Services offered in Texas City
At Green Residential, our flat-rate management fee helps to keep your rental property profitable. For your convenience, we make sure owners receive an electronic accounting statement which includes a copy of any invoice paid during the previous month. We invest in web-based technology to make sure our team responds promptly to requests from owners, investors, and tenants. In addition, Green Residential minimizes the number of homes each employee is responsible for managing. This allows our clients to receive the professional attention they deserve.
We screen all prospective tenants at no cost to our clients. We screen tenants based on their credit, employment, and rental history, as well as conducting a criminal background check. We don't collect a management fee if you aren't paid, therefore we have an incentive to find the best tenant for you.
By having a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) oversee the finances of each home under management, we provide Green Residential clients with the comfort of knowing the income, expenses & security deposits related to their property are being taken care of by a professional.
Our professional leasing team ensures that each owner’s property has the best opportunity to be leased quickly. These leasing services include rental price analysis, professional quality photography, listing home on the local MLS (HAR.COM), and prompt responsiveness to potential applicant inquiries.
Our web based technology allows us to collect rent from tenants electronically and distribute rent electronically to owners at no additional charge to either party. We assess late fees and send notices when a tenant fails to pay rent on time. All late fees are passed on to our owners.
We believe that the photographs we take and use for our rental listings are important because they entice prospects to view our homes. We invest in top of the line cameras and digital photography software to provide professional quality photographs.
We provide clients with dependable, quality repair & maintenance services that can be trusted. Our administrators and contractor are the best in their category whom we have worked with for years. We understand how highly residential owners value their property, so we make sure to show their homes the amount of consideration and care they would themselves. Our prompt repair & maintenance program is one of the ways we excel.
Evicting a tenant may be one of the most unpleasant parts of being a landlord, but it can also be vitally important. Our clients can rely on our professional assistance when having to deal with this uncomfortable task.
We monitor a 24 hour support line during non-business hours to ensure that tenant emergencies are promptly responded to in order to provide excellent customer service to our tenants and ensure our Owner's property is protected.
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With over 40 years of experience offering property management services in the greater Texas City area, our team works hard to offer the best service through a personal, proactive, and dynamic approach to residential management.
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We offer a full service property management package that includes access to a reliable network of fully vetted maintenance personnel, rent collection services, tenant screening, and so much more. We also have a free home search tool on our website that you can use to get a free property management analysis on your Texas City home. Contact us today!
Located less than an hour southeast of downtown Houston and just across the bridge from Galveston, Texas City is a thriving deepwater port city that serves as one of the state’s top petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing centers. It’s the third largest city in Galveston County, just behind Galveston and League City, and is considered to be part of the Greater Houston area.
Whether you’re moving to the area as part of a job transition, want to invest in real estate, or are just passing through for a short period of time, Texas City has a lot to offer. In this guide, we’ll hit the highlights and attempt to give you an upfront and personal look at what Texas City is all about.
The rich history of Texas City starts with an unlikely trio of three duck hunters. In 1891, three brothers from Duluth, Minnesota – Jacob, Henry, and Benjamin Myers – noticed that Shoal Point in Galveston Bay had the potential to be a major port city. And while Shoal Point had been around for more than 50 years, it wasn’t until after the Myers brothers returned to Duluth and convinced investors to purchase the 10,000 acres on Galveston Bay – including Shoal Point – that the area became known as Texas City.
In 1893, the investors started plotting land and filed an official town site plan. A post office was opened in the area and roughly 250 people moved to Texas City from Minnesota and Michigan. The Texas City Improvement Company – which was formed by the investors – also received permission from the Federal Government to dredge an eight-foot channel in the bay. This channel became the first commercially used channel in Texas City.
Soon after, a grid of streets, houses, and business buildings began to appear on the mainland. Texas City officially incorporated in 1911 and chose its first mayor, William P. Tarpey, later that year.
From a national perspective, Texas City played a strategic role as a military deployment site during the Mexican Revolution. While nothing ever came of it, nearly half of the country’s entire land military personnel were stationed there at some point while tensions threatened to spill over across the border.
In the 1920s, Texas City underwent a lot of growth and expansion. A sugar refinery, gasoline cracking plant, grain elevator, and fig processing plant, among other warehouses, farms, and refineries were attracted to the area.
One of the defining moments in Texas City history involved a great explosion that nearly destroyed the entire city on April 16, 1947. The explosion, which occurred when a ship loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer blew up, caused a chain reaction of fires and killed 576 people, while injuring more than 4,000 more. Over the last 60 years, Texas City has worked hard to recover from the disaster and is once again a thriving port city with a bright future.
Texas City has grown a lot over the past couple of decades. Based on the last census, estimates suggest Texas City has a population of 47,618. That’s a 5.6 percent rate of growth since 2010.
Texas City has a fairly even split in terms of race, with 42 percent identifying as white, 30 percent as Hispanic, and 23 percent as black. The median resident age is 37.5, which is roughly three years older than the state of Texas.
The median household income in Texas City is $48,525, which falls below the state average of $55,653. The estimated per capita income is $23,715.
Texas City residents tend to be high school graduates, with more than four out of every five adults over the age of 25 receiving a diploma. However, just 12.8 percent have a college degree – and less than 5 percent hold any sort of graduate degree.
Overall, Areavibes gives Texas City a 72 on their Livability scale. That’s three points higher than the state score and six points higher than the national average. It receives good grades on categories like amenities, cost of living, education, and weather, while getting failing grades on crime, employment, and housing.
Texas City is very much a blue-collar town with lots of money pouring out in the form of petroleum and chemicals. The Texas City Industrial Complex is the center of the petrochemical industry and contains the Galveston Bay Refinery, operated by Marathon. This is the second largest petroleum refinery in all of Texas, and the third largest in the United States.
The Port of Texas City is the third leading port in the state and ninth in the nation (by tonnage). And while city planners have tried to make Texas City a more balanced area with focuses on tourism and economic diversification, it will always be a port city.
Naturally, the most common occupations for Texas City residents include construction and extraction jobs, production occupations, and sales positions. The five biggest employers in the Galveston and Bay-Area are The University of Texas Medical Branch Health System, NASA Johnson Space Center, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and Fertitta Entertainment.
The majority of Texas City falls within the Texas City Independent School District. The elementary schools in the district include Kohfeldt Elementary, Roosevelt-Wilson Elementary, Heights Elementary, and Northside Elementary. The only public middle school is Blocker Middle School, while 9th – 12th graders attend Texas City High School. The school system is notably average, with the district receiving a 5 out of 10 grade from GreatSchools.
When it comes to higher education, Texas City is in a prime location. Within a 35-mile radius, there are schools like The University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Houston (main campus and Clear Lake campus), Alvin Community College, San Jacinto Community College, Lee College, and Texas Southern University.
One of the first things people want to know when moving to or visiting a new area is, what’s there to do? Well, you don’t have to look very hard to find something exciting to do in Texas City. Here’s just a small sampling of attractions in the area:
- Texas City Prairie Preserve. This 2,300-acre nature preserve is located on the beautiful shores of Moses Lake. It contains a number of prairie and wetland habitats and offers many public access areas, campsites, and guided tours.
- Texas City Dike. One of Texas City’s landmarks is the Dike, which sticks out some 5.3 miles into the bay and offers world-class fishing, camping, and beach access.
- Texas City Museum. If you want to get an even better picture of what the history of Texas City looks like, check out the museum on 6th North. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday and has exhibits for the entire family to enjoy.
• The Houston Zoo. Fun for all ages, the Houston Zoo gives you the opportunity to observe wildlife you won’t find in your backyard. They’ve even got a live webcam that allows you to watch the animals. You can watch gorillas, leafcutter ants, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, zebras, and more.
• The Houston Space Center. Offering summer day camps and exhibits that are out of this world, the Space Center is truly the place to take your kids.
• The Houston Museum of Natural Science. You can experience a butterfly garden, a planetarium, a giant screen theatre, and all kinds of exhibits, activities, and lectures at this museum.
• The Museum of Fine Arts. If fine art is what you’re looking for, this is a great attraction for the Houston area. With sculptures, presentations, and dazzling pieces of art, there’s no shortage of creativity here.
• Houston’s Underground Tunnel Tour. Many people don’t know there are tunnels under the city of Houston, and you can tour these tunnels.
• Free activities. There are plenty of free activities you can do in Houston, including biking along the Buffalo Bayou, checking out a bat colony at the Waugh Drive Bridge, check out the Houston Zoo for free every first Tuesday from 2pm to close, and catch movie screenings at Market Square Park.
According to Neighborhood Scout, the median home value in Texas City is $118,728, while the average market rent is $1,021. Right around 57 percent of properties are owner occupied, while 42 percent are rented out. Most properties are single-family homes (68.8 percent), while 23.2 percent are classified as apartments.
According to the more than 300 homes listed on Realtor.com as of May 2017, the median listing price for homes in Texas City is $212,000. That equates to roughly $98 per square foot.
Looking to move to Texas City? We hope Green Residential will be the first phone call you make. Our business has been in Greater Houston for three generations and is one of the only family owned and operated real estate companies still in the area. For more information on how we can help you find the home of your dreams, please contact us at your earliest convenience!