Deer Park, TX
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Much of Deer Park’s growth in the last century is credited to its oil refineries and chemical plants. Given its location along Buffalo Bayou, the city has lent itself well to industry. Just northeast of town, the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site marks the place where Texas fought for independence from Mexico. South of the Pasadena Freeway, Deer Park residents live in a growing expanse of residential communities.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of living in Deer Park is a bit higher than the state and national averages. While home prices and everyday costs are fairly stable, residents in this suburb tend to spend more than average on transportation costs due to the area’s lack of public transportation and low walkability.


Residents of Deer Park are very dependent on their cars to get around. The city offers no public transit, and many destinations cannot be reached comfortably on foot or by bike. However, major roadways are easily accessible.


Most Deer Park students attend schools in the Deer Park Independent School District, but some attend school in the La Porte Independent School District. The city has seven elementary schools, four junior-high schools, and two high schools. Schools are generally rated highly and have a good student-to-teacher ratio. San Jacinto College Central is the main college in the area.


Deer Park has numerous parks, golf courses, and sporting facilities that locals stay active at. The San Jacinto Battleground is an important landmark for the entire state and is honored by the 570-foot-tall San Jacinto Monument. This tower holds a museum of history and a theater at its base, and visitors can ride an elevator to an observation floor where they get an incredible view of the grounds.


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