A gorgeous, growing community located just south of Houston, Pearland, Texas is well known for being a wonderful place to live in the Houston – The Woodlands – Sugarland metropolitan area. 83% of Pearland is residential, which has led to a booming population, and in turn, an equally impressive growing retail force. The city is also home to several master-planned communities, including Sunrise Lakes, Southern Trails, Southdown, Lakes of Highland Glen and Shadow Creek Ranch.
Pearland was originally known as an “agricultural Eden”, prairie land where residents harvested fruits and vegetables, including what would become the area’s namesake, pears. A number of natural disasters set the community back in the early 1900’s, but by the 1970’s, the area has continued to grow at a phenomenal rate. Today, Pearland is the second fastest-growing city in the state of Texas.
The west side of the city is made up of newer buildings and architecture, and has experienced a lot of suburban growth in recent years. Meanwhile, the east side of town is made up of mostly older buildings. This gives the east side a bit of a rural vibe despite the continued growth of the city. There’s truly something for everyone in this gorgeous, always expanding Texas city, no matter what type of flavor you’re in the mood for!
Most of the schools in the city are part of the Pearland Independent School District. Schools in the area are well known for being staffed with engaging teachers who go above and beyond to help their students learn. There are a number of public and private options available so every student can receive the type of education tailored for their unique learning style.
Below is a list of schools in the Pearland area. Click any of the links below to learn more:
As one of the fastest growing cities in the area, there’s plenty to see and do in Pearland. One great choice no matter what you have planned for your day is the Town Center, which is both an excellent shopping opportunity as well as something of a social hub for residents.
With a number of stores to explore, restaurants to grab a bite like BJ’s and Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen, a movie theater and even the Baybrook Mall, the town center has something for everyone and is truly a one-stop shopping experience. Be sure to contribute to the ever growing retail network within the city by visiting the center, and take advantage of all of the wonderful shopping opportunities afforded to Pearland residents!
Below you’ll find the list of the top 10 things to do in Pearland, Texas, as ranked by Yelp. Click on any of the links for more information: