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    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
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  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Sharpstown is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 75,736. Sharpstown is in Harris County. Living in Sharpstown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Sharpstown there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Sharpstown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sharpstown are above average.
About Sharpstown...
Population
75,736

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,450
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$915
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%
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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
    707.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1,115.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    740.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,937
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    859
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,154
National
$55,322
Families with Children
35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    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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The Sharpstown area is mostly a low-income based area, but it's a culturally rich place. The southwest area of Houston is known for it's diversity and Sharpstown is a good example of many cultures merging together. There are many things that could be improved in Sharpstown, there needs to be more investing in schools.
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.