Pearland is in Brazoria County, Texas with portions extending into both Fort Bend and Harris county. When the 2010 census was taken the population here was 91,252, up from 37,640 just ten years pervious. A poll taken in 2017 shows that the population is now just under 120,000. Between the years 2000 and 2010 Pearland ranked as the 15th fastest growing city in the United States. Pearland is part of the Houston – The Woodlands – Sugar Land Metro Area and is the third largest city within the Houston Metro Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, Pearland, Texas is roughly 48 square miles with a small fraction of that being water. This area of Texas has experienced rapid growth due to the economy and housing market found here. The weather here varies throughout the year. The summers here tend to be very long and hot whereas the winters tend to be short, cool and windy. The hottest part of the year here goes from the end of May until the end of September when the daily average high is around 86 degrees. The low for this time of year is 76 degrees. So, the end of Spring until the beginning of Fall tends to be very warm. Many people who live here enjoy this part of the year the most. The coolest part of the year here goes from December 1st until the end of February with the daily average high is 69 degrees. The low for this time is 46 degrees. The winters tend to be very mild here. Pearland does not experience any snow fall but it does rain a decent amount here. On average this portion of Texas gets around 53 inches of rain a year. You will rarely see the weather drop below 34 degrees during the winter or get close to 100 during the summer.
Shadow Creek Ranch
The largest and most well-known development here in Pearland is the “Shadow Creek Ranch.” This development is located just a few minutes away from Houston’s downtown business district as well as the Texas Medical Center and Hobby Airport making this the perfect place to live if you do not work right in Pearland. Shadow Creek Ranch is a 3,500 acre community that offers up gorgeous views as well as almost 300 acres of lakes. There is also more than 400 acres of parks and a 22 mile stretch of hiking and biking trails. Some of the amenities found here are as follows; two recreation centers with pools, a water park, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoe pits as well as barbecue pits and picnic pavilions. The homes found here are quite spacious with most being 2,000 square feet or more. The two story Traditional as well as the Contemporary are the two prominent styles of home found here. If you are looking for the perfect place to live in Pearland, you have found it! Shadow Creek Ranch has everything you could ask for and then some!
Economy in Pearland
The increase in population over the years has lead to be an increase in the labor force here. Most people who live here work in education or commute to the Texas Medical Center for work. The Texas Medical Center employs more than 106,000 people from all over the Metro area. This medical centers sees more than 10 million patients a year. This means that the employment here has to be on the large side to accommodate such large numbers of people. The Pearland Independent School District employs around 2,500 people and Walmart employs just shy of 1,200.
Pearland Town Center
The Pearland Town Center is a 1.1 million square foot shopping mall that is situated on one level. There are three anchor stores here and they are Dillard’s, Macy’s and Barnes and Noble. In addition to those stores there are more than 80 other fashion retailers and countless eateries. This shopping center also employs more than 1,500 people making it another one of the largest employers in the Pearland area!
Pearland is a large section of Texas that boasts one of the most gorgeous subdivisions in all of the Houston Metro area as well as a booming economy and great shopping. Make sure to check out Pearland when thinking of making the move to Texas. You will not be disappointed!