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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$917,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,027
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%

West University Place Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    44
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    496
    500
  • Theft
    301
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$220,868
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Having grown up in Memorial, I moved to West U., and immediately fell in love! Great place to raise children, extremely safe and you can walk across Kirby Drive for anything that your heart desires. Plus, you can walk at night feeling safe, lovely neighborhood to walk in plus you have a lovely parks. I miss West U. tremendously! We had such fun watching our son play basketball at the field as we devoured food and cheered the team on. It was also a pleasure to work the stand at the field too! It doesn’t get any better than West University!!
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My favorite part about West University Place is the safety i feel at any time of day. The outdoor parks, and community involvement is such a great place for young kids. I would change the amount of speed traps police have set up in the area. The city could really use more friendly officers that want to see the city strive.
West University Place is an AMAZING city to work, go to school, live, and to raise children. It is very quiet and lots of businesses ( grocery stores, restaurants, stores, etc.) are within walking and short driving distance.