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
$107,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$796
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

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
    112
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    395
    1
  • Theft
    2,221
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,261
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Alvin Reviews

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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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I like Alvin because it has the small town feel without being totally excluded like some small towns. We have mom and pop stores and retail stores. Its a great location also, 45 minutes from Galveston and Houston!
I often make fun of this little city for being dull and uneventful but that’s also what makes it a good place to live, its safe, quiet, and although growing has still retained a bit of that small-town charm. Yes, you will have some drive time ahead of you if you are looking for exciting things to do as the little five screen theater isn’t enough for most but again that’s part of that small-town charm. The people here are reserved but nice overall, friendly and always open to help. Overall its dull but its place that has not been ravaged by big city corruption.