What is a yard in an apartment setting?
Usually apartments with yards can vary in both the type of yard being offered, whether or not it is directly attached to the unit, and the community amenities that surround it. Private yards are almost exclusively available to ground floor residents and is something to keep in mind for those looking for something higher up. However, courtyards are usually open to all residents on a property, meant to be shared and often offer incredible community amenities to boot!
Apartments with courtyards and private yards are an awesome luxury. Fenced in or not, yards can make for an amazing space for you to relax, play fetch with your furry friends (many of these buildings are pet-friendly) or host outdoor gatherings. Here are our top picks for apartments with private yards & courtyards in Dallas!
Apartments in Dallas with Private Yards
Berkshire Medical District
Located in the Medical District of Dallas, Berkshire Medical District is a pet-friendly apartment community, offering 1 and 2 bedroom urban-inspired floorplans. The apartments have direct access to attached private yards, as well as a sprawling courtyard that runs along the base of the properties.
The apartments at Berkshire Medical District feature wood-style flooring, granite countertops, plush carpeting, in-unit laundry, expansive windows and attached garages.
The community at Berkshire features a trendy clubhouse with community kitchen, fitness center, business center and parking.
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The Southwestern is a luxury apartment community in the Love Field neighborhood of Dallas, boasting modern, spacious layouts and numerous amenities, including stunning private yards adjoined to an expansive courtyard.
The Southwestern's homes include expansive open-concept floor plans, granite countertops, distinctive tile backsplash, frieze carpet & rich wood plank flooring, walk-in closets, private patios & balconies with storage, spa-style showers, stained concrete floors and stainless steel appliances.
The community at The Southwestern features a resort-style pool, clubhouse, and fitness center. Residents enjoy easy commuting and access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Maintenance and staff are friendly and attentive.
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Echelon at Reverchon Bluffs
El Tivoli Place
Built in 2021, Echelon at Reverchon Bluffs is a townhome apartment community located in Southwest Dallas, in El Tivoli Place, a spacious suburb right alongside Hampton Rd., connected to I-30, the perfect commuting route into Downtown Dallas. Echelon has incredibly open floorplans and homes, offering 2 and more than 3 bedroom residences, as well as private yards that will really make you feel home.
The Echelon at Reverchon community features house sitter services, laundry service, maid service, grocery service, WiFi at the pool & clubhouse, public transportation access, on-site maintenance and 24-hour availability.
The apartments at Echelon at Reverchon Bluffs feature walk-in closets, an island kitchen, loft layout floorplans, hardwood flooring, double vanities in larger units, garden tubs & showers, central air, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
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Grand Reserve is a townhome apartment community built in 2009, offering comfortable living residences to the Northeast Dallas neighborhood. Grand Reserve offers private yards to it's residents.
Grand Reserve's apartments feature platinum style wood blinds, additional storage available, central air, attached garages in all homes, built-in wine racks, ceiling fans, double vanities available in some units, in-unit laundry, garden tubs, granite countertops, kitchen islands available, private balconies & patios, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets.
The community of Grand Reserve features a resort-style pool, an outdoor California kitchen and a TV lounge.
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Midway at Urban Village
Built in 2020, Midway at Urban Village is a townhouse apartment community offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, and private yards.
The Midway at Urban Village townhomes feature garden-style soaking bathtubs, large shaker-style cabinets, modern touched apartment interiors, private, fenced front yards, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry.
The Midway at Urban Village community features a valet trash service, package delivery services, a micro market store, 2 acre quarry lake and a quarter mile jogging path.
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Cantabria at Turtle Creek
Built in 2014, Cantabria at Turtle Creek is a luxury apartment high-rise located in Turtle Creek, right alongside Uptown. The property features 249 units on 9 stories, with beautiful community amenities to pair well with the private yards it offers.
The private yards are patios, which are fenced in. Floorplans offer a ton of variety in both size and form to the private yards. The property also has a courtyard which is home to a luxury pool, fit with poolside seating and lounge areas.
Turtle Creek is a neighborhood in Dallas that is very park oriented. Turtle Creek has plenty of lush space, and is a great option for all who want to live in the city. Nearby neighborhoods include Uptown Dallas, Design District and Victory Park, all bring their own flavors to the Dallas’ dish.
Pet-friendly units feature a fireplace, walk-in closets, dining rooms, window coverings, a private patio or balcony, quartz countertops, high 10’ ceilings, porcelain tile floors and upscale lighting and plumbing features.
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Built in 1974, Cityscape Apartments are a standing testament to great service and and even better apartments. The property is perfect for families looking for an affordable place that also has community amenities that you might not expect for the price. One of which being, their private yards.
Cityscape’s private yards include features such as a community swimming pool with poolside deck chairs, relax in a hammock or curl up with a good book on their Adirondack chairs on their open lawn (which also doubles as the perfect place to play fetch with your puppy), a community garden for growing fresh produce, and host company or just cook for yourself at the grilling station, complete with a fireplace for comfort. Cityscape is definitely a gem on our list for their private yards due to its affordability and value.
Cityscape Apartments are located in Vickery, which as previously mentioned is a bustling neighborhood on the up and up. Explore the trails at Harry Moss Park or even check out some of the most ancient pecan trees in all of Texas.
Cityscape's pet-friendly apartments feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Luxe Travertine flooring, Wi-Fi access, a pantry and spacious walk-in closets.
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Windsor Castle Hills
Built in 2019, Windsor Castle Hills is a fitting name for such a majestic residency. This large complex is home to 430 units on just 3 stories, making way for a sprawling layout of the property. This also includes the huge private cyclical quad, which is home to an incredible swimming pool.
There are private yards available to select units that allow for a quaint and quiet reserve from the larger community centerpiece (the pool as mentioned above). There is also a private yoga studio, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
Carrollton sits right in the heart of the Dallas Fort Worth area. Known for being a huge suburb that has received countless recognitions as one of the best places to live in America by several publications.
Units feature in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances, a patio, private backyards, Wi-Fi access, stone countertops and tile backsplashes.
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Built in 2016, The Ellis is a flat modern luxury apartment complex located in Carrollton. The apartment property features a widespread community courtyard and as well as private yards for residents behind their respective homes.
The apartments with private yards are matched by those with private balconies on the second and third floors, but the green space these yard apartments offer is not to be overlooked. In tandem with the previously mentioned resort-style pools, outdoor bar and lounges, and of course grilling stations at the epicenter of residents’ private yards, The Ellis makes this home well worth the while of their community.
Carrollton, as mentioned previously, is an award winning neighborhood, known for its tree-lined streets, low crime rate and great schools. Public parks and hiking trails are plentiful, which offer an endless connection to the world around us. Not to mention the location of Carrollton to the University of Texas at Dallas, and a few minutes shy of DFW International Airport.
Units feature in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances, tile flooring, walk-in closets and hardwood floors.
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Lakeshore at Preston
Built in 1992, Lakeshore at Preston has been a part of Plano’s apartment community for 30 years. With a similar layout to The Ellis, this apartment has plenty of green space and private yards as well as a community courtyard for its residents.
The private yards are fenced in and have sliding doors and plenty of space for an in-home garden. The community courtyards have lounge chairs to take in scenic views at waterfront with loved ones, a resort-style pool with deck side chairs, a grilling station and plenty of shared green space interwoven throughout.
Units feature in-unit laundry, hardwood floors, walk-in closets, closet wood built ins, black steel appliances, fireplaces available in select units and a stunning courtyard view.
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Dallas Medical District
27Twentyseven is a luxury apartment building located near the Medical District, offering residents state-of-the-art amenities, including stunning overlooking private yards.
27Twentyseven's apartments feature cathedral ceilings and french doors, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The bathrooms offer modern cabinetry with oversized satin nickel hardware. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood each unit with natural light during the day, while outdoor spaces provide endless opportunities for relaxation or entertaining.
Residents will enjoy access to the resort-style swimming pool with sun ledge as well as an outdoor fireplace lounge area that overlooks Dallas. For fitness enthusiasts, there's also an exclusive 24 hour fitness center available to all residents.
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Apartments in Dallas with Courtyards
Built in 2015, Axis 3700 is a modern luxury apartment complex located in Plano, with 300 units on 4 stories. In addition to great community amenities, Axis 3700 also holds key to some of the best private yard experiences in the Dallas area.
Axis 3700’s private yards are complete with furnished chairs and are fenced in, but allow for access to a community courtyard. The community courtyard is complete with a firepit and in addition to these two yards, there’s a dog park!
Furnished pet-friendly units feature high ceilings, quartz countertops, personal balconies and patios, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry.
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The Austin at Trinity Green
Built in 2017, The Austin at Trinity Green is tucked into Trinity Groves, just a short drive west of Downtown Dallas. The Austin is home to 355 units on 4 stories, with what may seem like the perfect balance of traditional apartment amenities mixed with the benefits of townhome living.
The private yard is fenced in and sprawling, with gorgeous amenities lining the green, like an infinity pool, poolside chairs, beautiful flower beds and a huge resort-style pool. This private yard definitely will make you feel more like you’re on a fantastic getaway, but you’ll be two minutes from your front door.
Trinity Groves is a fantastic neighborhood, known as one of the best food destinations in all of Dallas. There is plenty of culinary variety to suit everyone’s palettes, from traditional cuisine to fusion. The Tin District also offers plenty of art galleries and sight-seeing across a sprawling 70 acres.
Pet-friendly units feature hardwood floors, carpet, mud rooms, offices, built-in bookshelves, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a pantry, Wi-Fi access, balconies (in available above units) and spacious walk-in closets.
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Hall Street Flats
Built in 2017, Hall Street Flats is a modern luxury apartment building located at 1800 N. Hall Street in Uptown Dallas, with access to several sizable private and fenced yards. With 340 units on 5 stories, Hall Street definitely makes sure to provide a great variety of units to suit all types of the modern renter.
There are several private yards on the Hall Street property. One is home to a large incredibly well-lit pool, another is a dog park for pet owners, and there are several set up with plenty of lounge chairs, firepits, and hammocks.
Also located in Uptown Dallas, Hall Street has access to amazing food and entertainment options, but there are also plenty of rail service options to get around and explore the rest of Dallas.
Pet-friendly units feature stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, balconies, walk-in closets, 9 to 12’ ceilings, custom wood cabinetry with built-in lighting, dual sink vanities in select units, electric vehicle charging stations and white quartz countertops in both the kitchen and bath.
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Built in 2008, 4110 Fairmount is an apartment building that has been serving the Dallas community for more than 10 years, nestled in the heart of Uptown. The property features beautiful lush community amenities and private yards with patios.
The private yards are fenced off, retro-fitted beneath the balconies of above floors, casting perfect shade on hotter days. There are also accessible community amenities in the courtyard, which includes a fire pit and luxury pool with poolside cabanas.
Pet-friendly units include stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, carpet, walk-in closets, a linen closet, balconies and double pane windows.
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Cortland Oak Lawn
Built in 2015, Cortland Oak Lawn is a newer development, a modern luxury apartment with incredible interiors and outdoor amenities. There is a variety of options between private yards and patios, as well as a fenced-in courtyard.
The private yards are fenced off, but allow residents to escape from their busy lives and relax, read a book, or just take a nap! The community is incredibly quiet and respectful and makes for a great place to relax.
Pet-friendly units feature hardwood floors, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, a pantry, granite countertops, linen closets, built-in bookshelves, gardens, patios, lawns and porches.
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Lyra on McKinney
Built in 2016, Lyra on McKinney has 190 units on 8 stories, located just a few blocks from Dallas Downtown in Uptown Dallas. The incredibly modern designed building features luxurious interiors to match and great community amenities. One of the most important being their sprawling private yard.
The apartment’s private yard is gated, and features several community amenities, including a backlit resort-style pool, lounges with firepits, patios, green space for playing with pets or family, and an incredible view of Dallas.
Uptown Dallas is a neighborhood known for its amazing eatery variety and entertainment. Cedar Springs and McKinney Ave offer plenty of bars and restaurants, with some even offering live music. Having a place to call home in this neighborhood is great because you’ll always be a few footsteps from something to do.
Pet-friendly units feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, walk-in closets, carpet, hardwood floors, balconies, pantry, double vanities, in-unit laundry, car charging stations, and even a pet play area with a washing station.
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Domain at Midtown Park
Built in 2016, Domain at Midtown Park is a beautiful apartment complex located in Vickery, a diverse neighborhood northeast of Downtown Dallas. The property has a peculiar design of Spanish eclectic architecture meeting modern influence. A benefit to this styling, which puts it second on our list, is their sprawling courtyards and several dog parks available to all residents.
Outside your home you’ll be met with grilling stations, suited to serve more than 10 people easily, poolside cabanas with plenty of deckchairs and stunning resort-style pools with fixed abstract shape layouts and backlighting. This apartment’s fenced yard packs so much within the space it’s definitely a sight to see when touring.
Vickery is also a force to be reckoned with when it comes to neighborhoods on the rise in Dallas. Make sure to explore Vickery Meadow, which is known for its gigantic green space in the eastern part of the neighborhood. For Dallas residents, Vickery is certainly one of the best places offering a balance of casual and commercial spaces, with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment.
Pet-friendly units feature in-unit laundry, granite countertops, hardwood floors, window coverings, walk-in closets, vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances and smart home technology.
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Private yards, fenced yards and community courtyards often go hand-in-hand with many of the apartments on this list. But it always makes for a better atmosphere with neighbors and can really be an awesome place for family's to grow and spend quality time together. Check out the links to each property to learn more about these amazing units, and to find out on how you can earn cash back on renting with Lighthouse!