Apartments in South Houston are available, but those looking to live outside the city may find the suburban area a bit more challenging in terms of finding rental property. One great city to consider is Angleton, located just 30 miles from Houston. With almost 19,000 residents, this town is only 12 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico. The city offers affordable housing, a family-friendly atmosphere and a low crime rate.
If you don’t mind going a little farther south, Lake Jackson is also a nice community in the region. It is a bit larger than Angleton, with a population of approximately 27,000 people. If you would like to be even closer to the Gulf of Mexico, take a look at the cities of Freeport, Clute or Oyster Creek for rentals. Those who enjoy proximity to a body of water will love these communities as they are so close. Still, a quick trip up to Houston provides all the pleasures that come with big city living.