SUGAR LAND VOTED ONE OF THE BEST TOWNS TO LIVE IN!
DO YOU LIVE THERE AND AGREE WITH THIS ASSESSMENT?
Sugar Land is among 25 American towns included on Forbes’ list of Top Towns to Live Well. Forbes says cities on the list “boast cultural amenities, pro-business environments, highly educated workforces and enviable salaries.”
Sugar Land received high scores for a competitive cost of living where a six figure salary goes far and statistics showing the City has $132 of venture capital per capita. The City’s patents per capita were the highest in the southwest area.
According to Forbes, data comes from ZoomProspector.com, a San Francisco-based consulting firm specializing in corporate relocation. It evaluated areas of the country with less than 100,000 people – small towns with the amenities of big cities.
Characteristics like the number of museums, parks, bars and restaurants, and cultural institutions per capita were considered, as were factors indicative of a favorable business environment. These include patents, venture capital funding, sole-proprietorships, start-ups and small businesses per capita.
A sampling of cities joining Sugar Land on the list included Boulder, Colo., Sante Fe, NM, Columbia, MD, and Fairfax, Va. They were all recognized as places with strong environments for start-ups and better suited than other cities to recover from economic downtimes.