League City

League City is located near the Texas Gulf Coast, just twenty miles southeast of Houston. The city is situated on the south shore of Clear Lake and directly on Interstate Highway 45 (Gulf Freeway). It is located in Galveston and Harris Counties. As of 2013, the average income just tops $68,000 and home values average $212,000. With 55 square miles, League City is a rapidly growing city. It has experienced a growth rate of almost 51% since 2000. There are currently 68,504 people living in League City. Major sectors of the area’s economic base include aerospace (NASA), petrochemicals, health care, upscale commercial, boating and visitor attractions. Although it lies within the Houston metropolitan area, League City distinguishes itself within the region demographically. Its household income levels and educational profiles are well above the average for the Houston area. League City’s origin dates back to 1825, when Stephen F. Austin first settled the area. J. C. League began acquiring land in Galveston County from the G. W. Butler family in the 1890s. In 1896, he officially changed the name of his holdings from Butler Ranch to League City. League City was formally incorporated as a Texas Home Rule City in 1962.

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