Urban Real Estate

This downtown Dallas dwelling's vertical 'hood gives us the warm fuzzies

Downtown Dallas dwelling's vertical 'hood is a huge selling point

1200 Main Street 2505
The downtown area is expected to keep growing. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
For all its big-city flash, this unit is in a tight-knit building. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
It's less than 800 square feet, but the open concept helps it feel bigger. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
Black granite and stainless steel are par for the course in the updated kitchen. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
Imagine waking up to this view every morning. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
Though there's only one bedroom, it's quite large. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
The bathroom is also quite spacious. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
It's like a respite in the middle of downtown. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
Residents of course get to use the building's pool. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
There is also a green space that's perfect for hosting get-togethers. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
Don't forget the grill area too. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
A fitness facility is also included. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
Meet your new go-to place to watch the big game. Photo courtesy of Updike|Pugh
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505
1200 Main Street 2505

Downtown Dallas is making a serious comeback and with cool condos like this one-bedroom, one-bath at The Metropolitan, we can see why.

Listed by Dave Perry-Miller's Updike|Pugh team, this 757-square-foot unit boasts the big-city views that people think of when they envision their dream urban abode. Perched above Belo Garden, its views of Reunion Tower, Bank of America building, Omni Dallas, and more are second to none.

But what we dig most about this property is not the views or the amenities, but the listing agent's emphasis on the sense of community that The Metropolitan residents feel in their vertical 'hood.

"With over 250 units on a city block you get a melting pot of neighbors," Jeff Updike says. "Such a diverse crowd of really great people who become more than just neighbors, but friends and your own 'building family.' We even have a building 'mom' who is the admin for the private Facebook group created specifically for residents."

Residents enter their unit and find themselves in the main living area, which includes the living room and kitchen. Relax on your private balcony before you head to the kitchen to whip up dinner. The kitchen features black granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar.

Down a short hall you'll find the bedroom, with its two walk-in closets and plenty of space for a king-sized bed. The bathroom across the hall has oodles of storage space and the utility closet has a front-loading washer and dryer plus room for all your toiletries.

Outside the condo, owners enjoy the property's pool, fitness center, green space, grilling area — and there's even a movie theater! There is also a conference room that is available to host business meetings. Each resident has one parking spot and there is ample storage for bicycles on the property's secured bike racks.

The only obvious drawback to this otherwise perfect condo is the fact that there is only one bedroom. It seems, however, that The Metropolitan has all the answers, as it has a guest suite available for rent to keep your guests close but give them privacy for rates the listing realtors claim is cheaper than a hotel.

Listed at $199,999, those who are happy in small spaces would be smart to swoop this property up before the masses roll in. There are lots of new businesses in the area expected to arrive in the future (think multiple hotels, Forty Five Ten, a grocery store, and maybe even a second DART line).

"With just over 7,000 people living in the CBD loop, the population is set to break 10,000 in the next two years," Updike says. "The Metropolitan is a great value for downtown and offers some of the lowest HOA fees in the area."