La Porte, Texas was founded in 1892 as speculative real estate venture by an investment group. Today, the city's vision is to be recognized as a top municipal corporation in the State of Texas. This is a vibrant community with award winning schools, state-of-the-art-library, spacious parkland, easy access to Houston, a municipal government willing to partner with business for success and is the hometown of nearly 35,000 residents and many petrochemical industries.
La Porte TX is oldest incorporated town in East Harris County. The city is located on Galveston Bay, 25 miles from downtown Houston and approximately 20 miles from Galveston. Sylvan Beach became a nationally known tourist destination in the 1930s. Sylvan Beach Park has two sandy shores to call home for the day. The Beach Park has an 1,100 foot pay to fish fishing pier, a skate park and a playground with plenty of things to occupy the kids.
There is plenty of other entertainment and vacation spots. Its is located three miles from Bayport Cruise Terminal at the Port Houston. The Port is home to Princess Cruise lines beautiful ship "The Caribbean Princess". The Houston Yacht Club, known as "the friendliest Yacht club on the Texas Gulf Coast" is less than four miles away. The Houston Yacht Club offers a busy schedule of activities and services all boating interests and age groups. A premiere Baseball complex is home to Pecan Park, featuring ten manicured fields for every age group. The park also offers pristine playground, picnic area, walking trails, covered seating and seven bar-b-Que pits.
Many employment opportunities exist at the local Petrochemical companies along with the many supporting construction, electrical, and various contracting companies. The Port of Houston and the transportation and warehousing industries contribute many jobs. Some residents make the short commute to jobs in aerospace or into downtown Houston.
There are wide range of opportunities to invest in Real Estate of all types. First time buyers can find affordable homes in appealing neighborhoods where monthly payments many times are less than they have been paying for rent. Move-up buyers can find affordable spacious homes and luxurious upper end homes. Investment properties include short sale listings and foreclosures ranging from townhouses to upper end residential homes. If you're looking for a vacation home to enjoy the city's warm climate and coveted fishing spots, La Porte Texas has you in mind. Some of the homes line the shores of Galveston Bay offering spectacular views.
The residents will attend the La Porte School District. The School District mission is "Every student's success is our #1 priority!". This school district is committed to providing their students with pride, loyalty, academic and social accomplishments.
Whether you are in search of a newly built home, short sale, resale, foreclosures or rental property in the La Porte area, contact Tammi, John, Sandra, Roxanne, Terry or Kelly. The Freund Group knows the area well and can provide you with the resources and information that your are looking for. The Freund Group is dependable, experienced, caring and only a phone call or an email away.