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825 Apartments for rent in Houston, TX

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Oak Forest - Garden Oaks
Adobe Springs
3700 Watonga Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$669
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$910
934 sqft
Minutes from I-10, with convenient access to city's downtown. Spacious one and two bedroom homes with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, and hardwood flooring. Pet-friendly, with a fitness center and a swimming pool.
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24 Units Available
Willow Bend
13949 Bammel North Houston Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$730
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
945 sqft
Pet-friendly homes with on-site laundry, walk-in closets and carpeted floors. Community amenities include a swimming pool and 24-hour maintenance. One- and two-bedroom units with extra storage room.
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42 Units Available
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The Towers at Clear Lake
18707 Egret Bay Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$870
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,110
1146 sqft
Spacious living with modern updates: vinyl plank flooring, modern kitchens with granite countertops, and glass backsplashes. On-site amenities include a clubhouse, picnic area, private fishing pier and boat docks.
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43 Units Available
Midtown
Calais Midtown
3210 Louisiana St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,119
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,689
1333 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,199
1724 sqft
Located close by Theater District, Houston Zoo, The Galleria and more. Just 15 minutes to nearby universities like Rice and University of Houston. Units include full-size washer and dryer, slab granite counters and microwaves.
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40 Units Available
Coles Crossing
12500 Barker Cypress Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$989
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,219
1126 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,349
1361 sqft
Coles Crossing in Cypress, Texas, offer lovely garden apartments in a park-like setting. Amenities include private balconies, open kitchens, high ceilings and a resort pool on the property.
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26 Units Available
Kingwood
Bala Woods
23200 Forest North Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$989
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,309
1202 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Close to I-69 and Northpark Plaza Drive. Modern apartments with bathtub, fully equipped kitchen and fireplace. Pleasant community includes a pool, business center and 24-hour gym.
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29 Units Available
Woodlake - Briar Meadow
Arbor On Richmond
3401 Ocee St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$700
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$840
950 sqft
Offering 1-2 bedroom units, this complex is near Hwy. 59 and the 610 Loop. Pet-friendly amenities, air conditioning, ceiling fans, dishwashers and extra storage in all units. Some include hardwood floors and recent renovation.
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30 Units Available
MacGregor
Verdir at Hermann Park
2380 S Macgregor Way, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,020
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,552
1247 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Located close to the Hermann Park Golf Course and Houston Zoo. Spacious apartments with varied floor plans and large, walk-in closets. Laid-back community with pool, clubhouse and cool coffee bar!
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143 Units Available
Northside - Northline
La Casita
313 Sunnyside St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$686
644 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$851
998 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,116
1241 sqft
All utilities are included in this centrally located community. Interstate 45 provides easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Onsite playground and laundry. Units include walk-in closets.
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106 Units Available
Great Uptown
Creole on Yorktown
2400 Yorktown St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,185
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1094 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,755
1318 sqft
Community spans 18-acres and includes a peaceful courtyard, large swimming pool and fully-equipped business center. Laundry on-site. Units have a/c, huge walk-in closets and fireplaces. Private patio/balcony with courtyard views.
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Midtown
The Travis
3300 Main Street, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,970
922 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,405
1544 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$10,220
2673 sqft
Welcome to The Travis, offering 30 luxurious stories in the neighborhood's most dramatic apartment tower. Sheer vibrancy establishes The Travis as a Midtown landmark.
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9 Units Available
Alief
Woodstone Manor
10250 Lands End Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$810
631 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,055
1033 sqft
Peaceful community with resort-style pool, Jacuzzi and courtyards. Located close to shopping, dining and entertainment, with easy access to the Southwest Freeway. Units are bright and spacious with a variety of layouts.
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13 Units Available
Atascocita Pines Apartments
230 Atascocita Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$829
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$994
1064 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,145
1174 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Atascocita Pines Apartments in Houston. View photos, descriptions and more!
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46 Units Available
Great Uptown
The Millennium High Street
4410 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,365
945 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,074
1258 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,885
1350 sqft
These brand new, open floor plan apartments feature stylish wood floors, exposed brick, patios/balconies, and high ceilings. Select homes even have Apple TVs.
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2 Units Available
MacGregor
Nubia Square Apartments
3711 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$830
643 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$855
859 sqft
Located just north of Brays Bayou, these 1- to 3-bedroom apartments offer amenities like air conditioning, bathtubs, carpets, dishwashers, garbage disposals and refrigerators. The community features a clubhouse and courtyard.
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41 Units Available
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Aria at Stancliff
10919 Stancliff Road, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,055
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
934 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1321 sqft
Are you searching for superb apartment home living in Houston, Texas? Let me introduce you to a brand new community that is coming to our neighborhood. Aria at Stancliff will be nearby many restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.
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34 Units Available
Neartown - Montrose
The Viv on West Dallas
2210 W Dallas St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,090
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,370
1054 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,945
1328 sqft
Cosmopolitan, fully furnished apartments in Neartown Montrose. All units come with air conditioner, dishwasher and patio or balcony. Clubhouse includes gym, pool, garage and free internet access. Fully handicapped accessible.
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6 Units Available
Lancaster
20100 Park Row, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,002
999 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,153
1259 sqft
Upscale homes in a quiet, laid-back neighborhood. Pool, playground, fire pit, and business center for tenants to enjoy. Units have A/C, patio/balcony, dishwasher, and W/D hookup. Spacious layouts.
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23 Units Available
Astrodome
Monarch Medical Center
8380 El Mundo St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$905
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
865 sqft
Lush landscaping with creeks. Fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights. Walk-in closet with each bedroom. Immediate access to I-610 and 288.
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93 Units Available
Nassau Bay
The Caroline
1235 East Nasa Parkway, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,445
848 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,215
1349 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Now is the time to enjoy luxurious apartment living in Clear Lake, Texas.
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21 Units Available
Greenway - Upper Kirby
Olympia at Willowick Park
3939 W Alabama St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$2,050
1231 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,050
1657 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Quartz countertops and tile backsplashes for sophisticated design. On-site spa and salon. 8th floor resident lounge with views of the Houston skyline. On-site bicycle storage and maintenance. Reach I-610 and I-69/Southwest Freeway within minutes.
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105 Units Available
Acres Home
Villa Nueva
5300 West Gulf Bank Road, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$585
621 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$735
949 sqft
Welcome to Villa Nueva Apartments, where quality apartment living awaits you! These beautiful apartments are located in the northwest area of Houston; conveniently situated near a variety of restaurants, schools, shopping centers, and community
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126 Units Available
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
The Westcott
929 Westcott Street, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$2,350
959 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
1882 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,350
2082 sqft
Charm that inspires. Details that delight. Introducing The Westcott, the newest gem coming to Memorial Park. Experience an elevated lifestyle with pampered services such as complimentary valet and 24-hour concierge.
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11 Units Available
Gulfton
Mapletree Garden Apartments
6050 Glenmont Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$660
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$930
1282 sqft
Mapletree Gardens is a garden style apartment community located in southwest Houston only 3 miles from the renowned Galleria Area.

Median Rent in Houston

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston is $836, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,023.
Studio
$737
1 Bed
$836
2 Beds
$1,023
3+ Beds
$1,395
City GuideHouston
'Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.' (Neil Armstrong)

When then-President of the Republic of Texas Sam Houston incorporated the City of Houston in 1837, the prevailing industry was railroad construction. A lot has changed since then, but the city’s passion for modes of transportation has not (think NASA and oil tycoons). Too bad a mass transit system consistently fails to inspire our local legislators... So whether you travel via steam engine or shuttle rocket, you’re going to need somewhere to park your vessel in this city of over two million. It doesn’t take a regular Space Camp attendee to find a great apartment in Houston, but we hope this guide furnishes some enlightenment for your odyssey. Happy hunting!

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Space shuttle at Houston Space Center

Williams Waterwall in Uptown Houston

Ducking around at Hermann Park

Summer in the City

Two must-knows for Houston apartment hunting concern the seasonal implications of 30 degrees latitude.

  • Garage Parking: Summers in Houston are consistently scorching. (This is Big Sky country, after all.) Regardless of what your car seats are made of—leather, cloth, old basketballs signed by Hakeem Olajuwon and the 1995 Rockets—you don’t want to traverse the gates of hell every time you need to drive somewhere. Seeking out that apartment complex with garage parking may save you this minor discomfort and only cost a $50/month more. However, if you can't get garage parking a lot of communities also offer covered parking for no additional charge. 

  • The Pool Scene: Houston is HOT, HOT, HOT. But don't worry, many of the apartments have invested in ways to help their residents stay cool or at least have fun in the heat. Pools at these apartments look more like resort pools than your local YMCA.  You'll find many that have invested in infinity pools and pools with built in lounge chairs (in the water!) or zero entry edges. Make sure to grab your towel and flip-flops. 

Inside the Loop

Houstonians who live inside the 610 Loop (“ITL” for your keyword searching convenience), which forms the inner web of commerce including Downtown, the Heights, the area around Rice University, and other such historic neighborhoods, can be notoriously arrogant. In a city where most of the population owns a personal vehicle, this provincialism can seem ridiculous. OTLers (those “outside the Loop”) consistently doubt the existence of good reasons to travel inside 610, claiming their lives are less stressful and just as exciting as ITLers. But there are good reasons to consider living ITL. Namely:

  • Proximity to Downtown, accessible from most points ITL via the newly constructed METRORail. 
  • Memorial Park, the largest urban greenspace in the Houston Metro area, containing a golf course, tennis courts, an aquatics center, and miles of running trails.
  • H.E.B. Central Market on Westheimer is the Mecca for Houston foodies. Sample new cheeses, pick out a specialty wine, and gain access to some of the best local produce at this Midtown gem.
  • Pet Friendliness, access to the outdoors in side the loop is a little more limited than outside the loop.  The savvy apartment communities know renters love their pets and have invested in dog parks and even in building dog washes to attract the pet friendly apartment searcher.  
Alright, enough sidestepping. Let’s get to the neighborhoods!

Downtown: Downtown Houston feels extremely corporate and business-like. If you aren’t comfortable seeing oil tycoons in suits hobnob it at Starbucks all day, then this might not be the district for you. Downtown also shuts down around 10pm—there aren’t too many late night or 24-hour spots for you party animals. If you want nightlife, you’ll have to head west to Midtown or Washington. That said, the area affectionately known as EaDo (“East Downtown”) has some wonderful surprises, including some of the best Chinese buffets in town… $550/month for an historic one-bedroom in EaDo. Compare that with studio lofts in the CBD: upwards of $1000/month!

The Eastern Wards: Residential development originally sprawled westward out from Downtown, the originally professional class settling in the Fourth Ward and leaving points east to industrial and shipping uses. That’s not to say there aren’t some decent neighborhoods: University of Houston sits smack in the middle of the Third Ward, which ensures some measure of stability. Don’t pay much over $600/month (utilities included) for a modest-sized two-bedroom condo near U of H. Checking out the Orange Show on Munger St. is a must. 

Midtown: Running west out from Downtown, this is the “it” area for young, artsy, professionals. West Alabama has the historic Angelika Theatre, and Washington Ave. is the new (moneyed) hipster location. This neighborhood still has that urban, commercial feel, but it’s that of a smaller city. Most folks who live here rarely find it necessary to head east of the Gulf Freeway. Seriously, all the culture and amenities one needs can be found on Westheimer St. Don’t go too far past Shepherd or you’ll land in River Oaks, one of the oldest in richest communities in the U.S. Luxury apartments and lofts on Washington go for around $1000/month and typically come with hardwood floors and in-unit washer and dryers,  two bedrooms start at $1500/month. Head south for more reasonable rates: $700-$800/month for one-bedrooms (Jacuzzi included?!) off Montrose.

The Heights: A wonderfully diverse and historic neighborhood (master-planned in 1891, it features Victorian mansions alongside quaint single-family homes), the Heights enjoys great access to major freeways: I-10, which will take you into the CBD or west to Katy; and I-45, which will take you north to the airport or the Woodlands. Professional folks who can’t afford to live in Midtown plus young families give the Heights a laid-back feel. Nicer one-bedroom apartments will top out at $1000/month. Look for a two- or three-bedroom Victorian and you’ll save $200-$300/month per head.

West University: Named for Rice University’s majestic presence, this area boasts an impressive number of museums (concentrated in the aptly named “Museum District”), Hermann Park (the only real rival to Memorial Park), and the Houston Zoo. The driftwood-framed Ginger Man in Rice Village shopping center is arguably the best beer bar in town. Two-bedroom apartments with hardwood floors run $1300/month and up; a little more than half that for only one bedroom. Expect covered parking in this neighborhood. (But if not, don’t fret: there are so many trees you’ll be fine on the street.)

Between 610 and the Beltway: The graphically tubular zone between the Loop and Beltway 8 (also called the Sam Houston Tollway) is the first legitimately “suburban” area after one leaves central Houston. These communities are oftentimes still historic—picture wide, oak-lined streets and large porches—but more spread out. The sacrifice one makes in moving OTL is that city feel: there are definitely highly-trafficked commercial districts (the Galleria in Woodway is a prime example), but they’re more likely to be massive malls amidst a moat of parking possibilities than ye olde main street. Here are a few neighborhoods OTL you’d best be acquainted with. 

Bellaire: Just outside the southwest corner of the Loop, Bellaire lives up to its California namesake. The Galleria shopping center (poodles, Versace, etc.) perches just north of Hwy. 59, South Rice Ave. linking it to Bellaire Blvd. (Wait, what??!)$700-$800/month for one-bedrooms, higher if you’d like to be closer to the Medical Center in case of an emergency.

Memorial: As you travel west along I-10, the communities on either side of the freeway are broken up into independent incorporated “villages”: Bunker Hill, Piney Point, Hunter’s Creek, Hedwig.  The Houston Country Club imparts an appropriate aura to this region. It’s where the “good ol’ boys” reside. $450-$600/month for efficiency one-bedrooms, higher for luxury apartments closer to the Galleria.

Aldine: A good choice if you’re going to be spending most of your weekends (or weekdays, for that matter) at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which stretches north of the Beltway but is easily accessed from Aldine. This very inexpensive area (you get what you pay for, remember) offers one-bedrooms for $500/month max. Add $100/month for another room.

Find an apartment for rent in Houston, TX

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August 2020 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Houston Rent Report. Houston rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Houston rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2020 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Houston Rent Report. Houston rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Houston rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Houston rents declined slightly over the past month

Houston rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and are down moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Houston stand at $836 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,023 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Houston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.2%, as well as the national average of 0.2%.

    Rents falling across the Houston Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Houston over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Houston metro for which we have data, 9 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Sugar Land has the most expensive rents in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,531; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 1.9% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Pasadena is the only city in the metro that has seen rents rise, with a year-over-year increase of 1.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,025, while one-bedrooms go for $837.
    • Houston proper has the least expensive rents in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,023; rents decreased 0.2% over the past month and 1.0% over the past year.

    Houston rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen moderately in Houston, other large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Houston is also more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

    • Although rents across cities in Texas have been slightly decreasing, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have fallen by 0.2% in Dallas, 0.6% in Austin, and 0.7% in San Antonio.
    • Houston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,023 is below the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Houston fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Memphis (+0.7%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Houston than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,001, which is nearly three times the price in Houston.

    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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Houston
    $840
    $1,020
    -0.2%
    -1%
    Pasadena
    $840
    $1,020
    0.5%
    1.5%
    Pearland
    $1,100
    $1,350
    0.1%
    -0.6%
    League City
    $1,220
    $1,490
    0.9%
    -1%
    Sugar Land
    $1,250
    $1,530
    -0.2%
    -1.9%
    Baytown
    $880
    $1,070
    0.1%
    -1.2%
    Missouri City
    $1,170
    $1,440
    0
    0
    Conroe
    $890
    $1,090
    0.4%
    -0.8%
    Spring
    $1,120
    $1,370
    0
    -0.6%
    Galveston
    $890
    $1,090
    0.5%
    -1.4%
    Texas City
    $900
    $1,110
    0.1%
    -0.3%
    Rosenberg
    $840
    $1,030
    0.5%
    -1.7%
    Lake Jackson
    $770
    $940
    0.5%
    -2%
    Stafford
    $1,010
    $1,240
    -0.3%
    0
    Humble
    $1,050
    $1,280
    -0.2%
    0.1%
    Richmond
    $1,020
    $1,240
    1.4%
    0.7%
    Tomball
    $1,010
    $1,240
    0.5%
    1.4%
    Webster
    $1,010
    $1,240
    1.1%
    0.5%
    Magnolia
    $970
    $1,190
    0.8%
    -0.5%
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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.

    Methodology:

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Houston’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Houston renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List...

    View full Houston Renter Survey

    Here’s how Houston ranks on:

    B+
    Overall satisfaction
    B-
    Safety and crime rate
    A-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    B
    Recreational activities
    A
    Affordability
    B+
    Quality of schools
    A-
    Social Life
    C
    Weather
    B-
    Commute time
    A
    State and local taxes
    B-
    Public transit
    B+
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Houston’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Houston renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

    Key Findings in Houston include the following:

    • Houston renters gave their city a B+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Houston were affordability and state and local taxes, which both received A grades.
    • The areas of concern to Houston renters are weather (C) and public transit (B-).
    • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B+, while renters who are parents are equally satisfied, also scoring the city a B+.
    • Houston earned similar scores compared to other cities in Texas, including Austin (A-), Dallas (B) and San Antonio (A-).
    • Houston did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Atlanta (B) and Miami (C+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "Houston is a great place to live! It’s family oriented but also has a booming nightlife that caters to all Houstonians. The traffic, at times, can be a headache, but there is always opportunity for either public transportation or expressways to get around the city." -Jessica
    • "Houston is a nice place to live. There are a lot of opportunities and it’s a great place if you are looking for a change. Transportation ins’t great if you don’t have a car." -Anon.
    • "I love the city because it’s very diverse; so many cultures mix in one place. But I hate that the weather is extremely hot!" -Mauricio
    • "Houston has good growth, great food, and a short winter." -Joe H.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Houston?
    In Houston, the median rent is $737 for a studio, $836 for a 1-bedroom, $1,023 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,395 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Houston, check out our monthly Houston Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Houston?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Houston include Great Uptown, Eldridge West Oaks, Woodlake Briar Meadow, Clear Lake, and Southbelt Ellington.
    How pet-friendly is Houston?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Houston received a letter grade of B+ for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Houston?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Houston received a letter grade of A- for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Houston?
    Houston renters gave their city a letter grade of B+ when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Houston did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What is social life like in Houston?
    Houston renters gave their city a letter grade of A- when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how Houston did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Houston?
    Some of the colleges located in the Houston area include University of Houston-Clear Lake, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Community College, University of Houston-Downtown, and University of Houston. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Houston?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Houston from include Pasadena, The Woodlands, Spring, Pearland, and Conroe.

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