Situated about 25 miles southeast of Houston, the city of Alvin is located in Brazoria County, Texas. Residents of this small community have endless resources at their disposal, including a diverse range of parks. Ranging from a dog park, large pool and nature trails, Alvin boasts outdoor recreation that anyone can enjoy. Because of the close proximity to a metropolitan city, residents can find themselves at a sporting, cultural or art event any day, as well as enjoying all the restaurants and shopping downtown. Residents living in Alvin apartments for rent are near multiple beaches, rivers, historical museums and wildlife refuges. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 24,800 residents live in Alvin.
Settlers were attracted to the area now known as Alvin in 1845 because of its prosperous cattle industry. This played a major role in much of the community's history, and by the 1890s strawberry, pear and fig farms were well-established and continued to grow well into the 1900s. Today, many people find employment at some of the county's top employers, including The Dow Chemical Company, Alvin I.S.D. and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
With easy access to downtown Houston, residents in Alvin rentals can take advantage of Port Freeport and Port Houston, the BNSF and Union Pacific railways, Houston Hobby Airport and two state highways. Students in the area can attend Alvin Community College or the Gulf Coast Consortium of Community Colleges.
The Brazoria County Fair, the largest county fair in Texas, attracts thousands of attendees each year because of its family friendly attractions. The event features carnival rides, livestock, a rodeo, parade, food, live music, a cook-off and much more. Spanning nine days, this county fair takes place each October and is one of the most popular events in the area.
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