La Porte TX Real Estate and Homes for Sale in La Porte TX
In the seaside community of La Porte, life by the bay is easy and breezy. Its exceptional quality of life and relatively low cost of living is enjoyed by more than 34,000 residents. Part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, the city of La Porte is a short drive from Houston and Galveston. The city is served by the top-performing La Porte Independent School District, while higher education can be sought at the University of Houston Clear Lake, Lee College, or San Jacinto College.
In 1892, advice from speculators drove a group of investors to La Porte. They then founded the city, assuming the land was suitable for agriculture. They were wrong, however, as La Porte’s soil and climate proved unsuitable for such a venture. Despite this, La Porte managed to turn things around and it was eventually developed into a resort town frequented by affluent Houstonians.
La Porte has hadits share of trying times, but its resilience enabled it to rise in the face of adversity. Nowadays, it’s one of the fastest growing communities in the Bay Area.
Bits and pieces of La Porte’s vibrant history can still be found throughout the city. Sylvan Beach, La Porte’s most popular oceanfront escape, was the starting point of La Porte’s development as a resort community. During the early 20th century, Sylvan Beach was what you would call a “hip and happening” place with a wide variety of attractions and all kinds of entertainment options. The Sylvan Beach of today is much more tranquil and is now more well-known for the beach itself as well as the recently renovated pavilion.
For more thrill and excitement, why not spend the night aboard the Battleship Texas? USS Texas is the last remaining dreadnought battleship that has seen action in both World Wars. This war relic is located at La Porte’s Independence Parkway.
With over 200 acres of open space, including a golf course, , as well as two piers, an extensive 12-mile trail network, and numerous shops and restaurants, you’ll never run out of exciting things to do in La Porte.
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