Harris County

1,191 reviews
  1. County in Texas
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$895
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Harris 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
    429
    264
  • Murder
    10
    5
  • Rape
    39
    37
  • Robbery
    399
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    904
    575
  • Theft
    2,948
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    605
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,822
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

1,191 reviews
  • Excellent
    108
  • Very Good
    402
  • Average
    576
  • Poor
    76
  • Terrible
    29
This area is very calm and quiet. Everything you need is nearby. There's plenty of restaurants, nail salons, grocery stores, fast food places that are 5 minutes away. My home is also 10 minutes from the interstate that takes you anywhere in the Houston Area and is usually the route to take to leave town. There is a lot of diversity and plenty of nature as well. A little bit of everything for everyone. Schools are all nearby, from elementary to high school. A perfect place to live!
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago
Everyone has a pet. I love how there are no restrictions on having a pet. Some have chickens and roosters, most have cats or dogs. One time a house had a pony! I love the freedom people have here , whether they use it for good or evil is their case.

Most of my neighbors are nice and respectful. We dont interact much but we dont hate one another. Sometimes they offer my dad a beer and my mom talks with the other women.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
The northeast area of Houston offers numerous qualities. For example, landscapes are always green here because nature is always nice to look at in this area. In addition, this area of Houston is very diverse. You meet people from all parts of the world and therefore can count on cultural and knowledge enrichment. Thanks to all the different kinds of people, a resident from this area can try different types of restaurants representing all parts of the world. Residents in this area do not complain of repetitive routines. There are always opportunities for entertainment such as shopping malls, movie theaters, and other sources of entertainment all at a nearby proximity. I predict a lot of growth in this area because of many people moving to this area from other states or other cities within Texas. People who are searching for a job, can expect to obtain one in a short amount of time now and even in the future. This area is growing with many more restaurants, entertainment places, and people therefore I see this area thriving in the future.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago