Introduction to Santa Fe, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas, in Galveston county, is 19 miles W of Galveston, Texas (center to center) and 30 miles SE of Houston, Texas.
Santa Fe History
The city of Santa Fe grew following the construction of the Santa Fe Railway in 1877. In 1978, residents voted to incorporate the city, and by the 1980's, Santa Fe had annexed the towns of Alta Loma and Arcadia. The area was named after the Santa Fe Independent School District which surrounds the area.
Santa Fe and Nearby Attractions
- Galveston Island State Park
- Texas Seaport Museum
- Armand Bayou Nature Center
- Moody Mansion and Museum
- Bishop's Palace
Things To Do In Santa Fe
Some of the parks near Santa Fe are Runge Park and Galveston Island State Park. Sheldon Lake State Park, which is also nearby, has an environmental education center and also provides opportunities for canoeing and fishing. Armand Bayou Nature Center, which offers opportunities for hiking and bird watching, also has live animal displays. Several museums not far from the city are Moody Mansion and Museum and the Texas Seaport Museum. Galveston County Fair is another popular event that people enjoy attending.
Santa Fe Transportation
George Bush Intercontinental is the closest major airport.
Santa Fe Higher Education
Some of the colleges and universities near the city are Texas A&M University - Galveston campus, Galveston College, College of the Mainland, and Alvin Community College.
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