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Smart City’s Secret to Saving Money this Summer in Dallas!

LEED-certified properties are a sweet deal when it comes to freezing cold winters and blistering summers (such as, oh I don’t know, every May through August in Texas). They’re also fantastic for saving the world and stuff, too. To sum it up, if a building is built after 2008, they are LEED-certified and you’re going to save money on your electric bills!  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.

You will not only have green living initiatives, and therefore more affordable utility bills, but you’ll also live in a property that cares about our environment! 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

If you like any of these LEED-certified apartments, 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! You can also fill out an Apartment Search Form here !