Haverford Front

University Terrace is a total deal, folks. Not only do you have a great community with access to mass transit, White Rock Lake, excellent bike trails, and great shopping nearby, but you also are inside the Lakewood attendance area with Lakewood Elementary and Woodrow Wilson High School — both of which are award-winning DISD campuses.

Haverford Living

Imagine all of that for just $229,000 and you have 7209 Haverford, a super-cute remodeled ranch listed by Becky Frey. This home is a three-bedroom, two-bath vision with fresh paint, gorgeous refinished wood floors, and an adorable eat-in kitchen.

Haverford Dining

Seriously, this home is straight out of a catalog and staged to perfection with subtle “greige” shades on the walls and white accents with dark wood furniture. And I would expect nothing less from Becky Frey, who is known for her amazing listings. And she is absolutely right that this home is a bargain — priced to sell! With marble, subway tile, and tons of cute details, I have to agree that this ranch has everything a buyer could want an amazing price.

Haverford Kichen

With 1,352 square feet, this 1956 ranch may seem small on paper, but it definitely feels larger inside. It has a two-car garage and a storage shed, as well as a covered patio area outside the eat-in kitchen. The home has been opened, up, too, allowing for more light to filter through the windows and into the home.

Haverford Breakfast

I think is a gorgeous house at a great price with tons of hidden benefits. What about you?

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Rockhurst Front

A friend of mine once lived in University Terrace before he and his wife had twins, after which they needed buckets more space than their three-bedroom home could offer. I’ve always loved the neighborhood, mainly because it’s so accessible for commuting but still feels very private.

Across Northwest Highway from Merriman Park, you get all the convenience of living near the White Rock DART station without having train tracks in your backyard. Another added benefit of the location is your proximity to brand new trails erected around White Rock Lake that can take you and your bike to Lake Highlands and beyond.

Rockhurst Living

At 7338 Rockhurst you’ll find a great little house that has wonderful bones and is inside the Lakewood Elementary attendance area — a boon if you have a child starting school next year, considering that Lakewood Elementary is experiencing a resurgence of parent support, so you can save a few bucks on private school tuition.

Rockhurst Dining

And while this home will need some TLC to get it up to date, it has great bones and fabulous location, so keep that in mind. This three-bedroom, two-bath home is listed with Re/Max About Dallas agent Ken Lampton for $235,000.

Rockhurst Kitchen

Look past the dark paint and mis-matched furniture and you’ll see a great opportunity to remodel, folks. With oak floors in the dining area and bedrooms, and ceramic tile elsewhere, this house feels light and clean despite the dark green dining room paint and odd accent wall. The kitchen is tidy and a little small, but that can be fixed. In fact, I foresee this being the fastest remodel in history, considering that the master bath and kitchen are the only rooms that require any major attention.

Rockhurst Master Bath

What will really catch your eye is the huge backyard. The deck leads to an enormous grassy area, where kids can play and barbecues can go on late into the night. Seriously, it’s a wonderful size, a rarity, really, considering that most backyards in Dallas are postage stamps!

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So what do you think? Good investment?

Tax-free weekend has come and gone, and the new school year looms like the dark clouds above us. Well, at least that’s the case if you’re young enough to be heading back to school. I’m sure there are several mothers and fathers and caregivers out there that are intensely delighted about the impending school year.

Perhaps, though, there’s a family out there that is craving more space, whose young tribe needs a home with room to stretch and play in a great Dallas ISD attendence zone, to boot. For those kind of needs, I think University Terrace is a perfect neighborhood. This quiet enclave of ranch homes sandwiched by Northwest Highway and DART’s Blue Line tracks is full of great properties that have been meticulously updated.

The average property value of University Terrace is in the middle range for the Lakewood area, averaging in the mid $200K to $300K range. There’s an active crime watch and tons of young families. You’re really close to shopping, with the Medallion Center just down Northwest Highway, and if cycling is your thing, White Rock Lake is a stone’s throw away.

For all those commuters out there, you’re within walking distance of the White Rock DART station, which will save you money and headaches! If you have misgivings about living close to a DART line, know this: The right-of-way for the tracks includes a greenbelt separating homes from the rails. And the trains are pretty quiet, too.

The house itself, 7318 Rockhurst Drive, is 2,227 square feet and move-in ready. The kitchen is fully updated, with gleaming tile, fresh counters, and stainless steel appliances, including built-in double ovens. You can tell from the openness, there’s been extensive remodeling. The kitchen, living, and dining rooms flow together, all brightened by two full-light double doors leading to the covered patio, which is perfect for parties.

There are three bedrooms and two baths, and a den that is a great family room right off of the kitchen. I honestly wouldn’t change a thing about the house, because with kids just starting school who has the time?!