The latest Texas Apartment List Rent Report declares Dallas the most expensive metro area for renters in the state, but how do prices in Fort Worth compare? RentCafe created a heat map that identifies the priciest and most affordable areas in which to temporarily hang your hat, and though they're not Dallas-bad, they're still pretty high.
The ZIP code 76102, otherwise known as Greenway-Stockyards and downtown, ranks first. It's no surprise that people want to be right in the action, but living in one of the area's 1,977 rental units will cost you: $1,395 a month on average.
Ryan Place/Fairmount/Rosemont/Worth Heights, found at 76110, are next on the list, with renters there shelling out $1,350 on average. Rounding out the top five are 76107 at Rivercrest/Arlington Heights/Monticello/Cultural District ($1,224), 76177 in Alliance Airport Far North ($1,125), and the Overton Woods/Tanglewood University's 76109 ($1,085).
So where can you get the most bang for your buck in Fort Worth? Greenbriar (76115) is the most affordable, with median rent for its 390 units coming in at only $610 a month.
Other areas to check out if you're budget-conscious are 76103 in Meadowbrook/Gateway Park ($620), Ryanwood/Handley at 76112 ($650), 76119 in Glencrest/Echo Heights/South Edgewood ($651), and Polytechnic Heights at 76105 ($665).