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308 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
$615
611 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$750
867 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
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
227 East Beeline Lane - 1
227 East Beeline Lane
Harker Heights, TX
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1150 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 11:45 PM
Are you looking for an amazing, 2 bedroom/2 bath, new build duplex to call home? This fabulous home is located just minutes away from Ft. Hood, HEB and the Heights Marketplace.
1 Unit Available
803 Green Meadow Drive
803 Green Meadows Dr
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
2747 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 11:45 PM
Available January 11th, 2021!!!! This beautiful home in Tuscany Meadows offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 dining areas, 2 living rooms, and a built-in wet bar.
1 Unit Available
907 Mustang Trail
907 Mustang Trl
Harker Heights, TX | Skipcha South
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1629 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 11:45 PM
Listing Available December 30th, 2020!!! This remodeled home features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. As you walk into the home you are greeted by a good size formal dining or office space.
1 Unit Available
127 E Stacie Rd
127 East Stacie Road
Harker Heights, TX
3 Bedrooms
$825
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
This cozy 3 bedroom, 1 bath with a bonus that could be used as a 4th bedroom is located on a spacious corner lot.
1 Unit Available
914 Ramblewood St #A
914 Ramblewood St
Harker Heights, TX | Union Grove
Studio
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Gorgeous duplex in Harker Heights - Amazing duplex 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage ready for a new occupant. Minutes away from Stillhouse Lake, it is a gem. Hurry and take a look today. Take a virtual tour today https://app.cloudpano.
1 Unit Available
1413 Hopi Trl
1413 Hopi Trail
Harker Heights, TX
2 Bedrooms
$795
970 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
1413 B Hopi Trl Available 12/14/20 Cute duplex 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a laundry room. Located in Harker Heights. Pets are allowed with Pet Deposit of $400.00. - Cute duplex 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a laundry room. Located in Harker Heights.
1 Unit Available
1701 LYNX
1701 Lynx Cir
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,395
1451 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
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1 Unit Available
433 W Iowa Dr
433 W Iowa Dr
Harker Heights, TX | Skipcha South
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
2068 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
433 W Iowa Dr Available 12/16/20 Heights Two-Story! - This home is conveniently located in a cul de sac with low traffic. Front entry has a large, covered porch. The home features 3 bedrooms, 2.
1 Unit Available
830 Old World Drive
830 Old World Dr
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
1893 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
830 Old World Drive Available 12/14/20 Beautiful Four Bedroom Home Close To Stillhouse Lake - Beautiful home built in 2017 with upgraded flooring both tile and carpet. Living room is hardwood style flooring.
1 Unit Available
2615 Laguna Dr
2615 Laguna Dr
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,550
2232 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
2615 Laguna Dr Available 12/28/20 Gorgeous Skipcha Mountain Estates Two-Story! - Gorgeous two-story home in Skipcha Mountain Estates! Covered front porch, attractive landscaping, convenient sprinkler system, privacy fenced rear yard, covered patio,
1 Unit Available
602 Arapaho Dr
602 Arapaho Dr
Harker Heights, TX | Union Grove
4 Bedrooms
$1,400
1710 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
602 Arapaho Dr Available 12/18/20 602 Arapaho Dr - This stunningly well maintained home is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, approximately 1710 Sq Ft is located in Skipcha Mountain, Harker Heights.
1 Unit Available
501 Tundra Dr
501 Tundra Dr
Harker Heights, TX | Skipcha South
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
2202 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
501 Tundra Dr Available 12/01/20 **Approximate Availability Date: December 01, 2020** - Subdivision: Skipcha Mountain Schools: Skipcha Elementary School Union Grove Middle School Harker Heights High School **BONUS AMENITY INCLUDED** A portion of
1 Unit Available
2140 Modoc Dr
2140 Modoc Dr
Harker Heights, TX | Union Grove
4 Bedrooms
$1,475
2804 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:27 AM
2140 Modoc Dr Available 12/04/20 2140 Modoc Drive - Call LONGHORN PROPERTIES @ 254-526-0382 FOR DETAILS. - Two story home, conveniently located close to shopping, entertainment and major access roads.
1 Unit Available
2405 Creek Dr
2405 Creek Dr
Harker Heights, TX | Union Grove
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1658 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:27 AM
2405 Creek Dr. - Call LONGHORN PROPERTIES @ 254-526-0382 FOR DETAILS. - This well maintained home has a great location featuring three spacious bedrooms all with walk in closets, ceiling fans and cable outlets.
1 Unit Available
1204 Rocky Ridge Trl
1204 Rocky Ridge Trl
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
2682 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:35 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 1204 Rocky Ridge Trl in Harker Heights. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
811 Tuscan Rd
811 Tuscan Rd
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
2736 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:35 AM
This home is the epitome of a homeowner�??s dream. From the moment you step out of your car you will see that all the landscaping has been meticulously maintained and there is obviously pride in ownership.
1 Unit Available
1821 Volley Ln
1821 Volley Ln
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,550
2003 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:35 AM
Come see your next home in this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2-story home located on a corner lot in Harker Heights! This home will not last long on the market. Schedule your showing today! *Pets Accepted Upon Owner Approval*
1 Unit Available
902 Travis Ln
902 Travis Ln
Harker Heights, TX
2 Bedrooms
$575
800 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:49 AM
Available January 8, 2021! Deposit: $575 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment located in Harker Heights!
1 Unit Available
840 Olive Ln
840 Olive Ln
Harker Heights, TX
4 Bedrooms
$1,745
1852 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:49 AM
Available NOW!! This beautiful home in Tuscany Meadows is ready for you to move in! Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Harker Heights! This home features open concept living, large living room with fireplace, large center island in the kitchen,
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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How much is rent in Harker Heights?
Apartment Rentals in Harker Heights start at $550/month.
How much is rent in Harker Heights?
Apartment Rentals in Harker Heights start at $550/month.
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.
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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.
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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, McLennan Community College, Temple College, Texas State Technical College, and Baylor University.
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, McLennan Community College, Temple College, Texas State Technical College, and Baylor University.

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!