About half of all renter households are cost-burdened, with the tenants spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent, according to a recent study released by Apartmentlist.com.

About half of all renter households are cost-burdened, with tenants spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent, according to a recent Apartmentlist.com study.

“The number of cost-burdened renter households in Dallas has increased by 116,053 since 2008,” said Olyvia Ruhlmann of Apartmentlist.

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One advantage of living in Dallas is that spring comes earlier than it does in many other parts of the country. Now that it’s staying light later in the evenings, you can spend more time outdoors. Why not choose your next home based on how close it is to a park? These are some of our favorite apartments near Dallas’ best parks. 

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Blue Grass Front

I am a little sad that we don’t get photos of the interior of this adorable brick home inside Frisco’s Meadow Creek subdivision. With three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and great views of the lake and greenbelt, you will probably choose to lease this sweet house regardless of how it looks inside.

With more than 2,000 square feet, this home is spacious — plenty of room for a couple of school-aged kids who will appreciate the top-rated Frisco ISD campuses nearby. And if you’re bummed by the small backyard, don’t forget the amazing amenities that include a community pool, playgrounds, and tennis court. There are jogging trails and great views inside this community of single-family homes.

Blue Grass Back

North of Main Street and west of Teel Parkway, this home is in an amazing area with shopping and restaurants nearby at Frisco Square, as well as easy access to the Dallas North Tollway. It leases for $2,100 a month, a good deal considering that properties are selling for upwards of $300,000 in the area.

If you have a dog or a cat, don’t worry as pets are A-OK in this lovely little house. There are washer and dryer connections, two-car garage, fireplace, and refrigerator included. Sound like a great home for your holidays? Contact Alma Alden and the Dallas-Fort Worth property management experts at LocalDwelling.com.

Blue Grass Lake and Greenbelt

Travist Townhome Front

What do Millennials want when they’re looking to rent? First, let’s talk about Millennials as a cultural group: It’s mostly comprised of those born between the late 70s and early 90s, who came of age during the Y2K era. Categorized as media-obsessed narcissists, this group is preceded by Generations X and Y.

The thing Millennials value the most is access, so of course an urban address is going to be more appealing. That’s why I think this three-story townhome near the Katy Trail is going to be a boon for a Millennial. This 1,230-square-foot townhome at 4051 Travis Street Unit D is offered up by Jason Lucas of LocalDwelling.com for $1,900 a month.

Travis Townhome Living

Millennials are also looking for a more environmentally friendly way to live, so being inside Uptown — a walkable, bikable neighborhood — and being close to Dallas’ most-used pedestrian artery — The Katy Trail — will definitely catch a Millennial’s eye. And even with a small footprint you get all the trappings, which includes two bedrooms, two and a half baths, a two-car garage, and city views.

Millennials will also love the updated kitchen with island and stainless steel appliances, as well as the fireplace, designer lighting, and gorgeous wood floors. Know a Millennial this would be perfect for? Contact LocalDwelling.com today!

Travis Townhome Kitchen Travis Townhome Master Travis Townhome Balcony View

Renaissance View

There are so many great properties in Uptown and Oak Lawn, but that doesn’t dampen the competition for prime spots. This one-bedroom, one-bath condo in the Renaissance is sure to go quickly because not only is it affordable, but it’s in the “honeypot” of the area!

Living:Kitchen Renaissance

This little gem is completely updated and ready for some young professional who is looking to live in one of the hottest areas in Dallas. The condo is 834 square feet and includes a living/dining room, an open kitchen with island, a fully updated bath, and fabulous views.

Renaissance Bath

Included in the $1,425 rent is the use of all the Renaissance’s many amenities, including the gorgeous pool, valet, concierge, and much more. There are no pets allowed, though, which is fine by me!

Renaissance Pool

There’s a washer and dryer in unit, too, which is super convenient. Of course, if you’re pressed for time, you can order laundry service, too.

Interested? Contact Deborah Theriault at LocalDwelling.com.

Renaissance View

There are so many great properties in Uptown and Oak Lawn, but that doesn’t dampen the competition for prime spots. This one-bedroom, one-bath condo in the Renaissance is sure to go quickly because not only is it affordable, but it’s in the “honeypot” of the area!

Living:Kitchen Renaissance

This little gem is completely updated and ready for some young professional who is looking to live in one of the hottest areas in Dallas. The condo is 834 square feet and includes a living/dining room, an open kitchen with island, a fully updated bath, and fabulous views.

Renaissance Bath

Included in the $1,425 rent is the use of all the Renaissance’s many amenities, including the gorgeous pool, valet, concierge, and much more. There are no pets allowed, though, which is fine by me!

Renaissance Pool

There’s a washer and dryer in unit, too, which is super convenient. Of course, if you’re pressed for time, you can order laundry service, too.

Interested? Contact Deborah Theriault at LocalDwelling.com.

Palm Terrace Outside

I love brand new rentals! They have that new-car-like smell to them and they feel like a good pair of shoes that no one else has tried on. Being the first-ever tenant in a new development is pretty great, and if you want to move into a great, brand new townhome, this week’s featured lease is for you.

Local Dwelling’s Jason Lucas is showcasing units from Palm Terrace Townhomes near Greenville Avenue. There are 12 total three-floor townhomes at 5918 and 5922 Ross Avenue. They rent for $1,500 a month and have some cool features you won’t get anywhere else in this price range and at this location — a gorgeous all-stainless kitchen and a rooftop deck.

Palm Terrace Kitchen to Living

You get hand-scraped hardwoods, wrought-iron fixtures and railings, a fireplace, and granite counters in this two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath townhome. There’s 1,100 square feet of living space and a ground-floor, two-car garage.

Palm Terrace Master

The master suite includes a huge walk-in closet. And while there is carpet in the second bedroom, the hardwoods extend to the master. Note to developers: If I want carpet in my bedroom, I’ll buy a rug.

Palm Terrace Master Bath

The master bath is beautiful. I like the use of the oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and shower glass surround rather than nickel-plated or chrome. The vanity is definitely high-end and adds tons more storage.

Palm Terrace Rooftop

Here’s the rub, though — while this is a two-bedroom townhome, it’s not roommate friendly considering that there’s only one full bath. This home is best for a single professional or a young couple who wants to be close to both downtown and the nightlife of Greenville Avenue and needs space for an office or study.

What do you think?

 

Palm Terrace Outside

I love brand new rentals! They have that new-car-like smell to them and they feel like a good pair of shoes that no one else has tried on. Being the first-ever tenant in a new development is pretty great, and if you want to move into a great, brand new townhome, this week’s featured lease is for you.

Local Dwelling’s Jason Lucas is showcasing units from Palm Terrace Townhomes near Greenville Avenue. There are 12 total three-floor townhomes at 5918 and 5922 Ross Avenue. They rent for $1,500 a month and have some cool features you won’t get anywhere else in this price range and at this location — a gorgeous all-stainless kitchen and a rooftop deck.

Palm Terrace Kitchen to Living

You get hand-scraped hardwoods, wrought-iron fixtures and railings, a fireplace, and granite counters in this two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath townhome. There’s 1,100 square feet of living space and a ground-floor, two-car garage.

Palm Terrace Master

The master suite includes a huge walk-in closet. And while there is carpet in the second bedroom, the hardwoods extend to the master. Note to developers: If I want carpet in my bedroom, I’ll buy a rug.

Palm Terrace Master Bath

The master bath is beautiful. I like the use of the oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and shower glass surround rather than nickel-plated or chrome. The vanity is definitely high-end and adds tons more storage.

Palm Terrace Rooftop

Here’s the rub, though — while this is a two-bedroom townhome, it’s not roommate friendly considering that there’s only one full bath. This home is best for a single professional or a young couple who wants to be close to both downtown and the nightlife of Greenville Avenue and needs space for an office or study.

What do you think?