Pasadena TX Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Pasadena TX
Over a hundred and fifty years ago, a man from Galveston named John H. Burnett founded a city that bore striking similarities to another city on the West Coast. Due to its lush vegetation, the community that Burnett founded was named after the Californian city, Pasadena. Home to a little more than 150,000 residents, the city of Pasadena, Texas is easily accessed through the Pasadena Freeway and the I-45.
Pasadena became the “Strawberry Capital” that it is known today thanks to the efforts of Clara Barton after the Galveston hurricane of 1900. Burton, who worked for the American Red Cross, purchased strawberry plants to uplift Gulf Coast farmers devastated by the hurricane. Soon after, Pasadena grew to become Harris County’s primary source of strawberries. This green-lighted Pasadena’s development into a farming community which grew ever more prosperous as years passed.
Pasadena was finally incorporated in 1928 with only half of the original land that John Burnett had platted for his city. The following years saw Pasadena’s transition from an agricultural economy to an industrial one and today, Pasadena is the second largest city in Harris County. Most of the city is served by the Pasadena Independent School District.
Pasadena is particularly known for its annual Strawberry Festival, which attracts thousands of tourists every year. The Strawberry Festival not only celebrates Pasadena’s history as a leading strawberry producer, but also commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place in 1836.
Learn more about Pasadena’s history by visiting the Pasadena Historical Museum and the Heritage Park and Museum. Both museums showcase Pasadena’s local history and culture and play host to exhibitions, events, and educational programs. The Armand Bayou Nature Center lets you take a peek into the region’s natural history. This 2,500-acre preserve, which is one of the last undisturbed ecosystems in the area, is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.