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%
  • 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
      458
      273
    • Murder
      13
      6
    • Rape
      43
      41
    • Robbery
      452
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      873
      525
    • Theft
      2,929
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      596
      263

    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%

    Houston Reviews

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    Houston is a big city with lots to offer, and it continues to grow each year. From the culture, which includes food, art and people, to the city itself, like the architecture and the land. Although it seems a big segregated, some neighborhoods are becoming more and more diverse. The restaurants and markets offer all kinds of food from around the world so there's always something new to try! I love being able to cook food from my culture or others because there's markets that specialize in groceries and meats that satisfy everyone. The city is passionate about the arts and you see beautiful murals, art installations and even decorated cars (art car is the term) all around! There's parks for the whole family, including the furry ones. I've lived in Houston all my life and I'm always finding something new to fall in love with. I work in the service industry and I'm constantly meeting people that just moved into Houston, so you bet it's growing.
    Review Houston
    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!
    Houston is probably one of the most diverse cities in the United States. People are friendly and you can always find something to do. From the amazing zoo or aquarium, Top Golf or ball games at the Astro Dome, to the tranquil yet bustling Memorial Park. There are countless restaurants and because of the cities diversity, you can find just about anything you could think of to eat. Not to mention we are only about an hour's drive from the beach. The cost of living has risen, simply to accommodate the cities growth, but it is still a reasonable place to live, financially. There are always jobs available. Houston is a very large city with over two million people so traffic can be expected. While we have a very brief period of beautiful weather in the fall and spring, the summer heat can be brutal! Overall Houston is a great place to live. No matter where I end up, Houston will always be home.