Grand Prairie is right in the middle of the metroplex between Dallas and Fort Worth, in the part of town locally known as the Mid-Cities--get it? It's in the middle. The major east-west highway, I-30, runs right through the middle of Grand Prairie which makes it convenient to get anywhere.
Even more than most other cities, location is a major factor in Dallas/Fort Worth because even 15 short miles distance between cities can translate to hours stuck in traffic. Once you’ve realized Grand Prairie is the best location for you, it’s time to look for apartment rentals. Lucky for you, there are tons of apartments available in Grand Prairie.
Most apartments are available right along highway 360. Don't get confused and go to the west side of the highway, though; that's Arlington territory. Whether you want a one-bedroom apartment or two-bedroom apartment, chances are very good that you’ll find the right one on the east side in Grand Prairie. All you have to keep in mind is what kind of apartment you're looking for.
Do you want a luxury complex, with a gated entrance and a security guard on post? Do you want a place that has all bills paid? You can find whatever you’re looking for. Grand Prairie is a pretty big suburb, and like all parts of the metroplex, it’s growing rapidly. You can find a brand-new apartment or an older one in an established neighborhood; it’s all up to you.
Most apartment complexes in Grand Prairie and surrounding suburbs offer move-in specials, offering discounts on deposits before moving in. It’s common to find apartments that require a deposit of a few hundred dollars in addition to the first month’s rent--unless you choose to live in one of those guarded high rises; then it might be a few more Benjamins to get in. Make sure you ask the leasing agent about complex policies for renting to people with pets. Additional deposits are often required. Don't worry too much, it isn't hard to find a spot with room for Milo and Otis.
With the amount of traffic in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, it's no mystery so many people are flocking to suburbs like Grand Prairie, where the prize is easy living and a quick commute. The only real mystery is why you haven't started moving already.