Those who rent Houston homes for rent sometimes arrive in southeast Texas eager to take part in the unique culture that the nation's fourth-largest city has come to embody. As Houston has grown, it's become a home to an active blues and country music scene, as well as a growing appreciation for Tejano and Southern hip-hop. In addition, Texas barbecue is known far and wide, and locals take pride in a distinct brand of Texan heritage.
But many of today's newcomers to the Lone Star State come for more practical reasons. For example, rental homes in Stafford, Texas, have placed residents close to all the job opportunities that arise in Houston, but for a more affordable price.
Stafford rentals are treasured commodities in southeast Texas because the town's minuscule sales tax, at just 0.5%, is lower than all the surrounding cities. In addition, those who go on to live in Stafford homes for many years can enjoy the absence of a municipal property tax. In part for these reasons, U.S. News & World Report once named Stafford one of the country's 10 Great Low-Tax Places to Retire. With Houston looming a short distance to the northeast, many people who rent in Stafford are able to live the high life of city culture at a much lower cost.
Within the town, locals are also invited to make their own entertainment. The sprawling landscape gives residents more than 35 acres of park grounds. The largest, Stafford City Park, includes baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, and soccer and football fields. Other public resources for those with Stafford rentals include jogging trails and pavilions for rent.
Explore homes for rent in the Stafford neighborhood of Houston. Rentals.com offers listings of Stafford apartments, photos, floorplans, maps and neighborhood information.