royal haven

This three-bedroom, three-bath ranch in Royal Haven is a great option for home buyers finding themselves priced out of Sparkman Club and Midway Hollow.

As home buyers begin to get priced out of Midway Hollow and Sparkman Club Estates, they are starting to look to other nearby neighborhoods, where investors are starting to snap up lots and renovate, but the price tags are still affordable.

This week’s Thursday Three Hundred is in the Royal Haven neighborhood, which is bordered in part by Webb Chapel Road, Forest Lane, and Royal Lane in Northwest Dallas.

It’s a neighborhood where you can still get the square footage and the family neighborhood you want, but at an affordable $300,000 range.  (more…)

3106 Silverton d

Our Thursday Three Hundred takes us to the heart of Northwest Dallas, where we’ve found a renovated ranch that’s contemporary, stylish, and spacious.

The home at 3106 Silverton Dr., near Royal Lane and Webb Chapel Road, benefitted from a big overhaul and now this 1957 beauty stands out. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,961 square feet.

Every corner of this Northwest Dallas ranch was touched, from the exterior’s new wood accent hardscaping and landscaping, to lots of fresh amenities inside. Located in the Royal Haven neighborhood, this home offers a lot for well under $400K, from fenced RV/boat parking and covered patios, to a built-in wine refrigerator and dry bar. This is a large corner lot in an up-and-coming neighborhood, so let’s take a look before someone swoops in and buys this beauty.

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Could your neighborhood, on its own, make enough noise to get the city to pay attention?

A few months ago, I attended a break-out session during the Dallas Homeowners League boot camp where Councilman Philip Kingston outlined the best ways to get the city’s attention when it comes to the needs of individual neighborhoods.

One of the biggest, he said that day, was to join forces with surrounding neighborhoods to organize and become a louder, bigger entity. It’s something Donovan Lord says drove him and others to form the Westhollow Society a few years ago.

“I started Westhollow Society out of a need for a cohesive force to better the Northwest Dallas area,” he explained. “I wanted there to be one organization that pulled the clout of all existing neighborhoods within our defined boundaries to work together to improve the area South of LBJ, North of Walnut Hill, West of Midway, and East of Dennis Road (roughly).”

In other words, Westhollow encompasses Park Forest, Royal Hills, Sparkman Club, Timberbrook, Royal Oaks, Royal North, Underwood, Northaven Park, Glen Cove, Highland Meadows, Coral Hills, Webster Grove, Walnut Hills, Royal Haven, Chapel Forest, Chapel Downs, Walnut Meadows, Northway Hills, Midway Hills, and Meadow Park. (more…)