Pearland is a fast-growing suburban city located just south of the Beltway 8.
One of the Bayou City’s close-in cities, Pearland is best known for its affordable housing options.
A sprawling 47.5-square mile independent city, Pearland is located along the Beltway 8. Bisected by South Freeway and minutes away from Gulf Freeway, the city has excellent access to Houston’s neighborhoods and key centers.
Often described as family-friendly and laid-back, Pearland is a popular option among families and professionals alike. Pearland homes are centrally located near schools, shopping centers, and parks.
Though largely residential, the community has a number of retail, entertainment and dining options within its borders.
About 20 miles south of Downtown Houston, the area now known as Pearland had a lot of fruit trees. Witold von Zychlinski, a Polish noble, filed the plat for “Pear Land” after seeing the abundance of pear trees in the area.
The neighborhood’s development picked up speed during the 1990s, and has grown at a fast-pace eversince.
Today, Pearland is home to a number of neighborhoods, subdivisions, and gated communities.
As an independent city, Pearland operates its own police and fire departments and has a council-manager type of government.
Pearland homes for sale are mostly single-detached dwellings on large lots. Architectural styles vary, though traditional is a popular design.
Zoned to several school districts, most Pearland residents attend Pearland ISD schools, while others are under Alvin, Fort Bend, Pasadena, Clear Lake, and Houston ISDs.