History of Seabrook
Seabrook, Texas the name alone beckons visitors. Seabrook is a small town on the Texas coast just 30 minutes south of downtown Houston. Residents and visitors alike treasure this vibrant community for its resort-style experiences along Clear Lake and Galveston Bay.
Over 11,000 people call Seabrook home, and why not? Seabrook’s relaxed lifestyle, business-friendly climate and affordable waterfront property make it one of the country’s most attractive areas to live, work and visit.
While Seabrook recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2011, historic records date back to 1832 when Ritson Morris, a native Virginian, obtained a league of land from the Mexican government. A portion of the land was purchased by Seabrook W. Sydnor in 1895 and a plat was filed with the Harris County Courthouse the following year.
In March 1903, the Seabrook Company of Houston filed a revised layout of the proposed Seabrook town site, which appealed to local farmers, fishermen and merchants. Some years later, in 1961, local leaders had the city incorporated.
In 1964, not long after the city became incorporated, a bridge was built between Kemah and Seabrook plus State Highway 146 was established as a four-lane highway. The bridge and highway allowed easy access to Seabrook along Galveston Bay and the small town began to grow considerably.
Quality of life in Seabrook is enriched by its coastal location. The Galveston Bay has a mixture of recreational and commercial resources that brings visitors from across the nation. Locals say visitors must taste the fresh seafood Seabrook has to offer; popular fish markets can be found throughout the city.
Old Seabrook is a must see. Rich in history, Old Seabrook has an array of unique shops, fine dining and cozy bed and breakfast-style lodging. Speaking of breakfast, El Lago Coffee is a great way to start the morning followed by shopping in Old Seabrook. Shoppers will find something for everyone including their dog, if they stop by Buddy Bites.
Things To Do
Your City & Your Future Community Workshop
The City of Seabrook will be hosting a Community Workshop on Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m. at Bay Elementary in Seabrook, TX, 1502 Bayport Blvd. The entire community is invited to attend this interactive and fun workshop that will help plan the future of Seabrook.
The city is currently updating its Master Comprehensive Plan and this workshop is just one step in that process. The Master Comprehensive Plan provides the goals, objectives, recommendations and action items for Seabrook’s growth and development for the next ten to twenty years.
The study will incorporate the needs and desires of the Seabrook community, business owners and city leadership. The final plan will be specific to Seabrook’s unique context, incorporating realistic recommendations and strategies that will help the future growth and development of Seabrook.
Residents, business owners and area partners are all invited to attend the Community Workshop that will be held on July 30th. As an added bonus we will be giving away door prizes from several Seabrook businesses