Apartments for rent in Downtown Houston

Residents who live in Downtown love the design and layouts as well as the incredible customer service and communities that complement their…

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2121 Ella pool

2121 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008 Beds: 1-2 Baths: 1-2 Living in the Heights has never been so exciting. 2121 Ella apartments…

These 2 apartment homes are a perfect location for those seeking to live near Downtown and the Memorial Heights area. These accommodations…

$ 1,475

Living in Downtown Houston  

We love Downtown Houston for its walkability score and it’s much sought after location. It is home to Allens landing Park, which is known as the birthplace of Houston.  Downtown Houston apartments have seen their rents be among the priciest in the city. Cheap apartments simply don’t exist in this part of h-town any longer.  New skyscrapers and buildings attract rents well into the $2000 range for one bedroom accommodations. You certainly do get astonishing amenities, views of the city, and a great mix of upgrades.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the Average Rent for a 1 Bedroom Apartment in Downtown

The average price for a 1 bedroom in Downtown is $1,797

Average Rent for a 2 Bedroom Apartment in Downtown

The average price for a 2 bedroom in Downtown is $2,475

The average price for a 2 bedroom in Downtown is $2,475

Properties now features sky lounges featuring incredible views, rooftop pools and even something as simple as a study lounge.  There isn’t any neighborhood in the city of Houston, TX like h-town. It is the heart of the city and is home to notable destinations like Minute Maid Park, the Toyota Center which is the home of the Houston Rockets, and lots of restaurants, eateries, and awesome entertainment including the Houston Aquarium.

Downtown offers an infusion of lifestyles, and plenty of nightlife spots. You see, living here gives you access to plenty of attractions. The Houston theatre district is in walking distance.  The children’s Museum of Houston, the Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and thecockrell butterfly center  are just a short commute away. Other activities including kayaking,  parks, plenty of shopping options,  and other types of attractions. Historic Market Square Park offers a mix of culture and commerce!  This part of town is a great place to live, play, and work.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P Hobby are the major airports.

apartments in downtown Houston with island kitchens

Downtown Houston skyline at night

Remember, as we stated earlier,  that if you decide to lease, that the area is very walkable. This is one of the few places around Houston that residents won’t need a vehicle. If you do need some transportation the light rail runs south through Midtown until it stops near the Texas Medical Center. 
black and white Downtown Houston buildings
Downtown is also home to several event venues. The Alley Theatre boasts stunning performances. BBVA Compass Stadium is home to the Houston Dynamo. Discovery Green is a nearby expansive 12-acre park. It’s centered near both sports arenas and the George R Brown Convention Center. And don’t forget about the House of Blues!

If you like to go to the Houston Astros games, we recommend Lofts at the Ballpark. It’s adjacent to the stadium. Plus there are tons of bars and music venues and places to get cocktails.

History of Living in Downtown

In the past, it wouldn’t be the first place that you would want to live.  However, today is a different story. The area has totally been redeveloped and revitalized. Spend some time on a walk or driving around and you will notice not only skyscrapers but new construction of both residential and commercial spaces.

Houston has been transformed since the mid-1990’s. Billions of dollars have poured in and the tenants have followed.   Brand new hotels, buildings are modern, luxury high rises, and Downtown condos now cater to those who desire to be in the center of town. Downtown used to be dominated by business and industrial property, but times sure have changed.

Remember, luxury apartments will fetch some of the highest rates in the city.  Downtown is in high demand and includes many Houston lofts for rent and more construction is in the works.  Sometimes you can find studios on specials. But they are usually some of the first units to go since they are usually the most affordable in the complex.

Save Money on Downtown Apt Rentals

Residents can always save money on a unit by securing a roommate and opting for a 2 bedroom apartment home, opposed to living alone. Not only will you be able to divide the rent by two, you can also apply this to all of your normal monthly bills like your cable, electricity, and internet. Property values east of Downtown will fall dramatically. 

About those Apartment Fees

Rentals should be pet-friendly. Expect to pay added fees though, such as pet rent and additional pet deposits. Usually, a portion will be non-refundable. These sorts of line items have been around for awhile and although renters may show their disdain, they are here to stay.

Other fees added to your rent will include pest control and valet trash. There is no way of getting out of these fees and you will need to budget for these accordingly.

downtown apartment kitchen

Downtown AVG Rent

Look, new apartments in Downtown Houston are priced super high. But here is the silver lining. When you compare this part of town to other similar neighborhoods across the country, it looks cheap! And if you don’t need a car, you won’t have to for over money for a car payment, insurance, and gas! Midtown apartments  are also going to be really pricey. 

But affordability still is limited with prices always changing, you can expect to pay well over $1300 just to start out.  If your expecting anything under $1000 then you will be disappointed.  Many Downtown Houston apartment complexes now use software to price their units. So their rates literally change every day. The good news is you don’t have to call many of the properties anymore for accurate pricing.  Thats where our apartment locators  come into play. We can send you live pricing options based upon your move-in date.