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 one of the most diverse cities along with a complex blend of extremes. All kinds of people from different states and different countries come to Houston for all sorts of reasons. Although, the people here are all so hospitable- You can encounter someone on the street and start a conversation or get swept into an adventure.

Aside from the people here, Houston has an abundance of amazing food! You can find all types of cuisines along with food trucks (especially taco trucks)!

Why only four stars? The humidity, frustrating traffic, crowded coffee shops, and the crime. With the growing population, the level of crime is on the rise. As far as the humidity, humidity plus crazy heat just sucks.