Price Check

Houston Real Estate: By the Numbers

Find out where to get the best bang for your buck.

By Laura Furr Mericas April 1, 2020 Published in the April 2020 issue of Houstonia Magazine

All of the stats in this article are based on 2019 prices and the data comes from HAR.com's Multiple Listing Service (MLS). 

Highest median home price

  • RIVERCREST: $3.4 million
  • RIVER OAKS: $2.1 million
  • MEMORIAL: $1.7 million

Lowest median home price 

  • HUMBLE SOUTH: $115,000
  • LIBERTY: $127,000
  • SOUTH HOUSTON: $130,000

Biggest home value increase (5 year)

  • DENVER HARBOR: 199%
  • LA MARQUE: 126%
  • WEBSTER: 119%

Biggest home value decrease (5 year)

  • WESTCHASE: -22%
  • MEMORIAL: -21%
  • MEYERLAND: -16%

Biggest home value increase (1 year)

  • RIVERCREST: 56%
  • BRAESWOOD: 45%
  • DENVER HARBOR: 31%

Biggest home value decrease (5 year)

  • ROYDEN OAKS/AFTON OAKS: -28%
  • PLANTERSVILLE: -20%
  • WESTCHASE: -15%

Fewest average days on the market

  • HUMBLE SOUTH: 18
  • GREENWAY PLAZA: 19
  • WILLOWBROOK SOUTH: 25

Most average days on the market

  • RIVERCREST: 174
  • MEMORIAL PARK: 143
  • TREASURE ISLAND: 132

Most average square feet

  • RIVERCREST: 13,054
  • MEMORIAL: 5,547
  • TANGLEWOOD AREA: 5,445

Least average square feet

  • TREASURE ISLAND: 1,337
  • BAYOU VISTA: 1,373
  • SOUTH HOUSTON: 1,373
  • HITCHCOCK: 1,398

Highest median price per average square foot

  • RIVER OAKS: $414
  • WEST UNIVERSITY/SOUTHSIDE: $353
  • MEMORIAL: $314

Lowest median price per average square foot

  • LIBERTY: $72
  • HUMBLE SOUTH: $74
  • COLDSPRING/SOUTH SAN JACINTO COUNTY: $76
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