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About League City
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League City is a waterfront community nestled along the shores of Clear Lake, 30 miles south of downtown Houston, with close proximity to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The city regularly ranks among the safest, most affordable, and best places to live and raise a family in the state of Texas and in the US. With a population of around 110,00, League City residents represent a diversity of backgrounds and lifestyles. Professionals across the country are drawn to League City because of low unemployment rates and a ripe job market for positions in the medical, energy, aerospace, marine, and petrochemical industries.
The City is bordered by Clear Creek to the north, which flows into Clear Lake and out to Galveston Bay. These scenic bodies of water provide abundant recreation opportunities including sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, fishing, and more. Just minutes away from League City is Space Center Houston—the visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center and the most popular tourist attraction in the Houston Metro region.
With Southern charm and Texas pride, League City boasts its own brand of historic appeal. Beautiful 19th century homes and buildings are scattered throughout the League City Historic District, and its streets are lined with towering live oaks, planted by the city’s founders over 100 years ago. Locals and visitors enjoy the variety of boutiques, gardens, museums, and dining available in the Historic District and throughout the city.
World-Class Medical Care
Residents of League City have access to state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, and the Bay Area of Houston is becoming a small medical center in its own right. Houston Methodist, UTMB, HCA, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Memorial Hermann all have a presence in the League City area, and some of the top doctors and specialists in the nation come here to practice medicine.
School-aged children receive an excellent education at the schools within the Clear Creek Independent School District and Dickinson School District, and have plenty of opportunities to participate in sports and other extra-curricular activities. Nearby higher education opportunities include College of the Mainland, San Jacinto Community College, University of Houston (including their Clear Lake campus), the prestigious Rice University, and others.
It’s not hard to see why League City is an amazing place to live, work, and play.
Get to Know League City
- Third largest boating anchorage in the United States
- No. 8 | Best City in America for Families (2019, Apartment List)
- No. 10 | America’s Safest Cities with population over 100k (2019, 24/7 Wall St.)
- No. 5 | 50 Most Tax-Friendly Cities for Wealthy Families (2020, GoBankingRates)
- No. 18 | America’s Safest Cities to Raise a Child (2019, SafeWise)
- No. 19 | Fastest Growing Cities in the US (2019, 24/7 Tempo)
- No. 20 | Best Suburb in America for Growing Families (GoBankingRates)
- Three golf courses, 14 baseball fields, 16 soccer fields, 10 parks, 1 paddle trail, 1 dog park (with another coming soon), and 11.5 miles of hike and bike trails—with more on the way.
- The only community in the area with a revenue stream specifically dedicated to amateur athletics
- ISO 1 Rated Volunteer Fired Department — the highest rating possible for community fire protection
- 2009 Best Urban Garden for Helen’s Garden by the Houston Chronicle
- Home to Big League Dreams Sports Park
- Best Place to Live in 2011 and home of the Best Fire Department and Best Police Department according to Bay Area Magazine as part of the Best of the Bay Area awards