10 of the Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Houston

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Even though Houston’s crime rates have been decreasing in the past few years, there are still many unsafe neighborhoods in the city. Below are some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city of Houston.

1. Clinton Dr/ Waco St


One of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Houston is Clinton Dr/ Waco St. This neighborhood bordered to the south and west by Buffalo Bayou, to the north by the East Freeway and to the west by Lockwood Drive. The homes in this area tend to be older and less expensive than those in the safer neighborhoods. Many of the households contain single parents, and more than half of the children in this neighborhood live below the federal poverty level.

Neighborhood Type: Suburban
Schools: Houston Independent School District
School Rating: 0.391 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $192,024
Median Rent: $540

2. Travis St/ Elgin St


Travis St/ Elgin St is another Houston neighborhood with a significant crime rate. This neighborhood is bordered by the Gulf Freeway, Main Street, Burlington Street, Albany Street and Oak Place.

Neighborhood Type: Urban
Schools: Houston Independent School District
School Rating: 0.391 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $258,792
Median Rent: $1,601

3. Fulton St/ Northline Mall


A third neighborhood with a higher crime rate is Fulton St/ Northline Mall. This neighborhood is bordered to the north by E Tidwell Rd, to the east by Fulton St and to the west by Interstate 45. Fulton St/ Northline Mall is composed of smaller homes and apartment complexes.

Neighborhood Type: Urban
Schools: Houston Independent School District
School Rating: 0.391 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $90,701
Median Rent: $614

4. N Macgregor Way/ Burkett St


N Macgregor Way/ Burkett St is bordered to the south by N Magregor Way, to the north by Bludgett Street and to the east by Scott Street. The area is composed of apartment complexes, small houses and medium homes with multiple bedrooms. More than ten percent of the residents in this neighborhood are currently enrolled in college.

Neighborhood Type: Urban
Schools: Houston Independent School District
School Rating: 0.391 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $207,682
Median Rent: $709

5. Leeland St/ Scott St


The fifth dangerous neighborhood on the list is Leeland St/ Scott St. The boundaries for this neighborhood are the Gulf Freeway, Eastex Freeway and Milby Street. Most of the properties in this area are newer small- to medium-sized homes and townhomes. Incomes in this area are slightly above average.

Neighborhood Type: Suburban
Schools: Houston Independent School District
School Rating: 0.391 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $248,614
Median Rent: $1,055

6. N Main St/ Morris St


N Main St/ Morris St is an urban neighborhood with a higher-than-average crime rate. Many of the residences in this area are older, and most are small to medium in size. Apartment complexes are also found in this neighborhood. More than 67 percent of the people living in this neighborhood are of Mexican descent.

Neighborhood Type: Urban
Schools: Houston Independent School District
School Rating: 0.391 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $108,818
Median Rent: $678

7. Judiway St/ Piney Woods Dr


With some apartment complexes and an assortment of small- to medium-sized homes, the neighborhood of Judiway St/ Piney Woods Dr is considered suburban. However, in spite of the fact that homes in the area are moderately priced and income is above average, this neighborhood still has one of the highest crime rates in Houston.

Neighborhood Type: Suburban
Schools: Houston Independent School District
School Rating: 0.391 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $192,248
Median Rent: $1,166

8. Tidwell Rd/ Mesa Dr


In Tidwell Rd/ Mesa Dr, you will find high vacancy rates, low property values and a large proportion of single parents. It’s not surprising to hear that the crime rate in this neighborhood is high. Tidwell Rd/ Mesa Dr is bordered to the west by Mesa Drive and to the south by Halls Bayou.

Neighborhood Type: Suburban
Schools: North Forest Independent School District; Sheldon Independent School District
School Rating: No rankings available, 0.278 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $75,043
Median Rent: $662

9. De Priest St/ Williamsdell St


Another Houston neighborhood that may be considered dangerous is De Priest St/ Williamsdell St. This neighborhood is characterized by inexpensive real estate, high vacancies and low resident incomes. Less than 5 percent of this neighborhood’s residents have earned a four-year college degree. De Priest St/ Williamsdell St is bordered by Veterans Memorial Drive, Wheatley Street and W Little York Road.

Neighborhood Type: Suburban
Schools: Houston Independent School District, Aldine Independent School District
School Rating: 0.391 out of 1.000, 0.350 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $76,496
Median Rent: $584

10. Main St/ Murworth Dr


The neighborhood of Main St/ Murworth Dr is characterized by high crime rates, low property values and below-average income. This neighborhood is bordered by Kirby Drive on the east, the South Loop West Freeway to the south and S Main Street to the northwest. Nearly half of all residents in this neighborhood live alone.

Neighborhood Type: Urban
Schools: Houston Independent School District
School Rating: 0.391 out of 1.000
Median Home Price: $55,583
Median Rent: $745