Baytown real estate market overview
- Average Monthly Rent: $1,064
- Home Price/Value Percentage Change: 4.30%
- Median Home Value: $218,788
- Best Time To Sell a Home: December
- Affordability Index: Moderate
- Days To Sell a House: 83
- Job Market: Weak
- Public School Ranking: 27
Location and weather
Baytown is an historic city in Harris County that sits east of Houston and north of Galveston. This city is situated along picturesque waterways, as it's located in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. Baytown offers a large Arts, Culture and Entertainment District (ACE) and over 40 different parks full of hiking trails, boat ramps, and nature centers that make up most of its recreation layout.
The weather here is similar to most Texan cities, with fairly hot summers and frigid, cold winters. While there isn't much snow here, this city is considered cooler than most areas of Texas.
Population, job market and cost of living
Baytown has a population of 87,271, with a growth rate of 1.38% annually.
The job market has decreased by -5.61% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 22.27%. Baytown is a major oil refining and petrochemical center, with ExxonMobil taking the lead as one of the largest employers here. Building and construction, energy, materials, metalworking, and transportation and logistics make up almost 40% of the employment in Baytown. Government, industrial machinery, and retail industries support an additional 36% worth of the jobs to the economy here. Big employers also include the Altus Hospital, Kindred Hospital - Baytown, Angel Brothers, JSW Steel and Baytown Police Dept.
Baytown's strong economy, natural environment and affordable cost of living continue to attract the likes of families and professionals looking to live in a smaller Texan city.
Baytown real estate market details
- Highland Farms
- Old Baytown
- Baytown East
- Beach City
There has been a 4.3% increase in Baytown's median home value over the last year. As of 2023, the median home value is $218,788.
The best time to sell a home for the highest value is in December and the quickest sale is in August.
The affordability index in Baytown is 84. This number indicates moderate affordability in this city.
The top ranked public schools are Impact Early College High School, Crockett Elementary School, Gentry J High School, Alamo Elementary School and Sterling High School . This information derives from general educator statistics, school attendance, and the US Department of Education.