Because the city is growing at such a fast pace, you'll find it easy to rent an apartment or find a house to rent here. There are new luxury apartment complexes cropping up all the time to accommodate the influx of new people. This also means that now is a better time than ever to jump on a new place before rents skyrocket! Make appointments to see a number of different places to get a feel for what kind of units are available. For each appointment, show up on time and get ready to wheel and deal -- you're in Texas, after all. Bring all the regular stuff that landlords require -- a copy of your credit report, pay stubs, references, bank statements, etc. Bring your checkbook, too. Texans like it when you can put your money where your mouth is, so be prepared to write a deposit check right there on the spot. Renting an apartment in Lewisville doesn't vary much from month to month, though the faint of heart might want to avoid the peak summer heat in July and August. Schlepping your stuff back and forth from the moving truck is more pleasant during the milder months.
Lewisville has a number of distinct neighborhoods, some that have been around for ages and others just built recently. Here are a few of the main ones:
Lewisville Valley: Built in the early 1980's, this area is north of Main Street and south of Valley Ridge. It's located near a number of city schools and has a lot of single-family homes.
The Oaks: This development cropped up in the mid-1980's and early 1990's. It's less than a mile from Bakersfield Park and Timber Creek, making it a great spot for nature lovers.
Valley Vista: This is a great spot to live if you like convenience. Homes here are close to the Memorial Park and Rec Center, Central Park and a number of schools.
Valley Ridge Estates: If you want to get out of the center of town, this is a great place to do it. It's tucked away in the far southeast corner of Lewisville, but it's still close to Vista Ridge Mall, I-35 and the commuter rail station.
Lewisville is a Texan city through and through. Located at the foot of the panhandle, its warm weather and proximity to Lewisville Lake have made it a stomping ground for the Dallas-Fort Worth population, as well. The city has a stable economic climate, part of the reason for its rapidly-growing population, and it has convenient transportation options running through it, including the I-35 Corridor and the Denton County Transportation Authority regional bus stops / commuter train stops. The DCTA connects with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) as well, making it a great spot for commuters to the DFW area.