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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Los Feliz Spanish Revival with Character

Los Angeles, CA, United States
$1,625,000
Web #: 0278159
MLS ID: 17-196596
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 1 / 1
Interior: 1,840 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Classic Langham Hotel Neighborhood

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,595,000
Web #: 0278216
MLS ID: 317002441
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 2,279 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 17,225 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Stunning and Private Colonial Beauty

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,549,000
Web #: 0278230
MLS ID: 317002858
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 2,480 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 10,888 sq. ft. (approx.)
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An Enchanting World Awaits

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,399,000
Web #: 0278211
MLS ID: 317001836
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 1 / 2
Interior: 2,745 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 22,884 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Stunning Ocean Views

Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
$1,399,000
Web #: 0278198
MLS ID: 317001540
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 2
Interior: 2,390 sq. ft. (approx.)
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1226 North Chester Avenue

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,095,000
Web #: 0287003
MLS ID: 17-216492
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
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West Pasadena Classic Transitional Home

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,075,000
Web #: 0278215
MLS ID: 317002165
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 1
Interior: 3,147 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,239 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Thoughtfully Renovated 1910 Craftsman

Los Angeles, CA, United States
$985,000
Web #: 0278196
MLS ID: 317001860
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 1 / 1
Interior: 2,393 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 6,238 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Spectacular Caltech area Penthouse

Pasadena, CA, United States
$950,000
Web #: 0278192
MLS ID: 317001604
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 2,090 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Transitional Farmhouse

Pasadena, CA, United States
$925,000
Web #: 0278199
MLS ID: 317001075
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 2,190 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,508 sq. ft. (approx.)
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