North Dallas Popular Areas to Live

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Keller Williams North Dallas

Considering a move to Dallas?  Already in Dallas and considering a move to another area?  There are plenty of options to choose from if you are taking a blank canvas approach.  Some of you are ahead of the game and know exactly where you want to move.  If this does not apply to you, allow me to introduce you to North Dallas...   

What is North Dallas?  For the sake of this Blog, I am referring to the area North of I-635, South of George Bush Turnpike (HW 190), West of I-75, and East of Josey Ln.  Some of what I will be referring to can also include parts of Lake Highland (RISD).    

Entry price for this area starts at around 210K and goes all the way up to millions.  For those of you that are handy or that are looking for investment property that needs a little love, you can typically find something in the area at a lower entry price.    

This area is typically either Richardson ISD or Plano ISD, at the South Western quadrant of our little square it is Dallas ISD.  Cities include Dallas, Addison, East Carrollton and Richardson. 
So why this area?  Why do I love this area so much?   

Lets Start With North Dallas and Addison..                                                         North Dallas Home

North Dallas is booming and booming and booming.  Why?  Great schools, easy access to Tollway and I-75 and George Bush, and the airport.  North Dallas and Addison have a unique combination of towering office buildings, upscale shopping, beautifully landscaped residential communities, award-winning parks, 22 hotels and over 170 restaurants, all within a 5 minute drive from anywhere in town. Addison is located 13 miles north of downtown Dallas, 16 miles northeast of DFW airport, 11 miles north of Love Field airport and about a mile from The Dallas Galleria.   

Addison - 80's to New Construction, A great variety of Single Family, Patio Homes and Duplexes, Townhomes and Condominiums.  Tons and Tons of shopping and restaurants, nightlife, family friendly festivals...everything that you want to do, Addison can more than likely provide.  
North Dallas- 60's to 90's, Great assortment of 1 story large homes on generous lots and wonderful established mature tree filled communities.  Most desirable locations are North of Beltline, South of George Bush, East of Tollway and West of Coit.  In that quadrant, a price range from 200K to over 2 million can be found.  This area boasts exemplary schools and is New Family or First/Move-Up Home Buyer friendly                                           
Richardson- 50's to 70's construction; the area of discussion is North of Spring Valley, South of George Bush Turnpike, West of I-75 and East of Coit.  This area is filled with charm and presents the best opportunity for the entry-level buyer.  This area is referred to as Richardson Heights for the most part and is loaded with charm.  Richardson Heights has been one of the hottest areas in North Dallas for a number of years.  The value for your dollars ranks among the best.  The community is surrounded by wonderful schools and families of all ages.  Logistically for the money, this area can't be beat.  Easy access to George Bush, I-75 and Tollway.  The is ample shopping and sits within 5 minutes of Super Target and all of your major shopping outlets.   

Take some time, sit down and explore through these areas on MLS.  I love questions as they provide a learning opportunity for all of us...   

Chris Lee
Keller Williams
My Website
North Dallas
972-788-0000
chrislee@kw.com

 

Comments (1)

David Selman
Selman Home Inspections, Inc. - Dallas, TX
Certified Master Home Inspector

Chris - You are so right! Dallas is a great place to live and do business. I love doing home inspections in North Dallas. Everything from rental properties to mansions. Great area with everything to offer.

Mar 17, 2010 03:54 AM