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    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Greater Third Ward is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 15,494. Greater Third Ward is in Harris County. Living in Greater Third Ward offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Greater Third Ward there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Greater Third Ward and residents tend to be liberal.
About Greater Third Ward...
Population
15,494

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,502
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$565
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%
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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
    2,430.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    97.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1,508.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,690.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,769.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    852.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$25,953
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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My expediences living in the greater Third ward area has been enlightening and very exciting. First and foremost, we are the the middle of all the happenings in Houston. We are minutes from downtown, GRG, Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, the infamous medical center, the fabulous museum district and The Galleria... and all for a short uber or bicycle ride. Also blocks from University of Houston and Texas Southern University as well as Central Houston Community College System. Being an African american, there are so many black owned business to patronize from art stores, candle makers, restaurants, book stores, dessert & coffee shops and even the one & only black-owned bank in Houston ( Unity). There's a historically rich culture in Third Ward that makes living here an adventure and a privilege.
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I'm a Norwegian international student at the University of Houston, which is located right next to an area called the Greater Third War. When I look outside my dorm room window, I can see Scott Street, which just a few blocks down intersect with Wilmington Street. That area, I found out not too long ago was ranked the second most dangerous neighborhood in America in 2015 by neighborhoodscout.com. Estimations has it that there is a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime, just down the street from where I live. These violent crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. During orientation, my first day here, campus police advised us not to go outside alone at night. My neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.8 percent of U.S. neighborhoods. It is also one of America’s lowest income neighborhoods. I do not feel safe in my neighborhood, and something needs to change.
Greater Third Ward is a very diverse area of Houston. There are two major universities right in the heart of Third ward and prestigious students in search for a institute to expand their education at University of Houston and Texas Southern University. The community is perfect for work in medical center, downtown, and NRG stadium. Third ward is 3 minutes away from Fine arts museum district, Herman Park and golf club. Entertainment travel to midtown areas where Houstonians from all over come to socialize. The crime is on a low and the reconstruction of the neighborhood in affect mostly high rises or town homes are being build especially while the land taxes are on the low. Third Ward is a great area of Houston. I wouldnt chose any other area to live in. Transportation is not a problem. bus system and rail run daily and are convienent to use, not to mention the three interstate highways to hop right on. Over all this neighborhood is such a luxury or to some a diamond in the rough.