I feel a little like Star Wars … Chapter Six: The Attack of the 1980s. Yes, there have been five other installments in this series (and two to go). The first two detailed the condos that include utilities in their HOA dues and those buildings north of Northwest Highway (here, here). Then it was upward to Dallas’ most expensive projects (here, here). This installment is the final of two on the mid-market offers. Next we’ll talk about what constitutes the lowest price tier of high-rises (warning, it’s still not that low).
I call this The Attack of The 1980s because all of this column’s buildings were built from 1981 to 1984. Dallas has had definite growth spurts in residential high-rise construction. The early 1980s, before the banking implosion was one of those times. Once that happened, Realtors couldn’t give a condo away in this town. It was the ultra-swanky Mansion Residences, build in 1994, that reawakened Dallas to the high-rise.