Birchbrook Manor is a Condo complex of 62 units located at the intersection of Matilda St and Birchbrook. just east of the intersection of Lovers Lane and Greenville Ave in East Dallas TX. All the units have two bedrooms, two bathrooms. Some units have two living areas but the majority of the units have a one-living area floor plan. The complex is arranged around two different interior courtyards, one with a pool, one without. An additional row of units run down the north side of Birchbrook Street. The view out the street facing windows of those units is very pleasant.
The complex is two short blocks from Central Market, the HEB-owned destination grocery store designed to go toe-to-toe with Whole Foods. http://www.centralmarket.com/Stores/Dallas.aspx/ Tom Thumb and Krogers both have flagship stores within easy driving distance. The Lovers Lane Lighrail station is 3 blocks away.
The floorplans also show up in several other condo complexes in the area. Those complexes are Sandhurst Manor, Sandhurst Plaza, Williamsburg II and Birchbrook II.
Both floorplans have generous closets. There are walk-in closets in both bedrooms, a hall linen closet and a coat closet by the front door.
Each unit has a large patio that is approximately 7x20'. That is big enough for lots of potted plants and outdoor living. It isn't big enough to legally have a barbecue grill because the City of Dallas regulations require that grills be more than 10' away from the walls of a habitation. The reason for that should be completely obvious!
Built in the late 1960s, the individual units did not have washer-drier connections. There are coin-operated washer-driers in the back-stairs area that is shared by the 4 units that open onto that stairway. As of the date this blog entry was posted, the HOA regulations permit the retrofitting of a Washer-drier connections into the individual units, with certain restrictions.
Each unit has two covered parking spaces. The complex employes a porter who does a great job keeping the grounds swept. He is also responsible for door-side garbage pick-up twice weekly.
For information about condos for sale in Birchbrook Manor Condos as well as other condos for sale in East Dallas or other areas of the metroplex, check out the Condo link in my website at http://www.allhomesdallas.com/
As is the case with many buildings built during the late 1960s through the late 1970s, Birchbrook Manor has alunimum wiring. As is always the case with alunimum wiring, it is wise to have a licensed electrician periodically inspect the plugs and junction boxes.
The complex has a two-pet limit as well as a dog-size limit.
For the complex website, as well as access to community rules and restrictions, go to http://www.birchbrookmanor.com/index.html
For information about other condos in the area, see my blog posting at http://actvra.in/DbC
The complex is in the Dallas ISD attendance area for Stonewall Jackson, J L Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Jackson Elementary is a magnet school for Deaf Ed. The entire student body learns sign language. Woodrow is accredited for the International Baccalaureate program. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson_High_School_%28Dallas,_Texas%29
Birchbrook Manor Condos is a great place to live in East Dallas!