9 Housing Options In The Dallas Metroplex

Move over, Chicago. By the 2030s, Dallas is on track to be the nation’s 3rd largest metropolitan area, after New York and L.A. The Dallas Metroplex is growing, and with that growth comes the need for more great living spaces. There are plenty of great housing options in the Dallas Metroplex.

Apartment living:  The city of Fairview, Texas, is home to modern apartment complexes that are conveniently located near shopping centers, parks, and entertainment. Several buildings, like the MAA Fairview, offer 1, 2, or 3-bedroom options for rent. There is a sense of luxury living in these newer buildings that often offer amenities such as pools, executive business centers, and gyms.

At home in a townhome: There are some newly constructed, perfectly sized brick townhomes in Fairview’s development of Apple’s Crossing. These townhomes are situated in quiet neighborhoods with green belts nearby. With sensible, efficient floorplans, homes like this range from about 1800 to 2300 square feet, just right for first time homeowners, small families or retirees. For townhomes, HOA fees often cover expenses like landscaping, utilities and maintenance.    

Single-family homes: Some of the finest single-family homes in North Texas happen to be in Fairview as well. Normandy Homes constructed award-winning 1800-3200 square foot homes with covered porches and contemporary interiors in Apple’s Crossing. These 2 to 4-bedroom dwellings are in a tree-lined community that is close to The Fairview Center.

Carefree Condos for 55+: The city of Allen is home to a great new development: single floor condominiums for residents who are 55 and older. Gatherings at Twin Creeks offers modern perks like a yoga and event lawn, a clubhouse, and a pool. Perhaps the best thing about condo-living in a 55+ community isn’t the low maintenance lifestyle (though that’s a great benefit), it’s the proximity to neighbors and the ability to make some great social connections right in your community.

Just visiting?: If you’re in need of some feels-like-home accommodations in the Dallas Metroplex, you have a few options. You could book a few nights at Marriot’s Residence Inn in Fairview, the anchor hotel for Fairview Town Center. Enjoy spacious rooms that are near top-notch dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Residence Inns are designed to provide everything you need to thrive on long stays.

Ranch lifestyles for 55+: Heritage Ranch is a 55+ active adult community in Fairview with 1144 homes in a 575-acre country setting. Land around the ranch features rolling hills, woods, creeks, and ponds. There are also plenty of leisure activities like a golf course, tennis courts, bocce and horseshoe courts, and biking trails. Indoor common spaces for residents include the ballroom, billiards and cards room, arts and crafts room, a library, and a clubhouse. The community even has the Corral Grill, a restaurant and lounge.

Real Ranch Living: If you’re really looking to live a country life with wide open spaces, but you want to remain within the Dallas Metroplex, there are ranches for sale. Properties range from 10 to 60+ acres. Some ranches for sale come equipped with homes and barns already in place, while others are a blank canvas to make your ranching dreams come true.

Sky’s the limit in a high rise: An urban lifestyle with more walkability, more nightlife, and proximity to city offices might be a priority for some Dallas residents. There are plenty of high-rises to choose from in Dallas. Uptown is home to The Azure, a 31-story building in one of the most popular neighborhoods. Blue Ceil is another spectacular condo building in the downtown area that offers luxury resort-like living in the city.

Settle in the Suburbs: Chamberlain Place and Harbour Oaks Estates, both in Fairview, are collections of custom homes that have unique features like pools. But many of these homes offer something that isn’t often found in Texas homes: spacious basements. Most of these suburban lots also have acreage, allowing for family time and fun in the great outdoors, right in your backyard.

The Fairview Economic Development Corporation is all about creating a great community. Visit their website to learn more about housing options in the Dallas Metroplex: https://fairviewtexasedc.com/living-here/.