Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown Dallas
Posted August 30th, 2012 | by The Update
Why Downtown: Steve Shepherd, chairman of the Downtown Residents Council, lived in a North Dallas house and an Uptown condo before moving to downtown proper seven years ago. “I’ve never felt like I had ever lived in a neighborhood like this,” he says. “Downtown, we all walk. You know everybody.”
Shannon and Ken Montgomery wanted to make a change with their young daughters. They moved to downtown’s Gables Republic Tower. Perks include no yardwork, consistent utility bills, walking (or scootering) every day, a pool they don’t have to maintain, and a view of the tower clock on the Mercantile building next door. “Go back 25 years, everybody wanted to live in suburbia,” Crawford says. “Now, people in their early 20s to mid-30s all want to be part of this live-work-play urban environment.”
Click here to read the full article on D Magazine. Here are a few noteworthy Downtown Dallas homes for sale now:
Located at the prestigious Mansion Residences, the three bedroom condominium at 2801 Turtle Creek #5E is a stunning design by Bill Booziotis, that exemplified the best in urban living. Sleek, sophisticated spaces and expansive walls with lighting for art make this home a perfect place to display favorite pieces. Exceptional pecan paneling and marble floors throughout, extraordinary cook’s kitchen and two fireplaces, make this home cozy and contemporary. Listed by Anne Goyer (214-457-0417) and LeeLee Gioia (214-616-1791).
It’s no accident that One Arts Plaza shares a street number with the nearby Dallas Museum of Art: the two buildings face each other at opposite ends of Dallas’s vibrant arts district. In between lay the city’s top-tier performing and visual arts institutions – all within walking distance. The home at 1717 Arts Plaza #1915 overlooks it all with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive, covered verandah. Opulent owners’ amenities include a rooftop pool, outdoor lounge, party suite, and fitness center, 24-hour concierge, security and valet service, and private, secure parking. Dining service is available from the collection of four-star restaurants on the building’s ground floor. Listed by Scott Deakins (214-228-3965).
Embark on a journey filled with sky-high views, marble and stone floors and gorgeous chandeliers with this terrace-level home located at the Ritz-Carlton Tower, 2525 Pearl Street #905. This three bedroom, three bath, home features premium finishes including electric shades, hardwood floors, bold marble pillars, and a high-class luxury kitchen. Step outside onto a Lamberts’ designed terrace and enjoy the city view. Nearby, your pampered pooch will enjoy an exclusive dog park while you splash in the rooftop pool. Listed by Bryan Crawford (214-404-8186) and Amanda Crawford (214-212-5070).
The homes above are listed through Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. See briggsfreeman.com/Around-Downtown for more information on these and other homes for sale in Downtown Dallas. Also visit their Uptown/Downtown Dallas office at 2500 Cedar Springs.
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