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A Guide to Beautiful Webster, Texas
Located in Harris County and within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, Webster, Texas is a small, yet thriving community with plenty to offer residents. And while it stands in the shadow of Houston, it’s very much its own town with its own history to tell and future to build. Whether you’re moving to the area for a job or are just passing through, be sure to stop through and say hello.
The History of Webster
Located just a short drive down I-45 from Houston, Webster is a small town situated just off Nassau Bay, which juts into the Texas mainland from Galveston Bay. Bordered by League City to the south, Friendswood to the west, and Houston to the north, Webster is more than just a pit stop on the road from Houston to Galveston – it has a history all its own.
The community of Webster was originally founded in 1879 by James W. Webster under the name of Gardentown. It was intended to be a colony for settlers from England and started out as a stopover for those traveling between Houston and Galveston. Before long, railroads were built through the area, which allowed locals to begin selling produce – including pears.
Right around the turn of the 20th century, the Houston Chamber of Commerce asked Seito Saibara, a former Japanese member of parliament to come to the state to teach rice farming (which was quickly emerging as a profitable cash crop). Saibara just so happened to settle in what is now modern day Webster and start a farming community of Japanese Christians. To this day, you can trace the thriving Gulf Coast rice industry back to Saibara and his descendants.
In addition to rice, Webster became home to dozens of dairies and livestock ranches throughout the 1900s. And, along with many other parts of Texas, petroleum was found in the area in the 1930s. Webster was officially incorporated in 1958.
When NASA announced that it would be building the Johnson Space Center in nearby Clear Lake in 1961, growth and development in Webster took off. From 1960 to 1970, the population grew from 329 to 2,231 – an increase of 578 percent.
Today, the population of Webster is believed to be around 11,115 people, which is a 22.4 percent increase since 2000. However, when you zoom out a bit and consider the surrounding area, things get a lot bigger. The population within a 10-mile radius is 589,000, 999,000 within a 15-mile radius, and 3.38 million within a 30-mile radius.
The median household income in Webster is $46,543, while per capita income is estimated to be $26,212. According to the cost of living index, Webster receives a score of 94.9 (5.1 points lower than the national average of 100).
The racial breakdown in Webster is as follows: 46.2 percent white, 35.8 percent Hispanic, 12.6 percent black, 3.2 percent Asian, and 2.2 percent other.
According to Areavibes, Webster gets a 69 out of 100 on the livability scale. It receives exceptional scores for categories like amenities, cost of living, education, and weather, while it gets failing scores in crime, employment, and housing.
As far as education goes, 83.5 percent of those over the age of 25 have a high school degree or better. Right around 27.2 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The unemployment rate tends to closely mimic state and national trends, currently hovering at 5.9 percent. And while there are plenty of jobs in Webster, the majority of people commute to work. (The average commute time is 26 minutes.)
Webster Business Climate
Webster itself is very much a blue-collar community, though it does provide a healthy number of professionals to the nearby space and engineering industries. In the city of Webster, the most popular industries are accommodation and food services, construction, retail trade, and manufacturing.
When it comes to business, Webster tends to be grouped together with other Bay Area communities. In this larger context, the biggest employers include names like NASA, JSC subcontractors, The Boeing Company, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, and San Jacinto College.
Webster Schools and Higher Education
Students in Webster attend schools that fall under the authority of the Clear Creek Independent School District. Most younger students are zoned to Margaret S. McWhirter Elementary School, while Clear Creek High School in League City pulls most of the older students. A small section of Webster attends Clear Lake High School in Clear Lake City. GreatSchools gives Webster schools a weighted average of 6 out of 10.
As for higher education, there are a number of sizeable colleges and universities around Webster. Those with over 2,000 students and within a 20 mile radius of Webster include University of Houston-Clear Lake, San Jacinto Community College, College of the Mainland, Alvin Community College, Lee College, University of Houston, and Texas Southern University.
Things to Do in Webster
Webster might be small compared to Houston and some of the other cities in the area, but the fact that it’s situated in the middle of these communities means there’s always something to do within just a short drive in any direction. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Space Center Houston. Not only is the Space Center one of the biggest attractions in the area, it’s also consistently ranked as one of the top things to see and do in the state of Texas. Definitely check it out, since it’s just a short drive down NASA Parkway.
- Texas Avenue Park. Looking for somewhere to take the kids after school or on the weekend? Texas Avenue Park is worth the trip. This 20-acre park features a half-mile track, baseball field, splash pad, basketball court, covered picnic pavilion, playgrounds, restrooms, softball fields, and tennis courts.
- Challenger Seven Memorial Park. Just west of Webster is Challenger Seven Memorial Park. Dedicated to the seven astronauts who lost their lives on the day of January 28, 1986, this park is a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. It features a bird sanctuary, boardwalk, garden, hiking trails, pavilions, picnic area, learning center, and more.
A Look at the Webster Real Estate Market
The real estate market in Webster is very affordable when compared to the rest of the state and the nation as a whole. According to Areavibes, the median home price is $110,900 (16 percent lower than Texas). Interestingly enough, the median rent asked is $1,007 (16 percent higher than Texas).
Neighborhood Scout reports slightly higher numbers, with the median home value being $157,845 and the average market rent being $1,138. Property values have increased more than 60 percent since 2000, with the average annual rate at 2.78 percent.
The home ownership rate in Webster is extremely low, while the vast majority of residents rent. It’ll be interesting to see if these numbers stay the same or change as property values continue to increase.
Contact Green Residential Today
When you work with Green Residential, you can rest easy knowing that you’re dealing with a family owned real estate business that’s been in operation for three generations. Our team of realtors is experienced and knowledgeable. They know everything there is to know about the Houston market, including Webster and other nearby communities. For additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!