2,308 apartments for rent in Houston, TX
Things to Do in Houston
Houston’s come a long way from the wild bayou it was in 1836, when two brothers decided to found a city and name it after the President of Texas, Sam Houston. The meandering, muddy Buffalo Bayou turned out to be the ideal place for a new city – shipping along the newly-created port helped the new city flourish. Today, Houston is the fourth-largest city in the nation. It is filled with nightlife, shopping, great restaurants, major businesses, and plenty of museums and theaters.
After selecting a Houston apartment, be sure to check out the performing arts available in the Theater District, a 17-block section of Downtown that includes Bayou Place, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Wortham Theater Center, and Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. This section also has several restaurants, bars, live music venues, and movie theaters. If you prefer museums, Houston’s Museum District has an impressive 20 to choose from – including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Children’s Museum of Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Other things to do in Houston include the Houston Zoo, Kemah Boardwalk, the Downtown Aquarium, and Space Center Houston. Events in Houston include Big Brew, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Historic Market Square, and sports events – catch a Houston Texans game!
What to Consider When Moving to Houston
Houston is home to the top-rated Rice University and the University of Houston. The city enjoys a low unemployment rate of 4.6 percent (based on a 2014 report by the Texas Workforce Commission) and has a diverse economy based in aeronautics, energy, oil, manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation. The Port of Houston is a 25-mile-long complex and the busiest port in the country. Houston also enjoys a strong tourism industry, with the Museum District attracting roughly seven million visitors every year. Other events that draw tourists include the Bayou City Art Festival (one of the nation’s top five art festivals), the Houston Greek Festival, and the Houston Auto Show.
Houston’s variety of nicknames reflects its diversity: Space City, Bayou City, Magnolia City, Clutch City, and H-Town. That diversity continues into its neighborhoods, from the edgy Montrose to eclectic Washington Avenue, and from the trendy West Avenue to energetic Midtown. Before choosing your new apartment in Houston, be sure to check out these neighborhoods to find the one that fits you best.
The “Big Deal” About Houston Apartments
Sure, a great economy and low unemployment may have you considering renting in Houston, but it’s the attractions, the nightlife, and the lifestyle that will make you want to stay. Just stroll out onto the Kemah Boardwalk and you’ll know you’ve discovered someplace, well, big! The Kemah Boardwalk covers 35 acres, out onto the Galveston Bay. It is home to shops and restaurants such as the Flying Dutchman and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. It has a 36-foot carousel and a 65-foot Ferris wheel, as well as other rides, arcade and Midway games, and the Boardwalk Beast – a fast—up to 40 mph fast — boat ride out into Galveston Bay.
NRG Park covers 350 acres and includes NRG Stadium (home of the Houston Texans and events such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo), NRG Arena, NRG Astrodome, NRG Center, and Carruth Plaza. NRG Stadium hosts college football, as well, including some University of Houston and Rice University games.
Still not convinced Houston apartments are right for you? Consider this: Houston features over 100 miles of hiking trails, nearly 170 golf courses, and a top-rated dog park. Houston has 337 parks – including Hermann Park, home to the Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It is also home to the biggest shopping mall in Texas – the Galleria, located in the Uptown District. Ready to live big? Check out some Houston rentals today!