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Turtle Creek Condos in Dallas to Drool Over

Turtle Creek has historically been one of the most desirable areas of Dallas. For decades, the mere mention of elegance conjured up visions of the rich and famous in Turtle Creek – from oil tycoons and cattle barons to Hollywood Stars and royalty. While other areas have cropped up over the years and carved a new brand of distinction in Dallas, Turtle Creek never lost its luster. The reason is simple. Turtle Creek has a unique edge, which has nothing to do with glitz and glamour.

Most areas plan urban development around the Quality of Life principle, which includes building a framework that consists of residences and support businesses and services. Turtle Creek is only about 80 city blocks in size and it’s bordered by Highland Park, Uptown and Oak Lawn, all of which have tons of support businesses and services. Many are just a short walk from Turtle Creek. So instead of reinventing a smaller version of the wheel, Turtle Creek planners focused mostly on attracting luxury residential developments, including posh high rise condo buildings, preserving the native landscape around them and using the area’s namesake – Turtle Creek – as its greatest asset.

In 1957, when people were flocking to the suburbs, 3525 Turtle Creek went up as the “tallest, largest, most luxurious high rise condo building ever erected "west of the Mississippi”. Today the 22-story icon is referred to as the Grand Dame of Turtle Creek, and it’s among few condo high rises constructed during the modern American era that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Every next big thing begins somewhere. What better way to start than at the top! Thirty-Five-Twenty-Five not only became the model for luxury Turtle Creek condos; the high rise concept was the genius behind developing the small area of prime naturesque land. By building UP instead of OUT,  hundreds of exquisitely designed condos and tons of luxury amenities can live on the same amount of land as one or two sprawling mansion estates. In the process of utilizing that strategy, Turtle Creek expanded its prominence while maximizing efforts to preserve its natural landscape.


Katy Trail Boosts Turtle Creek’s Attraction Factor

In Turtle Creek, native greenery is gold. While neighboring upscale areas built urban meccas filled with loads of restaurants, shops and entertainment options, Turtle Creek remained steadfast in preserving its 90 acres of green space, which is a rare commodity in the center of a major city like Dallas. Nevertheless that green space not only attracted condo buyers to Turtle Creek; it enhanced the location for Uptown, Oak Lawn and Highland Park as well by marketing the combined areas as a total package that mixed upscale urban with the relaxing effects of Turtle Creek’s natural beauty.

The Katy Trail added another level to the attraction factor by replacing old abandoned tracks once used by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad with a popular 3.5 mile walking, jogging and cycling trail that runs along Turtle Creek from Victory Park to Mockingbird Station. The Katy ups the location value for nature lovers that live in Turtle Creek condos and surrounding areas. Now living in the area is an even greater adventure because condo owners can enjoy green space along the creek while getting a workout and exploring other areas of Dallas. Creekside high rises are rising in popularity because they offer easy access to Katy Trail as well as amazing city and green space views.

A Lifestyle all its Own

Despite the condo boom in upscale areas throughout Dallas, Turtle Creek maintains its unique edge in the city’s circuitry. As the area of Big D where luxury high rise living was born, it’s still synonymous with big lifestyles, but nowadays that translates more to big amenities than big prices. As a matter of fact, luxury Turtle Creek condos run from opulent to a typical high-rise price.

If you’re looking for the most opulent finishes and luxury amenities that money can buy, Vendome on Turtle Creek and Mansion Residence are often in the seven figure range. Vendome offers up to 12,000 square feet of shear elegance, and Mansion Residence offers more than 11,000 square feet in its penthouse and comes with all the amenities of the world-acclaimed Mansion Hotel.

The Beverly is another Turtle Creek high rise with similar amenities, but many have a lower price tag than some of their neighbors.

Location advantages are all the same: the Katy Trail, natural beauty, outstanding views and walkability to shops, restaurants and nightlife in Uptown, Oak Lawn and Highland Park as well as close proximity to Downtown Dallas.

Find out more about all the high rises in this area on our Turtle Creek Condos page.

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Category Dallas High Rise Condos
Zip Code 75219


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