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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Downtown is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 17,682. Downtown is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Downtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal.
About Downtown...
Population
17,682

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,036
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,965
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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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
    1,333.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1,149.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    775.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    16,378.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,643.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$134,321
National
$55,322
Families with Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Nice place but many construction going on everyday, Traffic is very bad , low safety because too many homeless. One time they broke on my car and steal my backpack and security was no help. That place need major upgrade . However , it is a very beautiful place , the building, city light, park, and garden . If it wasn’t so hectic all the time downtown is a nice place for hangout either with friends or family. There are also many nice restaurants out there but parking is a pain and there is nothing we can do about it . I would say the most difficult part is finding parking and feeling safe most of the time due to the environment.
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My experience in Downtown is that, it is very lively with many things to do and see. There are plenty of restaurants to dine in and sites which includes local events and parks to hang out at. Although there is an abundance of entertainment, the safety is what you need to watch out for the roads may be uneven and busy.
I live in Edo (east downtown), i love the location of where i live, it's right across from the BBVA compass stadium, where the Dynamo play, and it is 2 min away from the minute maid stadium, where the Astros play, and the Toyota center, where the Rockets play. Because i live in sports town there are many bars and restaurants all in walking distance, and discovery green is also up the street from me, there is never a shortage of fun things to do during the summer