The Neighborhoods of East Houston

Over 7 million people call Houston and Greater Houston home. Over 2 million people call "Houston" home. It is the fourth most populated city in the United States, trailing only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. According to Forbes, Houston ranks first among U.S. cities where paychecks stretch the furthest. Houston is home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the country, 49, behind New York, 72. Houston ranks first in total park acreage among U.S. cities with more than one million residents. I really could go on and on, but to sum it all up, Houston is the land of opportunity. Houston is the land of growth. But where to live?

The Neighborhoods of East Houston

Today I will be sharing with you the neighborhoods and suburbs of East Houston. These communities have a connection to the water, and boast a long list of outdoor recreational options.

Baytown

Baytown lies 30 miles east of downtown Houston on the northern shore of Galveston Bay between the San Jacinto River to the west, the Trinity River to the east, and seated along both Interstate 10 and State Highway 146. Residents enjoy family fun at Pirate’s Bay, and wildlife and birding enthusiasts fl ock to the Baytown Nature Center and Eddy Gray Wetlands Education & Recreation Center. The area’s major employers include ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery, Exxon Chemical, Chevron Phillips, Bayer, and Amoco. The city is also home to major regional warehouse and distribution centers for Home Depot and Walmart. Goose Creek ISD serves Baytown students. 

Clear Lake
Known primarily as the home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Clear Lake area has grown into a robust and dynamic region. Nine distinct communities distinguish the area, which provides easy travel to Houston and Galveston. Residents enjoy an abundance of activities including shopping, dining, and boating on Clear Lake, a 2,000-acre inlet of Galveston Bay. Students attend Clear Creek ISD. 

Deer Park

Deer Park is often referred to as the Birthplace of Texas. Here lies the site where initial treaty documents securing Texas’ independence from Mexico were drafted following the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. In 2010, Business Week named Deer Park Texas’ Best Affordable Suburb, and CNN named Deer Park among the 100 Best Places to Live. Deer Park provides easy access to the Houston region, the Clear Lake/Bay Area, and the sand and surf of Galveston Island. Students attend Deer Park ISD.

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Friendswood

Friendswood is conveniently located about 30 miles from downtown, between central Houston and Galveston. It offers easy access to Hobby Airport, Bush Airport, Ellington Field, and Clover Field. Friendswood has been named one of the country’s Best, Most Affordable Suburbs by Business Week. Depending on location, students are served by Friendswood ISD or Clear Creek ISD. 

Galena Park

Galena Park is located on the north bank of the Houston Ship Channel just east of the Houston city limits. With a population of 10,592, the city is home to an Olympic-size swimming pool, two recreational facilities, a public library, and numerous parks.

Galveston Island

Galveston is a historic beach town just 50 miles southeast of Houston on the Gulf of Mexico. The island is the most-visited beach destination in Texas, with 32 miles of shoreline, one of the country’s largest collections of Victorian architecture, and the fourth-busiest cruise port in the nation. The island offers a variety of attractions, such as the historic Pleasure Pier, home to 16 rides, games, retail shops, and eateries, as well as Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, historical sites, museums, and restaurants along the beachfront and within the historic downtown district. Students on Galveston Island and the neighboring Bolivar Peninsula attend Galveston ISD. Galveston is also home to the University of Texas Medical Branch, which is the island’s number-one economic driver.

galveston island pleasure pier

Kemah

Kemah is located on Galveston Bay, about 25 minutes south of Houston and 25 minutes north of Galveston. Commercial fishing has remained a large part of Kemah’s identity over the years, making it a long-standing destination for recreation and tourism. The Kemah Boardwalk offers an array of waterfront restaurants, shopping, attractions, and events throughout the year. Kemah is served by Clear Creek ISD (ccisd.net). Visit website.

La Marque

La Marque—also known as the Gateway to the Gulf—is an incorporated residential community about 12 miles northwest of Galveston. La Marque ISD serves most of La Marque, however Dickinson ISD, Hitchcock ISD (hitchcockisd.org), and Santa Fe ISD (sfi sd.org) serve small portions of the area. Visit website. 

La Porte

La Porte means “the door” or “gateway” in reference to what is now the Houston Ship Channel. Founded in 1889 by French settlers, La Porte prides itself on small town atmosphere, strong industry and economy, and numerous parks and recreational activities. Sylvan Beach Park offers 2,000 feet of sandy beaches, as well as a fi shing pier and a boat launch. City parks include a wave pool and a park alongside Galveston Bay. La Porte ISD serves students in the area. 

galveston island pleasure pier

League City

League City has experienced tremendous growth through the years, and recently surpassed Galveston as Galveston County’s largest city. Approximately 23 miles equidistant between Houston and Galveston, League City boasts the third-largest pleasure boat anchorage in the United States, with four marinas that host more than 7,000 boats. The city has been designated as one of the 100 Best Small Cities in America by Money magazine, has more than 620 acres of public parks, three golf courses, and the Jonny Arolfo Civic Center. Depending on location, students are served by Clear Creek ISD or Dickinson ISD.

Nassau Bay

Nassau Bay is a small suburban community whose history is deeply rooted in the space program. Nassau Bay sits directly across from the Johnson Space Center and is surrounded on three sides by water. With two marinas, three hotels, and several popular retail and entertainment establishments, the city receives nearly 3,000 visitors every day. Students attend schools within Clear Creek ISD. 

Webster

Despite its small size, Webster is mighty in terms of commercial vibrancy. The city is home to more than 2,200 businesses that have come to be known as the retail, dining, and entertainment capital of Bay Area Houston. Since NASA built the Johnson Space Center, Webster has served as home to several aerospace companies, and both the aerospace and medical fi elds continue to be two of the city’s major growth industries. Webster’s location, key industry sectors, super-regional market, and business-friendly credo contribute to the city’s commercial vibrancy. Clear Creek ISD serves students in Webster.

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Galena Park

Galena Park is located on the north bank of the Houston Ship Channel just east of the Houston city limits. With a population of 10,592, the city is home to an Olympic-size swimming pool, two recreational facilities, a public library, and numerous parks.

Next in this series: The Neighborhoods of West Houston.

Links for all posts in this series What are the districts in Downtown Houston?, The Neighborhoods in Inner Loop HoustonThe Neighborhoods of East Houston, The Neighborhoods of North Houston, The Neighborhoods of South Houston, and The Neighborhoods of West Houston.

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Homes for Sale in East Houston Neighborhoods

105 Properties
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Open 6/26
16802 Whitewater Falls Ct Houston, TX 77059
$485,000
Subdivision: Brookwood
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,549
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
1
Day on Site
19956641
MLS
Beautiful Weekley home with pool located in desirable Brookwood! Many upgrades including grand entry, renovated kitchen with granite countertops open to family room, formal living and dining room...
Open 6/27
10011 Schanzer Rd Hitchcock, TX 77563
$429,000
Subdivision: Lemuel Crawford
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,286
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
1
Day on Site
25214039
MLS
Stunning views all day, every day!! Located on 2.3 acres with a pond, check out the amazing deck and swim platform! Ground floor has beautiful porcelain tile and the attached wood is custom built...
$459,000
Subdivision: South Shore Harbour Sec Sf 70
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,312
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
2
Days on Site
4367812
MLS
LAKE VIEW, as you walk into the home the 1st thing you see is the lake. Completely renovated all brick custom home w/3 car garage. Large entry with high ceilings throughout, guest suite with private...
Open 6/26
1700 Pampas Trail Dr Friendswood, TX 77546
$478,900
Subdivision: Friendswood Lakes Sec 4 2008
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,960
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
2
Days on Site
87465186
MLS
Beautiful 5 bedroom home with no direct back neighbors located in Friendswood Lakes. This home is also on the first turn of a cul-de-sac street. This home offers: Brick and stone front elevation,...
$475,000
Subdivision: Eagle Lakes Sec 3 94
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,456
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
2
Days on Site
77005597
MLS
Beautifully maintained 4-bedroom home in highly desirable Eagle Lakes! Gorgeous wood flooring & a picturesque stairway with iron balusters sets the stage for this showstopper with a spacious family...
$475,000
Subdivision: Hidden Lakes Sec 2 2009
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,503
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
77947509
MLS
Stunning 5 bedroom and 4.5 bath ready for move in! This home has it all! Guest suite on the first floor along with primary bedroom on the first floor as well. This home comes with an office,...
$360,000
Subdivision: Mar Bella Sec 10-B 2011
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,421
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
2
Days on Site
6507978
MLS
Come and visit this beautiful home in the heart of League City. This spacious 2 story home will be great for all of your entertaining needs. This home boasts a grand entry way with high ceilings,...
Open 6/26
2916 Misty Wind Ct League City, TX 77573
$410,000
Subdivision: South Shore Harbour Sec Sf 65-
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,967
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
3
Days on Site
6830840
MLS
Welcome to South Shore Harbour! 2916 Misty Wind Ct comes well equipped with 5 spacious bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, AND a 3 car garage with an extra wide driveway!!! From soaring ceilings to your...
$379,998
Subdivision: Southwest Sec 01
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,108
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
3
Days on Site
67679043
MLS
Welcome to your new residence at 2205 New York Street. This home is king of the block! 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath. Recent exterior upgrades include a custom 8ft double planked cedar fence in the back yard,...
$529,000
Subdivision: Magnolia Creek Sec 7 2005
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,732
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
3
Days on Site
28063809
MLS
Beautiful 5 bedroom home on the golf course! Open concept floorplan with spacious island kitchen w/ granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Kitchen opens up to the 2 story family room with...
Open 6/26
2903 Palmer Dr Friendswood, TX 77546
$449,000
Subdivision: Windsor Estates
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,341
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
4
Days on Site
59316424
MLS
Located in the heart of Windsor Estates, one of Friendswood's most-enjoyable subdivisions, this home is well maintained and ready for a new owner. Complimented by pristine landscaping and is...
Open 6/26
1539 Jag Hollow League City, TX 77573
$625,000
Subdivision: Victory Lakes
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,134
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
4
Days on Site
6963322
MLS
Stately 4 bedroom/3.5 bath 2-story home on oversized cul-de-sac lot located in Victory Lakes loaded with custom features throughout. The main level features a private study, spacious formal dining,...

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