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  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Alief is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 139,989. Alief is in Harris County. Living in Alief offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Alief there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Alief and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Alief are above average.
About Alief...
Population
139,989

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,407
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$996
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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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
    558.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    646.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,040.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,065.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    608.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,305
National
$55,322
Families with Children
39%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%
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I lived in Alief for around 20 years. Starting off with the good, it is amazing in regards to affordability and diversity. Places like stores here are super cheap, so it's nice on the wallet to live here. Commuting to places is pretty easy as the neighborhood is near highway 59, which honestly saves commuters going near the downtown area a lot of time.

The cons of Alief are that it's a bit harsh to be here, especially with a family as there is a ton of crime in the area. If you're thinking of buying a house here, do keep in mind it'll be hard to make an return investment in the future.

Now I'll talk about the average, yet welcomed things about Alief: the public schools are in much better shape than they used to be, which is great as they were worse off when I was a child. You can live healthy here on a budget too, as long as you don't shop at Whole Foods and stick to neighborhood markets like Foodarama.

Overall, it's not a bad place to live on a budget.
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Alief has been my home for as long as i can remember. The hospitality is so much, that one cannot even explain or go into depth about it. Money-wise its very affordable with apartments and daycare's at every corner of the eye. If i could have a say in what needs to be worked possibly , a tad bit more clean up of the streets but other then that. Alief has all my undeniable love and support!
Depending on where you live, there’s bound to be danger. About eight years ago around one o’ clock in the morning, we heard knocking on the door. When I came to the door, there was a man looking into the house, and I had to stand very close to make him feel uncomfortable. Eventually, he jumped over the fence to try to get into our house but luckily we had our doors locked. Depending on where you live within the neighborhood, it’s not safe, but at the same time it is safe. There’s a huge representation of minorities within the community as well, which is the good part of the neighborhood.