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Overview of Crosby

Crosby, Texas, is located in the outskirts of the Houston metropolitan area just 24 miles northeast of the city. Nestled between Lake Houston and Trinity Bay, Crosby is perfectly situated to allow residents to enjoy exciting outdoor recreation in the sunny Texas weather. Home to approximately 2,000 residents, Crosby is able to maintain the homey, small-town charm found in many of the South's closer communities. Search for Crosby apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Lone Star State.

Living in Crosby, TX

One of the oldest settlements in Texas, Crosby was founded in 1823 when the residents made a new home on the east side of the San Jacinto River. Although the community was originally called "Lick Skillet," the name was changed in 1860 to honor the man who oversaw the railroad construction in town.

Today, Crosby is a young suburban town with many residents who commute to work in Houston. According to City-Data, the median resident age here is 30, which is 10 years younger than the Texas state average, and fills Crosby with a unique local atmosphere. Newcomers and area natives alike are welcomed into the town and invited to join in on community events and other local happenings.

Residents can enjoy the laid back Southern lifestyle without paying high living expenses. Crosby's cost of living index of 91.4 is well below the national average.

Crosby Attractions and Special Events

The Crosby Fair and Rodeo is one of the town's most exciting events and helps celebrate the local community. With traditional Texas attractions like a rodeo, livestock auction, cook-off, and live country music, the festival is a must-visit for families of all ages.

The Czech Festival and Crosby Zydeco Festival also take place here, and attract residents and visitors from all over the region to enjoy diverse entertainment and cultural opportunities.

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