Founded in 1890, Angleton is an average sized town located in the central part of Brazoria County in the southeastern part of Texas. Just two years later, a Post Office was built and four years after that, Angleton was chosen as the county chair of Brazoria County even after the city of Brazoria had already built a monumental courthouse with the hopes of taking the chair. In 1900 and 1909, two different hurricanes swept through the town annihilating Angleton High School both times. 1912 was the introduction of electrical services to the town and was the year the town became incorporated and 1923 was the last legal hanging in Texas.
Established in 1897, Angleton Independent School District is the name of the public school system in Angleton, Texas and also serves the Village of Bonney, some unincorporated parts of Rosharon, and all unincorporated parts of Chocolate Bayou, Lochridge, Otey, and Sandy Point. The school district holds a rating of "recognized" from the Texas Education Agency which is the second highest rating below exemplary. The Angleton Independent School District is currently home to eleven schools; one prekindergarten school, six elementary schools for grades K through 5, one junior high for grades 6 through 8, two high schools for grades 9 through 12, and the Brazoria County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program. Students living two or more miles from their current school have access to optional school bus services.
Angleton, Texas had a population of 19,123 people as of 2009, a 5.5% increase from the year 2000. The town is big enough to support many shopping options including a Walmart, several shopping centers, furniture store and many other store fronts. There are currently almost 19,000 households in the town which have a median value of $137,000. The crime index rating is above the United States average of 319.2 with an average rating over the last four years of about 334.
With its relatively short travel distance to Houston, Texas of about 40 miles, Angleton residents can make day trips to the big city for shopping and entertainment purposes. It is, however, too far away to commute on a daily basis. This town would be a great choice for people that have found work in the area, are looking to start a family, or those who are just looking for a town that's not too big or small to live in. With its strong school system, it's a perfect place to raise a family, although you will need to make sure you pick a good neighborhood to live in due to the higher than average crime rate.