Urban Living in Dallas

Life at The Top For Well Below $300K? See You Soon, Cedars

By Nikki Barringer / September 15, 2020 / 4 Comments

Did you ever watch Diff’rent Strokes and whisper to yourself with steely determination, “The Penthouse … someday.” Well, buddy, today is that day. Your top-level dreams are about to come true with this 810-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 2007-built condo.  One entire wall of this space is windows, the ceilings are soaring, and the hardwoods are reclaimed […]

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Dear NTTA: Time to Trade-In Tolls For Tickets

By Jon Anderson / July 31, 2019 / 2 Comments

You’re the North Texas Tollway Authority, so I get that you’re unlikely to walk a lot to clear your head. But as a minimal driver, I get plenty of walk/think time in. I was re-reminded recently of your debacle in trying to put a useless tollway down the Trinity River – an automotive Schlitterbahn if […]

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Newly Opened Novel Bishop Arts is Setting a High Bar

By Amanda Popken / May 31, 2019 / 1 Comment

With all the new development around the Bishop Arts District, there’s some steep competition coming online in the apartment market. From the get-go, Crescent Communities has worked hard to set themselves apart. I remember sitting in Rob Shearer’s living room probably two years ago with a handful of other neighborhood residents, to meet with Michael […]

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Glamorous Townhome in Cascada Offers Chic Entertaining

By Joanna England / May 16, 2018 / 2 Comments

When Phillip Murrell told me he had a new listing, of course I was intrigued. This go-getting Dave Perry-Miller agent has been representing some amazing properties lately, so I had to know what was going to be hitting MLS soon. Murrell offered me a chance to tour his latest, but only proffered a single photo […]

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How the New Bishop Arts Gateway Project Will Really Change the Bishop Arts District… How Do We Keep the Sky From Falling?

By Amanda Popken / June 1, 2015 / 22 Comments

We knew this day was coming. The day we’d see new construction of high-density, mixed-use projects all over North Oak Cliff. We rezoned less than a year ago to allow the growth we knew was coming, and hopefully have some control over how it transpires. So here we are, faced with a developer wanting to listen […]

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Congress for The New Urbanism is in Town, Here’s How You Can Join in For Free

By Amanda Popken / April 29, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Congress for the New Urbanism’s 23rd annual Congress (CNU 23), is in Dallas-Fort Worth this week, today through Saturday. CNU is the nation’s leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development; sustainable communities; and healthier living conditions. This year’s theme, “Meeting the Demand for Walkability,” was coined after learning that 68 percent of D/FW residents of all […]

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