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New Homes in Historic Alvin

Are your homebuyers looking for a historic Texas community outside of Houston? Alvin is just 12 miles south of the big city. It has grown from a small ranching area established in the mid 1800s to a population of about 26,000 residents today.

Alvin was settled in the mid-19th century when bull ranches were established in the area. After the Santa Fe Railroad expanded into the area, a settlement formed along the railroad, led by railroad employee Alvin Morgan. Fun fact: the community was originally named Morgan, but was then changed to Alvin after residents learned a Morgan, Texas already existed.

The community grew from 100 residents to an estimated 2,000 near the turn of the century. Hotels, churches, schools, and other community buildings began popping up in Alvin. Oil was discovered in the eastern part of the county in the 1930s, and continues to influence Alvin’s economy.

Welcome to the City of Alvin /

Alvin Historical Museum /

Enjoying History and the Beautiful Texas Outdoors

Today, Alvin remains a historic city that pays tribute to its past. Residents can visit Alvin’s many museums and landmarks that celebrate its history, like the Alvin Historical Museum, which features 20 exhibits on the city’s history, in addition to rotating temporary exhibits. The Slover-Rogers Cottage is a restored Victorian cottage with all the furnishings kept intact. Visitors can tour the interior and the grounds at this beautiful landmark. Finally, history buffs may enjoy a visit to Stanton’s Shopping Center, an old-fashioned general store established in 1922. Stanton’s still sells groceries and hardware supplies, as well as livestock, farm supplies, and souvenirs.

Froberg’s Farm /

Bayou Wildlife Zoo /

Kelleys Country Cookin /

Outdoor lovers will also find plenty to do in Alvin. Froberg’s Farm is a highly rated, historic produce farm off of Hwy 6. Visitors can pick their own fruit and veggies here. Froberg’s also sells fruit, nuts, and ready-to-eat pies. In the fall, the farm hosts family-friendly autumn activities like pumpkin picking and corn mazes. Not far east from Froberg’s is the Bayou Wildlife Zoo, which offers more than 500 animals and 60 species. You can take a guided tram ride to see the animals, or explore parts of the park like the alligator ponds and monkey island on your own. After a day of exploring Alvin, head back toward the city center and stop by Kelleys Country Cookin for a quick plate of hearty Southern comfort food.

Many new homes are being built in Alvin, so take your clients on a tour of a new community in the historic city.

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Last updated: 7-7-2020