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801 Apartments for rent in Houston, TX

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Eldridge - West Oaks
24 Units Available
Briarwood Village
2215 Avenida La Quinta St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$895
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
975 sqft
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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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Woodlake - Briar Meadow
29 Units Available
Tanglewood at Voss
7510 Burgoyne Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,050
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,390
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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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Neartown - Montrose
15 Units Available
Muse Museum District
1301 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX
Studio
$1,330
645 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,430
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,360
1340 sqft
Located in the Museum District, close to Highland Village, Rice Village and The Galleria. Apartments include stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and tumbled stone backsplashes. Community offers courtyard pool, tanning ledge and lanai.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Woodlake - Briar Meadow
16 Units Available
Old Farm Apartments
2500 Old Farm Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$996
741 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,303
1303 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1344 sqft
Wide open floor plans with walk-in closets and nine-foot ceilings. Resort-style pools with waterfall and fountain. Tranquility room.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Southbelt - Ellington
19 Units Available
Mirabella
12055 Sabo Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,024
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,165
1064 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,417
1212 sqft
With an executive business center, conference room and internet access, this community is built for those who stay busy. Unwind in the clubhouse or 24-hour gym, or enjoy the bustling Sam Houston Tollway corridor.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Eldridge - West Oaks
20 Units Available
San Brisas
2020 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,434
960 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,581
1464 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,042
2098 sqft
Townhomes, villas and apartment homes are all available in this beautiful community in the Energy Corridor. Luxury amenities include a sauna, clubhouse, media room and cabanas. Putting green also on site.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Great Uptown
44 Units Available
Gables Post Oak
1875 Post Oak Park Dr, Houston, TX
Studio
$1,225
630 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,325
837 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,990
1327 sqft
New community with many amenities and features. Boasts an awesome property management staff that hosts 3 resident events per month. Great location in the middle of The Loop.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Great Uptown
34 Units Available
Gables Metropolitan Uptown
3300 Sage Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,240
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
1107 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,140
1321 sqft
Energy-efficient lighting, water-conserving faucets and irrigation system with rain sensor. Jogging trail, fitness center and rooftop tennis court. Less than a mile to I-610 and I-69/Southwest Freeway.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
10 Units Available
Easton Village
8550 Easton Commons Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$856
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,109
967 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,432
1325 sqft
Gorgeous luxury units near the verdant Easton Commons Nature Park. Beautiful one, two and three bedroom floor plans include French patio doors, master bedroom fireplaces, and direct access garages. 24-hour emergency maintenance.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
15 Units Available
Northgate Oaks
14723 T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$799
794 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
1153 sqft
Beautiful, sprawling community with large pond, picnic areas, grills and more. Security gate for extra privacy. Large apartments featuring high ceilings with built-in desks and crown molding.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
25 Units Available
Sawyer Heights Lofts
2424 Sawyer Heights St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,259
870 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,542
1260 sqft
Leafy, uber-modern apartment complex that overlooks a sun-drenched courtyard, just a stone's throw from Stude Park. Loft-style apartments have high ceilings, patio, and walk-in closets. Situated in historic Houston Heights neighborhood.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
Eldridge - West Oaks
15 Units Available
Bridges on Eldridge
2250 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$965
813 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,105
1149 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,415
1411 sqft
Off Eldridge Parkway, spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are pet-friendly and include kitchens with broken-arrow islands and dishwashers, in-unit washer/dryers, a patio/balcony, garage parking. Community has conference center, gym, playground and pool.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
Braeswood Place
18 Units Available
The Terraces on Brompton
7315 Brompton St, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$871
582 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$974
912 sqft
Easy access to public transportation and I-610. Close to Barnes & Noble, Walgreens, and many other important locations. Units renovated with designer hardware and lighting. Property has a sparkling pool with a sundeck, and residents love to use the free access to provided washer/dryers.
Verified
Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
14 Units Available
The Villages at Louetta
5015 Louetta Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$750
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,037
972 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,283
1150 sqft
Minutes away from I-45, airport and shopping. Recently renovated units are pet friendly with walk-in closets, extra storage and carport/garage. Outdoor living includes, pool, playground, BBQ/grill and courtyard. 24 hour gym.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
Meadowbrook - Allendale
6 Units Available
Concord At Allendale
4800 Allendale Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$881
1003 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,114
1322 sqft
Pet-friendly apartment complex offers 1-2 bedroom units with hardwood floors, walk-in closets, bay windows and washer and dryer. Property is close to I-45 and the Almeda Mall and just minutes from shopping, dining and golfing.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
Woodlake - Briar Meadow
27 Units Available
Woodlake Oaks
9550 Ella Lee Ln, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$774
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,110
998 sqft
Secluded complex in a heavily wooded area that has apartments with 1-2 bedrooms that can have an oversized individual patio/sun deck. Each unit has a gourmet kitchen. Residents can relax or exercise using the on-site sparkling swimming pools, tennis/racquetball courts, or the nearby golf courses.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
Astrodome
25 Units Available
The Lanesborough Apartments
1819 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,140
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,620
1206 sqft
Fitness center with machines and free weights, spinning room, yoga/pilates studio, and group classes. Furnished apartments and seven-month leases available. Less than a mile to Texas Medical Center and Braes Bayou.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
Woodlake - Briar Meadow
45 Units Available
Woodlake On The Bayou
9449 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$749
892 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,034
1338 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,174
1565 sqft
Large windows in all homes, plus vaulted ceilings in second floor homes for a spacious feel. Private balconies shaded by mature landscaping. Minutes to Beltway 8.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
Great Uptown
9 Units Available
Waters Of Winrock
6403 Del Monte Dr, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$780
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
960 sqft
Sparkling pool surrounded by stone sundeck and lush vegetation. Flexible lease terms, with furnished apartments available. Less than a mile to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, along with many dining options
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Last updated February 23 at 01:22am
Energy Corridor
27 Units Available
Broadstone Memorial
875 N Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,085
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,340
1221 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,025
1624 sqft
Close to I-10, these homes feature full-size washers, programmable thermostats, and 10-foot ceilings. The residents of this pet-friendly community can enjoy a resort-inspired pool and a well-equipped fitness center.
Verified
Last updated February 23 at 12:53am
Great Uptown
56 Units Available
Montierra
2345 Sage Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,224
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,649
1308 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,253
1767 sqft
Montierra Apartments take luxury to the next level with unique European-inspired architecture and amenities like our two-story fitness center, social lounge, and resort-style lap pool with grilling stations.
Verified
Last updated February 23 at 07:17am
Lazy Brook - Timbergrove
43 Units Available
The Heights at 2121
2100 Tannehill Dr, Houston, TX
Studio
$885
502 sqft
1 Bedroom
$840
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$975
946 sqft
Four saltwater pools for plenty of places to cool off in the summer. On-site pet park. Generous storage throughout every home, with walk-in closets in every floor plan. One mile to I-610.
Verified
Last updated February 23 at 06:40am
Eldridge - West Oaks
20 Units Available
Bella Palazzo
13098 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,095
837 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
1172 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,685
1328 sqft
At Bella Palazzo, we know the value of connectivity in todays world.
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Last updated February 23 at 06:58am
Spring Branch Central
65 Units Available
Northwest Corners
8520 Pitner Rd, Houston, TX
1 Bedroom
$699
564 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$880
952 sqft
Choose from seven spacious floor plans and one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. Units have in-unit laundry, walk-in closets and ceiling fans. Community features a swimming pool, coffee bar and 24-hour maintenance.

Median Rent in Houston

Last updated Jan. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston is $844, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,033.
Studio
$745
1 Bed
$844
2 Beds
$1,033
3+ Beds
$1,409
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.

February 2020 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2020 Houston Rent Report. Houston rents remained steady 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 2020 Houston Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2020 Houston Rent Report. Houston rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Houston rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Houston stand at $845 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,034 for a two-bedroom. Houston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    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, 8 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 3.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,109, while one-bedrooms go for $906.
    • Over the past year, League City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,485, while one-bedrooms go for $1,213.
    • Pasadena has the least expensive rents in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,016; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 2.5% 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 $1,588; rents went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 1.4% over the past year.

    Houston rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

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

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 1.7% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.3% in Austin, 2.4% in Dallas, and 1.7% in San Antonio.
    • Houston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,034 is below the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 1.0% increase in Houston.
    • While Houston's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Seattle (+1.8%), and DC (+1.8%).
    • 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 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
    0.1%
    1%
    Pasadena
    $830
    $1,020
    0.1%
    2.5%
    Pearland
    $1,100
    $1,350
    -0.2%
    2.1%
    League City
    $1,210
    $1,480
    -0.2%
    -0.6%
    Sugar Land
    $1,300
    $1,590
    -0.2%
    1.4%
    Baytown
    $870
    $1,060
    -0.2%
    0.5%
    Missouri City
    $1,180
    $1,440
    -0.6%
    2.2%
    Conroe
    $910
    $1,110
    0.2%
    3.6%
    Spring
    $1,130
    $1,380
    -0.2%
    1.7%
    Galveston
    $890
    $1,080
    0
    -0.1%
    Texas City
    $910
    $1,120
    0.4%
    4%
    Rosenberg
    $840
    $1,030
    -0.1%
    -1.8%
    Lake Jackson
    $780
    $950
    0
    -1.2%
    Stafford
    $1,010
    $1,230
    -0.7%
    0
    Humble
    $1,040
    $1,280
    0.3%
    0.3%
    Richmond
    $1,020
    $1,240
    -0.2%
    1.9%
    Tomball
    $1,020
    $1,250
    -0.2%
    4.8%
    Webster
    $1,010
    $1,230
    0.2%
    0.9%
    Magnolia
    $960
    $1,180
    -0.1%
    1.3%
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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.

    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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