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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Alvin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    111
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    38
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    330
    500
  • Theft
    1,897
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    245
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,949
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Alvin is a small town south of Houston. It's known as the home town of Nolan Ryan, Ron Carter Dealership, and Alvin Community College. If you like to go to the mall or the movies or any type of entertainment for that matter you'll have to drive 30 minutes to either Pearland or Webster to do so. Although it is where I grew up, I wouldn't recommend living here unless you like the simple, small town lifestyle. We have a Walmart Super Center so that's good! It is a developing town with a lot of mom and pop stores and restaurants. It will always be my home town and I'll never forget where I came from, but I would like to live in a more developed community.
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Alvin is an average small town that’s quiet and peaceful. Most of the people here know each other and it has a homie kind of feel. We have a couple of fast food places scattered around the town, which is convenient. For almost every holiday, Alvin decorates the town with lights or colorful colors, making me love this small town much more. There are various churches and some usually have annual festivals that are open to anyone of any religion, which brings the community closer together. The parks around here are nice and some have wildlife to enjoy watching. Alvin isn’t that crowded, depending on where you live. If you live in more open spaces, there’s deer and rabbits that sometimes roam around; nothing bad. Overall, Alvin is a comfortable town to live in, from my experience.
I moved here in 2008 when I got married to my husband. I think it's a nice small town and not too far from larger suburb communities where you could go for more shopping and options. My main reason for living in Alvin was to attend their community college for nursing school, because their program has a 95 percent pass rate and is a highly respected school. There isn't a lot of variety of restaurants, but Alvin has your basic fast food restaurants and grocery stores. I love that Aldi is right down the road from me because it's less expensive. There has also been an increase of clinics, increases access to healthcare and promoting the health of the community. Overall, I think Alvin is a nice town to live in.