171 apartments for rent in Lubbock, TX
Guide to Lubbock
Lubbock Apartments For Rent
Wide-open stretches of land, that might look deserted to those that don’t know any better, actually pave the way for award-winning wines produced in the Western High Plains, and at its center, Lubbock. Covering 123.6 square miles, Lubbock has a small-town feel, but with big city amenities. There are nearly 240,000 people in the city, making it the 11th most populous city in Texas, the 84th most populous in the country.
Named after former Texas Ranger Thomas Saltus Lubbock, Lubbock County was founded in 1876. As early as 1884, a federal post office existed in Yellow House Canyon. In 1890, the original Lubbock merged with the small town of Monterey, with the new town adopting the Lubbock name. In 1891, Lubbock became the county seat and was incorporated almost two decades later, in 1909 – the same year the first railroad train arrived.
Texas Technological College – present-day Texas Tech University –was founded in Lubbock in 1923. The present day Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center opened in 1969 as Texas Tech University School of Medicine. In 2009, Lubbock celebrated its centennial.
Things to Do in Lubbock:
Just as with all (well, most) cities, Lubbock has its own style and way of life; with that comes a lot of things to see and do such as arts, culture, nightlife, outdoors, dining, shopping, popular attractions, and more. There are many different things to do in Lubbock and once you rent one of these Lubbock apartments, you’ll have full access to all of them, all the time. Rest assured there is no shortage of history and excitement in Lubbock.
Enjoy some good ol’ fashion fun in Lubbock as you go to some of the best family-friendly places in the city. Ride the carousel, the log ride, or any of the other 30 rides and attractions at Joyland Amusement Park. Get wet and wild at the city’s premiere water park, Lubbock Water Rampage, suitable for all ages. Play and learn about the legacy of the South Plains with a visit to Legacy Play Village. Take a family outing to the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark as you see evidence of human life from 12,000 years ago. During the fall, visit the At’l Do Farms for their maize, hayrides, and pumpkin patch.
Art in Lubbock is a big deal as it was one of the first Cultural Districts recognized by the State of Texas. Take some time to visit the four art galleries in the city – Art on Texas Avenue, Charles Adams Gallery, Peachtree Gallery, and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. In these museums you’ll see exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, and photography of hundreds of artists. To satisfy any desire for performing arts, you can see the wonderful productions of the Ballet Lubbock, the Flatlands Dance Theatre, or the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.
To get a little bit more taste of culture, but with some history mixed in, visit the wide array of museums in Lubbock. The American Wind Power Center is the largest windmill museum in the world and is home to more than 170 rare and fully restored windmills. See 71 pedal tractors, a 1920 replica Blacksmith shop and more as you tour the Bayer Museum of Agriculture. Read the story of the U.S. Glider Program through the exhibits and multimedia theater at the Silent Wings Museum. View slides, maps, periodicals, and books related to the Vietnam War to increase your knowledge of the American Vietnam experience at the Vietnam Center and Archive.
What to Consider When Moving to Lubbock:
There are so many things to be learned before moving to a new city and Lubbock is no exception. When moving to an apartment in Lubbock you might not have thought to look up several things, but luckily you came here. Find out some of the more interesting facts about the city before you get there and tell your family and friends why they have to come visit you.
The area surrounding Lubbock, known as the High Plains, produces 80 percent of the wine grapes in Texas. Lubbock is situated in the heart of this area and is considered the Napa Valley of the South. There are five individual wineries in the city. You can enjoy award-winning wine and view the stunning sights while on a wine tour of the Cap*Rock Winery, La Diosa Cellars, the Llano Estacado Winery, McPherson Cellars, and the Pheasant Ridge Winery.
Lubbock is widely known for its wine, but also for something a little more unidentified. In August 1951, a V-shaped formation of lights, later named the “Lubbock Lights,” was seen over the city, receiving national publicity. This event was regarded as one of the first great UFO cases and was considered credible because it was witnessed by several respected science professors of the present-day Texas Tech University and photographed by a student. The incident was proven to be real; however, the objects that were photographed have yet to be determined.
There are 11 historic towns with that one-of-a-kind West Texas charm surrounding the city of Lubbock. Eight of these towns are within 60 miles – Brownfield, Crosbyton, Floydada, Idalou, Levelland, Litlefield, Post, and Slaton. The other three – Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, Muleshoe, and Snyder – are no more than 109 miles away.
Why Lubbock Apartments Are Hot:
Family fun, art, culture, museums, wineries, UFOs, and nearby towns with tons of character; that’s all anyone could ask for. You’ll love living in one of these apartments in Lubbock as you wake up every day to the Texas charm and hospitality that radiates through the streets. As you begin to meet new people, you’ll soon find yourself in downtown Lubbock catching a movie or browsing through one of the local art galleries. You and your family could pick out a pumpkin to decorate your table or balcony at At’l Do Farms. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll fall in love with Lubbock.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Texas Tech University
- Texas Tech University Health Science Center
- Lubbock Christian University
- South Plains College
- Wayland Baptist University
Nearby Military Bases
- Buffalo Springs Lake features a marina, a beach, camping, fishing, hiking, and horseshoe pits.
- Golfing in Lubbock offers beautiful fairways and greens, such as those at Chaparral Ridge.
- A variety of shops can be found in Lubbock, from antique stores to cowboy outfitters to couture.
- The Recreational Trail, located at the Samuel W. Wahl Recreational Area, features scenic overlooks.
- College football fans will enjoy cheering on the Texas Tech Red Raiders, part of the Big 12 Conference.
- Historic sites in Lubbock include the Cactus Theater, Lubbock High School, and the Tubbs-Carlisle House.