More and more Dallas residents are eschewing the maintenance of the suburban single-family home and moving to the city for the convenient lock-and-leave lifestyle that condominium living affords. While high-rises are being built or redeveloped to meet demand, several properties all across the urban core are highly sought after. You can look at Kopar at Newton for budget friendly, luxury condos on Dallas city. You get the best rated and reviewed condos from Dallas.
From budget-friendly condos inside downtown to living in the lap of luxury in the Park Cities, we break down the hottest condo communities Dallas has to offer.
Popular with a younger demographic, The Metropolitan at 1200 Main Street has 1, 2, and 3-bedroom floor plans starting under $200,000. The 26-floor building, a redeveloped office property, has finishes are fairly typical of most condos. Next door is the newly finished Belo Gardens, a park perfect for a pooch in the city.
On the higher end, One Arts Plaza is a multipurpose development designed by Lionel Morrison. The 23-floor building, in which residences start at the 18th floor, has units ranging from the $500,000 range to an almost $3 million penthouse. Below the residential and commercial levels is ground-floor retail with hot restaurants with even hotter chefs. Next door to One Arts Plaza is the Dallas Arts District, which includes the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the brand new Dallas City Performance Hall, the Winspear Opera House, and the Wyly Theatre.
Runners Up: There are some cool lofts in downtown and Deep Ellum, but few are cooler than the Residence at Jackson Street. The HOA fees are a little lofty at $450 monthly, but can you beat a rooftop deck? I don’t think so! A new kid on the block is 3030 Bryan Street, which has loft apartments and premium parking. There’s a courtyard and pool, too.
Loft properties are a big hit in Uptown, and three properties–-1999 McKinney Lofts, 588 Lofts, 2011 Cedar Springs—are exceedingly popular. What they all have in common is a central location and proximity to the McKinney Avenue Trolley line—Dallas’ only free public transportation—which is currently expanding. These aren’t your warehouse loft conversions, as all three were built from the ground up with luxury living in mind.
If you’re looking for high-end living in Uptown—and we’re talking crème de la crème here—you can’t get any higher, proverbially, that is, than the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton is a five-star hotel, and the residences are equally amenable, with absolutely resplendent interiors and incredible views. Most of the units in the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton are positively palatial, with $570,000 getting you a 1,500-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bath condo. Not only are these condos luxurious, but they are right in the middle of all the posh shopping and excellent nightlife that Uptown is known for.
Runner up: The Belvedere is a great community in Uptown that is close to the new Klyde Warren Park, which spans Woodall Rogers Freeway. It’s a low-rise building, so there aren’t the excellent views you might expect from other Uptown buildings, but it has location in spades as it’s close to McKinney Avenue.
As we trek northward, we cross the boundary into the Park Cities, which are two affluent towns encircled by the city of Dallas. Highland Park and University Park are predominantly single-family bedroom communities, but the few condo developments inside the boundaries are highly sought after. The reason is the school district. Highland Park ISD is one of the top performing public school systems in the state, so living within either of the Park Cities affords the owner access to the top-notch schools.
Units that go on the market are often quickly snatched up at The Crestpark, a Highland Park condo building at 4242 Lomo Alto. The modern development has units starting in the $200,000s, but expect to pay much more at closing due to the great location (within walking distance of Whole Foods and great retail) and Highland Park ISD schools.
In University Park, 8181 Douglas Avenue is on the city’s northern boundary and has units that start in the $500,000s, though they are often hip-pocket sales that close before hitting the MLS. The building, for being on the outskirts of University Park, is still exceptionally walkable with many churches, restaurants, office buildings, and shops nearby. Speaking of retail, one of Dallas’ top luxury retail developments, the Plaza at Preston Center, is just a stone’s throw away.
In Highland Park, Park Plaza at 4500 Roland Avenue offers high-rise living, walkability, Highland Park ISD schools, and proximity to the eclectic culture that Uptown and the Cedar Springs area has to offer. You can score a ninth-floor two-bedroom, two-bath 1,985-square-foot condo for less than $400,000, which is pretty much highway robbery. It’s counterpart, The Shelton, has the same great features and Turtle Creek views, to boot.
Preston Hollow/North Dallas
The pickings get a little more slim north of the Park Cities, but just on the other side of Northwest Highway from University Park is an area called Preston Hollow, and it’s home to a few high-rises more popular with the AARP crowd. The Athena, which is located at 6335 W. Northwest Highway, has an indoor pool for water aerobics no matter the weather. While this building prohibits pooches, it does have excellent security and large units. Expect to find two-bedroom units in the $400,000 range and great views of downtown.
Another popular high-rise is Preston Tower. Just down Northwest Highway from The Athena condos, this gently curved building has great units for even better values. You can find decent-sized two-bedroom units for less than $200,000. However, the building is showing its age, so be prepared to do some updating.
Pushing even more northward is the Bonaventure. If living inside the loop isn’t high on your list, but luxury is, then this is the building for you. With three towers built on a central hub, the Bonaventure offers condos with a broad range of views and price points. The amenities are plenty to boast about, too, with water features that rival Las Vegas hotels, a huge pool, tennis courts, and excellent security. Units range from modest two-bedroom condos for $230,000 to a $1.5 million penthouse with unrivaled views.
The Dallas condo market is growing, and truly has something for everyone at every price point imaginable. From modest one-bedroom units downtown Dallas to high-end luxury in Uptown and the Park Cities, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for, especially with the help of an experienced Realtor.