Texas City, Texas Real estate and Community Information
The city is located in Galveston County, Texas on the shore of Galveston Bay. The city is also located in the 77590, 77591 and 77592 zip codes. The 2014 population was estimated at 45,100 residents. Residents in nearby 77568 La Marque, Texas provide a certain workforce supporting the petrochemical industry in the city. The cost of living in the city is more than 17 percent lower than the national average.
Most of the city is served by the Texas City Independent School District with several portions of the city served by the Dickinson Independent School District and La Marque Independent School District. The districts educate children from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. There are also several private schools operating within the city. The city is also home to the College of the Mainland.
Available real estate includes single and multi-family homes, condominiums and townhouses and undeveloped residential property. Home buyers will find residences that are existing and new construction that are moderately priced and ideal for the first time home buyer and retiree’s. Homes and properties are available in family friendly neighborhoods, as well as along the waterfront.
People interested in a new home or property in the city should contact Etheredge Real Estate. The Team at Etheredge is experienced in the area and will help potential residents find the right property to meet their needs.
Galveston Bay, known to locals as Shoal Point, was seen as a major port by three brothers from Duluth, Minnesota. The brothers, named Myers, convinced investors to put up the necessary money to purchase many acres of property along Galveston Bay, including Shoal Point. The area was called Texas City in 1891. In 1893, the investors formed an Improvement Company and they designed and filed plans for the town. With an initial population of 250 residents, a post office was established in 1893. The Improvement Company was given Federal Government permission to dredge an eight foot channel for commercial use. The construction of the railroad in the southern part of the town brought growth to the city and businesses and residences began to appear. Refineries were established in the city, as well as other industries supporting World War Two. Today, the economy of the city is driven by industry, especially shipping.
Parks and Recreation
The city park and recreation department operates and maintains more than 40 parks, recreational facilities and picnic and function pavilions. Residents will find a variety of playgrounds, sports fields and courts and walking trails. The city also sponsors a number of programs for the entire family that include movies, concerts, skeet shooting and fishing day.
For more information, visit Texas City Recreation
Attractions and Activities
Events are an important part of every city. Residents will find a variety of events in the city and surrounding area. The events include holiday and seasonal celebrations, arts and crafts fairs, charitable events, parades and concerts and movies.
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