La Porte Apartments for Rent
La Porte, Texas
La Porte is a town with a population of about 35,000, and it lies about 25 miles Southeast of Houston, and about 35 miles North of Galveston. Getting to downtown Houston will take you about 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on traffic. Most likely your route into Houston will be 225 to 610, which is the inner beltway for Houston. La Porte is famous in Texas history for the Battle of San Jacinto. It's an important part of Texas history, right up there with the Alamo. The median income for a family in La Porte is about 50,000. It's a fairly diverse community, with about 70% white, 20% Hispanic, 6% Black, and the remainder a mix of others.
Neighborhoods and Apartments in La PorteApartments in La Porte itself include two near the coastal highway of 146: Windsail Bay and Bayou Villa. Two others are located closer to the downtown area: Harbour Bay on Spencer Highway, and Plaza at San Jacinto Park, on Luella Boulevard. You might also consider apartments in neighboring Pasadena, Seabrook, or Deer Park.
Things to Do in La PorteThere are a number of recreational activities in the La Porte area. In the long hot months of Texas, you might enjoy the wave pool, which others from neighboring communities also like to come and enjoy. There's the Bay Forest Golf course if you're into golfing, and Sylvan Beach Park or Seabreeze Park. The San Jacinto Monument will help educate you on this part of the history of the once-a-republic Texas. Fishing is not bad in Galveston Bay. NASA's Johnson Space Museum is not far off in Webster, where you can take tours, watch movies, and experience what this famous government agency is all about.
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