This soft soft contemporary at 6951 Forest Glade Circle proves how well you can live in Dallas for half a million dollars. Very private street right off Hillcrest just south of Royal — you may have to tip the Dominoes guy a little more when he finally finds your door. Otherwise, you will love the serenity of this setting. (This home is also a great example of why North Dallas living is so great — you have space around you, and greenery!) Herringbone patterned wood floors, open & bright floor plan with tall ceilings, this 3596 square foot home is a great size and was built in 1970. You know what I think? Downsizing Boomer. I’ll be honest: I’d re-do the circa 2000 kitchen. But do not touch the first floor master bedroom & bath renovated, beautifully renovated, in 2009. Two more bedrooms on the first floor with Jack and Jill bath, and bedroom number four is upstairs. Four bedrooms total, and four baths. Lush foliage & pretty fountain can be viewed from most rooms. Steps from a beautiful creek that has all the benefits of creek views but is far enough away to skip the nasties — like critters!

Got you in under $500K this week: Forest Glade is on the market for $499,500, which is, I think, a pretty fair price. Do you?

I'm over the all-white kitchen, you?

Great place for cocktails