Richardson

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we head just north of LBJ to check out three Richardson homes for sale with unique styles from the 70s and today, ranging from approximately $280,000 to $750,000.

Richardson is located northeast of Dallas, just south of Plano. About 106,000 people call Richardson home, where they enjoy top-rated Richardson ISD schools, low crime rates, and a first-class venue like Eisemann Center.

This “first-ring” suburbs offers a range of housing options in both new and well-established neighborhoods. Housing is more affordable than many areas of DFW—the average sales price of a house in 2013 was $209,900. One-bedroom apartments in Richardson average about $875 a month and two bedrooms average around $1,300 a month.

SEE THE BEST OF RICHARDSON IN THIS CANYON CREEK CUSTOM

Address: 200 Lost Canyon Court

  • Five bedrooms, five bathrooms
  • 5,174 square feet
  • $749,900

This beautiful 2000-built home, fresh off of $50,000 in updates, has a sweeping grand staircase, rich hardwoods, and plantation shutters that welcome you into the open floor plan. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, two dishwashers, a built-in refrigerator with custom cabinetry, and granite countertops. This Canyon Creek home near UT-Dallas features a downstairs master suite and bookshelf-lined study with floor to ceiling shelves — and a library ladder! (more…)

10-minute

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…)

We’re not sure what Hollywood has against Garland. In the opening scenes of the Emma Stone movie Zombieland, Jesse Eisenberg’s character is at a service station running from a zombie. In a voiceover, he says: “I’m in Garland, Texas. And it may look like zombies destroyed it, but that’s actually just Garland.”

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we turn our attention to three great, very zombie-free homes in Garland, a suburb just northeast of Dallas. Garland really covers a lot of ground, stretching from the city’s northmost reaches at President George Bush Turnpike near Richardson all the way south to I-30 near Rowlett.

The city is located mostly in Dallas County, though some parts are located in Collin and Rockwall counties. According to the 2017 estimates, Garland is the 95th most-populous city in the U.S. and the 12th-most populous in Texas, and we’re positive that none of its residents are zombies.

BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM NEAR FIREWHEEL SHOPPING

Address: 210 Boisenberry Drive

  • Five bedrooms, five bathrooms
  • 5,274 square feet
  • $699,900

Here’s a beautiful custom home in north Garland on almost a half-acre private lot in a gated community. Kitchen features granite countertops, island, custom pendant lighting, and bar seating. Master and guest bedrooms are located on the first floor, while three large bedrooms are located on the second floor. The huge game room has a beadboard ceiling and wet bar with access to the balcony and stairs that lead to the pool. In your backyard oasis, you have a covered patio, built-in grill, pool and spa, firepit, and lush landscaping. (more…)

RichardsonAs you may have noticed, we’ve had a bit of a theme going this week at CandysDirt.com — we’ve been featuring homes in neighborhoods with great walkability and community feel, that are perfect for trick or treating and Halloween festivities. We solicited some suggestions from readers, too, just to make sure we didn’t miss anything.

This week’s slate of open houses come from one of those suggestions — the stretch of Waterview Drive between Belt Line Road and Arapaho Road in Richardson. Our insider told us that this enclave in west Richardson is always busy each Halloween, and “all the little cul-de-sacs add a lot more houses to the mix, too.”

We found three homes in three different price points that all have open houses this week in the neighborhoods around Richardson’s Waterview Drive that were perfect for our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. Which ones will you visit? (more…)

The Canyon Creek neighborhood is located in northeast Richardson and offers a range of housing, from competitively priced to luxury. Many Telecom Corridor workers call this area home and it definitely offers a family-friendly vibe.

This week’s Splurge vs Steal takes us to the Canyon Creek, where we’re looking at two renovated houses. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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Price Reduction on Corner-lot Cutie in Popular Richardson Heights | CandysDirt.com

A price reduction on a corner-lot cutie in Richardson Heights is sure to bring more attention to an already great property. 

Our Thursday Three Hundred at 700 Palmer Pl. is updated in all the right ways to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers. It sits on a quarter acre and is walking distance to a park and excellent Richardson ISD schools. An open floorplan and hardwoods are also appealing in this home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, three living areas, an office, and 2,060 square feet on one story, built in 1956.

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Frisco was named the best city for raising a family, closely followed by Allen, and Southlake as part of a new 2018 “best Texas cities” list, ranking the best and worst Texas cities for families. Wallethub, a D.C.-based personal finance site, compiled the new June 2018 report that ranked the 117 largest cities in Texas based on family life, fun, education, health and safety, affordability and socioeconomic environment.

What makes a city good for raising a family? Plenty of attractions such as museums and theaters, a quality school system, high graduation rates, number of playgrounds per 100,000 residents and a whole lot of pediatricians were all factors that Wallethub took into account when it named the best Texas cities for families.

While the weighted scores and rankings provide a holistic view of cities, a look at the raw data we requested provides some interesting headlines as well. Missing from the list is Highland Park, which did not rank among the largest cities in Wallethub’s data.

Eagles vs. Dragons

Turning to education, Allen had the number one highest graduation rate in Texas – 96.6 percent, according to Wallethub’s data. Frisco, the overall number one, has a 91.8 percent graduation rate, and Southlake, overall number three on the list, had a 87.3 percent graduation rate, according to Wallethub. (more…)

Residences at CityLine Offer Single-Family Home Living in Hip Urban Environment | CandysDirt.com

We love the CityLine development in Richardson, a live-work-dine-play destination that is home to 1,900 luxury apartments, townhomes, and houses. But only one developer is creating single-family residences, and there are only 32 of those. Talk about one-of-a-kind!

Building and sales at the Residences at CityLine from Centre Living Homes are in full swing. The model opened in December and they’ve sold nine homes, completed two spec houses, and started construction on 12 more. 

These are really visionary, folks — there are no other projects like the Residences at CityLine in nearby suburbs because this is leading edge. And the houses are gorgeous! Think large, open-planned spaces, private side courtyards, high-end amenities, and clean modern designs. I love them! 

“This is an urban, exciting lifestyle where everything is walkable here and you’re near a DART station, the Telecom Corridor, and centered between downtown Dallas and the northern cities” said Trevor Brickman, President of Centre Living Homes. “With everything CityLine has to offer, buyers have a ready-to-love lifestyle just out their doors.” 

The Residences at CityLine range in size from 2,700 to 3,500 square feet with three and four bedrooms and a price range of $525K to the high $600s. Let me show you around. 
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