Guide to Houston Townhomes

Guide to Houston Townhomes

Located within Houston's most popular neighborhoods, townhomes are one of the fastest growing housing types in the Bayou city.


Guide to Houston Townhomes

Looking at Houstons’s best-performing housing segments, Townhomes are among the fastest-growing housing segments in the city.

New construction townhomes and townhouses in the “Under $250K” and “Under $500K” categories are spurring this growth. The appeal of owning a townhome stems from its smaller footprint, minimal maintenance, and affordability (vs. single-family homes).

Growing demand sparked townhome development within Houston’s hottest neighborhoods, including EaDo, Rice Military, Montrose, Midtown, Camp Logan, and the Houston Heights area.

There is a wide variety of Houston townhomes for sale, with prices depending on location, home size, and age of the home.

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Table of Contents

  1. Explore the Best of Houston
  2. Houston Townhomes by Neighborhood
  3. Houston Townhomes by Price Point
  4. New Construction Houston Townhomes
  5. Houston Townhomes For Rent
  6. Houston Townhomes: Overview
  7. The Best Houston Realtor to Sell Your Home

Explore the Best of Houston

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Houston Townhomes by Neighborhood

Houston Townhomes by Neighborhood

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Houston Inner Loop Townhomes

Over the past few decades, developers have purchased lots in Houston’s hottest neighborhoods to build chic new townhomes. Recent developments have centered around the Houston Heights area, Montrose, Midtown, EaDo, Rice Military, and Camp Logan.

Some Houston townhomes are within upscale gated communities (and within Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods).

Below we’ve listed Houston Inner Loop neighborhoods (as well as notable gated communities) with townhomes.

Houston Townhomes by Neighborhood

Afton Oaks

Houston Heights

Southside Place

Briar Hollow

Midtown

Southside Circle

Raintree Place

Montrose

Texas Medical Center

Camp Logan

Museum District

Fannin Station

Cottage Grove

Rice Military

Upper Kirby

East Downtown (EaDo)

Caceres

West University / Rice Village

East End on the Bayou

River Oaks

Saint Honore

Winfield Gate

Houston Townhomes Outside the Loop

Garden Oaks, Spring Branch, and the Galleria area are among the hottest neighborhoods in terms of townhome development outside the Inner Loop. The Energy Corridor and various master-planned communities (like Upland Lakes, Cross Creek Ranch, and Cinco Ranch) also offer great townhome options.

Below we’ve grouped together Houston townhomes outside the Loop.

Houston Townhomes by Neighborhood

Bellaire

Memorial / CityCentre

Woodlake

Energy Corridor

Spring Branch area

Westchase

Parkway at Eldridge

Kolbe Farms

Garden Oaks

Lakes of Parkway

Ravenna

Upland Lakes


Houston Townhomes by Price Point

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New Construction Houston Townhomes

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Thanks to increased demand, there are plenty of new construction Houston townhomes built in the last decade. Listed below are neighborhoods with new construction available and a few notable gated communities as well.

New Construction Houston Townhomes

Camp Logan

Rice Military

Southside Place

East Downtown (EaDo)

Caceres

Southside Circle

EaDo Trails

Vassar Court

Spring Branch area

Modern EaDo

River Oaks

Kolbe Farms

McKinney Landing

Winfield Gate

Ravenna

Houston Heights

Glendower Court

Upland Lakes

Hyde Park

Cheyne Walk

Upper Kirby

Midtown

Plainview

Virginia Place

Montrose

West University

Castle Court


Home developers have started over 6,400 new Houston homes in the first quarter and are on track to start construction on over 28,000 properties this year.

Given the influx of people relocating to Houston, this additional new inventory should help Houston home buyers find more options.

Notable townhome developers include:

  • InTown Homes

  • Apex Builders

  • CapitalClassicHomes

  • Carmel Builders

  • CitySide Homes

  • City Scape Homes

  • CMC Homes

  • Pelican Builders

  • Coventry Homes

  • Lovett Homes

  • Avalon Homes

  • Arcada Homes

  • Tricon Homes

  • Covington Homes

  • Carnegie Homes

  • Urban Living

  • Rohe & Wright

  • Cunningham Development

  • Memorial Signature

  • Callisto Builders

  • Colony Builders

  • MTK Enterprises

  • Trimac Developers

  • Princeton City Homes

  • SmartSpace

  • Zenith Homes

  • ROC Homes Texas

  • Iron Gate Builders

  • Farb Homes

  • Keystone Classic


Houston Townhomes For Rent

For recommendations and help in finding the Houston townhome for rent or learn about the best townhome communities in the city, please contact Paige Martin at [email protected]

Benefits of renting a Houston townhome (vs. apartments or condos)

  • More privacy. Renting a condo usually means you have neighbors above, below, and on either side. Townhomes only share a wall (or two, in the case of middle units) and each has its own private entrances and parking spaces.

  • More space. Renting a townhome offers more space spread out over two or more stories. The extra square footage and utilities will cost a bit more compared to apartments or condos, but if your budget allows it, the extra legroom is definitely worth it.

  • Amenities. A townhome offers amenities close to those in single-family homes. Laundry rooms, garages, patios, and media rooms are often built-in, as opposed to sharing common building amenities with other tenants within an apartment or condo complex. Some townhome communities also offer controlled access and manned entrances, central park areas, and swimming pools.

There are some downsides when renting a Houston townhouse, including maintenance and HOA fees. It is important to know what your (your landlord’s) maintenance responsibilities are, and the things covered by your HOA fees.

A great Houston Realtor can help you go through lease contracts and rent agreements. Click here to see all Houston townhomes for rent.


Houston Townhomes: Overview

If you’d like to see any specific townhomes or learn about townhome communities that are best for you, please contact Paige Martin at [email protected]

Houston Townhomes Defined

Townhomes are mostly attached homes that share a wall with a neighbor. Owning a townhome is similar to single-family homeownership, wherein you own the land (from the center of the earth to infinity) plus the structure.

Single-family homes and patio homes are typically detached – meaning there are setbacks at all sides – while townhomes typically share a wall (or two) with their neighbors.

Condos and lofts on the other hand also share walls, but don’t own the land. They instead share ownership of common areas and the building itself, plus the airspace. With a townhome, you own the dirt upon which the structure stands.

The benefits of owning a townhome are a mix of the benefits of a single-family home and the benefits of a condo. It is, however, not without its downsides.

Houston Townhomes

Pros of Living in a Townhome

  • Price. Compared to their single-family home counterparts, townhomes are typically less expensive. Construction costs are lower (as you share a wall) while giving more livable space for your money.

  • Lock-and-leave lifestyle. Some of the most expensive Houston townhomes are located within gated communities, which often feature 24-hour security and lawn maintenance.

  • Location. Most townhomes built in the last decade are within Houston’s best (and most accessible) neighborhoods.

  • Reduced maintenance. Common areas, community amenities, and landscaping are usually maintained by the HOA.

  • Community amenities. Some townhomes are within gated communities that offer great community amenities, including water features, central park areas, additional parking, swimming pools, and controlled access.

  • Lower HOA fees. Compared to Houston condos, most townhomes in Houston have substantially lower HOA fees.

Primary Cons of Living in a Townhouse

  • Shared wall. As you share a wall with your neighbor, you live closer to them.

  • HOA fees. Many townhomes are subject to HOA fees that cover landscaping, common area maintenance, and security.

  • Fewer amenities. Compared to living in a luxury high-rise, living in a townhouse typically offers fewer amenities. Houston condos often feature fitness rooms, tennis courts, swimming pools, meeting/business centers, and party rooms.

  • Exterior maintenance. There is some maintenance involved in owning a townhome, including the exteriors of your home. Exteriors are typically maintained by the HOA in a condo.

Houston townhouses offer a great “middle-ground” option between single-family homes and condominiums. There are a few trade-offs, but what makes them great options is that they are less expensive than single-family homes and offer more privacy than condominiums or lofts.


The Best Houston Realtor to Sell Your Home

The Best Houston Realtor to Sell Your Home

The Houston Properties Team has a well-defined structure based on the individual strengths of each member. Each member is a specialist in their role – which is why our homes sell faster and for more money than average.

Paige Martin, Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty, and the Houston Properties Team are ranked among the top residential Realtors in the world.

They have been featured on TV and in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Reuters, Fox News in the Morning, Money Magazine, Houston Business Journal, Houstonia, and Houston Chronicle.

Paige Martin was just ranked as the #5 agent in the world with Keller Williams, completing over $1 Billion in Houston residential real estate sales.

Houston Properties Team awards

Recent awards include:

– 2022: #1 Residential Real Estate Team by Sales Volume, Houston Business Journal
– 2021: Best Real Estate Teams in America, RealTrends.com
– 2021: America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents
– 2021: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2021: Best Houston Real Estate Team, Best of Reader’s Choice
– 2021: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2021: #1 Real Estate Team, Keller Williams Memorial
– 2020: America’s Best Real Estate Teams, Best of America Trends
– 2020: Best Houston Real Estate Team, Best of Reader’s Choice
– 2020: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2020: #6 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
– 2020: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas (Top Keller Williams Realtor)
– 2020: #1 Real Estate Team, Keller Williams Memorial
– 2019: Top Residential Realtors in Houston, Houston Business Journal
– 2019: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
– 2019: #5 Individual Agent, KW Worldwide
– 2019: #1 Individual Agent, KW Texas
– 2018: #5 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
– 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
– 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
– 2018: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
– 2018: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
– 2018: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
– 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
– 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
– 2017: #10 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
– 2017: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
– 2017: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
– 2017: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
– 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
– 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
– 2016: #20 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
– 2016: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
– 2016: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
– 2016: Five Star Realtor, Featured in Texas Monthly
– 2016: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
– 2015: #9 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, United States
– 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
– 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
– 2015: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
– 2015: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
– 2015: Five Star Realtor, Texas Monthly Magazine
– 2014: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
– 2014: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams Memorial

…in addition to over 318 additional awards.

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Benefits Of Working With The Houston Properties Team

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Our team, composed of distinguished and competent Houston luxury realtors, has a well-defined structure based on the individual strengths of each member.

We find team approach as the most effective way to sell homes. We have dedicated people doing staging, marketing, social media, open houses, and showings. Each Houston Properties Team member is a specialist in their role—which is why our homes sell faster and for more money than average.

The benefits of working with a team include:

  • the ability to be in two or three places at one time; a member can handle showings, while another answer calls
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  • a “checks and balances” system; selling and buying a home in Houston is an intensely complex process
  • more people addressing field calls and questions from buyers and agents to facilitate a faster, successful sale
  • efficient multi-tasking; one agent takes care of inspections and repair work, while another agent focuses on administrative details
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