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Verona
13330 Noel Rd
Dallas, TX | Preston North
1 Bedroom
$1,549
950 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,102
1598 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,179
2246 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:21 PM
Welcome to Verona, the first American rental residence inspired by the compelling works of Paris’ Kiron Galerie d'Art.
Verified
12 Units Available
The Lex Dallas
9701 W Ferris Branch Blvd
Dallas, TX | Lake Highlands
1 Bedroom
$969
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,179
938 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:21 PM
Welcome to The Lex Apartments Find your next home at The Lex Dallas Apartments.
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16 Units Available
Lincoln Crossing
19251 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$890
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,206
1012 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:20 PM
Secluded community just minutes from downtown Dallas. Residents enjoy community with 24-hour maintenance, gym, pool, tennis court and business center. In-unit laundry, dishwasher and fireplace are just a few of the luxury appointments in units.
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35 Units Available
Reserves at White Rock
9215 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX | Casa View
1 Bedroom
$1,119
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,469
1255 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,819
1560 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:21 PM
Experience lakefront living at the Reserve at White Rock Apartments in Dallas, TX. Allow the peaceful sounds and wooded views of White Rock Lake surround you as you are swept away into a private world of your own.
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7 Units Available
Amherst Oaks
3740 High Vista Dr
Dallas, TX | Westhollow
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,235
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,490
1228 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:21 PM
Amherst Oaks Apartments is ready for your visit! The 3728-3790 High Vista Dr. location in Dallas's 75244 area has so much to offer its residents. Here at this community, the staff is ready to help you find the perfect place.
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10 Units Available
Income Restricted - Park at Cliff Creek
7310 Marvin D Love Fwy
Dallas, TX | Wolf Creek
1 Bedroom
$874
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$995
879 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,209
1130 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:20 PM
We are an Income Restricted Community. All applicants must income qualify.
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16 Units Available
Legends on Lake Highlands
11201 E Lake Highlands Dr
Dallas, TX | Old Lake Highlands
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$760
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$940
936 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:21 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Legends on Lake Highlands in Dallas. View photos, descriptions and more!
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42 Units Available
Oaks at Five Mile
3604 Legendary Lane
Dallas, TX | Oak Park Estates
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$850
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$995
1012 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:20 PM
Explore our spacious floor plans, get to know the community in our gallery section and reach out to us. We are excited to hear from you!
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12 Units Available
American Beauty Mill
2400 S Ervay St
Dallas, TX | Cedars
1 Bedroom
$1,180
1130 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:20 PM
Close to downtown Dallas in historic neighborhood. Newly constructed units include bathtub, range, dishwasher, W/D hookups and walk-in closets. Community has 24-hour maintenance, gym, pool, clubhouse and BBQ area. Pet-friendly.
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33 Units Available
Village Bend
5454 Amesbury Dr
Dallas, TX | Glencoe Park
1 Bedroom
$917
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,239
868 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:19 PM
Call us today to schedule a tour!A grand community in the heart of The Village, Bend (alongside Bend East) has long been known for its grassy courtyards, its gracious shade of mature live oaks and its easy access to the one-mile interlake running
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16 Units Available
The Grove at Rosewood
13250 Emily Rd
Dallas, TX | RANDCO
1 Bedroom
$810
571 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 12:20 PM
Peaceful oasis in Dallas with a new coffee lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center and waterfall pool. Open, spacious floor plans with new renovations, black appliance package and custom countertops.
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7 Units Available
Cal West Apartments
2510 Community Drive
Dallas, TX | Bachman-Northwest Highway
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$735
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$925
930 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:20 PM
Come Home to Dallas in the Lovefield Neighborhood Cal West Apartments, offering roomy one and two bedroom floorplans, is a pet friendly community in a great location.
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3 Units Available
Taylors Farm Urban Apartments Living
1150 Pinnacle Park Boulevard
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$899
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,236
1328 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:19 PM
Welcome to Taylor's Farm! Urban living in grand style situated just west of downtown Dallas.
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42 Units Available
The View at Lake Highlands
9855 Shadow Way
Dallas, TX
Studio
$815
471 sqft
1 Bedroom
$885
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,239
1050 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:18 PM
These recently renovated units are in a smoke-free community that features a clubhouse, gym and swimming pool. North Lake Highlands location puts great schools, dining and shopping nearby. Units are recently renovated.
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21 Units Available
Summer Hill
10010 Whitehurst Dr
Dallas, TX | Lake Highlands
1 Bedroom
$789
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,041
988 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:19 PM
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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44 Units Available
Spanish Village
3232 Sumter Dr
Dallas, TX | Bachman-Northwest Highway
Studio
$689
502 sqft
1 Bedroom
$729
617 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,084
851 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:18 PM
Spanish Village defines community. We're located in the heart of Northwest Dallas offering the best of both worlds with easy access to the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, dining, shopping, and entertainment.
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4 Units Available
Shelby 2707
2707 Shelby Avenue
Dallas, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,019
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 12:19 PM
Welcome to Shelby2707 Apartments - a cozy, quiet community within walking distance of the Oaklawn/Uptown area of Dallas, TX.
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34 Units Available
Foxglove
9450 Royal Ln
Dallas, TX | Lake Highlands
1 Bedroom
$900
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
893 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 12:18 PM
Its all about location and this is where everyone in North Dallas wants to be.
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14 Units Available
St. Croix
12250 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX | Lake Highlands
1 Bedroom
$930
651 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,160
898 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:18 PM
Located near I-635 and Highway 75, contemporary units with breakfast bars, faux wood blinds, linen closets, vaulted ceilings, and water-saving appliances. Just blocks from Richland College.
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37 Units Available
The Tenison at White Rock
7440 La Vista Dr
Dallas, TX | Coronado Hills - Gastonwood
1 Bedroom
$935
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
969 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:17 PM
If you dig the idea of lakeside living without leaving the city, welcome to Lakewood, which features the jewel of Dallas - White Rock Lake.
Verified
80 Units Available
Scotch Creek
3211 Scotch Creek Rd
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,095
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1226 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:17 PM
Units include balcony, air conditioning and ceiling fan. Community includes a business center and clubhouse, and supports online credit card payments. Located just 7 miles from DFW Airport and other amenities.
Verified
30 Units Available
The Enclave at Prestonwood
5930 Arapaho Rd
Dallas, TX | Prestonwood
1 Bedroom
$795
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
915 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:17 PM
Enclave at Prestonwood is conveniently located within North Dallas. At Enclave, the sights and sounds of the city are easily within reach along with superb shopping and the best dining destinations in Dallas.
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14 Units Available
Vail Village Club Apartments
3839 Briargrove Ln
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$715
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 12:17 PM
In the Vail mountains, minutes from area attractions. On-site pool, fitness center, business center and outdoor basketball court. Interior vaulted ceilings, stunning hardwood floors and incredible views. Near the turnpike.
Verified
23 Units Available
Village Bend East
5456 Amesbury Drive
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$912
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,289
889 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 12:17 PM
Call us today to schedule a tour! A grand community at the heart of The Village, Bend East (alongside Bend) has long been known for its grassy courtyards, its gracious shade of live oaks and its easy access to the one-mile interlake running trail.

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.

    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.

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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.