Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | November 23, 2016

Amazing Scenery & Challenging Golf Found at Stevens Park Golf Course

dtownduskviewA golf course capable of taking your breath away, Stevens Park Golf Course provides one of the most scenic rounds of golf in the Dallas area. Not only will golfers be able to enjoy the incredible natural setting, but also a majestic view of the Dallas skyline.

The Golf Course

Colligan Golf Design took on the project to redesign the course back in 2011. They turned it into one of the premier public golf destinations found in North Texas. Mature oak trees and elevation changes greet golfers of all skill levels.

Whether you’re headed to Stevens Park for a relaxing round of golf or you’ll be participating in a tournament, you’re sure to enjoy the trip around this beautiful course. The course has become a very popular choice for tournaments, corporate outings and charity events. With the ability to cater to all skill levels, along with the expertise of a professional staff, Stevens Park Golf Course provides the perfect choice for your next event.

The Facilities

You may come for the golf course, but while you’re at Stevens Park, make sure to enjoy the many other facilities and amenities. The Pro Shop is fully stocked with top brands, such as Adidas, PING, Under Armour, Titleist, Nike and more. You will also be able to reserve tee times, rent golf clubs and get all of your questions answered within the Pro Shop.

golf-course-22-holeAlong with the Pro Shop, Stevens Park offers an incredible short-game practice area with two practice greens, a unique sand bunker and more. If you need to iron out some of the issues in your chipping, pitching or putting, this is the perfect place to do it.

When your round is over, you can even enjoy a beverage or a meal at the Veranda & Grill. The covered patio provides beautiful views of the course and the service will allow you to kick back and relax.

If you haven’t experienced a round of golf at Stevens Park Golf Course in Dallas, it should be high on your list. With amazing views, plenty of challenge and world class facilities, this public course provides an oasis for Dallas golfers.

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | November 18, 2016

Downtown Dallas Revived by Arts, People and Parks

downtown-dallasThrough the 1980s, many referred to Downtown Dallas as Stonehenge. It wasn’t a vibrant area many wanted to call home or enjoy on the weekend. Instead, it was full of failure and concrete pillars from the once planned, 50-story office towers.

The 1980s saw downtown clear out as offices became unoccupied and the Stonehenge name became a bad joke. However, this period of economic uncertainty and concrete pillars didn’t last forever.

Today, the downtown area of Dallas is quite different. What used to be referred to as Stonehenge is now home to an 18-story Hall Arts office tower. It was the first new office project created in the central business district of Dallas in many years.

New Arts District Arrives

Along with the growth of the business district, a new Arts District was also born. New museums and performance halls helped to bring back the beauty and appeal of Downtown Dallas. Some of the most popular arts attractions include:

  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • AT&T Performing Arts Center
  • Winspear Opera House
  • Wyly Theatre
  • Perot Museum
  • One Arts Plaza
  • Dallas City Performance Hall
  • And so much more!

The Parks Bring Recreation and Beauty

klyde-warren-parkWhile the Dallas Arts District helped revive downtown, the many parks also played a huge role. Klyde Warren Park created a more than 5-acre park making downtown more walkable. The park added a wonderful place for residents to enjoy activities, music performances and so much more. It also helped to create a real estate boom when it opened in 2012.

Another park playing a very important part in reviving downtown is Sammons Park. Acting as an extension of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the park provides a lively place for families, students and individuals to enjoy concerts, events and plenty of fun. The outdoor veranda seating found in front of the Winspear Opera House, along with the sprawling lawns make Sammons Park an ideal destination for performances, picnics and many outdoor activities.

Living in Downtown Dallas

Maybe the most influential part of the Downtown Dallas turnaround was the residential spaces created throughout. Developers turned many empty and rundown spaces into apartments and condos fitting the landscape. While a large portion of the redevelopment has been seen with larger buildings, many smaller projects have also provided unique living space.

The incredible combination of arts, parks and people have brought Downtown Dallas back to where it belongs. It’s now a bustling business center full of attractions and incredible residential space.

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | November 14, 2016

The Bishop Arts District: Where Dallas Started

bishop-arts-districtMany areas of Dallas have laid claim to the title of “The Heart of Dallas.” However, the Bishop Arts District is the real place where Dallas was started. Everything grew out of this one district of Dallas.

For many years, the Bishop Arts District struggled with issues, such as decay, underuse and crime. While these are common issues for an urban area, the past decade has proven to be very successful for the district.

Over the past ten years, the Bishop Arts District has become one of the most independent, revitalized neighborhoods in all of Dallas. It has grown in popularity as the arts and culture have taken center stage. Some have even compared the neighborhood to San Francisco and Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Where it All Started

Before the Bishop Arts District could become the center of arts and culture for Dallas, it has to start somewhere. Back in the 1930s it was the home of the busiest trolley stop in Dallas. During this time, it was known for the many warehouses and shops.

However, during the mid-1960s and through the 1980s, the neighborhood suffered a major decline. As shopping malls became more popular, many of the larger tenants moved to new areas. Buses started to replace streetcars and the trolley stop found along Davis became obsolete.

All of this changed in 1984 when Jim Lake decided to take advantage of the many bargains found throughout the run down storefronts. Renovations to the area continued through the 1990s and 2000s with a full transformation into an incredibly popular neighborhood today.

How the Transformation Changed the Bishop Arts District

bishop-arts-muralThroughout the transformation many things changed to make this incredible neighborhood what it has become today. The two city blocks changed from run down storefronts and a once bustling trolley stop to one of the most walkable areas in Dallas. Art also became a huge part of the revitalization with brick pavers, murals and other elements adding a polished look to the once rough warehouses.

Many of the old spaces were transformed into a mecca for dining and leisure. Restaurants, stores and even residential areas took over the district providing popular spots, such as:

  • Ten Bells Tavern
  • Emporium Pies
  • Cafe Brazil
  • Indigo
  • Bishop Ranch
  • Home on Bishop
  • Dwell on Davis
  • Zen Sushi
  • And many more!

With more than 60 independent shops, bars, restaurants and art galleries found throughout, the Bishop Arts District has become one of the most unique neighborhoods in Dallas. It’s a tight-knit community gaining recognition from The Daily Beast, New York Times and USA Today. A small-town feel makes this hidden gem one of the top choices for those looking for a unique place to call home.

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | October 14, 2016

2016 Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour

 

TourLogoSocial2016.epsOnce again Hewitt & Habgood will be sponsoring this years Oak Cliff Home Tour. We will be sponsoring the home at 1006 Lausanne, and hope to see all our friends and neighbors there!

The tour features 10 special homes throughout Oak Cliff offering guests an exclusive opportunity to experience a variety of architectural styles and neighborhoods

Tickets can be purchased at Kessler Baking Co., Lucky Dog Books or at participating Tom Thumb’s: 315 S Hampton, 6333 Mockingbird, 522 Preston Royal Center & 633 W. Wheatland, or online.

Tickets purchased online will be held at Will Call, and may be picked up the weekend of the tour during tour hours. Will Call is located in the Bishop Arts District at the corner of Bishop and 8th. The tour is rain or shine.

 

 

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | August 8, 2016

Brush & Bulk Pick Up

Receive Brush/Bulk Pickup Reminders Via Text

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What goes on the Curb?

  • Tree Limbs (8ft or less is preferable)
  • Shrubbery (please separate from bulky items)
  • Bagged Leaves 
  • Furniture*
  • Appliances
    • If an appliance has Freon (e.g. a/c unit or refrigerator) it is NOT accepted
  • Carpet
  • Mattresses
  • Other bulky items

*If you have bulky items that are in good condition and still functional, please consider donating them to the Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Habitat for Humanity or any other local donation center.

What does not go on the Curb?

  • Construction Debris
  • Bricks, Concrete, Rocks, Dirt, etc.
  • Mirrors and Glass (e.g. window or shower glass)
  • Electronics (e.g. televisions, computers, etc.)
  • Tires
  • Car parts (e.g. engine)
  • Lawnmowers (or any machinery that may contain gasoline)

Avoid a Citation

  • Do not put out material earlier than 7:00 a.m. on Thursday prior to your collection week (please see instructions above to find your Week). Material must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. the Monday of the pickup week.*
  • Put materials on the curb in front of your home. Do not place on vacant lots or medians. Do not place materials in front of utility poles, traffic signs, utilities meters or hydrants.
  • Do not allow your bulky items or brush to block the sidewalk or protrude into the street.

 

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | May 27, 2016

Stop, Shop & Roll

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By Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News

The intersection of Zang Boulevard and Davis Street is already a construction nexus.

Extension of the North Oak Cliff streetcar line has turned the crossroads into an obstacle course of orange cones.

But the real changes are still to come. In less than six months, work will start on two blocks of shops and apartments that will be the biggest redevelopment yet in Dallas’ popular Bishops Arts District.

“With the streetcar going there, this was the neighborhood where we wanted to be,” said Matt Segrest, president of builder Alamo Manhattan Corp. “Number one on our development list is the Bishop Arts district.

“There is a neighborhood and a culture there we really like.”

Alamo Manhattan will break ground in September on 220 apartments and 25,000 square feet of shops in two buildings on both sides of Davis.

The $57 million project — which is funded in part with more than $11 million in economic development funds — has been a long time coming.

More than a year ago when the developer first disclosed plans for the Bishop Arts Gateway project, Oak Cliff residents and some city officials were quick to slam the plan.

The chock-a-block industrial style brick buildings crowded the street and were out of scale with the rest of the area, critics said.

“We got some pretty strong feedback that it was too monolithic and didn’t fit the community,” Segrest said. “So we went back to the drawing board.”

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Cheaper than Uptown

Alamo Manhattan and architect Good Fulton & Farrell redesigned the 5-story project, setting the apartment portion of the buildings back farther from the street. The blocks were broken up with different architectural styles and materials.

“There are a lot of architectural details we picked up,” Segrest said. “We made the plaza on the corner bigger and pulled the building back.

“We wanted a nice gathering space where the streetcar stop is.”

Segrest said the streetcar connection to downtown was one of the reasons his firm zeroed in on the Davis Street property.

Alamo Manhattan got its start about five years ago when Segrest and partners formerly from the West Coast started their Dallas apartment building company. The developer’s first three Dallas deals were in Uptown.

“Uptown is obviously a strong neighborhood but other Dallas areas are evolving,” Segrest said.

He said the Oak Cliff apartments his company is building will go for $300 to $400 less than new Uptown units.

“You can’t get Uptown rents over here,” Segrest said. “We are also doing some small unit types. The average size is 736 square feet.”

About 20 percent of Alamo Manhattan’s Bishop Arts Gateway aparments will be subsidized with rents starting at about $800.

The developer plans for the street-front retail space in the buildings to provide neighborhood services and additional eateries. “We want the independent mom and pops and eclectic stores — not a chain,” Segrest said.

Critics won over

Construction of the two apartment buildings will displace some businesses and will increase density in the area.

But the design changes have won over some critics to the plans.

“The redesign of the Alamo Manhattan project was appreciated by the Oak Cliff Conservation League,” said Judy Pollock with the group. “The developers were sensitive to neighborhood requests and have made the project look less like a giant box and more like a walkable retail area with set backs on the upper floors.

“They have designed a pass through that dissects the building on the first floor that will have additional retail,” she said. “We are looking forward to having varied facades facing the streets to help provide some character to the building.”

Alamo Manhattan vice president Wade Johns said the developer is spending more money on the Oak Cliff project than is typical.

“We are putting the parking underground,” Johns said. “That’s something you don’t do in Plano.”

The Alamo Manhattan project is one of three major redevelopments in the works in the Bishop Arts neighborhood.

Dallas-based Exxir Capital is working on two blocks along Bishop and Madison avenues where it plans to build a new mixed-use development.

And Crescent Communities of North Carolina has acquired about seven acres on Zang for another mixed-use development.

Segrest said Alamo Manhattan has another site on Seventh Street for a second phase of its project.

The developer is finishing up a rental project in Dallas’ State Thomas neighborhood. And Alamo Manhattan has more apartments on the way in San Antonio and in Seattle.

“We are in two of the most dynamic markets in the country,” Segrest said.

 

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | February 19, 2016

10 Best Dallas Real Estate Agents

Hewitt & Habgood Group is honored to be featured as one of the Top 10 Real Estate Agents in the  Dallas Moving Guide. Check out the articles on their website!

Here’s what they have to say about Steve Habgood.

Steve Habgood is a partner in Hewitt & Habgood Group, one of Dallas’ most successful real estate teams that specialize in the distinctive urban neighborhoods that surround downtown Dallas, including North Oak Cliff, Uptown, Oak Lawn, M Streets and Lakewood.

As long-time resident of Kessler Park, he knows first-hand how dynamic a market Oak Cliff is. He and his team sell about 25% of all the homes sold in Kessler and North Oak Cliff.

A former marketing communications executive, Habgood says the best Realtors are able to understand their clients’ needs, even when they may not be fully sure themselves, and have the depth of market knowledge to guide them through the competitive process.

“If you find an agent you can easily communicate your wants and needs, it makes a huge difference in finding the right home and neighborhood,” he says.

With 53 years of combined experience we’ve built a reputation as one of the hardest working, most successful  teams in the Dallas community. We’ve built that success on passion, enthusiasm, and dedication to the communities we serve.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, we would love the chance to earn your business.

If you are looking into moving be sure to visit Dallas Moving Guide for all sorts of information!

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | February 4, 2016

Oak Cliff Mardi Gras 2016

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Go Oak Cliff kicks off the annual two-day Mardi Gras celebration in Oak Cliff this weekend! The festivities begin with the Dash for the Beads 5K on Saturday morning at Kidd Springs Park, continuing with a post-race party.

Next, you may choose to spend Saturday night at Kessler Theater, dancing and celebrating at the OCarnivale Masquerade Ball.

Finish off the weekend Sunday afternoon with the annual Mardi Gras Parade featuring bands, floats, and plenty of beads!

Dash for the Beads

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Hewitt  Habgood Group and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate are once again are proud sponsors of the 7th annual Dash for the Beads — a 5K run, 1-mile walk, and costume contest. The race begins begin at 10am Saturday.

The race will follow the same route as last year, starting and ending at Kidd Springs Park and taking runners through the hills of East Kessler. The event is pet-friendly, so be sure to dress yourself and your pet in your best purple, green, and gold feathers, beads and masks for the ultimate Mardi Gras fashion.

Be sure to stay after the race for a Mardi Gras celebration with live music, barbecue, beer & mimosa garden by local breweries, or shop from local merchants and vendors. The party will continue to the Bishop Arts District after the race.

Check out Dash for the Beads for more information.

OCarnivale Masquerade Ball

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OCarnivale Masquerade Ball – the party of the year!!  Enjoy a night of celebration and dancing at The Kessler Theatre. Masks, tuxes, jeans, costumes and sequins- You’ll see it all at this party! The party starts at 7pm, and general admission ticket includes a reserved table or 2 upstairs overlooking the action, or a table for 4 by the dance floor. Don’t delay!

A Cajun buffet dinner is included in the ticket price. There will also be live music by Zydeco Blanco, Club Wood and Ice house! You must be 21 to attend. Cash bar. Must be able to use stairs-there is no elevator in Kessler Theatre. Purchase tickets here.

Mardi Gras Parade

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The Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2pm Sunday, February 7. Enjoy marching bands, festive floats, cars, and especially all the flying beads! This family friendly parade rolls down West Davis from Windomere to Bishop Ave in Bishop Arts. Admission is free, but come early to get a spot. Sanctioned extension parties will be held at Nova, PhD, and Bolsa Mercado.

Special Information – The barricade install will begin at 6am on Sunday. There will be no parking on Davis Street between the 400 -1400 blocks, and on the 300-400 blocks of North Bishop Ave. The installation team will leave cross streets open until 1:30pm. East and westbound traffic on W. Davis from Madison to Montclair will be interrupted from 1:30 to 4pm. Optional traffic routes to use include Jeffereson Blvd, Colorado Blvd, Hampton Rd, and Zang Blvd.

For more information visit Mardi Gras Oak Cliff.

Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | November 11, 2015

The Fall Recycling Round-Up is Here at Kidd Springs Park!

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Posted by: Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group | August 17, 2015

The $42-Million Bishop Arts Village Project

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Ground is expected to break for the Bishop Arts Village project this month. The developer, Michael Nazerian is planning more than 400 apartments, 95,000 square feet of retail space, public space, a two-story underground public parking garage just south of Bishop Arts, in an area bounded by Madison, Melba, Bishop and Ninth.

Proposed Site of Bishop Arts Village

Proposed Site of Bishop Arts Village

The $42-million overall project will come in different phases over the next few years. The project’s first two buildings, on the south corners of Bishop and Melba, provide will house retail on the ground floor and office space above. Restaurant and retail buildings will be small so that start-ups can afford spaces. The buildings on Bishop and Melba will be two stories, and increase to three to five stories toward Madison and Ninth.

The start of construction could start up by the end of the year and could be open as soon as a year from now. The first apartment building is set to begin construction early 2016. The project’s first phase should be completed in 2017, the larger second phase will begin after that.

The Nazerian family spent about seven years buying properties, and received $2 million in economic development funds from the City of Dallas. Demolition began earlier this summer. Michael Nazerian says the family wants this to be a “generational” project with no intention of building it to flip.

The project has already hired Oak Cliff-based metal artist Manuel Sarmiento to create details such as trash cans, signage, and benches. The Nazerians are collaborating with local public artists to fill out the project with art. “We want this to feel like it’s always been here,” Nazerian says.  With the Oak Cliff streetcar line scheduled to Bishop Arts by next summer, it will be a great experience for everybody to enjoy.

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What makes Bishop Arts so unique is its architecture, businesses, pedestrian traffic, and human interaction, and the project is being planned with sensitivity and respect to its current culture. “This project builds on the momentum Bishop Arts has already created. We want something there for people to enjoy, not for us to make the most money.” He said.

To find out more about this upcoming project, read the whole article  in the Oak Cliff Advocate, article in the Dallas Morning News, and Dallas Observer article.

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