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Lower Greenville, TX homebuyer's guide

A perfect place to find a home amidst food, fun, and family.

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Aaron Boyles

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Anusha Gadepalli

Reviewer

7/29/2022 · 5 min read

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Just a few miles outside of Dallas, Lower Greenville, a collection of neighborhoods centered around the sights and sounds of Greenville Avenue, has grown into a robust community since its early days in the 1920s. Nowadays, residents hop from bar to bar or from restaurant to restaurant while venturing only a few walkable minutes from their home. 

Latest homes for sale in Lower Greenville, TX

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    $792,000

    • 4 br
    • 2 ba
    • 1737 sqft
    5716 Morningside Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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    $835,000

    • 2 br
    • 2 ba
    • 1826 sqft
    5807 Mercedes Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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    $650,000

    • 3 br
    • 2 ba
    • 1899 sqft
    5703 Ellsworth Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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    $999,000

    • 5 br
    • 4.5 ba
    • 4522 sqft
    5946 Llano Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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    $635,000

    • 3 br
    • 2 ba
    • 1350 sqft
    5904 Ellsworth Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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    $1,149,000

    • 4 br
    • 2.5 ba
    • 2998 sqft
    5823 Marquita Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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    $565,000

    • 2 br
    • 1 ba
    • 1472 sqft
    6047 Llano Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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    $665,000

    • 2 br
    • 2 ba
    • 1400 sqft
    5701 Kenwood Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Look & feel of Lower Greenville

The Lower Greenville housing market

$790k

-5%

Median Home Price

$420

14%

Median Price per Sq. Ft

6

9%

Average Monthly Home Sales

Premium homes at premium prices  

In 2021, homes in the northern Dallas Fort Worth market skyrocketed in price, up as high as $11.9 million. While not all homes in the Lower Greenville area are in the eight digit range, prospective buyers should be prepared for prices near if not over $1 million, and with availability continuing to be an issue, prices may go even higher.    

Precious few homes on the market  

High demand for this affluent and amenity-rich area has driven availability to all-time lows. Housing inventory has dropped by 88% since 2020, and home prices have risen by around 40%. Buyers interested in this market should be prepared for limited stock and bidding wars for what does become available.   

Who lives in Lower Greenville?

4,287

Population

34.6

Median Age

170,448

Family Median Income

A growing community

Traditionally, locals know Lower Greenville as the entertainment hub along Greenville Avenue with a rocky reputation; however, over the last few years, the area has developed a reputation as a welcoming, tight-knit community of young working-class couples and families.   

Dallas Diversity

With such close proximity to Dallas, the Lower Greenville area shares in some of the city’s ethnic make-up. While still a majority White area, many other racial groups call Lower Greenville home, bringing many traditions and customs to this neighborhood.   

Walking & biking

🚴‍♀️ Bike score 64; walk score 77 

Restaurants and bars just a few steps away

Lower Greenville gets its name from the entertainment options of Greenville Avenue, and most of the surrounding area allows easy walking access to these numerous amenities. Those on the outer fringes of the area may be without immediate access to sidewalks, however. 

Biking is a valid option

While not fully bike-friendly, Lower Greenville and the greater Dallas area do have bike lanes and bike-friendly routes available to those looking for the more personal and environmentally friendly transportation option. For longer distances or excursions beyond the neighborhood limits, however, residents should consider using a personal motor vehicle. 

Public transportation

Services offered in Lower Greenville 

🚍 Bus: DART

🚊 Light Rail: DART Light Rail

🔋 EV Charging: EVGo

Many ways to get around

For those unwilling or unable to use Lower Greenville’s many sidewalks, a DART bus line is available along Matilda Street for easy access up and down the heart of Lower Greenville. Additionally, bus routes connect the neighborhood to the greater DART bus network. The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority’s trolley system is another free, fun way to get around in Lower Greenville. 

Not many EV options 

For prospective residents with electric vehicles, they will be hard pressed to find a charging station conveniently located. EV stations are situated outside the neighborhood limits, so drivers will need to plan ahead to make sure they can stop by for a charge on the way out of the area.  

Animals & pets 

A place for furry family members 

With miles of sidewalks for early morning strolls with the dog to pet-friendly establishments like MUTTS Canine Cantina, residents with four-legged friends will feel welcome in Lower Greenville. Also, nearby parks like Tietze Park are a great place for pets to run around. 

3 things to know before buying a home in Lower Greenville according to locals

1. The nightlife is a blast 

Grab coffee and cocktails at Halcyon, dance the night away at The Rhythm Room, or belt out a tune at The Old Crow. No matter your interests, locals know there is plenty to do.  

2. But some folks party too hard

Being so close to nightlife comes with some costs. Some locals complain of bar-hoppers relieving themselves on lawns or being a bit too loud in the later hours of the evening.  

3. A multi-faceted community 

Lower Greenville comprises several smaller neighborhoods, each with their own identities and charms. Home to historic homes dating back to 1911, Vickery Place brings antique charm along with Greenland Hills’ Tudor-style homes complete with stained glass entryways.  

The top 4 things to do in Lower Greenville

1. Eat your heart out 

With dozens of local eateries and restaurants to choose from, new residents will have a hard time not finding something that suits their palates. Get a taste of Italy at Terilli’s, experience some West Coast flavors at Gemma, or indulge in some artisanal popsicles at Steel City Pops.  

2. Or maybe just grab a drink 

Lower Greenville abounds with bars both quiet and cozy or raucous and lively. The Skellig will whisk you across the pond with its Irish pub experience or you can drink and play at Barcadia, a bar/arcade hybrid with plenty of ways to awaken your inner child. 

3. Check out some vintage tunes

Audiophiles or anyone with an appreciation for vinyl sound should visit Good Records, a store stacked with classic used records and freshly-cut albums from the artists of today. They offer both in-store and curbside shopping experiences. 

4. Get away with a walk in the park

Several parks dot the landscape of Lower Greenville, and each offers something a little different. Tietze Park is great for active community members of all ages thanks to its playground and sports facilities. For a more peaceful stroll, The Dallas Arboretum provides over 70 acres of gardens and trails to explore.

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Aaron BoylesAuthor

A current English and creative writing teacher in North Carolina, Aaron Boyles writes part time and looks forward to maybe seeing these places he writes about one day in the flesh.

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Anusha GadepalliReviewer

Anusha Gadepalli recently graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health and is currently pursuing double Masters' degrees in Health Information Management with a concentration in Health Informatics and Data Analytics, and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Texas State University and Texas A&M Corpus Christi, respectively. She’s lived in Dallas, Texas for three years, and simply put, she loves it. The city truly caters to people from all different walks of life with different lifestyles. She is the co-owner and general manager of Sorella Salon, with locations in Flower Mound and Frisco.

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