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City Guide
King of Your Own Hill

Despite the fact that Garland, Texas inspired craven comedy mastermind Mike Judge's animated series "King of the Hill," don't move here prepared to don an unfortunate buzzcut and charcoal-besmirched muscle tee. Although the citizens of Garland are notoriously friendly, looking like you hang out in a greasy vat of bad judgment might force your new neighbors' cookies and milk brigade to nervously unload their wares and to back away slowly.

Just northeast of Dallas proper, Garland maintains an adorably authentic small-town vibe despite a population of 220,000 complete with neighborhoods that date back from the 1850s and range from positively grimy to cinematically idyllic. It’s is home to a vast array of folks of all skin tones, ages, shapes, sizes, and net worth, so there’s really something for everyone, except people who hate football. Should you be anti-pigskin, know that high school football is a mainstay - nay, a requisite - of Garland community life. Be prepared to dust off your pom-poms for the Friday night lights.

For outdoorsy types, Garland is a veritable paradise. There's a ton of open space. Go par for the course at Oakridge Country Club, practice your sweet hacky sack skills at Audoban Park, cool off at Hawaiian Falls Water Park, or catch a delicious bass at Lake Ray Hubbard.

For night owls, it's reasonable to say you won't be table dancing till last call at some nouveau disco called DIVINIO, but you can trot off to Dallas when the itch to get freaky strikes, or you can hitch up your skirt to some fine country tunes at the Garland Opry. The Patty Granville Performing Arts center features a variety of theatrical and musical events yearlong. Across town you'll find a wide range of dining options whether you prefer your meat in a bun with fries or on fine china accompanied by potatoes au gratin. Vegetarians: welcome to Texas, you're on your own.

Where To Rest Your Weary Tush

Rent in Garland is pretty inexpensive. Across town you can find studios that go for about $500, one bedrooms for $650, and two bedrooms for $1000. Typically utilities will be included in the rent. A 12 month lease is standard, but often negotiable, and Garland maintains stringent rental inspection and enforcement of building codes, so it's highly unlikely that you'll get swindled into living in a pizza box with a toilet that constantly catches fire.

It's generally recommended that you stay to the north of downtown when considering an apartment rental. This is where you'll be able to incite the jealous rage of your out-of-town friends by throwing around terms such as "old-world charm" and "park-like setting" when describing your new environs. Most of the residential zoning in Garland is dedicated to single family homes occupied by good old fashioned nuclear family units. Apartments in Garland are often used by single folks and single-parent families, and employees of GISD, so here's a snazzy secret: if you work for the school district you'll typically get a small discount on rent. Who says working in education isn't lucrative?

You are going to need a car wherever you live in the city. Life is a bit spread out and not terribly walk-friendly, but the good news is that Garland has one of the best traffic situations in all of Texas and you'll never be stuck in gridlock. Garland has two DART stations, and these public transit trains can whisk you to Dallas within 45 minutes.

Nary a Tumbleweed: Downtown Garland

For an authentic small-town vibe, downtown will be your best bet. The historic downtown square, anchored by a bubbling fountain, teems with family-owned restaurants and quirky mom-and-pop boutiques peddling everything from pink flamingoes and ten-gallon hats to artisan balsa wood turtles. Every first Saturday of the month, downtown Garland holds an outdoor craft fair.

‘Blue Velvet’ Sans Existential Surrealist Nightmare Stuff: North and Northwest Garland

In the neighborhoods directly north and northwest of downtown – such as Walnut Creek Estates, Arapaho, Oakridge, and Holford – you can expect structures with an authentic vintage suburban feel. These neighborhoods are the spitting image of the American Dream; what you think of when you imagine the picturesque suburban communities of cinema, comprised mostly of single-family homes dating from the 1940s to the 1970s set on tree-lined streets, and probably someone's grandpa watering a lawn at all times. There are some apartment buildings in the area, but you can also rent one of the aforementioned single-family homes, which typically have 3-5 bedrooms, for around $1400. That's a laundry closet in San Francisco!

Le Crown Jewel: Firewheel

Firewheel, Garland's newest neighborhood, is also the most popular. Built up from the mid-1990s into today, you'll find upscale planned communities in this oasis surrounded by greenery just a few miles north of downtown. It's home to Firewheel Golf Club and Garland's 'crown jewel': the shopping mecca of Firewheel Acres shopping center, where department stores and restaurants abound. Homes in this area range from $200,000 to millions of dollars, and apartment rentals consist mostly of highly manicured modern developments. A studio will start at about $750 up here, but it's probably worth the price hike, as you'll definitely have a lot of modern amenities and appliances; the majority of these spaces were built with the contemporary tech-savvy adult in mind.

Now that you have more useful tips than you can shake a “Don’t Mess With Texas” knick-knack at, we’re confident you’ll have no trouble finding a good spot to settle in the lone star state. Good luck out there, not that you’ll need it.

Rent Report

August 2017 Garland Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Garland Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Garland rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Garland rents declined moderately over the past month

Garland rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but have increased significantly by 4.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Garland stand at $980 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,220 for a two-bedroom. Garland's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Garland, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Dallas metro, all of them have seen prices rise, and this trend can be seen throughout other areas in the state, as well. Texas as a whole has logged a 1.4% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Arlington has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,190, while one-bedrooms go for $960.
  • Over the past month, Mesquite has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,290, while one-bedrooms go for $1,040.
  • McKinney has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,450; rents grew 0.6% over the past month and 4.5% over the past year.
  • Dallas proper has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,110; rents were up 0.6% over the past month and 2.9% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Austin is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities outside the Dallas metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,400; of the 10 largest Texas cities that we have data for, 3 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Houston experiencing the fastest decline (-2.6%).
  • San Antonio, Austin, and Lubbock have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.8%, 2.0%, and 1.9%, respectively).

Garland rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased in Garland, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Garland is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Garland's median two-bedroom rent of $1,220 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While Garland's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Miami (-0.8%) and DC (-0.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Garland than most large cities. Comparably, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Garland.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Dallas $890 $1,110 0.6% 2.9%
Fort Worth $910 $1,130 0.8% 5.2%
Arlington $960 $1,190 1.0% 9.2%
Plano $1,140 $1,420 0.6% 1.9%
Garland $980 $1,220 -0.4% 4.2%
Irving $960 $1,190 0.5% 5.4%
Grand Prairie $1,000 $1,240 0.8% 8.7%
Mesquite $1,040 $1,290 -0.6% 7.0%
McKinney $1,160 $1,450 0.6% 4.5%
Carrollton $1,070 $1,320 0.1% 5.4%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Garland Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Garland ranks on:
A+ Overall satisfaction
B+ Safety and crime rate
C- Jobs and career opportunities
C- Recreational activities
C+ Affordability
F Quality of schools
C+ Weather
B Commute time
B+ State and local taxes
C+ Public transit
D Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Garland from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Overall, Garland renters seem very satisfied with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “However, several categories received below-average scores.”

Key findings in Garland include the following:

  • Garland renters give their city an A+ overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Garland were safety and state and local taxes, which both received a B+ score.
  • According to our results, renters were somewhat dissatisfied with affordability (C+), access to public transit (C+), and local job and career opportunities (C-).
  • The largest cause of dissatisfaction for Garland renters was the quality of local schools, which received an F.
  • Garland ranks highly for overall renter satisfaction, along with other North Texas cities such as Grand Prairie (A+), Irving (A), Plano (A-), and Mesquite (A-).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.