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A+ Pearland Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Pearland Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than Texas
1011% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pearland cost of living
B- Pearland Crime Total crime is 29% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,12723% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4823% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Pearland crime
B Pearland Employment Household income is 77% higher than Texas
Median household income
$96,95475% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$39,15831% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%30% lower than the US average
Pearland employment
A Pearland Housing Home value is 36% higher than Texas
Median home value
$194,2005% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,21828% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Pearland real estate or Pearland rentals
A+ Pearland Schools HS graduation rate is 17% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
85%73% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:15% lower than the US average
Pearland K-12 schools

Living in Pearland, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Pearland is a mid-sized city with a population of 106,238 residents. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Pearland might be a good fit as 83% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 43% have kids who are 18 years old or younger. Something to be aware of when living in Pearland is the above average commute times. If you're looking for a short commute to work, this might not be the right area for you. With one way commute time of 32 minutes, this comes in higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Pearland, Texas could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Pearland and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other important metrics.

Pearland has a livability score of 92 out of 100 and is ranked #11 in Texas and #12 in the USA. This is a phenomenal score, as Pearland ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Pearland also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Pearland ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (B+), education (A+), employment (B) and housing (A).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Pearland, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

The average school test scores in Pearland are 85%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Pearland has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Pearland real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Pearland. The median home price for Pearland homes is $194,200, which is 36.1% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Pearland, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 23.1% lower than the Texas average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Pearland area were 5.2% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.8%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Pearland, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Pearland, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pasadina, Houston847.5143,203
Midtown, Houston8113.46,409
West University, Houston8113.434,360
Meyerland, Houston7913.669,368
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
East End, Houston7612.187,359
River Oaks, Houston7515.431,337
Southwest, Houston7411.1108,921
Southeast, Houston737.1261,757

Best Cities Near Pearland, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Seabrook, TX9615.713,038
Taylor Lake Village, TX9513.93,662
Lake Jackson, TX9536.827,407
League City, TX9311.794,976
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cinco Ranch, TX933117,605
El Lago, TX9214.52,778
Deer Park, TX9213.333,517
Sugar Land, TX9120.985,681
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I lived in Pearland, Texas since before the great influx of building and urban sprawl. This was fueled during the hot subprime market, and the entire place changed immediately. People that lived here before the influx began to make more money selling property than they could with ranching. Still some saw the handwriting on the wall as Houston grew and became one of the largest economies in the entire world.

However, you have to take the good with the bad. We now have one of the largest outdoor style malls in America, and all the nice restaurants are close. Additionally, this type of infrastructure means that we do not have to face the amazing traffic along highway 288 both going and coming. In addition, if you know the back streets like we do, the traffic is really not a problem. Another nice feature is that the neighborhood associations have remained strong. This is good because it has not let homes decay. This is important because with this type of growth, people come and go often, and homes become uninhabited.

In some places this can be a problem, but here, it is hardly noticeable due to the strong deed restrictions that are instituted. When the neighborhoods are kept up, crime is less likely and police patrol often. We also have a very large school district that is competitive statewide. Because the neighborhoods are active, we often enjoy outdoor activities, and we can normally find some type of game to attend year round. Things like this make it seem as though Pearland is still a bedroom community. We have resisted that urge to find a less populated area because all of the areas close to Houston will eventually become part of either Houston proper or a suburb. We stay, and when all is considered, we love it.
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