Living in Pasadena

Big City Access. Small Town Connections.

 

Pasadena is the second-largest city in the Greater Houston metro, but has a surprisingly small-town feel, making it a great place to jumpstart your family or career. You can run into friends or colleagues at the grocery store – yet be in downtown Houston in 20 minutes, or in Galveston in an hour. Our location between Houston and Clear Lake makes us less congested than other parts of the region, with 25-minute average commute times.

We boast a low cost of living and more affordable housing options than in other parts of the Houston Metro – with average home prices around $180,000. Check out our family-friendly neighborhoods, 400 new builds on the way in south Pasadena or waterfront living. Plus, it’s easy to get connected to our community through your neighborhood, school, professional network or place of worship. And our community truly cares – whether it’s during times of celebration or times of hardship. Case in point: we have the largest volunteer fire department for a single municipality in the entire country. Couple this community spirit with our young, diverse residents and you’ll find this is a great place to call home.

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Jobs and Workforce

Pasadena is home to major industry. Petroleum, aerospace, maritime, and manufacturing companies all thrive in Pasadena because we have land, opportunity and a skilled workforce.