Dickinson has six elementary schools, two middle schools for fifth and sixth graders, a junior high for seventh and eighth graders, and a high school for grades nine through 12. Private schools, as well as a charter school, contribute to the fact that there are only 15.9 students per teacher. The Dickinson Independent School District works to ensure that all of their facilities offer excellent learning environments equipped with state-of-the-art technology. To embrace the future, the city just built a multimillion-dollar City Hall and Library complex in 2009. History is celebrated here, too. The Dickinson Historic Railroad Center houses the Dickinson Railroad Depot, which was built in 1902. Another attraction, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, sits just north of Dickinson in Clear Lake City.

The town of Dickinson, Texas, is just 28 miles southeast of Houston, and it is the fourth-largest metro area in the country. This growing town has everything you need to call it home. Its real estate appreciation rate grew an encouraging 10.9 percent last year, but the cost of living is 13 percent lower than the U.S. average. Home choices here range from quaint and cozy single-family homes to sprawling country estates. There is also plenty of land available for building a custom home.

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