Lawnview Station at top center, right

Looking at the maps, you may wonder what all the empty space is south of the Lawnview station. You wonder why the DART Green Line swings around this patch from the Lake June Station to reach Lawnview. At least that’s what this former Chicagoan was wondering before visiting the area.  Dallasites probably know it as being part of the Great Trinity Forest where White Rock Creek meets the Trinity River. Believe it or not, these hundreds of acres of forest once stretched all the way to Florida.


7465 Schepps Parkway

It’s been a while since my last installment of my Southern Dallas Buyer’s Guide. Bet you thought I forgot!  Nope, I just didn’t relish State Fair traffic and then real-life hoo-has set in.  But now I’m back to examine what’s available and what’s happening on the DART Green Line. Our first stop are the line’s last two stops – Buckner Station at the corner of Elam Road and South Buckner Blvd. and Lake June at Lake June Road and US-175.

There’s a surprising amount of new construction going on, much of it a riff on the single-story suburban tract home.  Surprise! Two are the number of original 1940s to 1960s ranches that are being spruced up flipped.  Surprise! Three is the amount of raw land for sale … and I’m not talking about the typical in-fill lot sprinkled here and there, I’m talking acreage … 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 acre parcels.