Up and coming neighborhoods near city
By - jrauck
You’re most likely going to be in the same situation you left in Houston with that price range (living in the suburbs). Unless you’re okay with safety issues or downsizing to a townhouse/condo.
Thanks! I will definitely check those out... other than price is there a particular reason you chose that area?
Probably East Dallas is the area that fits your criteria. M Streets, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, East Dallas.
East Dallas you'll be able to find solid 3/2s in your price range.
- 2-10 min drive/10 min walk to Lower Greenville
- 10 min drive to Uptown/Downtown areas.
- 2/3 DART Rail lines - Red/Orange and Green? (Might be blue)
- Bike/Walking paths
- Some shops/bars/restaurants are walkable depending on specific area you're able to get a house in.
Edit to say: umm... your comment on finding something "undervalued" is just straight up not going to happen right now. You'd probably need to wait 12-18 months to find any sort of a deal.
People are listing their houses *across the country* for a decent sale price. Nearly everyone I've heard of buying a house to live in themselves is paying 20-30k OVER asking price.
So you guys are dreaming if you think now is the time to buy a house at good value.
Lakewood and M Streets will be out of budget. Lakewood is around double the budget. M Streets is still probably one or two hundred k over budget.
Old Lake Highlands, Lochwood, L-Streets, Hillridge and a few other areas.
I’m a realtor with Compass here in town.
An off market listing popped in my feed today in a nice area in Lake Highlands. It will need work.
Fair. There might be some townhouses closer to 450k
If we have to wait that is perfectly fine, just trying to find areas to look when we check out dallas, so when the time is right we can jump on a home. Completely aware of the housing crisis as we sold our home for over asking and 100k over what we bought it for 2 years ago.
I use to live in some pretty rough areas in houston, so wouldn't mind a rougher neighborhood either as long as the future looks positive for the area (people fixing up homes, slowly cleaning up the area)
Thanks for the areas you sent though, I will definitely check them out!
There's some gentrification going on the south parts of Dallas if that's what you're looking for.
And for the "rougher" parts... don't worry, we have plenty of those around here. The neighborhoods I mentioned are all in the City of Dallas. So if you want rough, all you have to do is walk 5 min from any of the nicest part of Dallas and you can take a lovely stabbing and mugging.
You're going to be looking at the same issue.
And with Dallas being more dense and higher in cost than Houston, I'd say itll be hard to find any luck unless you're looking at downsizing or finding a townhome.
Now you might have luck in a Core city like Garland, or Irving, But even then Little to no luck
You can definitely find something in that price range in Dallas, but it's getting harder by the day. It won't be anything more that a starter home and I wouldn't expect it to be more than 1500 sqft.
Anything you want will be overvalued - by a lot.
Bishop Arts / Lakewood / Uptown / Las Colinas might be worth looking at. Coppell as well if you want a house.
I was looking slightly south/east of the bishop arts area, houses definitely in the price range. Was this area not recommended because it's a rough neighborhood?
Holy shit you don't wanna go SE of BA by much ha.... North maybe. Best thing to do is get a hotel / airbnb for a weekend or two in a neighborhood you're considering. You should know fairly quickly if it's NOT right for you.
Even if you don't have kids - a great resource for getting. a 'feel for an area - sex offender search by zip code
just punched in 75203 ( SE of BA) - 89 registered sex offenders. Probably not a great place to live...... especially considering only 10% or so are even caught.... so how many probably are there, if these are also convicted and registered?
Old lake Highlands still has some homes in your price range, they're older and you might need to do some renovations, but it's beautiful and depending on where you are it's walkable.
Check out anything along peavy after it switches from being mockingbird on the north side of white rock lake
Fair Park and the Medical District are both trying to gentrify. Both are generally unsafe areas but if the gentrification is what you are after you will find it there.
Lmao no one replying here understands what “up and coming means”.
Cedars neighborhood just south of downtown is the answer to your question.
Jesus, thank you! I had a few people PM me so others wouldn't hate on them, but Cedars has definitely been in those comments...
Have you thought about San Antonio?
We actually took a trip to SA a week ago, and my wife said virtually nothing has changed since she moved there 5 or so years ago.
Also to add the median income is quite a bit less than dallas/austin, while houses are in similar price ranges as Dallas (talked to a few realtors/investors).
I'm in Tech and wife is a Mechanic Engineer, so trying to find cities that we could work just in case our jobs go south.
Ah that makes sense. I lived in San Antonio for a while and I LOVED it. I was also in my 20’s and worked in media with bartending on the side, so it was a nonstop party for me lol. Depending on where you are there’s a lot of what you’re describing available. But if you’re in tech, I guess Dallas is probably better suited for your needs.
That's actually why we looked as well, when my wife lived there she lived in converse and absolutely loved it as well, she just expected it to have been cleaned up a bit since then. I was looking at the stats of median income, house values, ect. and there's a lot better places on paper.