Finding a three-bedroom, two-bath rental that doesn’t break the bank is hard – which is why we went a little further afield this week, to Andrews.
Andrews, which is in the center of the Permian Basin, has been called the Oilfield Capitol of Texas. With a little more than 13,000 people living there, the town boasts that it is 100 percent debt free – as is Andrews County.
Andrews ISD boasts an enviable four-year graduation rate of 96 percent (the state average is 89 percent) and an average of one teacher for every 14.2 students. The district has a Texas Education Agency accountability rating of “Met Standard.”
All of this makes this home at 3 SE Collie Court a great choice for a family looking for the settle-down feeling of a house, but the commitment level of an apartment.
For $1,750 a month, you get three generously-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms – which means everyone can get ready in the morning with minimal overlap.
The living room is large enough to hold a sectional without feeling crowded – which bodes well for family movie nights.
A u-shaped, eat-in kitchen has plenty of counter space for family meal creation, and has some very attractive finishes. And the laundry room may not be huge – but it does hold a full washer and dryer, and has some storage for supplies.
But one of the best things about this house is the backyard. In addition to a big deck that creates the perfect spot for dining al fresco and even barbecuing, the huge, grassy yard is just begging for cartwheels and running through sprinklers.
Andrews is about 34 miles from Odessa and 44 miles from Midland. With rents increasing in both Odessa and Midland, the rent on this home is a steal when you consider that median rents in Odessa for a two-bedroom apartment are $1,190, and $1,290 in Odessa. Both cities have experienced at least eight straight months of rent increases.
According to ApartmentList.com, Odessa rents have increased 7.4 percent over September, and have increased 18.9 percent compared to the same time last year. In Midland, rents have increased 3.7 percent from September to October, and rents have increased 18.3 percent year over year.
The listing is with REMAX Southwest Realty.