The Brickyard

We recently wrote about how one Dallas inner-ring suburb is seeing big changes, Farmers Branch Renaissance Turning Once Sleepy Suburb Into Vibrant City.

The city has another reason to celebrate: Billingsley Company is bringing New York City architectural charm to to Farmer’s Branch, with The Brickyard. This is their new apartment community in Mercer Crossing, at the crossroads of Interstate 35E, Interstate 635, and President George Bush Turnpike.

They have everything you think of when you imagine NYC: romantic industrial architecture, brick detail, metal-framed windows, metal awnings, large arched windows, and walk-up style housing. Everything, that is, except the price.

In Manhattan, the cost of living is more than double the national average: The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the Lower East Side is $3,558, according to the First Quarter 2016 Citi Habitats market report. This is roughly equal to the entire monthly income of the typical U.S. worker.

Current pricing for The Brickyard ranges from $995 to $1910 per month.

Sumner Billingsley, a managing partner on The Brickyard project, took her experience living in the West Village in New York and translated this project.

“As a former resident of New York, I wanted to bring the rich neighborhood feel of the West Village and the Bowery to Dallas but at a price that was right for us,” Billingsley said. “I have been told that ‘quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.’ So our sole focus is to deliver a fantastic product, and I’m damned if I am not going to deliver it at a great price.”

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