Oak Cliff TudorNorth Oak Cliff is one of the most sought-after areas in the DFW housing market, which makes it hotter than a fur coat in July. Houses regularly go under contract in a matter of days, and prices have increased substantially over the past five years in many of its neighborhoods.

The list of reasons to love North Oak Cliff could be its own blog post, but here are a select few:

  • The huge array of houses, in a variety of architectural styles
  • Unusual topography—actual hills!—and mature trees
  • The kind of neighborhoods where people know the names of the kids two doors down, like Ravinia Heights, West Kessler, and Winnekta Heights
  • Walkable neighborhoods, like Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves
  • An abundance of older homes with character, stories, and distinct looks
  • Proximity to downtown Dallas, Uptown, and other central areas of the city
  • The sense of it being an “up-and-coming” area of Dallas, with charisma and energy

Because so many people have realized the charms of the area, finding a property for under $200K can be a challenge. But there are still neighborhoods in North Oak Cliff where’s that’s possible. Sunset Hill is one of them, where the 2-1 at 2752 Catherine St. is located, near Hampton and 12th Street.

This North Oak Cliff Tudor is 1,263 square feet, updated with a new kitchen, but still retaining wonderful vintage charm, like arched doorways and original light fixtures flanking the fireplace. It is newly listed by Matt Watson with Dallasy.com, LLC for $175,000.

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2839 Burlington Front

Immensely cute. That’s my shoot-from-the-hip description of this Oak Cliff cottage. Located in Sunset View, just outside Ravinia Heights in the North Cliff Conservation District, this home is in an excellent location for anyone who wants to be both in close proximity to downtown Dallas and be near the festivals and shops in the Bishop Arts District.

2839 Burlington Living

This adorable house clocks in at 1,464 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and tons of updates and upgrades. Several major components have been replaced recently, including the HVAC system, the roof, and the windows. That will save a new buyer tons of money in the long run. Speaking of money, 2839 Burlington Blvd. is priced at an affordable $198,000. I think that’s a great price point for this home, which is marketed by the knowledgeable Brian Davis of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

2839 Burlington Dining

The kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances, as well as gorgeous cabinets and designer paint. I love how this home has plenty of color but doesn’t seem overwhelming. It’s not all beige and gray, but it’s not exactly fuschia and tangerine, either.

2839 Burlington Kitchen

The original hardwood floors throughout this home have been restored, which adds to the vintage charm of this home. While this home was built in 1939, the open layout of the living and dining areas belies a careful renovation.

2839 Burlington Master

The master bedroom is a decent size considering the age of the home, and the master bath is modest. But it’s the rich color on the walls and the modern tile selections that make this master suite stand out.

2839 Burlington Bath

The backyard, which is a landscaper’s dream, is a blank slate save for the party-friendly deck. It’s large enough for Fido to enjoy and still leave plenty of room for a vegetable garden and maybe even a chicken coop.

2839 Burlington Backyard