Hi there, I’m Candy Evans.
– Business Owner, Real Estate Consultant, Volunteer, Board Member, Wife, Mother, Grandmother & City Council Candidate
“I will make District 11 the Best Place to call home!”
Born in snowy Chicago, Candy left the Windy City to attend college on the east coast at Wheaton (Norton, Mass.) and Dartmouth College. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, she returned to Chicago to be one of the youngest assignment desk editors at WBBM-TV. From there she went to Columbia University in NYC for her M.S.J., where she met her husband, Walter Evans II, M.D. They moved to Dallas as newlyweds in 1980 and fell in love with the city. Now, 41 years, two children, and (almost!) four grandchildren later, Candy wants to give back to Dallas with her knowledge, skills, talents, and love.
One of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, she is the founder and publisher of an exciting and growing platform of real estate-focused news websites: her signature CandysDirt.com, SecondShelters.com, and MidlandDirt.com. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush’s Dallas home purchase in 2008 while on staff at D Magazine. Her verticals have won countless awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR). An avid volunteer, Candy was President of the Dallas USA Film Festival in 2015 and remains on the board. She is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance (DCMSA), & chaired a home tour on its behalf, netting more than $115,000, one of the most successful in DCMSA history. She has been involved with the Dallas Arboretum, the Yellow Rose Gala, Paws Cause, Cattle Barons, and Presby Partners. She also worked as a tireless volunteer at her children’s schools, Hockaday and St. Marks. In 2012, she and her husband, Walter F. Evans II, M.D., co-chaired the Texas Medical Association annual gala in Dallas, “Going for the Gold”. Both are very active in the Columbia University and Dartmouth Clubs of Dallas. They also started one of the first neighborhood police patrols in Preston Hollow, and are leaders in the Hillcrest Estates/Northaven Crime Watch Patrol. She is on the Public Safety Committee of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Married for 41 years, Candy & Walter are members of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, with two Golden Doodles, and Josie, a yellow-naped Amazon parrot, who had a starring role in the “Real Housewives of Dallas”. Candy was featured in “Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders” produced by Dana Adam Shapiro, based on the book she wrote in 1982.
Candy’s connections OUTSIDE of Dallas and in the real estate community will make her one of the most valuable CM’s in Dallas, as she pulls new business opportunities to the Preston Road corridor. But her commitment to her home District 11 will remain focused on the highest quality for homeowners and always, a good life in Dallas.