Pasadena

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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New Langham Area Traditional

Pasadena, CA, United States
$5,888,888
Web #: 0277305
MLS ID: 315001208
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 2
Interior: 5,390 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 21,292 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Stunning Italian Revival

Pasadena, CA, United States
$4,485,000
Web #: 0277647
MLS ID: 315007590
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 1
Interior: 6,338 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 27,451 sq. ft. (approx.)
Stunning+Italian+Revival
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455 West California Boulevard

Pasadena, CA, United States
$2,488,000
Web #: 0286217
MLS ID: 15-910909
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 4
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English Arts and Crafts Home

Pasadena, CA, United States
$2,250,000
Web #: 0277599
MLS ID: 315005657
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 2
Interior: 3,289 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 16,765 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Madison Heights Classic

Pasadena, CA, United States
$2,100,000
Web #: 0277496
MLS ID: 315002340
Bedrooms: 6
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 1
Interior: 3,848 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 14,304 sq. ft. (approx.)
Madison+Heights+Classic
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Charm and Seclusion in the Arroyo

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,800,000
Web #: 0277637
MLS ID: 315007246
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 1 / 2
Interior: 2,992 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 17,488 sq. ft. (approx.)
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The Dane Home - 1885

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,598,000
Web #: 0277620
MLS ID: 315006727
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 3,340 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 17,787 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Airy Traditional in Prime San Rafael

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,549,000
Web #: 0277583
MLS ID: 315004490
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 1 / 2
Interior: 2,200 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 11,576 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Elegant Country French

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,398,000
Web #: 0277607
MLS ID: 315006041
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 2,566 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 12,357 sq. ft. (approx.)
Elegant+Country+French
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SouthWest Immaculate Traditional

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,380,000
Web #: 0277603
MLS ID: 315005830
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,913 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 6,153 sq. ft. (approx.)
SouthWest+Immaculate+Traditional
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