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Rent Report
April 2017 Houston Rent Report

Houston rent prices decreased over the past month

In Houston, rents decreased by 0.2% over the past month, and prices are now 3.2% lower than last year. 1-bedrooms in Houston have a median rent of $1,110, while 2-bedrooms cost $1,400.

Houston is the 5th most expensive city for renters

  • Sugar Land: Sugar Land has the highest rent prices in the Houston metro. 2-bedrooms in Sugar Land cost $1,500, while 1-bedrooms rent for $1,260. Sugar Land also shows the metro’s fastest-growing rents, at a 9.7% increase over last year.
  • The Woodlands: The Woodlands is the 3rd most expensive city for renters. A 2-bedroom there has a median rent of $1,420, and 1-beds run $1,070. Rents in The Woodlands have decreased by 5.6% over the past year.
  • Pasadena: Pasadena has the 9th highest rents in the metro. Median rents in Pasadena are at $920 for 1-bedrooms and $1,220 for 2-bedrooms. Rents in Pasadena have decreased by 0.8% in the past year, and prices are down 0.5% in the last month.

Greater Heights is the most expensive neighborhood

  • Greater Heights: Greater Heights is the most expensive neighborhood in Houston for renters. 2-bedrooms there rent for $1,880, and 1-bedrooms run $1,400. Rents have decreased by 7.7% in the past year, though rents grew by 2.8% over the past month.
  • Eldridge - West Oaks: Despite a 0.6% decrease in rents over the last month, Eldridge - West Oaks has the 4th highest rents in Houston. 1- and 2-bedrooms there cost $960 and $1,280, respectively.
  • Southbelt - Ellington: Southbelt - Ellington shows the fastest-growing rents in Houston, with prices 4.5% higher than last year. A 2-bedroom there rents for $1,010, and 1-beds have a median rent of $840. Rent growth was flat over the last month.

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.

Neighborhood Median 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Greater Heights $1400 $1880 2.8% -7.7%
Uptown $1320 $1780 -0.1% -3.5%
Spring Branch West $1300 $1600 4.4% -0.2%
Eldridge - West Oaks $960 $1280 -0.6% -6.1%
Kingwood $1000 $1260 0.3% 1.0%
Woodlake - Briar Meadow $1020 $1230 -1.9% -1.7%
Briarforest $880 $1130 0.6% 2.2%
Southbelt - Ellington $840 $1010 0.0% 4.5%
Clear Lake $820 $1010 1.3% -3.3%
Gulfton $750 $990 -1.2% -10.2%


Apartment List Rent Report data is drawn monthly from the millions of listings on our site. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rents are calculated as the median for units available in the specified size and time period. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, taking the average price change for units available across both time periods.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List’s Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions in choosing a place to call home.

Houston Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Houston ranks on:
B- Overall satisfaction
C+ Safety and crime rate
A- Jobs and career opportunities
C+ Recreational activities
B+ Affordability
B Quality of schools
C+ Weather
C+ Commute time
A- State and local taxes
B- Public transit
C+ Pet-friendliness
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Houston from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“When it comes to topics that renters typically place a high priority upon, such as availability of jobs, Houston renters’ satisfaction is well above average,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Interestingly, ratings for Houston vary widely across other topics such as safety, schools, and access to parks.”

Key findings in Houston include the following:

  • Houston renters give their city a B- overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Houston were its local jobs and career opportunities category, as well as state and local taxes, which both received an A-.
  • Renters here seem to be generally satisfied with the quality of local schools (B), the cost of living in Houston (B+), and access to public transit (B-).
  • Categories like safety, commute time, and access to parks proved less satisfactory for renters, all receiving a rating of C+.
  • Millennial renters seem to be generally more satisfied with life in Houston than renters who are parents, giving the city an A- compared to a C+.
  • Relative to other large, Texan cities, renter satisfaction for Houston lands in the middle. Dallas renters gave their city a C+, while Austin renters gave out a B+.
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “I love that there is so much to do in Houston! There is always an event you have not heard of or a new place to try for dinner. The weather is awesome!… It's also a very diverse city. I am constantly learning about other cultures and have the opportunity to meet all different types of people.” —Megan S.
  • “Houston's assets are largely temporal as opposed to spatial. There are festivals, seasonal advantages, and a spirit of 'YES' that I love about this city. Also, I have…enjoyed the increased diversification in population, job opportunities, small business ownership, and infrastructure improvements. I don't need to tell anyone, I think lots o' folks have figured it out for themselves!!!” —Anon.
  • “I appreciate the abundance of opportunity for your career in Houston. But I hate the traffic; it takes 2 hours to go to the grocery store and home or to run a regular errand. There aren’t many options for convenient outdoor areas, and everyone has a car.” —Makenzie W.
  • “Houston weather is infamous for sunny one day and dark, cold, and raining the next day.” —Jose Z.