eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a built-in refrigerator, gas cooktop, double oven, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. There’s a five-car garage for all your vehicular toys and beautiful acreage to enjoy secluded bliss.

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Although Coppell is thought of as a relatively young city (incorporated in 1955), its roots can be traced back to the early 1880’s as many towns in north Texas began: a bustling railroad stop for commerce and agriculture. The Dallas County (and a little bit of DenCo) city has an estimated population of  41,000, fed steadily by its proximity to jobs at D/FW International Airport and Coppell ISD’s top-notch schools, ranked number 5 in the state of Texas. This week’s Suburb Sunday features three beautiful homes among an already-great selection of decade-rich houses. Which is your favorite?

Southern 70s Charmer

Address: 333 Meadowcreek Road, Coppell

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 4,172 square feet
  • $750,000

Brian White of eXp Realty has the listing for this gorgeous 1977-built home on 3/4 acres in the Northlake Woodlands neighborhood of Coppell. Step inside to find brick flooring, wood-plank accents on the walls, and a stunning wall of shelves in the living area, and those are just some of the surprising designs you’ll find in this great home. Check out the custom staircase leading upstairs to one of two master suites that features standalone walk-in shower and bathtub, and dual vanities with oversized wash basins. The backyard is beautifully southern feeling with a covered patio, flagstone sitting area, pool, and spa with water feature.

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Located 14 miles south of Fort Worth along I-35W, the city of Burleson dates back to 1881 when it was named in honor of Dr. Rufus C. Burleson, president of Baylor University. Burleson has a country living vibe with highly-rated schools, easy commuting to Fort Worth, and well-priced homes that offer a lot of square footage and acres for the money. But this Johnson County city has something that no other north Texas town does — a bonafide H-E-B grocery store, voted one of the best grocery stores in the country. I think that’s more than enough reasons to consider Burleson as a perfect little slice of suburban living. (more…)

The city of Allen might be best known for its 18,000-seat, $60-million-dollar stadium of controversial grandeur like we’ve never seen before, but it’s not even the biggest or most expensive in Texas. Those respective credits go to the 1976-built Memorial Stadium in Mesquite, which seats 19,400 people and Katy ISD’s Legacy Stadium, which cost $70.3 million to build. But Allen’s top-rated schools are just some of the compelling reasons why 100k people call this central Collin County city home.

Long before it was incorporated in 1953, the original township of Allen was a bustling railroad business district. In 1918, the Houston and Central Texas Railroad built a freight and passenger depot which still stands today as the Allen Heritage Center and Depot Museum. Just as population grew with the development of that railroad station, Allen blossomed again when U.S. Interstate 75 was built in 1960 and brought residents north of Plano. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, check out these three Allen homes we found all in the $400,000 range.

 

Suncreek Home Full of Upgrades

Address: 712 Baldwin Court, Allen

  • 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
  • 3,492 square feet
  • $454,900

Nika Arastoupour with Rogers Healy and Associates is hosting an open house for this 1999 Drees-built home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 in southwest Allen. The one-owner home has more than $50,000 in recent upgrades, including fresh paint, master bath remodel, kitchen remodel including high-end quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a farm sink, and a new roof. It’s located in highly-rated Plano ISD in the Suncreek neighborhood of Allen, where the median listing price is $450,000. (more…)

Wylie

“What county is Wylie located in?” Typically I can name off the county pretty easily for most all north Texas cities, but this week’s Suburb Sunday had me stumped. Now I see why. “Wylie is a city and northeastern suburb of Dallas, that was once solely located in Collin County, but now extends into neighboring Dallas and Rockwall Counties,” my friend Wikipedia tells me.

Just like the zig zag of Wylie’s city limits, the city is uniquely served by a variety of school districts. For example, most of Collin County Wylie is served by Wylie ISD, though a small portion is served by Princeton and Plano school districts. The Dallas County portion of the city is served by Garland ISD, while the Rockwall County portion is served by Rockwall ISD. Crystal clear, right? (more…)

These NFL pre-season games have us ready for some serious Dallas Cowboys tailgating, but before there were Yeti coolers, there were trusty old Colemans. And before there was Frisco and Arlington, there was Valley Ranch and Irving.

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re taking a look at Valley Ranch, the master-planned community in northern Irving that the Dallas Cowboys called home for more than 30 years. In fact, the former Cowboys headquarters was razed to make way for Legends Crossing, a 230 single-family home community by noted developer Mehrdad Moayedi coming next year. But we found three great homes in Valley Ranch that are well-located, well-priced, and move-in ready. Let’s take a look.

Canal Views on Waters Court

Address: 10313 Waters Court, Valley Ranch

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • 2,893 square feet
  • $424,500

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Northern Collin County

Homeowners in Northern Collin County’s Anna and Melissa are enjoying the best of both worlds: They can savor the small-town character of living in the country, but their central location at U.S. 75 and SH 121 make commuting to their Billion Dollar Mile jobs in the city easy (or at least, easier.)  Now that’s a feat considering the unprecedented growth happening in Collin County — the fourth-fastest-growing county in the U.S., according to the latest Census Bureau estimates released in April. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re taking a look at two homes in Anna and one in Melissa that give you country living with on-trend transitional interiors.

Sprawling Anna Country Estate

Address: 9981 Slater Creek Rd, Anna

  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
  • 3,429 square feet
  • $900,000

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University Park

Everyone needs a few historical anecdotes to share during their next happy hour or dinner party, depending on your scene. Here are a few facts about University Park, a city named quite literally for its beginnings as a small residential cluster of teacher and staff homes surrounding the small Southern Methodist University.

The school provided nearby residents with utility services from its founding in 1915 to 1924, when the neighborhood population outgrew what utilities the school could provide. After failed attempts at annexation by Highland Park and Dallas, University Park became its own city in 1924, noted for its consistently high land values, adjacent employment at the university, and later shared excellent schools with its equally affluent neighboring city.

But for a suburb named Texas’ wealthiest and best-educated city earlier this year, the city didn’t have its own municipal library until the year 2002 when decorated Dallas Public Library director and college professor Sharon Perry Martin was first hired. Up until then, UP residents paid to use the Highland Park or Dallas libraries. Now of course residents flock to the municipal library located at Preston Center Plaza, but it’s one of those interesting things that happen in a city’s journey to becoming who they are today. And today, University Park is a vibrant part of the shining Park Cities, where you can find this week’s selection of Suburb Sunday homes.  (more…)