Great Places to Live per CNNThree Houston neighborhoods have just landed on’s lists of great places to live.  On August 15, 2011, Deer Park placed tenth on the list of the 100 most affordable communities.  Reference was made to the good jobs available at the Shell refinery and to the “low crime rate, well-funded schools and slow pace.  ‘It’s Mayberry R.F.D,’” said Debbie Westbeld, the city’s Economic Development Administrator.

That same day, West U and Bellaire ranked 12th and 24th respectively among the 25 top-earning towns.  Mention was made of the great schools, parks and recreation facilities in the two cities.  It is worth noting that these two communities have both worked hard to update and approve their aging infrastructure.  It’s nice to see that somebody noticed!

To see the full articles on these Houston neighborhoods, click here:  Deerpark, West U, Bellaire.

Roger Martin