Splurge vs. Steal: Two State & Allen Townhomes | CandysDirt.com

Our “splurge” at 2719 State St. offers a rooftop deck with panoramic views of downtown.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

One of the popular neighborhoods in Uptown is State Thomas, a Dallas Landmark District with a rich history. It began as the first steetcar suburb, later becoming a thriving African American community. But time was not kind to State Thomas and by the 1980s, decaying infrastructure, suburban flight, and lack of investment had taken their toll. 

Through the work of local property owners and the city, State Thomas saw redevelopment begin in the late 1980s. Today, the area thrives with nightlife, restaurants, recreation, and entertainment. Townhomes, apartments, and the largest collection of Victorian-era houses remaining in Dallas create a plethora of living options, none of them inexpensive: this neighborhood is hot and people pay a premium to live here. 

For today’s Splurge vs. Steal, pick your favorite State Thomas townhome from the two we’ve found. They’re both excellent examples of what’s available right now in the neighborhood, both with a brownstone feel. Leave us a comment with your pick! 

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Crest Haven Place contemporary

The Crest Haven Place contemporary stunner at 8418 Lakemont  Dr. is one of our three featured open houses this week.

Just west of Bluffview, one of the gorgeous neighborhoods of Dallas, is Crest Haven Place. It shares the appealing general location of Bluffview, and is a neighborhood in transition. Many incredible luxury builds are going up there, like the Crest Haven Place contemporary that tops our CandysDirt.com Dallas Open Houses of the Week column. 

This week, our houses range in price from $414,900 to $1,137,500. In addition to the Crest Haven Place contemporary, there’s a swanky One Arts Plaza condo and a Junius Heights Craftsman. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

 

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