As one of the fastest growing cities in the Houston region, Pearland has everything you’re looking for in a community with affordable housing, outstanding schools, safe neighborhoods, and a superb quality of life. 

Amidst millions of square feet of retail, office, and residential construction completed in the past decade, Pearland is on its way to becoming the next major employment center in the Houston region. Our close proximity to Houston, just a short 20 minute drive to downtown, allows you to experience all the city has to offer including professional sports, world-class cultural amenities, and recreation. 


Ranked as one of the safest cities in Texas, Pearland residents know their families are safe and secure in the community and surrounding areas. Incredible cost of living and easy access to Houston’s world-class cultural amenities, professional sports, and attractions make Pearland the perfect fit. 


Two major school districts serve the majority of the Pearland community; the Pearland Independent School District and the Alvin Independent School District. Pearland ISD has 23 campuses, 1,339 teachers, and an enrollment of over 21,200 students. Alvin ISD has 30 campuses, 3,600 educators and staff, and an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students. 

Nearly 350,000 students are enrolled in more than 60 degree-granting colleges, universities, and technical schools in the Houston region. Pearland is served by the University of Houston Clear Lake Pearland campus, as well as Alvin, Houston, and San Jacinto community colleges. 


In 2022, Filterbuy ranked Pearland as the most diverse small city in the U.S. and the second most diverse overall, based on data from the U.S. Cencus 2020 American Community Survey. In 2020, SmartAsset ranked Pearland as one of the top 50 most livable mid-sized cities in the U.S.


One of the many benefits of living in Pearland is a cost of living that falls below the national average. 

The Cost of Living Index estimates the relative price levels for consumer goods and services. When applied to wages and salaries, the result is a measure of relative purchasing power. The cost of living is 4.2% lower in Pearland than the U.S. average. The Houston region has the second-lowest living costs among the most populous U.S. metro areas, according to the C2ER Cost of Living Index Q1 ’22. Houston’s living costs are 8.3% below the nationwide average and 36.2%below the average of the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas. 

Average Annual Salary
Pearland, TX: $58,404
Texas: $57,120
United States: $57,025

Cost of Living Index
Pearland, TX: 95.8
Texas: 93.9
United States: 100.0

U.S. Purchasing Power
Pearland, TX: $60,952
Texas: $60,804
United States: $57,025

Sources: Cost of Living per C2ER, data as of 2019q2, Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), Cost of Living Index, Q1 2022

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Households, large and small, with varying goals, interests, and needs can find a place to call home in Pearland.