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City Guide
Moving to Carrollton

So, you're thinking of moving to the Dallas area and don't want to live in the big city? Carrollton might be a good choice for you if you want something nice, suburban, clean and friendly. If you're looking for an apartment, there is a chance you'll find one. You might be pleasantly surprised by the reasonable rents if you're looking for a studio or one bedroom apartment. If you just want a nice place with great access to a big city nearby, you've come to the right place.

While looking for an apartment during your search for a home in Carrollton, you're going to want to compile some necessary documents to turn in with your application. Starting your apartment search prepared helps ensure that you put an application in as soon as possible, and don't miss out on your dream apartment when its rented to someone else who got there first. First of all, you'll want to make copies of your personal ID. Then, you'll want to gather financial info like your bank statements, tax returns, and any other proof of what you have in the bank. You'll also want to get proof of employment to show potential landlords you will have a way to pay their rent, and also reference letters from previous landlords to prove that you will be a good tenant. Finally, make sure that you have a well-stocked bank account. Moving can be rather expensive, and getting your things from one house to another costs a lot of money. You'll want to be able to cover moving expenses, as well as any brokers fees that you might be charged by the person who helps you find an apartment. Additionally, you'll also need to front a lot of money when renting usually at least first and last months rent, sometimes in addition to a security deposit.


Its clear that Carrollton is an awesome place to live, but you have to ask yourself: what else is there to know? The town is a small suburb, but there is a little bit of differentiation in the vibe and community of the city depending on where you end up in it. Read more below to find out what each area of Carrollton is like and whether it will be the right place for you to call home.

Fm 544: It's the town's northeast corner. It's very suburban and almost all single-family homes. There are a few rentals and apartment complexes.

Route 121 and Huffines Blvd: These streets demarcate the northwestern most corner of Carrollton. All of Carrollton is nice, but this part is a tiny bit less expensive than other parts. There are tons of high-rises and apartment buildings here (and also some single-family homes).

Luna Road and Valwood Parkway: These streets section off the southernmost area of Carrollton, and are also by far the least expensive.

Historic Downtown Carrollton: This is the center of the town, and it's full of history and culture. People think its cute and quaint here, and its therefore an idyllic place to live. Come here to get a real taste of Texas culture and to be in the hustle and bustle of somewhere thats not very hustle-bustley.

Living in Carrollton

Living in Carrollton can be like a dream if you're looking for a suburb in a lovely town. But is close enough to get out of town to Dallas. One of the best and most popular ways to do that is to obviously have your own car. Having a car in Carrollton allows you to get around in town easily and also to get out whenever you feel like you want or need to. There is public transportation in the area: DART is Dallas transportation system (Dallas Area Rapid Transit). If you want to take a bus to Dallas, DART has one for you. There is also a train, called the Green Line, which will take you right into the big city. Its therefore not necessary to have your own set of wheels but most residents do recommend it for ease and convenience.

Once you've settled into Carrollton, there are actually plenty of things to do there. Historic Downtown Carrollton is an attraction in itself. People go to shop and dine and just to stroll around, taking in the quaint Texas scenery. For something a little more exciting, check out Sandy Lane Amusement Park. Its a place where locals and people all over the region come to have fun. There is great theme park food there, too, and who doesn't want a pronto pup or funnel cake every once in a while? Blooms Candy and Soda Pop Shop is also a favorite.

For sports lovers, Carrollton has some excellent golf. The Coyote Ridge Golf Club is a favorite with affordable golfing, nice club facilities, and a restaurant. Indian Creek is also a golfing choice a 36-hole daily fee facility situated along the beautiful and scenic Trinity River. If you love pro sports, hop on into Dallas to see the Mavericks play basketball or the Cowboys play football. The Texas Rangers baseball team also plays in the area just southwest of Carrollton in Arlington.

Rent Report

April 2018 Carrollton Rent Report

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

Carrollton rents increased significantly over the past month

Carrollton rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Carrollton stand at $1,080 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,350 for a two-bedroom. Carrollton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Carrollton, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Dallas metro, 9 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 5.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,200, while one-bedrooms go for $970.
  • Over the past year, McKinney is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,380, while one-bedrooms go for $1,110.
  • Plano has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,410; rents were up 2.3% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
  • Dallas proper has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,100; rents rose 1.8% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Carrollton

As rents have increased moderately in Carrollton, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Carrollton is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Houston, 1.2% in San Antonio, and 0.1% in Austin.
  • Carrollton's median two-bedroom rent of $1,350 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 3.2% rise in Carrollton.
  • While Carrollton's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Los Angeles (+3.1%), Phoenix (+2.9%), and San Francisco (+1.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Carrollton than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,020.

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 0.2% 1.8%
Fort Worth $900 $1,120 0.2% 2.1%
Arlington $970 $1,200 0.5% 5.4%
Plano $1,140 $1,410 0.2% 2.3%
Garland $980 $1,220 0.1% 1.9%
Irving $960 $1,190 0.7% 2.9%
Grand Prairie $980 $1,220 0.7% 2.1%
Mesquite $1,050 $1,310 0.3% 5.1%
McKinney $1,110 $1,380 -0.1% -0.3%
Carrollton $1,080 $1,350 0.6% 3.2%
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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.


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.

Carrollton Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Carrollton ranks on:
A Overall satisfaction
A+ Safety and crime rate
B Jobs and career opportunities
B Recreational activities
B+ Affordability
B+ Quality of schools
D Social Life
A- Weather
B Commute time
A+ State and local taxes
B- Public transit
B- Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Carrollton’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Carrollton renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above-average scores."

Key Findings in Carrollton include the following:

  • Carrollton renters gave their city an A overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Carrollton were safety and low crime and state and local taxes, which both received A+ grades.
  • The areas of concern to Carrollton renters are social life (D) and public transit (B-).
  • Carrollton earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Garland (A) and Plano (A+), but earned higher marks than Fort Worth (B), Arlington (B+) and Dallas (B).
  • Carrollton did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Tucson (D) and Philadelphia (C+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at