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Tips for Renters

Transportation. In case you didn’t already know, there are few places in Texas where you can survive without a car. And, since Mesquite doesn’t have any form of public transportation, the meaning of survive becomes much more literal. For those residents living in the northern area of Mesquite, you can save gas and skip the traffic by driving over to Garland for the DART (Dallas Area Transit) Park and Ride Station. For those living on the west side of town, there is a DART rail station near White Rock Lake, just inside the Dallas city limits.

Passing Time. One sure-fire way to enjoy life here is to escape the apartment complex whenever you can to enjoy the things in life that brought you to this town in the first place… mainly, fishing, football, and the rodeo. A good place to snag some bass, catfish, and crappie is right outside of town on Lake Ray Hubbard. For beginners, just cast your pole around shallow vegetation and sunken brush piles for largemouth bass. Trot lines will pull in some mean catfish, as well. As far as football is concerned, you don’t have to travel far to find a nice little restaurant with a Cowboys game on. And, last but certainly not least, the rodeo. The Mesquite Rodeo, which has been around for over half a century, is the greatest spectacle to see around here. At the heart of the show, you can catch some skillful roping and barrel racing. And, with new management, the rodeo today features much more than one would expect. Things such light shows, pyrotechnics, jumbo trons, and the swanky bar known as the 8-second club make it fun for those used to big-city affairs.


Original Town. The center of town, complete with music stores, and the Rodeo City Music Hall.

Hickory Heights. Old timey barber shop, country cafés, and a grooming salon down the dirt road.

Oakridge. Convenient, and meandering whiffs of southern cooking.

Redman Square. Soul food, barbecue and walks in the park.

Beltline Range. Home to Samuell Mesquite Park, as well as shopping, cinemas, and Wal-Mart.

Town Centre Village. Nearby Town East Mall.

Hillhome Gardens. Walking distance to the mall

Pyramid. Flowing creeks, tons of shopping, and chain restaurants with football on the TV’s.

Casa Ridge. A good location, especially those needing to commute to Dallas.

Palos Verdes Landing. Scenic, and minutes away from Lake Ray Hubbard.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

There are not enough words to describe the way of life in Mesquite. So, head on out there in the heat of summer, meet the neighbors, see the country landscape, and prepare to be welcomed to the neighborhood!

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report

September 2017 Mesquite Rent Report

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

Mesquite rents declined moderately over the past month

Mesquite rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but have increased significantly by 5.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Mesquite stand at $1,030 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,280 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Mesquite's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Mesquite, 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. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Arlington has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,200, while one-bedrooms go for $960.
  • Over the past month, Garland has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,210, while one-bedrooms go for $970.
  • McKinney has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,450; rents increased 4.7% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
  • Dallas proper has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,110; rents increased 0.2% over the past month and 2.8% over the past year.

Mesquite rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Rents also increased in other cities across the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in San Antonio and 2.0% in Austin.
  • Mesquite's median two-bedroom rent of $1,280 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 5.7% rise in Mesquite.
  • While Mesquite's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Houston (-2.4%) and DC (-0.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Mesquite than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than twice the price in Mesquite.

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 0.2% 2.8%
Fort Worth $910 $1,140 0.5% 5.6%
Arlington $960 $1,200 0.3% 9.0%
Plano $1,150 $1,420 0.3% 1.9%
Garland $970 $1,210 -0.6% 3.5%
Irving $960 $1,190 0.1% 5.2%
Grand Prairie $1,000 $1,240 0.1% 8.2%
Mesquite $1,030 $1,280 -0.4% 5.7%
McKinney $1,160 $1,450 -0.1% 4.7%
Carrollton $1,070 $1,330 0.3% 5.2%
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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.

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