Ranked in the 73rd percentile


  • Houston is ranked #764 in Texas
  • Houston is ranked #7,823 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
  • Low Cost of Living
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Houston, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West University, Houston855.634,360
Rice Military, Houston85123,452
Downtown, Houston852.310,089
Montrose, Houston842.435,723
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Greater Heights, Houston831.657,943
Midtown, Houston832.76,409
Galleria-Uptown, Houston826.567,996
Rice, Houston814.616,664

Best Cities Near Houston, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cinco Ranch, TX8722.617,605
The Woodlands, TX8727108,373
Clear Lake Shores, TX8726.71,458
Sugar Land, TX8619.385,681
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West University Place, TX865.315,318
Seabrook, TX8626.313,038
Oak Ridge North, TX8626.23,142
Pearland, TX8416.2106,238
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Recent Houston Reviews

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Hodgepodge of anything and everything...

Overall, the area is highly congested, fairly boring, and usually hot/humid. It has a reasonable cost of living due to most people not wanting to live there in the first place. However, if your looking for a beginner's city to start a family, it's a decent place to live. …
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JMBeggs74Posted on Aug 24, 2017
Run don't walk

Construction, traffic and streets that will jar your jaw out of alignment. Property taxes and homeowners insurance very high. As for crime, I feel safer on the subways of NYC than walking into a convenience store. If you can afford to eat out every night there are great restaurants. If you are looking for other attractions, really not much. If you don't live here now and are thinking about moving, …
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Get me outPosted on Apr 23, 2017
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Moving Companies vs. DIY move? My first several moves I always packed and moved myself. (and by myself I mean also with any family and friends I could bribe with pizza and beer). When I faced my last move I had a tweaked back and knew I was going to need more help than usual. I thought I was going to have to save a months worth of salary to cover the costs, but I …
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GingerCPosted on Dec 06, 2016
Relocation to houston I am interested in moving to houston can anyone tell me any info about cost of living transportation medical services crime jobs museums parks and climate …
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Source: The Houston, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).