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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Central Southwest is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 60,867. Central Southwest is in Harris County. Living in Central Southwest offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Central Southwest there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Central Southwest and residents tend to be liberal.
About Central Southwest...
Population
60,867

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,201
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,154
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Central Southwest Rankings

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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
    506.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    419.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    838.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,152.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    592.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,602
National
$55,322
Families with Children
38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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I like how in this neighborhood in Houston, there's always something to do whenever you finish school or work and I feel safe in this neighborhood knowing that there's very little to no crimes around this vicinity. Overall, this neighborhood deserves the 5 star rating and I recommend anyone to live here due to large amount of diversity and job opportunities in Houston.
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I love the scenery of the area that I live in, however there are increasing crime rates. There are beautiful trees, a bayou for biking and jogging, grocery stores in walking distance as well as a number of schools with great teachers and students with average to excellent academic skills. Also, the housing is affordable which has kept me residing in the area and is a plus for individuals living on a tight budget. The area is heavily culturally competent with families from different social backgrounds.
If you are into the arts, a lot of food, and awesome events, Houston is just right for you. There are a variety of different museums to visit, for children, arts, history, etc. You can also go downtown to Discovery Green and admire some sculptures while you have a picnic. Speaking of which, you can go to a different restaurant a day and never be bored or have the same thing twice (this is not for you if you're looking to lose weight). Actually, if you are wanting to go out and have some fun, the events in Houston are ENDLESS. With the NRG Stadium constantly open and the parks live with games, music, sports, etc., there's an event going on almost all day, everyday.