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2 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Houston, TX - 2,338 Rentals available

Houston’s average rent reached $1,110 in January

Houston’s average rent reached $1,110 in January after a 0.4% decrease since last year. One of Texas’s largest job hubs and a renter-majority city (54%), Houston is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,392. [View Full Report]

Houston apartment rent report

Houston’s average rent was $1,110 in January

Houston’s average rent reached $1,110 in January after a 0.4% decrease since last year. One of Texas’s largest job hubs and a renter-majority city (54%), Houston is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,392.

The average rent for an apartment in Houston decreased compared to Pearland ($1,359), where prices went up by 1.1% since last year, and The Woodlands where they went up by 2% ($1,493).

Houston apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Houston area

The city with the largest renter share is Webster (88%), followed by Galveston, with 55% renters. In Webster, apartment rents increased by 1% since last year, reaching $1,034, while in Galveston rents increased by 0.6% ($1,099). Houston has the third largest share of renters (54%), same as Humble. In Humble, where 54% of the population are renters, the average rent is $1,101, going up by 1% in the past year. Apartments in Rosenberg, where 50% of residents are renters, cost $1,130 per month, an increase of 5.8% in one year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Houston area

The Woodlands is the priciest city for renters in the Houston area, with apartments renting for $1,493 per month. The average rent for apartments in Pearland is $1,359, the second most expensive, while Missouri City ($1,330) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Clute's $860 average rent is the cheapest in the Houston area followed by Pasadena's $916 rate. Alvin rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $926 average apartment rate.

Houston apartment rent report


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The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a 2 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

The price range of a 2 bedroom apartment is between $715 and $22,102. Search 2 bedroom apartments in Houston, TX.

How many 2 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Houston, TX on RENTCafé?

There are 2146 2 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Houston, TX were last updated on 1 Mar 2021.

What is the average size of a 2 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

The average Houston, TX 2 bedroom apartment size is 1,083 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

2 bedroom apartments offer more space compared to 1 bedroom or studio apartments. They are more suitable for 2 persons.

What are the downsides of renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

A 2 bedroom apartment is usually slightly more expensive than a 1 bedroom apartment. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Houston, TX.

Houston, TX Demographics

  • Total Population2,310,432
  • Female 1,153,417
    Male 1,157,015
  • Median Age33

Average Rent in Houston, TX

  • Houston, TX Average Rental Price, December 2020 $1,102 /mo

Houston, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$70010%
  • $701-$1,00041%
  • $1,001-$1,50035%
  • $1,501-$2,0009%
  • > $2,0004%

Houston, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Dec / 2020
Houston, TX $1,050 $1,074 $1,086 $1,097 $1,094 $1,097 $1,103 $1,114 $1,120 $1,111 $1,102
National $1,373 $1,378 $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462

Houston, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households858,374
  • Family 522,128
    Non-family 336,246
  • Children 282,908
    No Children 575,466
  • Average People Per Household2.65
  • Median Household Income$52,338
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,058

Houston, TX Education Statistics

  • No High School11%
  • Some High School33%
  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree19%
  • Graduate Degree11%
  • Most Expensive 2 Bedroom Apartment

    The Carter $1,505 - $51,830
  • Cheapest 2 Bedroom Apartment

    Villa del Sol $535 - $935

Renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX

Renting a 2 bedroom apartment is ideal if you’re living with someone else, whether it’s your partner, your roommate, or your whole family. The second bedroom gives you enough space for more than one person or can come in handy as a home office that doubles as a guest bedroom. 2 bedroom apartment rentals in Houston, TX offer a generous 1,051 Sq.Ft. of living space for an average monthly rent of $1,560. Your apartment quest is going to be different depending on where and what you’re looking for. If you’re focusing on more expensive neighborhoods, like Downtown Houston, rent prices for 2-bedroom apartments can run up to $7,811.

Things to remember when looking for a cheap 2 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX

There is a series of factors that determine the price of a rental apartment in Houston, TX. Its location is probably at the top of the list. The closer a building is to the city center, or to a public transportation station, the more expensive it is. The same goes for buildings located in popular areas with a high density of quality dining, shopping and entertainment options. That’s because most renters would rather be close to where things are happening, thus creating an increased demand for those apartments. Another determinant is the quality of the building, as in how old it is, how well maintained, what amenities it offers. Similarly, the quality of the apartment unit itself is a factor. A furnished apartment will most certainly cost more than an unfurnished one. One that has newer appliances, or has been remodeled recently, is going to demand a higher price. On the flip side, you can find some really good deals if none of these factors are a priority for you. There are 363 apartment buildings in Houston, TX you can explore that offer all types of floor plans, including cheap 2 bedroom apartments.

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