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Neighborhood Watch: Greenland Hills Spotlight

A look at the Dallas real estate market by neighborhood.
| |Merrimac Photography Courtesy of: Yellow Umbrella Photography; McFarlin: Reagan Jobe; San Gabriel: Costa Christ; Worth: Home Snappers; Morton: Full Package Media
A drive inside Greenland Hills, commonly known as the M Streets.

In 1923, the McNeny brothers transformed an out-of-the-way dairy farm into the brand-new Greenland Hills neighborhood. Today, the area is commonly called the “M Streets” for its many streets that begin with the namesake letter. While the neighborhood has seven protected historical architecture styles—craftsmans and minimalist revivals among them—it’s mostly known for its surfeit of Tudor Revival houses, which often sell for $800,000 or more.  

According to Stuart Mut, an architectural historian and longtime M Streets resident, Tudor cottages were popular in the ’20s because they were small but easy to expand, making them perfect for young professionals who liked nearby Highland Park’s sophistication but couldn’t afford it.

Locals formed a conservation district in 2002 to preserve the neighborhood’s magic. Those zoning guidelines outline parameters for exterior changes—including acceptable dimensions, styles, materials, and more—for which homeowners must gain approval prior to initiating.

7,500 square feet: Average lot size | 17: Average days on market | $910,000: Average sale price | $471: Average sale price per square foot | 22 minutes: Average commute time for residents

5451 Merrimac Ave. $875,000 

3 bedrooms, 2.1 bathrooms | 1,976 square feet | Year Built: 1927
Listed by Renee Rubin for Compass


University Park 

With fewer than 30,000 residents, University Park is small, but it’s full of architecturally significant homes. This is considered one of architect Charles Dilbeck’s best works, mixing his signature French eclecticism with Texas modernism.  

3819 McFarlin Blvd., $3,950,000

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms | 4,802 square feet | Year Built: 1934
Listed by Jeanne Shelton and Malinda Arvesen for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Int’l


Northaven Manor

Located near the private-school corridor, this region of North Dallas is known for its large lots. Many of the homes here are 1950s-era ranches and midcentury moderns. However, in recent years, folks have been mixing in new moderns, like this SHM Architects–designed contemporary on San Gabriel Drive. 

4435 San Gabriel Dr., $6,250,000

5 bedrooms, 5.3 bathrooms | 8,299 square feet | Year Built: 2024
Listed by Jonathan Rosen for Compass


Munger Place 

Munger Place is Dallas’ oldest deed-restricted neighborhood. At its inception in 1905, the East Dallas neighborhood required houses to be at least two stories and cost at least $2,000. It’s now known for its abundance of historic Prairie-style homes, like this Worth Street charmer. 

4920 Worth St., $579,000 

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms | 1,604 square feet | Year Built: 1913
Listed by JD Gonzales for Rogers Healey & Associates



Briarwood, which was established in the mid-1930s, is filled with Depression-er, and post-war bungalows, like this sweet cottage on Morton Street. The neighborhood is ideally situated near parks, the Dallas North Tollway, and Inwood Village restaurants and shops.

7806 Morton St., $795,000 

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms | 1,399 square feet | Year Built: 1947
Listed by Clay Stapp for CLAY STAPP + CO


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