Discover the secure convenience and central access that Deer Park offers business travelers, vacationers and weekend visitors. Twenty five minutes from this friendly home town lies downtown Houston to the northwest as well as the neighboring cities of Clear Lake, La Porte, Pasadena, Kemah, Shore Acres and Baytown. Deer Park lies just 45 minutes away from the sand, sun and surf of Galveston Island.
The family-oriented, growing community of Deer Park has provided easy access for years to Greater Houston and outlying points of interest in the Bay Area and Gulf Coast; free of congestion, high prices and big city traffic.
Deer Park’s history is rich: on this land, ragtag settlers under General Sam Houston defeated General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s well trained Mexican Army April 21, 1836, securing Texas’ independence from Mexico. The Houston Ship Channel and Port of Houston brought sea and trade to her back door in the 1870s. Simeon West of Illinois founded and named the town in 1892 after the large amount of deer that roamed the gulf plains. He dreamed of a “community of opportunity”. Years after the great flood of 1900 and destruction of most homes, property, crops and livestock Deer Park struggled to meet that dream during a difficult infancy.
Opened in 1929 Shell Oil’s new refinery breathed life back into the community, spawning an industrial complex that would attract like companies, bringing jobs and unimaginable opportunities to her residents. Deer Park’s population grew from a scant 100 in 1940 to over 30,000 residents today who still enjoy the benefits of big city business in a small town setting.
As a testament to its hometown family appeal Deer Park was named both Bloomberg Business Week’s Best Affordable Suburb and CNNmoney.com’s #10 most affordable places to live in the United States.
Inside you will learn why we affectionately call Deer Park your “hometown hub”. Come for the history. Visit the sights and stay for the hospitality. Maybe soon you will be calling Deer Park home too.
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