I am looking for your opinion, positive or negative, on the Janmar subdivision and specifically, Janmar Drive. Feel free to throw in any “dirt” you may have as well!
I love JanMar. I’d move there in a heartbeat, too! Janmar was named after the developer’s daughters, Janet and Margaret, and you get hills, water, and Buffalo Creek, which flows right to to White Rock Lake. The areas’ hills come from the natural quarries that were here and create rock-solid foundations, “It doesn’t feel like any other part of the city,” Virginia Cook agent Kyle Rovinsky always tells me. Kyle grew up south of Janmar on Yamini Drive. The late great Dallas judge Barefoot Sanders raised his family at 7326 Malabar, that was his red brick ranch with the green shutters. I have many friends there who tell me that, because of the creeks, the area is loaded with animals such as possums, coyotes, great horned owls, great blue herons, hawks, and even a bobcat. Listings are rather tough to come by, and many families move around in JanMar, rather than out. In this hot market, Janmar listings are moving fast, some in under a week. Contemporary design also abounds here, the most notable including Dallas’ famed Round House, completed in 1962 after six years of construction. But I know others, like Jay Staub and his wife, who have built a stunning contemporary home on the bluff. For some reason, maybe proximity to Presby and Medical City, the area is loaded with OB-GYNs, which might come in handy. Great schools, private and public. Bruce Wilke, president of the Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association, sent his son to Brown University after Hillcrest High School with perfect SAT scores.
“Kids are beautifully educated here,” Wilke told me, “and we didn’t have to pay private school tuition.”
Lucky man. I’m bullish on JanMar, and check out a little cul de sac called Lloyd Valley, too: not quite Jan Mar but two listings on that hidden little gem!