Laredo 73 Excellent
Laredo Livability #183 ranked city in Texas#4,523 ranked city in the USARanks better than 84% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Laredo

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents in this area benefit from an affordable cost of living. This includes goods and services, transportation, housing, utilities, groceries and healthcare.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Earning a high health and safety score depends on factors such as good air quality and the availability of essential health facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors, and fire stations.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Ratings

    Polls and surveys done by AreaVibes among area residents did not yield positive feedback when it came to the walkability of amenities, safety, nearby parks and the overall sense of community.

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What's it like Living in Laredo?

Located in the state of Texas, Laredo is a highly populated city with a population of 260,571 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Laredo is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Laredo are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 90% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 29 years old, Laredo could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. Not a fan of sitting in traffic during your commute to work? Laredo offers shorter work commutes, with an average one-way commute time taking only 21 minutes, far lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Laredo, Texas could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. To help you find the best places to live in and around Laredo, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, commute and more.

With a livability score of 73/100, Laredo is ranked #4,540 in the United States and #190 in Texas. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Laredo ranks well for crime (B) and housing (A+). Unfortunately for Laredo, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F) and employment (D).

A robust real estate market serves as a crucial economic indicator, reflecting the local area's strength, stability and the confidence of its residents. Laredo excels in the housing sector, scoring high marks based on factors such as median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability. These calculations suggest that the apartment rental and real estate market in the region is exceptionally healthy, highlighting the area's economic vitality and attractiveness to potential homebuyers and renters.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Laredo is real estate affordability. The median home price for Laredo homes is $140,100, which is 1.8% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Laredo, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% higher than the Texas average.

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      Laredo transportation information

      Statistic Laredo Texas National
      Average one way commute21min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.7%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.0%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%4.3%4.6%
      Source: The Laredo, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).