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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
South Belt / Ellington is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 94,695. South Belt / Ellington is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in South Belt / Ellington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Belt / Ellington there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in South Belt / Ellington and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in South Belt / Ellington are highly rated.
About South Belt / Ellington...
Population
94,695

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,484
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,079
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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South Belt / Ellington 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
    265
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    210
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
    500
  • Theft
    2,399
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    535
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,957
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Coming from a small town to Now a 10 year Southbelt Resident really good! Big City meets small town charm kinda feel! Nice and quiet for the most part. The location's great! Easy access to 45 and the Beltway; also the HOV/Toll lane to bypass any major accidents causing high traffic delays during the early AMs! I actually feel centralized...meaning if we want a Family Beach Day it's about a 40 min drive to Galveston or have a Big City Date Night its about 30 mins to downtown. We're also close to Hobby airport, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, grocery stores, shopping centers, and entertainment like movie theaters, bowling, & neighborhood bars! I have to agree with another resident...The only downside is the occasional flooding with heavy rain but I switched from a car to an SUV to get the Most Ground Clearance! ;) LOL
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I have lived in the Southbelt/Ellington area my whole life overall it is nice quiet and friendly. There of course is the usual crime as in any neighborhood but for the most part quiet. Traffic During rush hour can get pretty heavy especially on interstate 45 with the current construction. Has everything one needs plenty of shopping centers, hardware store, and grocery stores. Students here will most likely attend either PISD, CCISD, or HISD with the least likely Houston ISD. Schools are kept up very nice teachers are nice friendly overall some of the best in Houston. Perhaps the downside to the area is that it will occasionally flood in heavy rain, traffic can get horrendous, and living far from the city but still the city atmosphere.
My family and I have lived here for nearly 18 years and haven't encountered any major problems. The area is nice, quiet, and family friendly.