Just outside of Fort Worth there’s a bedroom community called Benbrook and real estate agent Robin Barrow told us all about it.

But before we dive in, let’s knock out that, “Huh? Whaaa?” A bedroom community is a commuter community where the majority of the residents work in surrounding cities.

Now that that’s cleared up, let’s get back to Benbrook.

It’s a charming city where you still pay your electric bill at the county courthouse and according to Barrow, “there aren’t a ton of commercial buildings” which also means that small-town feel is in full effect.


The small rural town of Sunnyvale in Dallas County has a pretty fascinating history, as the amalgamation of the four towns of Hatterville, Long Creek, Tripp, and New Hope in the 1950s. A storm in the 1920s wiped out the most prosperous of these towns, New Hope, where shops, stores, and an annual fair called the Gala Days took place. The rest of the towns came together to form Sunnyvale, a name that the students of Tripp-Long Creek school gave to the town during a citywide school contest. Nowadays Sunnyvale ISD has three highly-rated schools and a population of approximately 7,000. Let’s head to Sunnyvale in eastern Dallas County for this week’s Suburb Sunday and three great homes to consider.

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Little Forest Hills Home Offers Cottage Charms | CandysDirt.com

Little Forest Hills is a storied and desirable East Dallas neighborhood. This neighborhood features an eclectic blend of architecture and great community spirit, not to mention proximity to White Rock Lake and other area amenities. 

The newly listed home at 9002 Daytonia Ave. is our Thursday Three Hundred and this Little Forest Hills cutie is sure to go fast. It has been updated without losing its original cottage charms, and offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,760 square feet on one story, built in 1946.

There’s an open house this Sunday, July 30, from 1-4 p.m. Let’s take a sneak peek!