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How The Other Side Lives: Most Expensive Apartments In Houston By Square Footage

A life of luxury can be found in Houston. In fact, although Houston is historically known as a cheap place to live, almost all the apartments delivered last year were on the high-end spectrum

There is a citywide push to add more multifamily developments to accommodate for population growth, and Houston is one of the cities leading the nation for new multifamily product delivering by year-end. 

With data by Apartment Data Services and TranswesternBisnow compiled the top 10 highest asking rates per square footage in Space City.

The Star, 1111 Rusk St., Houston

10. The Star 

Units: 286 

Address: 1111 Rusk St., Houston

Built: 2016

Submarket: Downtown     

Management Group: Lincoln Property Co.  

Average Asking Rents: $2,698   

Average Unit Size: 1,042 SF 

Notables: The historic 1915 Texaco Building was transformed into a residential tower in Downtown. On-site amenities include a heated resort-style pool, an upscale restaurant, a social lounge with a demonstration kitchen, a state-of-the-art fitness center with on-demand cardio/spin, a private media and theater room, an on-site golf simulator, a conference room and a pet washing station. 

9. The Sovereign At Regent Square 

Units: 290 

Address: 3233 West Dallas St., Houston

Built: 2014

Submarket: Montrose    

Management Group: Windsor Communities  

Average Asking Rents: $2,635   

Average Unit Size: 1,002 SF 

Notables: The 21-story residential tower is within Regent Square, a master-planned district that features studios and one- and two-bedroom units. On-site amenities include a fitness center and yoga studio, a lap pool with sun lounge, a barbecue pavilion with outdoor TV and fireplace, a private pet park, a clubroom with demonstration kitchen and a game room with beverage kitchen.

Kirby Collection

8. Residences At Kirby Collections 

Units: 197 

Address: 3333 Lake St., Houston

Built: 2017

Submarket: Upper Kirby    

Management Group: Greystar 

Average Asking Rents: $3,849   

Average Unit Size: 1,462 SF 

Notables: The luxury residential community features one- to three-bedroom floor plans within the Kirby Collection mixed-use project. On-site amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a pool and cabana, the Sky View lounge, bike valet service, electric car-charging stations, and street-level shops, boutiques and restaurants. 

7. One Park Place  

Units: 364

Address: 1400 McKinney St., Houston

Built: 2008

Submarket: Downtown    

Management Group: Finger Cos. 

Average Asking Rents: $3,593  

Average Unit Size: 1,391 SF 

Notables: One Park Place is in the heart of Downtown and houses the two-story Phoenicia Deli & Grocery. Other on-site amenities include access to Brasserie Du Parc French Restaurant, a 24-hour concierge, complimentary valet for residents and guests, pet walking and grooming services, dry cleaning drop-off and pickup, car washing and detailing and a multilevel deck and pool. 

6. The Museum Tower  

Units: 187 

Address: 4899 Montrose Blvd., Houston

Built: 2002

Submarket: Montrose   

Management Group: Finger Cos. 

Average Asking Rents: $4,850  

Size: 1,794 SF 

Notables: Situated in Houston's Museum District, the luxury high-rise offers five-star accommodations. On-site amenities include free valet parking and a bellman, a 24-hour concierge, a fitness center and a heated pool with a Downtown view. 

5. Market Square Tower 

Units: 463 

Address: 777 Preston St., Houston

Built: 2016

Submarket: Downtown  

Management Group: Greystar 

Average Asking Rents: $3,312  

Size: 1,282 SF 

Notables: The 40-story luxury tower features floor plans from studio to three-bedroom units. On-site amenities include a park terrace with heated pool and spa with cabanas, a game room, a poker suite, an indoor basketball court, a virtual golf simulator, a movie theater, a children's room, and steam, sauna and massage rooms.

Latitude Med Center in Houston

4. Latitude Med Center  

Units: 372 

Address: 1850 Old Main St., Houston

Built: 2018

Submarket: Med Center 

Management Group: Greystar 

Average Asking Rents: $2,350 

Average Unit Size: 896 SF 

Notables: The 35-story, high-rise features 372 micro-, two- and three-bedroom units with lobby access to the InterContinental Houston Medical Center. The 357-room, full-service hotel was slated to deliver by year-end, Bisnow previously reported. On-site amenities include a clubroom with billiards, bar and lounge, a wellness destination, a shared business workspace, a dog walking area, an infinity edge pool, a tanning area and a Sky Club with lounge, bar and luxe dining area. 

3. Ivy River Oaks 

Units: 293 

Address: 2311 Mid Lane, Houston

Built: 2017

Submarket: Upper Kirby 

Management Group: Greystar 

Average Asking Rents: $2,875

Average Unit Size: 1,109 SF 

Notables: The luxury complex touts its pet-friendly neighborhood. On-site amenities include a boutique hotel-inspired lobby, concierge service, valet service, dry cleaning drop-off, a private residents' bar and keyless building entry. 

View of Aris Market Square looking down Travis Street

2. Aris Market Square 

Units: 272 

Address: 409 Travis St., Houston

Built: 2017

Submarket: Downtown

Management Group: Greystar  

Average Asking Rents: $3,455

Average Unit Size: 1,193 SF 

Notables: The 32-story luxury high-rise tower is within the Market Square historic district in Downtown and features one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. On-site amenities include direct access to METRO Rail, an outdoor entertainment and cooking area, open-air terrace lounge seating with an outdoor fireplace, a laptop lounge with adjacent library, a fitness center, a vinyl listening room with a record collection, a bike storage and bike repair room, and a pet parlor with a grooming station. 

2929 Weslayan

1. 2929 Weslayan 

Units: 254 

Address: 2929 Weslayan St., Houston

Built: 2014

Submarket: Upper Kirby 

Management Group: PM Realty Group 

Average Asking Rents: $3,874

Average Unit Size: 1,497 SF 

Notables: The luxury high-rise tower features one-, two- and three- bedroom units and penthouses. On-site amenities include 24-hour concierge, valet parking, a 30K SF outdoor living space with fireplace and Downtown views, a Grotto pool and wet deck with resort-style cabanas, a fitness center, a 60-seat skyline lounge, a boardroom and a covered dog park.