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179 Apartments for rent in Harker Heights, TX

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The Heights at 701
701 E Central Texas Expy
Harker Heights, TX
1 Bedroom
$640
611 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$750
867 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 12:33 AM
Pet-friendly apartment community in Harker Heights near Killeen Mall and Seton Medical Center. Amenities include on-site laundry, storage units, a pool, assigned parking and a spa. Military discounts available.
1 Unit Available
4210 Broken Arrow
4210 Broken Arrow Dr
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
2496 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:07 AM
Available December 7th!!! Earlier occupancy may be possible. Enjoy peaceful, quiet living on the outskirts of Harker Heights. Located in Broken Arrow Lake Estates this home of almost 2500 sq. ft. is situated on two lots that provide a large yard.
1 Unit Available
1403 Pima Trail
1403 Pima Trl
Harker Heights, TX
3 Bedrooms
$975
1152 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:15 AM
3 bedroom 2 bathroom duplex newly renovated floors, new paint ready for a new tenant.
1 Unit Available
400 Justin Lane
400 Justin Ln
Harker Heights, TX
2 Bedrooms
$750
1987 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 03:15 AM
Approximate Availability Date: October 9, 2020
Contact for Availability
303 Randy Boulevard
303 Randy Blvd
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 28 at 11:01 PM
Charming 4 bedroom (garage converted into large master bedroom) that has recently undergone a facelift. Both exterior and interior walls have a fresh paint. Laminates floors were added to 90% of the home. Accepting Housing Section 8
1 Unit Available
700 White Hawk Trl
700 White Hawk Trl
Harker Heights, TX | Skipcha South
4 Bedrooms
$1,595
1758 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
700 White Hawk Trl Available 10/01/20 Highly Desired Harker Heights Rental - Charming, 4 BR, 2BA home nestled in the desirable Skipcha community directly across the street from Skipcha elementary.
1 Unit Available
523 Cattail Circle
523 Cattail Cir
Harker Heights, TX | Skipcha South
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1800 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
Available NOW!!!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in Skipcha Mountain Estates and features a formal dining room, an office and a back patio that opens to a spacious backyard with no back neighbors.
1 Unit Available
1915 Sutton Place
1915 Sutton Place Trl
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,615
2296 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
**Available Now** - Subdivision: Sutton Place Schools: Nolanville Elementary School Eastern Hills Middle School Harker Heights High School **BONUS AMENITY INCLUDED** A portion of Tenant's total monthly amount due will be used to have HVAC filters
1 Unit Available
905 Mustang Trail
905 Mustang Trl
Harker Heights, TX | Skipcha South
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
2376 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
905 Mustang Trail Available 11/11/20 Gallop over to desirable Harker Heights! - Available 11/11/2020! Feel at home at 905 Mustang Trail.
1 Unit Available
701 Mustang Trl
701 Mustang Trl
Harker Heights, TX | Skipcha South
3 Bedrooms
$1,240
1929 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
**Available Now** - Subdivision: Skipcha Mountain Schools: Skipcha Elementary School Union Grove Middle School Harker Heights High School **BONUS AMENITY INCLUDED** A portion of Tenant's total monthly amount due will be used to have HVAC filters
1 Unit Available
1907 High Ridge
1907 High Ridge Trl
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
2625 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
1907 High Ridge Available 10/30/20 BEAUTIFUL HARKER HEIGHTS CUSTOM HOME! - A Celebration of Style! Classy contemporary doesn't waste time or space in making a statement on elegant living! Sumptuous 2 story home, custom built by Serenity Homes,
1 Unit Available
993 Gasisco Dr
993 Gasisco Dr
Harker Heights, TX
3 Bedrooms
$975
1000 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
Available 10/15/20 AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2020!!! NEW PHOTOS COMING OCTOBER 2020 AFTER MOVEOUT This 3 bedroom, two bath home is conveniently located in Harker Heights includes 1 living room, 1 dinning room and a 1 car garage.
1 Unit Available
1905 Elk Trail
1905 Elk Trl
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,475
2101 sqft
Last updated September 28 at 11:42 AM
**Available Now** - Subdivision: Country Trails Schools: Mountain View Elementary Eastern Hills Middle School Harker Heights High School **BONUS AMENITY INCLUDED** A portion of Tenant's total monthly amount due will be used to have HVAC filters
1 Unit Available
919 Mustang Trl
919 Mustang Trl
Harker Heights, TX | Skipcha South
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
2186 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 07:26 AM
This= 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a 2 car garage features a fireplace, an electric range, dishwasher, refrigerator, and washer and dryer connections. Pets welcomed. Approved pets require a paid $300 non-refundable fee per pet.
1 Unit Available
1803 Antelope Trl
1803 Antelope Trl
Harker Heights, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1862 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 07:26 AM
This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with a 2 car garage features a fireplace, fenced backyard, refrigerator, washer and dryer connections and an electric range. Pets welcomed. Approved pets require a paid $300 non-refundable fee per pet.
1 Unit Available
2210 Illinois
2210 Illinois Dr
Harker Heights, TX | Union Grove
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1892 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 07:26 AM
This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with a 2 car garage features a fireplace, fenced backyard, refrigerator, washer and dryer connections, dishwasher and a gas range. Pets welcomed. Approved pets require a paid $300 non-refundable fee per pet.
1 Unit Available
607 Citation Loop
607 Citation Loop
Harker Heights, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,195
1652 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 07:26 AM
This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom with a 2 car garage features a fireplace, an electric range, fenced backyard, washer and dryer connections, refrigerator and dishwasher. Pets welcomed. Approved pets require a paid $300 non-refundable fee per pet.
1 Unit Available
818 Valentino Dr
818 Valentino Dr
Harker Heights, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
2170 sqft
Last updated September 27 at 07:26 AM
3 Bedroom - 2.
1 Unit Available
2014 Rain Dance Loop
2014 Rain Dance Loop
Harker Heights, TX | Union Grove
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
2192 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
2014 Rain Dance Loop Available 04/10/20 2014 Rain Dance Loop Harker Heights Texas - Copy this link to your browser to schedule a showing at your convenience. https://homes.rently.
1 Unit Available
712 Bighorn Drive
712 Bighorn Dr
Harker Heights, TX | Skipcha South
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
1943 sqft
Last updated April 8 at 07:31 AM
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home with a 2 car garage. Corner lot fully fenced with a RV Pad in the backyard pre-wired for 220. This home features a fireplace, granite counter tops, Washer and Dryer connections, an electric range and a dishwasher.
1 Unit Available
203 W Bobwhite
203 W Bobwhite Ln Harker Hts
Harker Heights, TX
3 Bedrooms
$575
1560 sqft
Last updated March 20 at 05:29 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 203 W Bobwhite in Harker Heights. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
1707 Aztec Trace -A
1707 Aztec Trce
Harker Heights, TX
3 Bedrooms
$950
1200 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX IN HARKER HEIGHTS !!!! - This amazing duplex is awaiting for a new tenant. CERAMIC TILE THROUGHOUT, carpet in the bedrooms only.
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1 Unit Available
7807 Zircon Drive
7807 Zircon Drive
Killeen, TX
4 Bedrooms
$2,180
3158 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:07 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 7807 Zircon Drive in Killeen. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
5401 Two Brothers Lane
5401 Two Brothers Lane
Killeen, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1495 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 04:07 AM
1512 Sq. Ft., 3 bdr., 2 bth., 2 car garage.
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The median rent in Harker Heights is $559 for a studio, $563 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $746 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Harker Heights?
In Harker Heights, the median rent is $559 for a studio, $563 for a 1-bedroom, $746 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,058 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Harker Heights, check out our monthly Harker Heights Rent Report.
How much is rent in Harker Heights?
In Harker Heights, the median rent is $559 for a studio, $563 for a 1-bedroom, $746 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,058 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Harker Heights, check out our monthly Harker Heights Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Harker Heights?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Harker Heights apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Harker Heights?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Harker Heights apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Harker Heights properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Harker Heights properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Harker Heights?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Harker Heights.
How much should I pay for rent in Harker Heights?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Harker Heights.
How can I find off-campus housing in Harker Heights?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Harker Heights. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Central Texas College, Huston-Tillotson University, McLennan Community College, Saint Edward's University, and Temple College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Harker Heights?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Harker Heights. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Central Texas College, Huston-Tillotson University, McLennan Community College, Saint Edward's University, and Temple College.

Median Rent in Harker Heights

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Harker Heights is $563, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $746.
Studio
$559
1 Bed
$563
2 Beds
$746
3+ Beds
$1,058

City Guide

Harker Heights
Oink! From its humble beginnings as a pig farm, Harker Heights is today a thriving community, with a population growth double that of most towns in the U.S.
Oink! From its humble beginnings as a pig farm, Harker Heights is today a thriving community, with a population growth double that of most towns in the U.S.

Harker Heights is a vibrant city situated close to Fort Hood, one of the largest permanent military facilities in the world. Looking at this beautiful city today, you would never think that it started out as a hog farm. Back in the day, two pig farmers, Pinckney R. Cox and Harley Kern, who were earning their keep by supplying pork to Fort Hood, decided to subdivide their land and sell it as separate lots. It was, however, only after Harley Kern's death that Harker Heights was incorporated as a city in 1960. As a tribute to the former landowner, the town's name was created by cleverly combining his first name and surname. Since then, Harker Heights has expanded to the current population of 26,700 people, according to the 2010 Census. Summers in Harker Heights can be hot, contrasted by cool winters, so you will really benefit from both heating and cooling facilities in your rental apt. According to statistics, you can expect an average snowfall of 0.05 inches per year, so good luck with building that snowman. Now, let's see if we can help you find a rental apt in Harker Heights.

Moving to Harker Heights

Finding an Apartment

Prepare yourself mentally for a challenging search. Finding apartments for rent in Harker Heights is much harder than stealing acorns from a blind pig. The majority of properties in Harker Heights are owner occupied, with only 37% inhabited by tenants. Most of the time, only about 4% of the properties are available for rent. In a city that is still growing, be prepared to receive stiff competition from other prospective tenants. Start your search at least two months before the date you are planning to move in order to avoid having to scramble for a place as the deadline approaches.

Look for Space

If you were dreaming of cozying up in a studio or one-bedroom apartment, you are in for a rude awakening. According to census data, the entirety of Harker Heights has just over 400 one-bedroom apartments, which is but a tiny fraction (4%, in fact) of all residential propertie . Rather, focus your search on more spacious rental properties of two bedrooms and up. If you can't afford bigger, be creative and get a roommate to split the rent. Also, don't expect any high-rise apartments in Harker Heights, but you will find that houses to rent are a bit more abundant.

Impressing Your Landlord

The key to your new home lies with the first impressions that the landlord or agent gets from you. It is a bit like going for a job interview, where you need to be on your best behavior. Be punctual for your first meeting and dress neatly; otherwise, the landlord might deduce that you are an irresponsible slob -- the type of person who tends to keep a house a pigsty.

Formalities

Get a small file for all your necessary documents and take it with to the apartment viewings. Having the right documents at hand will really speed up the application process, leaving less opportunity for other tenants to snatch the rental away from you. The landlord or agent will most likely require your social security number to obtain a credit report, as well as proof of income to ensure you can afford the rent. Reference letters from previous happy landlords (along with their contact details) can greatly improve your case. Expect to pay a security deposit and the first month's rent before you will be allowed to move in. Before signing the lease, it is a good idea to go through the apartment one more time. Get any promises from the landlord in writing by insisting that they are added to the contract. Be sure to read the fine print... you do not want to end up with a pig in a poke and be stuck in a long-term lease you can't get out of.

Moving to Harker Heights
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Finding an Apartment

Prepare yourself mentally for a challenging search. Finding apartments for rent in Harker Heights is much harder than stealing acorns from a blind pig. The majority of properties in Harker Heights are owner occupied, with only 37% inhabited by tenants. Most of the time, only about 4% of the properties are available for rent. In a city that is still growing, be prepared to receive stiff competition from other prospective tenants. Start your search at least two months before the date you are planning to move in order to avoid having to scramble for a place as the deadline approaches.

Look for Space

If you were dreaming of cozying up in a studio or one-bedroom apartment, you are in for a rude awakening. According to census data, the entirety of Harker Heights has just over 400 one-bedroom apartments, which is but a tiny fraction (4%, in fact) of all residential propertie . Rather, focus your search on more spacious rental properties of two bedrooms and up. If you can't afford bigger, be creative and get a roommate to split the rent. Also, don't expect any high-rise apartments in Harker Heights, but you will find that houses to rent are a bit more abundant.

Impressing Your Landlord

The key to your new home lies with the first impressions that the landlord or agent gets from you. It is a bit like going for a job interview, where you need to be on your best behavior. Be punctual for your first meeting and dress neatly; otherwise, the landlord might deduce that you are an irresponsible slob -- the type of person who tends to keep a house a pigsty.

Formalities

Get a small file for all your necessary documents and take it with to the apartment viewings. Having the right documents at hand will really speed up the application process, leaving less opportunity for other tenants to snatch the rental away from you. The landlord or agent will most likely require your social security number to obtain a credit report, as well as proof of income to ensure you can afford the rent. Reference letters from previous happy landlords (along with their contact details) can greatly improve your case. Expect to pay a security deposit and the first month's rent before you will be allowed to move in. Before signing the lease, it is a good idea to go through the apartment one more time. Get any promises from the landlord in writing by insisting that they are added to the contract. Be sure to read the fine print... you do not want to end up with a pig in a poke and be stuck in a long-term lease you can't get out of.

Harker Heights Neighborhoods

Deciding which Harker Heights neighborhood to move to is half the fun! Find your match below.

E Fm 2410 Road / Mountain Lion Road: This is a very residential area in the southwestern part of town. If your appearance is important to you, this is the place to be. You can enjoy a relaxing day at Skin Deep Clinical Skincare or the Salon & Day Spa, stop by at Texas Tan, have your nails done at Nails by Kerry and work on your form at Heritage Park Fitness or at the local Recreation Center. A Walmart Supercenter is also situated here, allowing residents to stock up on their weekly groceries.

Stillhouse Lake Drive / E Fm 2410 Road: Situated in the southeastern part of Harker Heights, this is a suburban neighborhood with Stillhouse Hollow Lake running along its southern border. The area includes Dana Peak Park, a beautiful recreational area overlooking the sparkling waters of the lake. Locals frequent the park for all kinds of outdoor activities such as picnicking, biking, hiking, horseback riding, water sports, fishing and hunting. Dana Peak Park also offers pavilions for large group gatherings.

City Centre: The City Centre is situated in the north of Harker Heights. Route 190 runs along its southern border with all kinds of businesses lined up along it. If you want to furnish or upgrade your new home (with the landlord's permission, of course) head to Sofa Mart, Denver Mattress, Ace Hardware or Bed, Bath and Beyond. You will also find some excellent restaurants here. Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, Thai Orchid, Chick-Fil-A and Chipotle Mexican Grille, to name a few, who all have mouth-watering dishes to offer. If you feel guilty about pigging out on these delicious eats, you can go burn some calories at Boulders Sport Climbing Center. Actually, for safety's sake, you may want to go for a stroll through Kern or Cox Park first -- all that good food may just weigh you down.

Harker Heights Neighborhoods
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Deciding which Harker Heights neighborhood to move to is half the fun! Find your match below.

E Fm 2410 Road / Mountain Lion Road: This is a very residential area in the southwestern part of town. If your appearance is important to you, this is the place to be. You can enjoy a relaxing day at Skin Deep Clinical Skincare or the Salon & Day Spa, stop by at Texas Tan, have your nails done at Nails by Kerry and work on your form at Heritage Park Fitness or at the local Recreation Center. A Walmart Supercenter is also situated here, allowing residents to stock up on their weekly groceries.

Stillhouse Lake Drive / E Fm 2410 Road: Situated in the southeastern part of Harker Heights, this is a suburban neighborhood with Stillhouse Hollow Lake running along its southern border. The area includes Dana Peak Park, a beautiful recreational area overlooking the sparkling waters of the lake. Locals frequent the park for all kinds of outdoor activities such as picnicking, biking, hiking, horseback riding, water sports, fishing and hunting. Dana Peak Park also offers pavilions for large group gatherings.

City Centre: The City Centre is situated in the north of Harker Heights. Route 190 runs along its southern border with all kinds of businesses lined up along it. If you want to furnish or upgrade your new home (with the landlord's permission, of course) head to Sofa Mart, Denver Mattress, Ace Hardware or Bed, Bath and Beyond. You will also find some excellent restaurants here. Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, Thai Orchid, Chick-Fil-A and Chipotle Mexican Grille, to name a few, who all have mouth-watering dishes to offer. If you feel guilty about pigging out on these delicious eats, you can go burn some calories at Boulders Sport Climbing Center. Actually, for safety's sake, you may want to go for a stroll through Kern or Cox Park first -- all that good food may just weigh you down.

Living in Harker Heights

People

The people in Harker Heights are friendly and helpful. It is a very close-knit involved community. Don't be surprised to see a lot of uniforms on the street, as many of Fort Hood's employees live in Harker Heights.

Getting Around

Harker Heights does have a transit bus running through some parts of town, but most people prefer to get around driving their own vehicles. For the majority of residents, the commute to work is not an issue -- most of them arrive at work within 30 minutes. Obviously, you will find road hogs everywhere, and Harker Heights is no exception, but since you are not stuck in traffic all the time, it is much easier to tolerate them. Your other option is to join the 1% of residents who choose to walk or take the bicycle to work.

Cost of Living

Life in Harker Heights is slightly cheaper than in the rest of the U.S. Although your rent might be a bit more than the average you would expect in Texas, groceries, utilities and healthcare are all a bit cheaper. There should be plenty left in your piggy bank for some extra indulgences every now and again.

If you plan well and find a rental within your budget, you can live high off the hog in Harker Heights. It is a beautiful city with plenty to do, especially if you love the outdoors. Best of luck finding your new home!

Living in Harker Heights
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People

The people in Harker Heights are friendly and helpful. It is a very close-knit involved community. Don't be surprised to see a lot of uniforms on the street, as many of Fort Hood's employees live in Harker Heights.

Getting Around

Harker Heights does have a transit bus running through some parts of town, but most people prefer to get around driving their own vehicles. For the majority of residents, the commute to work is not an issue -- most of them arrive at work within 30 minutes. Obviously, you will find road hogs everywhere, and Harker Heights is no exception, but since you are not stuck in traffic all the time, it is much easier to tolerate them. Your other option is to join the 1% of residents who choose to walk or take the bicycle to work.

Cost of Living

Life in Harker Heights is slightly cheaper than in the rest of the U.S. Although your rent might be a bit more than the average you would expect in Texas, groceries, utilities and healthcare are all a bit cheaper. There should be plenty left in your piggy bank for some extra indulgences every now and again.

If you plan well and find a rental within your budget, you can live high off the hog in Harker Heights. It is a beautiful city with plenty to do, especially if you love the outdoors. Best of luck finding your new home!

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City Guide

Harker Heights
Oink! From its humble beginnings as a pig farm, Harker Heights is today a thriving community, with a population growth double that of most towns in the U.S.
Oink! From its humble beginnings as a pig farm, Harker Heights is today a thriving community, with a population growth double that of most towns in the U.S.

Harker Heights is a vibrant city situated close to Fort Hood, one of the largest permanent military facilities in the world. Looking at this beautiful city today, you would never think that it started out as a hog farm. Back in the day, two pig farmers, Pinckney R. Cox and Harley Kern, who were earning their keep by supplying pork to Fort Hood, decided to subdivide their land and sell it as separate lots. It was, however, only after Harley Kern's death that Harker Heights was incorporated as a city in 1960. As a tribute to the former landowner, the town's name was created by cleverly combining his first name and surname. Since then, Harker Heights has expanded to the current population of 26,700 people, according to the 2010 Census. Summers in Harker Heights can be hot, contrasted by cool winters, so you will really benefit from both heating and cooling facilities in your rental apt. According to statistics, you can expect an average snowfall of 0.05 inches per year, so good luck with building that snowman. Now, let's see if we can help you find a rental apt in Harker Heights.

Moving to Harker Heights

Finding an Apartment

Prepare yourself mentally for a challenging search. Finding apartments for rent in Harker Heights is much harder than stealing acorns from a blind pig. The majority of properties in Harker Heights are owner occupied, with only 37% inhabited by tenants. Most of the time, only about 4% of the properties are available for rent. In a city that is still growing, be prepared to receive stiff competition from other prospective tenants. Start your search at least two months before the date you are planning to move in order to avoid having to scramble for a place as the deadline approaches.

Look for Space

If you were dreaming of cozying up in a studio or one-bedroom apartment, you are in for a rude awakening. According to census data, the entirety of Harker Heights has just over 400 one-bedroom apartments, which is but a tiny fraction (4%, in fact) of all residential propertie . Rather, focus your search on more spacious rental properties of two bedrooms and up. If you can't afford bigger, be creative and get a roommate to split the rent. Also, don't expect any high-rise apartments in Harker Heights, but you will find that houses to rent are a bit more abundant.

Impressing Your Landlord

The key to your new home lies with the first impressions that the landlord or agent gets from you. It is a bit like going for a job interview, where you need to be on your best behavior. Be punctual for your first meeting and dress neatly; otherwise, the landlord might deduce that you are an irresponsible slob -- the type of person who tends to keep a house a pigsty.

Formalities

Get a small file for all your necessary documents and take it with to the apartment viewings. Having the right documents at hand will really speed up the application process, leaving less opportunity for other tenants to snatch the rental away from you. The landlord or agent will most likely require your social security number to obtain a credit report, as well as proof of income to ensure you can afford the rent. Reference letters from previous happy landlords (along with their contact details) can greatly improve your case. Expect to pay a security deposit and the first month's rent before you will be allowed to move in. Before signing the lease, it is a good idea to go through the apartment one more time. Get any promises from the landlord in writing by insisting that they are added to the contract. Be sure to read the fine print... you do not want to end up with a pig in a poke and be stuck in a long-term lease you can't get out of.

Moving to Harker Heights
+

Finding an Apartment

Prepare yourself mentally for a challenging search. Finding apartments for rent in Harker Heights is much harder than stealing acorns from a blind pig. The majority of properties in Harker Heights are owner occupied, with only 37% inhabited by tenants. Most of the time, only about 4% of the properties are available for rent. In a city that is still growing, be prepared to receive stiff competition from other prospective tenants. Start your search at least two months before the date you are planning to move in order to avoid having to scramble for a place as the deadline approaches.

Look for Space

If you were dreaming of cozying up in a studio or one-bedroom apartment, you are in for a rude awakening. According to census data, the entirety of Harker Heights has just over 400 one-bedroom apartments, which is but a tiny fraction (4%, in fact) of all residential propertie . Rather, focus your search on more spacious rental properties of two bedrooms and up. If you can't afford bigger, be creative and get a roommate to split the rent. Also, don't expect any high-rise apartments in Harker Heights, but you will find that houses to rent are a bit more abundant.

Impressing Your Landlord

The key to your new home lies with the first impressions that the landlord or agent gets from you. It is a bit like going for a job interview, where you need to be on your best behavior. Be punctual for your first meeting and dress neatly; otherwise, the landlord might deduce that you are an irresponsible slob -- the type of person who tends to keep a house a pigsty.

Formalities

Get a small file for all your necessary documents and take it with to the apartment viewings. Having the right documents at hand will really speed up the application process, leaving less opportunity for other tenants to snatch the rental away from you. The landlord or agent will most likely require your social security number to obtain a credit report, as well as proof of income to ensure you can afford the rent. Reference letters from previous happy landlords (along with their contact details) can greatly improve your case. Expect to pay a security deposit and the first month's rent before you will be allowed to move in. Before signing the lease, it is a good idea to go through the apartment one more time. Get any promises from the landlord in writing by insisting that they are added to the contract. Be sure to read the fine print... you do not want to end up with a pig in a poke and be stuck in a long-term lease you can't get out of.

Harker Heights Neighborhoods

Deciding which Harker Heights neighborhood to move to is half the fun! Find your match below.

E Fm 2410 Road / Mountain Lion Road: This is a very residential area in the southwestern part of town. If your appearance is important to you, this is the place to be. You can enjoy a relaxing day at Skin Deep Clinical Skincare or the Salon & Day Spa, stop by at Texas Tan, have your nails done at Nails by Kerry and work on your form at Heritage Park Fitness or at the local Recreation Center. A Walmart Supercenter is also situated here, allowing residents to stock up on their weekly groceries.

Stillhouse Lake Drive / E Fm 2410 Road: Situated in the southeastern part of Harker Heights, this is a suburban neighborhood with Stillhouse Hollow Lake running along its southern border. The area includes Dana Peak Park, a beautiful recreational area overlooking the sparkling waters of the lake. Locals frequent the park for all kinds of outdoor activities such as picnicking, biking, hiking, horseback riding, water sports, fishing and hunting. Dana Peak Park also offers pavilions for large group gatherings.

City Centre: The City Centre is situated in the north of Harker Heights. Route 190 runs along its southern border with all kinds of businesses lined up along it. If you want to furnish or upgrade your new home (with the landlord's permission, of course) head to Sofa Mart, Denver Mattress, Ace Hardware or Bed, Bath and Beyond. You will also find some excellent restaurants here. Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, Thai Orchid, Chick-Fil-A and Chipotle Mexican Grille, to name a few, who all have mouth-watering dishes to offer. If you feel guilty about pigging out on these delicious eats, you can go burn some calories at Boulders Sport Climbing Center. Actually, for safety's sake, you may want to go for a stroll through Kern or Cox Park first -- all that good food may just weigh you down.

Harker Heights Neighborhoods
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Deciding which Harker Heights neighborhood to move to is half the fun! Find your match below.

E Fm 2410 Road / Mountain Lion Road: This is a very residential area in the southwestern part of town. If your appearance is important to you, this is the place to be. You can enjoy a relaxing day at Skin Deep Clinical Skincare or the Salon & Day Spa, stop by at Texas Tan, have your nails done at Nails by Kerry and work on your form at Heritage Park Fitness or at the local Recreation Center. A Walmart Supercenter is also situated here, allowing residents to stock up on their weekly groceries.

Stillhouse Lake Drive / E Fm 2410 Road: Situated in the southeastern part of Harker Heights, this is a suburban neighborhood with Stillhouse Hollow Lake running along its southern border. The area includes Dana Peak Park, a beautiful recreational area overlooking the sparkling waters of the lake. Locals frequent the park for all kinds of outdoor activities such as picnicking, biking, hiking, horseback riding, water sports, fishing and hunting. Dana Peak Park also offers pavilions for large group gatherings.

City Centre: The City Centre is situated in the north of Harker Heights. Route 190 runs along its southern border with all kinds of businesses lined up along it. If you want to furnish or upgrade your new home (with the landlord's permission, of course) head to Sofa Mart, Denver Mattress, Ace Hardware or Bed, Bath and Beyond. You will also find some excellent restaurants here. Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, Thai Orchid, Chick-Fil-A and Chipotle Mexican Grille, to name a few, who all have mouth-watering dishes to offer. If you feel guilty about pigging out on these delicious eats, you can go burn some calories at Boulders Sport Climbing Center. Actually, for safety's sake, you may want to go for a stroll through Kern or Cox Park first -- all that good food may just weigh you down.

Living in Harker Heights

People

The people in Harker Heights are friendly and helpful. It is a very close-knit involved community. Don't be surprised to see a lot of uniforms on the street, as many of Fort Hood's employees live in Harker Heights.

Getting Around

Harker Heights does have a transit bus running through some parts of town, but most people prefer to get around driving their own vehicles. For the majority of residents, the commute to work is not an issue -- most of them arrive at work within 30 minutes. Obviously, you will find road hogs everywhere, and Harker Heights is no exception, but since you are not stuck in traffic all the time, it is much easier to tolerate them. Your other option is to join the 1% of residents who choose to walk or take the bicycle to work.

Cost of Living

Life in Harker Heights is slightly cheaper than in the rest of the U.S. Although your rent might be a bit more than the average you would expect in Texas, groceries, utilities and healthcare are all a bit cheaper. There should be plenty left in your piggy bank for some extra indulgences every now and again.

If you plan well and find a rental within your budget, you can live high off the hog in Harker Heights. It is a beautiful city with plenty to do, especially if you love the outdoors. Best of luck finding your new home!

Living in Harker Heights
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People

The people in Harker Heights are friendly and helpful. It is a very close-knit involved community. Don't be surprised to see a lot of uniforms on the street, as many of Fort Hood's employees live in Harker Heights.

Getting Around

Harker Heights does have a transit bus running through some parts of town, but most people prefer to get around driving their own vehicles. For the majority of residents, the commute to work is not an issue -- most of them arrive at work within 30 minutes. Obviously, you will find road hogs everywhere, and Harker Heights is no exception, but since you are not stuck in traffic all the time, it is much easier to tolerate them. Your other option is to join the 1% of residents who choose to walk or take the bicycle to work.

Cost of Living

Life in Harker Heights is slightly cheaper than in the rest of the U.S. Although your rent might be a bit more than the average you would expect in Texas, groceries, utilities and healthcare are all a bit cheaper. There should be plenty left in your piggy bank for some extra indulgences every now and again.

If you plan well and find a rental within your budget, you can live high off the hog in Harker Heights. It is a beautiful city with plenty to do, especially if you love the outdoors. Best of luck finding your new home!