Young families and first-timers agree, Dixon Branch is the place to be. And with homes this well-kept and priced, you too can snag a great deal. Take a look at our top three favorite Dixon Branch open houses this weekend and let us know what you think.

The Looker On Lippitt Avenue

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Robert Villanueva with City Connections has listed 11016 Fernald Avenue for $469,000.

Crush those New Year’s resolutions in this four bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom charmer mere steps from Lochwood Park! Even better, it’s ideally located near all the wooded trails and heart-thumping recreation of White Rock Lake. And it has a pool, so you can get in those extra laps come spring. With a price tag well under $500,000 and a handful of designer upgrades, this Lochwood looker is just what the doctor ordered.

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The Farmers Branch Historical Park is home to numerous events year-round, including a vintage baseball tournament in the Spring (photo courtesy city of Farmers Branch).

Is your home a 10-minute (or less) walk from a park? One-third of Americans have a much longer trek than that to get to their nearest park, according to research by the National Recreation and Park Association, Urban Land Institute and, The Trust for Public Land.

Recently, Rachel Banner, a senior program manager at the NRPA, wrote a piece for the National Association of Realtors’ Spaces to Places blog about a year-long initiative to make more public spaces and parks available — within a 10-minute walk from every person.

Banner also talks about the Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, which revealed that while residential and commercial developers may create amenities within their buildings or spaces, that’s not necessarily what creates a lifelong resident of a city.

“The report talks a lot about the growing demand for amenities in both office and residential development.  In the discussion about the report Owen Thomas, CEO of Boston Properties also remarked that while each year a new set of cities may be pegged for growth, we must look at how long those cities will remain “hot spots” and the places people stay long-term,” Ballard said. “While including amenities within a building may initially attract owners or tenants, it is the amenities outside of the building open to all that will get them to stay.” (more…)

10611 Wyatt Street, Dallas, Texas, is currently listed by Milly Eyotia with Lone Star Realty for $530,000.

We’ve got another looker in Lochwood folks! Take a gander at this bright blue beauty nestled on a mature landscaped lot in the heart of Lochwood’s Dixon Branch. Well known for its tranquil, nature-filled setting, Lochwood offers lush greenbelts, large old-growth trees, and vast wildlife. Plus it’s within close proximity to White Rock Lake –  the recreational epicenter of East Dallas. The best part? This three-bedroom, two-bathroom cutie just listed for $530,000. Let’s take a peek inside.

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Splurge vs Steal: Two Lovely Lochwood Houses, Reduced in Asking Price | CandysDirt.com

We love East Dallas and Lochwood in particular, one of the most lush, treed neighborhoods. The connection to nature is a big deal here, with greenbelts, creek, park, and close proximity to White Rock Lake. 

For today’s Splurge vs Steal, we’ve headed there to look at two Lochwood houses for sale. As it turns out, both have seen recent reductions in asking price. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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10837 Clearbrook Lane Dallas, TX is currently listed by Christina Harmon with eXp Realty LLC for $409,900. 

Clean lines, sleek finishes, light-and-bright interiors — this week’s Friday Four Hundred is a beauty! Originally built in 1961, the three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom ranch at 10837 Clearbrook Lane comes ideally situated in Lochwood across from a heavily treed greenbelt. The serene backyard serves as the perfect spot for grilling out this summer, while a recent kitchen and bath renovation put it in a class of its own. The price? Unheard of at $409,900!

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Splurge vs Steal: Two Updated, Lovely Lochwood Homes | CandyDirt.com

Lochwood is one of the great East Dallas neighborhoods, close to White Rock Lake, Dallas Arboretum, and other area charms. It is heavily treed, convenient, and offers an established neighborhood personality. 

Our Splurge vs Steal this week looks at two lovely Lochwood homes with so much to offer. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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When it comes to life on this side of the lake, there are few neighborhoods in East Dallas that still retain much of their character like Lochwood. Located on the north east side of White Rock Lake, hugging the borders to Old Lake Highlands and the L Streets, this neighborhood is delightfully hilly, with long stretches of greenbelts that curve around creeks, huge parks, and great neighbors. And it’s no wonder that, with the still bordering on affordable real estate in this neighborhood, Millennials have been searching for the right place to claim their first home.

We’ve seen our share of flips in Lochwood, one of the few remaining somewhat affordable neighborhoods inside the loop, and though we’ve easily fallen in love with them, there’s something to be said about knowing when to stop “updating.” Need an example? Check out this cute Lochwood ranch listed by Lauri Ann Hanson and Aimee Schreiner with Dwell Partners Realty at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

“Located in one of East Dallas’ best ‘under the radar’ neighborhoods, Lochwood, this three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, recently remodeled home is a perfect starter home,” Schreiner said. “It’s within walking distance to Lochwood Park and close proximity to White Rock Lake, so you can enjoy all that East Dallas has to offer right at your fingertips.” 

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