All about the M Streets neighborhood in Dallas
The M Streets area of Dallas is a unique neighborhood of Tudor-style homes built in the 1920’s and 1930’s just 3 miles north of downtown Dallas. Originally, the homes were built in the northernmost area of Dallas and were considered the suburbs back then. Today, the M Streets is considered inner city living and is a thriving example of how the rebirth of a neighborhood can succeed. As the older homes became popular in the early 1990’s and young professionals started to remodel them, so came the increase in their size. Initially, it was just adding new paint and central heat & air, then a room or two were added, which led to larger second-story additions. Then in about 1998, the first round of new homes were built on the few empty lots available or where homes were so far beyond repair, that tearing them down was the only viable solution. Luckily, the majority of the older homes were taken care of, so that today there is a wonderful mix of small updated homes in the $300-450K, larger remodeled homes ranging in price from $400-800K and fabulous newer homes with 3400 -4200 square feet usually start at about $750 to $1M.
One of the main reasons for the success of the M Streets is the old real estate adage: location, location, location. As the newest Dallas suburbs were being built further and further from the central core, buyers wanted for smaller older homes with charm, in good neighborhoods, close to town – and whammo the rebirth began! The M Streets was the answer to many a need: centrally located just north of downtown Dallas, walkability, easy access to Central Expressway, part of quirky Greenville Avenue with its array of restaurants and bars, near DART rail’s Mockingbird Station & near White Rock Lake. The success of the neighborhood also sparked the birth of Henderson Avenue loaded with great restaurants, pubs, shops and a lot more to come.
Don’t miss your opportunity to call the M Streets home.