Go Car Free: Walk to Transit From These Dallas-Area Apartments

Having a car can be expensive — beyond monthly car payments, there are costs associated with insurance, gas, oil changes, repairs, and parking. Even if you own a car, public transit is a great alternative means of commuting. You can avoid sitting in traffic and save on paying for parking in downtown Dallas. We’re featuring great apartments that are just a short walk from the closest DART station. These apartments will make your daily commute a breeze!

LBJ Station Apartments (Near LBJ/Central Station)

Aptly named, the LBJ Station Apartments are just a short walk from the LBJ/Central DART Station with a private pedestrian bridge leading from the building to the station. Located in a peaceful, creekside neighborhood, these apartments offer more than just a convenient locations. Apartments come with private balconies, and the community offers a clubhouse, coffee bar and conference room.

DART Line: Red or Orange

Distance from Station: 0.4 miles

Time to Downtown on DART: 20 minutes


Landmark on Lovers (Near Lovers Lane Station)

Marketed as an “urban resort,” Landmark on Lovers offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom rentals with unique communal amenities. From putting greens and shuffle board to a wine room and yoga, this building offers it all. Plus, the building is pet friendly, with a dog grooming area and a dog park.

DART Line: Red or Orange

Distance from Station: 0.5 miles

Time to Downtown on DART: 9 minutes


Crest at Glencoe Park (Near Mockingbird Station)

Located in the Lower Greenville neighborhood, these apartments are right next to Glencoe Park, which has a playground for kids, and it connects to the Katy Trail for jogging or walking dogs. The Crest at Glencoe Park offers an urban lifestyle in a cozy, suburban feeling neighborhood.

DART Line: Blue, Orange or Red

Distance from Station: 0.5 miles

Time to Downtown on DART: 9 minutes


Union at Carrollton Square (Near Downtown Carrollton Station)

These apartments offer urban luxury in a city with a small-town feel. For fitness buffs, the Union at Carrollton Square offers a pool and fitness center, and is located next to beautiful running and biking trails. These apartments are located right next to a DART station and a couple blocks from numerous family-friendly restaurants.

DART Line: Green

Distance from Station: 0.2 miles

Time to Downtown on DART: 35 minutes


Digit 1919 (Near Cedars Station)

This brand-new, high-tech apartment building is located in the hot Cedars district. The neighborhood is one of the oldest in Dallas and now has an abundant arts community and great spots to enjoy food, drinks, and live music.

DART Line: Blue, Red

Distance from Station: 0.3 miles

Time to Downtown on DART: 7 minutes


Trails of Towne Lake (Near West Irving Railway Station)

Located in Irving, these apartments offer luxury amenities, including a pool, hot tub, gym, and barbecue area. Irving is full of great restaurants and family-friendly activities, plus the city is only 20 minutes from all Dallas has to offer.

Transit Line: Trinity Railway Express (TRE)

Distance from Station: 0.9 miles

Time to Downtown on the TRE: 21 minutes


Oaks 5th Street Crossing (Near Downtown Garland Station)

Located in the historic business district of Garland, these apartments are situated in the heart of a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. In addition to the DART station, grocery stores, theaters, and dining options are all within walking distance of Oaks 5th Street Crossing. The building amenities include a coffee bar and fire pits.

DART Line: Blue

Distance from Station: 0.1 miles

Time to Downtown: 26 minutes


Maple District Lofts (Near Inwood/Love Field Station)

Maple District Lofts offers studio, one and two bedroom options in North Dallas’ Medical District. These new, contemporary apartments include stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and custom cabinetry. Communal amenities include a bocce court, pool table, fire pit, pool, gym and hot tub.

DART Line: Green or Orange

Distance from Station: 0.3 miles

Time to Downtown on DART: 11 minutes

Whether you’re 15 minutes from downtown Dallas or in an outlying suburb — for example, Garland or Irving — renting near public transportation will connect you to everything Dallas has to offer and make for a smooth morning and evening commute.

Sydney Bennet is a research associate who writes about apartments and more for ApartmentList. Contact her at sbennet@apartmentlist.com.