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Crest at Park Central
7929 Churchill Way
Dallas, TX | Hillcrest Forest
Studio
$1,006
574 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,123
836 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,397
1240 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Ideally situated for easy access to I-635 and I-75. Each apartment features a gourmet kitchen and comes with a DirecTV and high speed internet package. Amenities include a fitness center and two swimming pools.
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10 Units Available
Grand Reserve
6044 E Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,665
997 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,471
1598 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,305
2213 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Luxurious amenities include built-in wine racks under cabinets, breakfast nooks and granite countertops. Community offers dog park, trash valet and on-site management. Located close to IHOP, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and more.
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32 Units Available
Halston
8850 Ferguson Rd
Dallas, TX | Casa Linda
Studio
$830
514 sqft
1 Bedroom
$985
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1004 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Stylish apartments with open layouts and energy efficient appliances. Community includes outdoor and indoor pools. Minutes from the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake. Near bars, restaurants, and shops on and around Ferguson Road.
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5 Units Available
Magnolia off Henderson
2100 Moser Ave
Dallas, TX | Henderson
1 Bedroom
$1,250
737 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Great location close to shopping of Knox/Henderson. Units have wine chiller, dry bar and full size washer and dryer. Community includes BBQ grill, garage parking and fob access control.
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5 Units Available
Magnolia on Moser
2103 Moser Ave
Dallas, TX | Henderson
1 Bedroom
$1,099
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,105
1171 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Residents enjoy units with keyless entry locks, granite countertops and large kitchen islands. Covered parking, BBQ grills and fob access available. Located in the hip Lower Greenville Neighborhood.
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7 Units Available
Magnolia at Lakewood
2175 Tucker St
Dallas, TX | Lakewood Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,115
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Units feature built-in wireless Sonos speaker systems, Kohler Bluetooth shower head speakers and stainless steel appliances. Community has plunge pool, BBQ grills and gated parking courts. Close to I-30 for commuters.
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23 Units Available
Slate at Cole
4650 Cole Ave
Dallas, TX | Uptown
1 Bedroom
$1,327
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,687
1000 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Sophisticated living with crown molding in living rooms and bedrooms. Fully-equipped fitness center, plus indoor basketball and racquetball courts. Swimming pool with waterfall. Gated underground garage parking.
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21 Units Available
Parc at White Rock
7545 W Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX | Lane Park
Studio
$1,709
601 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,349
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,912
1207 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Luxury apartments right next to White Rock Lake. Community amenities include bike storage, a yoga center and gym. A short walk from the White Rock DART station.
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20 Units Available
Stella
2112 Boll St
Dallas, TX | Oak Lawn
1 Bedroom
$1,445
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,189
1090 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Luxury residences with designer upgrades and in-unit laundry. Ample community amenities including a rooftop terrace with views of the Dallas skyline, swimming pool, fitness center and resident lounge. Near the Arts District and Uptown.
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3 Units Available
Magnolia on Eastern
7518 Eastern Ave
Dallas, TX | Greenway Park
1 Bedroom
$1,399
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,199
1095 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Units are one- or two-bedroom with built-in stereo speakers, keyless entry locks and designer closets. Located close to Park Cities, Lovers Lane and the Dallas North Tollway. Community has BBQ grills and parking.
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9 Units Available
Chimney Hill
9637 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX | Lake Highlands
1 Bedroom
$850
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,109
1023 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Ideally situated in northeast Dallas about 12 miles from downtown, Chimney Hill provides a gorgeous, gated community near everything. Commuting is a breeze from Chimney Hill, with I-635 just minutes away.
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22 Units Available
The Mondrian Cityplace
3000 Blackburn St
Dallas, TX | Oak Lawn
1 Bedroom
$1,879
1007 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,072
1621 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,855
2253 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Just steps away from CityPlace/Uptown Station for easy commuting. Units offer residents laundry, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Luxury community includes pool, internet cafe, 24-hour concierge, and 24-hour gym.
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13 Units Available
Pike West Commerce
444 W Commerce St
Dallas, TX | Fort Worth Avenue
1 Bedroom
$1,051
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,694
1170 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Outdoor biergarten and bocce ball court. Grassy double-gated dog park with towering trees, picnic table seating. Fitness room with free weights, kettlebells, medicine balls in addition to cardio and strength machines. Upscale homes with recycled glass countertops, plank flooring.
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5 Units Available
Magnolia on Gilbert Apartments
4020 Gilbert Ave
Dallas, TX | North Oaklawn
1 Bedroom
$1,199
741 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Units feature wine chiller, keyless entry locks and stainless steel appliances. Community offers outdoor fireplace, BBQ grill and covered parking. Located minutes from Dallas Love Field Airport.
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21 Units Available
1900 McKinney
1900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX | Oak Lawn
1 Bedroom
$2,079
1397 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,196
1898 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Luxurious units include 10- to 12-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances and expansive windows. Community offers rooftop pool, resident club and Starbucks coffee bar. Steps away from world-class dining and nightlife at Sambuca and House of Blues.
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2 Units Available
Highlands Creek
8300 Skillman St
Dallas, TX | Lake Highlands
1 Bedroom
$970
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
At Highlands Creek, our friendly, top notch staff, high-quality amenities and dedication to our residents set us apart from the rest of competition! Our one- and two-bedroom apartments offer completely renovated interiors featuring full size washer
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34 Units Available
Olympus at Ross
3501 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX | Bryan Place
Studio
$1,014
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,164
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,740
1149 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with concrete or wood-style flooring, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Amenities include a pool plaza, multi-zone fitness deck and dog run.
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6 Units Available
Magnolia at Inwood Village
7606 Eastern Ave
Dallas, TX | Greenway Park
1 Bedroom
$1,199
703 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
1093 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Units have high-end finishes including glass showers, fully-equipped kitchens and stainless steel appliances. Community offers BBQ grill, covered parking and fob access control. Located in historical Inwood Village Northwest.
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15 Units Available
Interurban Building
1500 Jackson St
Dallas, TX | Downtown Dallas
1 Bedroom
$1,259
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,339
1398 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Sleek, contemporary apartments in historic Interurban Building Train Station, in the beating heart of Downtown Dallas. Minutes away from high-end shopping, dining and entertainment. Recently renovated with impressive balcony or patio vista of city.
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27 Units Available
Everton at Bellmar
10588 Stone Canyon Rd
Dallas, TX | Preston Hollow
1 Bedroom
$775
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,370
1038 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Apartments feature stainless steel appliances, wood-style flooring, and glass tile backsplash. Community features outdoor lounge area, resort-style pool, and fitness center. Located steps from popular dining establishments and shopping options. Near Harry S. Moss Park.
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26 Units Available
Camden Victory Park
2787 N Houston St
Dallas, TX | Oak Lawn
1 Bedroom
$1,319
808 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,849
1189 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
Luxury homes with chef-inspired kitchens and hardwood floors. Residents get access to a gym, business center and grill area. Easy access to I-35E. Near the American Airlines Center and Dallas Museum of Art.
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64 Units Available
Mosaic Luxury Highrise
300 N Akard St
Dallas, TX | Downtown Dallas
Studio
$1,223
1107 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,134
1212 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,771
1722 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:23 AM
This high-rise community is in the Main Street District and located near the Dallas Aquarium, Art Museum and everything in the Downtown area. Units are recently renovated. Community features include concierge, valet, clubhouse and pool.
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20 Units Available
Waterford at Bellmar
7879 Riverfall Dr
Dallas, TX | Preston Hollow
1 Bedroom
$825
567 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
880 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 11:23 AM
Convenient location minutes from award-winning schools. Apartments include stainless steel appliances, wood-style flooring, and glass tile backsplash. Community features fitness center, dog park, and resort-style pool.
Verified
7 Units Available
Magnolia on Matilda
1965 Matilda St
Dallas, TX | Lowest Greenville
Studio
$1,249
602 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,399
912 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 11:24 AM
In the Lower Greenville area of Dallas, these apartments boast luxury finishes and high-end bathrooms, private garages, and a grilling area. A block away from Trader Joe's, Mudsmith, and other popular restaurants and stores.

Median Rent in Dallas

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Dallas is $976, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,170.
Studio
$951
1 Bed
$976
2 Beds
$1,170
3+ Beds
$1,253
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Median Rent in Dallas

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Dallas is $976, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,170.
Studio
$951
1 Bed
$976
2 Beds
$1,170
3+ Beds
$1,253

City Guide

Dallas
"My home in Dallas is wonderful. I can walk everywhere. It's a pretty good hidden secret, Dallas. There are wonderful restaurants and a wonderful nightlife. It's just a beautiful city to be in." (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe)
"My home in Dallas is wonderful. I can walk everywhere. It's a pretty good hidden secret, Dallas. There are wonderful restaurants and a wonderful nightlife. It's just a beautiful city to be in." (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe)

Considered by many to be a frontier of the west (although folks in Fort Worth will likely have a different opinion about that), it’s not all about boots and cowboy hats in Dallas; some of the top names in fashion and cuisine have established Texas outposts, and as one of the top 10 largest cities in the country, Dallas’ many neighborhoods all have a distinct flavor and personality, leaving plenty of options open for everyone looking to call the “Big D” their home.

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Fountain Place in Dallas' Art District

Building from where John F. Kennedy was assassinated

Traveling Man Sculpture in Deep Ellum

Dallas Neighborhoods

For anyone new to the area, there are a number of cities surrounding Dallas that aren't, well, Dallas. In the manner of some New Jersey realtors who mislead couples into thinking that 45 minutes from “the city” isn't that bad, I’m here to tell you that 45 minutes is more like an hour and a half. Yes, it is that bad. Allen, Plano, Richardson, Frisco and McKinney are all great areas in their own right, but for the sake of shorter commute times, they won’t be covered. However, if commute time isn't an issue, then definitely do not cross them off your list.

Regardless of the neighborhood, one consistent feature of Dallas is the amazing and sometimes extremely hot weather - May through October, the average daily high tops 80 degrees. As a result of this many Dallas apartment communities focus on providing amenities to help their residents deal with the extreme heat. Almost every apartment in Dallas will come equipped with air conditioning and many of the communities have invested significantly in having great outdoor pool areas and indoor gyms for their residents to enjoy.

Using downtown as a reference point, let’s get to the Dallas neighborhoods.

Addison: With minimal traffic, Addison is located a quick 15 minutes north of downtown on the Tollway. Addison is actually a city in its’ own right, so technically it’s not a Dallas neighborhood; but since it’s so close, you might as well give it a look. Thankfully, Addison is home to tons of apartments. If you’re a recent graduate, you’ll definitely feel welcome among the large number of young professionals that already call the trendy Addison Circle area “home”. Apartment prices in Addison are varied and definitely dependent upon location and type; older complexes outside the Addison Circle area run around $600-$900 per month, whereas units within the actual Circle neighborhood itself start at about $800. Addison is also home to a large number of restaurants and bars, and totes some excellent shopping as well.

Deep Ellum: An artsy little enclave just east of downtown, Deep Ellum is literally on the easternmost edge of downtown Dallas. Deep Ellum is a historic little neighborhood with industrial roots and a gritty past. Happily, Deep Ellum today is yet again an arts and entertainment district with a quirky and independent personality. Most of the apartments in this area are loft-style, and, as such, tend to run a bit pricier than most other homes, usually upwards of $700. Thankfully, the price of your place will be complimented by the excellent batch of restaurants nearby, many of which have earned citywide recognition for their unique and delicious menus. Still not convinced? How about living just a few blocks from the Dallas Farmers Market? Yeah, we thought that sounded pretty nice too.

Downtown: Honestly, outside of Dallas, downtown doesn't have the most amazing reputation. Downtown is full of historical, Art Deco-style buildings that languished for years before developers saw the potential in converting them to residences. Downtown today is an entirely different area than it was even ten years ago. Zagat-rated restaurants dot Main Street and the flagship location of the celebrated luxury retailer Neiman Marcus all sit pretty in the downtown area. Buildings that once housed old telephone companies now offer sweeping views of the skyline from rooftop decks and pools. Many Downtown apartments are not near parks and as a result have gone out of their way to offer services to the pet friendly crowd. These apartments will often have dog parks and sometimes even contract with local dog walkers to provide in unit pet care. Downtown has been slowly luring people back over the past several years, and it now boasts a thriving nightlife for all you club fanatics. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the gorgeously renovated apartments run a little steep, starting around $800 and running as high as $2,000.

Highland Park/University Park: Located approximately 5 minutes north of downtown, the Highland Park/University Park (“Park Cities”) area doesn't typically bring “apartments” to mind, but there are actually quite a few town homes, duplexes and condos in the area to explore. The closer you get to Southern Methodist University, the more town homes you’ll find, but they’re not exclusively student-housing, and the students who do live there aren't typically the rowdy, Animal House-style kids (they live on campus in the fraternity houses). Home to the country’s first outdoor shopping center, Highland Park Village, as well as the historic Snyder Plaza, this area features some of the best shopping and eating around. There’s usually a unit or two to be found, but beware: They go quickly and typically cost upwards of $1,000 per month for a one bedroom apartment, minimum.

Knox-Henderson: Situated a whopping 2 minutes south of the Park Cities and 5 minutes north of downtown, the Knox-Henderson area is where you’ll find an eclectic group of people. Apartments in this area are very near the Katy Trail, Dallas’ most popular jogging and biking trail, and are typically smaller, two and three story complexes, which are exceptionally well-kept. Since this area is getting close to the coveted Uptown district, rent runs from around $600 in one of the smaller, older complexes (old in this case does not mean dilapidated) to upwards of $1,200 in one of the über-trendy boutique-style apartments.

Oak Lawn: A couple blocks west of Uptown, Oak Lawn is Uptown’s quirky, free-spirited sister. A mixed crowd, this neighborhood isn't exclusively young people, old people or families; you’ll find a little bit of everything. There are extremely fancy (read: pricey) high-rises, quaint one-bedroom apartments and the odd town-home. This area is close to everything: downtown is a stone’s throw away, there’s easy access to the Tollway and Interstate 75 and there are restaurants galore. This area and Uptown are pretty sought-after, so you’ll need to do some digging to A) find what you want, and B) so you don’t get ripped off. Similar to the Knox-Henderson area, the older apartments in Oak Lawn are rather nice, so don’t be dissuaded by the date the complex was built, you’ll just need to do a little research. Expect rent to increase from around $700 for at older complex to close to $5,000 for a new town home.

Uptown: Ah, Uptown. Saved the best for last…or did I? If you’re young, don’t mind noise, and value being able to walk to and from bars and restaurants, then this is your best bet. If you would prefer a quieter locale, free of inebriated neighbors at late hours, guess what? It’s the best for you too. You see, Uptown is a small neighborhood approximately 3 minutes from downtown, but it is absolutely jam-packed with apartments and condos. There are trendy addresses that are too noisy to validate the cost, then there are the equally nice and equally convenient apartments across the street (any street, there are literally apartments everywhere) that are substantially less noisy and likely cost a little less. Uptown encompasses the hoppin' of section McKinney Avenue comes packed with no less than 50 bars and restaurants, selling everything from Jello-shots and French fries to Lychee martinis and gourmet sushi. Rent is reflective of how close you want to be to the action and what in unit amenities you want: $2,000 will get you a two bedroom apartment with a washer and dryer above a shopping center, whereas for a more modest $800 you can live a block and a half away and walk to the shopping center. The choice is entirely up to you.

Dallas Neighborhoods
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For anyone new to the area, there are a number of cities surrounding Dallas that aren't, well, Dallas. In the manner of some New Jersey realtors who mislead couples into thinking that 45 minutes from “the city” isn't that bad, I’m here to tell you that 45 minutes is more like an hour and a half. Yes, it is that bad. Allen, Plano, Richardson, Frisco and McKinney are all great areas in their own right, but for the sake of shorter commute times, they won’t be covered. However, if commute time isn't an issue, then definitely do not cross them off your list.

Regardless of the neighborhood, one consistent feature of Dallas is the amazing and sometimes extremely hot weather - May through October, the average daily high tops 80 degrees. As a result of this many Dallas apartment communities focus on providing amenities to help their residents deal with the extreme heat. Almost every apartment in Dallas will come equipped with air conditioning and many of the communities have invested significantly in having great outdoor pool areas and indoor gyms for their residents to enjoy.

Using downtown as a reference point, let’s get to the Dallas neighborhoods.

Addison: With minimal traffic, Addison is located a quick 15 minutes north of downtown on the Tollway. Addison is actually a city in its’ own right, so technically it’s not a Dallas neighborhood; but since it’s so close, you might as well give it a look. Thankfully, Addison is home to tons of apartments. If you’re a recent graduate, you’ll definitely feel welcome among the large number of young professionals that already call the trendy Addison Circle area “home”. Apartment prices in Addison are varied and definitely dependent upon location and type; older complexes outside the Addison Circle area run around $600-$900 per month, whereas units within the actual Circle neighborhood itself start at about $800. Addison is also home to a large number of restaurants and bars, and totes some excellent shopping as well.

Deep Ellum: An artsy little enclave just east of downtown, Deep Ellum is literally on the easternmost edge of downtown Dallas. Deep Ellum is a historic little neighborhood with industrial roots and a gritty past. Happily, Deep Ellum today is yet again an arts and entertainment district with a quirky and independent personality. Most of the apartments in this area are loft-style, and, as such, tend to run a bit pricier than most other homes, usually upwards of $700. Thankfully, the price of your place will be complimented by the excellent batch of restaurants nearby, many of which have earned citywide recognition for their unique and delicious menus. Still not convinced? How about living just a few blocks from the Dallas Farmers Market? Yeah, we thought that sounded pretty nice too.

Downtown: Honestly, outside of Dallas, downtown doesn't have the most amazing reputation. Downtown is full of historical, Art Deco-style buildings that languished for years before developers saw the potential in converting them to residences. Downtown today is an entirely different area than it was even ten years ago. Zagat-rated restaurants dot Main Street and the flagship location of the celebrated luxury retailer Neiman Marcus all sit pretty in the downtown area. Buildings that once housed old telephone companies now offer sweeping views of the skyline from rooftop decks and pools. Many Downtown apartments are not near parks and as a result have gone out of their way to offer services to the pet friendly crowd. These apartments will often have dog parks and sometimes even contract with local dog walkers to provide in unit pet care. Downtown has been slowly luring people back over the past several years, and it now boasts a thriving nightlife for all you club fanatics. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the gorgeously renovated apartments run a little steep, starting around $800 and running as high as $2,000.

Highland Park/University Park: Located approximately 5 minutes north of downtown, the Highland Park/University Park (“Park Cities”) area doesn't typically bring “apartments” to mind, but there are actually quite a few town homes, duplexes and condos in the area to explore. The closer you get to Southern Methodist University, the more town homes you’ll find, but they’re not exclusively student-housing, and the students who do live there aren't typically the rowdy, Animal House-style kids (they live on campus in the fraternity houses). Home to the country’s first outdoor shopping center, Highland Park Village, as well as the historic Snyder Plaza, this area features some of the best shopping and eating around. There’s usually a unit or two to be found, but beware: They go quickly and typically cost upwards of $1,000 per month for a one bedroom apartment, minimum.

Knox-Henderson: Situated a whopping 2 minutes south of the Park Cities and 5 minutes north of downtown, the Knox-Henderson area is where you’ll find an eclectic group of people. Apartments in this area are very near the Katy Trail, Dallas’ most popular jogging and biking trail, and are typically smaller, two and three story complexes, which are exceptionally well-kept. Since this area is getting close to the coveted Uptown district, rent runs from around $600 in one of the smaller, older complexes (old in this case does not mean dilapidated) to upwards of $1,200 in one of the über-trendy boutique-style apartments.

Oak Lawn: A couple blocks west of Uptown, Oak Lawn is Uptown’s quirky, free-spirited sister. A mixed crowd, this neighborhood isn't exclusively young people, old people or families; you’ll find a little bit of everything. There are extremely fancy (read: pricey) high-rises, quaint one-bedroom apartments and the odd town-home. This area is close to everything: downtown is a stone’s throw away, there’s easy access to the Tollway and Interstate 75 and there are restaurants galore. This area and Uptown are pretty sought-after, so you’ll need to do some digging to A) find what you want, and B) so you don’t get ripped off. Similar to the Knox-Henderson area, the older apartments in Oak Lawn are rather nice, so don’t be dissuaded by the date the complex was built, you’ll just need to do a little research. Expect rent to increase from around $700 for at older complex to close to $5,000 for a new town home.

Uptown: Ah, Uptown. Saved the best for last…or did I? If you’re young, don’t mind noise, and value being able to walk to and from bars and restaurants, then this is your best bet. If you would prefer a quieter locale, free of inebriated neighbors at late hours, guess what? It’s the best for you too. You see, Uptown is a small neighborhood approximately 3 minutes from downtown, but it is absolutely jam-packed with apartments and condos. There are trendy addresses that are too noisy to validate the cost, then there are the equally nice and equally convenient apartments across the street (any street, there are literally apartments everywhere) that are substantially less noisy and likely cost a little less. Uptown encompasses the hoppin' of section McKinney Avenue comes packed with no less than 50 bars and restaurants, selling everything from Jello-shots and French fries to Lychee martinis and gourmet sushi. Rent is reflective of how close you want to be to the action and what in unit amenities you want: $2,000 will get you a two bedroom apartment with a washer and dryer above a shopping center, whereas for a more modest $800 you can live a block and a half away and walk to the shopping center. The choice is entirely up to you.

Getting around the city

Dallas County is home to over two million residents spread out over a little less than 1,000 square miles. Being such a spread-out city, pedestrian traffic is more or less restricted to individual neighborhoods and shopping centers, and unless you’re fortunate enough to work within walking distance of the office, a method of transportation is a must. Most Dallas commuters chose to drive so Dallas area apartment communities are used to dealing with cars and offer a variety of parking options. These options range from first come first serve spaces to car ports to fully covered parking garages (sometimes even private garages), just know that you'll often pay extra for the additional privacy.

For anyone whose car has been incapacitated due to skyrocketing gas prices or any other unforeseen circumstance, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses and light-rail trains have strategically located stations with service across the city.

Dallas is connected by a series of highways, the main north-south thoroughfares being the Dallas North Tollway, Interstate 75 and Interstate 35, and the primary east-west arteries being Interstate 635 and Loop 12. For the sake of confusion, city planners across the country seem to have a predilection for naming major highways one thing on local signs and something completely different on non-local maps. The above-mentioned highways are referred to locally as, the Tollway, Central Expressway, 35, LBJ and Northwest Highway, respectively.

If your commute requires you to go south on the Tollway or south on Interstate 75 in the morning (or conversely, north on either of those highways in the evening), expect delays. It’s also typically a good bet to avoid Woodall Rodgers (which connects Interstates 75 and 35) in the morning and afternoon if you can. Interstate 653 is always bad (always, since the beginning of time, apparently), and a massive construction project has just begun that all but guarantees road rage-related delays for the next several years. Really.

Now that you've gotten the inside scoop, you’re set to go out and take this apartment-filled city by storm. Whether you pick Uptown, Downtown, or any other town, we’re sure you've got the proper tools to find the place that fits you best. Good luck and happy hunting!

Getting around the city
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Dallas County is home to over two million residents spread out over a little less than 1,000 square miles. Being such a spread-out city, pedestrian traffic is more or less restricted to individual neighborhoods and shopping centers, and unless you’re fortunate enough to work within walking distance of the office, a method of transportation is a must. Most Dallas commuters chose to drive so Dallas area apartment communities are used to dealing with cars and offer a variety of parking options. These options range from first come first serve spaces to car ports to fully covered parking garages (sometimes even private garages), just know that you'll often pay extra for the additional privacy.

For anyone whose car has been incapacitated due to skyrocketing gas prices or any other unforeseen circumstance, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses and light-rail trains have strategically located stations with service across the city.

Dallas is connected by a series of highways, the main north-south thoroughfares being the Dallas North Tollway, Interstate 75 and Interstate 35, and the primary east-west arteries being Interstate 635 and Loop 12. For the sake of confusion, city planners across the country seem to have a predilection for naming major highways one thing on local signs and something completely different on non-local maps. The above-mentioned highways are referred to locally as, the Tollway, Central Expressway, 35, LBJ and Northwest Highway, respectively.

If your commute requires you to go south on the Tollway or south on Interstate 75 in the morning (or conversely, north on either of those highways in the evening), expect delays. It’s also typically a good bet to avoid Woodall Rodgers (which connects Interstates 75 and 35) in the morning and afternoon if you can. Interstate 653 is always bad (always, since the beginning of time, apparently), and a massive construction project has just begun that all but guarantees road rage-related delays for the next several years. Really.

Now that you've gotten the inside scoop, you’re set to go out and take this apartment-filled city by storm. Whether you pick Uptown, Downtown, or any other town, we’re sure you've got the proper tools to find the place that fits you best. Good luck and happy hunting!

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Dallas
"My home in Dallas is wonderful. I can walk everywhere. It's a pretty good hidden secret, Dallas. There are wonderful restaurants and a wonderful nightlife. It's just a beautiful city to be in." (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe)
"My home in Dallas is wonderful. I can walk everywhere. It's a pretty good hidden secret, Dallas. There are wonderful restaurants and a wonderful nightlife. It's just a beautiful city to be in." (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe)

Considered by many to be a frontier of the west (although folks in Fort Worth will likely have a different opinion about that), it’s not all about boots and cowboy hats in Dallas; some of the top names in fashion and cuisine have established Texas outposts, and as one of the top 10 largest cities in the country, Dallas’ many neighborhoods all have a distinct flavor and personality, leaving plenty of options open for everyone looking to call the “Big D” their home.

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Fountain Place in Dallas' Art District

Building from where John F. Kennedy was assassinated

Traveling Man Sculpture in Deep Ellum

Dallas Neighborhoods

For anyone new to the area, there are a number of cities surrounding Dallas that aren't, well, Dallas. In the manner of some New Jersey realtors who mislead couples into thinking that 45 minutes from “the city” isn't that bad, I’m here to tell you that 45 minutes is more like an hour and a half. Yes, it is that bad. Allen, Plano, Richardson, Frisco and McKinney are all great areas in their own right, but for the sake of shorter commute times, they won’t be covered. However, if commute time isn't an issue, then definitely do not cross them off your list.

Regardless of the neighborhood, one consistent feature of Dallas is the amazing and sometimes extremely hot weather - May through October, the average daily high tops 80 degrees. As a result of this many Dallas apartment communities focus on providing amenities to help their residents deal with the extreme heat. Almost every apartment in Dallas will come equipped with air conditioning and many of the communities have invested significantly in having great outdoor pool areas and indoor gyms for their residents to enjoy.

Using downtown as a reference point, let’s get to the Dallas neighborhoods.

Addison: With minimal traffic, Addison is located a quick 15 minutes north of downtown on the Tollway. Addison is actually a city in its’ own right, so technically it’s not a Dallas neighborhood; but since it’s so close, you might as well give it a look. Thankfully, Addison is home to tons of apartments. If you’re a recent graduate, you’ll definitely feel welcome among the large number of young professionals that already call the trendy Addison Circle area “home”. Apartment prices in Addison are varied and definitely dependent upon location and type; older complexes outside the Addison Circle area run around $600-$900 per month, whereas units within the actual Circle neighborhood itself start at about $800. Addison is also home to a large number of restaurants and bars, and totes some excellent shopping as well.

Deep Ellum: An artsy little enclave just east of downtown, Deep Ellum is literally on the easternmost edge of downtown Dallas. Deep Ellum is a historic little neighborhood with industrial roots and a gritty past. Happily, Deep Ellum today is yet again an arts and entertainment district with a quirky and independent personality. Most of the apartments in this area are loft-style, and, as such, tend to run a bit pricier than most other homes, usually upwards of $700. Thankfully, the price of your place will be complimented by the excellent batch of restaurants nearby, many of which have earned citywide recognition for their unique and delicious menus. Still not convinced? How about living just a few blocks from the Dallas Farmers Market? Yeah, we thought that sounded pretty nice too.

Downtown: Honestly, outside of Dallas, downtown doesn't have the most amazing reputation. Downtown is full of historical, Art Deco-style buildings that languished for years before developers saw the potential in converting them to residences. Downtown today is an entirely different area than it was even ten years ago. Zagat-rated restaurants dot Main Street and the flagship location of the celebrated luxury retailer Neiman Marcus all sit pretty in the downtown area. Buildings that once housed old telephone companies now offer sweeping views of the skyline from rooftop decks and pools. Many Downtown apartments are not near parks and as a result have gone out of their way to offer services to the pet friendly crowd. These apartments will often have dog parks and sometimes even contract with local dog walkers to provide in unit pet care. Downtown has been slowly luring people back over the past several years, and it now boasts a thriving nightlife for all you club fanatics. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the gorgeously renovated apartments run a little steep, starting around $800 and running as high as $2,000.

Highland Park/University Park: Located approximately 5 minutes north of downtown, the Highland Park/University Park (“Park Cities”) area doesn't typically bring “apartments” to mind, but there are actually quite a few town homes, duplexes and condos in the area to explore. The closer you get to Southern Methodist University, the more town homes you’ll find, but they’re not exclusively student-housing, and the students who do live there aren't typically the rowdy, Animal House-style kids (they live on campus in the fraternity houses). Home to the country’s first outdoor shopping center, Highland Park Village, as well as the historic Snyder Plaza, this area features some of the best shopping and eating around. There’s usually a unit or two to be found, but beware: They go quickly and typically cost upwards of $1,000 per month for a one bedroom apartment, minimum.

Knox-Henderson: Situated a whopping 2 minutes south of the Park Cities and 5 minutes north of downtown, the Knox-Henderson area is where you’ll find an eclectic group of people. Apartments in this area are very near the Katy Trail, Dallas’ most popular jogging and biking trail, and are typically smaller, two and three story complexes, which are exceptionally well-kept. Since this area is getting close to the coveted Uptown district, rent runs from around $600 in one of the smaller, older complexes (old in this case does not mean dilapidated) to upwards of $1,200 in one of the über-trendy boutique-style apartments.

Oak Lawn: A couple blocks west of Uptown, Oak Lawn is Uptown’s quirky, free-spirited sister. A mixed crowd, this neighborhood isn't exclusively young people, old people or families; you’ll find a little bit of everything. There are extremely fancy (read: pricey) high-rises, quaint one-bedroom apartments and the odd town-home. This area is close to everything: downtown is a stone’s throw away, there’s easy access to the Tollway and Interstate 75 and there are restaurants galore. This area and Uptown are pretty sought-after, so you’ll need to do some digging to A) find what you want, and B) so you don’t get ripped off. Similar to the Knox-Henderson area, the older apartments in Oak Lawn are rather nice, so don’t be dissuaded by the date the complex was built, you’ll just need to do a little research. Expect rent to increase from around $700 for at older complex to close to $5,000 for a new town home.

Uptown: Ah, Uptown. Saved the best for last…or did I? If you’re young, don’t mind noise, and value being able to walk to and from bars and restaurants, then this is your best bet. If you would prefer a quieter locale, free of inebriated neighbors at late hours, guess what? It’s the best for you too. You see, Uptown is a small neighborhood approximately 3 minutes from downtown, but it is absolutely jam-packed with apartments and condos. There are trendy addresses that are too noisy to validate the cost, then there are the equally nice and equally convenient apartments across the street (any street, there are literally apartments everywhere) that are substantially less noisy and likely cost a little less. Uptown encompasses the hoppin' of section McKinney Avenue comes packed with no less than 50 bars and restaurants, selling everything from Jello-shots and French fries to Lychee martinis and gourmet sushi. Rent is reflective of how close you want to be to the action and what in unit amenities you want: $2,000 will get you a two bedroom apartment with a washer and dryer above a shopping center, whereas for a more modest $800 you can live a block and a half away and walk to the shopping center. The choice is entirely up to you.

Dallas Neighborhoods
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For anyone new to the area, there are a number of cities surrounding Dallas that aren't, well, Dallas. In the manner of some New Jersey realtors who mislead couples into thinking that 45 minutes from “the city” isn't that bad, I’m here to tell you that 45 minutes is more like an hour and a half. Yes, it is that bad. Allen, Plano, Richardson, Frisco and McKinney are all great areas in their own right, but for the sake of shorter commute times, they won’t be covered. However, if commute time isn't an issue, then definitely do not cross them off your list.

Regardless of the neighborhood, one consistent feature of Dallas is the amazing and sometimes extremely hot weather - May through October, the average daily high tops 80 degrees. As a result of this many Dallas apartment communities focus on providing amenities to help their residents deal with the extreme heat. Almost every apartment in Dallas will come equipped with air conditioning and many of the communities have invested significantly in having great outdoor pool areas and indoor gyms for their residents to enjoy.

Using downtown as a reference point, let’s get to the Dallas neighborhoods.

Addison: With minimal traffic, Addison is located a quick 15 minutes north of downtown on the Tollway. Addison is actually a city in its’ own right, so technically it’s not a Dallas neighborhood; but since it’s so close, you might as well give it a look. Thankfully, Addison is home to tons of apartments. If you’re a recent graduate, you’ll definitely feel welcome among the large number of young professionals that already call the trendy Addison Circle area “home”. Apartment prices in Addison are varied and definitely dependent upon location and type; older complexes outside the Addison Circle area run around $600-$900 per month, whereas units within the actual Circle neighborhood itself start at about $800. Addison is also home to a large number of restaurants and bars, and totes some excellent shopping as well.

Deep Ellum: An artsy little enclave just east of downtown, Deep Ellum is literally on the easternmost edge of downtown Dallas. Deep Ellum is a historic little neighborhood with industrial roots and a gritty past. Happily, Deep Ellum today is yet again an arts and entertainment district with a quirky and independent personality. Most of the apartments in this area are loft-style, and, as such, tend to run a bit pricier than most other homes, usually upwards of $700. Thankfully, the price of your place will be complimented by the excellent batch of restaurants nearby, many of which have earned citywide recognition for their unique and delicious menus. Still not convinced? How about living just a few blocks from the Dallas Farmers Market? Yeah, we thought that sounded pretty nice too.

Downtown: Honestly, outside of Dallas, downtown doesn't have the most amazing reputation. Downtown is full of historical, Art Deco-style buildings that languished for years before developers saw the potential in converting them to residences. Downtown today is an entirely different area than it was even ten years ago. Zagat-rated restaurants dot Main Street and the flagship location of the celebrated luxury retailer Neiman Marcus all sit pretty in the downtown area. Buildings that once housed old telephone companies now offer sweeping views of the skyline from rooftop decks and pools. Many Downtown apartments are not near parks and as a result have gone out of their way to offer services to the pet friendly crowd. These apartments will often have dog parks and sometimes even contract with local dog walkers to provide in unit pet care. Downtown has been slowly luring people back over the past several years, and it now boasts a thriving nightlife for all you club fanatics. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the gorgeously renovated apartments run a little steep, starting around $800 and running as high as $2,000.

Highland Park/University Park: Located approximately 5 minutes north of downtown, the Highland Park/University Park (“Park Cities”) area doesn't typically bring “apartments” to mind, but there are actually quite a few town homes, duplexes and condos in the area to explore. The closer you get to Southern Methodist University, the more town homes you’ll find, but they’re not exclusively student-housing, and the students who do live there aren't typically the rowdy, Animal House-style kids (they live on campus in the fraternity houses). Home to the country’s first outdoor shopping center, Highland Park Village, as well as the historic Snyder Plaza, this area features some of the best shopping and eating around. There’s usually a unit or two to be found, but beware: They go quickly and typically cost upwards of $1,000 per month for a one bedroom apartment, minimum.

Knox-Henderson: Situated a whopping 2 minutes south of the Park Cities and 5 minutes north of downtown, the Knox-Henderson area is where you’ll find an eclectic group of people. Apartments in this area are very near the Katy Trail, Dallas’ most popular jogging and biking trail, and are typically smaller, two and three story complexes, which are exceptionally well-kept. Since this area is getting close to the coveted Uptown district, rent runs from around $600 in one of the smaller, older complexes (old in this case does not mean dilapidated) to upwards of $1,200 in one of the über-trendy boutique-style apartments.

Oak Lawn: A couple blocks west of Uptown, Oak Lawn is Uptown’s quirky, free-spirited sister. A mixed crowd, this neighborhood isn't exclusively young people, old people or families; you’ll find a little bit of everything. There are extremely fancy (read: pricey) high-rises, quaint one-bedroom apartments and the odd town-home. This area is close to everything: downtown is a stone’s throw away, there’s easy access to the Tollway and Interstate 75 and there are restaurants galore. This area and Uptown are pretty sought-after, so you’ll need to do some digging to A) find what you want, and B) so you don’t get ripped off. Similar to the Knox-Henderson area, the older apartments in Oak Lawn are rather nice, so don’t be dissuaded by the date the complex was built, you’ll just need to do a little research. Expect rent to increase from around $700 for at older complex to close to $5,000 for a new town home.

Uptown: Ah, Uptown. Saved the best for last…or did I? If you’re young, don’t mind noise, and value being able to walk to and from bars and restaurants, then this is your best bet. If you would prefer a quieter locale, free of inebriated neighbors at late hours, guess what? It’s the best for you too. You see, Uptown is a small neighborhood approximately 3 minutes from downtown, but it is absolutely jam-packed with apartments and condos. There are trendy addresses that are too noisy to validate the cost, then there are the equally nice and equally convenient apartments across the street (any street, there are literally apartments everywhere) that are substantially less noisy and likely cost a little less. Uptown encompasses the hoppin' of section McKinney Avenue comes packed with no less than 50 bars and restaurants, selling everything from Jello-shots and French fries to Lychee martinis and gourmet sushi. Rent is reflective of how close you want to be to the action and what in unit amenities you want: $2,000 will get you a two bedroom apartment with a washer and dryer above a shopping center, whereas for a more modest $800 you can live a block and a half away and walk to the shopping center. The choice is entirely up to you.

Getting around the city

Dallas County is home to over two million residents spread out over a little less than 1,000 square miles. Being such a spread-out city, pedestrian traffic is more or less restricted to individual neighborhoods and shopping centers, and unless you’re fortunate enough to work within walking distance of the office, a method of transportation is a must. Most Dallas commuters chose to drive so Dallas area apartment communities are used to dealing with cars and offer a variety of parking options. These options range from first come first serve spaces to car ports to fully covered parking garages (sometimes even private garages), just know that you'll often pay extra for the additional privacy.

For anyone whose car has been incapacitated due to skyrocketing gas prices or any other unforeseen circumstance, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses and light-rail trains have strategically located stations with service across the city.

Dallas is connected by a series of highways, the main north-south thoroughfares being the Dallas North Tollway, Interstate 75 and Interstate 35, and the primary east-west arteries being Interstate 635 and Loop 12. For the sake of confusion, city planners across the country seem to have a predilection for naming major highways one thing on local signs and something completely different on non-local maps. The above-mentioned highways are referred to locally as, the Tollway, Central Expressway, 35, LBJ and Northwest Highway, respectively.

If your commute requires you to go south on the Tollway or south on Interstate 75 in the morning (or conversely, north on either of those highways in the evening), expect delays. It’s also typically a good bet to avoid Woodall Rodgers (which connects Interstates 75 and 35) in the morning and afternoon if you can. Interstate 653 is always bad (always, since the beginning of time, apparently), and a massive construction project has just begun that all but guarantees road rage-related delays for the next several years. Really.

Now that you've gotten the inside scoop, you’re set to go out and take this apartment-filled city by storm. Whether you pick Uptown, Downtown, or any other town, we’re sure you've got the proper tools to find the place that fits you best. Good luck and happy hunting!

Getting around the city
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Dallas County is home to over two million residents spread out over a little less than 1,000 square miles. Being such a spread-out city, pedestrian traffic is more or less restricted to individual neighborhoods and shopping centers, and unless you’re fortunate enough to work within walking distance of the office, a method of transportation is a must. Most Dallas commuters chose to drive so Dallas area apartment communities are used to dealing with cars and offer a variety of parking options. These options range from first come first serve spaces to car ports to fully covered parking garages (sometimes even private garages), just know that you'll often pay extra for the additional privacy.

For anyone whose car has been incapacitated due to skyrocketing gas prices or any other unforeseen circumstance, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses and light-rail trains have strategically located stations with service across the city.

Dallas is connected by a series of highways, the main north-south thoroughfares being the Dallas North Tollway, Interstate 75 and Interstate 35, and the primary east-west arteries being Interstate 635 and Loop 12. For the sake of confusion, city planners across the country seem to have a predilection for naming major highways one thing on local signs and something completely different on non-local maps. The above-mentioned highways are referred to locally as, the Tollway, Central Expressway, 35, LBJ and Northwest Highway, respectively.

If your commute requires you to go south on the Tollway or south on Interstate 75 in the morning (or conversely, north on either of those highways in the evening), expect delays. It’s also typically a good bet to avoid Woodall Rodgers (which connects Interstates 75 and 35) in the morning and afternoon if you can. Interstate 653 is always bad (always, since the beginning of time, apparently), and a massive construction project has just begun that all but guarantees road rage-related delays for the next several years. Really.

Now that you've gotten the inside scoop, you’re set to go out and take this apartment-filled city by storm. Whether you pick Uptown, Downtown, or any other town, we’re sure you've got the proper tools to find the place that fits you best. Good luck and happy hunting!

Rent Report
Dallas

January 2021 Dallas Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2021 Dallas Rent Report. Dallas rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dallas rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Dallas rents declined slightly over the past month

Dallas rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and have decreased significantly by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Dallas stand at $976 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,171 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Dallas' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -2.1%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

    Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

    While rent prices have decreased in Dallas over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in the Dallas metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Plano has the most expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,528; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.5% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past year, Dallas proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,171, while one-bedrooms go for $976.
    • Fort Worth has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,116; rents fell 0.3% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    Dallas rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen significantly in Dallas, a few similar cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Dallas is also more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • Texas as a whole has logged -2.1% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents moderately on the rise.
    • Dallas' median two-bedroom rent of $1,171 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.6% decline in Dallas.
    • While rents in Dallas fell significantly over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 4.2%.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Dallas than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,305, which is nearly twice the price in Dallas.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Dallas
    $980
    $1,170
    -0.2%
    -2.6%
    Fort Worth
    $940
    $1,120
    -0.3%
    0.2%
    Arlington
    $1,010
    $1,230
    -0.5%
    5.1%
    Plano
    $1,190
    $1,530
    0.5%
    -1.3%
    Garland
    $970
    $1,200
    -0.5%
    0.4%
    Irving
    $1,070
    $1,300
    -0.2%
    -1.6%
    Grand Prairie
    $1,040
    $1,230
    -0.7%
    1.5%
    Mesquite
    $1,020
    $1,250
    -0.5%
    2.8%
    McKinney
    $1,180
    $1,370
    0.1%
    2.9%
    Carrollton
    $1,070
    $1,330
    -0.7%
    -2.5%
    Frisco
    $1,200
    $1,590
    -0.3%
    -1.4%
    Denton
    $960
    $1,200
    -0.1%
    1.4%
    Richardson
    $1,230
    $1,440
    -0.7%
    -4.8%
    Lewisville
    $1,000
    $1,250
    -0.3%
    -0.8%
    Allen
    $1,240
    $1,480
    0.4%
    2.2%
    Flower Mound
    $1,300
    $1,710
    -1.6%
    0.4%
    North Richland Hills
    $1,090
    $1,330
    0.6%
    3.5%
    Euless
    $1,100
    $1,380
    -0.7%
    1.8%
    Bedford
    $1,080
    $1,360
    -0.5%
    0.8%
    Grapevine
    $1,250
    $1,540
    0
    -0.1%
    Coppell
    $1,180
    $1,540
    -0.5%
    -0.4%
    Rockwall
    $1,220
    $1,380
    -0.2%
    0.4%
    The Colony
    $1,310
    $1,630
    -0.3%
    1.6%
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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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

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    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.

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    January 2021 Dallas Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Dallas Rent Report. Dallas rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dallas rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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    January 2021 Dallas Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 Dallas Rent Report. Dallas rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dallas rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Dallas rents declined slightly over the past month

    Dallas rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and have decreased significantly by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Dallas stand at $976 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,171 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Dallas' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -2.1%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

      Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

      While rent prices have decreased in Dallas over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in the Dallas metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Plano has the most expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,528; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.5% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
      • Over the past year, Dallas proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,171, while one-bedrooms go for $976.
      • Fort Worth has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,116; rents fell 0.3% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

      Dallas rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen significantly in Dallas, a few similar cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Dallas is also more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

      • Texas as a whole has logged -2.1% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents moderately on the rise.
      • Dallas' median two-bedroom rent of $1,171 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.6% decline in Dallas.
      • While rents in Dallas fell significantly over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 4.2%.
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Dallas than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,305, which is nearly twice the price in Dallas.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Dallas
      $980
      $1,170
      -0.2%
      -2.6%
      Fort Worth
      $940
      $1,120
      -0.3%
      0.2%
      Arlington
      $1,010
      $1,230
      -0.5%
      5.1%
      Plano
      $1,190
      $1,530
      0.5%
      -1.3%
      Garland
      $970
      $1,200
      -0.5%
      0.4%
      Irving
      $1,070
      $1,300
      -0.2%
      -1.6%
      Grand Prairie
      $1,040
      $1,230
      -0.7%
      1.5%
      Mesquite
      $1,020
      $1,250
      -0.5%
      2.8%
      McKinney
      $1,180
      $1,370
      0.1%
      2.9%
      Carrollton
      $1,070
      $1,330
      -0.7%
      -2.5%
      Frisco
      $1,200
      $1,590
      -0.3%
      -1.4%
      Denton
      $960
      $1,200
      -0.1%
      1.4%
      Richardson
      $1,230
      $1,440
      -0.7%
      -4.8%
      Lewisville
      $1,000
      $1,250
      -0.3%
      -0.8%
      Allen
      $1,240
      $1,480
      0.4%
      2.2%
      Flower Mound
      $1,300
      $1,710
      -1.6%
      0.4%
      North Richland Hills
      $1,090
      $1,330
      0.6%
      3.5%
      Euless
      $1,100
      $1,380
      -0.7%
      1.8%
      Bedford
      $1,080
      $1,360
      -0.5%
      0.8%
      Grapevine
      $1,250
      $1,540
      0
      -0.1%
      Coppell
      $1,180
      $1,540
      -0.5%
      -0.4%
      Rockwall
      $1,220
      $1,380
      -0.2%
      0.4%
      The Colony
      $1,310
      $1,630
      -0.3%
      1.6%
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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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.

      Dallas Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Dallas ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      B-
      Safety and crime rate
      A-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B
      Recreational activities
      B
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      A
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      A+
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit
      B+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Dallas’ 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.

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

      Key Findings in Dallas include the following:

      • Dallas renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Dallas were state and local taxes and social life, which received A+ and A grades, respectively.
      • The areas of concern to Dallas renters are quality of local schools and safety and low crime rate, which both received scores of B-.
      • Dallas millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B-, while renters who are parents are more satisfied, giving it an A-.
      • Dallas earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Fort Worth (B), Arlington (B+) and Irving (B), but earned lower marks than Plano (A+) and Garland (A).
      • Dallas did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Tucson (D) and Miami (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.

      Renters say:

      • "I love the abundance of jobs, events, lots of businesses, great nightlife and football culture. I hate the constant traffic and rising rent prices that comes with the population growth in Dallas." –Briana B.
      • "I love that there are so many diverse activities in the Dallas. There are great parks, museums, restaurants, colleges, and many friendly people in the Dallas area." –Anon.
      • "Dallas is definitely a pet friendly city, and there are great spots for brunch on the weekends." –Emily S.
      • "I hate the weather in the summer, but I love the weather in the winter." –Marla D.

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

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Dallas’ 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.

      "Dallas renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "...

      View full Dallas Renter Survey

      Here’s how Dallas ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      B-
      Safety and crime rate
      A-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B
      Recreational activities
      B
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      A
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      A+
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit
      B+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Dallas’ 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.

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

      Key Findings in Dallas include the following:

      • Dallas renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Dallas were state and local taxes and social life, which received A+ and A grades, respectively.
      • The areas of concern to Dallas renters are quality of local schools and safety and low crime rate, which both received scores of B-.
      • Dallas millennials are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B-, while renters who are parents are more satisfied, giving it an A-.
      • Dallas earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Fort Worth (B), Arlington (B+) and Irving (B), but earned lower marks than Plano (A+) and Garland (A).
      • Dallas did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Tucson (D) and Miami (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.

      Renters say:

      • "I love the abundance of jobs, events, lots of businesses, great nightlife and football culture. I hate the constant traffic and rising rent prices that comes with the population growth in Dallas." –Briana B.
      • "I love that there are so many diverse activities in the Dallas. There are great parks, museums, restaurants, colleges, and many friendly people in the Dallas area." –Anon.
      • "Dallas is definitely a pet friendly city, and there are great spots for brunch on the weekends." –Emily S.
      • "I hate the weather in the summer, but I love the weather in the winter." –Marla D.

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

      View our national survey results here.