12. West University Place, TX
West University Place, TX
Population: 14,715
Median family income: $194,232
Median home price: $521,250

Smack in the middle of the Houston Metro area, this two-square-mile town offers easy access to big-city amenities with plenty to offer on its own for active residents. A new LEED-certified recreation center offers a heated indoor fitness and instructional pool, a walking tail, workout room, squash courts and classrooms.

Colonial Park Pool is the place for outdoor water activity in West University Place. A rock wall, slide and lily pad crossing keep kids -- and parents -- entertained for hours. Low crime rates, gorgeous homes and good schools add to the area's appeal.

See complete data and interactive map for West University Place

Last updated August 15 2011: 2:49 PM ET
Join the Conversation
Full list: Top 100

These terrific small towns -- even now -- boast great job opportunities, top-notch schools, safe streets, economic strength, and more.

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.