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810 Apartments for rent in Houston, TX

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Great Uptown
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58 Units Available
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
Alexan Lower Heights
2770 Summer Street, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,660
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,475
1301 sqft
ALEXAN LOWER HEIGHTS offers a decidedly modern and convenient apartment community. Located south of Houston’s historic Heights neighborhood and just minutes from downtown, you’ll find yourself in the center of almost everything Houston has to offer.
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38 Units Available
Fourth Ward
Broadstone Skyline
707 Saulnier St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,235
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
1182 sqft
In-unit washer and dryer. Stainless steel kitchen appliances. Tall ceilings. Residents have access to outdoor pool, private cabanas, 24-hour fitness center, business center and massage room.
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21 Units Available
Great Uptown
2626 Fountain View
2626 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,185
807 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,645
1255 sqft
Comfortable homes with stainless steel appliances and full-sized washer and dryer. Fitness center with cardio machines, free weights, and spinning room. Resident lounge with shuffleboard, billiards, and media center. Minutes to the Galleria.
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6 Units Available
Riviera East
Timber Run
13000 Woodforest Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$735
606 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$912
873 sqft
High-end features abound at these apartments. Gazebos, pool, expansive closets and lush landscaping create a welcoming community. Close to Houston's best restaurants and shopping between I-10, U.S. 90 and Sam Houston Tollway.
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15 Units Available
Medical Center
District 28
2828 Old Spanish Trl, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,173
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Designer homes with 10' ceilings, tile backsplashes, wood-style flooring. Fitness center open 24/7 with cardio and strength training, spinning room, massage room available for reservation. Resident lounge with latte and tea bar. Located within the Inner Loop, less than a mile to 288/South Freeway.
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38 Units Available
Woodlake - Briar Meadow
Tanglewood at Voss
7510 Burgoyne Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,147
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,380
1163 sqft
Spacious 1-2 bedroom apartments in Woodlake-Briar Meadow area near I-69 and abundant entertainment. Gourmet kitchens, intrusion alarms, in-unit W/D and custom cabinetry. Also features gated community, pools and resident lounge.
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20 Units Available
Westchase
The Columns at Westchase
3354 Rogerdale Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,040
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1051 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,565
1389 sqft
WELCOME TO THE COLUMNS AT WESTCHASEEnjoy suburban living at its finest in the heart of Houston at The Columns at Westchase! Westchase offers 1 to 3 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 692 to 1436 square feet.
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17 Units Available
Great Uptown
Woodway Square Apartments
1200 Winrock Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,126
919 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,780
1320 sqft
Nestled between the vibrant Galleria and Memorial areas of Houston, Texas. Spacious living rooms. Luxury homes feature crown molding, wood-burning fireplaces and rainfall shower heads. Two-acre park with off-leash dog park.
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25 Units Available
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
Azure
1111 Durham Dr, Houston, TX
Studio
$1,100
556 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,146
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,774
1112 sqft
This community is near Cleveland Park, Buffalo Bayou, and Katy Freeway. Amenities include a business center, club room, garage parking, and fitness center. Apartments feature quartz countertops, Bluetooth speaker integration, and stainless steel appliances.
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Last updated July 9 at 08:05pm
2 Units Available
The Museum District
5504 La Branch
5504 La Branch Street, Houston, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,095
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Large One Bedroom Near Herman Park - *Walk Score: 71* Newly renovated one bedroom near Herman Park, an easy walk to museums, restaurants, and other attractions, in the heart of Houston's desirable Museum District.
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27 Units Available
MacGregor
Broadstone Lofts at Hermann Park
1 Hermann Park Ct, Houston, TX
Studio
$1,135
700 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,095
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,540
1162 sqft
High ceilings and open floor plans with kitchen islands. Exposed brick walls and ductwork. Fitness center with cardio and resistance machines, plus free weights and a private studio for yoga/pilates. Within blocks of the Braes Bayou walking trails.
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18 Units Available
Woodlake - Briar Meadow
Terra at Piney Point
8787 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,021
763 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
1045 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,510
1323 sqft
A short distance from the Energy Corridor, this property has opted to save energy by becoming a green community. In-unit amenities include walk-in closets, hardwood flooring. Shopping and dining along Westheimer Road are minutes away.
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33 Units Available
Braeswood Place
Braeswood Place
3838 N Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,145
926 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,585
1466 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,230
1606 sqft
This luxurious community is located in a prestigious neighborhood and offers everything from one-bedroom apartments to three-story townhomes. Brays Bayou is right across the street. Recently renovated units offer stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.
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16 Units Available
Eldridge - West Oaks
Villages of Briar Forest
14504 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$837
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
1012 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,428
1256 sqft
Villages of Briar Forest Apartments in Houston, Texas offer a European-styled exterior with an expansive swimming pool for relaxing. Spacious, updated units in a variety of floor plans.
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45 Units Available
Memorial
Broadstone Energy Park
880 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$951
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,360
1223 sqft
Modern yet traditional, Broadstone Energy Park apartments are the height of luxury. With walk-in closets, a 24-hour gym, clubhouse, fire pit and a pristine lap pool, it's difficult to know what to love most!
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26 Units Available
Astrodome
Equinox
2950 Old Spanish Trl, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,095
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,415
1176 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,945
1412 sqft
Spacious apartments with granite counters, beautiful wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Washer and dryer included. Sun deck with swimming pool, fitness center, game room, business center and dog park. Near Texas Medical Campus.
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17 Units Available
Eldridge - West Oaks
Silverado Apartments
1335 Silverado Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$789
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,002
965 sqft
The lush greenery of Silverado Apartments makes for a relaxing home that's fully equipped for outdoor grilling on the patio or taking a dip in the secluded outdoor pool.
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6 Units Available
Southbelt - Ellington
Sage Hollow Apartments
10700 Fuqua St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$915
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$968
949 sqft
Apartment homes feature washer and dryer along with walk-in closet to store those clean clothes. Onsite pool and courtyard provides a relaxing home environment, and Fuqua Street is loaded with restaurants and shopping.
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30 Units Available
Carrington at Barker Cypress
7202 Barker Cypress Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,015
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,345
1225 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,735
1523 sqft
Spacious apartments in a luxurious community with pool, carport, and business center. Alarm system for added security. Units feature laundry, hardwood floors, A/C, and large closets.
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14 Units Available
Lazy Brook - Timbergrove
The Gardens Apartments
1660 W TC Jester Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$737
508 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$989
911 sqft
An oasis located near the beautiful White Oak Bayou and Timbergrove Manor Park. These pet friendly units are fully equipped and located on attractive park area with 24-hour emergency maintenance.
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35 Units Available
MacGregor
The Villas at Hermann Park
6301 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,160
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1136 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,330
1628 sqft
Newly renovated apartments with hardwood flooring, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit fireplaces. Handsome community offers outdoor recreation areas, pool, grill area, and a fully equipped gym. Just minutes from Hermann Park Golf Course.
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Last updated July 9 at 09:41pm
11 Units Available
Great Uptown
Tanglebrook Apartments
1410 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,029
915 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,272
1249 sqft
All units have eat-in kitchens, dishwashers and sunken living rooms. Tenants have access to community secret gardens, courtyard and swimming pool. Located with convenient access to I-69 for an easy commute.
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24 Units Available
Southbelt - Ellington
Carrington Park at Gulf Pointe
11666 Gulf Pointe Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$887
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,279
1263 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,474
1523 sqft
Off Sabo Road, Carrington Park at Gulf Pointe offers amenities including a gym, swimming pool, modern kitchens, outdoor living space in a pet friendly environment. Stay close to downtown with easy access to I-45.
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7 Units Available
Energy Corridor
The Legend at Park Ten
15000 Park Row, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$945
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,232
1043 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,498
1312 sqft
Community is adjacent to Bear Creek Pioneer Park. Resort-style pool is accented with landscaped gardens. All apartments have walk-in closets, high ceilings and patios.

Median Rent in Houston

Last updated Jun. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston is $837, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,025.
Studio
$739
1 Bed
$837
2 Beds
$1,025
3+ Beds
$1,397
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.

July 2020 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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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July 2020 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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 significantly over the past month

Houston rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, and are down moderately by 0.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Houston stand at $838 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,025 for a two-bedroom. This is the third 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 -0.1%, 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.

    • Pasadena has the least expensive rents in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,020; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.3%.
    • Sugar Land has the most expensive rents in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,534; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 1.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.

    Houston rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

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

    • Although rents across cities in Texas have varied, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.2% in Dallas whereas rents have fallen 0.1% in Austin.
    • Houston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,025 is below the national average of $1,192. 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 (+1.9%), Las Vegas (+0.6%), and Memphis (+0.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Houston than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,035, 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
    $1,030
    -0.4%
    -0.9%
    Pasadena
    $830
    $1,020
    0
    1.3%
    Pearland
    $1,100
    $1,350
    -0.5%
    -0.3%
    League City
    $1,210
    $1,480
    0.4%
    -1.2%
    Sugar Land
    $1,250
    $1,530
    -0.8%
    -1.4%
    Baytown
    $870
    $1,070
    -0.1%
    -1.1%
    Missouri City
    $1,170
    $1,440
    -0.2%
    -0.6%
    Conroe
    $890
    $1,090
    -0.1%
    -0.6%
    Spring
    $1,120
    $1,370
    -0.2%
    -0.6%
    Galveston
    $890
    $1,080
    0.2%
    -0.3%
    Texas City
    $900
    $1,100
    0
    0.4%
    Rosenberg
    $840
    $1,030
    0.3%
    -3.1%
    Lake Jackson
    $770
    $940
    0.1%
    -3.8%
    Stafford
    $1,020
    $1,240
    -0.5%
    1.2%
    Humble
    $1,050
    $1,280
    -0.3%
    -0.1%
    Richmond
    $1,000
    $1,220
    0.1%
    -1%
    Tomball
    $1,000
    $1,230
    0.3%
    1.8%
    Webster
    $1,000
    $1,230
    0.1%
    -1.4%
    Magnolia
    $970
    $1,180
    0.4%
    -1.4%
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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 $739 for a studio, $837 for a 1-bedroom, $1,025 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,397 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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