You gotta love the variety. Something I love about writing Suburb Sunday every week is finding hidden gems throughout the Metroplex and learning something new. For example, I’ve learned the Mesquite’s Big Town Mall was the first air-conditioned mall in the country. Grand Prairie was a booming aviation community during World War II. Last week I learned about Oak Point’s polo club real estate, where you can live on the polo fields at Prestonwood Polo Club. And now for this week’s Suburb Sunday, we feature the Collin County town of Princeton, located on U.S. 380 between McKinney and Greenville, on the northern shore of Lake Lavon. The city with approximately 13,000 population is home to Princeton Lakes, one of the Metroplex’s only ski lake residential communities. There are three homes that offer three very different lifestyles to love. Which do you prefer?

Water Ski From Your Backyard

Address: 420 Red Buoy Cove, Princeton (more…)

If you’re out and about near Northpark today, pop by the Petunia by Bunches mobile flower stand that benefits the Dallas Public Library, grab a Starbuck’s, and then head to this Open House from 2-4 p.m. at 7212 Briarmeadow Drive, a 3,090-square-foot four bedroom listed for $715,000 by Nick Good of Keller Williams Realty Preston Road. (more…)

This week’s Suburb Sunday takes us to an exurb actually, Addison. While this four-square-mile Dallas County city is often known for its abundant restaurants and entertainment, you can find some great homes here with plenty of amenities. Here are three homes for sale in Addison that satisfy family life, provide a great starter home, or offer low-maintenance living for those constantly on the go.

 

Beautiful Family Home With an Even Better Backyard

Address: 14775 Chancey Street, Addison

  • Four bedrooms, four baths
  • 2,946 square feet
  • $524,900

You’ll love the custom touches in this 1993-built traditional two-story in Addison’s Chatham Court. But one of the best parts of living in Addison and this home particularly is paying a reduced one-time fee to gain access to Addison Athletic Club, which offers indoor and outdoor pools, indoor basketball, racketball, indoor track, weight room, exercise classes, and seasonal events.

The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel Thermador Professional appliances, including a four-burner gas stove, convection oven, warming tray, and built-in microwave, as well as a GE under-counter wine cooler refrigerator. Custom touches include a built-in wine rack and slide out cabinet shelves.

The expansive backyard has a louvered pergola covered patio and a stone fire pit with seating. This home is zoned for Dallas ISD in the attendance zones for Bush Elementary, Walker Middle School, and W.T. White High School.

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Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch is full of fully renovated homes ready for move-in.

Older cities often have, well, older homes, which have beautiful mature greenery and a variety of decade architecture to choose from, but the challenge can be renovation. Let’s be honest: It’s time-consuming, and when you’re in the middle of renovation, it’s hell to live in. But a successful demo/rebuild program in Farmers Branch has given us an amazing inventory of older homes with all the modern features you’d want and the time-consuming renovation already done for you. Here are three Farmers Branch homes to gawk at for this week’s Suburb Sunday.

BROOKHAVEN CC RESIDENCE WITH SERIOUSLY AMAZING BACKYARD

Address: 3406 Highland Meadow Dr

  • Three bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • 2,444 square feet
  • $444,000

Enjoy country club living in this 1981-built home in Oakbrook Estates, near Marsh Lane and E. Belt Line Road. This home is full of custom touches like leaded glass windows, plantation shutters, wood-paneled walls, and beamed ceilings. Two spacious living areas are rich with wood accents, hand-scraped hardwood floors, and high-quality tile. The backyard loggia with stone paving is beautifully-landscaped with a stone path walkway and mature trees. (more…)

golf courseThe argument over whether life is better inside the 635 loop or outside has adamant advocates on either side. But this week’s Splurge vs. Steal showcases golf course adjacent homes, and what you can get if you go a smidgen outside the loop.

Both of our Splurge vs. Steal homes this week are near golf courses — one Lakewood Country Club, the other Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. What can you get near a golf course, yet close to all the amenities city living offers? Look and see. (more…)