Southeast Houston renters looking for the least expensive areas to rent should look for the areas towards the red end of the spectrum on the rent cost map. Those who don't mind paying for high-end and luxury apartments should seek out apartments in the purple and dark green areas.

Brookside Village, TX map (which includes Southeast) of rent costs by neighborhood

Rental Price Key

Most affordable


On average, the cost of rent in Southeast Houston is about $1,156 per month. This puts it in the 41st percentile compared to the city average cost of rent, which is $1,523. Households in Southeast Houston have a median income of $4,136 per month so the average renter in Southeast Houston is spending roughly 28% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in Southeast Houston, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in Southeast Houston is $164,451 right now, which is lower than neighborhoods nearby, meaning that rents in Southeast Houston also tend to be lower versus these nearby neighborhoods.

Higher rent prices are common in the southwestern parts of Southeast Houston while lower rent rates are often available in western areas.

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