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Big City Amenities, Small Town Value: What a 30-minute Drive from Fort Worth Offers for Apartment Hunters

While Fort Worth, TX often gets lumped together with Dallas in people’s minds, you might be surprised at some of its numbers: 5th largest city in Texas, and 16th largest in the entire U.S. With attractions like the Kimbell Art Museum and the rodeos at Ft. Worth Stockyards, as well as being the corporate headquarters for big-name companies like American Airlines, Pier 1 Imports, and Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth is truly a city in its own right.

Yardi Matrix puts the average price for a one-bedroom apartment for rent in Fort Worth at $811, but for less than a half-hour commute to the suburbs, you could save nearly $100 per month on your rental budget and get more amenities. See for yourself!


Commute time to downtown Fort Worth: 20 minutes (16.3 mi)
Best find: Pavilion, from $733 for a 1-bed, 1-bath unit with 566 sq.ft. to $1,246 for a 3-bed, 2-bath unit with 1,180 sq.ft. (check availability)
Perks: gated access; three resort-style swimming pools; covered parking; select units with washer/dryer hookups, private patios, and/or gourmet kitchens

he Pavilion 3500 Willowood Circle, Arlington TX

With a tagline of “America’s Dream City”, Arlington isn’t modest when it comes to being a top spot for professionals and families to call home. Whether your dream is to finally catch a Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium, get a glimpse into history at Top O’Hill Terrace, or take a leisurely stroll by the river on the trails at Legacy Park, you’ll find it all—and more!—in Arlington, and the apartments at Pavilion put you right in the center of it.


Commute time to downtown Fort Worth: 24 minutes (20.2 mi)
Best find: Woodchase, from $730 for a 1-bed, 1-bath unit with 582 sq.ft. to $1,200 for a 3-bed, 2-bath unit with 1,277 sq.ft. (check availability)
Perks: short-term leases available; wooded setting with natural creek and jogging trails; two swimming pools; select apartments with wood-burning fireplaces, 9-foot ceilings, walk-in closets

Woodchase 1000 E. Ash Lane Euless TX

On the eastern edge of Tarrant County, almost exactly between Fort Worth and Dallas, Euless is a mid-range community of just over 50,000 residents. If you enjoy sports, this may be the perfect place for you: between learning to ice skate or play hockey at the Starcenter, going for a hole-in-one at the Texas Star Golf Course, or taking advantage of the exercise stations along the miles of trails in The Villages of Bear Creek Park, you’ll have no shortage of opportunities in Euless.

Woodchase is one of several apartment complexes in this Fort Worth suburb that put you in the middle of a peaceful natural environment—with all the convenience of being near DFW Airport and fast access to major freeways.


Commute time to downtown Fort Worth: 19 minutes (14.1 mi)
Best find: Waters Park, from $715 for a 1-bed, 1-bath unit with 700 sq.ft. to $1,170 for a 2-bed, 2-bath unit with 1,300 sq.ft. (check availability)
Perks: patios, balconies, and fireplaces; resort-style pool; dog park; close to large park with walking trails, playground, and fishing pond

Waterspark 1401 Shady Lane Bedford TX

Next to Euless and the second of the three suburbs known as H-E-B (not to be confused with the Texas grocery store chain, however!), Bedford is another commuter city with convenient access to the Fort Worth area. But don’t let its size fool you: every Labor Day weekend, more than 100,000 music fans come to town for the Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival, and in-town dining options run the gamut from traditional American fare at the top-ranked Oldwest Cafe to Cajun cuisine at Pappadeaux and everything in between.

Residents of Waters Park will barely miss being in the city as they enjoy proximity to not only great shopping at Northwest Mall, but also all of the recreational opportunities just next door at 60-acre Bedford Boys Ranch park.


Commute time to downtown Fort Worth: 22 minutes (18 mi)
Best find: Broadstone Ashwood, from $760 for a 1-bed, 1-bath with 659 sq.ft., with 2- and 3-bedroom units available (check availability)
Perks: pet friendly; valet trash removal; bathrooms with garden tubs; pool and fitness center

Broadstone Ashwood 1701 Towne Crossing Blvd Mansfield TX

With portions of this suburb not only in Tarrant County but also Ellis, Johnson, and Dallas counties, Mansfield has a certain one-size-fits-all appeal for commuters to Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas as well. It’s no wonder that the city’s motto is “Minutes from everything; second to none”. Making a splash at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, enjoying one of the many annual festivals in the historic downtown district, or playing baseball at Big League Dreams are all ways that Mansfield residents relax after working in the city.

Check out Broadstone Ashwood for its prime location on the northwest end of Mansfield, making it one of the best locations for commuters.

Ready to find your next home sweet home in the greater Fort Worth area? Browse more listings on RentCafe today!

Nadia Balint
Nadia Balint
Nadia Balint is a senior creative writer for RENTCafé. She covers news and trends in residential and commercial real estate and their impact on our everyday life, including rental housing, for-sale housing, real estate development, homeownership, market reports, insurance, landlord-tenant laws, personal finance, urban development, economy, sustainability, and social issues. Nadia holds a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. You can connect with Nadia via email. Nadia’s work and expertise have been quoted by major national and local media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, CBS News, Curbed, The NY Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post as well as industry publications, such as GlobeSt, Bisnow, Inman News, Multifamily Executive, and The Commercial Real Estate Show. Nadia also wrote for Multi-Housing News, Commercial Property Executive, HubSpot, and more. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Nadia worked in the legal field, where she gained over 10 years of experience in business, corporate, and real estate law.

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