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472 Apartments for rent in Dallas, TX

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Last updated January 21 at 12:45am
Uptown
28 Units Available
Carrara at Cole
4649 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,363
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,859
1121 sqft
Located in north Dallas, close to US Route 75 and L. Pet-friendly complex with covered parking and access gates. Each apartment has wood-style flooring, washer/dryer and granite countertops.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:45am
Village Hill
17 Units Available
Village Hill
5787 Caruth Haven Ln, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$927
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,347
1199 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,659
1351 sqft
Leasing Office Address: 8203 Southwestern Blvd, Dallas, TX 75206.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:38am
49 Units Available
PACIFICA
7550 S Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$750
639 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$925
914 sqft
Located close to I-20 and Route 67. Spacious apartments with a patio or balcony, hardwood flooring and modern kitchen with appliances. Community offers a pool, on-site laundry and free parking.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:45am
Lake Cliff
4 Units Available
El Pato
722 North Marsalis Avenue, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$800
610 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at El Pato in Dallas. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated January 21 at 12:45am
Lake Highlands
13 Units Available
Summerhill
10010 Whitehurst Dr, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$859
677 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$959
1028 sqft
Minutes from I-695 and numerous area parks. Recently renovated community with updates such as a fireplace, newer appliances and lots of storage. On-site gym, clubhouse, pool and tennis court. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:44am
18 Units Available
4804 Haverwood
4804 Haverwood Ln, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$765
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
937 sqft
With gated parking and courtesy night patrol, residents can feel safe in this community. They also enjoy in-unit fireplaces, large kitchens, and a private balcony or patio. Just moments from Katie Jackson Park.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:43am
Village Hill
20 Units Available
Village Corners
6310 Shady Brook Ln, Dallas, TX
Studio
$965
404 sqft
1 Bedroom
$945
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
825 sqft
Call us today to schedule a tour! Central to the camaraderie, geography and history of The Village is Corners( alongside Corners East) offers an easy, warm welcome to the neighborhood and the larger community experience.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:44am
El Tivoli Place
11 Units Available
Bahama Glen Apartments
2540 Bahama Dr, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$905
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$875
937 sqft
Stylish apartments feature in-unit laundry, air conditioning, hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Recently renovated with modern features. Comes with 24-hour maintenance, as well as a swimming pool and carport.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:42am
Lake Highlands
19 Units Available
Foxglove
9450 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$900
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$999
914 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,480
1029 sqft
Its all about location and this is where everyone in North Dallas wants to be.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:35am
18 Units Available
Eldorado
9940 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX
Studio
$730
591 sqft
1 Bedroom
$730
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$995
967 sqft
Minutes from I-635 and I-30. Spacious living spaces with an onsite pool, outdoor tot lot, and lots of green space. Within the Richardson Independent School District and near the Richland College Campus.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:35am
26 Units Available
Parks at Walnut
10000 Walnut St, Dallas, TX
Studio
$725
484 sqft
1 Bedroom
$745
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
976 sqft
Great location, close to Friendship Park and Audelia Creek Elementary School. Units feature washer/dryer hookup, patio or balcony, and hardwood floors. Residents enjoy communal pool, playground and fire pit.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:06am
Lake Highlands
177 Units Available
Vineyard at Forest Edge
9669 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$772
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$998
959 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Twenty-six different floor plans, all spacious and filled with updated features. Large closets, extra storage and custom kitchens. Community has 11 swimming pools, indoor soccer field and fitness center.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:34am
9 Units Available
5225 Maple Avenue
5225 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,103
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,491
1159 sqft
Located in the heart of Dallas, 5225 Maple Avenue offers newly upgraded exceptional downtown living in a desirable urban location near the Medical District, Uptown, and Dallas Love Field.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:32am
Coronado Hills - Gastonwood
8 Units Available
Bluffs at Lakewood
7510 E Grand Ave, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$950
555 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
827 sqft
Located right across from White Rock Creek and its namesake lake, this community is only minutes from Downtown Dallas. Community features include onsite gym and swimming pool. Units feature fireplaces and in-unit laundry.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:33am
15 Units Available
Northbridge Apartments
8705 Southwestern Blvd, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,227
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,492
1063 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Call us today to schedule a tour! Northbridge is a coveted place to live.
Verified
Last updated January 21 at 12:29am
33 Units Available
Bel Air Keystone Ranch
3653 Timberglen Rd, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$855
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
920 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,515
1185 sqft
Modern homes with all electric kitchens, central air and private patios/balconies. Community includes a resort-style pool and fitness center. Easy access to George Bush Turnpike and North Dallas Tollway. Within 20 miles of downtown.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:27am
Old Mill Court
33 Units Available
Twenty Five 25
2525 Players Ct, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$795
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
950 sqft
Welcome to the Twenty Five 25. With our great Location, easy access, professional on-site management, resort-style amenities, and roomy floor plans make Twenty Five 25 the perfect choice for active lifestyles.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:26am
Lake Highlands
26 Units Available
OTTO
9750 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$765
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,015
943 sqft
For those who believe life should be simple, stylish and modern, welcome home. Introducing AVA+OTTO, apartment livingelevated. Around here, were into a lot of things and open space tops the list.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:28am
Vickery
12 Units Available
The Venue At Greenville
5759 Pineland Dr, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$852
622 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$994
982 sqft
Cable ready units have dishwashers and garbage disposal. Cats and most dog breeds are allowed. The fully-equipped fitness center includes free weights. Located near Harry S. Moss Park.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:27am
6 Units Available
Oak Lawn Heights
2600 Arroyo Ave, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$855
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Upscale living in the heart of Dallas, close to museums, entertainment venues and unique local restaurants. Pet-friendly community with an internet cafe, dog park and community garden.
Verified
Last updated January 21 at 12:27am
Wolf Creek
44 Units Available
Regal Crossing
7575 Chaucer Pl, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$750
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$815
884 sqft
Easy access to Highway 67, I-20 and I-35, as well as shops and dining. Community includes a pool, media room and 24-hour fitness center. Units have large closets and W/D hookup.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:27am
Riverway Estates-Bruton Terrace
21 Units Available
Indigo Apartments
9666 Scyene Rd, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$760
623 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
935 sqft
Indigo Apartments is a tranquil community of 120 apartment homes located off I-635 and Scene Road in Dallas TX. The community features 1 & 2 bedroom high quality homes with affordability.
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Last updated January 21 at 12:15am
Lake Highlands
59 Units Available
Forest Cove Apartments
9600 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$660
612 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$915
1032 sqft
Just 20 minutes from downtown. Near I-635. Covered parking, gate-controlled access and pool provided. Numerous floor plans. Updated appliances, lofts and wheelchair access available. Spacious layouts.
Verified
Last updated January 21 at 12:09am
Cedar Crest
80 Units Available
Volara
3550 E Overton Rd, Dallas, TX
Studio
$650
403 sqft
1 Bedroom
$735
623 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$725
799 sqft
Live the way you've always wanted without compromising style or quality. At Volara, our apartment residences are designed with you in mind. Now you really can have it all... lifestyle included.

Average Rent in Dallas

Last updated Dec. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Dallas is $914, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,136.
Studio
$767
1 Bed
$914
2 Beds
$1,136
3+ Beds
$1,540
City GuideDallas
"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.

Having trouble with Craigslist Dallas? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

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.

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!

January 2020 Dallas Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Dallas Rent Report. Dallas rents increased 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 2020 Dallas Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Dallas Rent Report. Dallas rents increased 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Dallas rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Dallas stand at $915 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,136 for a two-bedroom. Dallas' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Dallas, 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.

    • Plano has the most expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,472; the city has also seen rent growth of 2.5% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past month, Irving has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,240, while one-bedrooms go for $998.
    • Dallas proper has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,136; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 2.2% over the past year.

    Dallas rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Dallas, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Dallas is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in Austin, 1.8% in San Antonio, and 0.6% in Houston.
    • Dallas' median two-bedroom rent of $1,136 is below the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 2.2% increase in Dallas.
    • While Dallas' rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Nashville (+3.0%), and Seattle (+1.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Dallas than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,088, which is more than two-and-a-half times 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. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Dallas
    $910
    $1,140
    0.1%
    2.2%
    Fort Worth
    $930
    $1,150
    0
    0.3%
    Arlington
    $1,010
    $1,260
    0.2%
    2.2%
    Plano
    $1,180
    $1,470
    0.4%
    2.5%
    Garland
    $1,010
    $1,250
    0
    2.3%
    Irving
    $1,000
    $1,240
    -0.3%
    1.9%
    Grand Prairie
    $1,030
    $1,280
    0.3%
    1.5%
    Mesquite
    $1,100
    $1,360
    0.7%
    0.8%
    McKinney
    $1,160
    $1,440
    0.4%
    2.1%
    Carrollton
    $1,110
    $1,380
    0.1%
    1%
    Frisco
    $1,280
    $1,600
    -0.5%
    1.6%
    Denton
    $870
    $1,080
    0.4%
    1.1%
    Richardson
    $1,080
    $1,340
    -0.1%
    2.9%
    Lewisville
    $1,030
    $1,280
    0.2%
    2.9%
    Allen
    $1,260
    $1,560
    -0.3%
    1%
    Flower Mound
    $1,840
    $2,290
    0.1%
    3.1%
    North Richland Hills
    $1,100
    $1,360
    0.3%
    2.1%
    Mansfield
    $1,240
    $1,540
    -0.3%
    3.9%
    Euless
    $1,010
    $1,260
    0
    2.7%
    DeSoto
    $980
    $1,220
    -0.8%
    1.3%
    Bedford
    $1,050
    $1,310
    0.9%
    2.5%
    Grapevine
    $1,080
    $1,340
    -0.5%
    1.8%
    Cedar Hill
    $1,250
    $1,550
    1.3%
    3.5%
    Haltom City
    $800
    $990
    -1.3%
    3.9%
    Wylie
    $1,110
    $1,380
    -0.1%
    4.7%
    Keller
    $1,390
    $1,730
    -0.6%
    2.6%
    Coppell
    $1,290
    $1,600
    0.3%
    3.2%
    Duncanville
    $1,010
    $1,250
    0.2%
    1.5%
    Rockwall
    $1,470
    $1,830
    5.8%
    0.1%
    Hurst
    $960
    $1,190
    -0.3%
    0.1%
    Burleson
    $1,130
    $1,400
    -1.7%
    -0.1%
    The Colony
    $1,220
    $1,510
    0
    4.2%
    Waxahachie
    $950
    $1,180
    1.4%
    3.2%
    Little Elm
    $1,210
    $1,500
    -0.9%
    3.2%
    Weatherford
    $900
    $1,120
    0
    1.7%
    Sachse
    $1,060
    $1,310
    -1.7%
    -2.2%
    Addison
    $1,010
    $1,260
    0
    2%
    Prosper
    $1,330
    $1,650
    0.8%
    1.7%
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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.

    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.

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