Introduction to Pearland, Texas
Pearland, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 10 miles SW of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 14 miles S of Houston, Texas. Part of the surrounding Brazoria metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Pearland is home to some 37,640 residents.
Pearland was first settled in the late 1880s when the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railways were extending their lines. Originally, the region was known as Mark Belt. The first post office of the area was established in 1893. In the same year, the city was renamed Pearland. It was so named due to the abundance of pear trees in the region. In fact, some of the local developers also promoted the area as the "agricultural Eden".
Pearland and nearby Attractions
- 1940 Air Terminal Museum
- Houston Zoo
- Downtown Aquarium at Houston
- San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
- Armand Bayou Nature Center
- Moody Gardens
Things To Do In Pearland
Pearland has several parks and open spaces including McLean Road Park, Independence Park, and Dads Club Community Park. You can pay a visit to the Jacksonville Public Library during your stay in the city. The Houston Zoological Gardens, Bayou Wildlife Park, and Children's Museum of Houston are also worth visiting. In addition, the city offers easy access to Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, AstroWorld, San Jacinto Monument and Museum, Battleship Texas State Historical Site, and Moody Gardens.
William P. Hobby Airport is very close to the city.
Pearland Higher Education
San Jacinto College-South Campus and Alvin Community College are among the nearby colleges.