This northwest Dallas home at 3130 Saint Croix Drive checks all the right boxes for this week’s Thursday Three Hundred. If you’re looking for an updated family home with great schools nearby and some mid-century style, this one’s for you. Jump with me, won’t you? (more…)

Houses in the $200,000 range are getting more rare in Dallas and when they exist, are shrinking in size. But there are lovely exceptions around the city. 

We’ve found a house with over 2,000 square feet sitting on 0.33 acres in Northwest Dallas for $299,000, reduced from $335,000 when it was first listed in July. Our Tuesday Two Hundred at 3220 Northaven Ct. sits on a cul-de-sac lot with fresh landscaping and recently installed irrigation. The interior is renovated with lots of amenities, including dual masters. 

This home has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,061 square feet on one story, built in 1960. Bonus for families: it is in the attendance zone for Degolyer Elementary, which scores an 8 out of 10 from greatschools.org. 

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Could your neighborhood, on its own, make enough noise to get the city to pay attention?

A few months ago, I attended a break-out session during the Dallas Homeowners League boot camp where Councilman Philip Kingston outlined the best ways to get the city’s attention when it comes to the needs of individual neighborhoods.

One of the biggest, he said that day, was to join forces with surrounding neighborhoods to organize and become a louder, bigger entity. It’s something Donovan Lord says drove him and others to form the Westhollow Society a few years ago.

“I started Westhollow Society out of a need for a cohesive force to better the Northwest Dallas area,” he explained. “I wanted there to be one organization that pulled the clout of all existing neighborhoods within our defined boundaries to work together to improve the area South of LBJ, North of Walnut Hill, West of Midway, and East of Dennis Road (roughly).”

In other words, Westhollow encompasses Park Forest, Royal Hills, Sparkman Club, Timberbrook, Royal Oaks, Royal North, Underwood, Northaven Park, Glen Cove, Highland Meadows, Coral Hills, Webster Grove, Walnut Hills, Royal Haven, Chapel Forest, Chapel Downs, Walnut Meadows, Northway Hills, Midway Hills, and Meadow Park. (more…)