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Houses for Rent in Houston, TX - 147 Rentals available


Houston’s average rent reached $1,127 in April

Houston’s average rent reached $1,127 in April, after a 1% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural center and a renter-majority city (54%), Houston is a popular location to call home, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Houston apartment rent report

Houston’s average rent was $1,127 in April

Houston’s average rent reached $1,127 in April, after a 1% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural center and a renter-majority city (54%), Houston is a popular location to call home, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Houston rose slower than in other surrounding cities, such as Pearland ($1,352), where prices went up by 1.6%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in The Woodlands decreased by 3.4%, reaching a $1,470 average.

Houston apartment rent report

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

Webster, the city with the largest renter share (88%) in the Houston area, has a $1,046 average rent, after a 2.5% annual increase. The second largest renter hub, Galveston, has a 55% renter share, with its apartments going for $1,108 on average (up by 0.4% since last year).

Houston comes in third, tied with Humble (54% renters), where rental prices circle around $1,127, after a 3.8% yearly increase. Last but not least, Rosenberg's 50% share of renters places it fifth among the area’s renter hubs. The city’s average rent reached $1,165 in April, going up by 9.6% in the past 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 $1,470 per month. Pearland’s $1,352 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Katy ($1,332) come in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Clutes $830 average rent is the cheapest in the Houston area, followed by Pasadena's $910 rate. Baytown rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $951 average rent as of April.

Houston apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Houston's most popular renter ZIP codes, 77036 has a $820 average rent, below the city average ($1,127). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 77077 go for $1,109, while prices in ZIP 77081 circle around $904. Apartment rents in ZIP 77042 clock in at around $1,061, lower than the Houston average, while rates in ZIP 77057 average at $1,111.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Houston area

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.

Look for houses for rent near me

Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RENTCafé offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

Your next home is out there, whether you are looking for a house for rent near you or anywhere in the U.S. Easily browse houses for rent with availability updated daily, and let's find the one that is perfect for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the rent for a house in Houston, TX?

The price range of a house for rent is between $950 and $4,485. Find house for rent in Houston, TX.

How many houses are available in Houston, TX on RENTCafé?

There are 65 house rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Houston, TX were last updated on 13 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a rental house in Houston, TX?

The average Houston, TX rental house size is 1,486 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a house in Houston, TX?

Renting a house in Houston, TX comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

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

Houses for rent in Houston, TX are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 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, May 2021 $1,132 /mo

Houston, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$70010%
  • $701-$1,00040%
  • $1,001-$1,50036%
  • $1,501-$2,00010%
  • > $2,0005%

Houston, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
Houston, TX $1,086 $1,097 $1,094 $1,097 $1,103 $1,114 $1,120 $1,111 $1,108 $1,116 $1,132
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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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%

Renting a house in Houston, TX

Do you wish you could live the American Dream minus the roof repairs, fence painting and boiler repairs? You sure can. It’s called rental homes. You are working a steady 9-5, which is sometimes 9-7, so when you finally get home you don’t want to put in a couple of extra hours as an unpaid handyman. The American Dream is about the impeccable backyard lawn where the family dog runs around. It’s about 4th of July barbeques and summer nights spent on your back porch. Of course, the dream is different for everyone, so it all depends on you. And your budget. There are 147 listings in Houston, TX with prices varying between $1,395 and . Regardless of your budget you will manage to find some interesting homes for rent that fit your style. If you are moving from an apartment and are on a tight budget, please keep on reading. The American Dream is not only for the rich and beautiful who can rent a 4 bedroom without blinking.

The road from apartment to house is paved with…

… extra expenses. At least everyone says so. If we compare the price of 3 bedroom apartments to single family homes for rent with the same bedroom count, the house will be more expensive. You are paying more to get a yard, more square footage, storage space and privacy. But if you are looking for cheap houses for rent, you should definitely consider duplexes too. They are slightly more affordable and they come in many forms and bedroom counts. You could rent a 1 bedroom duplex, albeit they are somewhat rarer than their 2 bedroom brothers, and it goes without say that the rent will be much lower than renting a single-family house. If you are taking the smart approach, moving to a house will not cost an arm and a leg. Of the 147 listings in Houston, TX there are plenty of houses you can rent without breaking the bank. And besides, why would you pay extra to stay in a pricey neighborhood, when all you want at the end of a long day is to enjoy the tranquility of your backyard?

Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!