Whether moving across town or across the country, it’s important for you and your family and friends to have an agent you can trust. We are part of an exclusive network of real estate professionals that operate throughout North America and are committed to serving and providing value to clients before, during and after the transaction. Our Great Cities, Great Homes series is intended to introduce you to Realtors in our network as they give you a glimpse into life in different areas of the country.
Big D is brash, stylish and cosmopolitan, a city with a well earned reputation for fashion, luxury shopping and flashy prosperity. With one of the world’s most impressive collections of 20th Century architecture, its soaring modern skyscrapers and palatial mansions are anything but subtle. Yet Dallas as a city possesses a Southern grace, Texas style. Its districts, from soulful Deep Ellum to eclectic Victory Park, add range and texture to the Dallas urban experience. With world-class performing arts groups, a vibrant culinary culture and the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks, the city is full of discoveries.
Living in the Dallas Metroplex means a full life with lots of things to do. Families here are involved and committed to the area. No snow means year round activity. We might get down to freezing during the winter, but winter doesn’t stop anything from happening here, except maybe the occasional Superbowl, and then only a small impact.
A fast-growing real estate market, and one that did not take nearly the downturn that most of the country experienced, Dallas offers contemporary metropolitan living in the revived downtown district that anchors the city center. Renovated lofts are a mainstay of the new urban living available in downtown Dallas along with high-rise condos and townhomes offering hip and affordable housing amidst Dallas’ nightlife, restaurants and shops. Oak Lawn, Uptown Dallas and the West End Historic and Arts Districts are spearheading the renewal of a vibrant city center. Popular suburbs surround Dallas from trendy University Park and Cockrell Hill to the expansive homes of Preston Hollow and Lake Highlands.
While out looking at homes, it is always a treat to take a ride through the Park Cities of Highland Park and University Park, where most high profile folks live. And don’t miss Swiss Avenue, where the pilot to the GCB series was filmed. Homes there are classic dating back to the 1910 and 1920s, and remain as stately and attractive as they were back then. Speaking of television shows that have brought Dallas some notoriety, you can’t miss a tour of Southfork Ranch, the site of all the exterior scenes in the famous TV show “Dallas”. They have quite a bit of show memorabilia there and the house inside and out is nicely preserved from the era of the show. And if you are into rodeos and fairs, the Dallas area is home to the State Fair of Texas, and has the largest farriswheel in the western world very near the Cotton Bowl Stadium, and the Mesquite Rodeo is always a great time.
Dallas is an exciting city with much to offer, but not so big that you can’t enjoy everything. We’d love to host you sometime. Bring your 10 gallon hat!
~Wendy & Gary Hulkowich
The Hulkowich Group
RE/MAX DFW Associates
8100 Dallas Pkwy Ste 200
Plano, TX 75024