Home to more than 17,000 people, Bay City, Texas, is located about 80 miles south of Houston. This freestanding city is home to numerous outdoor amenities, recreational opportunities and other life-enhancing features. With a motto of "Gateway to the Great Outdoors," it's no wonder why Bay City's residents take pride in their natural bounty and abundance of fishing and sporting amenities. Those searching for Bay City apartments for rent will enjoy the community's many family friendly activities and widespread enthusiasm for natural entertainment.
Bay City is located at the junction of highways 35 and 60, which gives residents easy access to urban Houston for weekend activities, shopping needs and occasional visits. Established in 1894, Bay City's population grew as numerous business pursuits began to proliferate in the area. However, the city's highway access helped to sustain its population growth throughout the post-World War II era.
Because of its status as a nature hotspot, Bay City remains a bedroom community. The majority of residents commute to other cities for work, which causes the area's population to drop by about five percent on workdays due to commuting. According to City-Data, the mean commute time for Bay City residents is more than 20 minutes.
Bay City residents enjoy amazing opportunities to bird-watch. The Matagorda County Birding culture is alive and well, and allows residents and out-of-town visitors to partake in excellent bird-watching opportunities. Wildlife watching is simply part of the area's way of life, as those searching for apartments in Bay City will come to realize. From the Black Skimmer and the Sandhill Crane to the Great Blue and Yellow-Crowned Night herons, Bay City is home to numerous species of exotic and beautiful birds.
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