Friendswood named one of the best places to live

July 13, 2009 1:36:22 PM PDT
Money magazine and CNN/Money recently named Friendswood, Texas as one of the country's "Best Places to Live." Friendswood is the only community in the greater Houston area and one of only six Texas cities to make the list. The 2009 list, which ranks Friendswood as No. 32 out of 100 cities across the United States, focuses on smaller places that offer the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community.

This marks the second time in three years that Friendswood has made CNN/Money's "Best Places to Live" list. In 2007, Friendswood ranked No. 51 out of 100 cities in the U.S. and was the only community in the greater Houston area to make the list at that time as well.

The winning cities were chosen from a list with populations between 8,500 and 50,000. Job growth, cost of living, housing prices, education, arts and leisure options, safety, diversity and health care are all factors when considering America's best places to live.

For the complete list, visit http://money.cnn.com. For more information on the city of Friendswood, visit www.friendswood.com.

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