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Clear Lake City, TX (77058, 77059, 77062) is a master-planned community in Harris County and is considered the Bay Area of Houston. Most of Clear Lake City lies in the corporate limits of Houston, with some areas in Pasadena and Taylor Lake Village. Clear Lake City is adjacent to NASA’s Johnson Space Center and many other aerospace companies including Boeing and Lockheed Martin boasting a high concentration of engineers. Clear Lake City is also known for it’s large Asian American community inside the city of Houston. Clear Lake Intermediate, Space Center Intermediate, and Clear Lake High School serve the residents of Clear Lake City.
El Lago, TX (77586) is in Harris County with a population of 2,706. It is surrounded by Clear Lake, Taylor Lake and Galveston Bay. El Lago is best known for the Apollo Astronauts who lived here, including Neil Armstrong, Ed White, Alan Sheppard and many, many more. Pupils in El Lago attend schools in Clear Creek Independent School District including Ed White Elementary School (El Lago), Seabrook Intermediate School (Seabrook), and Clear Falls High School. Bay Area Charter Elementary School is a state charter school located in El Lago, Texas.
Friendswood, TX (77546) is inside the Houston area in both Galveston and Harris counties and has a population of 36,000. Friendswood is known for big trees and luxurious homes. It has a rich history, having been originally founded by members of the Quaker Society in 1895. Friendwood is also known for well performing schools with residents attending either Cline or Westwood Elementary, Friendswood Junior High School, and Friendswood High School.
Galveston, TX (77550, 77551, 77552, 77553, 77554, 77555) is on the Texas Gulf coast island of Galveston. Originally, Galveston was inhabited by the Karankawa Indian tribe, named by Spanish explorer José de Evia in 1785, established by the Congress of Mexico in 1825, and served as the capital of the Republic of Texas when in 1836. Popular places to visit in Galveston include the many beaches From East to Jamaica Beach and six amazing historical districts containing over 60 significant collections of 19th-century buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places including the Bishop’s Palace. Galveston has many restaurants and entertainment venues on the The Strand and hosts many popular events including Mardi Gras. Galveston is served by the Galveston Independent School District including six elementary schools, two middle schools and Ball High School, magnet middle school, Austin Middle School, and several state-funded charter schools not affiliated with the local districts. There is no bigger presence in Galveston than the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) established in 1891 with less than 50 students. Today, UTMB serves more than 2,500 medical students each year and a major contributor to the local economy.
Kemah, TX (77565) is in Galveston County facing Galveston Bay with a population of 6,389. The average house value is $122,800 with many water front businesses, homes, a theme park and public park areas for fishing. Kemah was originally a small fishing town, with shipping now as its main industry. Residents and tourists are drawn to the marinas and Kemah Boardwalk. a theme park on Galveston Bay. With the water destination, ship channel, restaurants and attractions, Kemah has been recognized as one of the top tourism spots in the Greater Houston area.
League City, TX (77573,77574) is in Galveston County and Harris County with a population of 84,000. League City is the former site of a Karankawa Indian village and was settled by three families in 1873. Clear Creek and Clear Springs High Schools are located in League City. League City also has a 38,000-square-foot YMCA located on League City Parkway.
Pasadena, TX (77501, 77502, 77503, 77504, 77405, 77506) is within Houston, The Woodlands and Sugar Land metropolitan area. Pasadena was first settled by a rancher named Sam Allen in 1843 and founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of Galveston and was named after Pasadena (CA) for its lush vegetation. Popular places to visit in Pasadena include the Pasadena Historical Museum, the Bay Area Museum and the Armand Bayou Nature Center. Pasadena might be best know as the location for the file “Urban Cowboy” and hosts a Rodeo annually. Pasadena is served by the Pasadena, Deer Park, Clear Creek and La Porte independent school districts and the San Jacinto Community College.
Pearland, TX (77584,77581) is in the Gulf Coast area of Houston, mostly in Brazoria County, and some in Harris County with a population of 92,000. Pearland homes boast children in 43% of homes and married couples in 67% of homes. Pearland and Glenda Dawson High School serve the Pearland ISD portion of Pearland. The Pearland ISD is designated as an Exemplary school district by the Texas Education Agency.
Seabrook, TX (77586) is in Harris County on Galveston Bay with many water front luxury homes and a population of 11,952. Seabrook is known for its fish markets on Waterfront Drive where resident shrimpers and fishermen bring in their catches daily. Besides bordering the bay, Seabrook also encompasses marshes where runoff from inland fields drain into the bay. Artists from all over Texas have participated in The Pelican Project, which has been used to generate exposure to Seabrook’s many bed and breakfasts, close family values, available water attractions and unique downtown of small businesses. Seabrook is also a bird sanctuary with one of the largest migratory paths in North America.
Taylor Lake Village, TX (77586) is in Harris County on one side of Taylor Lake. Taylor Lake Village has a community park at 500 Kirby Boulevard, behind City Hall. The park features picnic areas, jogging trails, playgrounds, restrooms, a pond, sports fields and courts, fishing and a 15-hole disc golf course installed in 2009. Taylor Lake Village has a population of 3,679 and average home value of $197,100 with many water front homes.