Seabrook, Texas the name alone beckons visitors. Seabrook is a small town on the Texas coast just 30 minutes south of downtown Houston. Residents and visitors alike treasure this vibrant community for its resort-style experiences along Clear Lake and Galveston Bay.
Over 11,000 people call Seabrook home, and why not? Seabrook’s relaxed lifestyle, business-friendly climate and affordable waterfront property make it one of the country’s most attractive areas to live, work and visit.
While Seabrook recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2011, historic records date back to 1832 when Ritson Morris, a native Virginian, obtained a league of land from the Mexican government. A portion of the land was purchased by Seabrook W. Sydnor in 1895 and a plat was filed with the Harris County Courthouse the following year.
In March 1903, the Seabrook Company of Houston filed a revised layout of the proposed Seabrook town site, which appealed to local farmers, fishermen and merchants. Some years later, in 1961, local leaders had the city incorporated.
In 1964, not long after the city became incorporated, a bridge was built between Kemah and Seabrook plus State Highway 146 was established as a four-lane highway. The bridge and highway allowed easy access to Seabrook along Galveston Bay and the small town began to grow considerably.
Quality of life in Seabrook is enriched by its coastal location. The Galveston Bay has a mixture of recreational and commercial resources that brings visitors from across the nation. Locals say visitors must taste the fresh seafood Seabrook has to offer; popular fish markets can be found throughout the city.