DFW's Best Live, Work & Play Communities & Neighborhoods

Posted by Kenneth G. Cox on Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 8:00pm

Live, Work, and Play Urban Communities in DFW

In today’s ultra competitive real estate world, making sure new home communities address all the needs, wants, and desires of modern home buyers is an essential part of a developer’s job, especially in an urban setting like Dallas-Fort Worth.

Incorporating public transportation, eco-friendly features, resort-style amenities, and of course chic and stylish living spaces are all part of the equation when it comes new-age urban housing developments that allow residents to live, work, and play all in one location, and it’s this exact combination that’s now becoming more popular than ever in places all over the country.

As we move further into 2015 and beyond, younger home buyers are critical for the overall health of the industry, and as more and more are finally considering making the transition from renting to owning, it’s becoming quite evident that they’re after more than just an adequate living space. A lively atmosphere, walkability, nearby amenities, and LOTS of entertainment options are playing a big role in where people decide to move now, and if you’re looking for DFW’s hottest live, work, and play urban-style communities, a good place to start your home search might be in one of these fabulous all-in-one neighborhoods/developments that are taking the DFW real estate market by storm:

West Village Urban District - Dallas

West Village has grown tremendously since it was first developed all the way back in 2001. Today, the West Village retail district has over 250,000 square feet of space, and right around 100 individual shops, restaurants, and personal care retailers. Oh, and did we mention it’s also a pretty cool place to live too? [Start viewing West Village real estate listings here>>]

Uptown District - Dallas

The Uptown District in downtown Dallas is no doubt one of the hottest places to call home right now. With several new apartment developments currently in the works combined with it’s awesome walkability and urban ambiance, it easy to see why home buyers and renters alike are flocking to this insanely trendy part of the city. [Start viewing Dallas Uptown real estate listings here>>>]

Sundance Square - Fort Worth

Situated in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square offers the best shopping, dining, and entertainment venues in the entire Fort Worth area. Sundance Square Plaza alone features 55,000 ft.² of outdoor seating, landscaping, and park space, and if all that’s not enough, there’s also a theatre, art gallery, and just about every other amenity you can think of here. If you’re lucky enough to live close to Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, chances are “boredom” won't often be a word used in your vocabulary. [Start viewing real estate listings near Sundance Square in Fort Worth here>>>]

Austin Ranch - North Dallas

A master planned community that features apartments, luxury homes, retail space, office space, and an awfully convenient location just 1 mile west of the North Dallas Tollway, Austin Ranch encompasses 19 acres of the most authentic and picturesque natural landscape you’ll find anywhere in Texas. From luxury homes to affordable apartments, if you can’t find what you’re looking for in Austin Ranch, it probably doesn’t exist. [Search available home listings near Austin Ranch in The Colony>>>]

Bishop Arts District - Dallas

One of the more eclectic parts of downtown Dallas, the Bishop Arts District is home to over 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, cafés, theaters, and art galleries. Although it’s a small shopping and entertainment district that isn’t considered one of Dallas’ largest neighborhoods, it’s certainly still one of its most sought after among homebuyers looking for a little bit of culture mixed in with where they happen to call home. [Search active MLS listings in the Bishop Arts District here>>>]

Lakeside - Flower Mound

As one of the hottest new master planned communities that combines the best of both urban and suburban living, Lakeside is a unique and diverse project that is re-shaping the Flower Mound real estate market. Once finished, retail and commercial space will be combined with all different kinds of residential housing that includes lofts, condos, single-family homes, and even apartment rentals. [Learn more about the Lakeside community in Flower Mound here>>>]

Dallas Design District - Dallas

Easily one of the most underrated parts of downtown Dallas, the Dallas Design District is still an up-and-coming neighborhood that has undergone a series of changes over the past 10 to 15 years. After significant urban revitalization and ongoing development that features both residential and commercial developments, the Dallas Design District is poised to become one of the hottest neighborhoods to live, work, and play all in one location. [Start searching Dallas Design District real estate for sale>>>]




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