The city of Pasadena was founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of Galveston. This southeast Texas city is part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and home to about 150,000. Pasadena real estate offers buyers a diverse selection of home styles and sizes in neighborhoods that enjoy easy proximity to schools, shopping, dining, service business, recreation, and major roads.
Considered the Strawberry Capitol of the region, Pasadena hosts an annual Strawberry Festival every spring at the Municipal Fairgrounds located near the Convention Center and the San Jacinto College. Pasadena is home to the first Harris County Independent School District and today offers residents more than 60 different schools that serve children PreK through grade 12.
The 17th largest city in Texas, Pasadena boasts more than 50 neighborhoods with zip codes that range from 77501 to 77506. These residential areas feature single-family homes, townhomes, and rental properties close to neighborhood businesses, grocery stores, city parks, and various points of interest.
The Pasadena Municipal Golf Course, 160 acres with 18 holes, is off Duffer Lane adjacent to the Ellington Airport and near the neighborhoods of Burkeshire, Baywood Oaks West, and Summer Meadows. Another point of interest in the city is the Armand Bayou Nature Center located south of the city. It's easily accessible from any Pasadena neighborhood and near the Kipper Mease Sports Complex.
The neighborhood of Tarrytown and Parkview Manor are within walking distance of Strawberry Park, while Pasadena Place is adjacent to Memorial Park on the northern end of the city.
The Pasadena Independent School District (PISD) spans the entire city and includes 36 elementary schools with Pasadena and Houston addresses. In addition, there are 11 middle schools and 10 intermediate schools near Pasadena homes for sale. For older students, the PISD has six high schools located throughout the city to accommodate students from each residential neighborhood.
Located within Pasadena are options for higher education at the San Jacinto College and the Texas Chiropractic College. The University of Houston is less than 20 miles from Pasadena.
For buyers looking at Pasadena real estate opportunities, it can be helpful to consider both the neighborhood location as well as the types of homes available and their price point. With many residential neighborhoods throughout the city, it's likely one can be found with the perfect home to suit a buyers wants plus needs. A few examples include:
Baywood Oaks. Located east of the Sam Houston Tollway with easy access to Genoa Red Bluff Road, this neighborhood sits south of Fairmont Estates in the 77505 zip. Pasadena homes for sale range from the low to mid $200's, usually single-family constructions with 2 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms.
Avon Terrace. A smaller neighborhood in the 77502 zip, it's found just off Houston Avenue and close to City Hall, the Public Library Central Branch, and the Post Office. Expect home prices from about the mid $70's to lower $100's.
Strawberry Heights. Also in the 77502 zip, this neighborhood is adjacent to Oak Cliff and close to the Southmore Intermediate School as well as shopping at the Arbors at Town Square. It's average home prices run from the mid $70's to the lower $100's.
Breezy Side. Located close to the Pasadena Freeway, this community on the north side in the 77506 zip features single-family homes with price points below $100,000. Expect to find traditional ranch styles with an attached garage and 2 to 3 bedrooms.
Kingsdale. A subdivision in the 77503 zip, Kingsdale is adjacent to the Bramley neighborhood and about five miles from the city's downtown. Home prices range from the lower $100's to the mid $200's with properties that feature 2 to 4 bedrooms and 1 to 3 bathrooms.
Pasadena has a thriving parks and recreation department that offer residents the opportunity to enjoy a variety of sports, activities, and green spaces. Parks such as Southmore, and Ben Briar feature baseball fields, while Crenshaw Park is known for its fishing pond, a favorite for catfish and rainbow trout. There are three city swimming pools as well. Pasadena also is home to its own Historical Museum, Rodeo, and Philharmonic Orchestra.
Outside the city, it's just a short drive into Houston, about 16 miles to attractions like the Houston Zoo, the Downtown Aquarium, and the Toyota Center where the Houston Rockets play basketball. When looking for Pasadena homes for sales, it's easy to choose a neighborhood close to amenities and attractions.