Renaissance 325 Renaissance 325a Renaissance 325 b Renaissance 325cThe tragic and frightening parking lot collapse at The Renaissance has this unit under the Real Estate microscope. The Renaissance, built in 1998, is one of the largest condo complexes on Turtle Creek, and it usually has a smattering of units for both sale and rent. Average prices look to be about $200 to 250K, and while some are pretty straightforward and simple — like unit #230 for $174,900 — we love this unit #1516 listed with Allie Beth Allman’s Sue Krider for a whopping $375,000. Both are one bedroom, one bath units. 

There are about 605 units in two buildings, concierge services, a huge pool, outside barbecue area, exercise room and spa services. The Renaissance is a relatively affordable way to get a home on Turtle Creek Boulevard. This is the building where you find ownership under many a name-dropping Dallas family name trust — Winspear, Cline, etc. It’s a favorite safe place to plant your child while attending graduate school in Dallas while not breaking the bank or trust fund.

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3225 Turtle Creek A

An address on Turtle Creek Boulevard has a certain cachet in Dallas, and often come at a hefty price tag, so an affordable listing always catches my eye.

In today’s Tuesday Two Hundred, we’re looking at a high-rise condo at 3225 Turtle Creek Boulevard in the Renaissance on Turtle Creek. Unit 620B is priced at $259,000 with 1,154 square feet. It is a 2-2, located on the sixth floor of the south building, which has 16 floors. It is listed by Sue Krider at Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

The Renaissance is located near the intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Turtle Creek, in close proximity to Downtown Dallas, Uptown, Oak Lawn, and the Park Cities. In addition to urban lifestyle options, the condo is also steps from Lee Park and one block from the Beasley entrance to the Katy Trail. The actual Turtle Creek has green spaces, parks, and walking paths, as well.

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Renaissance Balcony

Living on Turtle Creek is seriously the good life. And living in a gorgeous unit inside the Renaissance is perfect. Convenience and luxury, and great views, too. And talk about an excellent value, as this incredible unit on the 16th floor of the Renaissance Tower B has 993 square feet and leases for just $1,700 a month through Dallas-Fort Worth property management experts LocalDwelling.com.

Renaissance Living

You get two floors, with one bedroom and one bath, with the suite down and kitchen and living up in Unit 1613. You also get an amazing balcony from which you can see Turtle Creek and Uptown and beyond. This unit has tons of storage, including full-sized closets and a great eat-in kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

Renaissance Kitchen

The Renaissance is known for its amenities, with a pool, cabana, spa, lounge, and gym all accessible to residents. You also get a 24-hour concierge, valet, and security — perfect for a traveler who prefers a lock-and-leave lifestyle. The location is amazing, with this building within a mile from some of the best shopping and restaurants that Dallas offers.

Just perfect, no?

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No, not that Penthouse! Get your mind out of the gutter! 😉

Seriously, though, this one-bedroom, one-bath penthouse at the Renaissance feels huge with a tiny price tag. Unit No. 1615PH, marketed by Sue Krider of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, is a dream!

There are tons of updates, including a great eat-in kitchen where you won’t mind doing dishes. Why, you ask? Because you get a great view of downtown! And it’s C-H-E-A-P at just $212,000.

Other things to love: This penthouse is two stories, so if you’re entertaining, no need to clean up the bedroom because it’s on another level! This Turtle Creek condo comes with two covered parking spaces, which is pretty awesome in itself. The closet is pretty spacious with an excellent organizer inside.

There’s also a tiled balcony with a view of Turtle Creek. It’s plenty roomy for a bistro set to nibble on breakfast while you sip your coffee.

Now, I’m no expert on HOA fees, so I sometimes get tripped up by them. So tell me: Is $413 monthly too much for this property? Can lofty HOA fees put you off a home you love?