Baytown has a thriving industrial economy and provides jobs for many people in the surrounding areas. The three main districts center on the petroleum and petrochemical processing industries; the strong oil industry keeps the local economy booming. The Cedar Crossing Industrial Park, the world's fifth-biggest industrial park, is a hot spot for the operational aspects of many brand-name corporations. These benefits make Baytown very attractive to businesses. In fact, at least 23 Fortune 500 corporations are actually headquartered in this area. In addition to prospering oil and energy industries, medical research, education and agriculture are also booming in this Texas city - all play a pivotal role in making Baytown a great place to work and live.

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Nestled on the outskirts of Houston, Baytown, Texas, is the fourth-largest community in the Gulf Coast area. With nearly 200 residential communities and over 85 homebuilders, this town has plenty of homes and floor plans to select from. The average square footage for homes in the area is around 2,100. Homebuilders are taking advantage of the impressive growth in Baytown, so there are plenty of houses for sale at affordable prices. A low cost of living, combined with an ever-growing economy, makes this city a great place to live.

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