Located 18 miles south of downtown Houston, Pearland is less than 25 minutes from the Theater District, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and other entertainment venues that have revitalized the urban center. Reliant Center, home of the Texans near the internationally acclaimed Texas Medical Center, is about 20 minutes north of Pearland.
Between Texas 288 and I-45 south of the Sam Houston Tollway, Pearland is a central hub offering residents fast access to employers in the Texas Medical Center, downtown business district, Galleria, Hobby Airport, NASA, Port of Houston, energy corridor, and the petrochemical complex in Lake Jackson. Nature lovers are less than 45 minutes from fishing and camping at Brazos Bend State Park, Surfside, and Galveston.
Master-planned communities like Shadow Creek Ranch and Silver Lake, new apartment-home communities, and growing retail and commercial centers along FM 518 and Highway 35, provide a variety of places to live and work in Pearland.
Pearland uniquely blends the slower pace of a small town with the buzz of a growing metropolis. It is a great place to raise a family, open a new business or expand an existing enterprise...
While maintaining a high level of scholastic performance, the Pearland Independent School District is one of the fastest growing districts in the state.
When it comes to higher education, Pearland residents have several choices from Houston Community College, Alvin Junior College and University of Houston, to institutions like Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas in the Texas Medical Center.
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|Pearland and the Santa Fe Railroad
The Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe railroad built a siding switch called "Mark Belt" near the Chamber of Commerce in 1883 as part of it's Houston to Alvin branch rail line. In 1893 William Zychlinski purchased 2560 acres in this area which he subdivided and platted in 1894. Included in Zychlinski's subdivision was the 273 acre township of Pearland.
S.M. Christensen, President of the Southern Homestead Co., contracted to develop the township. As part of a plan to attract settlers to the township Christensen planted numerous Pear and other fruit trees.
In 1900 the Santa Fe Railroad built a depot nearby which soon became a gathering place for settlers to meet visitors and pick up mail and supplies. Locally produced cotton, hay, cattle, fruit and vegetables were shipped to market by railroad from the depot.
Pearland's development, delayed by the devastating Storm of 1900, surged about 1910 as the Allison-Richey suburban Gardens Co. successfully promoted the area as an agricultural wonderland with vital railroad access.
Oil production, cattle ranching, and hay, rice, and fig farming sustained Pearland's growth. The railroads importance diminished and in 1972 the depot closed. It was donated to the city and moved to it's present location, through the efforts of many citizens and organizations.
Pearland Town Center, a mixed-use development, in Houston (Pearland), TX, features two fashion department stores — Dillard's and Macy’s — plus the world's largest bookseller, Barnes & Noble, and 300,000 square feet of specialty shops and restaurants.
Plans also include residential, office space, hotels and exciting entertainment venues to complement the retail portion, a 700,000 square-foot, open-air lifestyle center. Pearland Town Center will be located on more than 110 acres of premium retail space.
UHCL Pearland Campus
1200 Pearland Parkway
Pearland, TX 77581
University of Houston-Clear Lake, a nationally accredited, upper-level university, partnered with the City of Pearland to bring career-building higher education to the Pearland community.
Now, you’ll be able to access exceptional academics, professionally active faculty and superb student services right in your own backyard.
The Water Light District is a 50-acre mixed use development that will combine retail, commercial and residential areas surrounded by a 30 acre lake and stream.
Presidential Park at WaterLights will feature 18 foot busts of 42 US presidents designed by internationally known artist David Adickes.
50 Flavors 5072 W Broadway St, 281-485-8533
Big Humphrey's Pizza 5627 W Broadway, 281-485-0392
Blimpie Subs & Salads 1601 E Broadway, 281-992-0072
Busy Bee Cafe 4009 W Broadway, 281-485-8690
Central Texas Barbecue 4110 W Broadway, 281-485-9626
Cici's Pizza, 9603 Broadway, 713-436-1115
Cici's Pizza, 1635
Joe's Crab Shack,
3239 Silverlake Village Dr, 713-436-8880
Old Galveston Seafood Co 2548
E Broadway, 281-485-7690
Pear Tree Tea Room 2306 N Main, 281-485-1697
Pearland Pizza 3505 E Broadway, 281-485-5557
Perry's Landmark Restaurant 2501 S Main, 281-997-2028
Pizza Hut 2334 N Main, 281-485-5373
Ranch Restaurant 1780 Hatfield Rd, 281-997-7632
Robert's Cafe 3902 3rd, 281-485-2367
Ruby Chinese Restaurant 3207 E Broadway, 281-997-1116
Salamanca Mexican, 6051 W Broadway, 281-485-1449
Santa Barbara Cafe 5012 W Broadway, 281-485-5676
Scooter's Ice House 1134 N Main, 281-485-6124
Subway 3407 E Broadway , 281-485-6765
Taco Cabana Inc 1837 N Main, 281- 997-7201
Taraiz's Gourmet 2401 Washington, 281-485-7329
Village Pizza & Seafood 2010 N Main, 281-485-0044
Wok D'Lite 3016 E Broadway, 281-485-6371
Real Estate Pearland Texas
|Assist to Sell Pearland, 6606 Broadway||Realty Associates, 8827 Masters, 281-782-3270|
|Century 21 Pearland, 5101 Broadway||ReMax Results, 20514 Morris Ave. (Hwy. 6)|
|Coldwell Banker Pearland, 3291 Broadway||ReMax Top Realty Pearland, 2911 S. Sam Houston Parkway|
|ERA Silver Star Realty, 2530 Broadway||ReMax Alvin, 116 S. Gordon|
|Prudential Gary Greene Realty, 1104 S Friendswood||ReMax Pearland-Silverlake, 10015 Broadway|
|Hardcastle Real Estate Pearland, 7918 Broadway||Rojean Realty, 6125 Broadway|
|Manvel Realty, 20351 Hwy 6||Silverlake Custom Home Sales, 2603 Heatherbend|
Realty, inc., 2640 E. Broadway #105
Lampard , Realtor/Office Manager , Pat Griffin Realty, inc.
More Pearland Businesses
Alex Rodriguez Mercedes Benz, 281-554-9100
Allen Samuels Dodge, 713-343-8000
Durrett Motor Co., 713-941-5616
Gulfgate Dodge, 281-477-6767
Lexus of Clear Lake, 281-853-1400
Norman Frede Chevrolet, 281-486-2200
Ron Carter Automotive Dealerships, 281-331-3111
Russell & Smith Ford, 713-663-4111
Southern Ford, 713-960-9800
Strickland Chevrolet, 281-997-5100
Pearland State Bank, 281-485-3211
Clear Creek Golf Club
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