Affectionately known as “the Mound” by locals, Flower Mound in southeastern Denton County earns a lot of superlatives: Money’s No. 16 best place to live in 2018, Niche’s #14 best public schools in Texas, and CNN Money’s best places to retire. And yes, there is a mound. A 12.5-acre hill in the center of town. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re highlighting three great homes on the market full of high-end finishes, classic style, and great architecture. I think a Sunday drive is in order.

 

Beauty Inside and Out in This ‘Showstopper’

Address: 5300 Clear Creek Drive, Flower Mound

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 5,523 square feet
  • $1.04 million

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For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we head to Denton County… er, Dallas County. No, Collin County. What county is Carrollton located in? All three, actually. As the 23rd most populous city in Texas, Carrollton is a vibrant town of industry, retail, and residential with a historic downtown that’s booming with a healthy rail-transit system. Come check out these three great homes on the market right now:

Craftsman Inspired Cutie in Austin Waters

Carrollton

Address: 5005 Sage Hill Drive, Carrollton

  • 3 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 2,781 square feet
  • $462,900

This craftsman-inspired home has gorgeous curb appeal with its manicured landscaping and welcoming covered front porch that overlooks the greenbelt. It was built by Darling Homes in 2010 and located in Austin Waters, a residential neighborhood of Austin Ranch in northeast Carrollton.

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Great $300k homes

Here’s a quick little Sunday morning trivia bite for you. Did you know that Bedford, located in northeast Tarrant County’s H-E-B mid-cities, nearly became a ghost town in 1909 when its population plummeted to 50 people? Just 20 years earlier, it was a booming frontier town with 1,000-plus residents, growing alongside near neighbors Hurst and Euless. But a wartime boom helped Bedford rebound, and has since become a thriving city of 50,000 residents with some of the best-looking affordable homes in the area. Case in point, for this week’s Suburb Sunday, we found these three great homes ranging from $275,000 to $360,000.

Sunroom Retreat Perfect for Year-round Bliss

Address: 3101 Andrew Court, Bedford

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • 2,887 square feet
  • $359,900

If you’ve been looking for a great single story in the mid-cities, you’ll want to drop by this home from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 for an Open House. Beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown molding, and custom fixtures are just some of the details that make this 1995-built home feel very well cared for. The open floor plan features an updated kitchen with breakfast bar, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a walk-in pantry. The huge master suite has been remodeled with new lighting, tile, and granite. It has a separate shower and garden tub, and separate vanities. The large sunroom is vented for AC and heat and can be used year-round. This home is zoned for Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD.

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This week’s Suburb Sunday takes us to an exurb actually, Addison. While this four-square-mile Dallas County city is often known for its abundant restaurants and entertainment, you can find some great homes here with plenty of amenities. Here are three homes for sale in Addison that satisfy family life, provide a great starter home, or offer low-maintenance living for those constantly on the go.

 

Beautiful Family Home With an Even Better Backyard

Address: 14775 Chancey Street, Addison

  • Four bedrooms, four baths
  • 2,946 square feet
  • $524,900

You’ll love the custom touches in this 1993-built traditional two-story in Addison’s Chatham Court. But one of the best parts of living in Addison and this home particularly is paying a reduced one-time fee to gain access to Addison Athletic Club, which offers indoor and outdoor pools, indoor basketball, racketball, indoor track, weight room, exercise classes, and seasonal events.

The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel Thermador Professional appliances, including a four-burner gas stove, convection oven, warming tray, and built-in microwave, as well as a GE under-counter wine cooler refrigerator. Custom touches include a built-in wine rack and slide out cabinet shelves.

The expansive backyard has a louvered pergola covered patio and a stone fire pit with seating. This home is zoned for Dallas ISD in the attendance zones for Bush Elementary, Walker Middle School, and W.T. White High School.

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For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we land in Las Colinas — a suburb that’s not actually a city at all, but a master-planned community located in the entirety of Irving. Built in the 70s, it was one of the first planned communities in the country, and for a time, one of the largest in the south. Las Colinas is just perfectly located in the hub of the Metroplex, just 10 minutes away from D/FW International Airport. For your perusal, we’ve picked out some lovely homes in three great neighborhoods in the Las Colinas area. Which do you see yourself in?

Hackberry Estate Five-Bedroom Has Great Curb Appeal

Address: 7319 Bradford Pear Drive, Irving

  • Five bedrooms, four baths
  • 3,850 square feet
  • $499,999

The unique corner-set front door portico is the first thing that jumps out at you as you walk up to this 2000-built home in well-established Hackberry Creek. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances including Jenn-Air gas cooktop, electric oven, built-in microwave, and refrigerator, plus freshly-painted cabinets, granite countertops, and a large breakfast area and bar seating that looks onto the family room. Updates to this home include new carpet, tankless water heater, new roof, gutters, Nest thermostat, Ring doorbell, and new washer and dryer.

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Grapevine is a fascinating suburb with real estate ranging from historic homes to brand new construction to luxury lake living. Here are three vastly different styled homes in Grapevine for this week’s Suburb Sunday: A soft contemporary, a mid-century ranch style, and a Victorian home.

A Perfect Combo of Style and Location

Address: 3001 Old Mill Run, Grapevine

  • Three bedrooms, three baths
  • 2,615 square feet
  • $439,900

This 1982-built soft contemporary home offers spacious living with an open flow for entertaining. Exception features include an expansive foyer, 20-foot fireplace, open staircase and catwalk, and loft study. The previous owners spent time and attention making the backyard a perfect private oasis with fireplace, solar screen, wiring for tv and sound, professional lighting, stonework, and landscaping.

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Highland Village is a beautiful suburb lining the southwest shores of Lake Lewisville, full of beautiful homes ranging from $300,000 to $1 million, but today’s selections for Suburb Sunday have a common theme: The lakefront fort you always wanted. These three unique homes embrace lake living with rich woods, stunning views of the water, and architecture that’s one with nature.

A Backyard You Wouldn’t Believe

Address: 426 Remington Drive, Highland Village

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 3,322 square feet
  • $520,000

We’ll start with the best part of this home, the backyard oasis. Walk out onto the multi-level backyard and descend down the stairs to find a beautifully shaded wood deck, pool, and spa (with new equipment in 2017).  A corner lattice-covered sitting area by the spa gives this backyard a retreat-like feel. Plus, there’s an enclosed air-conditioned cabana with cable and audio setup. All of this, plus a spacious four-bedroom with two living areas, a double-door office, wood-deck balcony, and large garage with shelving.

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Soft contemporary
Shelby: I’m a sucker for 1980s soft contemporary homes, so this year-end round-up of 2018’s best Suburb Sunday features my personal favorite suburban homes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

1960s Suburban Homes

Address: 2885 Meadow Port Drive, Farmers Branch

  • Four bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • 2,302 square feet
  • $420,000

The exterior of this 1962 home looks like a traditional red-brick home, but the interior was renovated to the bones with a dramatic open stairway that wows as you walk in. Grey walls with white trim throughout, plus an on-trend kitchen with grey and white granite counters, and stainless appliances. The dining room features a unique shiplap accent walls and custom lighting. Access to anywhere since this lovely home is located near Josey Lane and Interstate 635 Service Road.

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