Comfortably situated on the periphery of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, Baytown, TX, benefits from a booming economy, which means plenty of houses available at affordable prices. The average square footage per home is about 2,100, with some luxurious properties exceeding 5,000 square feet.
Bordered by water on three sides, Baytown offers great recreation with many aquatic parks and playgrounds. The city’s proximity to the bay also provides year-round climate comfort and breezy relief from the humidity of inland Texas. The Hunter’s Creek neighborhood in the north is just a 30-minute drive to Houston via the Interstate 10. Local dining, shopping and boating activities can be enjoyed even closer by. To the south, the Evergreen Fairways community features acres of beautiful parks and rolling hills, with plentiful opportunities for golfing, fishing or simply enjoying the serene outdoors. The arts, culture and entertainment district is then just a short trip west, as is the renowned Baytown Nature Center. The Legends Bay community to the east, across the Cedar Bayou, offers many attractive single-family new homes conveniently near to the massive Cedar Crossing Industrial Park, which is among the largest industrial parks in the world.
Baytown was the site of the first offshore drilling operation in Texas, and it continues to host one of the biggest oil refineries in the United States. Exxon-Mobil anchors the local economy, operating several plants in the area. The Exxon-Mobil Baytown Complex alone employs close to 4,000 workers. Bayer and Chevron-Phillips also locate their largest chemical processing and manufacturing facilities in Baytown. Other major employers include the distribution centers for Home Depot and Walmart, which are located in the Cedar Crossing Industrial Park. Still more are able to find jobs in education and healthcare to serve the growing community. Baytown’s easy access to the Interstate 10, Highway 146 and Highway 99 also means a convenient commute to work outside the city.