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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Sophisticated City Living

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,288,000
Web #: 0277439
MLS ID: 314033687
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 2,126 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Historic Kun's House

La Verne, CA, United States
$1,198,000
Web #: 0277285
MLS ID: CV14133406
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 4,200 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 14,520 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Pasadena’s Playhouse District

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,049,000
Web #: 0277482
MLS ID: 315001689
Bedrooms: 2
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 1,672 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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Fabulous Turn-Key Craftsman

Pasadena, CA, United States
$898,000
Web #: 0277478
MLS ID: 315000699
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,772 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Stunning English Cottage

Pasadena, CA, United States
$898,000
Web #: 0277488
MLS ID: 315001999
Bedrooms: 2
Baths Full / Partial: 1 / 1
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Spacious Single-Level Condo

Pasadena, CA, United States
$895,000
Web #: 0277489
MLS ID: 315002003
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,954 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 103,901 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Craftsman Bungalows

Pasadena, CA, United States
$888,000
Web #: 0277497
MLS ID: 315002367
Lot Size: 11,590 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Spacious South Orange Grove Condo

Pasadena, CA, United States
$819,000
Web #: 0277456
MLS ID: 315000536
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Land: 1.18 acres (approx.)
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Eaton Canyon

Pasadena, CA, United States
$785,000
Web #: 0277511
MLS ID: 315002653
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,738 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 8,232 sq. ft. (approx.)
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