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Renter’s City Guide to Arlington, TX
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The city of Arlington is an integral part of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is located in Tarrant County. It is both a city with plenty of business opportunities, as well as entertainment, professional sports and recreational facilities. Arlington was once a trading post between the settlers and Native Americans, but after the Second World War, the industrial jobs provided by General Motors ensured its steady growth. Nowadays, Arlington continues to grow but has shifted gears into an economy that is mainly education and entertainment-based.

How big is Arlington?

Arlington is the 7th largest city in the state of Texas, with a population that is half the size of Fort Worth and a quarter the size of Dallas. Compared to other large cities in the U.S., Arlington is about 25% smaller than Atlanta and roughly ten times smaller than Los Angeles.

What cities are close to Arlington?

Arlington is located only 20 miles from Dallas and 12 miles away from Fort Worth. The city of Houston is 255 miles away from Arlington. 

What is the weather like in Arlington?

Arlington has a hot and humid climate, seeing a steady amount of precipitation throughout the year, as well as severe weather phenomena, such as tornadoes. Snow does occur occasionally, but such instances are few and far between. Usually, the city can go for years without any snowfall. The average temperature in summer is in the high 80s in summer and the low 60s in winter. Arlington enjoys four separate seasons, with winter lasting between December and February, spring between March through May, summer from June until August and fall starting in September through to November.


What are the pros of living in Arlington?

Arlington is a very diverse city, both when it comes to its residents, as well as things to do. The entertainment scene is varied and will please anyone from sports fans to kids and families who love theme parks. The city has a large Hispanic population, which is highlighted not just by some of its residents speaking Spanish, but also by the arts, music and food scene.

What are the cons of living in Arlington?

One of the cons of living in Arlington is the fact that public transport in the city is lacking. So, if you want to visit some of the city's attractions, you will have to rely on driving. The average commute time is 28 minutes, which is also higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

Does Arlington have public transportation?

Public transport in the city used to be provided by the Metro Arlington Xpress. However, that option no longer exists. In its place, a ride-sharing service was implemented, charging passengers $3 per ride. Students and commuters can still use the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) if they need to travel within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

Arlington Demographic Highlights
Total Population 392,304
Median Age 33.1

How much does a meal cost in Arlington?

A three-course meal for two in a mid-range Arlington restaurant costs $42.50 on average, while a regular cappuccino costs $3.75

How much are utilities in Arlington?

The average monthly utility bill for a 915 sq ft apartment in Arlington is $166.94. This includes water, heating, electricity and waste disposal. The figure is above the national average of $159.73.

Arlington Rent Statistics
Apartment Rent Ranges
$501 - $7000%
$701 - $1,0009.86%
$1,001 - $1,50062.42%
$1,501 - $2,00023.3%
> $20004.41%
Average Rent Trends
What is the average rent in Arlington?

The average rent for an apartment in Arlington is $1,365 per month.

What is the average apartment size in Arlington?

The average apartment size in Arlington is 828 sq. ft.

What is the rent for a studio apartment in Arlington?

Rent for a studio apartment in Arlington ranges between $927 and $1,485 per month.

What is the rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Arlington?

Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Arlington ranges between $744 and $4,901 per month.

What is the rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Arlington?

Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Arlington ranges between $876 and $6,094 per month.

What is the rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Arlington?

Rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Arlington ranges between $1,119 and $3,708 per month.

Arlington Housing Statistics
Occupied Housing Units 136,263
Owner occupied 55.01%
Renter occupied 44.99%

What are the major industries in Arlington?

Much of Arlington's economy revolves around the University of Texas at Arlington, but the healthcare and manufacturing industries also provide ample employment opportunities.

What are the top employers in Arlington?

The largest employer in Arlington is Texas Healthcare Resources, followed by UT Arlington, as well as the Six Flags Over Texas theme park. Other top employers include General Motors, which was founded in the city, and whose GM Finance and General Motors Arlington Assembly have a strong presence in Arlington’s job market.

Arlington Employment Statistics
White Collar 148,666
Blue Collar 50,781
White Collar 74.54%
Blue Collar 25.46%
Self Employment 17,360
Private Companies 148,083
Governmental Workers 22,832
Not for Profit Companies 11,172
Self Employment 8.7%
Private Companies 74.25%
Governmental Workers 11.45%
Not for Profit Companies 5.6%

What are the top colleges in Arlington?

The University of Texas at Arlington is the city's main university, providing students with several colleges and fields of study, such as the College of Nursing and Health. Arlington Baptist College, the official education institution of the World Baptist Fellowship, is offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as men's and women's basketball teams.

Arlington Education Statistics
No High School6.19%
Some High School33.14%
Some College24.8%
Associate Degree7.51%
Bachelor Degree19.28%
Graduate Degree9.08%

What cultural activities are there in Arlington?

If you have a cultural streak, one of the places to check out is Arlington Music Hall, providing musical performances ranging from Latin to classical. The Arlington Museum of Art is also worth checking out for its varied exhibits, which showcase local and international artists and their works in ceramics, painting and photography. Also, the Arlington Public Library is among the city’s best free attractions.

Are there parks in Arlington?

Arlington provides a good mix of theme parks and recreation facilities. The Six Flags Over Texas will be well popular with kids and families, while the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a must-see for those who enjoy making a splash. Your four-legged companions will enjoy a visit to the Tails and Trails Dog Park, the city’s upscale playground for dogs. River Legacy Park is a 1,300-acre park that provides biking, hiking, and picnic areas, while the smaller Cravens Park provides athletic courts and play equipment.

What are the main annual events in Arlington?

One of the biggest events in Arlington's calendar is the annual 4th of July Parade, a tradition that locals and visitors alike relish. For those with Celtic blood running through their veins, the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games are a must. Featuring traditional Scottish food, games to test your strength, and endless singing and dancing, it's an annual party you won't want to miss regardless of your lineage.

What sports events are there in Arlington?

Sports fans should check out a football game with the Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, or if you're into baseball, check out the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The University of Texas has its own college sports teams, with regular games throughout the year.

What is there to do in Arlington for young couples?

Arlington has several options available for couples seeking a romantic date. Dinner and a show at the Studio Movie Grill is always a good choice, or you can check out Round 1 for some late-night bowling. For a truly romantic, star-studded date, head to the UT Arlington Planetarium, the largest in Texas.

Where to go shopping in Arlington?

Arlington Highlands Mall should fill all your shopping needs, with everything from big-name stores to smaller boutiques, as well as restaurants. There are also dozens of shops at Lincoln Square, a trendy shopping district located in the city's entertainment hub.

Arlington Household Statistics
Total Number of Households 136,263
Average People Per Household 3
Median Household Income$65,481
Average Household Income$85,083
No Children

What are the renter’s rights in Arlington?

While there's no cap on the amount a landlord can charge for a security deposit, renters' rights in Arlington are otherwise relatively well protected. Landlords must return the security deposit within 30 days of the tenant moving out. They're also obliged to give tenants who miss payments three days before beginning the eviction process. Tenants also have the right to withhold rent if their landlord hasn't made crucial repairs. Finally, landlords are required by law to disclose their criteria for new applicants to any potential tenant, meaning you'll know if you qualify before spending the non-refundable application fee.