Just 20 miles northwest of Dallas is the city of Carrollton, a blossoming suburb full of homes for rent. It's home to 125,000 people and more than 5,000 businesses. The primary industries in Carollton are manufacturing, construction and wholesale trades and finance, marking a huge transformation from the area's early days as the home of the Wichita tribe and then the small village of the first settlers in the 1840s. Money Magazine once recognized Carrollton as one of the top 15 small cities to live in.
Carrollton is an ideal location for any outdoor enthusiast, even being recognized as a Tree City USA. The city boasts 52 parks with more than 1,200 combined acres of parkland. The parks include playgrounds, fields, hiking and biking trails, tennis courts, picnic pavilions and fishing ponds. Two of the most popular facilities are Rosemeade Recreation Center and Oak Creek Tennis Center. At Elm Fork Nature Preserve, visitors enjoy wildlife watching and more intense hiking. They can also play two well-respected 18-hole golf courses at Indian Creek Golf Club.
Some other popular attractions in Carrollton are the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum and the Historic Downtown district. The museum reflects life of local residents around the turn of the century, including the city's reputation as a brick center. The downtown district offers antiques, shopping and local restaurants, and just as in the early 20th century, it remains the center of community life.
If you're looking for houses for rent in Carrollton, the city has an abundance of excellent locations to choose from. On the north side, you may want to look for Carrollton rental homes between Rosemeade Parkway and Marsh Lane. If you prefer homes for rent in Carrollton in a golf community, try Castle Hills Golf Club, which features an 18-hole course designed by Jay Morrish. Other popular neighborhoods for Carrollton rental houses include Addison Circle, Keller Springs and Wentworth Estates IV.