Pearland TX Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Pearland TX
Originally called Mark Belt, this city located mostly within Brazoria County was eventually renamed in 1892. Residents drew inspiration from the pear trees that were abundant in the area, and thus Mark Belt became Pearland. The city of Pearland is located approximately 37 miles north of Angleton and enjoys close proximity to Houston. While most of Pearland’s territories are well within the limits of the Brazoria County, some parts of the city extend to the counties of Fort Bend and Harris.
Despite being ravaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008, Pearland was able to recover and has shown consistent progress over the past few years. Residents enjoy a peaceful life thanks to Pearland’s low crime rates while getting the best of what Houston has to offer. The community is served by the Pearland Independent School District, which oversees more than 15 educational institutions catering to different levels within the city. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, which has a satellite campus here.
Relive Pearland’s rich past and visit some of its historic sites. There’s Zychlinkski Park, which was named after a Polish nobleman who came to the area in the late 19th century. Nowadays, Zychlinkski Park offers respite for serenity-seeking Pearland locals with its peaceful walking trails. Other than this historic park, Pearland is home to more than 175 acres of park land featuring different amenities and recreational opportunities.
The Sri Meenaskshi Temple on Mclean Road adds another flavor to Pearland’s personality. The temple is one of three Hindu temples built in the country since the 1970s, when the number of Hindu immigrants in the United States reached its peak. Admire the intricate carvings and designs in this beautifully constructed temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Meenakshi. The temple also houses a grand library, perfect for enthusiasts of Indian culture.
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