B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$834
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Pasadena 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
    241
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    45
    41
  • Robbery
    136
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    442
    500
  • Theft
    1,883
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    267
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,607
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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Centrally located on the outer loop, you are basically a exciting -20-30 minute (dependent upon traffic) car ride away from anywhere with in the Houston (Harris county) area! Being centrally located your a hop, skip, and a jump away from any of the Highways(toll -roads) which make a commute either to work or school shorter than some! Pasadena Has a wonderful nationally recognized police department, which can ease anyone's mind feeling secure in their own home or neighborhood! School- they have a ton of them most of them with open enrollment in the neighboring school districts! Not to mention, San Jacinto Community college central campus is located right in the heart of Pasadena! Its basically a win win for everything anyone would search for when moving to a new City, state, and or neighborhood!
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Pasadena was a very excellent town, as I remember! The air was always quite clean, the roads were smoothly paved, and many people were quite nice. The businesses always sold the best products. I also enjoyed going to school in Pasadena.
Pasadena was the one city that I didn’t want to like because of its very old reputation that really doesn’t exist any more . I ended up loving it. Convenient to everything. Super police, fire and city services. Safe. Big Hispanic population and for some people that might bother them. I couldn’t are less about the ethnicity of the population. It’s really a hidden gem. A great place to live. Schools could use some improvement.