Revitalized and booming, Dallas’ Uptown area is a long-time hot spot, reborn. It is the city’s hottest office and residential area, directly north of downtown with the finest array of dining in the city, high-end boutiques, vibrant nightlife, and salons. This creates an electric atmosphere, day and night, with lovely historic residential neighborhoods alongside newer developments.

Luxe high rises, sleek condominiums, and gated communities are just a few reasons Uptown is urban living at its best. Residents have many naturally beautiful areas to enjoy that are unique to this area, like Katy Trail, Reverchon Park, and Turtle Creek.

At the end of 2018’s first quarter, the undisputed real estate leader in Uptown is Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate in both total sales volume and total units for the area. The brand finished 2017 with almost twice the market share of its nearest competitor in MLS Area 17, which includes, Uptown, Downtown and Oak Lawn. Their listings are incredible!

“As an Uptown resident and Uptown property specialist, it’s been exciting for me to watch the area evolve and grow vertically — I’m proud to be a part of the company that continues to lead the way,” said Emily Ray-Porter, a Realtor with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. “I think it’s DPM’s unique focus and dedication to neighborhood-specific real estate that makes us so successful.”

I’ve found three that exemplify the kind of quality and luxury the brokerage is trusted to represent. 

 

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2205 Canton 129 Front

 

I have always loved these townhomes, which were among the first to go up in the Farmers Market area before the residential building boom this neighborhood has recently experienced. They are the first homes you can spot if you take Canton downtown on your morning commute, and they’re just past Bark Park Central, another favorite Farmers Market/Deep Ellum spot.

These townhomes go on the market so rarely, and they are often in excellent condition. Unit 129 at 2205 Canton is no exception. This gorgeous two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath townhome is warm and open, with faux finishes and cabinetry that evokes sunny Italian villas, with views of the Farmers Market and downtown. It’s marketed by Clay Stapp + Co. Realtors Rick Robles and Amy Galley for $389,000.

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With almost 2,200 square feet, not including the rooftop deck that faces downtown with phenomenal nighttime views, this home is a fantastic spot for urban-inclined folks who want to downsize and take advantage of the incredible culture growing in this area.

Something to think about: If Mayor Rawlings and the folks behind “A New Dallas” are successful, the value of these townhomes are going to go up like crazy. Why? Because Interstate 345, the crumbling interchange for I-30, US 75, and Woodall Rogers, will be demolished under the plan, resulting in more street-level traffic and more density in the area. This overpass is practically right next door.

But if you want real selling points, this development has everything, including three pools, a basketball court, a gym, and a media room, so you’ll want for nothing. HOA fees are $123 a month, not bad considering the amenities and location. This development was built in 2001, too, so it benefits from being already established. 2205 Canton 129 master loft 2205 Canton 129 Master loft to stairs 2205 Canton 129 Master bath

I love the master suite, and the great curtain the owners have installed to help screen some of the light that pours in through the two-story windows. It’s a loft-style layout, which means you’ve got plenty of space, but thanks to the curtain, you’ve got privacy, too.

The master bath is a five-piece number with dual vanities and plush accommodations, including a jetted tub. I usually like more understated bathrooms, but there’s something about the romance of the paint and tile that just hooks me and doesn’t let me go.

Of course, what’s not to love about the rooftop deck. Both open and intimate, this space was meant for a nightcap with your spouse or lover, just admiring the views of downtown. Nothing could be more perfect, right?

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