Thinking of heading to Houston to live? You’re in luck: apartment rent costs in Houston have been bucking the trend, staying even or, in the case of studio apartments, even dropping over the past three months. Nope, that’s not a typo.
The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment cost $848 in January (for reference, that’s just over what you would pay for just one room in a shared apartment in Brooklyn! Talk about value.). Average rent for a 2-bedroom in Houston in January was $1,140.
So for now, let’s say a typical apartment is around $1000. For a tiny bit more—between $1050 and $1090—you can get something quite close to city center, such as a smaller studio in the apartment community of 2121 Midlane. Your 600-square-foot studio would come equipped with beautiful wood floors, a balcony, and granite-countertopped kitchen already equipped with dishwasher and microwave. You’d have a large closet as well as window coverings for privacy. Located close to transportation options, malls, and entertainment centers, 2121 Midlane also has plenty to do inside: you have a sweet pool area, outdoor barbecue and fireplace, fitness center with treadmills and free weights, and a sundeck to take in some fresh air if you’re not feeling up to heading to nearby Memorial Park. Laundry and spa services are available in the community, which also features hip media-room areas for lounging. The catch? You’re within walking distance of so many coffeeshops, restaurants, stores (including Anthropologie), and schools (while the kids are away, hip moms can have fun at nearby Hybrid Bollywood Rhythms Dance studio around the corner) that you might not find yourself spending much time at home.
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