The average monthly rent of apartments in Baytown, TX is $1,064.
The average monthly rent of apartments in Baytown, TX is $1,064.
About 42% of apartment rents in Baytown, TX range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 9% of apartments. Around 39% of Baytown’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 8% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.
Compared to the national average rent of $1,727, the average rent in Baytown, TX is $1,064.
Prices and availability in Baytown, TX were last updated on 5 Feb 2023.
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The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baytown, TX is between $688 and $3,794. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Baytown, TX now.
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Baytown, TX is between $905 and $5,377. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Baytown, TX.
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Baytown, TX is between $1,080 and $7,022. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Baytown, TX.
In Baytown, 44% of the residents are renting compared to 56% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 11% of Baytown’s rentals, 61% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 23% are single-family rentals.
The average age of rental buildings in Baytown is 32 years old, with 37% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 2 stories, of which all are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.
Rental apartments in Baytown come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 1% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 43% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 46% of all rentals in Baytown. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.
Sitting on the dock of Galveston Bay in Texas’ Harris County and Chambers County is Baytown. The sixth largest city in the metropolitan area, it’s perhaps a city best known as the historic site of the Lynchburg Ferry, which has been in operation on the Houston Ship Channel since 1836. But owing to its location, the city of Baytown is one that’s inevitably dwarfed in terms of reputation and size by its neighbouring state capital, Houston.
Compared to Houston’s sprawling 667 square miles, Baytown is tiny: stretching across only 36.5 square miles.
With a driving distance of only 26 miles between Baytown and the metropolitan capital, Baytown offers a perfect retreat from Houston’s hustle and bustle.
Baytown weather is mild and pleasant; its humid subtropical climate ameliorated by its coastal situation on the Gulf Coast. Baytown, TX is at its most pleasant in March through June, with highs averaging out in the mid-80s °F and lows rarely dropping below the mid- to low-60s. Temperatures tend to soar in the summer, reaching average highs of 94°F in July. But, being on the coast, Baytown weather is always bearable—at least compared to inland Houston. And even around January, in the midst of winter, temperatures seldom fall below 45°F.
Renters’ rights in Baytown, TX are typical of those across the state. Anti-discriminatory and health- and environmental laws are in place to protect tenants. And, in line with elsewhere in the state, renters moving to Baytown have the right for “quiet enjoyment”; one of the best rental laws in Texas guaranteeing that, as a tenant, you cannot be disturbed, harassed, or, most importantly, evicted without due cause.
In securing rents and leases, some landlords prefer oral agreements. But legal advice from the Texas Attorney General, who governs tenant laws across the state, suggests that as a tenant it’s always better to request a written lease or rental agreement.
Baytown, TX has a population of 76,089 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,229 of Baytown’s residents are women and 37,860 are men. The median age of those who live in Baytown, TX is 33.2.
When thinking of living in Baytown, pros and cons have to be considered. Arguably, the main pro to living in Baytown, TX is its proximity to Houston—you have everything the Texas capital can offer at your doorstep without having to live with its traffic and oppressing urban sprawl. But the city of Baytown has its own draws, not least in that you have everything you’d expect from a city on the gulf: Baytown sun, Baytown weather and, of course, Baytown seafood.
But the city has its drawbacks too, the most serious of the cons to living in Baytown, TX being of ecological nature. With its history of heavy industry, the city experiences more ozone and shipping pollution than almost any other city in the US. And, because it’s situated right on the coast, hurricanes are more of a concern than they are further inland, particularly during fall.
According to U.S. Census data, there are 26,592 households in Baytown, TX. 18,169 are family households and 8,423 are non-family households. There are 10,640 households with children in Baytown and 15,952 households without children. On average, about 2.84 people live in a household in Baytown, TX.
No matter what your age or taste, there are plenty of things to do in Baytown, TX. Lovers of the great outdoors have 15 parks at their disposal, the best of which, with its stunning running trails, is Goose Creek Park not far from Texas Avenue’s historic district.
For those wanting a watery retreat away from the Baytown sun, the Baytown waterpark—Pirates Bay—is perfect. And for parents seeking out things to do with kids, there’s the nearby Kemah Board Walk: a fun-packed family-friendly theme park.
Baytown also has lots of fun things to do for sport and music lovers. The Bayou Bowl—a high school seniors’ game pitting the best of Louisiana against the best of Texas—has been held annually in Baytown’s Stallworth Stadium since 2003. And for Latin music lovers, every October sees the return of the ever-popular Grito Fest.
When it comes to jobs in Baytown, TX, the dominant sector is heavy industry. Baytown’s oil industry is particularly booming with ExxonMobil, Bayer, and Chevron Phillips Chemical serving as employment cornerstones of the city’s manufacturing and production industries.
But there’s also convergence between business and industry with the city being home to Cedar Crossing Industrial Park—the fifth largest industrial park in the world—and, as with anywhere else across the US, a host of other tertiary jobs.
All that being said, however, the Baytown unemployment rate is 9.1 %—much higher than that of Houston or the US in general. Securing a job before relocating, then, should be an absolute priority.
Lee College Baytown serves the city’s further educational program as its two-year community college. Baytown’s schools mostly fall under the authority of the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District.
Sterling High School enjoys a reputation worthy of its name as one of Baytown’s best. In terms of the top elementary schools in Baytown, TX are Crockett Elementary Baytown and Travis Elementary Baytown.
There are, however, also several high-performing private schools such as Baytown Christian Academy.
The level of education of the population of Baytown, TX is as follows: 9% have no high school education, 39% completed some high school, 29% partially completed college, 11% have an Associate Degree, 8% have a Bachelor Degree, and 4% have a Graduate Degree.
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