When you think of high-end housing, does Garland come to mind? It should — this eastern DFW city offers some coveted gated communities with golf course views, larger lots, high-end finish-out, and custom details. 

Garland is large, 57.1 square miles, and bordered by Dallas, Mesquite, Sunnyvale, Lake Ray Hubbard, Rowlett, Sachse, Murphy, and Richardson. It has a rich history that has helped shape it into a family-oriented, thriving city in North Texas with almost 237,000 people. It offers easy access to downtown Dallas via Interstate 30, two DART Blue line stations, and multiple buses. 

Compared to many parts of DFW, you can buy a lot of house for your money in Garland. That’s why it pays to have a local expert by your side if you’re buying in the city, like the Realtors at Ebby Halliday. They know exactly what you can get in each neighborhood, what the competition is like, and how to best negotiate a sale. 

I’ve found three stellar houses for sale in Garland that illustrate the higher-end properties there, all repped by Ebby. Let’s take a look! 

 

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Kevin Tally, a Dallas-based agent with more than a decade of North Texas real estate experience, recently joined Allie Beth Allman and Associates after spending the past three years at Rogers Healy and Associates.

Tally is one of the youngest “veterans” in the Dallas market. He earned his real estate license 10 years ago while still a high schooler in Fort Worth. Despite being accepted into both the University of Texas and TCU, he chose to forgo college and go to work in his hometown.

“I started thinking about it and said, ‘you know what? If I go to college, I’m going to get back into this field anyway because I really love real estate, construction, architecture and all of that,’” he said. “I took the summer off and then I started hustling.”

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What will he do next?

We are not talking about 89-year-old oil tycoon and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens. He has his famous, 65,000-square-foot West Texas ranch, Mesa Vista, on the market for $250 million. Who knows, could be sold by now.

Now he has sold his Preston Hollow mansion, listed with Dave Perry-Miller and Ryan Streiff. Selling price was $5 million. Word is that T. Boone is heading for a luxury condo.

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Sure, the Park Cities is full of great houses. Some of them are extremely ornate and exceptionally luxurious, perfect for impressive entertaining. But rarely do we hear about the great, livable, easy-to-love houses that families crave. Full-featured and unfussy, this University Park listing from Travis-Lee Moore of Century 21 Nathan Grace Fine Homes and Estates is the deep breath you take when the workday is over. It’s the warm sunshine on your skin on a Saturday afternoon. It’s the place you imagine making memories with your loved ones — a true family home.
 
“You just couldn’t ask for a better, more complete package of greatness if you’re looking for a fantastic new home,” Moore said. “The location can’t be beat — close to innumerable shopping and dining options — and feeding into coveted Highland Park ISD.”

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We have a gorgeous custom build by Candy’s Dirt Approved Builder New Leaf Custom Homes to show you in the Maplewood neighborhood of Lakewood. It’s a 4,363-square-foot home with five beds and five baths that has one of the most forward-thinking designs when it comes to incorporating the way the outdoors works with the rest of the house.

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When I first moved to Dallas, the dream was to eventually upgrade my address until I ended up in Oak Lawn. I started out as a college graduate and single gal in a shoebox of an apartment off of Lovers Lane, but I loved the walkable, sophisticated urban vibe of Oak Lawn. 

It remains a dream to me, as I’ve settled into life as a mother and wife in the White Rock Lake area, but every once in a while I come across a property that rekindles that urge to be in the thick of things in a bustling, exciting neighborhood close to downtown Dallas. Naturally, I fell head over heels with this contemporary townhome listed by Phillip Murrell of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. The property, one of three gorgeous townhomes collaboratively designed by Bauhaus Custom Homes’ own Marc Kleinmann, features unfettered lines, luxe finishes, and a location that can’t be beat. It’s the obvious choice for this week’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans

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For many families, choosing the right homebuilder is one of the most challenging decisions they will ever make. Careful planning and hard work have put that dream house within reach. The final challenge is often finding the right person to make the vision a reality.

According to Prospect Homes owner Brian Manes, a good builder is someone who demonstrates outstanding customer service and communication throughout the three phases of the building process: design, construction, and post-completion. (more…)

2010 GCR 14N Kremmling, CO is currently offered for $28,500,000 by Jack Wolfe of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

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