Introduction to Alvin, Texas

Alvin, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 18 miles S of Pasadena, Texas and 24 miles S of Houston, Texas. The people of the city are in the Brazoria metropolitan area.

Alvin History

The area now known as Alvin was first settled in the mid 1800s. At this time, bull ranches were set up in the region. With the construction of the Santa Fe Railroad, settlements were established around it. The town was incorporated in the year 1893. During World War II, German POWs were held near this community. Alvin is the oldest incorporated communities in Brazoria county.

Alvin and nearby Attractions

  • Brazoria County Museum
  • Space Center Houston
  • Nolan Ryan Center
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • Bayou Wildlife Park
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center

Things To Do In Alvin

While in Alvin, one can visit the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, the Brazoria County Museum, the San Jacinto Monument and Museum and the Space Center Houston. The Nolan Ryan Center showcases exhibits featuring photos, videos and a hall of records. The Armand Bayou Nature Center, Galveston Island State Park and Hermann Park are among the other popular tourist destinations near the city of Alvin.

Alvin Transportation

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is nearby.

Alvin Higher Education

Alvin Community College is the local institution of higher education. San Jacinto College-South Campus, the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the San Jacinto College-Central Campus are also nearby.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Parks and playgrounds
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
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