Alvin

46 reviews
  1. Suburb of Houston, TX
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Suburb of
Houston

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$784
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Alvin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    111
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    83
    37
  • Robbery
    67
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    396
    1
  • Theft
    2,214
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,164
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

46 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    11
  • Average
    22
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    2
This community is great overall! We do need more things to choose and a variety of places to eat. We often have to go to surrounding cities for the extras, but the small town community is a trait that is second to none!
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
The housing in my neighborhood is average. You have your fancy subdivision, older subdivisions along with houses on plain streets. Not a lot of run down properties at all.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
I love living in Alvin. The people here are very friendly and helpful. The school systems are greatly managed, restaurants are getting better and bigger.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago