Meridian Square is a new luxury condo development off Addison Circle with high-end finishes and a killer location just off the Dallas North Tollway. 

The development itself has come to being in stages and they now offer or will offer an expansive communal courtyard with green spaces and brick-paved streets, a resort-style swimming pool, gardens, a sundeck, and a children’s playground. All of the shops, restaurants, and entertainment of Addison Circle are walking distance of Meridian Square. 

For today’s Splurge vs Steal, we look at two units at Meridian Square. Which one is your jam? 

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The upscale neighborhood of Greenway Park is a favorite of many with its proximity to the Park Cities, community amenities, and great restaurants and shopping. It is bounded by the Dallas North Tollway on the east, Mockingbird Lane on the south, Inwood Road on the west, and University Boulevard on the north.

For today’s Splurge vs Steal, we are looking at two lovely homes in Greenway Park. Which one is your favorite?

 

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13 Johnson Rd, Charleston, SC is currently listed for $4,695,000 by Lenora White of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

This week we zero in on one of the country’s oldest and most beloved port cities, South Carolina’s own Charleston. Originally founded as “Charles Town” to honor King Charles II of England, the historic town was recently voted America’s No.  1 Small City for the fifth year in a row!

From its cobblestone streets and pastel antebellum houses, to its elegant French Quarter and Battery districts, Charleston is a town filled with character and seaside charm. Whether it’s island hopping you’re after, or a desire to savor the heirloom culinary fare, there is something for everyone – including fabulous second homes for vacationers, or those looking to relocate or retire. Here we showcase the city’s hottest real estate in our latest Splurge vs. Steal featuring two Charleston properties that are equally refined and ideally located, but with very different price points.

See it now on SecondShelters.com and tell us: Which would you choose?

For families looking to relocate for a job at Toyota headquarters in West Plano — even if that’s just from somewhere else in DFW — the housing options are beautiful nearby.

This week’s Splurge vs. Steal looks at two big family homes near Sam Rayburn Tollway and Legacy Drive, making for a short commute to Toyota. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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golf courseThe argument over whether life is better inside the 635 loop or outside has adamant advocates on either side. But this week’s Splurge vs. Steal showcases golf course adjacent homes, and what you can get if you go a smidgen outside the loop.

Both of our Splurge vs. Steal homes this week are near golf courses — one Lakewood Country Club, the other Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. What can you get near a golf course, yet close to all the amenities city living offers? Look and see. (more…)

Just past LBJ Freeway in the heart of North Dallas, Northwood Hills is a higher-end neighborhood with a genuine friendliness and established feel that welcomes newcomers and visitors alike. There’s a lot of recommend the area. In addition to larger lots and proximity to highways, they are zoned for Richardson ISD, a selling point for many families. 

Currently, houses on the market in Northwood Hills range from $500,000 to $850,000. In this week’s Splurge vs Steal, we’re looking at two properties on both ends of that range. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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From roughly the 1890s through the 1940s, America had a love affair with Tudor Revival-style houses. So much so that during the 1920s, about a quarter of all new residential builds across the country were Tudor-styled. These houses offer true craftsmanship and attention to detail, which is part of their appeal. 

The Depression tanked new construction, so the Tudor went on the back burner. A decade later, when we needed to build a lot of houses fast for returning GIs, this labor- and material-intensive house was passed over for other styles. 

Many still stand in North Texas neighborhoods. In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’ve found two University Park Tudor Revival-style houses. Each offers quintessential elements of the style, from steeply pitched and asymmetrical rooflines to a hand-crafted look you just can’t fake. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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“The more house, the better” is a common motto some homebuyers have adopted and the popular East Dallas area of Lake Highlands has options in several neighborhoods. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’ve found two expansive Lake Highlands homes, one with over 3,100 square feet and the other with over 4,900, built one year apart and under two miles apart. They’ve both got multiple living areas, larger kitchens, swimming pools, and outdoor living options. They also both zoned for Richardson ISD. Which one is your favorite? 

 

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