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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
University Place is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 20,213. University Place is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in University Place offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In University Place there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in University Place and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in University Place are above average.
About University Place...
Population
20,213

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$696,231
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,334
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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University Place 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
    203
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    132
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,210
    500
  • Theft
    5,555
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    365
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$140,883
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    52%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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I feel safe walking at night. Lots of people ride their bikes around. Great parks, close to everything, close to 3 major grocery stores. People are pretty friendly. The cops definitely are watching and protecting the area! Very diverse.
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Great neighborhood, close to the best schools, museums, med center, downtown, and great restaurants.
Everything is just so close only half of the people there have money. But I have seen many homeless over the past years