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786 Apartments for rent in Houston, TX

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Neartown - Montrose
25 Units Available
Villas at River Oaks
777 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,348
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,387
1061 sqft
Located in the River Oaks neighborhood within an ideal distance of shopping centers and grocery stores (Whole Foods, River Oaks Shopping District). Units with featured stainless steel appliances situated in a secure gated community with a 24 hour courtesy officer on-site.
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Addicks - Park Ten
23 Units Available
Abbey Barker Cypress
1760 Barker Cypress Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$985
919 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,310
1270 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,470
1400 sqft
Conveniently located on Barker Cypress Road close to Texas Medical Center, Park Ten Regional Business Center and great shopping. Private theater, beautiful pool and indoor sports club for all residents.
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Briarforest
80 Units Available
The Abbey at Briar Forest
11655 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$750
604 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$829
832 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,139
1144 sqft
Newly renovated, this is modern living as it should be. Three pools, cardio fitness center, and a cyber cafe. Spectacular one to three bedroom apartments with gourmet kitchens, located near Terry Hershey Park.
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Last updated January 17 at 05:06pm
Westchase
34 Units Available
Camden Oak Crest
12025 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$949
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,189
1025 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,569
1364 sqft
Private patio/balcony with every floorplan. Massive windows let in plenty of natural light. Alarm monitoring available. Spacious 24 hour fitness center with extensive resistance and cardio equipment.
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Last updated January 17 at 05:06pm
Midtown
30 Units Available
Camden Midtown
2303 Louisiana St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,269
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,659
1173 sqft
Renovated living areas with near access to many shopping, dining, and night life areas. Also close to Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park.
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Last updated January 17 at 05:09pm
Lazy Brook - Timbergrove
10 Units Available
The Oaks of Timbergrove
1700 Seaspray Ct, Houston, TX
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$935
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
902 sqft
Eight roomy floor plans available for conveniently-located apartments. All units come with hardwood floors, dishwasher, fireplace, and walk-in closets. Maintenance on-site. Clubhouse with gym. Well-manicured courtyard with grill. Pets welcome.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Kingwood
25 Units Available
Kingwood Glen
200 Northpines Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$976
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,267
1179 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,585
1452 sqft
Hardwood-style flooring in kitchens and foyers, ceramic tile flooring in bathrooms. Grassy dog park with shaded seating. Just minutes from US-59/Eastex Freeway.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Eldridge - West Oaks
28 Units Available
The Dawson
13411 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX
Studio
$1,150
651 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,245
822 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,705
1350 sqft
Brand new community, so all residents are the first to live in their home. Soaking tubs with tile surrounds. Two-story fitness center with yoga and spinning rooms accessible 24 hours a day. Five minute drive to George Bush Park.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Addicks - Park Ten
34 Units Available
Reserve by the Lake
18600 S Parkview Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$985
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,190
1099 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,455
1341 sqft
Nestled in a quiet area just minutes from I-10 in the highly regarded Katy School District. Gated community with a wading pool and tot lot plus a fully equipped health and wellness club.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Downtown Houston
21 Units Available
Block 334
1515 Main St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,585
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,085
1149 sqft
Located right in the downtown area of Houston, with numerous attractions, restaurants, and entertainment right at your front door. Deluxe units feature air conditioning, appliances, hardwood floors, and walk-in closets. Grounds are full service.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Memorial
6 Units Available
Ascent at CityCentre
801 Town and Country Ln, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,945
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
1303 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Oversized windows and soaring ceilings. Kitchens with breakfast bars, abundant cabinet and counter space. Glass tile backsplashes, quartz countertops and hardwood floors. Resort-style pool with sun shelf, and stone sundeck with shaded cabanas. Less than a mile to I-10 and Beltway 8.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
16 Units Available
Champions Woods Apartments
6830 Champions Plaza Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$749
773 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
1046 sqft
Champions Woods Apartments in Houston, Texas offer gracious apartment living in a woodsy setting for ultimate relaxation. Units feature higher ceilings, new countertops and spacious master bathrooms.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
34 Units Available
Viridian Design District
7100 Old Katy Rd, Houston, TX
Studio
$1,138
479 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,234
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,735
1224 sqft
Community built in 2015, so residents will be amongst the first to live in their homes. Gourmet kitchens with espresso cabinetry, stone backsplashes, granite and quartz countertops. Fitness center equipped for TRX, yoga, and spinning. Direct access to I-610 and I-10.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Eldridge - West Oaks
17 Units Available
Delray
1715 Enclave Pkwy, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$840
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,055
1067 sqft
Conveniently located near dining, schools, West Oaks Mall, and Lakeside Country Club. Beautiful apartments with W/D, patio/balcony, and hardwood floors. Easy access to Westpark Tollway, Katy Freeway, and Highway 6.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
21 Units Available
The Life at Westpark
14100 Rio Bonito Rd, Houston, TX
2 Bedrooms
$909
992 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,044
1065 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$1,124
1207 sqft
Welcome home to The Life at West Park! Situated in the heart of the West Oaks area of Houston, Texas, the stunning and spacious two, three, four and five-bedroom floor plans raise the bar of excellence in apartment homes.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Westchase
40 Units Available
Stonecrossing of Westchase
3030 Elmside Drive, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$831
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$922
956 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,070
1281 sqft
Welcome to Stonecrossing of Westchase Apartments, in Houston, Texas. You will find everything you desire in your new one, two or three bedroom home at Stonecrossing.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Westchase
51 Units Available
Cambridge Place
10901 Meadowglen Ln, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$675
653 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$880
1000 sqft
Located within walking distance of Whole Foods and the community bus line. Near the Houston Community College. Units offer washer/dryers, private balconies/patios, walk-in closets, and more. Residents enjoy the clubroom, professional tennis court, playground, and pool with grilling station.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Eldridge - West Oaks
28 Units Available
Magnolia Terrace
3939 Synott Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$635
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$760
991 sqft
Great location for commuters with easy access to I-10, US-59, Beltway 8 and Highway 6. Residents enjoy in-unit dishwasher, walk-in closets, patio or balcony, and air conditioning. Community has on-site laundry, playground and pool.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Westchase
14 Units Available
Arlo Westchase
3505 W Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,100
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,645
1216 sqft
Located conveniently off West Sam Houston Parkway in Houston. Community has a clubhouse with flat screen TV, pool, free Wi-Fi and more. Tenants can find in-unit laundry, dishwasher, hardwood floors and granite countertops.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Braeswood Place
28 Units Available
Broadstone Toscano
2900 N Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,126
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,680
1398 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,110
1582 sqft
Units have huge walk-in closets for maximum storage. Community amenities include a 24-hour gym and a huge sparkling pool. Property very conveniently located.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
20 Units Available
Oaks at Greenview
794 Normandy St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$735
584 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$965
906 sqft
Multi-level resort-style pool. Fitness center fully equipped with cardio machines and strength-training equipment. On-site management and laundry facilities. Less than a mile to I-10.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Astrodome
114 Units Available
2111 Holly Hall
2111 Holly Hall St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$749
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,110
1127 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,440
1354 sqft
Lush, tropically-inspired landscaping. Two-story fitness center with 24-hour access and free aerobics classes. Just inside the Inner Loop.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
35 Units Available
Broadstone Barker Cypress
2926 Barker Cypress Road, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$993
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,507
1174 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,834
1424 sqft
A home at Broadstone Barker Cypress makes Houston feel a little smaller. Like a cozy, quaint town where neighbors get together for coffee on Saturday mornings.
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Last updated January 17 at 04:22pm
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
14 Units Available
Bayou on the Bend
5201 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,465
899 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,025
1462 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,690
1969 sqft
Upscale apartments within walking distance of everything the Memorial neighborhood has to offer. Drink in views of the Buffalo Bayou from spacious one- to three-bedroom apartments or while soaking in the rooftop infinity pool.

Average Rent in Houston

Last updated Dec. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston is $843, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,032.
Studio
$744
1 Bed
$843
2 Beds
$1,032
3+ Beds
$1,407
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.

January 2020 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Houston Rent Report. Houston rents increased 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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January 2020 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Houston Rent Report. Houston rents increased 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 increased slightly over the past month

Houston rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Houston stand at $844 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,032 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Houston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    Rents rising across the Houston Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Houston, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Houston metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Conroe has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,106, while one-bedrooms go for $904.
    • Over the past month, Galveston has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,085, while one-bedrooms go for $886.
    • Pasadena has the least expensive rents in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,016; rents were up 0.1% over the past month and 2.8% over the past year.
    • Sugar Land has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,591; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 1.6% over the past year.

    Houston rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in Houston, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Houston is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in Austin, 2.2% in Dallas, and 1.8% in San Antonio.
    • Houston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,032 is below the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.6% rise in Houston.
    • While Houston's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Seattle (+1.8%), and DC (+1.6%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Houston than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,088, 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 price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Houston
    $840
    $1,030
    0.2%
    0.6%
    Pasadena
    $830
    $1,020
    0.1%
    2.8%
    Pearland
    $1,110
    $1,350
    -0.4%
    2%
    League City
    $1,220
    $1,490
    -0.3%
    -0.4%
    Sugar Land
    $1,300
    $1,590
    0.1%
    1.6%
    Baytown
    $870
    $1,070
    0.2%
    0.7%
    Missouri City
    $1,190
    $1,450
    0.3%
    2.9%
    Conroe
    $900
    $1,110
    0.5%
    3.1%
    Spring
    $1,130
    $1,380
    -0.1%
    1.5%
    Galveston
    $890
    $1,080
    -1.4%
    1.1%
    Texas City
    $910
    $1,110
    -0.3%
    4.2%
    Rosenberg
    $840
    $1,030
    0
    -2.1%
    Lake Jackson
    $780
    $950
    1.9%
    -1.6%
    Stafford
    $1,010
    $1,240
    -1.2%
    1.3%
    Humble
    $1,040
    $1,270
    0.4%
    0
    Richmond
    $1,020
    $1,240
    0.6%
    1.5%
    Tomball
    $1,020
    $1,250
    0.2%
    5.2%
    Webster
    $1,000
    $1,230
    0.6%
    0.1%
    Magnolia
    $960
    $1,180
    0.7%
    1%
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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.

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