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474 apartments for rent in Houston, TX

Last updated July 29 at 8:48PM
West and Fondren
8820 Westheimer Rd
Updated July 29 at 8:29PM
1 Bed
$1,222
2 Bed
$1,875
Skyhouse Main
1725 Main St
Updated July 29 at 5:38PM
Studio
$1,281
1 Bed
$1,410
2 Bed
$2,112
The Millennium Kirby
7600 Kirby Dr
Updated July 29 at 8:27PM
1 Bed
$1,315
2 Bed
$2,200
3 Bed
$2,850
The Carter
4 Chelsea Blvd
Updated July 29 at 5:38PM
1 Bed
$1,960
2 Bed
$3,268
3 Bed
$5,010
The Redford
1221 Redford Rd
Updated July 13 at 7:30PM
1 Bed
$775
2 Bed
$890
3 Bed
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Pearl Washington
5454 Washington Ave
Updated July 29 at 8:29PM
1 Bed
$1,590
2 Bed
$2,060
3 Bed
$3,265
Pearl City Centre
10402 Town and Country Way
Updated July 29 at 8:29PM
1 Bed
$1,465
2 Bed
$2,425
Pearl Woodlake
2033 S Gessner Rd
Updated July 29 at 8:29PM
1 Bed
$1,225
2 Bed
$1,800
3 Bed
$2,400
The Slate
935 N Wilcrest Dr
Updated July 29 at 8:47PM
1 Bed
$1,325
2 Bed
$2,020
3 Bed
$4,175
SkyHouse River Oaks
2031 Westcreek Ln
Updated July 29 at 8:34PM
Studio
$1,440
1 Bed
$1,610
2 Bed
$2,465
Pearl @ the Mix
2910 Milam St
Updated July 29 at 8:29PM
1 Bed
$1,550
2 Bed
$2,510
Alta West End
4020 Koehler St
Updated July 13 at 8:35PM
Studio
$1,318
1 Bed
$1,483
2 Bed
$2,209
Parkside at Memorial
777 S Mayde Crk
Updated July 13 at 7:28PM
1 Bed
$1,325
2 Bed
$2,100
3 Bed
$2,650
Sterling Point
6601 Dunlap St
Updated July 13 at 7:15PM
1 Bed
$610
2 Bed
$825
Village at Piney Point
8600 Woodway Dr
Updated July 29 at 5:46PM
1 Bed
$799
2 Bed
$925
Elan Memorial Park
920 Westcott St
Updated July 29 at 8:48PM
1 Bed
$1,625
2 Bed
$2,450
Pearl Residences At CityCentre
10401 Town and Country Way
Updated July 29 at 8:29PM
1 Bed
$1,830
2 Bed
$3,455
3 Bed
$4,195
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City Guide
Houston
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.

  • Budgeting for A/C: Some landlords will offer “all bills paid” contracts. These complexes are usually built before 1973 and can offer either air conditioning for each apartment (i.e., a thermostat in your apartment—the best option) or a centralized thermostat. Check up on what the situation is before you leap for one of these deals. If you’re not lucky enough to find an all bills paid apartment (there aren’t as many as there used to be…), expect to spend about $150/month in the hottest summer months for a/c.

  • 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. Seedy Montrose is LGBT-friendly, 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. (Translation: “apartments” in this neighborhood are where the au pairs live.) 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.

Hating on Houston was so 2005. Tell all your poser friends to get real and leave Austin for the Bayou City next weekend—cause you’re about to land one heck of a Houston habitat.

Rent Report
Houston
August 2016 Houston Rent Report

Houston rents decreased by 0.8% over the past month

In Houston, rents decreased 0.8% between June and July, and are up 0.1% over last year. A 1-bedroom in Houston has a median rent of $1,160, while a 2-bedroom costs $1,500.

After Houston, Sugar Land is the most expensive city for renters

  • Sugar Land: Sugar Land is the 2nd most expensive city in the Houston metro, just behind the city of Houston. 2-bedrooms in Sugar Land go for $1,500, while a 1-bedroom has a median rent of $1,170. Sugar Land rents decreased 5.2% in the past year, the biggest decline of any city in the Houston metro.
  • Katy: Katy shows the 3rd highest rents. 2-bedrooms there have a median rent of $1,460, and 1-bedrooms cost $1,050. Rents in Katy are up 0.5% year-over-year.
  • Pearland: Pearland places 4th for highest rents. A 2-bedroom in Pearland costs $1,420, and 1-bedrooms have a median rent of $1,080.

Downtown Houston is the most expensive neighborhood in Houston

  • Downtown Houston: Downtown Houston takes the lead as most expensive neighborhood in Houston. A 2-bedroom downtown runs $2,500, while a 1-bedroom costs $1,650. Although Downtown Houston has the highest neighborhood rents, prices have actually dropped by 5.4% in the past year, the most of any Houston neighborhood.
  • Midtown: Midtown places 3rd for most expensive Houston neighborhood. 2-bedrooms have a median rent of $2,090, and 1-bedrooms cost $1,560.
  • Greenway - Upper Kirby: Greenway - Upper Kirby is the 5th most expensive neighborhood for renters in Houston. 2-bedrooms there cost $1,990, while 1-bedrooms have a median rent of $1,490. Rents in Greenway - Upper Kirby are up 1.1% over July 2015, making it one of the few Houston neighborhoods to show year-over-year growth.

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.

Houston Neighborhood Price Map

City Median 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Houston $1160 $1500 -0.8% 0.1%
Sugar Land $1170 $1500 0.1% -5.2%
Katy $1050 $1460 0.3% 0.5%
Pearland $1080 $1420 -1.9% -2.8%
Richmond $1010 $1390 0.1% 2.2%
Conroe $960 $1280 -1.0% 1.9%
Spring $980 $1210 -0.2% -1.3%
Humble $850 $1100 -0.1% 0.7%
Pasadena $850 $1030 0.3% 5.4%
Baytown $750 $890 0.6% -3.7%

Methodology:

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:
A- Plans for homeownership
D City satisfaction
A Confidence in the local economy
C- Safety and crime rate
C- Access to recreational activities
C+ Quality of schools
B+ State and local taxes
B Satisfaction with daily commute
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Houston's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Houston received the lowest scores in Texas, lagging behind Austin, San Antonio, and cities in the Dallas metro," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and renter concerns with Houston's crime rate and access to recreation may affect its ability to attract this demographic."

Key findings in Houston include the following:

  • Houston renters give their city a D overall. This puts Houston at 83rd place out of 100 cities nationwide.
  • Like many cities in Texas, Arlington gets its best grade for strength of the local economy, receiving an A in that category.
  • Houston earned an A- in plans for homeownership, with 68% of respondents saying they plan to purchase an apartment or home in the future.
  • The lowest grade for Houston is a C- for safety and crime rate, with just 46% of renters expressing satisfaction.
  • Renters also gave Houston a C+ for schools, and a C- for access to parks, community activities, and nightlife.
  • The survey covered a total of 8 Texas cities. Plano and Austin had the highest grade at A+, followed by Irving (A), Fort Worth (A), Arlington (A-), San Antonio (A-), Dallas (C-), and Houston (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at andrew@apartmentlist.com.