Neighborhood Spotlight: Bluffview

Published July 24, 2012 by Julie Provenzano

Established: 1924
Find It:  Tucked between Northwest Highway and Lovers Lane, Midway and Inwood Road
Population:  14,598
Price Points:  $500,000 to $2 million + 
Square Footage:  2,000 to 5,000 +
Just the Lot?:  $300,000 to $400,000 on average
Lot Size:  Range from 1-5 acre estate lots to  ¼ acre and smaller new construction lots

Know Your Neighbors: Bluffview homeowners are typically 30-45 years old, professional and most likely married.  The number of homes with children is about 30% , while those 50 and older account for 15% of the total. 

Claim to Fame:  The land that is now Bluffview was originally part of a dairy farm flanking Bachman Creek.  In 1924 John P. Stevens purchased 215 acres and developed it into 1 acre home sites.  Homebuilders and a host of talented architects were able to combine the unique topography of the area (bluffs overlooking the creek, some of which reach 50 feet high) with popular building styles of the day.  The result is a stunning pocket of solidly built, estate style homes.  Homes that simultaneously echo the elegance of days gone by while satisfying the tastes of today’s discerning buyer.

Homes: The neighborhood was annexed to the City of Dallas in 1943, and the majority of homes were built in the 1940s and 50s.  Many have undergone extensive refurbishments, allowing for the perfect combination of charm and modernity.  There is a sprinkling of properties whose original homes have been torn down and replaced with new construction, blending seamlessly with the existing architecture and surrounding greenery.

Schools: Served by Dallas Independent School District, the neighborhood feeds into Sudie L. Williams Elementary, Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Hillcrest High School.  The neighborhood is also home to the oldest continually operating Catholic school in North Texas- Holy Trinity. 

Local Flavor:  Breakfast, lunch, dinner or in-between, the area surrounding Bluffview is home to some of Dallas’ best eateries.  Sample the finest of French cuisine at No. 1 Rise a top rated, eco friendly restaurant specializing in soufflé.  Treat your taste buds to authentic Italian overlooking Bachman Creek at Bugatti, or authentic Mexican with an air of sophistication at Cantina Laredo

Easy access to the Dallas North Tollway, minutes from the downtown corridor, a hop skip and a jump away from world class dining and shopping, and a stunning array of architecturally significant homes set against the backdrop of the bluffs of Bachman Creek- Bluffview is as idyllic as it is vibrant.