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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Houston Rankings

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

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    535
    283
  • Murder
    13
    6
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    427
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    792
    500
  • Theft
    2,983
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    546
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,010
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • 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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I like Houston because it is very fun and diverse.I have lived in Houston my entire life and absolutely love it. There are great opportunities, exciting nightlife in the middle of downtown, very talented sports teams (World Series Champion Houston Astros) and so much more. There are many growing suburbs and newly developing suburbs of Houston with beautiful neighborhoods that are great for raising families. There are many activities to do in Houston as well, ranging from shopping at the Houston premium outlets for great deals or the Galleria if you're looking for more expensive designer shopping experiences, too many concerts, to the infinite choices of phenomenal restaurants on every corner! Houston is the place to be!
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I have lived in Houston my entire life and absolutely love it. There are great job opportunities, exciting nightlife in the middle of downtown, very talented sports teams (World Series Champion Houston Astros) and so much more. There are many growing suburbs and newly developing suburbs of Houston with beautiful neighborhoods that are great for raising families. There are many activities to do in Houston as well, ranging from shopping at the Houston premium outlets for great deals or the Galleria if you're looking for more expensive designer shopping experiences, to many concerts, to the infinite choices of phenomenal restaurants on every corner! Houston is the place to be!
Houston is a great city to either visit or live in! Regarding education, it is great; some of the popular colleges here are the University of Texas at Austin, A&M University, Baylor University, Rice University, Texas State, and more. Not only is the education good here but there is a wide variety of entertainment options (e.g. NRG stadium, Minute Maid, and more). For those who are looking for more athletic involvement, there are always games to attend and teams to support (e.g. Astros, Rockets, Texans). The food is absolutely exquisite here; there is a mixture of different cuisines and aesthetically pleasing places to visit.