Pearland Neighborhood, Real Estate, Homes For Sale Guide

Pearland TX Real Estate & Neighborhood

Located just 16 miles south of downtown Houston and home to several master-planned communities, Pearland is one of the Bayou City’s best suburbs.

Nestled just south of Beltway 8, Pearland is an 80% residential, independent city. Affordable homes and convenient access to Houston continues to draw in homebuyers to the sprawling 47.5-square mile city. Residents enjoy:

  • AFFORDABILITY: Pearland is ranked as one of Houston’s Best Suburbs based upon community ratings for public schools, affordability, commute time, livability and amenities.
  • MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES: The city is home to several master-planned communities (Silverlake, Silvercreek, Shadow Creek Ranch, and Green Tee Terrace), each with a variety of luxury amenities and home options. Some of the Best Golf Course Communities are also within Pearland.
  • VARIETY OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: Pearland is mostly residential, but there are plenty of dining, retail and entertainment options within its borders. Currently there are over 10,000 Yelp-rated establishments in the area. Parks, hike-and-bike trails, nature centers, and retail centers are scattered throughout Pearland, including three golf courses.
  • GREAT LOCATION: Nestled just south of Houston, Pearland residents have great access to key Houston neighborhoods and employment districts like the Medical Center and downtown. The city itself is approximately 16 miles south of downtown Houston.
  • HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS: Some Top Greater Houston Schools serve Pearland homes, including Silverlake Elementary, Shady Crest Elementary, and Friendswood Junior High School, among others. Pearland ISD serves the majority of homes in the city, though other districts covering the area include Houston, Pasadena, Clear Creek, Alvin, and Fort Bend.
  • QUICK COMMUTES TO DOWNTOWN: The city’s location just south of Beltway 8 and along South Freeway gives residents relatively easy commutes to key areas in Houston.  Downtown Houston has more than 150,000 workers employed by 3,500+ businesses.
  • LARGE LOTS: Pearland homes tend to sit on mid- to large-sized lots by Houston standards. Lot areas range from 6,000 to upwards of 15,000 square feet.
  • GROWING REAL ESTATE MARKET: Pearland property prices have been on the steady rise in the last 10 years. New construction master-planned communities and other new development tend to push prices up.

Despite its continued growth, development within Pearland is uneven. This has made the local housing market a bit challenging to navigate. Other factors that contribute to this tricky market include: the sheer size of the city (which can be a speed bump in choosing the best community), varying school zoning, and accessibility, among others. It is also important to note that while median sales price is rising, land values are dropping.

For help in navigating this challenging market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Pearland’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Pearland Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Pearland is one of Houston’s best suburbs and is home to great golf course communities.

  • Pearland is nestled just south of Beltway 8, about 14 miles south from downtown Houston.
  • Thanks to its great location, major job centers like the Texas Medical Center and downtown are easily accessible from Pearland homes.
  • The city features plenty of parks, hike-and-bike trails, nature centers, and retail and entertainment hotspots. There are three golf courses within Pearland’s borders.
  • Pearland real estate is known for its affordable homes on large lots. With new construction on the rise, homes in the area have posted steady appreciation rates.
  • The city is home to several master-planned communities, including Silverlake, Silvercreek, Shadow Creek Ranch, and Green Tee Terrace. These communities offer various premium amenities and typically feature relatively new construction homes.
  • Most Pearland homes are zoned to the Pearland Independent School District. Smaller portions of the city are under the Houston, Pasadena, Clear Creek, Alvin, and Fort Bend Independent School Districts. National Blue Ribbon Schools and highly rated schools serve the city.
  • Pearland is about 80% residential and is home to more than 100,000 residents.
  • Architectural styles vary, though older Pearland homes for sale are typically traditional ranch-style homes. Newer custom-built homes are also available in the area, mostly within the master-planned communities.
  • Single-family homes are common, though some townhomes, and patio homes are also available in some areas.
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  • Home sizes can range from 1,000 to more than 5,000 square feet. Three- to four-bedroom floor plans are common.
  • Homes in the area typically sit on large lots (by Houston standards). Lot sizes can range between 6,000 to more than 15,000 square feet.
  • Prices for Pearland homes for sale can start at around $80,000 and can go up to more than $1,000,000.

Pearland Maps and Location

Pearland Texas is located about 14 miles south of Downtown Houston, nestled directly south of Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Te Parkway). It covers a large 47.5-square mile area east of FM 521, north of Texas Highway 6, and west of Gulf Freeway.

The city is east of Clear Lake CityLeague City, and Friendswood, and west of Sienna PlantationSugar Land, and Missouri City.

Pearland homes enjoy easy access to Houston’s major employment centers, including the Texas Medical Center and downtown. Main roads like Texas Highway 35 (Main Street) and Farm to Market Road 518 (Broadway) provide for convenient access to Pearland’s many communities and neighborhoods.

Schools, parks, golf courses, retail and entertainment centers are minutes away from Pearland homes.

The city is made up of several master-planned communities and neighborhoods. Development in the west areas of Pearland continues to thrive, thanks to continued demand.

As an independent city, Pearland has a council-manager type of government and is home to more than 100,000 residents.

Pearland Texas is under the 77581, 77584, and 77588 zip codes. (View Houston zip code map.)

Pearland Communities and Subdivisions

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Neighborhoods Near Pearland TX

West of Pearland

North of Pearland

South of Pearland

Pearland Schools

Most Pearland homes are zoned to Pearland Independent School District. Portions of the city are under the Alvin, Fort Bend, Houston, Clear Creek, and Pasadena Independent School Districts.

Some of the schools serving Pearland area among the Best in the Greater Houston Area.

*Note: Due to the number of schools serving Pearland homes, we opted to list them. To see schools zoned to individual communities, please check their individual pages.

Elementary Schools

Pearland ISD

  • Herbert C. Carleston Elementary School at 3010 Harkey Rd.
  • Challenger Elementary School at 9434 Hughes Ranch Rd.
  • Barbara Cockrell Elementary School at 3500 McHard Rd.
  • C.J. Harris Elementary School at 2314 Schleider Dr.
  • E.A. Lawhon Elementary School at 5810 Brookside Rd.
  • Magnolia Elementary School at 5350 Magnolia St.
  • Massey Ranch Elementary School at 3900 Manvel Rd.
  • Rustic Oak Elementary School at 1302 Rustic Ln.
  • Shadycrest Elementary School at 2405 Shady Bend Dr.
  • Silvercrest Elementary School at 3003 Southwyck Pkwy.
  • Silverlake Elementary School 2550 County Rd 90.

Alvin ISD

  • Shirley Dill Brothers Elementary School at 2910 Half Moon Bay Dr.
  • Glenn York Elementary School at 2720 Kingsley Dr.
  • Mary Burks Marek Elementary School at 1947 Kirby Dr.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School at 2225 Kingsley Dr.

Fort Bend ISD

  • Blue Ridge Elementary School at 6241 McHard Rd.
  • Lula Belle Goodman Elementary School at 1100 W Sycamore Rd.

Houston ISD

  • Alameda Elementary School at 14226 Alameda School Rd.
  • J.C. Mitchell Elementary School at 10900 Gulfdale Dr.

Pasadena ISD

  • Moore Elementary School at 8880 Southbluff.
  • South Belt Elementary at 1801 Riverstone Ranch  Dr.
  • Robert Bevis Frazier Elementary School at 10503 Hughes Rd.
  • Stuchbery Elementary School at 11210 Hughes Rd.

Clear Creek ISD

  • Weber Elementary School at 11955 Blackhawk Blvd.

Middle Schools and Junior High Schools

Pearland ISD

  • Alexander Middle School at 3001 Old Alvin Rd.
  • Sam Jamison Middle School at 2506 Woody Rd.
  • Rogers Middle School at 3121 Manvel Rd.
  • Leon H. Sablatura Middle School at 2201 N Galveston Ave.
  • Berry Miller Junior High School at 3301 Manvel Rd.
  • Pearland Junior High School East Campus at 2315 Old Alvin Rd.
  • Pearland Junior High School South Campus at 4719 Bailey Rd.
  • Pearland Junior High School West Campus at 2337 N Galveston Ave.

Alvin ISD

  • Nolan Ryan Junior High School at 11500 Shadow Creek Pkwy.

Fort Bend ISD

  • Christa McAuliffe Middle School at 16650 S Post Oak Rd.

Pasadena ISD

  • Dr. Dixie Melillo Middle School at 9220 Hughes Rd.
  • Thompson Intermediate School at 11309 Sagedown Ln.

High Schools

  • Glenda Dawson High School at 2050 Cullen Blvd. – Pearland ISD
  • Pearland High School at 3775 S Main St. – Pearland ISD
  • Robert Turner College and Career High School at 4717 Bailey Rd. – Pearland ISD
  • Shadow Creek High School at Broadway Bend Dr. – Alvin ISD
  • Willowridge High School at 16301 Chimney Rock Rd. – Fort Bend ISD
  • Worthing High School at 9215 Scott St. – Houston ISD
  • Dobie High School at 10220 Blackhawk Blvd. – Pasadena ISD
  • Clear Brook High School at 4607 FM 2351. – Clear Creek ISD

Pearland Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Pearland.

  • St. Helen Catholic School at 2213 Old Alvin Rd.
  • The Eagle Heights Christian Academy at 3005 Pearland Pkwy.
  • The Montessori of Downtown at 2525 Country Rd 90 and 2121 Grand Blvd.
  • Heritage Christian Academy at 12006 Shadow Creek Pkwy.

To find an updated listing of all Pearland real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.

Pearland Real Estate Trends

Pearland real estate have posted relatively steady increases over the past decade. The median sales price of Pearland homes for sale has breached the $200,000-mark and with more development in the area, it’s an upward trend that may continue in the years to come.

Like in some Houston suburbs, development in the city of Pearland is a little uneven. Some areas, including the city’s many master-planned communities, have new construction ongoing. Other areas, however, are still quite underdeveloped.

*Note: Due to the number of smaller communities in Pearland, it may be more advisable to look at the real estate trends of specific areas for a more accurate view.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding Pearland real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.

Pearland Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Pearland homes are mostly detached single-family properties on large lots. Homes in the area range from older ranch-style homes to new construction homes in master-planned communities. Architectural styles vary, though traditional aesthetics are common.

Pearland homes typically feature 3- to 4-bedroom, 2-story floor plans. The most expensive real estate in the area can feature more than 5 bedrooms. Home sizes range from 1,400 to more than 5,000 square feet.

Lot sizes can be between 6,000 to more than 15,000 square feet.

Master-planned communities in the area can feature a number of amenities, including hike-and-bike trails, golf courses, lakes, pools, and parks. There are a few golf course communities (Green Tee Terrace, Silverlake, and Silvercreek) in the city.

Homes in these communities tend to be more expensive, though are still relatively affordable.

Pricing for homes in the city start at around $80,000. The most expensive Pearland real estate can go for more than $1,000,000.

Pearland Townhomes Sale Trends

Pearland townhomes are typically located within master-planned communities. Green Tee Terrace, a golf course community, features some townhome units.

These townhomes were built in the mid-1970s, and have since been updated and carefully maintained. Pearland townhomes can feature 2 to 3 bedrooms, spread across an average of 2,000 square feet of living space.

Lot are smaller compared to their single-family home counterparts. Sizes range from 1,000 to about 4,000 square feet.

Prices for Pearland townhomes for sale can range from $100,000 to about $250,000.

Pearland Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Pearland condos for sale, but plenty of units are available within Houston’s Inner Loop.

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Museum District area, see Houston Museum District area Condos.

Pearland TX History

Like Katy, Pearland’s roots can be traced back to a railroad.

In 1861, the Houston, Tap and Brazoria Railroad Company (HT & BRR) applied for a land grant in what is now a thriving, mostly residential city. After the Civil War, the railroad was left in such a bad shape that it was abandoned. Ownership changed hands a few times, until the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Company secured the rights to the tracks.

The area now known as Pearland used to be called “Mark Belt”, named for a local landowner.

In 1892, Polish nobleman Withold von Zychlinski bought a large parcel of land and set up a town site on both sides of the train tracks. To further promote the area’s home sites, fruit trees were planted around the area. By 1894, “Pear-Land” was officially platted.

Today, Pearland is home to more than 100,000 residents. About 80 percent of the city is residential, with a number of master-planned communities within its borders.

Fun Things To Do Near Pearland

Pearland is about 80% residential, and it has a whole range of retail, entertainment, and outdoor activity venues available within its borders.

It has several retail centers, including the Pearland Town Center, a 1.1-million square foot lifestyle center. It opened in 2008, and its anchor stores include Barnes and Noble, Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Sports Authority.

Other retail centers in the area include those within or nearby Pearland’s many master-planned communities: Shadow Creek Town Center, Silverlake Village Shopping Center, and the Shadow Creek Market Place.

Green spaces, parks, and golf courses abound in the city. It has three golf clubs: Southwyck Golf Club, Pearland Golf Club at Country Place, and Golfcrest Country Club.

Southwyck, located at 2901 Clubhouse Drive, features 18 holes over 6,914 yards. Pearland Golf Club at 3123 Flower Field Lane, on the other hand, features 18 holes over 6,802 yards. Both courses have a par of 72.

One of Houston’s oldest country clubs, Golfcrest at 2509 Country Club Drive was previously located in Houston. In 1971, it moved to its current location. Architect Joseph S. Finger was commissioned to design the new 6,900-yard course. Club amenities include the championship course, swimming pools, tennis courts, and dining and events facilities.

Here are some of Pearland Texas must-visit places:

Dining

  • Killen’s BBQ
  • Atchafalaya Crawfish
  • Grazia Italian Kitchen
  • D’Carribean Curry Spot
  • MOD Pizza
  • Cafe Taraiz
  • Wrap & Roll
  • Central Texas Style BBQ
  • Antie’s Meat Market and Deli
  • Biryani Express

Retail

  • Pearland Town Center
  • Shadow Creek Town Center
  • Shadow Creek Market Place
  • Silverlake Village Shopping Center
  • The Crossing @ 288
  • The Spectrum District
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Nightlife

  • JP McNasty’s
  • Scooter’s Ice House
  • The Noble Experiment
  • Cooter Brown’s Place
  • Friends Uncorked
  • Scotty’s Pub
  • The Bar
  • Chymistry Live
  • Encore Sports Lounge and Bar
  • Daiquiri Shack

Groceries

  • H-E-B
  • Kroger
  • Walmart
  • Randalls
  • Aldi

Golf

  • Clear Creek Golf Club
  • Southwyck Golf Club
  • Golfcrest Country Club
  • Timber Creek Golf Club
  • Pearland Golf Club at Country Place
  • Shadow Creek Ranch Disc Golf

Parks and Recreation

  • Corrigan Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Christia V. Adair Pakr
  • El Franco Lee Park
  • Independence Park
  • Clear Brook City Park

  • Pearland Community Center
  • Kirkwood Park
  • Cypress Village Neighborhood Park
  • Shadow Creek Ranch Nature Trail
  • Recreation Center and Natatorium
  • Mary’s Creek Trail

  • John Hargrove Environmental Complex and Wetlands
  • Southdown Park and Dog Park
  • Tom Bass Regional Park
  • Sagemeadow Park

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