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Home for sale in Alvin, TX vary widely in price, style, amenities, and other features. Furthermore, there is a good variety of land for sale. While homes range in price from below $150,000 to above $800,000, land prices range more widely from below $100,000 to well over the $1,000,000 mark. When it comes to affordable homes, there are plenty of cozy and well maintained single family properties. For those looking to buy something below $200,000, there are lots of options. Some of them even come on multiple acres. Higher end homes include impressive amenities like upgraded kitchens, large master bedrooms, expansive yards, and much much more.
Those considering buying a home should know about Alvin's easy access to many locations of interest. These include downtown Houston, two state highways, two busy ports, rail services by BNSF and Union Pacific, and Houston Hobby Airport.
The city of Alvin, TX is conveniently located just 18 miles south of Pasadena, and 24 miles south of Houston. It's considered part of the Brazoria metropolitan area. The area now known as Alvin was first settled in the mid 1800s, when bull ranches started popping up throughout the region. With the construction of the Santa Fe railroad, settlements began to be established. Finally, in 1893 the town was officially incorporated. Today, Alvin is home to an approximate population of 26,000 people.
There are lots of activities to enjoy in this charming cities, not to mention nearby attractions. Attractions include the Brazoria County Museum, the Houston Space Center, Nolan Ryan Center, the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, and the Bayou Nature Center. Residents of Alvin are encouraged to visit the San Jacinto Monument- a 567.31 foot-high column on the Houston Ship Channel. For travelers, the George Bush International Airport is conveniently close.
The most popular institution for higher education in Alvin is Alvin Community College. There is also San Jacinto College- South Campus, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and the San Jacinto College-Central Campus. Residents and their offspring can enjoy all the educational opportunities these fine institutions have to offer.