Multigenerational living

At The Shelby Residences’ recent fall social event, pictured above, residents of all ages mingled on the rooftop deck together. All photos courtesy of The Shelby Residences.

Multigenerational living is a big buzzword in the housing market, as Baby Boomers move in with their kids, adult children move in with their parents, and everyone figures out how to live together harmoniously.

But in the world of condos, that’s rarely the situation. Most condo buildings seem to have a demographic they attract, and residents tend to be around the same age.

That’s not the case at The Shelby Residences in East Dallas’ University Crossing neighborhood. We recently attended their fall social event and noticed the huge range of residents, from college students to folks past retirement.

This is a big achievement for The Shelby, a 55-unit building just renovated with phase I sales starting in the summer of 2015. The building had been apartments, but the Marquis Group purchased it and decided to do an overhaul into chic condo living, said Denise Edmondson, Principal Broker and Sales Director for PowerPlay Texas, which works with Marquis Group to sell condos at The Shelby Residences.

“It’s an interesting case study, seeing everyone meld together and get along as one community,” Edmondson said. “Everyone has a common thread with healthy, active urban living—The Shelby Residences appeal to all ages.”


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The Shelby Residences offers sleek, chic urban living in East Dallas’ University Crossing neighborhood. It’s about to get even better with the unveiling of their new rooftop deck during a fall social on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Take in the stunning downtown Dallas views from this newly completed space, with multiple seating areas and fire pits. While you’re there, take a tour of the model home, designed by Cheryl Ketner Interiors, along with several of the remaining 10 homes available for purchase.

The evening will include a festive fall theme, courtesy of West Elm, whose designers will be decorating the Owners’ Lounge and Rooftop Deck with new fall accessories. One of their designers will be onsite to answer any questions about West Elm’s products and give design tips.

“The fall social will also feature DJ and Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent Jeff Mitchell, popular from ‘Decks on the Park,’ spinning tunes to keep the vibe fun and social,” said The Shelby Residences’ Sales Director Denise Edmondson. “Our visitors can indulge in a free craft beer tasting from Firestone Walker Brewing, or other spirits, complemented by finger foods from Central Market.”

For those with a thirst for knowledge, don’t miss an update on the Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge from Patrick Sanders, Executive Director of the University Crossing Public Improvement District, at 6:30 p.m. The bridge is under construction just steps from The Shelby Residences and will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood, connecting residents to the shops and restaurants of Mockingbird Station and linking up with trails to Uptown.