La Porte, TexasThe city of La Porte is located in Harris County, Texas and boats a 2014 population of 35,100 residents. It is the fourth largest city in Harris County and located within the 77571 zip code. The city is also located south of where the Houston Shipping Channel meets Galveston Bay.
La Porte enjoys a thriving economy, stable housing market and a low cost of living. For those concerned with safety will be happy to know La Porte also enjoys a low crime rate. The city is also served by Harris County Transit and La Porte Municipal Airport is located within the city limits. The George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport are located in nearby Houston and provide commercial airline services.
In the 1920’s and 1930’s, the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park became nationally recognized and a well known venue for beauty contests and performances by well known bands such as Guy Lombardo, Phil Harris and Benny Goodman. The small residential community was supported by the tourism generated by the beach.
A hurricane in 1943 leveled most of the tourist attractions and they were never rebuilt. The community, which had been renamed La Porte suffered a shrinking beach due to erosion from the shipping traffic creating wake. During World War Two, industrial plants and shipyards began to emerge in nearby communities. The Johnson Space Center, the Barbour’s Cut shipping terminal and the Bayport Industrial District made the community of La Porte successful as part of the Houston area industrial region.
Today, the community and the area enjoy the benefits of three major economic hubs and stable and thriving economy it brings with it.
The city is made up of several neighborhoods, each with their own character, personality and lifestyle. The neighborhoods are well maintained and family friendly. There are many amenities located within the city and include shopping, dining and entertainment.
Residents who prefer to rent rather than purchase a home or would rather test drive the city before purchasing a home will find a variety of apartments for rent. The rents are affordable and renters will find multi-bedroom and bathroom apartments available.
Home buyers searching for real estate in the La Porte Community should contact Jodi Kallus. Ms. Kallus is experienced in the real estate market in the community and surrounding area and will help home buyers find the right home. She also stays at the forefront of current real estate trends in order to better serve clients.
Parks and Recreation
Attractions, Activities and Events
Events are designed to bring the community together in celebration and La Porte and the surrounding area offers many events for family members of all ages. Events include holiday celebrations, Food Truck festivals, seasonal events such as movie nights and concerts, Farmers Markets, as well as charitable runs and walks.