Tucked away in Northeast Dallas near Walnut Hill and North Central Expressway Hines, one of the largest private real estate developers in America, has been hard at work building a brand new gated community. Merion at Midtown Park is a rare opportunity to buy a brand-new build inside Interstate 635 starting in the $450’s. The neighborhood, which is focused around a beautiful $2 million resort-style amenity center, benefits from a stellar location that is both convenient and private.
Located off of Rambler and Meadow roads, Merion at Midtown Park is just a stone’s throw away from the Walnut Hill DART Rail station and the almost-complete SoPac trail, which will connect the neighborhood to the miles upon miles of Dallas cycling paths that traverse the city. Fancy something a bit more rugged? Harry Moss Park — known for its mountain bike trails — is practically next door. And if you’re concerned about who will actually be next door in years to come, prospective homebuyers should find comfort in the protected views offered by Royal Oaks Country Club next door, as well as a lush easement for nearby White Rock Creek.
For those who wish to have a live/work/play lifestyle, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is just a short walk away, as is Kindred Hospital Dallas Central, Walnut Hill Medical Center, and many other medical office buildings. North Central Expressway is a small jog to the west, offering you a 15 minute commute to downtown Dallas.
For the day-to-day necessities, there’s just about anything you could possibly need at Preston Hollow Village, and if you can’t find it there, Park Lane and its myriad shops is just down Greenville Avenue.
But what’s an enviable location if you don’t have terrific builders? Luckily for Merion at Midtown Park, they do.
The development will total 298 homes at completion, which includes four phases. Coventry Homes, K. Hovnanian Homes, and Chesmar Homes are offering a broad range of floor plans and finish-out.
Coventry Homes is bringing six two-story options to Merion at Midtown Park, all of which will have private green space — perfect for dog lovers. The smallest 1,700-square-foot floor plan is priced at $450,000, while the largest 2,400-square-foot homes are being marketed for $550,000. The builder earned its acclaim as a brand focused on creating energy-efficient homes that include a guarantee on the part of the brand: If your heating and cooling costs exceed the guaranteed amount, they’ll pay the difference.
For those who want a bit larger footprint with both two- and three- story options, K. Hovnanian Homes has just the ticket. With clean-transitional lines and beautiful finish-out, these homes have a contemporary feel with the warmth of traditional materials. Large open spaces atop a two-car garage filter in sunlight from every angle. Unique and artful wall and ceiling treatments highlight the builder’s designs. K. Hovnanian is offering six models at Merion at Midtown Park, ranging from a 1,675-square-foot, two-story home for $450,000 to a 2,389-square-foot, three-story home for just under $550,000.
On the more design-conscious and luxe-feeling end of the spectrum you’ll find Chesmar Homes, with four three-story plans priced starting at $527,000. Tammie Mabe, the new home consultant at Merion at Midtown Park, says that while Dallas does have a lot of townhomes, there’s something to be said for a community of well-designed, single-family homes in a gated neighborhood with a walkable feel.
If a three-story, single-family home sounds like a lot of stairs, builders K. Hovnanian and Chesmar offer elevator installation or floor plans that accommodate one. That’s a forward-thinking feature that will be attractive to empty nesters, Baby Boomers, and those who would prefer to age in place.
Especially impressive for this development is the beautiful amenity center, to which the many wide sidewalks lead. It includes a pool house, cabanas for lounging, an infinity-edge pool, and a lawn area with separate outdoor kitchen and picnic area.
What doesn’t surprise us is how thoughtfully designed this project is, as Hines is the same developer responsible for The Lakes at Las Colinas, Carillon at Southlake, Parkside, and Bridges at Las Colinas — all stunning places we’d be thrilled to call home.