Hockley, Texas, is an unincorporated community just 36 miles northwest of Houston. There are a lot of really nice houses here, from cozy little places under $150,000 to some more expensive properties with several acres of land. Some of these are ranch properties that would be just perfect to build your dream home in or to even start a farm. The area is quite wide open with lots of room for development, and many of the more affordable properties for sale do not have homes on them—yet!
Hockley was established in 1835 by George Washington Hockley, a man who served as Secretary of War for what was then The Republic of Texas. There is also a county in Texas named Hockley in his honor. For 68 years the Hockley Salt Dome has been a stable salt-producing mine, with no fires. Massive Halite crystal structures beneath Hockley are the source of this abundant flow of salt. The primary source of employment around Hockley is with the Southern Pacific rail line.
While there is a lot of open land to explore in the area, Hockley has more than just grain fields and cattle ranches. There are also a few hubs for the local community. The Hockley Community Center owns 24 acres of land and is a place where a lot of local activities take place, such as the Greater Houston Soap Box Derby, weekly Karate classes for all ages over 6, and regular Bible Study courses. You can go learn to make arts and crafts such as ceramics, knitting, and quilting, try fitness like yoga, or attend the weekly book club. Jimbo's Road House is a popular place for locals and those passing through to stop and dine, have some drinks and catch up. Every year they have a big New Year's celebration and they often host live music and other local talent. The quiet charm and small population of Hockley make it a great place to get away from the city while still being close enough to drive into town whenever you want.