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If you’re interested in the services of a property management company who values your home and your
community, contact Green Residential.
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All Aboard: Dickinson, TX Is The Place To Be
The city of Dickinson began growing its roots back in 1824, when the Mexican government granted a large piece of land to a man named John Dickinson. What else would he name his piece of land other than Dickinson?
By 1850, the shores of the Bayou nearby had an established settlement, and ten years later, the entire area became home to a stop along the famous Galveston, Houston, and Henderson Railroad.
The town of Dickinson established its first post office in 1890, and in the same decade, the land was actively marketed to potential buyers. Nine businessmen, including Fred M. Nichols, created the Dickinson Land and Improvement Association to market empty areas of the land, leveraging the area’s fertile soil as the main selling point.
Dickinson’s first public park
Nichols converted about 40 acres of the land into a public park and called it the Dickinson Picnic Grounds, and for the next thirty years, large groups of people would come to have picnics and enjoy the holidays in the park. In 1896, a Texas Coast Fair sprang up in the park (attracting 5,000 people), and a harness racetrack was built to attract more people to the area. The city was booming.
In the late 1800’s, many Italian immigrants found Dickinson and the town ended up becoming the biggest Italian community in the country at the time.
The great storm of 1900 that devastated much of the county caused land to become cheap in Dickinson, so many new farmers settled in Dickinson after the storm had passed. Formerly home to cotton and cane crops, Dickinson became known for its fruits and vegetables that people would sell at the local market.
The railroad had built two more stops in Dickinson by 1911, for a total of three stops, and by that time some Galveston residents had built their homes and created what they called the Oleander Country Club.
Dickinson was prime territory for gambling, with clubs named the Dickinson Social Club, the Little Club, and the Rose Garden. Unfortunately, in 1957, the Attorney General and Texas Rangers didn’t see the appeal and shut down all gambling throughout Galveston County.
NASA brings more growth to the area
With the establishment of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in 1962 in Clear Lake City, the population of Dickinson continued to grow. In 1904 it was estimated that the population was just 149, and by 2002 it had grown to 17,688.
In 2010, the population in Dickinson had grown to 18,680 which was a 9.3% increase from ten years prior in 2000. This town has a population of 70.5% white, 11.5% black, 0.5% American Indian and Alaska Natives, 1.9% Asian, and 32.7% Hispanic.
Over 80% of Dickinson residents aged 25 and older are high school graduates, and 18.4% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The average commute time to work is 26.1 minutes, and 71.3% of people own their homes.
The median home value in 2010 was $118,800, with the median income being $54,742.
Schools in Dickinson
The Dickinson Independent School District serves over 11,000 students and their families, and employs over 1,600 staff members. Covering 61 square miles, the Dickinson ISD includes Dickinson, unincorporated areas of San Leon and Bacliff, as well as some parts of Texas City and League City.
Dickinson ISD was one of only 130 school districts in America (and 22 school districts in Texas) to be recognized for the 2015-2016 College Board Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll for creating opportunities for underrepresented students.
The Dickinson ISD also has an accelerated academy open to 100 fifth graders to learn innovative science, technology, engineering, and math. In 2018, the program will expand to include sixth graders.
In the last four years, Dickinson High School AP placement tests have increased by nearly 20%. The district has a popular and successful fine arts program for band, choir, dance, drama, and art. The Dickinson High School marching band continually achieves advancement into the UIL 6A State Marching Contest. Some of the DHS musicians have even been recognized with all-state honors.
For younger kids in Dickinson, there’s Kid City, a special daycare for kids that focuses on fun while developing fundamental skills. Kid City has a nationally accredited faith based curriculum, a nutritionally balanced menu, and state of the art equipment for the kids.
Getting out on the town for some fun
There are plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy in Dickinson, especially if you like digging into the historical aspects of the town. Some fun activities in Dickinson include:
- Bay Area Raceway. This family entertainment center is a blast. They’ve got an outdoor track for go kart racing, a 5,000 square foot game room, and a 5,000 square foot laser tag arena with plenty of cool prizes you can redeem your hard-earned tickets for.
- Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum. With the restored buildings of the old Railroad depot, this is a great little historical spot to visit, complete with a train show and a gift shop. Although the depot itself is original, it was transported to a new location. This activity is a great experience for the whole family to learn about the rich history of Dickinson, Texas history, and railroad history.
- The Kemah Boardwalk. Not too far from Dickinson is the famous Kemah Boardwalk, where you and your family can enjoy food, fun, games, live music, and amusement park rides along the shore.
Thinking of moving to Dickinson? Contact Green Residential
If you’re considering moving to Dickinson, you probably know by now that it’s a great city for families, and there’s always something fun to do and to learn.
Whether you’re in the process of searching for a house, or have some properties in mind, Green Residential can help you narrow down your search and assist with all of your property management needs. We’ve been in business for over thirty years and have the expertise to help you find the right home in the right setting for you and your family. Contact us today or check out or home search tool to see how we can help you!