IMHO, anywhere close to 610 is not the best place to live. Although there are those few isolated neighborhoods.
I lived on the N.W. side (Spring Branch, Copperfield, Bear Creek) for over 40 years.
I've had friends that lived on the east side just past 610 and I was always uncomfortable going to their houses.
Just drive through a neighborhood on a weekend where you're thinking about living and if there are more than 3-4 cars parked in the drive or street on the majority of the homes, that probably won't be a good place to live.
I now live in Tennessee, but my last neighborhood ended up like that and I was fearful for my families safety. We saw more cops there than a police station.
You're going to have to do some hard homework.