One of the fastest-growing cities in the region and the state, Pearland is located no more than half an hour’s drive south from Downtown Houston and is known for its excellent quality of life and diverse housing options. The city is mostly within northern Brazoria County and is a popular choice among those who want space and suburban amenities as well as an easy commute to the Texas Medical Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Pearland has a total area of more than 47 square miles and is surrounded by unincorporated areas that add to its diversity. It is home to a growing population whose number has already risen above the 100,000 mark, indicative of the increasing interest the city has been attracting from homebuyers.
- Pearland has numerous open spaces and sports and recreation facilities, including public golf courses, tennis courts, playgrounds, dog parks, soccer fields and more. The Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium extends across 107,000 sq. ft.
- Shopping and dining options are plentiful. The city’s largest shopping center is the mixed-use Pearland Town Center. Also nearby are the Silverlake Village Shopping Center and Baybrook Mall.
- The city is served primarily by two school districts: the Pearland Independent School District and Alvin Independent School District. Both are highly rated districts and two of Pearland’s high schools – Pearland High and Glenda Dawson High – have been ranked among the country’s best high schools in rankings published by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report. As for higher education, University of Houston-Clear Lake has a Pearland campus.
Pearland has a wide range of master-planned communities, most of which were developed fairly recently, and there are plans for more developments in the near future. Among the most notable ones you’ll find here are Sedona Lakes, Shadow Creek Ranch, Southern Trails, Sunrise Lakes, and Lakes of Highland Glen.
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