• Webster is just 26 miles south of Houston in Harris County.
  • Since NASA set roots near Webster, the local economy has boomed with new business.
  • The median home price is similar to nearby Houston metro towns, at $335,600.
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Webster, Texas/Google Maps screenshot

Webster may only be around 7 square miles in size, but this little Harris County town packs some torque. Located in the greater Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, an estimated 11,116 individuals called Webster home as of 2015, according to U.S. Census data, and many of them are NASA employees.

The town’s population boomed in the early 60s, when NASA developed the now-renamed Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center along the coast of Clear Lake. Prior to this major economic installation, Webster was home to just five businesses. Now, Webster is part of the greater Clear Lake area’s major tech and engineering industry.

Home and family life in Webster

Altos Research, a real estate data provider, pegs Webster’s median price per square foot at $118. With a median home price of $335,600, the cost of real estate in Webster is similar to other Harris County towns. Altos reports an average time on the market of 65 days in Webster, illustrating a fairly moderate market in terms of pace.

The median household income in 2014 was just under $45,000, which is slightly below the national median of $53,482 per year, according to Census data.

Kids living in Webster attend the Clear Creek Independent School District, rated a 7 out of 10 on the GreatSchools district rating scale. Some of the highest-rated public schools within Clear Creek include Brookwood Elementary (PK-5), Seabrook Intermediate (6-8) and Clear Lake High School (9-12), each receiving a grade of 8 out of 10 or higher.

Things to do in Webster

Aside from being in close proximity to the Space Center, Webster has its own southern flair and community hotspots. The town is home to a Topgolf location, Putt-Putt Fun House, movie theatre and a Big Texas Dance Hall for dancing and drinks. A quirky town favorite is the Murder by Chocolate Mystery Theatre, a live entertainment and dining display.

Webster, Texas

Johnson Space Center / Flickr user Trevor Huxham

Webster is home to four primary parks, including the large, 20-acre Texas Avenue Park. Texas Avenue Park features a running track, baseball field, covered basketball court, softball field, tennis courts, picnic pavilion with grills, playground and restrooms.

Nearby Walnut Park is a cozier 3.6 acres and includes a track, gazebo, picnic tables and playground. Both Green Acres Park and McWhirter Pocket Park are under an acre, but still offer ample space to enjoy the warm Texas autumn and the brief but beautiful fall foliage.

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