2017 Safest Neighborhoods in Houston Metro

Explore the safest neighborhoods in the U.S. based on crime rates for murder, assault, rape, burglary, and other crime statistics. Ranking based on data from the FBI and U.S. Census.

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    Lake Houston

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 7 reviews
    Niche User:I will live here again if I have the choice. The area provides a variety of activities for the entire family. It is centrally located to most of the city.
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    Kingwood Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 144 reviews
    Current Resident:Love Kingwood! It is a little costly and there's not much beyond food and some local shops which is why I only give it 4 out of 5 stars. Kingwood is a great neighborhood; the trails, which many people use, are beautiful, it is safe for children and family friendly, it is clean, and it is a close nit neighborhood. Schools are usually high ranking
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    Addicks Park Ten

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 21 reviews
    Niche User:So far I have no concerns of any major crimes. There have been petty crimes regarding rebellious teenagers but it's nothing to worry about.
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    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 14 reviews
    Niche User:I love being from Houston and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Traffic is the main problem and crime in my area is also a problem. However, I never get bored of my city and I enjoy the view of our downtown skyline every day.
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    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 12 reviews
    Niche User:I would definitely move back to my neighborhood after I graduate college. I love small neighborhoods, you can get to know your neighbors of you would like to. It's a quiet neighborhood, don't really hear much at night. I feel like my neighborhood will grow over the years and has bigger and better things coming for them.
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    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 13 reviews
    Niche User:It's a very diverse community. There seems to be a pretty even ratio of families to singles and professionals. If you need anything, chances are it's close by. From the medical center, which houses some of the best doctors in the country, to Rice Village, where all the young adults converge. There's always plenty to do in West U. Need to go shopping, what a better place than the Galleria. And don't forget to check out Upper Kirby, you'll find some wonderful restaurants. It's a lively, yet quiet place to live. Crime rates seem to continue to go down. Schools are working their way up. And everyone is nice to their neighbors. You'll see tons of people jogging or walking their dogs in the mornings and evenings. There's an amazing dog park nearby, especially for big dogs as it is a larger quarter mile run with a small pond for them to splash in. The little dogs have a separate area too, looks the same is just a much shorter run. They also have a spot to wash your pup off after all that play time. It's just a great community and there's always stuff to do, and you'll find everything you need in a 5 mile radius.
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    Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 7 reviews
    Nearby Resident:Lived in The Heights around a bunch of Lawyers. There just aren't many criminals that mess with there possible defense attorney! The area has a lot of single garage apartment renters paying $1000 for a 1 bedroom. We got robbed which was upsetting. But I rollerbladed alone all over the area Day & Night without incident & felt pretty safe. Great flat smooth roads to rollerblade on. This area also managed to maintain power during & after a couple of Hurricanes. The bar scene in the Heights is extremely kind to single women & more typical of Texas than the more religious areas of Houston. Lots of young married & young single professionals in the area. Probably have moved here permanently if my housemate was not psycho.
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    Clear Lake

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 98 reviews
    Current Resident:Clear Lake City has all of the amenities of a larger city, but is small & inviting, plus we have a large lake. We have the new Baybrook mall expansion that mimics the Houston Galleria. We have U of H Clear Lake Campus. Family friendly neighborhoods with an Excellent/Outstanding rated school district. One downfall is the freeway construction and traffic to get here, but once you're here, you have no reason to leave!
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    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 15 reviews
    Niche User:Not many people have moved in recently. Overall the neighborhood is well protected, no conflict between neighbors. Good school district, graduated from one of the high schools here and my experience was great.
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    Meyerland Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 40 reviews
    Niche User:This area has been a great place to grow up. It's secure, has good schools, and access to a great public park for kids. The Braes Bayou hike/bike trail is also accessible. It has a wide variety of stores and restaurants so you don't have to go far for most of your needs, and there are many good physicians for adults and kids in the area. The Metro bus line also runs through this neighborhood, and there is a park-and-ride is nearby.
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    University Place

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 1 review
    Niche User:This area is much better than my previous home in St. Louis. The local economy is very good, as are local schools and overall society. I feel Houston ranks very well compared to most cities across America; I definitely wish to stay here.
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    Astrodome Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 1 review
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    Fort Bend Houston

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 6 reviews
    Niche User:Where I live is a nice area, everyone knows each other and make sure everyone is okay. We also check up on each other to make sure people are okay, especially if we know they have a illness. Whenever someone gets food from the church people gives leftovers to their neighbors.
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    Hidden Valley

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 10 reviews
    Niche User:The neighborhood is well balance between elderly and students. There is a low crime rate and the neighbors are very friendly and caring for one another. The neighborhood has a local meeting every month, a local patrol, and a monthly newsletter.
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    Fondren Gardens

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
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    Harrisburg / Manchester

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 6 reviews
    Niche User:I like Houston its a pretty chill place to live in and there,s many things to learn about the city and the food is great.
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    Clinton Park Tri-Community

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
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    Greater Uptown

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 20 reviews
    Niche User:Everything you want and need is right around the corner. There is easy access the main destinations in the city such as; Downtown, Midtown, Rice Village, and City Centre. An incredible sporting community with 4 top professional teams, and thousands of opportunity to be active and compete in competitive sporting leagues. Great night life, great food, great people, and fantastic weather.
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    Museum Park

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 6 reviews
    Niche User:The atmosphere in this neighborhood is quiet. They make some noise every now and then when it's a party of some sort is going on, but that's about it. It's a college neighborhood because it's located between two universities. But overall it's cool.
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    IAH / Airport Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 14 reviews
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    Pecan Park

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 23 reviews
    Niche User:Is good, sometimes some crimes but not bad.
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    Pleasantville Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
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    Greenway / Upper Kirby Area

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 10 reviews
    Current Resident:The Greenway/ Upper Kirby is one of the best jewels in Houston TX. Conveniently located 7 minutes away from the Galleria, 12 minutes away from NRG stadium and 10 minutes away from Midtown, this area is great if you are traveling or if you want to live here. One of the peculiarities and amenities is that despite being close to it all, you actually feel far enough from the overwhelming galleria trafic. Moreover, there are shops, restaurants, theaters, and of course..plenty of Starbucks around.
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    Fourth Ward

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 1 review
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    Eldridge / West Oaks

    • Neighborhood in Houston, TX
    • 46 reviews
    Niche User:The area where I currently reside is a luxurious place that is cool, calm, and collected. With there being a mall across the street from my home makes it safe and convenient to walk across and explore the wonderful venture established. Moreover there is many food restaurants like Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Dunkin Donuts fairly close by to my pleasure.To sum it all up this area would be my residency when I buy my first home in the future. Yet I would not rank this area compared to others in the U.S because I simply have not visited or experience living in those areas.
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