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Renter's Guide to Arlington

Arlington is waiting to embrace you. As an integral part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, Arlington, Texas is a large city with major attractions. Although Arlington offers plenty of business opportunities, it also provides many chances for entertainment with its amusement parks and professional sports.

Arlington was originally a trading post for exchange between settlers and local Native Americans. It grew rapidly in the post-World War II boom, mainly due to industrial jobs supplied by General Motors. It grew steadily ever since, partly by shifting to an education and entertainment-based economy.

Located in Tarrant County, Arlington is the seventh largest city in Texas. It is about half the size of Ft. Worth and a quarter the size of Dallas. Los Angeles is roughly 10 times the size of Arlington, while Atlanta is about 30% bigger than Arlington.

Arlington is convenient located only 12 miles away from Ft. Worth and 20 miles from Dallas. The distance from Houston to Arlington is about 255 miles.

The weather in Arlington is usually hot and humid, with steady rainfall throughout the year. Although snow does occur, it is rare and there can be several years without any snowfall. High temperatures average in the high 80s in summer and low 60s in the winter. So if you like warm weather, you’re in luck!

Arlington’s climate provides four separate seasons, with December, January, and February in the winter, March through May for spring, June through August making up summer, and September to November for fall. Unfortunately, Arlington is prone to severe weather phenomena, including tornadoes.

Arlington, TX Demographics

  • Total Population395,477
  • Female 194,599
    Male 200,878
  • Median Age33.3

Cost of Living in Arlington, TX

The Metro Arlington Express (MAX) is a public bus system that connects with the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) and provides transportation to students and commuters within Arlington. An all day pass is $5 and if you’re a student, you’ll only pay half that rate, or may purchase a monthly card for $40.

Arlington Taxi Service and United Cab Service both run in Arlington, but locals say that it’s usually easier for you to use public transit. The average commute time is 28 minutes, slightly over the national average of 26 minutes.

A three-course meal for two at a mid-priced restaurant in Arlington is priced from $38 to $50. On average, a regular cappuccino costs $4.33.

Utilities like electricity, heating, water, and garbage for a 915-square-foot apartment cost, on average, $150.80. This is just a bit over the national average of $147.

Average Rent in Arlington, TX

  • Arlington, TX Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,104 /mo

    Arlington, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $501-$7001%
    • $701-$1,00042%
    • $1,001-$1,50050%
    • $1,501-$2,0005%
    • > $2,0002%

    Arlington, TX Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
    Arlington, TX $973 $1,001 $1,011 $1,012 $1,024 $1,050 $1,047 $1,055 $1,081 $1,087 $1,104
    National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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    Living in Arlington, Texas

    Arlington is a great city in many respects, but has its downsides as well. The variety of entertainment options available is excellent. For example, sports fans have several professional options in Arlington and both kids and the young at heart will love the theme parks.

    Yet some of the attractions are not well-serviced by public transit and require a somewhat long drive.

    Arlington has a large Hispanic demographic and you’ll hear Spanish spoken frequently here. This diversity is also showcased in local food, music, and arts.

    The Arlington Music Hall provides the soundscape to the city with Latin and classical musical performances. Also, the Arlington Museum of Art exhibits ceramics, photography, and paintings by both local artists and world masters for you to peruse.

    Things to do in Arlington

    One of the most popular things to do in Arlington is go see a Dallas Cowboys game at the AT&T Stadium.  If baseball is more your thing, see the Texas Rangers play at Globe Life Park. Those of you into college sports will appreciate the University of Texas teams.

    Of course, for family fun, the Six Flags Over Texas is a great destination and a kids-favorite. There’s also a water park in Arlington, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. The Tails and Trails Dog Park is popular with both two and four-legged residents, and, together with the Arlington Public Library, is chief among free attractions. You can also have outdoor fun at the 1,300-acre River Legacy Park or at the smaller Cravens Park.

    If you’re searching for a couples’ destination, try dinner and a movie at the Studio Movie Grill. For something more active, Round 1 offers late night bowling. The planetarium at UT Arlington is the largest in Texas and can be an excellent romantic date for you and your significant other.

    The annual 4th of July Parade is a large affair and an ongoing tradition in Arlington. The Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games is another yearly event that features Scottish food, plenty of chances for you to test your strength, or simply join the others in song and dance.

    Shopping-wise, you can find almost everything you need at the Arlington Highlands Mall. Nevertheless, there are dozens of other shops at Lincoln Square, a massive shopping nexus located in the entertainment district.

    Employment & Economy

    Arlington’s economy is largely centered around UT Arlington, but other industries are also well-represented. In the healthcare field, Texas Healthcare Resources is the largest employer in the city. The Six Flags parks also hold a large share of the Arlington job market. General Motors still has a strong presence in the city it practically founded. Both GM Finance and General Motors Arlington Assembly provide many career opportunities for you in Arlington.

    Arlington, TX Households

    • Total Number of Households135,333
    • Family 93,937
      Non-family 41,396
    • Children 50,597
      No Children 84,736
    • Average People Per Household2.89
    • Median Household Income$60,571
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,110

    Top Colleges in Arlington, TX

    The University of Texas at Arlington dominates the education field in Arlington and its College of Nursing and Health is well-regarded. Arlington Baptist College is also located here and is the official institution of the World Baptist Fellowship. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and has men’s and women’s basketball teams.

    Arlington, TX Education Statistics

    • No High School6%
    • Some High School33%
    • Some College26%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree19%
    • Graduate Degree8%

    Tips for Renting in Arlington

    Welcome to your new Arlington apartment! Renters in Arlington should know that Texas has no cap on the amount of security deposits, but does require they be refunded within 30 days of moving out. Also, renters who are late on their payments have three days to move out before eviction can begin.

    Additionally, like some other states, Texas grants renters the right to withhold rent in certain cases if their landlord hasn’t made crucial repairs. Another major plus is that Texas requires landlords to disclose their application criteria to potential tenants. This means you’ll have a good idea if you even qualify for a lease before you pay a non-refundable application fee.

    Search for apartments in Arlington, TX under $1,200

    There’s more than one way to spend $1,200 on rent in Arlington, TX, so the first step is to start thinking about what you really want from your new home. Be mindful of what makes you tick. Look for 2 bedroom apartments for rent for less than $1,200 if you want to share your living space and don’t mind being further away from the city center. Search for 3 bedroom apartments if you’re moving in with family or planning to share part of your life and living expenses with more friends. If city bustle is what you live for, you might want to search for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment closer to the city center.

    The perfect $1,200 rental near you

    Don’t dismiss the idea of a studio just because it sounds small and featureless: studios come in many shapes and sizes, and it only takes a few strikes of creativity to go from drab to lively. If an all-in-one-room apartment spells total lack of privacy for you, have a look at the 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Arlington, TX. Customize your search by using more RENTCafé filters. Decide what amenities you can’t live without and focus your search on the apartments that offer them. Are you bringing in a pet? Narrow your options to pet-friendly apartments for rent. Want more windows so that natural light floods your home? Hardwood floors or plush carpet in the living area? There are 30 apartments for rent below $1,200 in Arlington, TX for every taste. Decide what you need, stay focused, and you’re bound to find your perfect apartment in no time.

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