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When you live in an area like DFW, there’s a lot more reason to stay put when it’s time to take a few days off. DFW offers a ton of great things to do on  a staycation, and plenty of great spots to stay. Before you book your next trip out of town, consider booking a staycation at one of these top-notch hotels.

The Joule

 

The Joule in Downtown Dallas is a fab boutique hotel that draws pretty much every celebrity who passes through DFW. Indulge in the gym, the yoga classes, the world-class coffee, and the top-tier service. You’re in the right hotel if you see the giant eyeball sculpture across the street.

The One Boutique Hotel at Spa Castle

 Need to relax? Stay at The One, where the in-house Spa Castle offers detox rooms, swim-up bars,

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Everybody loves a good sandwich. But for the adventurous out there, take heart ‒‒ DFW has no shortage of oddball gems that go great between two slices of bread (or some other form of exquisite pastry). But just don’t take our word for it. Consider what the folks at the Dallas Observer consider among the best sandwiches in town.

1. Challah French Toast Sandwich at the Coffee House Cafe

It might have a redundant name, but the Coffee House Café’ offers an epic breakfast sandwich that makes up for the traffic you must endure to get to this fine Frankford Road eatery. The challah French toast sandwich is a breakfast all its own ‒‒cheddar cheese, bacon, and one egg, over-easy that comes with a side of fried potatoes.

2. The Doc Brown at the  Pecan

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The Plano luxury market is brimming with amazing options for the luxury home buyer, and it’s no wonder, really. This upscale suburb of Dallas, which is ideally located just 19 miles north of the downtown Dallas area, boasts an impossibly high standard of living, excellent schools, and a booming economy. For everyone from families to city professionals, Plano is the place to be—and the luxury home market in Plano clearly reflects this.

Although there is an abundance of fantastic offerings of luxury homes in the Plano area, we have really come to adore Normandy Estates. Since it began development in 2008, this beautiful home community has become a highly desirable location in which to reside for Plano home buyers with the most discriminating of tastes.

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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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