Splurge vs. Steal: Two Walnut Hill Park Beauties | CandysDirt.com

Northwest Dallas is full of neighborhoods in transition, with custom homebuilders creating incredible new builds among the more traditional midcentury ranch-style homes. It creates an interesting dynamic. 

In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at just such a neighborhood, Walnut Hill Park, near Royal and Marsh lanes. Prices of houses for sale in Walnut Hill Park currently range from $475,000 to $1.635 million, a huge range. You’ll find huge diversity in styles. So let’s take a look at a high-low comparison of what’s available in Walnut Hill Park. 

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Ahh beautiful Bluffview, a neighborhood prized for its hilly topography and 50-foot cliffs overlooking Bachman Creek. Known for stunning estate homes, topping sizable lots in a sophisticated, pastoral setting, Bluffview has become a hotspot for architects to showcase their talents.

This week we found the perfect Bluffview Splurge vs. Steal that puts the spotlight on this treasured Dallas neighborhood. Here we take a look at two Bluffview beauties, each with contemporary flair, and built to entertain, but with price points that are miles apart. Let’s compare and see what makes each home worth it.

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For those of you who love and adore Highland Park as much as we do, you’ll appreciate this week’s Splurge vs Steal. We are looking at two exquisite Highland Park estates, one a splurge and the other a steal — ahem, relatively speaking. Both offer a terrific location on larger lots, in the Tudor style we love, but with list prices that are miles apart. Let’s take a look and see what makes each home worth it!

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Vickery Place Craftsman-style Houses | CandysDirt.com

Buyers love historic Dallas neighborhoods. Case in point: Vickery Place. This conservation district, first platted in 1911, offers an abundance of reasons to feel giddy about it. 

For its convenient location near Central Expressway and Henderson Avenue and a pleasing assortment of architectural styles, Vickery Place is in demand. Real estate prices reflect that: it’s hard to walk out of a deal here for under half a million bucks. And if you do find that rare listing, it’s often a teardown to make way for the many new-builds cropping up. 

In today’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two Vickery Place Craftsman-style houses, one old and one newer. One is positively palatial — the biggest in the neighborhood, in fact — the other more modest. They each sing their siren song for the right buyer. Which is your favorite? 

 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Uptown Townhomes Walking Distance to West Village

Over 19,000 people live in the Uptown area, an upscale neighborhood adjacent to downtown Dallas. It offers a huge array or entertainment, food, and outdoorsy options, from eclectic restaurants and high-end boutiques to the Katy Trail and high-rise living. 

Uptown’s West Village is a vibrant walkable shopping and dining district. In today’s Splurge vs. Steal, we’re looking at two Uptown townhomes within walking distance of this popular destination. They’ve each got some great amenities and both offer a stellar location. Which one would you choose? 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two State & Allen Townhomes | CandysDirt.com

Our “splurge” at 2719 State St. offers a rooftop deck with panoramic views of downtown.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

One of the popular neighborhoods in Uptown is State Thomas, a Dallas Landmark District with a rich history. It began as the first steetcar suburb, later becoming a thriving African American community. But time was not kind to State Thomas and by the 1980s, decaying infrastructure, suburban flight, and lack of investment had taken their toll. 

Through the work of local property owners and the city, State Thomas saw redevelopment begin in the late 1980s. Today, the area thrives with nightlife, restaurants, recreation, and entertainment. Townhomes, apartments, and the largest collection of Victorian-era houses remaining in Dallas create a plethora of living options, none of them inexpensive: this neighborhood is hot and people pay a premium to live here. 

For today’s Splurge vs. Steal, pick your favorite State Thomas townhome from the two we’ve found. They’re both excellent examples of what’s available right now in the neighborhood, both with a brownstone feel. Leave us a comment with your pick! 

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Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

This is the tale of two renovations, both big and beautiful, in the northern suburb of Richardson. These two houses are half a mile apart from each other and a 25-minute drive to downtown Dallas. They’re both represented by Anne Westphal with Ebby Halliday Realtors, who has lived in Richardson since the 1970s.  

“They’ve both been totally remodeled, feed into Pearce High School, and are within a mile of [the University of Texas at Dallas],” Westphal said. “Richardson has a small-town feel and people love all the parks, the revitalized rec centers — it’s also less expensive with amazing retail surrounding it.”

Let’s take a look! 

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Splurge vs. Steal: Two Lakewood Homes in the Lovely Country Club Estates | CandysDirt.com

Our splurge at 6612 Lakeshore Dr. has a gorgeous master bath.

Splurge vs. Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.  

One of Lakewood’s most lovely neighborhoods is Country Club Estates, a close-knit community with incredible location, memorable architecture, and zoning for the coveted Lakewood Elementary. Our Splurge vs. Steal today looks at two houses on the same street, about a block apart, but almost $350K apart in price. 

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