Settlers arrived in Baytown Texas area as early as 1822. Nathanial Lynch, one of the earliest residents set up a ferry crossing on the San Jacinto River. The ferry service still operates today as the lynchburg Ferry. The city lies along both State Highway 146 and interstate and interstate 10 and is the 4th largest city within the Houston metropolitan area. The city was originally three separate towns: Goose Creek, Pelly and East Baytown. In 1947, the three towns consolidated. The town as we know it today, was incorporated on January 24, 1948. The city has a residence total of over 71,000 and home many petrochemical industries.
There are many opportunities to invest in real estate. Families and individuals who are seeking homes in the area will find great communities in which to live in. Whether an individual is a first time homebuyer, a move up buyer or is looking into renting, they will find affordable homes available in Baytown. The median square footage is 1900 to 2000 and the median sales price is about $67 per square foot.
This area home buyers will find numerous community recreational opportunities. It's located on Galveston Bay and provides recreation facilities for sailing, fresh and salt water fishing, golfing, duck and goose hunting and other water sports activities. Popular places are Pirates Bay Water Park, Baytown Nature Center, Goose Creek Country club, Evergreen Point Golf Course, Battleship Texas, Royal Purple Raceway and San Jacinto Monument at San Jacinto Battlegrounds.
The residents students will attend Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District. This school district services 14 elementary schools, 5 junior and 3 high schools. Goose Creek CISD mission is to allow the education foundation to partner with the community to provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and provide opportunities. Advancements are available in Baytown TX at Lee College. Lee College was established in 1934 to provide a high quality education at a minimal cost.
Baytown is a the epicenter of new growth. There's an economic boom coming to the Texas Gulf Coast and it includes this area. Plant expansions along with growth in the maritime and transportation industries are pushing this city to the forefront as one of the Nation's Fastest growing and most prosperous regions. The region is also a boom in the healthcare industry poised to be the largest industry in the Greater Houston Area. Similar opportunities also exist in maritime and logistics. The Port of Houston is projected to grow exponentially and continue to attract new business to the region. The area is expecting a dynamic increase in petrochemical industries, caused by advances in fracking technology which allows companies to recover more oil and gas from fields where drilling was once not economically feasible.
Whether you are in search of a newly built home, short sale, resale, foreclosures or rental property in the Baytown 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 you are looking for. The Freund Group is dependable, experienced, caring only a pone call or an email away.