Brazoria County, Texas is located on the Gulf Coast, just minutes away from the extensive water sport playground of Galveston Bay and the sands of Surfside Beach, Galveston Island and the Matagorda Peninsula. The coastline here is dotted with many undeveloped State Parks, where natural beaches provide relaxing counterpoints to the sparkle of exciting oceanfront activities. The same is true for the inland areas of Brazoria County. Along the winding waters of the Brazos River where trees are dripping with curtains of Spanish moss and where rolling landscapes create a soothing backdrop, Brazos Bend State Park and Varner Hogg Plantation among other state parks, soothe our senses. This quiet rural haven with its little towns is a perfect counterpoint to the proximity of the Greater Houston metropolis.
Houston, TX provides the magnificent array of bustling city life with cultural events, shopping, dining, entertainment, and a multitude of business and educational opportunities one would expect from any world-class metropolis. The city is only 40 minutes drive away from Brazoria. Greater Houston is the sixth largest and ranks as one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US. For several consecutive years Money magazine has placed this thriving Southeastern Texas area in their line-up of the “100 Best Places to live in the United States”. Houston hosts a large concentration of 86 consular offices, ranking third in the nation, which adds an international flair to Houston’s Texan appeal. Of course, the list of entertainment opportunities is endless. Apart from being connected to the world with a major international airport and with easy access by any other way of transportation, the city provides top-class theater, a plethora of other cultural events, and exceptional shopping and dining experiences. In sports, Houston stands for the Texas Bowl, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and anything in between, from the Houston marathon to NBA All Star Games. This sporting powerhouse has hosted two Super Bowls and is currently a candidate to host future FIFA World Cups.
In short, living near this magnetic Texan metropolis offers an outstanding counterbalance to the serene qualities of the pleasant countryside of Brazoria County, TX. Here you can immerse yourself in calming activities, such as fishing for bass on rivers and on nine scenic lakes at The Lakes of Danbury, or enjoy a kayaking adventure at Christmas Bay. For nature enthusiasts “Gordon the Grouper” and a variety of maritime creatures can be admired at the Sea Center Texas, a 50,000 gallon aquarium. At Quintana Beach you can learn about sea turtles, take archery lessons or create handmade pottery in the Native American tradition. For more daring outdoor activities, skydiving at Skydive Spaceland offers the thrill of a parachute jump from 14,000 feet. If this makes your heart stop, just watch the aerial show and have a fun picnic.
Angleton Raceway is only 10 minutes away if your passion is racing and motor sports. For history buffs, Angleton, Texas, the county seat of Brazoria County since 1897 lets you trace and explore the historical events that led to the creation of Brazoria County on March 11, 1836. Learn about the historic arrival of 300 settlers at the Brazos River in 1821, an area that was then part of Mexico. Ensuing events involved the Texas Revolution and the signing of the Treaties of Velasco, which granted Texas its independence. Hence Brazoria County, TX proudly owns the slogan “Where Texas Began”.