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Pearland TX, 77581
Great community, spacious floor plans, 2 pools, playgrounds basketball court, pet park, covered assigned parking, door to door trash pickup.
Pearland TX, 77581
Beautiful park-like setting...Convenient to Hwy 45. 288 and Beltway 8...Quiet, friendly atmosphere!
Pearland TX, 77581
Small town living...Close to medical center...East access to 288 / Beltway 8 / I-45...
Pearland TX, 77581
Come experience a move in so exceptional, we guarantee it! Live It. Love It. Guaranteed. A Better Way of Living represented by unique amenities, located in the picturesque suburban Pearland area, St. Andrews is convenient to downtown Houston, the Medical Center, the Galleria, and Clear and Lake via Highway 288. St. Andrews offers an exceptional style of living tucked into the prestigious neighborhoods of the master planned community of Silverlake. Available to take your calls 24/7!
Pearland TX, 77584
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Overview of Pearland
The city of Pearland was incorporated in 1959, and the town slowly began to grow as a community. Today Pearland is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, and its history dates back to Native Indian settlers that welcomed European visitors in 1528. Situated in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, Pearland is in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metro area. Named after the popular fruit, Pearland features millions of square feet of retail, office and residential complexes.
Pearland apartments for rent are just a short drive away from Houston, making it easy to travel for sporting events, recreation and entertainment. Just 20 minutes away from downtown, Pearland offers an ideal small town life with the amenities of a major metropolis. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, population has skyrocketed from just over 23,000 residents in 1990 to more than 93,000 today.
Living in Pearland, TX
Pearland’s history as a town began in 1892 when William Zychlinski bought more than 2,500 acres of land along the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. In 1894, the town site was plotted out and a year later the area was promoted as an ideal farm town with fertile land. People of the area tried to attract settlers from the Midwest to build the community along with basic businesses. The community grew as a hardware store, lumber yard, general store, printing office and hotel served the residents and visitors of the area. However, because of a catastrophic hurricane in 1890, still one of the worst natural disasters in North America, much of the developed town was ruined. The population fell to roughly a quarter what it was before the storm.
In 1915, another hurricane hit Pearland causing just as much catastrophe, residents fled and the hay and cattle industries dwindled to nearly nothing. However, by late 1930s people of Pearland discovered the opportunity of oil industries and the production of rice created an economically sound community. Dance halls and pubs opened up, and Pearland began to flourish as it did before the devastating hurricanes.
Pearland Work and Study
Pearland is only 20 minutes away from Houston, offering plenty of employment opportunities for residents of the community. Roughly 15 minutes away, NASA’s Johnson Space Center employs many area individuals in the aerospace field. Pearland is also right off State Highway 288, Houston’s Hobby Airport and State Highway 35, making it simple to travel virtually everywhere. Other top employers include Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Continental Airlines, ExxonMobil and Shell Oil Company.
Students living in rentals in Pearland attend local colleges like the Alvin Community College and San Jacinto College within the city limits. Residents also attend Texas Southern University, Rice University and University of Houston Clear Lake just a short commute away.
Rentals in Pearland, TX and Cost of Living
Living in Pearland is generally inexpensive, especially considering its proximity to a major metropolis. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 6 points lower than the national average, food is 18 points lower and utilities are 9 points lower. However, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average cost of rentals in Pearland is $1,174.
Pearland Attractions and Special Events
Annual events in Pearland range from the Pear Run to the annual Pearland Shootout. The parks and recreation department of Pearland puts on events much as the Hometown Christmas Festival and Kid Fish Fest that are great family-friendly events. The Annual Brewmasters Craft Festival is an exciting event with 400 craft brews and more than 20 beers from 12 brewmasters. The event attracts many people from across the city each year.
Pearland is also home to several premier golf courses, such as Golfcrest Country Club and Southwyck Golf Club, as well as three community parks. Centennial Park, Independence Park and Southdown Park boast walking trails, picnic areas, sport fields and fitness centers.
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