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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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San Rafael Starter

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,100,000
Web #: 0277372
MLS ID: 314031700
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,704 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 6,251 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Upper Hastings Ranch

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,062,000
Web #: 0277295
MLS ID: 214026199
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 2,504 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,193 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Updated Craftsman in Orange Heights

Pasadena, CA, United States
$949,000
Web #: 0277334
MLS ID: 214029691
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 2,659 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,752 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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Elegant Living at Cravens Court

Pasadena, CA, United States
$665,000
Web #: 0277314
MLS ID: 214027437
Bedrooms: 2
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 1,523 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 1.45 acres (approx.)
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Wonderful Townhouse-Style Condo w/ View

Pasadena, CA, United States
$579,800
Web #: 0277299
MLS ID: 214026219
Bedrooms: 1
Baths Full / Partial: 1 / 1
Interior: 1,160 sq. ft. (approx.)
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4857 Via Alameda, Yorba Linda

Yorba Linda, CA, United States
$559,950
Web #: 0277385
MLS ID: AR14210165
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 3

Charming Traditional

Pasadena, CA, United States
$549,000
Web #: 0277392
MLS ID: 314032418
Bedrooms: 2
Baths Full: 1
Interior: 933 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 5,403 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Story Book Vharacter Home

Altadena, CA, United States
$509,000
Web #: 0277363
MLS ID: 314031339
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,729 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 6,037 sq. ft. (approx.)
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181 East Tremont Street

Pasadena, CA, United States
$498,800
Web #: 0285800
MLS ID: 14-772751
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2

© 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