What is the Katy Trail?
What was once an abandoned Dallas railroad and now has become one of Dallas' iconic places to explore, the Katy Trail is a bike path that extends from Airline Road and traveling southwest to Victory Promenade, and offers citizens of Dallas a relaxing place to walk, jog, bike and explore the city, without needing a car to get around.
The Katy Trail is also home to various hotpots in Dallas, including The Station at Katy Trail, the Katy Trail Beer and Taproom and most notoriously, the Katy Trail Ice House, a well-reviewed beer garden establishment frequented by Dallas locals.
The Katy Trail has been around for nearly a hundred years, originally built by Union Pacific Railroad. In 1993, Union Pacific donated the abandoned lines to the city of Dallas and a group of passionate locals proposed it be converted into a greenbelt, which it is today.
In all, the Katy Trail is 3.5 miles long, leaving plenty of space for not only incredible apartment developments to sit alongside or nearby it, but also retail shop access and business opportunities.
This top list has been formatted so that as we travel from the "starting point" of trail in south near Reverchon park, and we move upwards towards Knox Henderson. Join us for our picks for the top 18 apartments near Katy Trail in Dallas, offering cash back on renting with Lighthouse.
Built in 2014, MODA Dallas is a mid-rise luxury apartment building in Victory Park, offering 264 units on 6 stories on Harry Hines Blvd., truly at the start of the Katy Trail, with studio, 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans being offered to residents.
The apartments feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, welcoming of all sized pets (this is a huge feature, considering many apartments in Dallas restrict pet breeds), in-unit laundry, patios & yards, beautiful terraces, kitchen islands and tile flooring.
The community features a large courtyard featuring a stunning pool, a fitness center, business center, complimentary Starbucks coffee bar, tanning ledges and a skylounge, as well as easy trail access to the Katy Trail.
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Arpeggio Victory Park
Built in 2014, Arpeggio Victory Park is an affordable mid-rise apartment located in the heart of Victory Park alongside the Stemmons Fwy., nestled between both the Design District and Uptown Dallas, offering studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartment floorplans to Dallas residents. The property sits at a similar starting spot to the Katy Trail as MODA Dallas, perfect for those who wish to travel into the southern most part of the trail deeper into Dallas.
The apartments feature sprawling layouts, with 10 to 12' ceilings, additional storage, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, garden tubs & showers, spacious walk-in closets, private terraces, oversized mirrors & double vanities, stainless steel appliances and oversized balconies in select homes.
The community features a cyber lounge, a community grilling station, spacious bark park, very good walkability within the Victory Park neighborhood, a fitness center, pool, laundry facilities and a property manager on-site.
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Built in 2016, The Alexan on Katy Trail is a luxury high-rise that offers state-of-the-art amenities to it's residents in studio, 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans. The apartments are located adjacent to Reverchon Park and several intersecting walk & bike trails, including the Katy Trail.
The apartments feature 9.5' or higher ceilings, granite countertops, oversized roman bathtubs, stainless steel appliances, engineered wood floors and in-unit laundry.
The community features two courtyards, private resident lounge, outdoor patio lounge on the Katy Trail, fireplace and built-in grilling area, fitness studio and 24/7 on-side dry cleaning & laundry service with PressBox.
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Built in 2017, The Katy is a luxury apartment high-rise that is tucked in-between South Victory and the Design District. Community focused, The Katy offers beautifully maintained and well thought out studio, 1 and 2 bedroom residences as well as penthouses, featuring some of the best amenities the surrounding neighborhood has to offer. From across the way of N. Houston St., sits the Katy Trail, an easily accessible location for those who want to walk, run and bike.
Units feature stainless steel appliances, premium quartz waterfall countertops, wine coolers in all homes, modern cabinetry with soft-close drawers, granite vanity countertops, modern cabinetry with soft-close drawers, resort-inspired deep soaking tubs and all-glass showers, floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views, noise reducing concrete walls between units, long plank hardwood floors, urban mud room entryway in select homes, keyless entry, spacious balconies, full-size washer and dryer in all homes and Wi-Fi thermostats.
The community features bike storage, a large infinity edge pool, two large hot tubs, firepits, grills & heaters, a gym and fitness studio, private rooms, a dog park and pet grooming room.
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Modera Katy Trail
Built in 2021, Modera Katy Trail is a new Katy Trail high-rise apartment located in Uptown Dallas, offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. This property is located right alongside the Katy Trail, but also sits adjacent to N. US 75-Central Expressway, one of the best roads to travel into Downtown Dallas via public transportation or by car.
Units feature 42-inch custom kitchen cabinetry with soft-close drawers, built to Dallas green building standards, built-in desks available in select units, elevated 10' ceilings and oversized windows, rainfall showerheads, penthouses available in select units, white quartz countertops & backsplash and stainless steel appliances.
The community features a cozy lobby that transforms into a weekend piano lounge, thanks to the Steinway grand piano, direct access to the Katy Trail with a trail-side covered porch, co-working space & game room and a 5th floor lounge with sweeping views of Dallas.
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Riviera at West Village
Built in 1994, Riviera at West Village is a low-rise apartment tucked away in Uptown Dallas, serving the Dallas community for over 20 years. Riviera offers 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans, with plenty of amenities, including direct access to the Katy Trail and within short walking distance to Turtle Creek Park.
Units feature stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, crown molding, pantries, carpet, built-in bookshelves, window coverings, balconies & patios and dining rooms in select units.
The community features a pool, clubhouse, business center, pet play area, lounge, fitness center, courtyard and grills.
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Built in 2009, Monterey Uptown is a mid-rise apartment complex with 371 units on 7 stories, and has become a well-established (and well-reviewed) property in Uptown Dallas, offering studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom floorplans. Monterey Uptown is right near Cole Park, as well as the Katy Trail.
The apartments feature 9' ceilings, in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances, spacious walk-in closets, window coverings, granite countertops, garden tubs, Juliet balconies, loft-style floorplans, custom cabinetry, double vanities in select units and decorative two tone color schemes.
The community features an urban dog park with a pet washing station, valet dry cleaning, zen-garden courtyards, a complimentary Starbucks Coffee Bar and an incredible outdoor living area & kitchen cabana.
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Lennox at West Village
Built in 2002, Lennox at West Village is a low-rise apartment complex that has been serving the Cityplace circuit for decades. A short walk from the Katy Trail, Lennox has everything you could need in a modern apartment, with stunning renovated interiors and incredible location.
Units feature casement windows, glass tile kitchen backsplashes, dark espresso cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, stunning white quartz countertops, spacious walk-in closets, kitchen islands, hardwood flooring, storage units, garden tubs & showers, and double vanities.
The community features a resort-style pool, fitness center, business center, grilling stations, pet play area, cabana, gameroom, conference room and lounge area.
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The Villas at Katy Trail
Built in 1997, The Villas at Katy Trail is a luxury low-rise apartment complex located in Uptown Dallas, right alongside the Katy Trail and across the street from the iconic Katy Trail Ice House. Villas at Katy Trail is the perfect place to match affordability, with location in hotspot for Uptown Dallas nightlife and daytime exploration.
Units feature high ceilings in all apartments, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, white cabinets, garden tubs, kitchen islands in select units, carpet and incredible views.
The community features a clubhouse, courtyard, a business center with computer access and a printer and a open swimming pool.
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Monaco on the Trail Dallas
Built in 2013, Monaco on the Trail Dallas is a boutique mid-rise apartment complex tucked into Uptown Dallas alongside the Katy Trail, offering 1 and 2 bedroom residences to the city of Dallas.
The apartments feature Juliet balconies, views of the Katy Trail is select homes, garden tubs, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, walk-in showers, spacious walk-in closets, granite countertops and kitchen islands.
The community features bike rack & storage access, dog run access, various balconies & lookouts to take in the scenic views, business center, fitness center and infinity edge pool.
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Carlisle on the Katy Trail
Built in 1967, Carlisle on the Katy Trail is a historically known low-rise building, located in Uptown with 176 units on 3 stories. The apartment building offers studio, 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans, with modern amenities and fantastic location alongside the Katy Trail as well as Uptown.
Units feature spacious walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, garden tubs & showers, linen closets, dining rooms, tile floors, carpet, a wet bar, patio and yards.
The community features renters insurance, planned social activities, public transportation access, walking & biking trails via the Katy Trail, a pool and clubhouse.
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Bell Katy Trail
Built in 2015, Bell Katy Trail is a mid-rise luxury apartment sitting alongside Cedar Springs Rd., a short walk to the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek Park. The property offers 208 units on it's 6 stories, from studio, 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans.
The apartment features 2-in faux wood blinds, 8' interior doors, 9' ceilings, chef-inspired kitchens, designer backsplashes, designer carpeting and two-tone paint, garden tubs, granite countertops, porcelain plank flooring, private patios or balconies, spacious closets, stained concrete flooring and stainless steel appliances.
The community features a state-of-the-art fitness center, trash chutes, 24-hour maintenance, an exclusive pet park, infinity-edge salt water swimming pool, on-site bicycle repair and storage areas, an outdoor kitchen and multiple resident lounge areas.
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MAA Katy Trail
Built in 2010, MAA Katy Trail is a luxury mid-rise apartment building, offering studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom homes, with stunning interiors, and inviting community amenities. The apartment building sits at the light of Lemmon Ave. and Carlisle St., putting it just alongside the Katy Trail, as well as one of the largest portions of Turtle Creek Park. This property is one of the best placed on our list.
The apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows, bamboo flooring, 10-foot ceilings, designer lighting, in-unit laundry and patios or balconies.
The community features a pool, fitness center, furnished units available, elevator access, a business center, courtyard and playground.
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Built in 2005, The Sawyer has been happily serving the Dallas community for years. This mid-rise sits on McKinney Avenue, right off of I-75, the perfect place to commute for Dallas working professionals. A little further away from the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek Park then MAA Katy Trail, this property still brings benefit to it's residents, being closer to I-75. The Sawyer also offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with roomy interiors and great features.
Units feature contemporary cabinetry, cozy gas-burning fireplaces and deluxe dual vanities available in larger 2 bedroom floor plans, designer tile backsplash in kitchens, exceptional Downtown Dallas & Uptown Dallas views, Google Nest thermostats, grand garden tubs with full tile surrounds, inspirational art niches, lofty 10' ceilings, extra storage space available, stainless steel appliances, snow white quartz countertops, spacious open-concept floorplans, stunning hardwood floors in common areas and in-unit laundry in every home.
The community features a luxury resort-style pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, recycling support, grilling stations, on-site retail, a shuttle to the train and maintenance on-site.
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Gables Katy Trail
Built in 1986, Gables Katy Trail has become a standing testament to what good apartments look like in Dallas. The Gables are a 158 unit, 4 story low-rise apartment complex tucked into Uptown Dallas, right alongside the Katy Trail and Turtle Creek Park, offering studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments to residents with modern and well maintained home floorplans.
The units feature 9 to 10' ceilings, balconies, built-in bookshelves, direct access to the Katy Trail, hardwood flooring, tiled flooring, in-unit laundry, pool views & views of the Katy Trail, stainless steel appliances and furnished apartments available.
The community features a pool, fitness center, elevator access, laundry facilities, grilling stations, public transportation access and of course walking and biking trail access via the Katy Trail.
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The Brady is a standing testament to great Dallas apartments, offering studio, 1, 2 and spacious 3 bedroom apartment floorplans. The property is situated in the Uptown Dallas neighborhood, but even more importantly rests right alongside the Katy Trail, as well as Turtle Creek Park and has direct access to Cedar Springs Rd., one of the largest streets in Dallas.
The apartments feature integrated desk, bookcases and display niches, convenient access to the Katy Trail walk & bike path from their private balcony, custom maple cabinetry, elegant built-in wine racks, expansive 10' ceilings with 2" stylized blinds, extravagant walk-in closets with custom wood shelving & seasonal clothing rods, private cabanas and an unparalleled view of Dallas and single and double vanities varying in available bathroom sizes.
The community features pet care, a pet play area, pet washing station, a concierge, maintenance on-site, EV stations, elevator access, a business center, lounge, clubhouse, storage space, pool and fitness center.
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Built in 2013, Taylor Uptown is a high-rise apartment building located off of Bowen and Carlisle St., with 308 units on 16 stories right near Turtle Creek Park and the Katy Trail. Taylor Uptown offers studio, 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans with modern and minimalist style interiors, providing a unique perspective on Dallas living.
The units feature incredible views and common areas, with 10' ceilings and 8' doors, ceiling fans in bedrooms, gourmet prep kitchen island, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, keyless entry, rainforest style showerheads, private terraces, solar shades on all windows, stainless steel appliances, spacious walk-in closets and urban mudrooms for extra storage.
The community features a lobby bar and fireside lounge, access to a renters insurance program, recycling, concierge, guest apartments, pet play areas, elevator access, a business center, clubhouse, lounge, additional storage space, a state-of-the-art fitness center, pool and of course, access to walking and biking the Katy Trail.
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Lofts at Mockingbird Station
Built in 1999, Lofts at Mockingbird Station is a luxury mid-rise apartment located just off of Rt. 75, offering beautiful loft studio, 1, 2 and penthouse floorplans situated in a building with rich history, offering incredible amenities and views of Downtown Dallas.
Pet-friendly apartments feature vaulted ceilings and gourmet kitchens, and showcase granite or quartz countertops, brick backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances. The Lofts also offer 24-hour courtesy patrol and emergency maintenance to make sure no residential issues go unnoticed, but rather are resolved in a timely manner.
The community features an Olympic style pool, stunning downtown views, elevator access, high-speed internet, a gated and underground garage and easy access to Dart Rail & University Crossing Trail. Take a beautiful walk through Highland Park, down the Katy Trail.
Northeast Dallas is perfect for residents who want to have a more relaxed and laidback lifestyle, with White Rock Lake at the epicenter of incredible East Dallas neighborhoods, pastry shops and incredible restaurants.
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Conclusively, the Katy Trail in Dallas is an incredible pathway, granting residents who live alongside it access to Dallas' most treasured shops, restaurants and bars. Check out the links provided to each property listed, so you can earn cash back on renting with Lighthouse!