Burleson 78 Exceptional
Burleson Livability #59 ranked city in Texas#2,059 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Burleson

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Employment

    The combination of higher than average median home income, income per capita and low unemployment rates results in a score that is well above average in the employment category.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    A high score in the health and safety category is a result of good air quality and the accessibility to health facilities such as hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacies and fire stations.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

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What's it like Living in Burleson?

Burleson, Texas is a moderately-sized city with a population of 47,151 residents. At 84%, the majority of the Burleson population is White; this is followed by 4% Black and 1% Asian. An important consideration when living in Burleson is the longer-than-average commute times. If you seek a short work commute, this area may not be the best choice for you. The one-way commute time here typically takes 30 minutes, far surpassing the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Burleson could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, commute, health & safety, you can easily compare the best places to live in Burleson and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Burleson to Texas and the national average.

Using data and statistics Burleson has received a livability score of 78 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 93rd percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Burleson is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Burleson has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Burleson ranks well for crime (B), cost of living (A), education (B-), employment (A) and housing (A+). There are some categories that Burleson ranks poorly for, including: amenities (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

The Burleson unemployment rate of 2.42% has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. The result could lead to reduced poverty and inequality in the area, higher wages and increased economic growth. This is a positive sign in the overall health of the local economy.

Real estate represents the most substantial investment for homebuyers, constituting their most valuable asset. Renters, on the other hand, typically see their monthly rent as their most significant expense. The Burleson market earns a high score in the housing category, surpassing the national average in factors like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates. This robust real estate market not only benefits individual homeowners and renters but also spurs vigorous local economic activity and job growth, solidifying its significance in driving the region's prosperity and financial well-being.

Assuming that Burleson meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Burleson. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Burleson are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Burleson come in at $198,200, which is 38.9% higher than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Burleson, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 0% lower than the Texas average.

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      Burleson transportation information

      Statistic Burleson Texas National
      Average one way commute30min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work89.1%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.2%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%4.3%4.6%
      Source: The Burleson, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).