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

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$599,000
Neighborhood: Hidden Lakes Sec 2 2009
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
3,571
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
85023364
MLS
Vacation 365 days a year in this backyard oasis! Meticulously maintained two story home located on a 0.21-acre lot with no back neighbors. Enter to soaring ceilings, dramatic curved staircase and an...
$749,000
Neighborhood: West Ranch
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,323
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
11968376
MLS
You will be astonished by this spectacular five bedroom home in the highly desired West Ranch subdivision. This home is bursting with dramatic details and incredible features everywhere you turn. A...
$1,690,000
Neighborhood: Rancho Carribe Sec 1 & 2
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
3,296
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
81530628
MLS
Gorgeous waterfront estate overlooking the Gulf of Mexico sits on an acre+ & offers 166+ of beach frontage! True oasis is nestled in the gated golf community of Rancho Carribe on Galveston Counties...
$579,900
Neighborhood: The Lake San Joaquin Sec 2
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,064
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
3
Days on Site
18265194
MLS
Looking for a spacious floor plan in a gated community w/ a highly rated school district? Here it is! This 4 bed, 3 bath 3,064 sqft home sitting on an oversized lot (over 1/3 an acre) features an...
$399,999
Neighborhood: Mar Bella Sec 7 2008
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,480
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
3
Days on Site
95485924
MLS
Beautiful family home that sits in a half cul-de-sac in Mar Bella. This home has a 3-car garage that also features a third garage door on the back side to pull a boat or camper through & 200 amp...
$350,000
Neighborhood: Meadowbrook Fwy
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,352
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
4
Days on Site
38236753
MLS
Great investment potential as a rental, air bnb or flip. Will also make a great family home. Washer, dryer and primary bedroom furniture included. Being sold as is. Buyer will need to purchase a new...
$599,900
Neighborhood: Edgewater
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,262
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
5
Days on Site
54360848
MLS
Stunning 1 story Coventry home with spacious 3262 sqft all on one floor. Premium oversized lot. Open floorplan. Custom upgrades throughout. Beautiful hand scraped hardwood floors, custom honed...
$749,990
Neighborhood: Hidden Lakes Sec 9
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,740
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
5
Days on Site
87369449
MLS
Meticulously maintained two-story home located on a sought-after pool-size lake lot in desirable Hidden Lakes. Impressive architectural design. Enter to soaring ceilings and a staircase fit for a...
$520,000
Neighborhood: Colonial Estates
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,614
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
6
Days on Site
56497121
MLS
Your personal retreat awaits, nestled on 1 & 1/2 acres of fully fenced, treed lot on quiet street with no HOA. This single story brick ranch home awaits your personal touches but has so much to offer....
$819,000
Neighborhood: Bay Oaks
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,117
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
6
Days on Site
36083398
MLS
Serene setting on #5 Bay Oaks Country Club Golf Course. Stately traditional design built by Kustom Kastles. Soaring two story Great Room with fpl, wood floors and a tall wall of windows. Spacious...
$875,000
Neighborhood: Coward Creek 3
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,150
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
6
Days on Site
12766967
MLS
Extraordinary find in sought after Coward Creek. Masterful 4 bedroom home on a sprawling nearly 3/4 acre lot. Expansive circular drive, lush mature landscaping, adorning trees & large front porch...
$499,900
Neighborhood: Tuscan Lakes Sec Sf 60-3-1
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,578
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
6
Days on Site
66113462
MLS
Welcome to this immaculate home in Tuscan Lakes. It is located at the edge of a cul-de-sac with minimal traffic. Enjoy the outdoors by taking a short walk to the nearby stocked lake or take a run...

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