Farmers Branch Apartments for Rent
Farmers Branch, Texas
Farmers Branch is located 14 miles northwest of Dallas, Texas. Its suburb neighbors are Carollton and Addison. The trip to Dallas will take you about 30 minutes to a little over an hour, depending on traffic. The population of Farmers Branch is about 26,000. The racial makeup is about 78% White, 37% Hispanic, 2% African American, and 3% Asian. Farmers Branch made the news when the majority of the city voted to pass an ordinance fining landlords who rent to illegal aliens, allowing authorities to screen those in custody for their citizenship status. The ordinance also included an official designation of English as the official language in the city. Farmer Branch is lower middle class, with an average household income of about $53,000, and an average family income of $57,000.
There are a number of corporations in Farmers Branch, but it maintains some nice, older residential area as well. The main transportation routes are Interstate 635, the Dallas North Tollway, and Interstate 35 East.
Apartments and Neighborhoods in Farmers BranchA number of apartments in the Farmers Branch area will actually have a Dallas address. You will also want to consider neighboring areas, such as Carollton and Addison, as these communities all blend together at the edges. Your choice of apartment complexes includes Villa Marquis on Fyke Road, Huntington Cove Townhomes on Enterprise Road, and Lakeview at Parkside on Spring Valley Road.
Things to Do in Farmers BranchThere are 28 parks in the Farmers Branch area, offering playgrounds, trails, picnic areas, and other recreational facilities. The Farmers Branch Historical Park includes a number of historical structures you can tour to learn about the history of the town. It's on 22 acres, which are nice to stroll in any case. The structures include the 1937 Dodson House, where the first mayor of Farmers Branch lived, a one room schoolhouse, the original Farmers Branch railroad depot, the Gilbert House, built around 1856
The Historical Park is nestled within 22 acres that trace the proud heritage of Farmers Branch, from the 1840s through the 1940s. The Gilbert House, built between 1856-1857, is the oldest rock structure in Dallas County still on its original foundation. Other local historic structures on the grounds include the 1937 Dodson House, home of the first Mayor of Farmers Branch; a one-room school that was once part of the Farmers Branch school from 1900-1915; and the original Farmers Branch railroad depot, built in 1877. Structures from outside of Farmers Branch have also been moved into the Park, such as three log structures in the log culture area; the lovely 1885 Queen Anne Victorian Cottage; and the circa 1890 Methodist Church. New to the Park is a replica 1930s Marathon Gas Station that houses another Farmers Branch original, the 1936 Glad Acres Cab Over Engine Ford truck, and a replica Peters Colony Land Grant Office.
You will also find a museum store, housed in the Dodson House garage; picnic areas; and two large meadows at the Park.
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