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Lakewood Apartments
11000 Gatesden Dr
Tomball, TX
Updated August 15 at 4:09AM
1 Bedroom
$639
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City Guide
Tomball
Moving to Tomball

Tomball is growing like crazy! The population doubled between the 1990 Census and the 2010 Census. It's still a small town, relatively speaking -- only 10,964 people lived here as of 2010. But those people are packed into just 11.9 square miles, which gives you some idea of how many people are flocking to this popular area. Once they extended Highway 249 to Tomball and beyond, modern settlers fleeing the city had a clear route to a great new place to live. This is a hot place to be, at least by standards of the suburbs.

If you want to find a one-bedroom apartment in Tomball, you should have no trouble at all. You can find apartment complexes right in the middle of town, along Tomball Parkway or Baker Drive. But you don't have to worry that being close to town means you'll be kept awake all night. Even though you have all the stores and restaurants you need access to, this little town shuts down for the night pretty early. Ahh, peace and quiet!

Just as with any other location, you need the usual qualifications before you move here. Make sure you have a current job that pays at around three times the monthly rent, an accurate credit report and previous landlords that can vouch for the fact that you're not going to destroy the place.

Neighborhoods

Tomball only has a few neighborhoods, but they all offer their own distinct amenities.

Boudreaux Estates: This community of newer homes has easy access to Highway 249/Tomball Pkwy, making commuting a lot more convenient.

Saddlebrook Ranch: This neighborhood in the far northeast corner of Tomball is located by beautiful Burroughs Park.

Rosewood Hill: Located on the far western edge of Tomball, this neighborhood features lots of new homes.

Life in Tomball

Texas is known for a few things: warm weather, lots of jobs and cheap housing, and all of these are certainly true here. But one thing it's definitely not known for is having a ton of public transportation options. If you want to live in Tomball, you need to be prepared to drive and drive a lot, especially if you work in the city of Houston. Hour-long commutes are not unheard of here, but the positive trade-off is that you get to live in one of the prettiest and greenest parts of Texas.

You can have fun on your weekends here, too, at one of the many fun festivals in the area. Maybe you'd like The Tomball Honky Tonk Music Festival or Bugs, Brew and Barbecue. Pick your own berries at the Matt Family Orchard or visit the wineries along the Bluebonnet Wine Trail.

Escape from the big city to a simpler, quieter way of life in Tomball!

Rent Report
Tomball

August 2017 Tomball Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Tomball Rent Report. Tomball rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tomball rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Tomball rents declined over the past month

Tomball rents have declined 1.0% over the past month, and are down moderately by 2.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Tomball stand at $920 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,130 for a two-bedroom. Tomball's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents falling across the Houston Metro

Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of Tomball, but across the entire metro. Prices decreased year-over-year in 8 of the 10 largest Houston area cities that we have data for. Rents increased in other areas of the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Baytown has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,030, while one-bedrooms go for $840.
  • Over the past year, Spring has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 3.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,320, while one-bedrooms go for $1,080.
  • Pasadena has the least expensive rents in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $960; rents fell 0.4% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
  • Sugar Land has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Houston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,560; rents were up 0.3% over the past month but fell 0.6% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Plano is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities outside the Houston metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,420; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Corpus Christi, where a two-bedroom goes for $1,020, is the only major city besides Tomball to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.3%).
  • Arlington, Fort Worth, and Garland have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (9.2%, 5.2%, and 4.2%, respectively).

Tomball rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen in Tomball, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Tomball is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Tomball's median two-bedroom rent of $1,130 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Tomball fell over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Phoenix (+5.0%), and Los Angeles (+4.8%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Tomball than most large cities. Comparably, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Tomball.

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 $810 $990 -0.0% -2.6%
Pasadena $780 $960 -0.1% -0.4%
Pearland $1,080 $1,320 -0.2% -1.6%
League City $1,210 $1,480 1.0% 2.3%
Sugar Land $1,270 $1,560 0.3% -0.6%
Baytown $840 $1,030 0.0% 5.0%
Conroe $850 $1,040 0.2% -3.5%
Spring $1,080 $1,320 0.4% -3.5%
Stafford $970 $1,190 0.3% -1.5%
Humble $990 $1,210 -0.2% -0.9%
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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:

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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.