Renting In Texas: Trendy Neighborhoods In El Paso, San Antonio
- RentCafe is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States.
They were able to analyze zip codes from the 50 largest U.S. cities and identified 101 zip codes that transitioned to a renter-majority population this past decade. While El Paso is not on the list of neighborhoods where apartment dwellers outnumbered homeowners, the city is home to five zip codes where living in a rental remained the norm.
Here are the highlights:
- El Paso's 79901 takes the lead as the city's renter zip code with the largest share of apartment dwellers — 89.1%. Overlapping with the Chelmont neighborhood, 79901 is a relatively small zip code with around 6,800 residents staying in rentals this past decade. Here are some of the rentals currently available in 79901.
- Located in the North Park neighborhood, the city's 79904 zip code is home to the highest number of apartment dwellers —over 20,000. That's 60.8% of residents living in 79904.
- Following suit are 79902, 79905, and 79930. All three zip codes hold a renter majority status, boasting a share of over 50% apartment dwellers.
According to Zillow, there are currently 425 rental properties available in the El Paso area.
As far as the state of Texas goes, the city of Houston holds a whopping 39 renter zip codes. Next is Dallas with 24, followed by Austin at 15 renter-majority zip codes.
The BIG TRENDING ZIP of them all though is in San Antonio, TX. San Antonio's 78215 is the TOP trending zip code for renters in the ENTIRE nation. Tripling its renter population in just 10 years.
Meanwhile, three of the five cities that are home to the largest numbers of trending renter zip codes are in the South, with Houston, TX leading the way with a total of 16 zips. Dallas, TX and Miami, FL follow closely behind with 12 zip codes each. Breaking the Southern sway are Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL with 14 and 12 zip codes, respectively.