Living in Brazoria County

A Great Place to Call Home

Brazoria County is thriving, with a growing population and a flourishing economy. Businesses find Brazoria County a great place to do business, and residents find it a perfect fit for their growing families. A low cost of living, mild climate, and plenty of activities year-round add up to the biggest advantage of all: an extremely high quality of life. 

Life in Brazoria County is life well-spent in nature. Ranked the 11th county in Texas for outdoor activities, Brazoria County is home to over 23 miles of beautiful Texas beaches.

Brazoria features secluded Bryan Beach, popular tourist destination Surfside Beach, 90,000 acres of National Wildlife Refuge land at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge and Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, and ten county parks. Residents and visitors enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating, beachcombing, surfing, camping, birding, and hiking along beaches, swamps, and old-growth forests. 

History, Science and the Arts

As the place where the state of Texas began and former Republic of Texas capital, Brazoria County is bursting with history and fun activities for the entire family. Attractions include Sea Center Texas, a free marine aquarium, fish hatchery, and education center, local historical museums and sites, the Stephen F. Austin Statue and Visitor’s Center, and Brazosport Center for the Arts & Sciences.

Excellent Quality of Life

From suburban neighborhoods and small towns to rural farms and beach-side life, Brazoria County offers very affordable living no matter your housing preference. Brazoria County has a much lower cost of living compared to the Houston metro while providing necessary jobs and a great quality of life for residents. The county has top-notch schools that offer special programs ranging from Montessori to International Baccalaureate and four full-service hospitals that provide a range of medical services.