Kemah was founded in August of 1924 by one of the first colonists in the area. Michael Goudrier was a farmer and stockraiser. The area near Clear Creek and Galveston Bay measured approximatley 177 acres. The name came from a Karankawa Indian word meaning "wind in my face". The city is located on Galveston Bay has been rebuilt several times after hurricanes beginning with the 1900 Galveston hurricane, Hurricane Carla in 1961 and most recently Hurricane Ike in 2008. During the late 1966's, the city adopted Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes and became a general Law City. The town rich in historical facts including being the location of a crime syndicate backed casino district from the 1920's until the 1950's. The Kemah historical Society was founded to research and preserve history and artifacts of the city and surrounding Bay Area. This is a small town by land and population. Its in a unique location, with rich and diverse history.
The population is now approximately 3,000 and has been transformed from a small fishing town to a tourist destination. The Houston Business Journal has ranked the area #1 tourist destination within the Greater Houston Galveston Area. The city is only 25 minutes south of Houston and 25 minutes north of Galveston in the Bay Area. Many people visit for the area's restaurants and attractions, which are contained within the Kemah entertainment district. At the center of this is the boardwalk. The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily and provides fun for everyone. The boardwalk is home to fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements, retail stores, festivals and Seaside shows everyday. The area is known for its small community atmosphere and is home to the 2nd largest fleet of recreational boats in America. Kemah Mardi Gras, Annual Kemah October Fest and Annual Gulf Coast Film Festival brings thousands of people to the area every year. Residents can also enjoy a fabulous community center located in Kemah, called Jimmie Walker Community Center. Its great for entertaining with family and friends.
Kemah, recognizes that education is an important part of small community and very big on quality of education. The town is served by the Clear Creek Independent School District. This district is rated one of the best districts in Texas. Clear Creek Independent School District's mission is "To develop students who will lead the way to the future by educating and equipping them with skills necessary to excel to in the 21st century". There are a few community colleges. as well a quality 4 year universities and upper level graduate schools in near proximity.
Whether you are in search of a newly built home, resale, or rental property in Kemah, contact The Freund Group. 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.