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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  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 20,072. 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 suburban mix 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
20,072

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$628,433
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$874
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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University Place Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    202.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    131.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,210.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,555
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    364.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$113,601
National
$55,322
Families with Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    49%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    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 proximity to downtown and the Med Center, great schools. Has gotten very expensive but great neighborhood.
Great neighborhood, close to the best schools, museums, med center, downtown, and great restaurants.