Located in Brazoria County in the state of Texas, Alvin City is gifted with a subtropical climate and fertile lands conducive for ranching and farming. About 5% of the city's 25.6 square miles consists of streams and bayous making it a great destination for fishing and wildlife viewing. The city is also popular for hot springs and recreational pools. Alvin is 40 minutes away from downtown Houston via Texas State Highway 35.
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Parks and recreations overload. Alvin is an undisputed city of parks, with a total of 14 beautifully landscaped open spaces catering to picnics, hiking, sports and events. Visit Morgan Park on West South Street for good old football matches, drop by Marina Park on West Highway 6 for views of aquatic pavilions or walk your furry friend at the Prairie Dog Park on East Hathaway Street.
Great place to invest in a home. The value of homes in Alvin has impressively grown by 63% over a 10-year period. This means buying a house in the city is a good investment. While home value is growing, the average cost for both detached homes and condominiums is still significantly lower by 55% compared to the state average. Search for houses for sale on Mustang Crossing near Alvin Community College and on Business 35 area near the transport hubs.
Historic Victorian homes. Alvin is home to many turn-of-the-century Victorian homes that were rebuilt using salvaged materials from the Great Storm of 1900, the Galveston Hurricane. Visit the Twin Oaks House on Beauregard Street, a 12-room Victorian structure that served as refuge for many people during the storm and the Cummings-Smith House on Lang Street made of cypress wood gathered from shipwrecks.
Get up close with wildlife and nature. The wetland habitation Chocolate Bayou helps make Alvin a sanctuary for hardwood trees and protected wildlife. Experience an exciting tram ride around the 82-acre Bayou Wildlife Park on 517 Road and feed camels, ostriches and llamas straight from your own bucket feeder. The 53-acre Camp Mohawk County Park on 110 CR 193 offers not only wildlife views but a glimpse of Brazoria County's last remaining stand of native pine trees.
Many housing options for renters. Alvin's fertile landscape and developing local economy give rise to diverse rental housing options, from ranch-style homes to modern downtown apartments. Available rental properties including rent to own homes can be found in neighborhoods around bustling Gordon Street, near popular dining spots like Monterey's Tex Mex and Tommaso's Flying Pizza.
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