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Spring Branch West is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 36,644. Spring Branch West is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Spring Branch West offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Spring Branch West there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Spring Branch West and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Spring Branch West are highly rated.
About Spring Branch West...
Population
36,644

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,895
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Spring Branch West Rankings

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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
    335
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    371
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,015
    500
  • Theft
    4,842
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    745
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,661
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
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I have lived in Spring Branch for 18 years. I remember the area struggling with violence and hearing gunshots as a child. While I expected the area to worsen, it has actually improved. The city has taken great measures to improve my neighborhood. I feel safer and the area is nicer. Shopping, food, and schools are nearby as well as three of the major freeways. New real estate and town homes are available for a great price, especially when considering its proximity to downtown Houston.
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I grew up in Spring Branch and it was an awesome neighborhood! Respect went a long way. I would like to see the neighborhood kids now days show a little bit more respect towards each other. Respect other people values, opinions, and differences.
I would like this area to improve the communication with the community, I moved here 2 years ago and so far is a calm area, but there is like a racial barrier that separates the hispanic zone with the caucasian zone, I feel that there is work in making the community interact with each other and have mutual involvement, and improve the propaganda of newly open job spots in the area.