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  6. Diversity
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Briar Forest is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 44,018. Briar Forest is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Briar Forest offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Briar Forest there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Briar Forest and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Briar Forest are above average.
About Briar Forest...
Population
44,018

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,239
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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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
    309.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    416.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,154.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,127.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    425.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,251
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Well, I'm new to Houston. Rented a house here and it was an awesome place to live. Surroundings are clean and hygienic. Grocery stores are at a just walkable distance 5miles away to Memorial Herman hospital, Pharmacy stores, Walmart, HEB.Fully gated communities and Secured place to live.
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I currently live off of Eldridge & Briar Forest nestled right in the Energy Corridor and it's absolutely amazing. Upscale housing and neighborhoods, plenty of shops and parks around the area. Very family friendly with great schools like The Village and Westside Magnet HS. I haven't seen much crime since i've been here and i feel perfectly comfortable walking outside at nights and in the early mornings.
Young professionals are moving in to newly renovated homes. Good area to get a great house at a reasonable price, not to mention an easy commute to Energy Corridor and Galleria area jobs.