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  1. Public Schools
    NG
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    NG
  12. Commute
    C
Greatwood is a suburb of Houston with a population of 12,437. Greatwood is in Fort Bend County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Greatwood offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Greatwood and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Greatwood...
Population
12,437

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$322,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,000
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Greatwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Greatwood

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$148,047
National
$55,322
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Greatwood Reviews

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The Greatwood community engages neighbors as if they are an extension of a tightly knit family. I grew up in the subdivision since I was six attending Bess Campbell Elementary School, one of the two primary schools within the area. The families involved in creating the environment where the children grew up has fostered a sense of belonging, diversity, and sportsmanship that have sculpted the safe, hospitable, and active foreground for generations to cherish. As I grew up in Greatwood, the area has become even more charming. More diverse retail units opened to invite people to explore the mix of cultures within the community, a major hospital (Memorial Hermann) arrived to provide ease of patient care, and it even brought Buccee's over from the more southwest fringe of Houston which I truly love! Over the years, Greatwood has become home to another level: one where you settle down and enjoy the serenity of fresh air and free spirit.
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I moved to Greatwood a few months ago from Houston. We spent a lot of time looking for the right neighborhood to move to, and we considered every city and neighborhood from between Katy and Sugar Land. We chose Greatwood because we always noticed so many people out walking, jogging, riding bikes, always kids playing on the playground, etc. It is a large community with three pools and we personally really liked the mature trees and cozy feeling you get driving through, rather than some other neighborhoods where the trees are smaller or haven't grown in yet. Everyone we have met so far has been so friendly and welcoming. It's a quick hop onto 59 and though I think it is the farthest subdivision from the Sugar Land town center, it's been really quick and easy for us to get everywhere that we wanted and head to all the great restaurants and shops around Sugar Land and Rosenberg too. I'm happy we made the move here!
I was born and also raised in Greatwood. It's very close to Houston, so it's convienient for work or events like concerts or conferences. The Smart Financial Center, where lots of events are held, is just down the road, about five minutes away. Lots of amenities and a great place for families!