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  1. Public Schools
    A
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Willowbrook is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas with a population of 23,947. Willowbrook is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Willowbrook offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Willowbrook and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Willowbrook are highly rated.
About Willowbrook...
Population
23,947

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,458
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,134
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Willowbrook 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
    191.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    405.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    627.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,811.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    481
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,724
National
$55,322
Families with Children
33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Willowbrook Reviews

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I have lived in the area for around 4 years now. Love how the schools are in close proximity to home; no more than a 5 minute drive. The movies, mall, and places to eat are also extremely close and the neighborhood are very family orientated. I would say the one down side to living out here is the commute, especially if you are going into downtown area. On a good day with good traffic, the drive is around 35-40 minutes. However, if you are leaving during traffic hour, expect to be sitting in your car for at least an hour.
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My family and I have lived in this area for almost 2yrs now. This is our first home since we have moved from California. This area is really good for the young crowd like myself. There's plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy and a mall less than a mile away. We have a hospital in a one mile radius and a lot of grocery stores as well. Even though this is a great neighborhood to be in, crime is still present. We have heard of numerous thefts taking place in the last few months and that's only our apartment building. Who knows what other crimes have happened in the subdivision close by. Everyday there's a fear in our mind that what if our house is next to be robbed.
Has unfortunately become extremely congested as well as increased crime both theft and violent, surges of vagrants and panhandlers. I drive a bit further now without complaint.