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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Population
13,104

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,280
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    92%
  • Own
    8%

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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
    585
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    435
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,230
    500
  • Theft
    6,937
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    652
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,719
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%
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I live in an apartment complex in this neighborhood. Before I moved in the area was kind of sketchy. Now there's construction of other complexes around the area. There are a bunch of homeless people in the area and apparently high crime rates because of it, but maybe with all the new construction the homeless will leave.
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Most of the housing in Austin are condo's and all housing are way too expensive, over priced and not worth the price. Then the other 50% of housing is government housing that's catered for the Mexicans which by the way are fairly new properties with lots of amenities. I, on the other hand, have to live in a dump that cost 1000.00 a month. Austin is not worth the cost of housing for the average person.
I disagree with Austin being the music capital of the world because most places close by midnight and most restaurants shut down by 10:00pm. But mostly, the nightlife in Austin is horrible because there's not one place a straight single person can go clubbing/dancing. They have all turned into gay clubs.