Around La Porte

Notable For

The land that became La Porte in 1892 was the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, at which Texas won its independence from Mexico. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the San Jacinto Monument and the Monument Museum, where an elevator awaits to take visitors to the top of the 480-foot structure. The Battleship Texas, another popular destination, was commissioned in 1914. The battleship is a veteran of both world wars, and now sits along the Texas shoreline. Today La Porte is a thriving port city, and an important part of the Houston Ship Channel.

Cost of Living

La Porte is a relatively affordable place to live, thanks to a median home cost below that of Texas and the nation. While transportation costs are considered to be above average due to the fact that many residents commute into Houston, other costs of living, such as groceries and utilities, are below state and national averages.

Transportation

Highway 146 runs through the heart of La Porte, connecting residents to nearby Baytown to the north and Galveston to the south. Highway 225 connects commuters to I-45 and into downtown Houston, which is under 30 miles away from La Porte. While there is a bus route offered in La Porte, most residents rely on their vehicles to get around the area and beyond. Houston’s Hobby Airport is approximately 21 miles away, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport is around 38 miles from La Porte.

Schools

La Porte is served by the La Porte Independent School District, which is comprised of seven elementary schools, three junior high schools, and two high schools. There are also a wealth of private schools and preschools to choose from in the area.

Attractions

La Porte offers its residents plenty of fun things to do year-round. The San Jacinto Monument and Museum is a popular spot for history buffs, the Armand Bayou Nature Center is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy some fun in the sun, and the Kemah Boardwalk is perfect for a day of shopping and dining with friends and family. The Five Points Town Plaza area offers residents their pick of some of the best local eateries around, including King’s BBQ, the New Orleans Seafood Kitchen, and El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant. With so much to do in and around La Porte, Texas, it’s no wonder so many love calling it home.

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