This railroad section house in the Dallas Heritage Village is home to an exhibit by the Dallas Mexican American Historical League, as railroad work attracted many workers of Tejano or Mexican heritage. The exhibit is part of “Neighborhoods We Called Home” — a unique collaboration. (Photos courtesy Dallas Heritage Village).

A new Dallas Heritage Village is hosting a collaborative look at the historic neighborhoods that supported the African American, Hispanic, and Jewish communities in Dallas.

The Dallas Jewish Historical Society, the Dallas Mexican American Historical League, and Remembering Black Dallas Inc. worked together to provide a look at the “Neighborhoods We Called Home,” delving as far back as early 1900s Dallas.

Each organization has curated oral histories, family memorabilia, art, fashions, and artifacts from their communities, and those collections are installed in corresponding structures at the village. Volunteers from each organization will also be on hand to act as docents for their exhibits. (more…)

Having a car can be expensive — beyond monthly car payments, there are costs associated with insurance, gas, oil changes, repairs, and parking. Even if you own a car, public transit is a great alternative means of commuting. You can avoid sitting in traffic and save on paying for parking in downtown Dallas. We’re featuring great apartments that are just a short walk from the closest DART station. These apartments will make your daily commute a breeze!


Beat Unit 505 Living

I’m going to predict 2015 as the year of the condo. You can quote me on this. I think that, with so many cool projects — both mixed use and residential only — planned and coming on line next year, you’ll see a much more robust condo market. That’s good for Dallas, a city that is known for its sprawl, as we try to concentrate more of our homeowners in dense, urban areas. Now if we could just get our sidewalks figured out …

But, one of the neatest buildings in the urban core is one that is accessible both by location and price. That’s the Beat Condos in the Cedars. It’s a gorgeous building just south of downtown at 1001 Belleview Street. Not only does this building have tons of great amenities, including a saltwater pool, a spa, and a huge deck where you can hang out, enjoy the view, and just relax, but it is in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Dallas. There will be an Alamo Drafthouse Theater moving in just down the street next year, and there’s more where that came from, too.

And Unit 505? Well, let’s just say that it lives up to the “high-caliber” moniker. It’s a unit that you’ll fall in love with, and when you fall in love, you don’t want any trouble at closing. That’s where Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans comes in. Lisa, who is an experienced mortgage professional, can make sure that you get through pre-approval and closing without a single stumble. See what Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans can do for you today.


2401 S Ervay

There is so much going for this incredible loft. Inside Coombs Bridge Condos at 2401 S. Ervay, it has a laundry list of likable qualities that I’ll just go ahead and tick off for you, dear readers.

1) Excellent location in a historic building just south of Downtown Dallas in the Cedars District. This area has a super-fun and funky vibe thanks to the unique restaurants, artists, and close proximity to some of Dallas’ biggest music venues. It’s also home to a gigantic derby hat on a coat stand, which is visible from the Interstate.

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2) This loft is HUGE. Just gigantic. Unit 103 clocks in at 2,624 square feet, which is more than ample for a loft. Not only that, but it has two bedrooms and two full baths. You won’t usually find a loft property that has more than one bath or bedroom. But much unlike many a loft, this property has an entire second living/studio space with access to the outdoors. It’s the perfect solution for an artist who’s been looking for a live/work space but doesn’t want to live in a heavily commercial area. It’s also a great location to throw a few parties every now and again, if you know what I mean …

2401 S. Ervay Studio:Second Living

3) While there are exposed brick walls separating the living area and bedroom, the main bedroom is gigantic and takes full advantage of those huge industrial windows to let tons of light in. Considering size, and location, the finishes in this unit make it a total value at $299,000.

2401 Ervay Living

4) The concrete floors are warmed up with some well-placed hardwoods, which are featured prominently in the dining area. Also, THIS LOFT HAS A DINING AREA. So cool! Also, this place would be a fantastic spot for an art collection. The current owner looks to be a musician or a producer, or perhaps even a DJ. You can tell because this place showcases collections perfectly without feeling imposing.

2401 Ervay Kitchen

5) There is a full kitchen, including an eat-in area, full of cabinets and stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances. This is a great spot for someone to indulge their epicurean tendencies without having to sacrifice everything else that makes this loft gritty and cool.

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6) This unit shares a rooftop deck, which has views of the downtown skyline. how romantic is that? And really, I can’t imagine anything I’d want in a loft that this unit doesn’t have. It’s the total package!

Seriously, what a great loft! Makes me want to head for the Cedars right now!