Trend Watch: The Most Choices for Smart-Sizing in Dallas


The W Penthouse, 32 floors about the Dallas skyline, offers two bedrooms, exquisite design and amenities such as Whatever Whenever Concierge Service, valet parking, Bliss Spa, pool and Larry North Fitness Center. The home at 2430 Victory Park Lane #3203 is listed for $1,699,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Buyers looking for a new home in their post-parenting years want everything but the extra space. At the top of their priority list:

A great location near family, friends and the lifestyle (shops, dining, entertainment)

Amenities they’ve come to love like top of the line kitchens and wine rooms

A floor plan with lots of room for entertaining and a comfortable, downstairs master suite

Lock and leave convenience

Many are looking to stay in established neighborhoods such as Lakewood, the Park Cities, Devonshire, Northern Hills, Northern Heights, Glen Lakes, Knox-Henderson, West Village and along the Katy Trail.  They’re buying or building smaller homes, sometimes in areas zoned for zero-lot lines, but they insist on favorite amenities like wine storage, designer finishes and outdoor living. Smart-sizers want at least three bedrooms and a media/game room so that the grandchildren can come to visit.

Gated neighborhoods such as Lane Park or Caruth Hills & Homeplace offer a great sense of community and peace of mind for those who travel extensively.

Those craving a new adventure are also moving up to vertical neighborhoods in Uptown, Downtown, Preston Center and Park Lane. These mid-rise and high-rise homes come with great views and concierge amenities such as valet and car service and onsite fitness centers, yoga studios and meeting rooms.

Whether looking for a new home in a familiar place or a whole new change of scenery, an expert agent can help you sort through the options and choose the best home for the next phase of life.

For more luxury homes, see Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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