400 AcklingtonEverything is bigger in Texas, and that certainly holds true in the residential real estate of Dallas’ northern suburbs.

But spacious houses can be hard to come by under $300K, so today’s Tuesday Two Hundred listing at 400 Acklington Dr. in Anna caught my eye with 3,701 square feet, four big bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. It is newly listed by Steve Warren at Re/Max Dallas Suburbs for $289,900.

That’s just over $78 a square foot—right on par with comparable sales in the area, which have ranged from $63 to $100 a square foot (and this house is the biggest in size of the recent sales I’ve found).

400 Acklington

Anna is located about 11 miles northeast of McKinney and 40 miles north of Dallas on U.S. Highway 75, State Highway 5, and State Highway 121. Those highways make getting around DFW a cinch. It’s also one of the fastest growing cities in Collin County with about 11,000 residents and offers great amenities, like Natural Springs Park, which is walking distance from the house. This heavily wooded park has a spring that feeds into a pond, as well as a large open space. Future plans for the park include walking trails with three bridges, picnic tables, benches, a gazebo, and a fishing pier.

The house is also only 1.9 miles away from Slayter Creek Park with its splash pad, playground, walking trail, skateboard park, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard court, disc golf course, athletic fields, and large pavilion. Jump to read more and see lots of pics of the house!

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7127 Maple Front

A lot of the homes you see on Candy’s Dirt were sent to us by agents, brokers, sellers, or compulsive real estate shoppers (you know who you are!). Sometimes, though, we have to wade through MLS to find something interesting for our readers. It’s a lot of work to come up with great listings, week after week!

7127 Maple Living Dining

This one, though, jumped right out at me. I was looking for homes in Frisco within the $200,000 range and really, after a few pages, they all started looking the same. Then I saw this cute little cottage at 7127 Maple Street in Frisco’s historic district, and I was immediately smitten.

7127 Maple Family

This clapboard exterior home has three bedrooms, one bath, and a huge corner lot with green grass and shady trees, and even a picket fence! It’s marketed by Ebby agent Debbie Carroll Boyce for $239,000, which isn’t too shabby for a 2,093-square-foot Early American-style home.

7127 Maple Kitchen

Sure, there’s work to be done if you want to keep up with the Joneses, mainly in the kitchen, but the exterior could use a fresh coat of paint all around. The major setback for this property, though, is the single bathroom. You might be able to add in a water closet in there somewhere, but considering that the home was built in 1914, that could be asking a lot.

7127 Maple Bath

However, there is 1,000 square feet of unfinished living space upstairs, and if you reinforce the joists and add HVAC, This could be an amazing master suite! You can start fresh and make it look exactly how you want it. You’ll get all the bonuses of living in Frisco without having to live on a tiny lot in a homogenous neighborhood.

7127 Maple Screen Porch

And you’ll get a huge screened in porch, which is just a really great thing to have when the weather is like it is today — balmy with a high in the 70s. What do you think?

7127 Maple Backyard

7127 Maple Front

A lot of the homes you see on Candy’s Dirt were sent to us by agents, brokers, sellers, or compulsive real estate shoppers (you know who you are!). Sometimes, though, we have to wade through MLS to find something interesting for our readers. It’s a lot of work to come up with great listings, week after week!

7127 Maple Living Dining

This one, though, jumped right out at me. I was looking for homes in Frisco within the $200,000 range and really, after a few pages, they all started looking the same. Then I saw this cute little cottage at 7127 Maple Street in Frisco’s historic district, and I was immediately smitten.

7127 Maple Family

This clapboard exterior home has three bedrooms, one bath, and a huge corner lot with green grass and shady trees, and even a picket fence! It’s marketed by Ebby agent Debbie Carroll Boyce for $239,000, which isn’t too shabby for a 2,093-square-foot Early American-style home.

7127 Maple Kitchen

Sure, there’s work to be done if you want to keep up with the Joneses, mainly in the kitchen, but the exterior could use a fresh coat of paint all around. The major setback for this property, though, is the single bathroom. You might be able to add in a water closet in there somewhere, but considering that the home was built in 1914, that could be asking a lot.

7127 Maple Bath

However, there is 1,000 square feet of unfinished living space upstairs, and if you reinforce the joists and add HVAC, This could be an amazing master suite! You can start fresh and make it look exactly how you want it. You’ll get all the bonuses of living in Frisco without having to live on a tiny lot in a homogenous neighborhood.

7127 Maple Screen Porch

And you’ll get a huge screened in porch, which is just a really great thing to have when the weather is like it is today — balmy with a high in the 70s. What do you think?

7127 Maple Backyard