Houston is often considered one of the most diverse places in the country.
As the fourth-largest city in the U.S., this sprawling metropolis is a multicultural melting pot that offers a diverse culture and food scene. It is also considered a leader in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, engineering and aerospace, making it one of the best cities to start a career.
Combine this with its affordable housing, and you can see why many are flocking to the Bayou City.
We combed through Google data using generic keyword searches and combined those results with the most searched Houston neighborhoods on ApartmentGuide.com to determine the five most popular Houston neighborhoods with renters.
Here is a quick overview of each neighborhood and what you’d expect to pay for rent in each area.
Downtown Houston is a diverse, urban hotspot for young professionals, empty nesters and everyone in between. Situated among skyscrapers, you will find some of the city’s best dining and entertainment, a booming arts district and accessibility to three major sports stadiums. Being this close to the action means rent will be a bit higher than Houston's average.
Midtown is a vibrant and artsy community known for international cuisine, rooftop clubs and must-try hotspots. One of the trendiest areas in the city, it’s where younger professionals go for nightlife. This popular residential district also includes Midtown Park, a favorite spot for locals to unwind among six acres of green landscape.
Midtown has seen a surge in developments in recent years, making rent a bit on the higher end. But for Millennials looking to live in an urban setting, it may be well worth it.
Don’t get confused by the name. Though home to Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the country, Medical Center is much more than a healthcare destination.
Families and professionals flock to this neighborhood for the amenities of suburban living with nearby access to city life. It’s close proximity to downtown, the Museum District, Miller Outdoor Theater and the Houston Zoo mean entertainment and leisure are never far.
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Young professionals and couples live next to long-time residents and St. Thomas University students in the quaint, hip bohemian neighborhood of Montrose. Here, you will find eateries, icehouses and cafés lining the streets of this walkable, residential neighborhood of precious, pricier cottages, bungalows and apartments.
Memorial is a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood with larger homes and apartment buildings. Located approximately 17 miles from Downtown, Memorial surrounds Houston’s Energy Corridor and features a large shopping center, many restaurants and multiple sprawling parks. Locals consider this an area for families with “old money,” but it’s one of the more affordable spots for apartments compared to the others on this list.