Have you ever tried explaining the geography of North Dallas to people from out of town? It’s kind of confounding to some, who expect the city’s bedroom communities to slow down as they approach Interstate 635. But then, dear out-of-towners, you get into “Far North Dallas” territory, where you may live inside the Dallas city limits, but you may be served by Richardson ISD, or Plano ISD in some cases. 

Call me snooty, but for reasons of convenience and logic, I prefer addresses within the loop. Lucky for me, there are plenty of great houses on the market south of 635 and inside the Dallas city limits, served by outstanding Dallas ISD schools and with wonderful retail and cultural amenities within a stone’s throw. And the architecture? It’s so homey and real, especially in Eudora Estates where this beautifully remodeled ranch is located. This listing from Keller Williams agent Sam Saladino is our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans, and it offers superb family living with an outstanding inside-the-loop location.

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The home at 11325 Chicot Dr. is one of five featured in our weekly open house roundup.

The home at 11325 Chicot Dr. is one of five featured in our weekly open house roundup.

This is not traditionally a great season for home sales—people get busy with holiday plans and postpose their real estate search. But we’ve found five Dallas homes with open houses this weekend that will impress you with their features and style.

They range in price from $349,000 to $1.5 million, and include everything from an Old Lake Highlands cottage updated to perfection to a 7,390-square-foot house in Eudora Estates near Hillcrest and Forest. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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7031 Midbury Front

We have some of the best readers! One of our fave contributors, Rachael Abrams, sent us this lovely home in Janmar, a remodeled ranch that sits on a large, gorgeous lot with the mature trees that make this area so desirable.

You might be more familiar with this area as Eudora Estates, but it is in a fabulous location — east of Hillcrest and smack-dab in the middle between Forest and Royal. This area is fantastic for access to North Dallas, Shopping near Preston Road, and is close to some of the best private schools in North Texas.

Not only that, but this 1958 ranch has been updated with some great energy efficient features and some high-end finishes. Jump for more on this stunner!

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