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Everything’s Bigger in Texas (Except for Rents!): 5 Awesome Apartments in Houston Under $800/Month


Landing on Forbes’ number one spot for America’s Fastest-Growing Cities, Houston holds true to the motto: “Don’t mess with Texas.” Not only is Space City the nation’s fourth largest metro, it’s also home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, a booming energy sector, and an economy firing on all cylinders. It’s no surprise that Forbes also places H-Town among the best big cities for jobs.

While the employment opportunities are high, rental prices don’t have to be. Houston’s average rent runs $1,032/month, which is less than the national average of $1,175/month – as reported by Yardi Matrix.

While anything that goes beyond $1,000 a month seems quite pricey for most of us, we’ve dialed down the numbers even further. Check out these five affordable apartments for rent in Houston, all under $800/month:

The Heights at 2121, Lazy Brook – Timbergrove: $784/month for a 1-bed apartment, 502 sq. ft.

The sleek pet-friendly apartments at The Heights at 2121 in Central Houston are the perfect place for you and your furry friends to kick back and call home. The community is located close to Katy Freeway, 610, 290, and Hempstead Highway – extremely convenient for all commuters. Apartments come equipped with hardwood-style flooring, new carpeting, patios or balconies, and large closets. Relax with a good book or unwind with a cocktail with your very own built-in bookcases and dry bars (in select units). Or if you’d prefer, take a dip and relax in one of the four salt-water pools around the community. If you’re looking for something more upbeat, you can get your fix at the sports courts, walk your dog at the dog park, or head out to enjoy nearby gourmet restaurants and upscale shopping.

The Heights at 2121 Apartments for rent in Houston
$784/month for a one-bed apartment at The Heights at 2121 in Houston. Images via RENTCafe.

Oaks at Greenview Apartments, Northshore – Northeast Houston: $740/month for a 1-bed apartment, 678 sq. ft.

Just 15 minutes from downtown, off Interstate 10, you’ll find the gated community of Oaks at Greenview Apartments. Come home to hardwood floors, high ceilings, a roaring fireplace, and amazing views from within these spacious 1-bedroom units. Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to community amenities: there’s a pool with sundeck, a spa/hot tub, a fitness center with free weights, a playground for your little ones, BBQ and picnic areas, and many other features. The area is home to a variety of shopping centers and dining options such as San Jacinto Mall and Park Shops Mall, so you never have to go far to get what you want.

Oaks at Greenview Apartments in Houston
$740/month for a one-bed apartment at Oaks at Greenview Apartments in Houston. Images via RENTCafe.

214 W 17th Street Apartments, Greater Heights: $800/month for a studio apartment

The centrally located 214 W 17th Street Apartments feature a rich history amidst a modern community. Studios and 1-bedrooms come cable ready, and offer conveniences like in-unit washer/dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, electronic thermostats, and disposal systems. To top it off, modern fixtures and a pet-friendly policy, make each unit both cozy and welcoming for all.

214 W 17th Street Apartments in Houston
$800/month for a studio at 214 W 17th Street Apartments in Houston. Images via RENTCafe.

Willow Brook Crossing, Northwest Park: $777/month for a 2-bed apartment, 803 sq. ft.

Looking for a larger home for you and your family? The spacious 2-bedroom apartments at Willow Brook Crossing are right up your alley. This peaceful community is nestled Northeast of the city center, while still being close to major freeways, shopping, and entertainment options. You can enjoy views of the wooded grounds from the comfort of your private balcony, or curl up by the fireplace for a cozy night in. Large closets make it easy to store all your belongings, while in-home washer/dryer units are more than convenient. The perks don’t stop there. Those looking to break a sweat can do so at either the community sauna or fitness center. If taking a load off and lounging is more your thing, the sparkling pool and hot tub also await.

Willow Brook Crossing Apartments in Houston
$777/month for a two-bed apartment at Willow Brook Crossing in Houston. Images via RENTCafe.

The Regatta Apartments, Clear Lake: $785/month for a 1-bed apartment, 658 sq. ft.

If you’re in the market for a home packed with must-have features, look no further than The Regatta Apartments in Southeast Houston. Stylish and affordable 1-bedroom apartments boast designer interiors, fully furnished kitchens, and walk-in closets. Added conveniences like premium appliance packages, private balconies or patios, and washer/dryer units are available in select apartments. That’s all without getting started on the community amenities. For starters, there’s the well-equipped fitness and business centers, a brand new, WiFi-enabled clubhouse, and four clothing care centers. For outdoor activities, there’s a sport court, two resort-style pools, a beautiful wooded playground, and picnic and grilling areas. The management also plans regular resident activities.

The Regatta Apartments in Houston
$785/month for a one-bed apartment at The Regatta Apartments in Houston. Images via RENTCafe.

Whatever the lifestyle and no matter the budget, H-Town has rental options for everyone. Be sure to check out more amazing apartments for rent in Houston, and find the perfect home to call your own.

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About the author

Nicoleta Iudean

Online content developer Nicky Iudean loves writing about real estate, interior design, and lifestyle topics for RENTCafé. She gets inspiration for a healthier and happier way of living from her 4-year old son. You can reach Nicoleta by email or Twitter.

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