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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Magnificent Mediterranean Pied-a-Terre

Pasadena, CA, United States
$2,125,000
Web #: 0278008
MLS ID: 316006393
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 3,886 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 13,224 sq. ft. (approx.)
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1865 North Arroyo Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA, United States
$1,729,000
Web #: 0286538
MLS ID: 16-110952
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full: 5
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Urban Sanctuary

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,588,000
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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The Hollis House, Buff and Hensman, FAIA

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,375,000
Web #: 0278028
MLS ID: 316006008
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 2,287 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 23,986 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Charming English Tudor

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,329,000
Web #: 0278033
MLS ID: 316007065
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 2,462 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 12,235 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Style, Views and Location

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,298,000
Web #: 0277994
MLS ID: 316005203
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 2,455 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 9,318 sq. ft. (approx.)
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The Lexington

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,265,000
Web #: 0277915
MLS ID: 316003423
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 3
Interior: 2,117 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Playhouse District - An Urban Oasis

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,249,000
Web #: 0277811
MLS ID: 316000109
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 1
Interior: 2,217 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 26,870 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Popular Linda Vista/Annandale Neighborhood Location

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,188,000
Web #: 0277963
MLS ID: 316004790
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 2,016 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,235 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Pasadena Old Town Loft

Pasadena, CA, United States
$995,000
Web #: 0277982
MLS ID: 316005549
Bedrooms: 2
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,500 sq. ft. (approx.)
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