Oaks White Rock
There’s nothing fancy about Oaks White Rock, and that seems to be just how its residents like it. The community offers the basics — pool, workout room, barbecue area — and apartments feature built-in bookshelves, balconies and nice-size closets. The complex, less than a mile from the Dallas Arboretum, has friendly staff members and positive online reviews (a rarity, as any renter can attest), and there’s sometimes a wait list to get an apartment. It also has private access to White Rock Lake, so residents can walk out their doors and step into 27 miles of trails. Some units have creek or park views too.