Are you looking for a new apartment? With over 22,000 new apartment units slated for completion this year in Dallas – Fort Worth finding the right apartment for you can be overwhelming.
It can also be difficult to narrow down what you should be looking for in an apartment.
That’s where we come in! We’ve compiled a list of the top things you must consider when renting an apartment in Dallas. Keep reading to find out what they are and how to land the apartment of your dreams.
1. Location, Location, Location!
Before you start searching for an apartment, it’s important to identify what location(s) you’d like to live in most. What makes most sense for your lifestyle…living closer to your office, in the city center, or perhaps a walkable neighborhood?
If you work in the suburbs, like Plano or Las Colinas, but prefer to live in Dallas, it might make sense for you to live near a major highway for an easy commute. However, if you don’t care about having a Dallas zip code, there are some great apartment complexes we can show you in the suburbs!
Perhaps you work downtown Fort Worth. Being located near the center could mean you can walk to work, thus saving money on your car expenses.
Consider the local amenities you want to be able to enjoy. If you want to be able to walk to bars and restaurants, go shopping, and experience the city, an apartment on the outskirts might not be for you.
2. Paid or Provided Parking
Speaking of commuting, have a parking spot is important if you have a car. The majority of apartment complexes we work with have a community parking garage for residents or at the very least a gated parking lot. The question is, is the price of parking included in your rent or will you have to pay an additional fee for parking at the community each month?
If you choose to live in Downtown Dallas, chances are you’ll have to pay a monthly parking fee since parking options in Downtown are limited. We can help you navigate your options since we know exactly which properties charge extra for parking and which ones do not!
Most apartment communities will also offer reserved parking spots for an additional monthly fee if you’re particular about parking in the same space every day.
We also always suggest asking about visitor parking. When your friends or family come to visit, is there somewhere they can park for free? We will always be up front with you about which apartments offer ample guest parking vs. those who have limited options.
3. Can Rover Come, Too?
All fur-parents know how important having a pet-friendly apartment building is. Being neighbors with other pet owners is like living in a community of like-minded, paw-some people!
It’s important to inquire about the apartment building’s pet policy before you book a tour. You don’t want to fall in love with it only to find out Rover isn’t invited. But that’s where we come in, just fill us in about your pet, and we can easily guide you to the apartment complexes that will gladly welcome your pet home!
There are tons of pet-friendly apartment complexes in Dallas – Fort Worth. Many have nearby green spaces and on-site dog parks for walks and off-leash time. Some even have pet-washing stations set up for when Rover needs a bath.
4. Amenities That Wow You
You don’t have to live in a 5-star penthouse to get luxury amenities. Many Dallas – Fort Worth apartment complexes offer amenities that make your home even sweeter.
Some popular amenities to consider are:
- Resort-style swimming pools
- 24/7 fitness centers
- A concierge to accept packages and let guests enter
- Security features like FOB-access & gated communities and courtesy officers
- On-site or in-unit laundry facilities
Another nice amenity is a community space that you can rent for events. If you have an upcoming birthday or celebration, having an events room on-site is super convenient.
Most of the newer apartment communities in Dallas – Fort Worth come with resort-style pools, 24/7 fitness centers, in-unit laundry, and event spaces/clubrooms for residents to enjoy at their leisure!
5. Storing Your Extra Belongings
Decluttering is an important step when moving, but there are some things you just can’t get rid of. That antique hutch that you want to upcycle eventually. The garbage bag of clothes you decluttered and have yet to donate. Having extra storage is great for seasonal items like Christmas trees and sports equipment.
If you have these items and more, consider an apartment building with on-site storage units. These will cost you a bit extra each month, but can be as low as $40+/month!
Are You Excited to Start Renting an Apartment in Dallas?
Dallas – Fort Worth has tons of amazing apartment units available for rent. But, each one is unique in what it offers and the lifestyle it suits.
When you’re ready to start renting an apartment in DFW, we’re here to help! Working with an apartment locator who is an expert in finding quality apartments will ensure you get the rental that fits your lifestyle and needs.
Contact us to get started today!