Pearland is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, positioned on a growth curve that extends well into the 21st century. As the fastest growing city in the Houston region, Pearland has everything you need close at hand. Affordable housing, outstanding schools, safe neighborhoods and superb quality of life has led to tremendous growth in Pearland. With millions of square feet of retail, office and residential construction completed in the past 10 years, Pearland is on its way to becoming the next major employment center in the Houston region. A close proximity to Houston, just a short 20 minute drive to downtown, allows you to experience all the city has to offer including professional sports, world-class cultural amenities and recreation.
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Pearland Independent School District is a school district with 20,550 students. Pearland Independent School District spends $6,539 per year per student. 28% of students here receive reduced price lunches. The most common ethnicities are White, non-Hispanic and Hispanic. The graduation rate in Pearland Independent School District is 98%. Students within the district test higher than the state average on standardized testing in every subject.
Dining and Shopping
With over 140 dining choices in a variety of cuisines, you’ll find plenty of delicious options. Pearland is home to the widely acclaimed Killen’s Steakhouse voted #6 on the top 20 list of steakhouses in the country by Daily Meal. Also adding a bit of local flavor to the mix is King’s Biergarten with authentic German/Austrian cuisine and Central Texas Style BBQ serving hickory smoked meats with homemade sides and desserts for over 40 years.
Pearland is also home to the hugely successful Killen’s Barbecue noted by foodies and food critics alike for its smoked meat offerings. Enjoy live music by local artists on weekends in most places around town.
Grazia Italian Kitchen will transport you to Italy upon arrival. This elegant Italian restaurant is a staple in Pearland. Goat Cheese Bruschetta and a Bello pizza are just some of the tasty options for appetizers and pizza here.
The perfect starting point for your shopping escape from the big city is the Pearland Town Center. There is plenty of retail and restaurants to keep you busy for a while. Some of our favorite retailers are Charming Charlie, Chico’s, Dillard’s, Express, and Qwashae Boutique.
Pinot’s Palette, Art and Kustom Kreations, and Painting With A Twist are a fun activity for those who love to paint and get crafty, but might love wine even more. Sign up for a class and leave with a masterpiece and hopefully some good memories.
Pearland is home to not one, not two, but three golf courses including Pearland Golf Club.
Pearland has 3 cinemas to choose from ranging from as cheap as $4.50 per ticket up to the Studio Movie Grill where you can order gourmet food and drinks while taking in the latest flick.
Parks and Recreation
The city of Pearland enjoys 7 community parks 10 neighborhood parks and 2 dog parks. Currently pearland is reinvesting in several of it’s Parks and a Trail system that will connect the entire city as part of the city’s capital improvement plan. The parks department also offers special events throughout they year including Winterfest, Celebration of Freedom, Concerts in the Park, and Paws in the Park.
At 18 miles from City Hall to the Medical Center and some subdivisions just 11 miles Pearland is a great choice for medical professionals. Most drivers can get to downtown Houston from anywhere in Pearland during rush hour traffic in under 30-45 minutes. Currently TX288 is undergoing construction to add paid toll lanes from Beltway 8 to Interstate 69.