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224 Apartments for rent in Balch Springs, TX

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Last updated January 24 at 9:38am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Balch Springs, TX
The Summit
1057 Americana Ln
Mesquite, TX
Updated January 24 at 12:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
$835
2 Bedrooms
$1,173
3 Bedrooms
$1,239
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City Guide
Balch Springs
Finding a Place to Rent in Balch Springs

Ask most apartment hunters what they're looking for in a rental, and many will say affordability, availability and convenience. Fortunately, Balch Springs gives you all three. Lucky you!

Balch Springs is known for giving its residents fast access to the center of Dallas, which is a short 20-minute drive away. Residents can save some serious dough because apartment rentals in Balch Springs can be much easier on your pocketbook than rentals in Dallas.

Of course, being a small town, Balch Springs only has a short list of apartment complexes for you to select from. Because the town still flies under the radar, you'll be relieved to find that the rental market isn't cut-throat.

Whether you're in search of a 1 bedroom apartment for rent, 2 bedroom apartments to rent or houses to rent, there's a good chance you'll find something you like without having to duke it out with other renters. Because the town is such a hidden gem, you may be able to score a great move-in special as well.

Balch Springs Neighborhoods

Truth be told, Balch Springs is such a small town that you won't necessarily encounter "neighborhoods" when you're looking for places to live in. In fact, most people refer to Balch Springs as one of Dallas's neighborhoods, even though it's technically outside the Dallas city limits. While they may not be official neighborhoods, here are some areas you may encounter while you're searching.

Rose Gardens: This area is farther from I-635 than other neighborhoods. You'll have to travel farther to get out of town, but with such a peaceful neighborhood, why would you want to?

Spring Oaks: This neighborhood puts you close to some of the town's shopping centers and local businesses.

Hickory Tree Estates: Close to the northern edge of Balch Springs and I-635, this area gives you fast access to the neighboring town of Mesquite, where many people travel for work and play.

Life in Balch Springs

Dallas is a large, bustling, major city, complete with bumper-to-bumper traffic, a sense of big-city anonymity and large crowds. Balch Springs gives you a totally different feel; things move slowly around the town, so it feels peaceful! With only a handful of grocery stores and a single library, Balch Springs is the type of town where you'll run into folks again and again -- so brush up on saying, "Howdy!" and embrace the small-town conviviality.

Rent Report
Balch Springs

January 2018 Balch Springs Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Balch Springs Rent Report. Balch Springs rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Balch Springs rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Balch Springs rents increase sharply over the past month

Balch Springs rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Balch Springs stand at $860 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,070 for a two-bedroom. Balch Springs' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.5%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Balch Springs, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Dallas metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Arlington has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,190, while one-bedrooms go for $960.
  • Over the past month, Grand Prairie has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,210, while one-bedrooms go for $980.
  • Dallas proper has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,100; rents decreased 0.3% over the past month but were up 2.2% over the past year.
  • Plano has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,410; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 2.9% over the past year.

Balch Springs rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Balch Springs, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Balch Springs is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 2.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.5% in Houston, 1.6% in San Antonio, and 0.1% in Austin.
  • Balch Springs' median two-bedroom rent of $1,070 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 0.7% rise in Balch Springs.
  • While Balch Springs' rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Los Angeles (+5.4%), Phoenix (+3.8%), and Seattle (+3.0%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Balch Springs than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Balch Springs.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Dallas $880 $1,100 -0.3% 2.2%
Fort Worth $910 $1,130 -0.5% 4.3%
Arlington $960 $1,190 -0.2% 6.6%
Plano $1,140 $1,410 -0.2% 2.9%
Garland $970 $1,210 0.3% 2.7%
Irving $950 $1,180 -0.6% 3.8%
Grand Prairie $980 $1,210 -0.7% 4.6%
Mesquite $1,040 $1,290 0.3% 4.9%
McKinney $1,120 $1,390 -0.2% 1.9%
Carrollton $1,080 $1,350 0.1% 5.4%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.