An affluent area with a number of thriving businesses, Clear Lake is located within parts of Harris and Galveston County, Texas. The area is made up of several bodies of water, including its namesake, Clear Lake, as well as Taylor Lake, Clear Creek, and Galveston Bay.
As Clear Lake makes up a number of areas within Texas, it can be difficult to pinpoint one particular style of life for the residents within. For example, the super-neighborhood of Clear Lake Houston is a very different place from Clear Lake Pasadena, with the former nearly doubling the latter in terms of population (43,000 to 20,000, respectively). Clear Lake Houston also has a substantial Asian-American population, which contributes to the area’s ethnic and cultural interests.
The lake for which the area is named is home to one of the largest collections of recreational seafaring vehicles within the United States, and many festivals and events take place within the area. These include the Blessing of the Fleet boat parade in Kemah, which celebrates the area’s history of shrimp fishing, and the Gulf Coast Film Festival, which showcases the works of local independent filmmakers each year. As expected, there are also several regatta events held nearby, including the Bay Cup and the Performance Cup.
Schools in Clear Lake are managed by the Clear Creek Independent School District. 65% of the district’s schools have been ranked as “exemplary”, the highest ranking that can be given to a school by the Texas Education Agency. In comparison, only 29% of all schools in the state have received this ranking. The rest of the schools in the area received a ranking of “recognized”, the second highest ranking by the agency.
Below is a list of some of the highly ranked schools in the Clear Creek school district:
Colleges and Universities
There’s no shortage of things to do in Clear Lake and the surrounding areas, especially if you’re a lover of the sea. The Bay Area Museum is a quaint little historical site that makes for a fun day trip, as does the Space Center Houston, one of the area’s top and most well-known attractions. The center features over 400 space artifacts, including numerous exhibits of both the stationary and moving variety. As such, there’s always something new to see and do when you visit!
Those looking for a day out on the water can charter a boat with Sailaway Clear Lake Charter or Windward SeaVenture, both excellent choices for earning your sea legs. For a slightly more personal experience on the water, Pinky’s Kayak Rental and Jetsurf Houston each offer rentals for personal aquatic vehicles so you can make a truly memorable day out, alone or with friends.
Finally, the Bayou Wildlife Zoo is a small, locally owned zoo which offers up close encounters with the wildlife along a guided tram tour of the facility – Perfect for animal lovers and nature lovers alike!