photography by Elizabeth Lavin
Population size: 150 homes
What you’ll find: For those who have not been south of I-30, a topographical replica of Bluffview awaits: trees, hills, creeks, and a quiet hush amid beautifully maintained Tudor and bungalows, Spanish revival stucco, and mid-century modern ranches.
Average Home Price: $175,000
Lot value: Not applicable, as these houses are rarely torn down.
Average house size: 1,200 square feet
Local haunts: Fiesta on Jefferson, Tom Thumb in Kessler Plaza on Hampton and 12th. Restaurants include Kavala on Davis, El Ranchito on Jefferson and Llewllyan, Morelia Mexican Restaurant on Jefferson, and the restaurants and shops of Bishop Arts 10 minutes away.
Who’s buying: Young couples, families, artistic types who love the feel of the vintage homes and terrain such as recording engineer Stuart Sikes (he’s worked on White Stripes’ White Blood Cells and the Grammy-winning Van Lear Rose by Loretta Lynn) and adventure-seeker Charles Allen of the Trinity River Expeditions, who guides weekend canoe trips down the Trinity River.