1,128 reviews
  1. City in Texas
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$862
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      485
      264
    • Murder
      11
      5
    • Rape
      37
      37
    • Robbery
      459
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      974
      575
    • Theft
      3,069
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      651
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $45,728
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    21%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      12%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      18%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      24%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      22%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      24%
      14%

    Houston Reviews

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    I love Houston. This city is so diverse in so many areas of life. While the traffic is a bummer and the road system is complicated and often under-construction, the huge amount of space Houston covers is an adventure waiting to happen. You can find amazing food, ranging from taco trucks to the highest quality steaks, no matter where in town you are. The local arts scene is always creating beautiful masterpieces for you to take in. My favorite thing to do in Houston is see local theatre. Whether a play or a musical, classical or modern dance, Houston is abounding in options. Big traveling shows are always coming through, bringing the best new and exciting entertainment, and local community theatres area constantly bringing in new works to move our hearts and minds. The museums, gardens, zoos, and parks always have great options whether you're a curious adult or a learning child. I love Houston and all the opportunities and adventures that live here!
    Here is my take on this city:


    Houston's food scene is OFF THE CHARTS! You can find pretty much any type of cuisine here. Since moving, my husband and I have not visited chain restaurants like Chilis or Applebees because there are so many other options that in my opinion 3x better. We also learned there are taquerias on almost every corner/gas station and Latin/Mexican restaurants outnumber American restaurants by a lot.

    Nightlife and entertainment here is also OFF THE CHARTS in comparison to other large cities. The are a lot of lounges and bars to hang out and the Museum, Theater District and concerts halls are phenomenal. You kind of have to pick and choose what to do here because there is so much you could not possibly fit it all in your calendar.


    We HEART Houston!
    As a native Texan. I believe Houston is a growing city full of diversity. There so are amazing restaurants to try. I'm amazed by the cultural impact of so many immigrants from around the world that have played a seed of culture, culinary, and creativity. For example Tex-Méx is huge especially in Texas! Blending Mexican food and Texan food together. I've also seen the mix of Mexican food and Cuban food. Wow what a delicious mix! Living in Houston and trying to pick a restaurant to dine at is like driving though the whole world. I could eat in several parts of the world within a week without leaving town. Houston has plenty of delicious restaurants nearby I strongly encourage food lovers to come enjoy houston and experience the magic of diversity.