West University Place tops list as “Most Affluent Small City”

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Houston (CW39) The pandemic has made some people realize they don’t need to live in large cities to have the life they want. A new study conducted by AdvisorSmith, examined median household incomes to find the “Most Affluent Small Cities in America.”

Researchers discovered that West University Place was the #1 most affluent small city for cities with between 10,000 and 30,000 residents.

West University Place is just minutes from downtown Houston, the Galleria, and Texas Medical Center.  The area has a low crime rate and its location makes it an ideal spot for living, working, and raising a family.

The street boundaries of West University Place include Bissonnet, Community, Holcombe/Bellaire and Kirby

The city is also near Rice University and 85% of adults who live in West U have bachelor’s degrees.

The median household income in West University Place is $250,000. The median nationwide household income is $68,703.

Among the “Most Affluent Small Cities in America,” Bellaire and University Park are Texas cities that also made the list.

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