Joanne Vetterick with Compass has listed 12025 De Or Drive for $489,000. Open House is Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.

This week’s Friday Four Hundred is the trifecta of real estate offerings near Preston Forest. It’s ideally located, low maintenance, and perfectly priced. The only thing missing is you! Nestled on a mature block surrounded by trees, this two-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bathroom condo sits just minutes from Whole Foods. And since it’s so close to Preston Forest, you’ll be in one of the most convenient areas of town.

Just ask listing agent Joanne Vetterick with Compass who tells us, “This is a perfect location, close to Whole Foods and restaurants at Preston Forest and the Cooper Clinic. A great place for someone who is looking for a low-maintenance home with generous sized rooms!”

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The Park Cities home at 12101 Madeleine Cir. is one of five we're featuring in our open-house roundup this week.

The Park Cities home at 12101 Madeleine Cir. is one of five we’re featuring in our open-house roundup this week.

The Dallas housing market this week offers some particularly beautiful homes, many of which have open houses this weekend.

We’ve rounded up five that would make for a great visit. They range in price from $217,000 to $949,000, and include everything from a stately traditional Prairie in Munger Place to a Lakewood Contemporary by Durham Builders. Let us know what you think of our choices, and if you know of any we should feature next week!

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Update:, 3:46pm: A commenter on FaceBook tells me Central Market first opened in Fort Worth, then Dallas. Wonder why?

I ask because of the progress I see over at the new Central Market coming in to Preston Royal. Clearly, having Whole Foods at Preston Forest has made our lives in this neighborhood eons better. Now Trader Joes is coming to us first over on South Hulen Street in Fort Worth (Fort Worth first, huh?) and word is they will also be opening a store at Walnut Hill and Central. TJ also allegedly wants the current Lamps Plus building on Knox, and will probably get it when the LP lease is up next year. That will be GREAT for those homeowners. My fingers are firmly crossed for all of these!

So I ask you: does it improve property values to have a proliferation of great grocery stores in the neighborhood?