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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The Jewel on Grand

Pasadena, CA, United States
$4,700,000
Web #: 0278004
MLS ID: 316006179
Bedrooms: 6
Baths Full / Partial: 5 / 1
Interior: 6,188 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 38,000 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Linda Vista Georgian

Pasadena, CA, United States
$3,800,000
tax (annual): $45,600

Web #: 0278136
MLS ID: 316010898
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 1
Interior: 5,200 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 5,200 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Sophisticated Langham Estate Area Home

Pasadena, CA, United States
$3,500,000
Web #: 0278036
MLS ID: 316007118
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 5 / 1
Interior: 3,489 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 12,032 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Prospect Park Mediterranean

Pasadena, CA, United States
$3,088,000
tax (annual): $36,000

Web #: 0278104
MLS ID: 316011452
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 1
Interior: 4,007 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 13,385 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Breathtaking views

Pasadena, CA, United States
$2,399,000
Web #: 0278089
MLS ID: 316009434
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 1
Interior: 2,350 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 36,830 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Stunning Mid-Century Contemporary Architectural

Pasadena, CA, United States
$2,295,000
Web #: 0278144
MLS ID: 316011118
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 4
Interior: 2,949 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 18,822 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Stunning Modern Craftsman - Remodeled

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,595,000
Web #: 0278098
MLS ID: 316009577
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 2,595 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 20,367 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Prime Linda Vista Mid-Century Ranch Home

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,399,000
Web #: 0278078
MLS ID: 316009017
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 2,352 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 12,548 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Spectacular Caltech area Penthouse

Pasadena, CA, United States
$950,000
Web #: 0278039
MLS ID: 316007745
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 2,090 sq. ft. (approx.)
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389 East Ashtabula Street

Pasadena, CA, United States
$899,000
Web #: 0277378
MLS ID: 314031937
Bedrooms: 7
Baths Full: 5
Interior: 2,765 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 4,436 sq. ft. (approx.)
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