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Apartments for Rent in Houston, TX under $1200 – 2219 Rentals available


Houston’s average rent reached $1,102 in December

Houston’s average rent reached $1,102 in December after a 1.2% 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 $1,462. [View Full Report]

Houston apartment rent report

Houston’s average rent was $1,102 in December

Houston’s average rent reached $1,102 in December after a 1.2% 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 $1,462.

The average rent for an apartment in Houston decreased compared to Pearland ($1,356), where prices went up by 1.5% since last year, and The Woodlands where they went up by 2.9% ($1,498).

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 Houston (57%), followed by Galveston, with 57% renter households. In Galveston, apartment rents increased by 0.3% since last year, reaching $1,098. Pasadena, with an average rent of $914, has the third largest share of renters (47%) and has experienced a rent increase of 3.2% since December 2019. In Conroe, where 45% of homes are renter households, the average rent is $1,122, going down by 0.9% in the past year. Apartments in Baytown, where 44% of homes are rented, cost $963 per month, an increase of 3.4% 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 $1,498 per month. The average rent for apartments in Pearland is $1,356, the second most expensive, while Missouri City ($1,320) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Pasadena's $914 average rent is the cheapest in the Houston area followed by Texas City's $961 rate. Baytown rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $963 average apartment rate. These are the only cities on our list with an average rent under $1,000.

Houston apartment rent report

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.

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, 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
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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%

The best apartments in Houston, TX under $1,200

We know that comfort and convenience are essential elements to your well-being, and that is why we selected the best apartments for rent in Houston, TX. The monthly rent does vary on the property type, but you can find cheap luxury apartments listed for up to $1,975. Exclusively designed to satisfy your needs, these modern apartments include high-level amenities and a décor designed to provide the utmost in convenience. Offering quality living and comfort, our stylish apartments for less than $1,200 present a unique lifestyle for anyone who is looking to take it to the next level.

How to find the best rental near you

If searching for your perfect apartment gets a little bit too overwhelming, use the RENTCafé filters and you’ll find something for your taste. If you’d rather sacrifice space for a good location, search for a studio or a 1-bedroom apartment in one of the city’s top-rated neighborhoods. If you want to share or if you need more space, choose from our selection of spacious 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartments. Asking yourself “how do I find desirable apartments near me?” is quite a challenge, but RENTCafé can help by making your apartment search an enjoyable experience. Make the most of your money by selecting whatever you consider suitable, knowing that the apartments come with thoughtful amenity packages and are located in well-maintained, modern buildings.

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