A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Population
4,356,362

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$906
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    411
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    395
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    811
    525
  • Theft
    2,815
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    560
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,457
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Harris County Reviews

1,203 reviews
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I've lived in Harris County for all my life, and I love it! It's undergone a lot of development since we first moved here. This is now one of the most prominent parts in Houston. However, even with all the new development, they've still managed to keep to keep the greenery intact. The school system is wonderful; the staff, student, and curriculum are all top notch. The real estate market is expanding and you're sure to find a house you like. When we first arrived here the community wasn't very diverse. We were one of the only few minority families. However, now at least half the neighborhood consists of minorities and more seem to be coming in. Overall it's a great area to live in, my family and I have been very happy.
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This area is very calm and quiet. Everything you need is nearby. There's plenty of restaurants, nail salons, grocery stores, fast food places that are 5 minutes away. My home is also 10 minutes from the interstate that takes you anywhere in the Houston Area and is usually the route to take to leave town. There is a lot of diversity and plenty of nature as well. A little bit of everything for everyone. Schools are all nearby, from elementary to high school. A perfect place to live!
Everyone has a pet. I love how there are no restrictions on having a pet. Some have chickens and roosters, most have cats or dogs. One time a house had a pony! I love the freedom people have here , whether they use it for good or evil is their case.

Most of my neighbors are nice and respectful. We dont interact much but we dont hate one another. Sometimes they offer my dad a beer and my mom talks with the other women.