These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Houston


We used science and data to determine which Houston neighborhoods have the richest people.

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Richest Neighborhoods In Houston

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Houston has to offer. Where houses go for over 3.15x the national median and household incomes are 2.96x the national median.

But where exactly in Houston do the richest of the rich people live? That would be West University where the median income is a cool $130,959. Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Houston out of 26:

  1. West University
  2. Greater Memorial
  3. Rice
  4. River Oaks
  5. Rice Military
  6. Far Northeast
  7. Galleria-Uptown
  8. West Houston
  9. Midtown
  10. Greater Heights

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,028,353. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank acount for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find wher your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Houston.
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How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Houston

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.

And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criteria:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

We ranked every neighborhood in Houston by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, West University, was named the richest neighborhood in Houston.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Far North.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Houston ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Houston

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 West University $148,051
2 Greater Memorial $138,278
3 Rice $135,465
4 River Oaks $116,568
5 Rice Military $97,668
6 Far Northeast $87,458
7 Galleria-Uptown $84,769
8 West Houston $74,729
9 Midtown $74,182
10 Greater Heights $71,185
11 Meyerland $68,145
12 Montrose $67,816
13 Medical $66,259
14 Pasadina $61,320
15 Downtown $57,280
16 Westchase $54,850
17 Spring Branch $52,832
18 Bellaire $50,330
19 Southwest $48,194
20 Northwest $43,056
21 Sugarland $40,148
22 Southeast $39,026
23 East End $34,733
24 Northeast $31,459
25 North $31,386
26 Far North $30,754

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