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La Porte Home Search |La Porte, TX 77571| Marilyn Wier 713-542-8451
La Porte is located in Harris County, Texas. La Porte is the fourth largest incorporated city in Harris County. The port of Houston is one of the main job sources for residents who live in and around La Porte.
The area around modern La Porte gained fame early in Texas history as the location of the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, which ended the Texas Revolution, establishing the independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico. The San Jacinto Monument, in the unincorporated area of La Porte, commemorates the battle. During the early 1900s, particularly the 1920s and 1930s, La Porte's Sylvan Beach became a nationally known tourist destination attracting some of the nation's most well-known entertainers. As a result of changing economics in the Houston area and beach erosion the tourist business declined while industrial development in the area grew. During World War II and afterward La Porte's economy rapidly re-oriented toward petroleum/petrochemicals and shipping, which developed as the dominant industries in the Pasadena-Baytown area.
La Porte residents have come to benefit from the low cost of living to which La Porte has to offer. The abundance of housing creates exceptional prices for families looking to buy. New residents to the area have a variety of existing housing options to choose from with additional units always under construction.
La Porte is located near many areas of interest and its residents never have to veer too far from home for entertainment.
20 minutes from Clear Lake, Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston and the University of Houston - Clear Lake
40 minutes from Downtown Houston, Minute Maid Stadium and the new Toyota Center. Downtown Houston is also host to a vibrant Theater District.
50 minutes from Galveston beaches
Students of La Porte attend the regionally acclaimed La Port ISD. The district serves the cities of La Porte, Morgan's Point, and Shoreacres, a small portion of Pasadena, a small portion of Deer Park. The district includes Lomax, which was once an incorporated city but is now a part of the city of La Porte. In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.
La Porte ISD has 7 Elementary Schools, 3 Junior Highs, & 2 High Schools. Secondary Education is just a short drive away as well. The University of Houston, San Jacinto College South are great learning institutions nearby.