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The Viv on West Dallas
2210 W Dallas St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:19pm
1 Bedroom
$1,175
2 Bedrooms
$1,455
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
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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Bridges of Cypress Creek
17710 Red Oak Dr
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 02:13pm
1 Bedroom
$570
2 Bedrooms
$775
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
Balconies, patios, and washer/dryer hookups round out the in-unit amenities of this property. There's also an onsite tennis court, gym, playground, and pool. Forest Oaks Park and Houston Northwest Medical Center are both minutes away.
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7 Riverway
7 Riverway
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 12:46pm
1 Bedroom
$2,365
2 Bedrooms
$3,209
Many amenities that include all-day valet, fitness center, community room, business center, and heated pool. Close o Galleria Mall, My Fit Foods, and Target. Units have chef-style kitchens with stainless steel appliances.
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West Brook
10990 West Rd
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:28pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,197
Convenient to Route 290 and the Sam Houston Tollway. One- and two-bedroom apartments with dramatic ceilings and spacious interiors in a well-equipped and beautifully landscaped community in Jersey Village. Complimentary car parking available.
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Highland
6969 Hollister St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 12:09pm
1 Bedroom
$906
2 Bedrooms
$1,083
Nine-foot ceilings and huge windows throughout. Monthly social activities. On-site management and courtesy patrol. Minutes to Highway 290/Northwest Freeway.
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Star
1111 Rusk St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:18pm
1 Bedroom
$2,095
2 Bedrooms
$3,115
Within a historic building transformed into downtown Houston's newest high rise apartment community. Amenities include a dog spa, a rooftop terrace and a pool. Interiors feature farmhouse sinks, stainless steel appliances and wine refrigerators.
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City Place
306 McGowen St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 12:54pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,460
2 Bedrooms
$2,199
Two saltwater pools, plus cabanas with misters to stay cool in the summer heat. Fitness center equipped for resistance and circuit training. Options for dog walking service, meal delivery, and dry cleaning. Walking distance from numerous dining and nightlife destinations.
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Heights West End
4020 Koehler St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 02:42pm
Studio
$1,216
1 Bedroom
$1,263
2 Bedrooms
$1,818
Features modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances and dishwasher. Downtown living with fitness- and business-focused community amenities, including a conference room, pool and gym. Near downtown 'digs' in Houston, including bars, pubs and farmers market.
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Palms at Clearlake
1300 Gemini St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 02:38pm
1 Bedroom
$1,044
2 Bedrooms
$1,466
Beautiful Clear Lake area, convenient access to I-45 and NASA Bypass. Pet-friendly, 1-2 bedroom apartments with nine-foot/vaulted ceilings, crown molding and full-size W/D. Easy travel to good schools, Clear Lake and Baybrook Mall.
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Remington Park
5510 S Rice Ave
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:05pm
1 Bedroom
$987
2 Bedrooms
$1,338
Fairly priced apartments located in a community that offers an indoor basketball court and monthly resident/staff events. Energetic, involved staff. Just a 5 minute drive to The Galleria.
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Alexan CityCentre
905 Town and Country Blvd
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:45pm
Studio
$1,325
1 Bedroom
$1,395
2 Bedrooms
$2,470
Units in this community feature stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Located at the intersection of I-10 and the Sam Houston Tollway. Residents can enjoy the clubhouse, cyber lounge and fitness center.
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The Slate
935 N Wilcrest Dr
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:26pm
Studio
$1,100
1 Bedroom
$1,255
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
Located just off Katy Freeway Frontage Road, this complex offers easy access to all of Houston. New units with granite countertops, hardwood floors and big walk-in closets. On-site gym and pool. Pet-friendly!
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Advenir at Stone Park
6160 E Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:05pm
1 Bedroom
$867
2 Bedrooms
$996
Luxurious, pet-friendly units with rustic feel feature dishwasher, AC, porch or balcony views, and in-unit laundry. Clubhouse on-site provides business center and gym. Pool and playground on well-maintained grounds.
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Viridian Design District
7100 Old Katy Rd
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 12:43pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,357
2 Bedrooms
$1,873
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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Hanover Post Oak
1750 Sky Lark Ln
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:21pm
Studio
$1,708
1 Bedroom
$1,771
2 Bedrooms
$3,549
Green living in a LEED Silver Certified community with all power coming from renewable resources. Electric car charging stations. Private movie room with luxurious theater-style seating. Floor plans available with wall-to-wall windows. Less than a mile to The Galleria.
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Monte Carlo
10950 Briar Forest Dr
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 12:54pm
1 Bedroom
$715
2 Bedrooms
$850
3 Bedrooms
$1,260
Charming apartments near Sam Houston Tollway. Walk-in closets, air conditioning and updated appliances. Community has gated access. Racquetball court and three pools on site. Private maintenance.
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Brittany Place Apartments
2338 W 18th St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 12:29pm
1 Bedroom
$900
2 Bedrooms
$1,055
Located close to The Marquee and area parks. These modern apartments offer fantastic views. There are three pools onsite and ample covered parking. Select from several floor plans. On-site laundry. Large patios and balconies.
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Vizcaya
18108 S Park View Dr
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,064
2 Bedrooms
$1,331
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
Conveniently located near Memorial City Mall, Katy Mills Mall and Town & Country. Granite countertops, in-unit laundry, ceiling fans. Property offers residents, pool, hot tub, clubhouse and internet cafe. E-payment and 24-hour maintenance.
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The Émile
4200 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 12:11pm
1 Bedroom
$899
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
3 Bedrooms
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Advenir at the Med Center
9955 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 05:56am
1 Bedroom
$847
2 Bedrooms
$1,046
3 Bedrooms
$1,385
Two-tone paint, crown molding and nine-foot ceilings for elegant living. Resident events. Walking trail around community pond. Less than a mile to I-610.
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The Morgan
2401 Westridge Street
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$770
2 Bedrooms
$999
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The Wilcox
2400 South Loop East
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$770
2 Bedrooms
$999
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San Paloma
1255 Eldridge Pkwy
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,248
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
Upgraded units feature spacious floor plans that have island kitchens. Beautiful pool and other amenities offered to all residents. Excellent location in Houston.
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Sola Uptown River Oaks
70 E Briar Hollow Ln
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,110
1 Bedroom
$1,230
2 Bedrooms
$1,554
Luxury midrise featuring apartments with unique floor plans (including studio lofts) and lots of natural light. Pet-friendly community with a pet park and 2 pet runs.
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Aliso Briar Forest
14698 Briar Forest Dr
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,105
2 Bedrooms
$1,470
3 Bedrooms
$1,909
Great staff that really cares about the residents' well-being. Community offers a gaming room and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a kid zone. Located near shopping and grocery stores.
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Broadstone Energy Park
880 Highway 6 S
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,140
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
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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Broadstone Post Oak
3100 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,380
2 Bedrooms
$2,105
New luxury apartment community. Moments away from all the exciting venues along the I-610 corridor. Relax with lakeside views, hot tub, coffee bar and onsite yoga in this smoke-free community.
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The Enclave at Cypress Park
1822 Barker Cypress Rd
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$747
2 Bedrooms
$975
3 Bedrooms
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Courtyards with grill and picnic areas shaded by towering palms. Two pools, plus a wading pool, with real wood tanning deck. On-site maintenance and management, plus resident events. Blocks from Bear Creek Pioneers Park.
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Briarwood Village
2215 Avenida La Quinta St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$790
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
Prime East Houston location with easy access to highways 225 and146, and I-10. Great shopping, dining and nightlife nearby. Apartments have designer paint, upgraded flooring, granite countertops and more.
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Retreat at Vintage Park
19939 Chasewood Park Drive
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,038
2 Bedrooms
$1,458
3 Bedrooms
$1,808
Pet-friendly, Mediterranean-style apartments, close to the Vintage Park shopping complex. Air-conditioned units boast walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, and bathtubs. On-site swimming pool, fitness center, pool table, and shuffleboard.
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Yale @ 6th
655 Yale St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,368
1 Bedroom
$1,648
2 Bedrooms
$2,113
Modern features like USB charging points, separate shower with rain showerhead, and stained wood flooring. Stylish fitness center equipped for cardio and strength training. Dog park and pet spa for pet-friendly living. Located within the Inner Loop and less than a mile to I-10.
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Post Midtown Square
302 Gray St
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$950
1 Bedroom
$1,030
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
Fantastic location with a dozen restaurants within two blocks, plus retail on the ground level. Within a mile of I-45 and Buffalo Bayou green space. Courtyards with three resort-style pools, fountains, and grilling areas. Controlled access parking garage.
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Belvedere at Westchase
10936 Meadowglen Ln
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$705
2 Bedrooms
$855
Bold and quirky business center with coffee bar and Mac computers. Courtyards with grill and picnic areas shaded by the massive canopies of mature trees. An abundance of storage space throughout every home. One mile to Beltway 8.
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Azure
1111 Durham Dr
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,500
1 Bedroom
$1,355
2 Bedrooms
$1,943
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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Le Palais Apartments
1916 West Gray Street
Houston, TX
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,555
2 Bedrooms
$2,679
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. 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.

February 2019 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 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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February 2019 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 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 moderately over the past month

Houston rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have been relatively flat in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Houston stand at $840 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,020 for a two-bedroom. Houston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

    Rents rising across the Houston Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of Houston throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 8 of of the largest 10 cities in the Houston metro for which we have data. 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 $990; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.3%.
    • Over the past year, Pearland has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,320, while one-bedrooms go for $1,080.
    • Sugar Land has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,570; rents were up 0.1% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    Houston rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

    Rent growth in Houston has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Houston is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 1.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.3% in Austin, 2.1% in San Antonio, and 1.4% in Dallas.
    • Houston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,020 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Houston.
    • While rents in Houston remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), San Francisco (+2.7%), and New York (+2.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,060, $3,090, and $2,520 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Houston than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than 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
    $1,020
    -0.3%
    0
    Pasadena
    $810
    $990
    0.3%
    2.3%
    Pearland
    $1,080
    $1,320
    -0.3%
    -1.9%
    League City
    $1,220
    $1,490
    0
    0.3%
    Sugar Land
    $1,280
    $1,570
    0.1%
    0.3%
    Baytown
    $860
    $1,060
    -0.1%
    1.3%
    Missouri City
    $1,150
    $1,410
    0
    -1.5%
    Conroe
    $870
    $1,070
    -0.2%
    0.5%
    Spring
    $1,110
    $1,350
    -0.3%
    1.2%
    Texas City
    $880
    $1,070
    0.6%
    1.9%
    Friendswood
    $1,080
    $1,320
    -0.1%
    -5.1%
    Stafford
    $1,010
    $1,230
    0.5%
    1.1%
    Humble
    $1,040
    $1,270
    0
    1.5%
    Richmond
    $1,000
    $1,220
    -0.6%
    -0.5%
    Tomball
    $970
    $1,190
    0
    1.5%
    Webster
    $1,000
    $1,220
    -0.6%
    -0.9%
    Magnolia
    $950
    $1,160
    -0.6%
    2.3%
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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.

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