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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
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Population
83,226

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,176
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%

Sharpstown Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    708
    283
  • Murder
    16
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    1,115
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    741
    500
  • Theft
    2,937
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    859
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,756
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    35%
    13%
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I like the diversity of Sharpstown. There are many great Indian, Asian, and Hispanic places to eat. The people are from all over the world, which gives us the name of the international district. In addition, Chinatown, Memorial Hermann Southwest, and Houston Baptist University are all in the area. It is a short drive to Bellaire and Sugarland. Living in Sharpstown is great because it is in close proximity to nearly everywhere interesting in Houston such as the art district, Montrose, Memorial, and Downtown. The only fun place which is a bit of a drive is the Heights.
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If you live in a house, Sharpstown is a great place to be. I think the house we bought was a great deal for what we got. Many homeowners are slowly fixing up their homes and some are getting flipped by developers. So far, no homes in my immediate vicinity have gotten knocked down and replaced by a McMansion.

The apartments are as crappy as they always were. Many are dilapidated and getting worse.

School ratings are also still terrible. This is mostly a function of the high percentage of English language learners and desperately poor kids on free lunch. The student body is monolithically Hispanic - >90%. There are some excellent magnet schools (Sharpstown International among them), but at the elementary level, there isn't much in the way of decent schooling available.

We plan to move away before our kid hits kindergarten, as I am philosophically opposed to private schools.
I have lived in the sharps town area for 10 years and went to a middle school and is still attending high school in the area. I like how close it is to and convention it is to go to place to place. I am a Hispanic woman and sometimes fear for my safety. There are multiple sex offenders around my area and many gang activities. Even though we have the S.E.A.L patrol our area frequently I still hold the awareness around my area very tight. I want the safety be better in our community since there are a lot of children who walk home or to their school everyday. I would like the night time activity in our area to go down especially when it comes to partying in the weekdays. I want a better community, not just for me but also for my siblings who I won't be seeing much after I graduate from college.