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Move Into These Properties and Have Uber Cheap Utility Bills

by Audrey Swanson

LEED-certified properties are a sweet deal when it comes to freezing cold winters (a la what’s coming our way, like, now) and blistering summers (such as, oh I don’t know, every May through August in North Texas). They’re also fantastic for saving the world and stuff, too. They save money and resources and they positively impact the health of occupants by promoting renewable, clean energy. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program that recognizes building practices and strategies that satisfy and earn points for certain prerequisites, and Dallas is full of ’em in the apartment realm.

We’ve picked out a handful of properties in different pockets of the city, most of them fairly new and beautifully upgraded with luxury amenities. A key aspect of being LEED-certified, though, is that even though you might be paying a little more for rent at a new and upscale building in a cool area, you’ll still be cutting costs by having lower water, electricity and other bills.

Plus, most of these guys are running some unbelievable deals right now, like one or two months totally free! So you will not only have green living initiatives, and therefore more affordable utility bills, but you’ll also have some rent chopped off the top of these buildings. We all know that here in Dallas, we don’t really deal well with cold, so don’t sweat cranking up the heater during these chillier months.

1) Upper Greenville

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This stunning garden-style property was built in 2012 and includes a fully-equipped fitness center with premium cardio and strength training machines and free weights, a posh internet cafe, a resort-style swimming pool with a tanning area and water features and so much more. The units are super snazzy, with custom maple cabinetry, spacious walk-in closets, designer pendant lighting, gourmet kitchens and granite countertops.

Pricing –
Studios: starting at $1209 for 597 square feet
One bedrooms: starting at $1196 for 597 square feet
Two bedrooms: starting at $1971 for 1070 square feet

2) Medical District

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This high-end Medical District apartment complex is a historical-meets-modern, urban-dwelling haven, designed with the creative combination of reclaimed brick, glass, art and metals. Aside from its breathtaking design and energy-efficiency, the property offers a courtyard with seating areas and nooks, a saltwater swimming pool, an exclusive club lounge, a 24-hour athletic club, a tanning spa, dry cleaning delivery and full concierge services.

Pricing –
Studios: starting at $940 for 482 square feet
One bedrooms: starting at $1050 for 557 square feet
Two bedrooms: starting at $1565 for 1046 square feet

Uptown

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Just steps from Uptown’s finest dining and nightlife, this stunner is all about location. Well, that and its seriously good looks, quality and those attractive and low utility bills. Get the poshest in apartment decor with perks like hand-scraped authentic wood flooring, fantastic views of downtown Dallas, granite and quartz countertops, oversized private balconies, 10-foot ceilings, breakfast bars with pendant lighting and extra-large walk-in closets.

Pricing –
Studios: starting at $1666 for 656 square feet
One bedrooms: starting at $1608 for 704 square feet
Two bedrooms: starting at $2533 for 1085 square feet

Design District

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Not only do you have a seriously unreal view of D-Town, but you also have a one-acre rooftop park and pool at this unbelievable property. This high rise has a pet promenade (covered walking area), a 3,000 square-foot fitness center that overlooks the rooftop park, a relaxation and reading area nestled amid the courtyard and best of all, it’s LEED Gold Certified, which is pretty freaking energy-efficient.

Pricing –
One bedrooms: starting at $1,552 for 690 square feet
Two bedrooms: starting at $2870 for 1312 square feet

These are just a teeny-tiny percentage of the apartments we know of with energy efficiency and LEED certifications, so if the idea of paying less in utilities in a high-quality home sounds appealing to you, give us a call or send a text message to 214-586-0519 for more information on how we can get you moved into one! And while you’re here, feel free to check out our other apartment listings to feel out exactly what you’re looking for.