With top-notch educational options, a bustling restaurant and music scene, and more family-friendly activities than you can count on both hands, Fort Worth is an in-demand city for just about every segment of the population. Throw in the city’s lower-than-average rent price, and it’s no wonder Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing cities in all of Texas. In fact, between 2000 and 2013, the formerly small town saw its population jump more than 42%, now clocking in at just under 1 million residents.
Rents have actually increased 7.4 % in Fort Worth over the past year, according to data from Yardi Matrix, but the market still offers great affordability – especially when compared to its easterly neighbor – Dallas. To give you an idea of Fort Worth’s affordability, let’s break down the numbers:
- The average rent on all property types in Fort Worth is $929 per month. The national average in January was $1,170 per month – over $200 more.
- Fort Worth is also significantly more affordable than Dallas. Last month’s average rent in the Big D was $1,073 a month.
- You get more for your money in Fort Worth, too. The average 2-bedroom in Funkytown runs $1,019 a month – less than many Dallas studio apartments.
Sold on Fort Worth? Here are just a few of the great 2-bedroom apartments in Fort Worth you can rent for the average price – or less:
Westridge, Western Hills, 925 sq. ft. – $805
The most affordable property on our list is also one of the roomiest! With large bedrooms and an open-concept living and dining area, these units don’t skimp on space. They also come with vaulted ceilings, private balconies and walk-in closets, and the community’s sparking pool has its very own sundeck.
Mill Valley Apartments, Cookes Meadow – Far East Fort Worth, 917 sq. ft. – $829
Situated on the East side of Fort Worth, at Mill Valley you’re just around the corner from Six Flag Over Texas, the Texas Rangers Ballpark, and Cowboys Stadium, so there’s no shortage of entertainment here. The community is pet-friendly (there’s even an on-site dog park), and there are resident events going on all the time. There’s also a swimming pool, pool tables, a playground, fenced-in private yards, private balconies, and more.
Summit on the Lake, Lake Worth, 878 sq. ft. – $839
Just off the highway, Summit on the Lake offers easy access to the Historic Stockyards, as well as loads of entertainment and tons of shopping and dining options in the vicinity. Other perks of this well-appointed complex? In-unit dishwashers, fireplaces and microwaves, and fitness and business centers all free for use.
Hulen Oaks, Mira Vista, 879 sq. ft. – $948
Located on the busy and bustling S. Hulen Street, Hulen Oaks gives you access to tons of the city’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment options – right outside your door. Community amenities include a fitness center, a pool, a heated spa, covered parking, and more. Units come with private patios, walk-in closets and, in some, even a fireplace. It’s the perfect place to call home without breaking the bank.
Club at Fossil Creek Apartments, Far North Fort Worth, 1,009 sq. ft. – $955
Big on the outdoors? The Club at Fossil Creek is for you. Jump in the nearby creek or one of the Club’s two sparking swimming pools, go for a run on the community jogging path, or hit up the links at the Fossil Creek golf course, all of which are located just outside your window. There’s also a fitness center, a volleyball court, a picnic area, and more.
Overton Trails, Tanglewood – University, 948 sq. ft. – $1,290
Are you willing to stretch your budget a bit? For a little more than the average price you can live it up at the Overton Trails apartment complex in the Overton Park/Stonegate Community. You’ll be minutes away from the hospital district, the Colonial Country Club, and Texas Christian University, as well as the highly-rated Tanglewood schools. Two-bedroom homes start at $1,290 and come with upscale fixtures and finishes including stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, designer paint, and fireplaces. As for common amenities, get ready for some serious relaxation; there’s a saltwater pool with private cabanas and a sundeck, an outdoor kitchen where you can cook and socialize, a media room, a fitness center, a bark park for your four-legged friend, and more.