The Metroplex is what everyone calls the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. It is an electric region of Texas that is rapidly growing and expanding. The current population is a little over 5 million people and it expected to top 6 million by 2010. This growth signals that the area has a wealth of job and apartment opportunities available.
This area is very affordable with an overall cost of living is 17% below national averages. In Fort Worth the median apartment rent is about $650 per month. The average cost of an apartment for the Metroplex is $750 per month with utilities going for about $100 a month. To break it down even further a studio apartment can be had for $450, and one bedroom apartments go for $625. A split level loft rents for about $775, two bedrooms start at $900 while a luxury apartment will cost $2500 per month and up.
When looking for an apartment some of the best counties to explore include Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson and Rockwall Counties to name just a few. The climate in this area is moderate with hot summer and warm winters. The temperature rarely drops below 45 degrees. There are many institutions of higher learning including Southern Methodist University, Paul Quinn, and the University of Texas at Dallas, as well as a host of other colleges and universities.
The downtown district features the West End historic District with its collection of 19th century warehouses which have been converted into unique shops and restaurants. If you’re into professional sports, you can root for the Dallas Cowboys football team or the Mavericks basketball team or the Stars pro hockey team or the Rangers baseball team. You can find just anything you desire in this area which has long been termed one of the best places to live in the whole of the United States of America.
Fort Worth is referred to as the Silicon Prairie because of the preponderance of computer technology and related industries located in the area. Other industries include finance, insurance, publishing and tourism. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is one of the biggest employers as well as one of the busiest airports in the nation.
You should begin your apartment search one and possibly two months before you’re ready to move. During this time you will need to go over your budget so that you will know just how much you can afford to spend on housing. Next, you should pull together a renter’s profile which contains all of your personal and professional and financial information that the landlord or rental agent will request to determine credit worthiness. Bear in mind that you should not a lease until all of your questions have been answered and you are satisfied with all the details.