A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  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
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$873
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Houston Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    458
    0
  • Murder
    13
    0
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    452
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    873
    1
  • Theft
    2,929
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    596
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,187
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Diversity is Houston's strong suit, with such a culturally rich city there is a place here for all people. It doesn't matter whether you are a busy body, artist, sports fanatic, food enthusiast, a family with children, this is a city for everyone. The food is immaculate, with endless choices for all budgets and taste buds. When it comes to buying a home in the Houston, your money will go a lot further considering the space and lot size. There is an abundant amount of places to shop, for fancy occasions and laid back ones as well. There are also kid-friendly events that pop up regulatory all over Houston, and a lot of them are free of charge. So many business owners were born and raised in Houston, which speaks volumes to reasons why they decided to invest in the city and open their own businesses.
Houston is a beautiful city filled with beautiful people.
This is one city that is constantly thriving, expanding and changing everyday. You don't want to miss out!
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Born and raised in Houston, I can't imagine being from anywhere else. It's city and suburbs blended perfectly together. Being 26, the nightlife in Midtown and Downtown is amazing. There are always major concerts with big name artists. You cannot match the amount of diversity in this city. Imagine having essentially every culture of food in one city. You don't need just be in the center of the city to have a good time or experience something. The suburbs of Houston make it easy to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are medical, law, nursing, culinary and every other kind of school that you may want to attend. We've got major sports teams, baseball, basketball, football, and soccer included. If you move her, it won't be long until you've acquired a new group of friends. There's no such thing as being lonely in Houston. The people are friendly and welcoming, the weather is hot but bearable, but the overall experience and feel of the city is one that is hard to forget!
I like Houston because it is an extremely spacious city. The roads are well spaced out which accommodates for the city with it's significant population. I find my daily routine to be enjoyable as it does not take long for me to go back and forth from work. Generally the living situation is clean and comfortable, and the people are great. Lastly, I like Houston for its diversity. This city is filled with people from different backgrounds and ethnic groups. This variety helps spread knowledge and also continues to grow the city! I can comfortably call Houston my home away from home!