Alvin Texas, is named after Alvin Morgan who arrived in 1879 to oversee holding pens and a water tank for the Santa Fe Railroad. After arriving, the city purchased 2 sections of land and built a house. As the area developed, more settlers moved in and he opened a general store and saloon. He later moved a box car from the railroad and converted it into a post office. The citizens proclaimed the area a town, and when the population reached 49, they named the area Morgan. However, they learned that a town with that name already existed in Texas and changed its name to Alvin. Alvin was incorporated in 1893 and was the 1st incorporated city in Brazoria County.
This area is located 25 miles Southeast of Houston in Northwest Brazoria county. The population is now approximately 24,200 residents. Residents can enjoy museums and historical homes and journey through the career of baseball legend Nolan Ryan at the Nolan Ryan exhibit center. The city also creates family fun experiences. Froberg Farms continues a long tradition of raising and selling very good vegetables and fruit. In the spring, families and friends can pick their own strawberries and shop at the general shops. One of the more older and most popular shops in the area is Stranton's. With an old time General Store feel, Stranton's is a hardware store, grocery and feed store all in one. Shimick's Garden is an award winning garden with beautiful flowers blooming in the Spring. The town also has a 55,000 square foot antique mall, a wild life bayou, wildlife park, and other unique boutiques. Several annual community events are held in Alvin. For example, Alvin Live Summer Concert series, Annual BENeezy Purple Monkey Fun Run, Kiwanis Craw Fish Fest, Alvin Music Festival and cook off, Holidays Festival and Parade, Brazoria County Fair, and November Fest. The Historic Train Depot is available to rent for family and fun events.
The Alvin School District recognizes that a great education is one of the most important things to be provided to children. The school district is the second largest school district in Brazoria county. This school district covers 250 square miles in Northern Brazoria County and serves the communities of Alvin, Manvel, Iowa colony, Liverpool, Amsterdam and parts of Rosharon, Arcola and Pearland. Alvin School district is committed to excellence for all students and every program.
Whether you are in search of a newly built home, resale, or rental property in Alvin, contact Tammi, John, Sandra, Roxanne, Terry or Kelly. The Freund Group knows the area well and can provide you with resources and information that you are looking for. The Freund Group is dependable, experienced, caring and only a phone call or an email away.