The tight-knit Glencoe Park neighborhood offers well-priced homes surrounding its namesake park. And the area’s proximity to Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway doesn’t hurt either. The park itself offers basketball and tennis courts, plus softball, and fantastic trails, making it great for families who want easy access to outdoor fun.

So this week put the spotlight on two Glencoe Park offerings. Each offers unique perks and open, airy floor plans but have price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Splurge closer to the park or the Steal closer to Mockingbird Station?

Splurge: Newer Construction Beauty Just Steps From The Park For $675K

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mockingbirdThe M Streets are popular — it’s not unusual to see homes in the area snapped up quicker than they can get listed. And while its proximity to Lower Greenville is part of its selling point, we posit that the other selling point is its neighborhood school — Mockingbird Elementary.

What do parents love about Mockingbird? When we asked, the diversity was mentioned a lot. The school’s commitment to the hearing-impaired community through its partnership with the Dallas Regional School for the Deaf is also often brought up as well. All of that contributes to what many feel to be a terrific campus culture that culminates in the school’s motto, “Friendship.”

And many parents and alumni will also mention the school’s garden, which has morphed from its more humble beginnings in 1996 to a 20,000 square foot outdoor science lab complete with gardens, wildscape, greenhouse, pond, and more.

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First-time buyers and growing families take note, this Mockingbird Elementary cottage is exactly what you’ve been searching for. The three-bedroom, one-full-and-one-half-bathroom home just hit the market and is sure to blow you away.

Just ask c0-listing agents, Paige Schmitt and Beca Gibson with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. They tell us, “6022 Revere Place is the perfect home for a young family that wants to be in exemplary Mockingbird Elementary! While it is close to all the fun of Greenville Avenue, it is on a quiet street with lots of trees and character. It has stylish design throughout with quartz countertops, marble kitchen backsplash, and a wood burning fireplace. It is also open this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., so come check it out!”

We think the curb appeal alone is worth a look! Plus, it’s nestled on a quiet tree-lined street with loads of character. Need we say more? Let’s venture inside, shall we? 

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Paige Jones Schmitt with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 6022 Revere Place for $499,000. Also, our Friday Four Hundred pick!

Make the most of your weekend in these Lower Greenville lookers, all priced from $475,000 to $554,900. The best part? You can start with Marquita on Friday, tour Revere on Sunday, and pop over to Ellsworth all in a weekend’s time. This will give you a sense for the neighborhood, including the M Streets and the area’s proximity to Mockingbird Elementary.

More For Your Money On Marquita Avenue

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Still obsessed as ever with Chip and Jojo? Need your fix of farmhouse chic? Ready to live inside an award-winning Dallas ISD attendance zone? This adorable cottage from RE/MAX DFW Associates Realtor Jenny Capritta located inside the Mockingbird Elementary attendance zone, which is within the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern, is absolutely perfect. 

Our Inwood National Bank Home of the Week is just what buyers are looking for, says Capritta.

“Buyers today are not looking for actual fixer-uppers,” she said. “They are looking for a modernized remodel that is move-in ready.”

But if you’re thinking this cutie is a standard flip, think again. 

“This quality renovation was not done by flippers, but homeowners who spared no expense or overlooked the slightest detail,” Capritta said.

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Woodrow

All three of our homes in this week’s roundup of open houses are in the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern, including 5939 Velasco Ave., listed by Briana Hill with Rogers Healy and Associates.

It’s not uncommon to hear that house hunters in Dallas are looking for homes in the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern — it’s known for its academics, it’s fine arts programs, and its athletics, as well as its strong alumni and parent presence.

Suffice to say, if you’ve never checked out Woodrow Wilson High, you owe it to yourself to investigate, because there are tons of reasons it’s one of the most sought-after public high schools.

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend. And this week, our homes all have one Dallas ISD feeder pattern in common — the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern. 

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WoodrowEvery Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend. And this week, our homes all have one Dallas ISD feeder pattern in common — the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern.

If you’ve never checked out Woodrow Wilson High, you owe it to yourself to investigate, because from academics (it’s an International Baccalaureate school, and routinely gets multiple distinctions from the Texas Education Agency) to fine arts (its band has been featured on the Today show) to athletics, there’s a reason it’s one of the most sought-after of public high schools.

And if you think that’s hyperbole, just wait until a few parents and alumni find this story and take to the comments or Facebook. They’re fiercely proud of this school, and with good reason.

So let’s take a look at the three homes (two zoned for Mockingbird Elementary, another zoned for Geneva Heights) we’ve chosen this week. (more…)

Dallas ISDShortly after the Dallas ISD board of trustees voted unanimously to approve a resolution that many feel is one of the first steps toward healing the animosity some still feel even decades after Dallas ISD finally desegregated under judicial oversight in 1967, they took the tangible step of renaming three schools currently bearing the names of confederates. (more…)