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3 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Houston, TX - 378 Rentals available


Houston’s average rent reached $1,106 in October

Houston’s average rent reached $1,106 in October, after a 0.8% decrease since last year. One of Texas’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority city (57%), Houston is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,464. [View Full Report]

Houston apartment rent report

Houston’s average rent was $1,106 in October

Houston’s average rent reached $1,106 in October, after a 0.8% decrease since last year. One of Texas’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority (57%), Houston is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,464.

Houston’s rent compared to surrounding cities 

The average rent for an apartment in Houston decreased compared to Pearland ($1,365), where prices went up by 1.7% since last year, and The Woodlands ($1,523), where rent went up by 3.5%.  

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

The city with the largest renter share is Houston (57%), followed by Galveston, with 56% renter households. In Galveston, apartment rents increased by 0.7% since last year, reaching $1,104. Pasadena, with an average rent of $915, has the third largest share of renters (47%) and has experienced a rent increase of 3.4% since October 2019. In Conroe, where 45% of homes are renter households, the average rent is $1,126, going down by 0.6% in the past year. Apartments in Baytown, where 44% of homes are rented, cost $958 per month, an increase of 3.1% 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 $1,523 per month. The average rent for apartments in Pearland is $1,365, the second most expensive, while Sugar Land ($1,338) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Pasadena’s $915 average rent is the cheapest in the Houston area followed by Texas City’s $942 rate. Baytown rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $958 average apartment rate. These are the only cities on our list with an average rent under $1,000.

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

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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Houston, TX Demographics

  • Total Population2,295,982
  • Female 1,147,588
    Male 1,148,394
  • Median Age32.9

Average Rent in Houston, TX

  • Houston, TX Average Rental Price, February 2020 $1,118 /mo

Houston, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$70012%
  • $701-$1,00041%
  • $1,001-$1,50032%
  • $1,501-$2,00010%
  • > $2,0005%

Houston, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Feb / 2020
Houston, TX $1,050 $1,041 $1,050 $1,074 $1,086 $1,097 $1,094 $1,097 $1,103 $1,114 $1,118
National $1,340 $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468
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Houston, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households848,340
  • Family 517,363
    Non-family 330,977
  • Children 280,482
    No Children 567,858
  • Average People Per Household2.67
  • Median Household Income$51,140
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,017

Houston, TX Education Statistics

  • No High School12%
  • Some High School34%
  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree18%
  • Graduate Degree11%

Renting a 3 bedroom in Houston, TX

In Houston, TX 3 bedroom rental apartments are typically a top choice for families with children or roommates sharing living space. The former choose them for the need of extra space. The latter choose them for the need to save money. The conclusion? 3 bedroom apartments offer more space (1,138 Sq.Ft. on average) at a good price (usually, around $2,161 per month). Whether you’re Jess from New Girl or a cool couple with 2 kids who want to live downtown, a 3 bedroom apartment for rent in the heart of Houston, TX is the answer to your questions. Typically, only about 10 to 20% of apartments are three bedroom rentals, so they may be a little harder to find than smaller apartments. However, Houston, TX has 211 apartment buildings that have 3 bedroom floor plans available to rent, totaling about 379 units.

How to find a cheap 3 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX for you and your family

Are the two of you about to become three and need to find a rental apartment a.s.a.p.? Need to have one master bedroom, one bedroom for the nursery and one bedroom for an office that on occasion serves as a guest bedroom? And last, but not least, you need a rent payment that won’t entirely swallow both your paychecks? You should take a look at listings of cheap 3 bedroom apartments. Sort your results by “Rent” ascending to display the lowest-priced listings first. Browse photos, take a look at the list of amenities and read the listing descriptions to see which one appeals to you the most. Some rentals go for as little as $640 per month. You can further filter your results by number of baths or check the amenities that are important to you by opening up the “More” menu. Child care, playground and controlled access/gated are the most popular features for families. Save your search and get notified by email when new units the meet your criteria become available.

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