New year, new you … new home? January is goals season, so there’s no time like now to set your sights on your next move. To kick off 2019, we’ve assembled a list of some of our most popular homes in January—and they’re still on the market. While some of them are more in the dream-on price range, many of them are priced to fit nicely into the average homebuyer budget. Hey, buying a home and being budget-conscious—that’s hitting two 2019 goals with one click.
Dallas, TX – $235,000
Although it’s very much part of the bustling metropolis that is Texas’ third-largest city, Southeast Dallas is also home to striking—and sprawling—natural beauty. Much of the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest is located in the neighborhood (for comparison, New York’s Central Park is a mere 840 acres). In this otherwise modern neighborhood, you’ll find abundant nightlife and restaurants, particularly Mexican and Tex-Mex joints. “I live in a beautiful neighborhood, and anyone would love to live in my area,” says one resident on What Locals Say, our index of firsthand neighborhood insights.
This brand-new, four-bedroom home offers ample space and several standout decorative touches. Check out the custom woodworking over the fireplace and the stylish tiled backsplash in the kitchen.
Los Angeles, CA – $150,000,000
With Bel Air to the west and Beverly Hills to the south, you know you’re in the lap of luxury in Los Angeles’ Beverly Glen neighborhood. Though the bar to entry is certainly high, so is satisfaction among the neighbors—75 percent of What Locals Say residents plan to stay for five years or more. Glen Market offers a friendly neighborhood grocer vibe, and you’re within a stone’s throw of one of the widest assortments of cultural riches in the U.S.
Need some space? Will 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, and a helipad do? If not, perhaps the movie theater, bowling alley, two wine cellars, and seven full-time staffers at this truly breathtaking mansion will sweeten the deal. Oh, and speaking of literally sweetening the deal, there’s a candy wall.
Orlando, FL – $279,000
What Locals Say users agree that Orlando‘s Meadow Woods area is a community where neighbors really care. “When things happen we get together and help each other out,” says one What Locals Say resident, echoing several others. In addition to the strong sense of community, there are also ample amenities. Publix, Family Dollar, CVS, and Walgreens stores are all right in the neighborhood, and a Sunrail commuter train station opened just last year to connect residents to the rest of the Orlando area.
Flanked by palm trees, this Meadow Woods home has a quiet grandeur. Soft, natural light floods the spacious interior, where columns and arches echo the design elements on the home’s exterior. And for maximum relaxation, there’s a screened-in pool nestled into the wooded area behind the home.
Los Angeles, CA – $19,995,000
If name recognition alone doesn’t speak to how iconic Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills community is, it’s home to the Hollywood sign, the Hollywood Bowl, and Universal Studios. Quality cuisine of every variety is in abundance, and you’re in close proximity to everything else central L.A. has to offer. You’re quite likely to have some legendary neighbors too; famous Hollywood Hills residents have included Christina Aguilera, Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, and Sylvester Stallone. Rarified company aside, What Locals Say users say Hollywood Hills is a pleasant and neighborly place to live. “I grew up here and it was a great place to grow up,” says one local. “I miss it every day.”
This stunning architectural masterpiece might make even Sly or Christina jealous. With five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and a breathtaking poolside view of L.A., it’s Hollywood-party ready. The terrazzo and hardwood floors, massive master suite, and movie theater only add to the incredible luxury.
Atlanta, GA – $317,000
Last year, Atlanta Magazine ranked the 300-home Princeton Lakes subdivision on its list of “Where to live now in Atlanta,” and it’s easy to see why. Members of the Princeton Lakes Homeowners Association have access to a clubhouse, four tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. Locals love the community events, including jazz by the pool, garage sales, and neighborhood clubhouse meetings. And the nearby Camp Creek Marketplace shopping center offers everything from a Publix supermarket to an AMC movie theater.
In addition to the benefits of HOA membership, this gorgeous five-bedroom offers a whole new level of elegance. Check out the hardwood floors, granite countertops, chandeliers, fireplace, and come-relax-here deck out back.
Los Angeles, CA – $56,000,000
We’ll bet we can guess what song pops into your head when you hear the name Bel Air, and that’s a testament to the L.A. neighborhood’s status. Those whose lives get flipped-turned upside-down enough to live here are in close proximity to the five-star Hotel Bel-Air, the cultural riches of the Getty, and UCLA. Famous residents have included Elizabeth Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Beyonce, and Jay-Z. Perhaps they all enjoyed the same things as one What Locals Say user, who says the safe, tidy neighborhood is idyllic. “There are always people walking around and nighttime is quiet.”
This very L.A. home is a striking Y-shaped structure set upon stilts on a Bel Air hill with nine bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Architect Zoltan Pali’s other projects include renovations of some of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Pantages Theatre and Griffith Park’s Greek Theatre.
Los Angeles, CA – $88,000,000
Given its elite atmosphere, it’s no surprise that two of our most-viewed homes in January are in Bel Air. This multi-tiered mid-century marvel sits atop a hill, offering a jaw-dropping view of L.A. In addition to nine bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, there’s a fitness center, hot tub spa, and a massive pool. And it comes fully (and lavishly) furnished, so you can start hosting fancy parties as soon as you move in.
Brooklyn, NY – $395,000
While Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood was once known for high crime, it’s made a major turnaround. One What Locals Say resident describes a community “full of working-class homeowners, well-maintained homes, front yards, friendly neighbors, clean sidewalks, and general peace and quiet.” Community spirit is strong here, and neighbors express appreciation for their neighborhood’s frequent barbecues and block parties. To access the rest of the Big Apple’s cultural offerings, multiple subway and bus lines are nearby.
This stylish and spacious three-bedroom condo comes with modern wood floors, stainless steel accents and a nice, long balcony where you can relax in seclusion while soaking up the sights and sounds of Brooklyn.
Beverly Hills, CA – $165,000,000
The 90210 ZIP code tends to speak for itself, but Beverly Crest is as affluent a neighborhood as this famously affluent city has. “We know we are in a discerning location and have the best at our fingertips,” says a What Locals Say resident, and that is no understatement. The neighborhood amenities include a variety of upscale dining options, high-end local grocery shopping at Jayde’s Market, and, beyond Beverly Crest’s borders, the rest of L.A.’s splendor.
This truly palatial estate is a prime example of Beverly Crest. Situated on a nearly 10-acre plot on its own street, the 20 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms offer a dizzying variety of living spaces, and outdoors there’s a courtyard, pool, guesthouses, and a tennis court.
Dallas, TX – $105,000
One What Locals Say user and lifelong resident of Dallas’ Preston Hollow neighborhood describes it as a “very close-knit community” that appeals both to families seeking suburban comfort and to young people looking for access to Dallas nightlife. The upscale neighborhood has plentiful amenities within its own borders, including a movie theater and multiple local grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and bars. You may see some recognizable faces around the neighborhood as well; notable residents include George W. Bush and Mark Cuban.
You could be rubbing shoulders with those luminaries for a very reasonable price with this charming, recently renovated townhome. The modern, warmly lit space sports distinguished touches, and the small, fenced-in patio is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet beverage in the Texas heat.
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