These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Houston, TX For 2018


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

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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 3.47x the national median and household incomes are 2.79x 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 for 2018:

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

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,106,373. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Houston.

For more Houston reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Houston and the worst neighborhoods in Houston.

Or, for living around Houston, out the best Houston suburbs and the worst Houston suburbs.

How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Houston For 2018

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 criterion:

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 For 2018

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 West University $153,604
2 Greater Memorial $146,287
3 Rice $134,564
4 River Oaks $123,888
5 Rice Military $114,989
6 Downtown $102,766
7 Far Northeast $88,053
8 Galleria-Uptown $83,714
9 Greater Heights $82,304
10 West Houston $76,204
11 Montrose $75,873
12 Midtown $74,596
13 Meyerland $70,691
14 Medical $68,825
15 Pasadina $61,714
16 Spring Branch $55,792
17 Westchase $55,700
18 Bellaire $51,640
19 Southwest $48,082
20 Northwest $44,705
21 Sugarland $41,130
22 Southeast $39,100
23 East End $36,794
24 North $33,191
25 Northeast $31,293
26 Far North $30,885

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