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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Odessa

There isn't much uniqueness about my neighborhood. It is new houses, but that is about it. If my family is going to go anywhere we have to drive for a minimum of 10 minutes.

It's usually quiet. It's close to stores, fast food and drug stores. It's close to my other family members.

I don't like anything about living in my neighborhood. People don't look out for each other. Too much traffic with people drag racing most nights

I like the fact that the neighborhood is new. I like that a park is near by. I like that my neighborhood is mostly clear, compared to the rest of the town.

I like that it is very family oriented. There is shopping close by. There is easy access to other parts of the city.

My neighborhood is close to family. There are many nice homes and streets to walk around. There are also many businesses, coffee shops, bakeries, bars and restaurants within walking distance.

Who Lives Here

Odessa Demographics

Education

High School

50%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

13%

Master's

4%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

38%

3 people

25%

4 people

19%

5 people

12%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

39%

50-100k

33%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

6%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

17%

10-20

15%

20-45

38%

45-65

20%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Odessa?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24-$1145$1550$1250
Jan '24-$1120$1699$1619
Dec '23-$1100$1375$1800
Nov '23-$1044$1450$1899
Oct '23-$1044$1449$1619
Sep '23-$962$1375$1215
Aug '23-$962$1275$1215
Jul '23-$962$1225$1215
Jun '23-$925$1232$1215
May '23-$937$1232$1215
Apr '23-$975$1282$1545
Mar '23-$937$1372$1545
Feb '23-$850$1257$1545

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Odessa

Odessa Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

36%

15-30 Mins

41%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 19 of 26 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 14 of 26 renters

Percentage: 4444

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 15 of 26 renters

Top Scores: Retail, Gas, Health

Things To Do In Odessa

Top Score

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Odessa's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 18% more shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Odessa has plenty of gas stations.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 58% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Odessa.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 7% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Odessa.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 35% more pet facilities than average
  3. 49% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 58% more coffee shops than average
  3. 10% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Odessa doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 24% more grocery stores than average
  3. 28% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Odessa serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Odessa is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 79% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 12% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Odessa.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 100% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Odessa Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 21 of 26 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 20 of 26 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 19 of 26 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 19 of 26 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 18 of 26 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 18 of 26 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 16 of 26 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 13 of 26 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 26 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 13 of 26 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 13 of 26 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 14 of 26 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 15 of 26 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 17 of 26 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 20 of 26 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 20 of 26 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 20 of 26 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 20 of 26 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 23 of 26 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 23 of 26 renters

Odessa Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Odessa

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Odessa, TX

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN ODESSA, TX

Located on the western portion of Texas, nearing the New Mexico border, Odessa is a growing small city with a population of almost 125,000. A center for oil exploration and production, Odessa is a little further west on Interstate 20 than Midland, and it is part of the Midland-Odessa greater metropolitan area. Odessa’s claim to fame is that former President George H.W. Bush, his life, First Lady Barbara Bush and their then two-year-old son, George W. Bush, lived there in the 1940s. Surrounded by nature but filled with amenities, Odessa is a great smaller city to live and work in. You can also find many great apartments for rent in Odessa.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN ODESSA

Odessa has many great neighborhoods to choose from. It also has two universities, both located along East University Boulevard: Odessa College and University of Texas Permian Basin. With a variety of housing options for everyone from students to working professionals to families, there are lots of nice apartments in Odessa. Here are some Odessa neighborhoods to check out:

  • Briarwood: Located close to downtown, this is a quiet residential area with single-family homes and duplexes for rent.
  • Cielo Vista: Directly north of Briarwood, Cielo Vista is another area that primarily has single family homes — many available for rent.
  • Crescent Park: Located just northwest of Downtown Odessa, Crescent Park includes Jim Parker Park and many elementary and middle schools, so it’s a great place if you have kids.
  • Downtown Odessa: With a myriad of shops and restaurants, Downtown Odessa is a great place to live and hang out. Odessa Regional Medical Center is also located downtown making this neighborhood within walking distance to medical care.
  • Parks Lagado: The Parks Lagado section of Odessa contains the University of Texas Permian Basin campus and many great apartments and townhomes.
  • Sherwood: The Sherwood area includes Sherwood Park, which includes the Ruben Pier Memorial SkatePark.
  • University Gardens: Located south of the University of Texas Permian Basin campus, University Gardens also provides quick access to the Ellen Noel Art Museum.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN ODESSA

When you are done looking for apartments for rent in Odessa, check out these great attractions in and near the city:

  • Downtown Odessa has many things to do, from dining to family events such as the annual “Night of Light” festival.
  • The Chris Kyle "American Sniper" Memorial is a landmark statue honoring fallen hero Chris Kyle, who was born in Odessa.
  • If you love art, check out the Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin. An official Smithsonian affiliate, this lovely little museum has four art galleries and a “Sculpture and Sensory Garden.”
  • Do you love Shakespeare? Then you’ll want to see the fully-functioning replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, located on the Odessa College campus.
  • Odessa is apparently the place for replicas since it also has a replica of Stonehenge on the campus of the University of Texas Permian Basin.
  • The Presidential Museum and Leadership Library in Odessa houses presidential portraits, documents and memorabilia. On the campus, you will also find restored homes that George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush lived there during the late 1940s.
  • Mckinney Park is best known for its amazing Christmas light display every December. During the summer, it’s a great place to check out a ballgame.
  • The Permian Playhouse is a community theater called the “The Greatest Stage in West Texas.”
  • Built in 1887, the Historic White-Pool House is the oldest structure still standing in the county. Here you can tour the restored Victorian farmhouse, and the barn is available for receptions and events.

GETAWAYS FROM ODESSA

Since Texas is such a huge state, Odessa can be a long drive from many of the biggest cities in the state. It may take you five hours or so if you drive east towards the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, “weird” Austin (the Live Music Capital of the World) or San Antonio, home of the historic Alamo. But El Paso, on the border with Mexico, is about 3.5 hours away. Or, you can take a trip to the beautiful Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a few hours away in New Mexico.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN ODESSA, TX

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