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36 Apartments for rent in Baytown, TX

Last updated February 23 at 3:27pm UTC
7718 Veranda Drive
Baytown, TX
Updated February 23 at 9:10am UTC
4 Bedrooms
8211 Montego Bay
Baytown, TX
Updated January 3 at 11:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
If you’re looking for the quintessential blue-collar town with an industrial vibe (and who isn’t?), head for Baytown, Texas. This is the place “where oil and water really do mix,” according to the city’s savvy public relations folks, and you better believe that’s a tall order: this city of 70,000 sits on the north shore of Galveston Bay surrounded by the San Jacinto river on the west and the Trinity river on the east. Plus it’s Texas, so of course it has lots of oil (and hairspray), too, including the largest oil refinery in the United States. Then, you’ve got your massive chemical plants, such as Chevron Phillips Chemical, Bayer, Exxon Chemical and others and, while some people will tell you that Baytown is toxic from the chemicals and oil, we say that’s just conspiracy talk and it is one mighty fine bay city to call home. Don’t believe us? Read on, dear skeptic!
‘Neighborhood’ is so clique-y

Although Baytown is a city in its own right, folks tend to think of it more as a Houston ‘burb. Because of this, it doesn’t have clearly defined neighborhoods and everyone seems fine with that. Apartment prices are spread across the map and are entirely dependent on the complex in question, so budget accommodations may sit directly adjacent to stylish luxury units and more than likely, the tenants of both are on friendly terms. Baytown also boasts almost 50 parks spread around the city, so no matter where you choose to live you should always be within a stone’s throw of outdoor activities and the inevitable body of water. The Baytown Nature Center on Crystal Bay is the granddaddy of all the parks, with over 450 acres of wetlands, bird sanctuaries and places for us humans to hang out and enjoy the scenery, so places near here may have slightly higher rents but some seriously nice views.

In-house Barista included

‘Ya gotta hand it to Baytown apartment owners, they sure know how to pamper their tenants. Depending on the complex, you may find free cable T.V., a huge, well-appointed athletic center, a social coordinator whose sole purpose is to throw lavish fetes for the residents (are you serious?), and pet parks where your lovable ball of fluff can take a break from chewing your shoes and run free as a bird. One complex even claims an on-site Starbucks for all your morning caffeination needs. And how much will all this innovation set you back? Apartments in Baytown start as staggeringly low as $375 a month, ranging up to $1,400, while condos run between $675 and $1,350, so you’ll have plenty of expendable income left for those morning lattes.

Dollars and cents

Some Baytown complexes have income requirements – low income, that is. Be prepared to show proof of your piddley paycheck if you plan to rent in one of these. Then, of course, there are the apartment complexes that go the other way and want to see proof that you make at least three times the monthly rent and have the right hairstylist, so get your pay stubs and appointment books in order.

Security deposits are surprisingly low in Baytown, although most want a one year lease. Definitely shop around here because some complexes will offer a no-deposit or low-deposit special, or you may even be able to get the first month for some ridiculously low amount, like $99. If you have pets, you’ll be charged an extra deposit and, depending on the complex, it may be non-refundable. Some apartment buildings also have breed and weight restrictions so you may have trouble sneaking in your Great Dane, or, say, rhinoceros named Spot.

Drag Racing and Mozart: the perfect date night

Baytown may lose some of the attention to Houston and the longtime oil industry, but to be fair, the city makes strides every year in creating a lively atmosphere for its many and varied residents. There’s an active community theater, a drag racing park, and even a symphony orchestra, and all of those are on top of that cherished Texas pastime, high school football. Believe it or not, Baytown’s got big waterfront views and enough small-town charm to knock your socks off, so get out there and snag the lily pad of your dreams.

Rent Report

February 2018 Baytown Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2018 Baytown Rent Report. Baytown rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Baytown rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Baytown rents declined over the past month

Baytown rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up significantly by 4.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Baytown stand at $850 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,040 for a two-bedroom. Baytown's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.5%, as well as the national average of 2.6%.

Rents rising across the Houston Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Baytown, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Houston metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Friendswood has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,390, while one-bedrooms go for $1,140.
  • Over the past year, Missouri City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 4.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,430, while one-bedrooms go for $1,170.
  • Sugar Land has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,560; rents increased 0.6% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
  • Pasadena has the least expensive rents in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $970; rents decreased 1.9% over the past month and 0.2% over the past year.

Baytown rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased significantly in Baytown, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. Baytown is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 2.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.2% in Dallas, 1.6% in San Antonio, and 0.2% in Austin.
  • Baytown's median two-bedroom rent of $1,040 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year compared to the 4.9% rise in Baytown.
  • While Baytown's rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), Seattle (+2.4%), and Los Angeles (+2.0%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Baytown than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Baytown.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Houston $840 $1,020 -0.2% 2.7%
Pasadena $790 $970 -1.9% -0.2%
Pearland $1,100 $1,350 0.5% 4.1%
League City $1,220 $1,490 -1.2% 3.0%
Sugar Land $1,280 $1,560 0.1% 0.6%
Baytown $850 $1,040 -0.1% 4.9%
Missouri City $1,170 $1,430 -4.3%
Conroe $870 $1,070 0.1% 3.6%
Spring $1,090 $1,340 -0.2% 0.9%
Friendswood $1,140 $1,390 0.7% 5.7%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.