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Pearland: one of Houston’s most beloved suburbs

Pearland is a suburb that has got it all
  • Pearland is considered to have phenomenal schools.
  • The city is the third largest in the Houston MSA and considered exceptionally livable.
  • Pearland has a very low walk score.

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Known from 2000 to 2010 as the fastest growing city in the Houston metro area, Pearland is a highly livable commuter suburb with phenomenal schools and access to all the amenities. Currently the third largest city in the MSA, with an estimated population of roughly 90,000 to nearly 109,000, Pearland also boasts a low unemployment rate of 3.5 percent and a housing market that has recently seen values on the rise. Pearland residents have a high quality of life According to Areavibes, Pearland has a livability score of 85, which equates to a city that is "exceptionally livable." This classification is based on the grading of the city's amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. In all these categories the city received an A or B+ with the exception of housing, which was given a B. WalkScore dubs Pearland as a car-dependent city where almost all errands require a car. A sizable portion of the city's labor force commutes into the Houston Medical Ce...