Galveston County’s largest city, League City, was ranked the top suburb in Houston, and the 16th most livable mid-sized city in the country.

Financial website SmartAsset compared 227 U.S. cities based on eight metrics), ranging from median household income to unemployment rate to home value change. (The cities included have at least 100,000 residents; the 100 most populous U.S. cities were removed.)

“For Americans seeking a more affordable and less crowded alternative to the bustle of a big city but not interested in very small towns, a mid-sized city might be the best place to put down roots,” the site says. “But not all of them are equally suited to meet the needs of their inhabitants. That’s why SmartAsset crunched the numbers on a variety of financial factors to find the mid-sized cities that are the most livable.”

What makes League City so great?

  • Median household income: $115,650
  • Home prices increased nearly 20% between 2015 and 2019

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