It’s officially back to school season! Store shelves are lined with pencils, pens, and notebooks. Children sport new backpacks. For many families, it may also be moving season. Top school districts are a major draw for families looking to relocate to nearby suburbs. For households not ready to buy a home in a new district, we’re highlighting some family-friendly apartment buildings in top Dallas-area school districts.

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Ebby Halliday Helps Buyers Find Fabulous Homes, Schools, and Lifestyle in Southlake | CandysDirt.com

The one-of-a-kind home at 1900 Shady Oaks Dr. in Southlake.

Southlake is a well-to-do western suburb situated in Tarrant and Denton counties. It offers the charms of a smaller town with high caliber schools and a highly desirable lifestyle for the people calling it home. 

Ebby Halliday Realtor Susan Mayer lived in Southlake for many years and her daughter went through Carroll ISD. She says the focus on education is one of the big draws of living there. 

“The parent groups were like minded in their focus on education, on quality school programs, and their drive to get these kids into four-year colleges,” Mayer said. “[Many] families in Southlake have dual college degrees, which is important, too.” 

There’s also the feel of the town, which Mayer describes as bucolic. 

“You still get that pastoral feel, but you’ve got some of the top-rated schools in Texas,” she said. “My relocation clients, they always focus on Southlake first if it fits their budget.” 

Which brings us to pricing: a starter house in Southlake will often run you about half-a-million dollars and it’s highly competitive at that lower dollar amount. Of course, you can certainly spend upwards of a million, too, and families clamor to get into this fantastic city at higher prices, too. It’s pretty much an ideal kind of suburb. 

This is where Ebby Halliday comes in. They’ve got seasoned Realtors — many of them Southlake residents — who know the area intimately and personally. They can help homebuyers navigate the Southlake real estate landscape and find the right house. 

I’ve found three marvelous properties represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors that exemplify the kind of houses you can find in Southlake — you’re going to love their style and amenities! Read on to see more. 

 

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There really is something for everyone at 300 W. Highland Street in Southlake. It’s a large, beautiful property that has it where it counts!

The original home was built in 1998, and the sellers completed a full remodel this year. It welcomes family and friends with a richness of hand-scraped hardwood floors and crown molding. The open concept formal living and dining room will dazzle those who love entertaining.

And this home is unique as it’s really two homes in one.

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Southlake BrownstonesThe brownstones of New York City are iconic, representing classic, elegant urban living. In the Garden District of Southlake Town Square, a new housing development is bringing that feel to North Texas.

Designed by architect David M. Schwarz—designer of The Ball Park in Arlington, Bass Performance Hall, and Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth—The Brownstones at The Garden District at Southlake Town Square are in a charming, tree-lined residential neighborhood just steps to the vibrant of Town Square in Southlake.

These brownstones are total luxury, based on the idea that now is the time for a smarter home. In the 25 brownstones, smart-home features and convenient high-end amenities go hand-in-hand.

“Our Meeting Street and Park Ridge brownstone homes offer home automation with seamless indoor-outdoor living with bi-fold doors that open onto courtyards that are created using our buyer’s vision ,” said Sales Director Nancy Holloway. “Top-of-the-line appliances, home automation, open floorplans, limestone baths, 10-foot ceilings, and wide-plank hardwood flooring are all standard offerings in our homes. Our Park Ridge homes offer five-car underground garages with elevators to conveniently connect each floor of these 5,000+ square foot homes. We also offer our buyers the opportunity to customize, create, and put a personalized touch on a home that will reflect their taste and style.”

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New home sales are up 18 percent for the month, according to Department of Commerce stats.

New home sales are up 18 percent for the month, according to Department of Commerce stats.

We like to check in with agents to see what the market looks like from their corner of the real estate world. So when we heard that, after a long period of stagnancy, new home sales were on an upward trajectory, we had to get some local perspective.

The report from the Department of Commerce this week showed new-home sales up by 18 percent last month. That’s the most growth new home sales have had since May 2008! Locally, that could be due to a variety of factors, one of which is the high demand in the existing home market.

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