Pasadena, Texas, the fifteenth largest city in the state and the 159th in the country, is home to approximately 160,000 people enjoying stunningly beautiful weather. Founded in 1893, this city was named after Pasadena, California, and has proved itself to be warm and vibrant just as its namesake.
Just south of Houston, Pasadena is a wonderful residential city with all the necessities of common life away from the bustle of a busy city. Several colleges call Pasadena their home, including the University of Houston-Clear Lake as well as the Texas Chiropractic College. Several libraries, parks, and community centers are located in Pasadena, providing for the needs of its residents.
Pasadena, although decently large, boasts a home town culture with it's local historical museum, nature center, community theater, philharmonic orchestra, and livestock and rodeo show. The city even hosts an annual Strawberry festival in continuing with popular history.
Although very residential, Pasadena also offers its fair share of reasons for people to visit. Staying inside of Pasadena can accommodate the much needed quietness of a vacation, and with merely ten miles to Houston, attractions and tourist enjoyments are not far away. Country clubs, museums (including the Children's Museum of Houston and Natural Science Museum), a zoo, great shopping districts, and many recreational opportunities provide endless choices for entertainment and relaxation to suit any person