CNNMoney.com released its list of 100 Best Places to Live recently. Coming in at number 51 was Friendswood, Texas. The report said the list was “focused on smaller places that offered the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community.” Coming it at number one was Middleton, Wisconsin, which received praise for its “small-town charm; booming economy; extensive parks and bike trails,” with the only downsides being cold winters and a lack of ethnic diversity.
Friendswood definitely isn’t hurting in that department. In fact, not too long ago, the community was so overrun with diversity they tried to establish English as the official language.
In other rankings, College Station was number 25 in the Top 25 Best Places to Live for Singles:
The name combines the attributes of its prime occupant of real estate, Texas A&M, with the railroad it sits along. With a thriving real estate market and a citizenry among the most educated in the country, College Station offers much for the upwardly mobile bachelor or bachelorette. Combine that with an electrifying variety of live music and a delicious selection of fine dining and this city in the heart of Texas is a winner every time.
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A citizenry among the most educated in the country? Really? We guess the folks at CnnMoney.com never heard the one about the Aggie in the tree. – Dusti Rhodes