Leasing in the Outskirts of Dallas is Cheaper!

Dallas is a wonderful city, with beautiful homes, friendly people, good weather, and plenty to see and do. If you’re not familiar with the area, though, it’s easy to be daunted while apartment hunting in such a big city. The cost of living in Dallas hovers at the nationwide average, but well below what you can expect to spend in other major cities. For instance, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Dallas is under $1,100, though how much you pay will depend on what’s important to you. For some people, studio apartments in an intown neighborhood are preferable to roomier digs out in the ‘burbs. If you’re looking for apartments in Dallas, we can help narrow your search with some information about the various neighborhoods.

Some neighborhoods have very few apartments available

Casa Linda, Grapevine, and Flower Mound are all lovely, but you’re unlikely to find a rental.

If you want to be in the thick of things, you’re likely to pay a premium

Oak Lawn is only 5 to 10 minutes from downtown, but you’ll pay $1,500-$3,000 for an apartment. It may be worth it to you, because it’s a hip neighborhood, in an urban setting, with a great social scene. Old East Dallas is another neighborhood in reasonable proximity to downtown- 5 to 15 minutes in rush hour and within walking distance to restaurants, events, and the Dallas Arts District. The rent is slightly lower, about $1200.

When it comes to the suburbs, Midway Hollow is probably the priciest

It’s an idyllic place to live, convenient to the airport, with low crime and good schools, but the average rental is about $1500. 

Celina is on the other end of the rental spectrum, but still an excellent place to live

The average rent is just over $900, and the community has great schools and easy access to hospitals, as well as unique traditions like CajunFest and a wealth of outdoor activities.

Lake Highlands, Allen, and Frisco, fall into the middle when it comes to apartment rental

You’re not likely to find low-income apartments, but with a median between $1,100 and 1,300, they’re not unreasonable. Lake Highlands is the perfect blend of outdoor activities and charming shops and restaurants, Allen is home to an ice rink, wake park, and nature preserve, and Frisco has sports, shopping, art, and much more.

If you’re willing to live 30 minutes or so outside of Dallas, you’ll find some great cheap apartments for rent

In Las Colinas, the Grand Venetian at Las Colinas offers a one bedroom apartment for $901. Plano has the Colonnade at Willow Bend, where a one bedroom unit goes for $845, and at the Shadows of Cottonwood in Irving, you’ll pay just $834 for a one bedroom apartment.

If you’re looking for the perfect apartment in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston or San Antonio, let Uptown Apartment Locators help make the process easy. We’re an apartment finder service with an experienced team ready to do the all the work for you, to make your transition to your new home seamless. Contact us to learn more about how we can get you settled quickly, easily, and at no charge!