Big D Digs
A pandemic-prompted remote-work trend has folks scouring the country for spacious, comfortable real estate, but with house prices at approximately stratospheric, the market favors the rich. There are ways, though, for the more fiscally limited to sample the dream, sans the commitment of a second-home mortgage. A big family or a group of traveling friends can land a Wi-Fi-enabled villa with surroundings so luxe that relaxing, playing, writing that romance novel, or even catching up on emails comes easier. The bright side to Dallas sprawl? Rural retreats, state parks, lakes, and rambling acreage is generally just minutes from uptown estates, city-center party scenes, museums, historical sites, sports venues, and world-famous restaurants. Upon surfing the surfeit of Dallas area vacation rentals, these offer the best of both worlds and the most room to spread one’s wings at per-person costs that, by far, beat the expense of posting up at a relatively cramped bourgeois hotel.