ABOUT Hilshire Village
Found in Harris County, Hilshire Village is considered a small, affluent Texas city with a lot to offer.
Commonly ranked among the 10 most wealthy locations in the state in terms of per capita income, the median household income in the city is about 3x the national median. Likewise, Hilshire Village has high median home values that dwarf the national average.
The city’s younger residents have access to multiple private schools, and the public schools in the local district are respectable and highly rated. Families find Hilshire Village to be a great place to live, and many residents are also retirees looking to spend their twilight years in a rural setting with all the convenience of urban environments being close at hand.
The population is generally conservative, and the city’s government is very involved in further improving residents’ quality of life. Hilshire Village residents are also within short driving distance of expansive parks, shopping areas, museums, restaurants, and much more.
Hilshire Village is a small city of around 900 residents. 52% of the population is male, and 48% is female.
72% of residents are White, and 13% are of Asian descent. 12% of residents identify as Hispanic, and 3% of the city’s residents are multiracial or biracial.
13% of residents have some college education or an associate’s degree, and 40% of residents have a bachelor’s degree. Another 34% of residents have a master’s degree or higher.
The median household income in the city is $160K, and the median individual income is $66K. The unemployment rate in Hilshire Village tracks around 1.3%, and the poverty rate trends around 1.1%.
TOP Hilshire Village HIGHLIGHTS
Rain falls throughout the year in Hilshire Village, and the city has an average yearly rainfall of 52 inches. It is dry here for around 198 days and the average annual temperature is 64°F. In July and August, the humidity here can reach stifling highs of between 60 and 90 percent.
From March until November, there is little to no rainfall in the city and one is likely to experience pleasant temperatures. Residents and tourists here make the most of the summer days by enjoying the walking trails and local parks, exploring nearby boutiques, and touring art galleries and museums.
The most common types of natural disasters that threaten Hilshire Village include heavy rainfall, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms, and winter storms.
Flooding due to excessive rainfall had affected the area in the past and caused significant damage to homes, major roads, and public utilities.
Hilshire Village is beefing up its flood control systems and infrastructure through re-grading, deepening, and widening of roadside ditches and replacing sewer facilities.
The city is located within a very high risk hurricane zone. About 53 hurricanes have been recorded in the area since 1930.
Hilshire Village also has a high risk of tornadoes. According to the NOAA, an average of four tornadoes are recorded in the city every year. About 285 tornadoes have happened in the area since 1950.
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The mean commute time for residents 25 years old and over in Hilshire Village is estimated to be 20.5 minutes, which can be seen as considerably convenient.
Interstate 10 defines a portion of the city’s southern border, which makes traveling east and west of Hilshire Village simple. Interstate 610 is found directly east of the city, and Sam Houston Tollway is situated a short distance west of the city as well. Additionally, Interstate 69 lies further south of the city.
Downtown Houston is roughly a 15 minute drive away. Also, it takes less than 30 minutes to reach Sugar Land by car from Hilshire Village.
Hilshire Village is among some of the safest neighborhoods in Texas and in all of the U.S.
Overall, the crime rate in the area is 1,122 per 100,000 residents. This rate is about 57% lower than the national average. Hilshire Village is safer than about 66% of cities in the U.S.
Violent crime rate in the area is 166 per 100,000 residents. This rate is about 56% lower than the national average.
Property crime rate, meanwhile, is about 956 per 100,000 residents. This rate is about 57% lower than the national average.
One has a 1 in 90 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hilshire Village.
The safest neighborhoods in the city are located in the southern sections, near Burkhart Road and Guinea Drive. The neighborhoods with the highest crime rates, meanwhile, are located in the eastern sections, near Betty Jane Lane and Bellewood Drive.
Hilshire Village operates under a mayor-council form of government, and there are 5 city council members who are elected on a place system basis.
Council members serve for staggered 2 year terms and are responsible for adopting a city budget and overseeing other municipality affairs. The city council meets regularly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM.
The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce is based northeast of Hilshire Village. This chamber works to promote businesses and empower communities located north and west of Houston.
This chamber has regular networking, community exposure, business education, and sponsorship opportunities for hundreds of members. This chamber also provides space for advertising and acts as a useful business directory.
The mayor of Hilshire Village is elected on an at-large basis to serve for a 2-year term of office. Elections take place during even years.
Along with the mayor pro tem, the mayor of Hilshire Village serves on the city council. The mayor represents the city’s residents in both an official and ceremonial fashion to further improve and support the community.
Hilshire Village Population 2020
Hilshire is a small city of around 900 residents. Females comprise 48% of the population and males make up 52%. 49 years is the median age. An estimated 28% of the population belong to the 35 to 54 age bracket, while around 19% belong to the 5 to 19 age group.
Hilshire Village has a population density of 3,100 people per square mile. The city’s population is still increasing at a rate of 0.61% every year. The population has grown by 11.13% since the 2010 census.
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Hilshire Village Diversity 2020
The majority of Hilshire Village’s population is represented by White residents at 88%. This is followed by Asian residents accounting for 7.7%, and Biracial residents at 2.6%. Many of the city’s residents also have English, French, German, Italian, and Irish racial or ethnic backgrounds.
English is still the most commonly spoken language in Hilshire Village. 9.2% speak Spanish and 2.2% speak other Indo-European languages.
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Hilshire Village Education 2020
Hilshire Village has a strong combination of a highly-rated public school district and a large population of college-educated adults.
Those who have sought four-year degree programs in the city make up nearly 600 or 88% of adults. 13% of them have earned a college degree, 42% hold a bachelor’s degree, 4% have an associate degree, and 30% achieved graduate degrees.
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SCHOOLS IN Hilshire Village
Hilshire Village is served by Spring Branch Independent School District, a well-rated district ranked by Niche.com as the #6 best school system in the county.
About 35,000 students are educated by this district based west of the city. The district’s school campuses are found throughout Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Spring Valley Village, and Hilshire Village.
This district includes 26 elementary school campuses serving grades pre-kindergarten-5, and this district also has 8 total 6-8 middle schools. There are 4 traditional 9-12 high schools in this district as well, in addition to 1 charter school.
SBISD is known for its student diversity. An estimated 48% of students are Hispanic, 39% are White, 7% are Asian, and 6% of students are African American.
Public schools in and around Hilshire Village are rated by Niche.com to be some of the best in the Houston area, and there are also several Montessori-styled campuses and religious institutions in the area.
Hilshire Village Housing 2020
The median property value in Hilshire Village is estimated to be $850K, which is impressively high relative to both the state’s average and the national average. In a similar vein, properties in the city can be expected to have high average annual home appreciation rates compared with national averages.
Hilshire Village is widely thought to be a buyer’s market, seeing as there are more homes listed for sale than there are active buyers. Between January 2018 and January 2020, the sale-to-list price ratio tracked at 97.48%, and 2.52% of properties sold below asking price. Based on data reported between March 2018 and January 2020, Hilshire Village properties typically sold after 82 days of being listed for sale.
Between January 2017 and January 2020, the median sale price demonstrated a 6.7% increase in year-over-year price. Recent trends show that the city’s housing market has a predisposition for bidding wars, which can impact property prices a good deal.
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Considering all housing options in Hilshire Village, the majority of properties at 97% are owner-occupied residences, which indicates just 3% of housing options are being rented by residents.
Because the vast majority of the city is made up of single family detached properties, there are very few condominiums in Hilshire Village and no apartment complexes. The most expensive properties in the city can be priced well over the $1 million mark, although there are many more affordable housing options in the city as well.
As for rental properties, the median gross rent in the city is estimated to be just under $3,000 per month. The estimated median condo value in Hilshire Village is just over $600K.
Hilshire Village residences are generally properties that have a few years under their belts, and few properties have been built after the turn of the 21st century. Following trends in the Houston area, the bulk of properties in the city have 3-4 bedroom layouts.
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Hilshire Village Economy 2020
92% of Hilshire Village’s around 400 working residents have white-collar jobs. The city has growing populations of managers and office and sales workers. Telecommuters also make up a chunk of the workforce at 8%.
The income rates in the city are healthy. The median household income is approximately above the US median by 68% at $166,528. The per capita income in the area is $87,528, and the average yearly salary of a resident is $229,500.
The poverty rate tracks at 0.9%, and the unemployment rate is significantly low at 1.5%.
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Cost of Living
Hilshire Village is among the most affluent neighborhoods in Texas that feature sprawling luxury properties and easy access to highly-rated schools.
The cost of living in the area is about 99% higher than the Texas average, and about 81% higher than the national average.
Expensive real estate makes up the bulk of the difference when it comes to the cost of living. With median home values of more than $960,000, housing costs in Hilshire Village are about 274% higher than the national average.
One can expect to pay for transportation expenses that are about 5% lower than the national average, while the costs of healthcare are about 8% lower than the national average.
Goods and services prices are about 3% higher than the national average, while grocery prices are about 10% lower than the national average.
Expenses for utilities, meanwhile, are about 8% higher than the national average.
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Overall, Hilshire Village neighborhoods are considered affluent and ideal for urban sophisticates.
Northern neighborhoods have a median real estate price of just under $600K, which is estimated to be more expensive than 96.4% of Texas neighborhoods and 88% of neighborhoods nationally. Even so, northern areas of Hilshire Village are thought to be affordable.
Meanwhile, eastern neighborhoods have a higher median real estate price of $640K, which tracks over 97.1% of residential areas in the state and 89.8% of areas across the country.
Centrally-located residential areas of Hilshire Village can have higher costs of living, considering that real estate prices in this area average around $850K. This means central neighborhoods have the highest cost of living in the city.
Based on NeighborhoodScout.com’s crime statistics on the Houston area, Hilshire Village is among some of the safest areas near Houston to call home. Specifically, neighborhoods in Hilshire are well under Texas averages for violent crimes, robbery, and theft.