It was a big year for real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth. As The Dallas Morning News points out, nearly 100,000 jobs were added to the metroplex this year, which sparked a lot of growth throughout the area.
Here are some of the highlights of 2017 according to the DMN:
- The grand opening for Legacy West in Plano. The 250-acre project has been under construction for more than 3 years. Located on the west side of Dallas North Tollway, the center includes offices for Toyota, Liberty Mutual Insurance, JPMorgan Chase, FedEx Office and Boeing.
- The jury is still out on whether or not Amazon HQ2 is coming to Dallas, but we do know it would bring roughly 50,000 new jobs and a $5 billion office. In 2017 North Texas developers made pitches to land the giant operation.
- The DMN reports there’s been a shift in the ‘hottest suburb’ department. Plano and Frisco have been dethroned — for now. In 2017 Allen was making headlines with their new $90 million convention center and hotel, as well as new office operations for Netscout Systems, Boss Fight Entertainment and other businesses. And it looks like their growth will continue in 2018.
- Two notable mega-mansions sold this year: the 25-acre former Hicks estate sold for $36.2 million, and Sam Wyly’s mansion in Highland Park sold for a reported $9.4 million.
- For more 2017 highlights, check out the full story on the DMN.