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Featured Apartments in Wichita Falls, TX
Country Park Apartments The Place to Call Home. Country Park Apartments has a Professional/Friendly Staff with a 24-hour maintenance and within walking distance to our 24-hr Wal-Mart.
Wichita Falls TX, 76302
Forest Glen Apartments, clearly the best choice for quality and value. Offering an abundance of conveniences with a location near everything and a professional management staff that makes Forest Glen Apartments second to none.
Wichita Falls TX, 76302
Wichita Falls TX, 76302
Wichita Falls TX, 76308
Walking Distance Main Base Entrance...Newly Renovated Apartments with New Flooring, Appliances, Cabinets and More...All Bills Paid Options, Furnished Units Available
Wichita Falls TX, 76306
Wichita Falls, TX
Overview of Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls apartments for rent will put you in the midst of a thriving community of roughly 104,000 people. The city is located in North Texas, in the northeast corner of the Panhandle/Plains area. The bustling city of Wichita Falls is less than a two-hour drive from metro areas that boast populations of more than 1 million: Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
The city of Wichita Falls is the county seat of Wichita County and, according to the city website, it is considered to be the population center of North Texas. Touting its quality healthcare, Wichita Falls also is proud of its lower-than-average cost of living and quality housing options from apartments to mansions. Though the weather here may be hot, there is plenty of delightful sunshine to go along with its scorching temperatures.
Living in Wichita Falls, TX
Wichita Falls got its name from the Choctaw Indian tribe that originally settled the area in the early 1700s. When Anglo-American settlers became interested in the area in the 1860s, Wichita Falls sprang up from 640 acres to the roughly 72 square miles that make up the city today. In 1892, Wichita Falls became the county seat, and the city entered a period of vast growth and expansion.
Wichita Falls apartments in the downtown area could soon experience a period of rapid development, as the city is embarking on efforts to rebuild and restore the area. This family friendly city boasts of a "hometown" setting, prime schools and a low crime rate. Citizens enjoy the vast recreational areas, museums and galleries, and the bustling business community throughout the city.
Wichita Falls Work and Study
Wichita Falls apartments for rent are attractive options for business professionals, students and military personnel operating in and near the city. Wichita Falls is known for being economically progressive and plays host to commerce and industries with worldwide interests and recognition. According to the city of Wichita Falls website, there are more than 185 manufacturing companies in the city, specializing in products for automotives, oil and gas, construction, and aircraft, to name a few.
Wichita Falls is also home to Sheppard Air Force Base, with its Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program contributing to Wichita Falls diversity and international presence. The program is used by more than 17 countries to train fighter pilots.
Midwestern State University and American Commercial College can be found in Wichita Falls as well, providing students with top-notch high education facilities.
Rentals in Wichita Falls, TX and Cost of Living
According to information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Wichita Falls rentals have a vacancy rate of 12.6 percent, and the median rent was $682 as of 2010. Nearly 36 percent of all renters fall in the gross rent range of $500 to $749 and 60 percent of all renters fall in the wider range of $500 to $999. More than 44 percent of all renters reported spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rental costs.
City-Data information revealed that in March 2012, the cost of living in Wichita Falls was assigned a value of 84.2 points, which is nearly 16 percent less than the national average of 100 points.
Wichita Falls Attractions and Special Events
Wichita Falls apartments put a wide array of area attractions at your doorstep, from wild rodeos to other cultural events such as the symphony and many outdoor activities. Wichita Falls has a 13-mile trail system for joggers, cyclists, walkers and rollerbladers, and the city is also home to roughly 39 parks for a variety of outdoor activities and family fun.
Other popular area attractions include a newly renovated municipal golf course, a water park, numerous family entertainment centers, mountains and lakes just within reach, a number of convention facilities, and museums and other community theaters.
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