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4123 Cedar Springs
4123 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,079
763 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,419
1124 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 08:00 PM
Ilume is just a few blocks from the Dallas North Tollway, offering an easy commute from one of the one- or two-bedroom units available. Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops combine with pet-friendly policies.
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48 Units Available
Zang Triangle
390 E Oakenwald St
Dallas, TX | Lake Cliff
Studio
$959
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,119
826 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,769
1279 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 08:00 PM
Located just off I-35E, the Zang Triangle Apartments offer access to dozens of local shops and restaurants and feature unique 1-2 bedroom apartments. Residents enjoy bamboo flooring, full appliances and luxury community amenities.
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21 Units Available
Park West
3109 Douglas Ave
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,129
807 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,709
1279 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 08:00 PM
Four thousand square foot fitness center with equipment for cardio and strength training, yoga/pilates space and twice weekly classes. Resident discounts at neighborhood stores, salons, and restaurants.
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19 Units Available
Axis Kessler Park
2400 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,370
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,770
1141 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,170
1357 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Modern apartments in a close-knit neighborhood with easy access to downtown, I-30, I-35, Bishop Arts District and Trinity Grove restaurants. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available.
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25 Units Available
1900 Pacific Residences
1900 Pacific Ave
Dallas, TX | Downtown Dallas
Studio
$1,670
836 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,656
1031 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,215
1364 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
This location is central to a DART transfer station and Main Street Garden Park. Residents enjoy a rooftop pool, EV charging stations and an on-site concierge. Units feature custom cabinetry, in-unit laundry and quartz countertops.
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65 Units Available
Los Altos Trinity Green
990 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, TX
Studio
$1,220
625 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,365
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,060
1195 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
The property is located in the up and coming Trinity Groves area with restaurants, retail, and event spaces. The property is packed with amenities and sits in front of 8 acres of open space, used for recreation.
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41 Units Available
The Laurel Preston Hollow
8600 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX | Preston Hollow
1 Bedroom
$2,330
1318 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,035
1673 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,260
2155 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 06:11 PM
Boutique apartments in great Preston Hollow location close to shops and eateries. Units have private patio/balcony, hardwood floors and extra storage. Community features pool, hot tub, 24-hour gym and clubhouse.
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12 Units Available
28TwentyEight
2828 Woodside St
Dallas, TX | Uptown
1 Bedroom
$1,700
841 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,455
1294 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Gated community just steps away from public transportation and within easy driving distance to Dallas Love Field and Dallas Forth Worth International airport. Pet-friendly units have hardwood floors and large closets. Gym, courtyard, housekeeping.
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14 Units Available
Ivy Urban Living
4211 Cabell Dr
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$912
588 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,117
795 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,506
960 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Comfortable homes with ceiling fans, fireplaces, and patios/balconies. Enjoy use of the pool during hot days. Get work done at the business center. Explore all the attractions of the nearby Arts District during free time.
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38 Units Available
Alexan West Dallas
604 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX | Fort Worth Avenue
Studio
$1,001
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,147
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,702
1136 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Luxury community with outdoor skyline terrace and views of downtown, street level retail and fitness center. Apartments have high ceilings, wood-vinyl flooring and gourmet kitchens with granite countertops.
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42 Units Available
5 Mockingbird
5555 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX
Studio
$1,120
433 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,175
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,730
1167 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
This community is located near the Angelika Film Center and a variety of shopping and dining options. Residents break a sweat at the gym and then cool off at the pool or clubhouse. Furnished units.
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18 Units Available
LTD West Commerce
305 W Commerce St
Dallas, TX | Fort Worth Avenue
1 Bedroom
$1,144
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,704
1116 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Stylish apartments with open designs and alluring color schemes. Enjoy use of the social room with kitchen, full-service conference room and body salon. Near Four Corners Brewing Company, House of Blues and other entertainment.
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29 Units Available
Cityscape Apartments
6466 Ridgecrest Rd
Dallas, TX | Vickery
Studio
$780
408 sqft
1 Bedroom
$780
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
838 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Discover an urban ambiance found only at Cityscape Apartments in Dallas, Texas! Enjoy luxury, energy-efficient finishes in our studio, one, or two-bedroom apartment homes with community amenities that provide an urban oasis escape.
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22 Units Available
Overlook Ranch
3550 Timberglen Rd
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$820
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,015
1003 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,585
1353 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Overlook Ranch is located in close proximity to Carrolton Greenbelt Park, Willow Bend Mall and an array of convenient restaurant dining and shopping options.
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37 Units Available
West Love
2293 Hawes Avenue
Dallas, TX | Lovefield West
Studio
$1,050
515 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,288
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,710
1202 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Bringing new meaning to the phrase “love where you live,” West Love has everything your heart desires.
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23 Units Available
Parks at Walnut Apartment Homes
10000 Walnut St
Dallas, TX
Studio
$841
484 sqft
1 Bedroom
$978
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,153
976 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
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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19 Units Available
The Atlas
2610 W Colorado Blvd
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$950
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,060
885 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Welcome home to The Aurora Apartments! Conveniently located in West Dallas near Oak Cliff & Bishop Arts District in the Kessler/Stevens Park neighborhood, The Aurora is a pet-friendly community offering 1 & 2 bedroom apartment homes.
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24 Units Available
Ninety-Nine 44 Walnut
9944 Walnut Street
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$928
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,048
929 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Units include walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and patio or balcony. Community offers parking, playground, pool and more. Located close to Audelia Creek Elementary School, in North Lake Highlands.
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80 Units Available
The Drake at White Rock
7450 Coronado Avenue
Dallas, TX | Coronado Hills - Gastonwood
1 Bedroom
$2,350
1041 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,650
1777 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$7,775
2522 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
The Drake at White Rock Lake blends casual elegance and an eye toward modern classical accents. Our one, two and three bedroom luxury apartment homes are the epitome of sophistication.
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12 Units Available
Alto Highland Park
4201 Lomo Alto Dr
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$2,392
1425 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,735
1620 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,065
2251 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Convenience is tops at Gables at Highland Park Brownstones, where a 24-hr gym, an elevator and package receiving make living easy. Plus, Whole Foods is walking-distance away and the Dallas North Tollway is nearby.
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15 Units Available
The Aurora
2732 W Colorado Blvd
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$900
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,134
1031 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Welcome home to The Atlas Apartments! Conveniently located in West Dallas near Oak Cliff & Bishop Arts District in the Kessler/Stevens Park neighborhood, The Atlas is a pet-friendly community offering 1 & 2 bedroom apartment homes.
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11 Units Available
The Dylan
4533 Cedar Springs
Dallas, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,225
861 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1291 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Reside on the edge of uptown Dallas and in the middle of all the culture, fashion and business you can take in. Tap into an authentic big-city lifestyle complete with sparkling skyline views and plenty of well-designed, townhome-style apartments.
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196 Units Available
Nove at Knox
3031 Olive Street
Dallas, TX | Oak Lawn
Studio
$1,649
559 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,799
875 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,339
1624 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
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20 Units Available
Cityscape Park
1818 Park Avenue
Dallas, TX | Cedars
Studio
$1,125
478 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,345
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1158 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 07:40 PM
Welcome to Cityscape Park -- Dallas brand-new residential jewel beckoning those who appreciate the vibe of boutique-style living.

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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In Dallas, the median rent is $951 for a studio, $976 for a 1-bedroom, $1,170 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,253 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Dallas, check out our monthly Dallas Rent Report.
How much is rent in Dallas?
In Dallas, the median rent is $951 for a studio, $976 for a 1-bedroom, $1,170 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,253 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Dallas, check out our monthly Dallas Rent Report.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Dallas. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include El Centro College, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Theological Seminary, Richland College, and Tarrant County College District.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Dallas. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include El Centro College, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Theological Seminary, Richland College, and Tarrant County College District.

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.