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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Northwest is a neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas with a population of 101,607. Northwest is in Bexar County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Northwest offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northwest there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Northwest and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Northwest are highly rated.
About Northwest...
Population
101,607

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,107
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,040
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Northwest Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,204
National
$55,322
Families with Children
37%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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I have seen fights in family and children friendly places all over a parking spot. Or road rage has really gotten out of hand, where people purposely rear end someone and/or break hard to get rear ended. My University will send text alerts of a sexual assault reported, they reported two just in the last month. This does not count cases that have not been recorded. Also the campus police department at least once or twice a month report a gunman on the campus property to avoid this area, the good thing is the police resolve the matter quickly. However, it is the frequency of how many times the reports have been happening.
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I am a very picky eater and I love the food here. The River walk has some great restaurants that my friends and I enjoy going to such as Fudruckers (hamburgers) The Rainforest Cafe (pasta), and Rosario's (Mexican food). The outdoor mall, La Cantera also has some of the best restaurants I have ever had. The Cheesecake Factory, La Vena, and The Kona Grill. These types of restaurants have all kinds of foods and are good for when you want to eat something amazing and affordable, but in a more fancy type of environment. My favorite restaurant is one that recently opened in my area and that is In-N-Out Burger. The burgers, the fries and everything about it is amazing! It is always crowded, but the service is great, and they have enough workers to give just enough attention to each customer. The wait is not even too long, maybe 15 minutes tops. Which is really good because that place gets so packed you can barely breath sometimes.
Sometimes this area does not feel as safe as it use to. The traffic has gotten horrendous as far as drivers not using blinkers and law enforcement not pulling many reckless drivers over. I do appreciate some of the citizens in this area, most are generous in conversation or simply holding the door open. I also love the university I attend, because the professors and students are all passionate in whatever field they are teaching or studying.