Alvin is conveniently located in northeastern Brazoria County about 25 miles from Houston and minutes away from the relaxing beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast, with easy access to Highway 35 leading to Houston, Angleton, Galveston, and Sugarland. According to the United States Census Bureau, Alvin has a total of 25.6 Squares miles, giving you plenty of room to spread out.
Founded in 1845 as a Texas cattle town the area boomed and the City of Alvin was incorporated in 1893, making it the oldest incorporated settlement in Brazoria County. Alvin offers a rich history and is continuing to build a bright future. The City of Alvin boasts many museums, historic homes, award-winning gardens, Confederate Cemetery, the Nolan Ryan Exhibit Center and the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, you will never be far from a day of entertainment.
Alvin Independent School District provides an excellent education for the children in the community. Alvin ISD is an accredited district and has earned a Recognized rating for the Texas Education Agency. The school district covers northern Brazoria County serving the communities of Alvin, Manvel, Iowa Colony, Liverpool, Amsterdam, parts of Rosharon, Arcola, and Pearland. The district continues to see significant growth in the student population with approximately 22,000 students making it the largest school district in Brazoria County with 17 schools including 3 high schools.
The the most common industries in Alvin are educational services, construction, retail trade, and manufacturing. Enjoy the many recreational activities in the 14 city parks and recreational trails. Country living and close to all the comforts of the big city, Alvin has a little bit of something for everyone!
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