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History & Quality of Life

The area which comprises Seabrook found its beginnings in recorded history in 1832 when Ritson Morris, a native Virginian, obtained a league of land from the Mexican Government. A portion of that land was purchased by Seabrook W. Sydnor in 1895 and a plat was filed with the Harris County Courthouse the following year. In March of 1903, the Seabrook Company of Houston filed a revised layout of the proposed Seabrook Town site. The new town appealed to local farmers, fishermen and merchants and even a few seasonal residents.

In 1961, fearing annexation by Houston and La Porte, the local leadership initiated procedures and the City was incorporated. In 1964, a new bridge was built between the cities of Kemah and Seabrook and State Highway 146 was established as a four-lane thoroughfare. Sleepy beginnings of the City have given way to unprecedented growth and an estimated population over 8,000.

The quality of life in Seabrook is enriched by its location. Steeped in the history and traditions of the Texas Gulf Coast and endowed with a mixture of recreational and commercial resources, Seabrook beckons visitors to stay a while or a lifetime. The community boasts a reputation for its fine fresh seafood, popular fish markets and the growth of the area known as Old Seabrook, a local arts and antique colony. Eleven miles of waterfront make it an ideal place for business and leisure activities. The Clear Lake area is the third largest boating center in the United States, with 1,250 boat slips in Seabrook. Also NASA with its associated aerospace support companies and national space museums is only four miles away.

Seabrook incorporates more than 12.5 square miles of property including choice waterfront property. Seabrook is accessed by two state highways (NASA Road One and State Highway 146) and is 7 miles from Interstate 45 and 20 miles from Interstate 10. A 30 minute drive will take you to Hobby Airport. Adequate utilities are available and the Southeast Harris County Economic Development Council will assist developers in obtaining economic aid and other grants and loans. Property and sales taxes are among the lowest in the Houston Metropolitan area.

Seabrook is a mix of old and new. Many residents have lived in Seabrook 10 years or more. Seabrook offers new homes from $95,000 up in well-planned subdivisions. The quality of life is assured by zoning and up-to-date building codes.

Residents enjoy excellent schools for their children through the highly acclaimed Clear Creek Independent School District. CCISD is considered amongst the best public school systems in the State of Texas and the nation. In addition, there are several universities and numerous technical schools within a thirty minute drive of Seabrook, including the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Excellent health care is always in close proximity with St. John Hospital just down NASA Road One in Nassau Bay and Clear Lake Regional Health Care Center in Webster.

Seabrook offers expansive parks. With ten parks consisting of over 100 acres, two boat ramps, two public pools and a 900 ft. salt water fishing pier, there is plentiful open space for family activities. For those who love fishing, boating and sailing, few communities can match Seabrook's waterfront.

The City's scale allows Seabrook's police and fire protection to respond quickly in case of emergency.

Poised for progress, Seabrook will continue to be a "City with the Plan for a Beautiful Future." Contact the City Hall at (281)291-5600 if you have questions or need help in relocating to Seabrook.

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