Downtown

Walkable Urban Places: DFW’s Wake Up Call to a Real Estate Trend Sweeping the Nation

By Amanda Popken / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

The January release of “The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Dallas-Fort Worth” happened quietly, though the implications for investment are huge. This is the largest study done on D-FW on the most profitable type of real estate in the nation. Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) are seeing higher property values, lower vacancy, and commanding higher rental rates. Even […]

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Small Town Social Like a Local: Corsicana’s Porchfest This Weekend

By Amanda Popken / June 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Corsicana invites you into their booming downtown and onto the porches of their historic Carriage District this weekend with their Inaugural Porchfest and Crafternoon. You may have heard of the Porchfest craze sweeping the nation — musicians playing on grand porches of neighborhood homes for a family-friendly afternoon of socializing and entertainment.

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One Family’s Move to Uptown: A Bottom-line Decision

By Amanda Popken / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

When you hear of someone moving to Uptown you probably assume, like me, it’s not because it will save them money. And not because it’s a great place to raise kids. For Jennifer Morgan and her family, though, both of those proved to be true. She and her husband and son are are saving money, […]

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This Saturday, Experience Corsicana, A Small Town Retreat from the Big D

By Amanda Popken / April 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

If you like the idea of having a home on the range but can’t imagine living in the middle of nowhere, you might take a look at Corsicana. The first oil boom town in Texas, it was founded in 1848 and by the early 1900s it was one of the top 10 cities in the nation with the most millionaires. It’s […]

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In This River: A Love Letter to the Wild Trinity

By Amanda Popken / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

This Wednesday you’re invited to join a discussion about the Trinity. A river that has defined our city for over a century. Yet its place in our lives still remains little more than afterthought. Millions of taxpayer dollars funded a very extensive plan: To build, beautify, and manage this park — has anyone actually read […]

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Downtown Dallas Inc. Wants Your Input to Update the 360 Plan

By Amanda Popken / June 25, 2015 / 3 Comments

By Amanda Popken Special Contributor It’s been 4 years since the Downtown360 plan was created, and so much has changed! It’s time for an update. This week, Downtown Dallas Inc. held the kickoff meeting to begin soliciting input. The input phase will last through October, then the technical studies, microplans, and implementation plans phase will continue through […]

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