Dallas

Welcome to Dallas. Home of the original frozen margarita and about 10,000 suburbs. Many people claim to live in Dallas, but they actually live in one of the many surrounding neighborhoods or even in Fort Worth, Texas. It’s ok. It’s an amazing city. We’ll let you claim Dallas as your home too.

City Overview

The city of 1.3 million people, Dallas is ranked as the ninth most populous city in the US and the third most populous city in Texas, right after Houston and San Antonio. There is no shortage of jobs in Dallas. There are over 10,000 corporate headquarters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, making it the city of the largest corporate headquarters concentration in the country.

Arts

Dallas has a robust art scene. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock from all over the world to see the world-class exhibitions at the famed Dallas Museum of Art. DMA holds more than 20,000 works spanning over 5,000 years of history. Other notable venues in Dallas’ art district include The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Climate

Dallas experiences all four seasons in a very different way. Although the city is known for its warm summers and mild winters, you shouldn't be surprised to see it snowing in January. On average, there are two snowy days per year - and they are balanced out by the hottest and driest summers in June and July. The average low in the summer is 76.7 °F and the average high is 96.0 °F. You can bear through those two days of snow for that summer, can’t you?

Cuisine

Thanks to the city’s robust and proud Mexican community - some of the best Tex-Mex is served from local pubs to taco stands. Su primera parada tiene que estar en este restaurante - Mia’s Tex-Mex. If Google Translate didn’t automatically kick in, here is a hint: we’re telling you that your first stop has to be at Mia’s Tex Mex on Lemmon Avenue. Mia’s brisket and beef marinated tacos are so popular that it isn’t uncommon to see a swarming line outside with loyal families patiently waiting for a succulent portion. If Mama is standing outside in 90-degree weather for anything - best believe it has to be delicious and well worth the wait.

Demographics

Up until 1930, 83% of the population in Dallas was predominantly non-Hispanic white. Over the years, the population has diversified due to immigration - and now non-Hispanic white part of the locals has shrunk to less than one-third. Today, there is a healthy population of Mexican-Americans and Black-Americans. Whites make up 50%, Non-Hispanic Whites are at 28.8%, Blacks are at 24.8% and Asian are at 2.9%. Native Americans make up only 0.7% of the current population.

Landmarks

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas World Aquarium, Klyde Warren Park, Dealey Plaza (where JFK was assassinated), Nasher Sculpture Center, Reunion Tower, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas Museum of Art.

Outdoors

There’s never a shortage of nature-filled activities in Dallas. Choose between hiking, birdwatching, fishing, biking, and climbing on a free weekend. Bask in the 66-acres of luscious flowers, exotic plants, and unique vegetation at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Take the family swimming in the gorgeous Lake in Cedar Hill State Park. Be sure to bring mosquito spray!

Shopping

Dallas definitely knows how to shop. The second shopping center ever built in the nation, Highland Park Village, was created in 1931. This set a precedent for the city and now Dallas has more malls and retail centers per capita than any other city in the nation. Other notable malls are the Dallas Galleria and NorthPark Center.

Finding Apartments For Rent in Dallas

Search thousands of apartments in Dallas for rent with Rentberry. Dallas is a very large city, so be sure to pick the best corner for yourself. If you live in a high-rise or a condo, the owner is likely not to live in town — this can cause issues when you need maintenance. Want to live close to where the Dallas Mavericks play? Search apartments for rent in Victory Park. You can also search by amenities and select a garage for your new Texas home. Try also choosing a gym, a pool, a laundry unit or anything else you’d like to be a part of your new digs.

Dallas is a very popular city in Texas, so it might be difficult to find the perfect condo or townhouse in a time crunch. Rentberry gives you the choice to make a custom offer, which will make your application stand out from the rest of the crowd. View offers within your budget for thousands of long-term Dallas apartments or homes for rent. To show that you are a great tenant, be sure to include your rental history, credit check results, references – anything that will help support your application.

Want to search apartments or duplexes with garages included? See thousands of long-term apartments and townhomes in Dallas for rent. Or check out long-term houses with utilities included in the Dallas suburbs. Do you have a family with small children? There are specific neighborhoods in Dallas that are known for their world-class elementary education. Look for apartments in Cedars or Lakewood - these neighborhoods are known for their dedication to child development. Be sure to read our neighborhood write-up below to help you find the best townhome or house for your family. When you use Rentberry to search thousands of Dallas townhouses and homes for rent, you can filter by property type. Search 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties in the heart of Dallas.

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Dallas Neighborhoods

Uptown

Uptown is Dallas’ most walkable community. Move here to be a part of all of the action. A great place for singles - you just might find the love of your life enjoying a yogurt sundae at Yummilicious on popular McKinney Avenue or tasting seasonal French macarons at Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie on the same street. Settle in one of the brick-faced townhomes on Cole Avenue.

Downtown Dallas

This ever-developing district has everything one could need. There are city parks and other green spaces to take the dog or kids to after a long day’s work, a luxurious shopping scene, a locally-sourced farmers market, and a quick access to world-class museums. Join the local moms at the Main Street Garden every Sunday afternoon. You can find studio apartments for rent in this area, and also high-rises with spectacular views.

Victory Park

This development was the brainchild of Ross Perot. Jr, son of majority owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Perot poured $3 billion into his vision of an “urban lifestyle destination” - and the results are nothing less than impressive. American Airlines Center is the venue of choice for all happenings coming to Dallas. Catch Disney on Ice, Beyonce, or the home NBA team the Mavericks constantly selling out tickets in this venue. Apartments in Victory Park are a bit more pricey than the rest of Dallas.

Lakewood

Ready to settle down in a house with a sizeable yard and raise a young Einstein? It’s time to leave the tight urban city blocks and move to Lakewood. Acres of sprawling green parks and massive oak trees shading the streets in this district. Lakewood Elementary is highly rated as a top elementary school in the city. The natural beauty comes with one inherent downfall - the mosquitos come out in full force during the summer months. Apartments for rent in Lakewood start at $790 per month.

Deep Ellum

One of the few neighborhoods with its own hashtag - #DeepEllumTexas is an urban gathering of artists and art groupies. Music is the heartbeat of Deep Ellum, as jazz jams eek out from each city corner. Be sure to check out Deep Ellum Arts Festival in early April to enjoy the three days of music, deep fried festival food, 100s of bands, and unique art. Young artists looking for apartments in Dallas, Texas, usually call this district home. Unfortunately, as authenticity sometimes correlates with high crime in many artist neighborhoods across the nation - Deep Ellum has had its battle with local misconduct. Fortunately, the city has put in major efforts to change the decline in safety, and the efforts can be felt on Elm Street. You can find furnished townhomes for rent or apartments for rent in Uptown Dallas.

Cedars

This highly coveted residential neighborhood has everything you need and is a great choice for families looking for homes in Dallas. Be sure to check out The Cedars Social on South Lamar - where you can enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, a large portion of deep fried chicken and macaroni and cheese on the patio in front of the rugged Dallas skyline. You can find all kinds of apartments in Cedars in addition to duplexes and other properties for rent.

Lake Highlands

Lake Highlands is the collection of many districts in Northern Dallas. This area features moderately-priced family living, access to sprawling trails and park grounds, and award-winning schools. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or a case of your favorite craft beer and enjoy a savory homemade authentic Italian pizza at Tony’s Pizza & Pasta on Northwest Highway. Long-term homes for rent in Lake Highlands start at $950 per month.

Oak Lawn

Voted the #1 “Gayborhood” in the nation, Oak Lawn is the epicenter of the Dallas/Fort Worth area’s gay and lesbian culture. This district is home to the most popular LGBT bars, restaurants, and nightclubs catering to the LGBT community. For a fun rainbow-filled night, start at The Grapevine Bar on Oak Lawn Avenue and end at the Round-Up Saloon for dancing on Cedar Springs Road. Townhomes or apartments in Oak Lawn for rent start at $995 per month.

Bishop Arts District

This quaint neighborhood is home to over 60 independently-ran boutiques, bespoke eateries, cozy cafe houses, and prominent art galleries. Bishop Arts District has been featured on major American media outlets like The New York Times, USA Today, and The Daily Beast for its close-knit community feel and unique spaces. One-bedroom apartments in Bishop Arts District start at $1,300 monthly.