Neighborhood Spotlight: Briarwood

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Briarwood

Briarwood has very protected value, surrounded on three sides by neighborhoods with homes starting in excess of $1 million. “Jeff Neal, a Realtor who lives on the site of the very first home built in Briarwood

Established: Late 1930s by the Elsby family, some streets were originally named after the daughters
Location: West of Inwood Road, north of Lovers Lane, south of Northwest Highway, east of Midway Road
Population/Size: 450 homes
Homes Found: Bungalows, Depression-era cottages, tudors, new construction
Average Home Price: $820,000 (new construction)
Lot Value: $265,000 to $320,000
Average Home Size: 3,500 to 4,200 square feet
Average Lot Size: 50 by 150 feet to 70 by 150 feet

Why Briarwood? A nice sprinkling of thoughtful new construction and charming, older cottages with character have made Briarwood one of the hottest neighborhoods in town. Built on what used to be the Bluffview Dairy in the 1920s, the area boasts large trees and leafy, curved streets. Lovers Lane, once a dirt road, was changed to commercial zoning in the 60s, then back to commercial and residential in the mid-70s, so residents often walk to Lovers Lane shops and restaurants.
Local Haunts: Check out the new Rex’s Seafood Market. Or Joni’s World Gifts (where you can also get a horoscope reading!) right next to Billi Bonze, a perfect place to have your pooch trimmed and washed.
Who’s Buying: Young singles and young families are moving in, some whose grandparents started out living in Briarwood.

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