Awards, Accolades, & Assets

League city crystal awards on table inside lc live studio.

League City is a great place to live, but don’t take our word for it. Check out our many accolades and awards throughout the years, along with some of the incredible assets that contribute to our wonderful quality of life.


  • 2022 University of Houston MPA Public Official of the Year, City Manager John Baumgartner
  • 2022 ETC Leading the Way National Top Performer Award Winner 
  • 2022 TAMI Award for Best Use of Promotional Item (League City Resident Guide)
  • 2022 TAMIO Award of Excellence for Innovation (Helen Hall Library)
  • 2022 Destination Excellence Award: DMO (Destination Marketing Organization) of the Year for the League City Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • 2021 Texas Municipal Library Directors Association Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award (Helen Hall Library)
  • 2021 Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) annual Parks and Natural Areas Programming Award (League City Parks and Recreation
  • 2020 Demco/Upstart Innovative Programming Award Winner (Helen Hall Library)
  • ISO 1 Rated Volunteer Fired Department — the highest rating possible for community fire protection
  • 2009 Best Urban Garden for Helen’s Garden by the Houston Chronicle
  • Best Place to Live in 2011 and home of the Best Fire Department and Best Police Department according to Bay Area Magazine as part of the Best of the Bay Area awards
Five women firefighters at fire station standing in front of fire truck.


  • Third largest boating anchorage in the United States
  • Three golf courses, 14 baseball fields, 16 soccer fields, 10 parks, 1 paddle trail
  • 1 dog park, with another under construction
  • 28 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Designated mountain bike trail
  • 1,600-acre Historic District
  • 12 miles of waterfront (Clear Creek and Clear Lake)
  • Nearly 900 acres of developed and undeveloped park land
  • The only community in the area with a revenue stream specifically dedicated to amateur athletics
  • Home to Big League Dreams Sports Park
League city boating anchorage.




  • No. 6 | 50 Most Tax-Friendly Cities for Wealthy Families (2021, GoBankingRates) 


  • No. 8 | Fastest Growing City in America (
  • No. 20 | Best Suburb in America for Growing Families (GoBankingRates)
  • No. 43 | Saftest City in America to Raise a Child (Safewise) 


  • No. 18 | America’s Safest Cities to Raise a Child (SafeWise)
  • No. 10 | America’s Safest Cities with Population Over 100k (24/7 Wall St.)
  • No. 8 | Best City in American for Families (Apartment List)
  • No. 19 | Fastest Growing Cities in US (24/7 Tempo)
  • No. 10 | 50 Most Tax-Friendly Cities for Wealthy Families (2020, GoBankingRates)
African american couple holding young sons hands while walking on paved walkway at league city park.