2016 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Houston 

Explore the best Houston neighborhoods to live in based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on neighborhood data from the U.S. Census, BLS, CDC, and other sources.

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Viewing 1-25 of 87
  1. 1

    Clear Lake

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 96 reviews
  2. 2

    Kingwood Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 142 reviews
  3. 3

    Museum Park

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 6 reviews
  4. 4

    Lake Houston

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 7 reviews
  5. 5

    Addicks Park Ten

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 21 reviews
  6. 6

    Memorial

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 68 reviews
  7. 7

    Fourth Ward

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 1 review
  8. 8

    Midtown

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 7 reviews
  9. 9

    Astrodome Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 1 review
  10. 10

    Westbranch

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 14 reviews
  11. 11

    Greater Heights

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 19 reviews
  12. 12

    Braeswood

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 13 reviews
  13. 13

    Neartown - Montrose

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 21 reviews
  14. 14

    Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 6 reviews
  15. 15

    Eldridge / West Oaks

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 46 reviews
  16. 16

    Greenway / Upper Kirby Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 10 reviews
  17. 17

    South Belt / Ellington

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 117 reviews
  18. 18

    Briar Forest

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 30 reviews
  19. 19

    Carverdale

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 5 reviews
  20. 20

    University Place

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 1 review
  21. 21

    Willowbrook

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 20 reviews
  22. 22

    Downtown

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 4 reviews
  23. 23

    Meyerland Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 40 reviews
  24. 24

    Spring Branch West

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 42 reviews
  25. 25

    IAH / Airport Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 14 reviews