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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Wistaria House - A Craftsman Masterpiece

Pasadena, CA, United States
$4,925,000
Web #: 0277846
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 6
Interior: 6,342 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 25,228 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Fabulous Oceanfront Peninsula Townhouse

Newport Beach, CA, United States
$4,250,000
cc: $150

Web #: 0277905
MLS ID: DW16083406
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 1,964 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Cotemporary Stunner with Gorgeous Views

Pasadena, CA, United States
$3,280,000
Web #: 0277916
MLS ID: 316003408
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 1
Interior: 4,200 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 8,355 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Lakeview Hideaway in the Lower Arroyo

Pasadena, CA, United States
$2,850,000
Web #: 0277857
MLS ID: 316001289
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 5 / 1
Interior: 4,761 sq. ft. (approx.)
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1865 North Arroyo Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA, United States
$1,795,000
Web #: 0286538
MLS ID: 16-110952
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 5
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Sophisticated Modern New Home

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,700,000
Web #: 0277889
MLS ID: 316002419
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 2,635 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 8,473 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Linda Vista View Home

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,688,000
Web #: 0277855
MLS ID: 316001267
Bedrooms: 2
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 2,332 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 33,449 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Urban Sanctuary

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,688,000
Web #: 0277862
MLS ID: 316001434
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 1
Interior: 3,328 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 12,030 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Beautiful 1885 Farmhouse

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,589,000
Web #: 0277904
MLS ID: 316002977
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 3,340 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 17,797 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Mid-Century Gem

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,550,000
Web #: 0277909
MLS ID: 316002619
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 2,826 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 20,221 sq. ft. (approx.)
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