Livability Score

73
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (9) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Caffe Dolce North
Coffee Shop
Bolillos Cafe North
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Café Radical 956
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (16) F
Jet Bowl
Bowling Alley
Cinemark Mall Del Norte
Cinema
Laredo Little Theater
Theatre Arts
Uni-Trade Stadium
Stadium
Laredo Energy Arena
Stadium
Hollywood Theatres Stadium 14
Cinema
Laredo Water Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Border Heritage Museum
Museum
Republic of the Rio Grande Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium
Attraction
Dustdevil Field
Stadium
Jorge Haynes Field
Stadium
Alberca Ilusion Acuatica
Theme Park
Food and Drink (96) D-
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Charleys Philly Steaks
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Whataburger
Fast Food
Spec's
Alcohol
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Taco Palenque
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Krispy Kreme
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Taco Palenque Saunders
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Church's Chicken
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Whataburger
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Whataburger
Fast Food
Whataburger
Fast Food
Fitness (6) F
Olympus Muscle & Fitness
Gym
Better Body Project By Diana Granados
Gym
Rock Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Groceries (16) F
H-E-B
Grocery Store
H-E-B
Grocery Store
Cakeland
Bakery
H-E-B
Grocery Store
H-E-B
Grocery Store
H-E-B Curbside
Grocery Store
Pureline Nutrition
Health Food
H-E-B
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
El Rancherito meat market
Grocery Store
Parks (66) A+
Garden
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Blas Castaneda Park
Park
Soccer Fields
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Noon Lions Park
Park
Base Commnity Sports Complex
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Thomas Pool and Pavillion
Park
El Progreso Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Andrew Trautmann Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Andrew Circle Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Trautmann International Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (134) D-
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
JCPenney
Department Store
Dillard's
Department Store
Mall Del Norte
Mall
Macy's
Department Store
Ashley HomeStore
Furniture
At Home
Houseware
Macy's
Department Store
Rent-A-Center
Furniture
Forever 21
Clothing
Ross
Department Store
2nd & Charles
Books
dd's Discounts
Department Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Five Below
Discount Store
Petco
Pets
Shoe Carnival
Shoes
My EyeLab
Optician
Walmart
Department Store
Lowe's
Home Improvement
AT&T
Electronics
Burlington
Department Store
Kohl's
Department Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
VEGA'S INTERIORES MEJICANOS
Furniture
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 1.0% take public transportation in Laredo.
Public Transit Stops (4)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Station
Laredo Transit Center
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
TAMIU Student Center
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.0%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Laredo is 88/100 - which is 5% lower than Texas.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime B

Laredo crime rates are 1,602 per 100k, which is 41% lower than Texas
Property Crime
1,285 crimes per 100k
B+
Violent Crime
317 crimes per 100k
B-
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employment D

The median income in Laredo is $51,120 - which is 7% lower than Texas.
Med. Household Income
$51,120
F
Unemployment Rate
3.4%
F
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (32)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Ahh Smile Family Dentistry
Dentist
Dr. Marissa Gonzalez, MD
Doctor
Unknown Name
Clinic
Smile Magic of Laredo
Dentist
H-E-B Pharmacy
Pharmacy
VA Clinic
Clinic
Valley Day & Night Clinic
Clinic
Laredo Medical Center
Hospital
Laredo Police Department
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
H-E-B Pharmacy
Pharmacy
H-E-B Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics
Dentist
City of Laredo Fire Department
Fire Station
Laredo Medical Center North Central
Doctor
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Laredo Emergency Room
Doctor
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Menta Dentistry
Dentist
Fire Station #3
Fire Station
H-E-B Pharmacy
Pharmacy
H-E-B Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Laredo Fire Department
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Laredo Emergency Room
Doctor
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B+
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housing A+

Laredo home prices are $140,100 - which is 2% lower than Texas
Home Price
$140,100
F
Home Appreciation Rate
19%
B-
Home Affordability
2.7x (home price to income ratio)
A
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schools C

The Laredo graduation rate is 62% - which is 20% lower than Texas
School Test Scores
54%
D
High School Grad. Rates
62%
F
Elementary Schools (77) B-
Newman El
Amparo Gutierrez El
Clark Middle
Clark El
Pierce El
Harmony School Of Innovation - Laredo
Harmony Science Academy - Laredo
Nye El
T Sanchez El / H Ochoa El
Tarver El
Mary Help Of Christians School
Farias El
Santa Maria El
Milton El
F S Lara Academy
United Middle
Aquero Middle
Cuatro Vientos South Middle
The Coves El
Don Jose Gallego
Mundo Montessori
Leyendecker El
United Step Academy
Memorial Middle
Trautmann Middle
High Schools (25) D-
Gateway Academy-Townlake Charter H S
Harmony School Of Excellence - Laredo
Nixon H S
Juvenille Justice Alternative Program
F S Lara Academy
United Middle
United Step Academy
Martin H S
Memorial Middle
Lamar Middle
Premier H S Of Laredo
John B Alexander H S
Hector J Garcia Early College H S
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ratings D-

Laredo has an overall rating of 53% from 7 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (4)
From AreaVibes
A+
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The worst place ever 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 06, 2019) Laredo is a horrible place to live and the most depressing. The people are rude and ugly and hate everybody and their mama if they don't speak Spanish. Ive never been to a place in America where you had to speak a foreign language. It's like they forgot that Laredo belongs to the ...Read More U.S. I wouldn't recommend anyone to move or visit Laredo. You are better off going to the middle East for a vacation. Read Less
Not a great vacation spot... 0.5 rating By MaidenUSA ( Sep 22, 2014) There isn't a lot going on in this town and wishing that we hadn't booked a week on unreliable information from the tourist bureau. They make it look super clean and beautiful, but it isn't for the most part. I didn't expect to have to know spanish/mexican to order a meal in th ...Read More e hub of downtown, a big shock in an American city. The have many shops that sell the same "imports" from across the border but at a higher price. There are several malls, and these are pretty much the typical American experience, with a big language barrier. I'm not sure how this town rated as high as it did, similar to Plano, Tx - which is incredibly clean and ranks 33/100 on the crime index compared to 9/100, for Laredo, on the same index - with 9/100 being worse for crime. Very disappointing visit. Read Less
Laredo, Texas - Abundant scenic splendor 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 05, 2010) The city of Laredo Texas is known for its abundance of breathtaking natural scenes and wonderful nature. Having many fantastic positive features throughout the city, there is none quite as amazing as the Rio Grande. The river unites this border region and is habitat to some of th ...Read More e most extraordinary creatures. Recently, Laredo TX has become home to a bi-national kayak and canoe competition.

All the natural beauties are at times taken for granted by us, the local residents. In recent times, my sister informed me of her plans to visit Laredo. I remember being excited to see her and immediately planned the itinerary. In doing so I realized just how marvelously breathtaking Laredo, TX can be. The Rio Grande, as I mentioned previously, is home to many wonderful creatures, fabulous views, and events. The Laredo Birding Festival was on the itinerary and a perfect festival for my bird loving sister to attend.

My sister was elated. Every day of the festival began with an outdoor sighting and ended with a seminar. Local and world know photographer assisted in fabulous views and shots of Laredo TX birds such as the White-collared Seedeater, the Green parakeet, the Least Grebe, White-tipped Dove, Groovebilled Ani, and the Green Jay.

In summary, my sister was in awe of the scenic splendors, wonderful wildlife sightings, small town charm, and neighborly attitude of Laredo TX; the all familiar place that I call home. Read Less
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Laredo, Texas - Abundant scenic splendor 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 05, 2010) The city of Laredo Texas is known for its abundance of breathtaking natural scenes and wonderful nature. Having many fantastic positive features throughout the city, there is none quite as amazing as the Rio Grande. The river unites this border region and is habitat to some of th ...Read More e most extraordinary creatures. Recently, Laredo TX has become home to a bi-national kayak and canoe competition.

All the natural beauties are at times taken for granted by us, the local residents. In recent times, my sister informed me of her plans to visit Laredo. I remember being excited to see her and immediately planned the itinerary. In doing so I realized just how marvelously breathtaking Laredo, TX can be. The Rio Grande, as I mentioned previously, is home to many wonderful creatures, fabulous views, and events. The Laredo Birding Festival was on the itinerary and a perfect festival for my bird loving sister to attend.

My sister was elated. Every day of the festival began with an outdoor sighting and ended with a seminar. Local and world know photographer assisted in fabulous views and shots of Laredo TX birds such as the White-collared Seedeater, the Green parakeet, the Least Grebe, White-tipped Dove, Groovebilled Ani, and the Green Jay.

In summary, my sister was in awe of the scenic splendors, wonderful wildlife sightings, small town charm, and neighborly attitude of Laredo TX; the all familiar place that I call home. Read Less

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Laredo, TX

Laredo is a border town in Webb County that is home to over 250,000 people. This makes it one of the largest border towns in the entire United States. The area has a rich culture and heritage that is shaped by its geographic location and the natural juxtaposition of cultures on the U.S. and Mexico sides of the border. The area has seen a steady rise in population over the last decade as more people have heard about the strong job market and low prices of homes in the area.

Texas A&M International University is a fine place to get a higher education, and it is one of the area's leading employers for professors and administrative staff. It offers competitive salaries and generous pay and benefit packages to those who are fortunate enough to work there. Laredo College is another option for students who are looking to earn a degree while living in Laredo, Texas. Walmart and Sears offer convenience for those looking to buy groceries or home goods. They also employ a large portion of the city's workforce.

Laredo has a lot of neighborhoods that are highly regarded for the quality of life that they offer to those who live in the area. Dominion Del Mar, The Green Ranch, and Villas San Agustin are some of the more upscale areas of the city that have larger homes with established yards. While the prices for homes of this size are affordable by Texas standards, they may be out of reach of a first-time home buyer. Cheyenne, North Heights, and Oakridge may be a better option for those who are looking for an amazing home while on a more constrained budget.

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park offers amazing boating opportunities for those who are looking to cool down during the oppressive summer days. The lake also has walking trails that are perfect for those who are looking to get out and exercise. The Republic of the Rio Grande Museum is a nice place to learn about the history of the area. You can also learn about the brave men and women who settled the area and built the foundation for what the city has become today.

J W Nixon High School, Raymond & Tirza Martin High School, and Los Obispos Middle School are a few of the area's highest rated schools. Each of these schools offers students a great education. Many of their graduates attend one of the universities that is located in Laredo's city limits.

Laredo has a number of restaurants that should not be missed. El Capataz and Border Foundry Restaurant and Bar offer an interesting twist on classic dishes. Each utilize fresh ingredients grown in nearby communities.

F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Laredo? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Garden
Unknown Name
Blas Castaneda Park
Soccer Fields
Unknown Name
Noon Lions Park
Base Commnity Sports Complex
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Jet Bowl
Cinemark Mall Del Norte
Laredo Little Theater
Uni-Trade Stadium
Laredo Energy Arena
Hollywood Theatres Stadium 14
Laredo Water Museum
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

Chick-fil-A
Charleys Philly Steaks
Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A
Wendy's
McDonald's
Burger King
Whataburger

F Commute

Is public transit available in Laredo? Of all people who commute, 1.0% take public transportation in Laredo.
Drive to Work
81%

4% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

C- Health & Safety

Is Laredo a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Laredo Medical Center
Doctors Hospital of Laredo
Laredo Physicians Group

Pharmacies

H-E-B Pharmacy
Walgreens
H-E-B Pharmacy
H-E-B Pharmacy
H-E-B Pharmacy
H-E-B Pharmacy
H-E-B Pharmacy
H-E-B Pharmacy

Doctors

Laredo Emergency Room
Laredo Medical Center North Central
Dr. Marissa Gonzalez, MD
Laredo Emergency Room

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