Where are the cheapest apartments near the best public schools in Dallas-Fort Worth?
With many cities — as demonstrated in our ongoing series on finding a cheap apartment near a high-rated public school — a small handful of neighborhoods stand out as being the best places to live to find good schools at an affordable price. Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) doesn’t follow this pattern. Rather than have a concentrated region that stands out, a wide swath of good schools can be found all around Dallas-Fort Worth.
Click on the image below for an interactive map of schools with a GreatSchools rating of 8 or higher.
Dallas-Fort Worth has many highly rated schools according to GreatSchools school ratings, but these schools don’t appear to cluster in any specific geographic area. Instead, to find the best place to live, we will use average property rent and school ratings throughout the DFW area to find the specific neighborhoods and properties that appear to offer the best value for every grade level.
Top DFW neighborhoods for high-rated schools
Viewing school ratings by neighborhood allows us to find the areas with superb overall schools, rather than just identifying one-off instances of an individually exemplary school. By this metric, Ridgeview Ranch is the neighborhood in Dallas that is closest to he best overall schools.
Dallas-Fort Worth area apartments near great schools
Having looked at the best overall neighborhoods, we now look to find the best individual properties near the best schools at the elementary, middle and high school level. Click on any location circle in our interactive maps to pull up info on properties for that location. You can get more information on the apartments themselves by clicking on the property names in the tables below.
Our value rank is determined by taking GreatSchools ratings and average monthly rents and seeing where you can find the best possible schools for the lowest possible price.
With an average monthly rent of $890, Arawak Apartments in Dallas offers potentially affordable access to high-rated elementary schools.
The average school rating of middle schools near Rustic Oaks Apartments is 10, offering residents an opportunity to live near these schools for less than $1,000 per month.
Spring Valley Apartments in Euless, Texas, have the highest value rank for apartments close to high-rated high schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Money aside, apartments near high-rated schools in DFW
Our number crunching also shows where parents can get the best return on their rental dollars, in terms of school rating. For parents interested in proximity at any price, we also include specific apartments that would fit that bill.