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Houston, Texas

Pasadena, southeast of Houston in Harris County, is the birthplace of Free Texas. After the Battle of San Jacinto, General Santa Anna was captured at the convergence of Vince and Buffalo bayous, which today is in Pasadena.

The area around the battlefield remained prairie and was used primarily by cattlemen for their herds. In the mid-19th century, the La Porte Houston and Northern Railroad laid track through the open scrub and settlers soon followed. Pasadena was platted in 1895 by Colonel J. H. Burnett, who had previously established two towns in the area, Deepwater, now part of Pasadena, and Genoa. By 1898, the Pasadena school system was in place and was the first independent school district in Harris County.

After the great Galveston hurricane of 1900, Pasadena’s population grew as many who were displaced by the storm migrated inland. Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, sent strawberry plants to the region to help farmers start cash crops. Barton’s strawberry plants found fertile soil and soon Pasadena strawberries were famous across the country.

Industry ultimately surpassed farming as the primary employment in the area. The Port of Houston was officially opened by Woodrow Wilson in 1914 and Buffalo Bayou became the Houston Ship Channel. Large industrial plants located in Pasadena to take advantage of the channel’s easy access to the Gulf. During the 1930s and ‘40s, Pasadena continued to expand and encompassed Deepwater and surrounding hamlets. Then as now, employment was closely linked to ship channel industries and the emerging Bayport facility.

Although impacted by Hurricane Ike in 2008, Pasadena has rebounded rapidly and continues to grow. Clara Barton’s gift of Strawberries is remembered during the annual Strawberry Festival, and Strawberry Road runs through town where fields of the berries used to flourish. Gilley’s, made famous in the film “Urban Cowboy,” was located in Pasadena. The city has several museums, including the Pasadena Historical Museum, the Bay Area Museum and Armand Bayou Nature Center. Pasadena also has a community theater (Pasadena Little Theatre), a large rodeo each year (Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo) and orchestra (the Pasadena Philharmonic).

Most of the city is served by the Pasadena Independent School District. Some of the eastern part is served by Deer Park Independent School District, some of the southern part is served by Clear Creek Independent School District and La Porte Independent School District. . There are several community colleges, as well as quality four year universities and upper level graduate schools in close proximity.

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Magnificent World-Class Estate

Pasadena, CA, United States
$22,000,000
Web #: 0276747
Bedrooms: 7
Baths Full: 10
Interior: 13,536 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 1.53 acres (approx.)
Magnificent+World-Class+Estate+
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New Langham Area Traditional

Pasadena, CA, United States
$6,980,000
Web #: 0277305
MLS ID: 214026620
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 2
Interior: 5,390 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 21,292 sq. ft. (approx.)
New+Langham+Area+Traditional
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1932 Wallace Neff Hacienda

Pasadena, CA, United States
$5,885,000
Web #: 0277015
MLS ID: 214011421
Bedrooms: 6
Baths Full / Partial: 6 / 1
Interior: 9,008 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 2.15 acres (approx.)
1932+Wallace+Neff+Hacienda
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The Barnes House on Oak Ridge

Pasadena, CA, United States
$5,188,000
Web #: 0277256
MLS ID: 214014547
Bedrooms: 7
Interior: 6,689 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 1.64 acres (approx.)
The+Barnes+House+on+Oak+Ridge
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Elegant English Manor

Pasadena, CA, United States
$3,498,000
Web #: 0277404
MLS ID: 314032838
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 2
Interior: 4,574 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 28,638 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Spanish Colonial Compound

Pasadena, CA, United States
$3,495,000
Web #: 0277337
MLS ID: 14783209
Bedrooms: 8
Baths Full / Partial: 5 / 3
Interior: 6,272 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 21,804 sq. ft. (approx.)
Spanish+Colonial+Compound
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Historic Prospect Park

Pasadena, CA, United States
$2,980,000
Web #: 0277403
MLS ID: 314032633
Bedrooms: 7
Baths Full / Partial: 6 / 1
Interior: 4,382 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 11,348 sq. ft. (approx.)
Historic+Prospect+Park
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Post & Beam

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,750,000
Web #: 0277367
MLS ID: 314031604
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 2,899 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 26,642 sq. ft. (approx.)
Post+%26+Beam
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Arroyo Mid-Century

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,728,000
Web #: 0277396
MLS ID: 314032509
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 2,950 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 14,099 sq. ft. (approx.)
Arroyo+Mid-Century
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875 Laguna Road

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,495,000
Web #: 0277370
MLS ID: 214027344
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,680 sq. ft. (approx.)
875+Laguna+Road
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© Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. This material is based upon information which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice