Richmond city leaders are beaming, and for good reason. Richmond ranked as No. 5 in the “Best Houston Suburbs To Live” list compiled by HoustonProperties.com.

Houston Properties.Com created a list of 17 suburbs as Houston’s best of the bBest by looking at population centers above 10,000 within 45 minutes from the heart of Houston, both cities and suburban regions. They based this ranking on five characteristics included in their evaluation model — walkability, commute times, employment, public schools and amenities.

The suburbs were graded on each item then ranked based on combined score and the 17 with the best score were chosen for the list. Richmond was recognized as having notable master-planned communities such as Veranda, Mandola Farms and Del Webb Sweetgrass, all with easy access to employment opportunities in the energy corridor, and zoned to Lamar Consolidated ISD.

“Also inviting for families, Richmond has several outdoor entertainment hubs like Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, Shadow Hawk Golf Club and Black Hawk Country Club, as well as a variety of city parks with various amenities in George Park, Clay Park or Wessendorff Park,” according to Houston Properties. com. “Residents will also find various retail and restaurant options with several shopping centers and commercial establishments nearby.

“While the Richmond suburban area continues to grow offering a variety of neighborhoods for families, their connection to the city of Richmond with its’ charm offers a place to call home with a slower pace of life,” list-makers explained in a news release.

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