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  • M Streets, Dallas, Texas

    Posted Under: General Area in Dallas, Quality of Life in Dallas, Home Buying in Dallas  |  December 15, 2012 2:57 PM  |  2,068 views  |  No comments
    M Street is a neighborhood in Dallas that comprises the area from White Rock Lake to the business district. M Streets homes provides you and your family with an exciting lifestyle featuring culture, outdoor recreation, exciting unique shopping and an array of dining experiences. Sometimes considered edgy, the excitement of this neighborhood is profound and beckons to all.

    Community

    The M Streets are a special place to call home; culture abounds in the nearby Arts District, where residents can visit the Morton Meyerson Symphony Hall, the Dallas Museum of Art and Sculpture garden, Windspear Opera House, The CityArts Festival, and much more. Outdoor cafes, the movies at Mockingbird Station, shopping at Highland Park Village and the fun of downtown are all part of living here. Neighbors gather on the front porch in this friendly community. Close to the central business district, this community offers ease of transportation as well as a fun lifestyle.

    Recreation

    Enjoy nearby White Rock Lake for hiking trails and fabulous biking as well as water sports and boating. A short distance from the neighborhood, White Rock Lake is considered a jewel of the city.

    The Schools

    Children here attend school as part of the DISD, which includes James Fannin Elementary, Lipscomb Elementary, Robert E. Lee Elementary, James Bonham Elementary and Dallas Can Academy. Private schools include St. Thomas Aquinas School. Private schools can be found nearby.

    Real Estate

    One can find fine town house living as well as single family residences among the homes for sale here. Housing choices in the neighborhood include properties from the 1920s and include Craftsman Bungalows, Tudors, Mediterranean Revival, Colonial Revival and more contemporary homes built after World War II. The ambiance of the past makes the M Streets a charming place to live, and the convenient location and excitement nearby adds to the appeal. Homes for sale here now are affordable and a great investment in lifestyle as well as family living. As a popular neighborhood in the city, all the convenience, amenities and fun of urban living can be found in M Street real estate. Explore the diverse selection of outstanding properties now.
  • Small Town Living in Elmendorf in San Antonio, Texas

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in San Antonio, Market Conditions in San Antonio, Home Buying in San Antonio  |  December 16, 2010 6:49 AM  |  877 views  |  No comments
    There is an old time feeling that resonates from the state of Texas, with the city of San Antonio well developed from the past, with several qualities of the older years. The 1900’s have seen extreme urbanization and development of San Antonio, with several different preservation and renovation efforts currently in place to ensure that the various historical districts are able to grow and prosper even today. There are certainly many different communities found within San Antonio, many serving as incorporated towns that have grown well in the economically strong city.

    Anyone interested in living in San Antonio is going to take deep consideration into the various incorporated towns throughout the county, with several located within Bexar County. Just seventeen miles from the downtown San Antonio area, Elmendorf plays a large role in the growth and development of the expansive city. Established in 1885 after Henry Elmendorf, the small town began to grow and within 5 years maintained a population of 50 with various venues located throughout, including a hotel serving San Antonio visitors even then.

    By 1914, the small incorporated town within San Antonio had rapidly grown to a population of 300, several general stores, and an added cotton gin feeding to the economy within the area. The population remained consistent until the 50’s when there began several fluctuations within the town. Time has served the area well, however, as there is now a booming population of 6,494, with several businesses, homes, and schools located throughout.

    The area is now a middle income, lower expense area with a median income of $35,078, just under the county average. The median home value in Elmendorf is around $77,000, well below that of the state, nation, and county. Homes are typically older than the national and state average, with homes from the 1800’s, during the first years of American settlement in San Antonio. The cost of living in the area is also a bit lower than the average in the county and city of San Antonio.

    The best quality of Elmendorf to most residents is the peaceful nature of the area with the privacy from the busy metro area of San Antonio. The short commute to downtown San Antonio also adds great quality to the area, with many residents seeking the several yearly events within the big city as well as the various shopping outlets and attractions that continue to emerge within San Antonio.

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