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Dallas & North Texas Real Estate Blog | VIP Realty

For the urban professional, downtown Dallas is like a candy store, and there’s no better place to ensure you are in the middle of all the excitement than to reside in one of downtown Dallas’ high-rise developments.

In fact, if you are a lover of living in the sky, there’s likely no other place in the Metroplex that has better offerings for high-rise living. Here are just a few of our favorites:

1505 Elm Condos

We love 1505 Elm because, as a resident, you can get to the best restaurants, nightclubs, and offices via a short stroll. If you really want to experience a true urban lifestyle then you must check out 1505 Elm. From Starbucks and Neiman Marcus to some of the area’s best nightclubs and bars, it’s all just a short walk away from 1505 Elm. We

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Las Colinas is a hub for some of the largest commercial and residential developments in the DFW Metroplex. From landmark office buildings soaring high into the blue, Texas sky to private country clubs, gated communities with sprawling estate homes and enough amenities to suit even the most discriminating residents, Las Colinas is where Texans go for the best in residential, retail and commercial developments.

Often called “America’s Premier Address,” Las Colinas is the gem of Irving, and Las Colinas new developments are commonplace. Las Colinas new development for builders and developers is often a smart choice because Las Colinas epitomizes the ultimate location in the DFW Metroplex, a reputation for being one of the finest master-planned communities

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This year will likely bring a multitude of cities within the Dallas-Fort Worth area that will experience significant growth. If you are searching for 2012 DFW real estate areas to watch, you need not look any further than the bustling areas of Southlake, Carrollton and Plano. These areas have consistently seen increases in employment, housing prices and real estate activity, and will likely continue do so throughout the new year.

Southlake

As one of the top 2012 DFW real estate areas to watch, Southlake is likely considered to be one of Fort Worth’s most successful cities. Located in the counties of Tarrant and Denton Counties, Southlake enjoys a prime location near Grapevine, Colleyville and Keller.

It wasn’t until 2008, however, that Southlake

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If you want the most comprehensive list of the top 10 golf course communities in Dallas-Fort Worth, you’ve come to the right place! Teeing up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is easy, as there are more than enough golf courses to suit even the most discriminating golfer!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your golf bag and hit the links in Dallas-Fort Worth!

1. Eagle’s Bluff – This 18-hole golf course was named one of “America’s Best Residential Golf Courses” and a “Golf Course of Distinction” by Golf Week. This course sits along Lake Palestine, thereby providing a picturesque backdrop to the course.2. The Bridges at Preston Crossings – This Fred Couples signature course is a challenging course that is characterized by rolling hills and towering oak

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Highland Park, like many suburbs of Dallas, is well known for its upscale surroundings and estate homes. However, what separates Highland Park from many of the surrounding communities is the presence of some of the most architecturally significant homes in Dallas.

From estate homes to historic homes, there is a great array of architecturally significant homes which feature an unsurpassed level of architectural quality and significance. Therefore, it certainly comes as no surprise that homes in Highland Park are highly regarded as some of the finest homes not only in Dallas, but the entire state of Texas.

There have been many new home construction projects over the last, few years, but there are just as many historic homes which have been completely

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The Townhomes of Bordeaux Villas offer luxurious, modern living with a low-maintenance lifestyle and is a smart choice for Irving real estate. It features townhomes of three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and is close to several shopping malls and restaurants.

The Townhomes of Bordeaux Villas are served by the I

rving Independent School District (Irving ISD), which i

Includes Townsell Elementary School, Sam Houston Middle School and MacArthur High School.

Homes in this community are priced from $196,990 to $212,990 and offer 1,824 to 2,405 square feet of living space.

Some of the features found throughout the residences of the Townhomes of Bordeaux Villas include:

  • Spacious living area
  • High-grade nylon carpet
  • Dramatic, arched
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The Hayman Company announced that it has acquired Irving commercial real estate, as well as a property in San Antonio.

Union Bower Business Park is a303, 000 square foot facility with multiple tenants. It is ideal for distribution facilities with multiple loading capabilities and numerous truck courts. This multi-tenant property includes office space, some of which is presently vacant.

The business complex is conveniently situated near both the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field, and has quick access to several highways, further increasing the property

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If you've been in Valley Ranch, you have probably seen these new townhomes for sale. They are beautiful, 3-story brick/stone homes that sit like a beacon atop a great hill. The Manors at Valley Ranch is built by a smaller, custom home builder; therefore avoiding the tract home, cookie cutter feel.

It has a dominating presence in Valley Ranch and is very easily accessible from 635, MacArthur and the George Bush Turnpike. Just 5 minutes from DFW airport, one minute from shopping, dining and entertainment and ground zero for luxury townhome living. They are Energy Star rated (but who isn't these days), they have the upgrades you would expect for its price range (granite countertops, custom cabinets, crown molding, etc...). The attraction is definitely

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The Villas of Lake Vista is European-style townhome community located in Coppell, TX. A development of Wellington Manor Homes, a Hawkins - Welwood company, these homes offer a unique style for the area and have beautiful accents and detail around every corner. D Magazine gives Hawkins - Welwood Best Builder Award for 2008 and the Home Builders Association of Dallas (HBA) awarded them Best Townhome Community in August 2007.

Villas of Lake Vista

With every upgrade included, you have a wide variety of color and style choices. As I walked through their available homes, each showed like a model home. Hand-scraped wood floors, art niches, designer wall textures, gourmet kitchens, the list goes on...

Not only are these homes wonderfully designed to please the eye, they are

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Razor Ranch will be located in Denton County, and is estimated to be a 320 million dollar project. There will be a 415 acre area for play with a movie theater and parks, a 1.2 million sqft. town center and a 885,000 sqft. retail marketplace.

There will also be about 500 ,townhouses and brownstones in the development, which will also include 250,000 sqft of new office space in Denton and 90,000-sqft convention center.

Razor Ranch Marketplace will be situated on the north side of the US Highway 380-Interstate 35 junction. The marketplace will break ground in August and the town center construction should be starting in November. The Grand opening is scheduled for March 2009. The massive project will have something to offer for every price range which

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