With its leafy, tree-lined streets and darling homes dating as far back as the 1920s, M-Streets continues to be a popular neighborhood for couples and young families who want to be close to downtown and near White Rock Lake.
Homes have high-gabled roofs, interesting stonework and masonry chimneys. Some still include decorative leaded-glass windows.
The neighborhood officially stretches east of North Central Expressway (U.S. Highway 75) to Greenville Avenue and north of Vanderbilt to McCommas, though locals often use the M Streets term more generally to refer to homes in the area immediately adjacent.
Homes here are generally between 1,000 and 1,400 square feet, although some tear-downs have created larger homes. Since 2002 the area has been known officially as the Greenland Hills Conservation District, a designation that will make such projects more difficult in the future.
Homes here are mostly Tudor style, though there are also some ranch, Craftsman, traditional and neo-colonial homes sprinkled throughout.
M-Streets has gotten more expensive in recent years, and redone homes that may have been priced in the $200,000s in the mid-1990s are now priced between $350,000 and $500,000. Fixer-uppers go for less but often require extensive work.
Greenville Avenue, which forms M-Streets' eastern border, is the primary artery for the neighborhood, with shops, patio bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. The area has generally avoided the brunt of the parking congestion and revelry from restaurant- and bar-goers that have affected the neighborhoods immediately south on "Lower Greenville."
*Information adapted from greatamericancountry.com.