Clear Lake :: A Guide To Houston Neighborhoods

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Clear Lake and the coastal areas of town can be found down I-45 south. Because of the proximity to major petrochemical, biomedical, and major aerospace industries, this area is popular for engineers and their families.  This area is exploding and businesses are flocking to the Clear Lake area. 

Clear Lake has many great neighborhoods to consider, like, Nassau Bay, Edgewater, Bay Pointe, Brookwood, Meadowgreen, Pine Brook, and many more! is a great place to start to find out more about these neighborhoods and to find a house.

Why Moms Love it

Moms love Clear Lake. It is one of the best neighborhoods in the Houston area for safety, and there are no shortage of activities and fun things for families within a short driving distance. It’s a very safe place to live, with a wide variety of restaurants in the area. It is a short distance to Galveston, Kemah Boardwalk, and all of the fun that downtown Houston and the museum district offers. Baybrook Mall offers a wide variety of shopping that mimics the Galleria. It has the big town amenities with a small town lake/beach charm.

Local Family Favorites :: {Playgrounds, sports, activities, parks}

At HMB, we love family-friendly activities. If it’s hot outside {because, it’s HOUSTON}, we recommend these indoor play places and these awesome splash padsWe also love taking care of ourselves. We have compiled a list of mommy-favorite fitness classes around town that can help you with self care.

  • Houston Public Libraries boast quite a few family friendly activities. Find your closest location here. Your kids will love the library and all of its FREE fun things to do. A few of us may even want to move into it! A lot of neighborhoods even boast Free Little Libraries that can help your kid keep their love of reading alive.  
  • NASA and Johnson Space Center– NASA is one of the best learning experiences in Houston. With the Kids Space Place, science shows, simulators, and train, the kids will never be bored. 
  • Top Golf Clear Lake– Top Golf is a great family activity. They have awesome food and teach your kids valuable lessons. They have summer camps, family events, and cater to family fun. 
  • Kemah Boardwalk is an entertainment complex with waterfront dining, theme-park rides, rainforest exhibits, and is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants. 
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center consists of a boardwalk through forests and marshes, live animal displays, educational information, butterfly gardens, and more. 
  • Lake Nassau Park has a natural wetland amidst a variety of amenities and trails. 
  • Rocket Park is just what it says:: a park full of rockets! All future space explorers need to see this park and let their imaginations soar to the highest point of the solar system and beyond. Rocket Park is open 9:00am-6:00pm daily, free of charge! 

Childcare and Schools

We know finding great child care and schools is a daunting task.  There are hundreds of great day care options in this area, but finding the right one for your family takes work. Clear Creek ISD serves this area and is a great school district! There are a few private schools available in this area:: St Clare of Assisi school and the Clear Lake Christian School are great options. There are also many charter schools across Houston, like YES Prep and Harmony Schools. There is also a University of Houston campus in Clear Lake.

Perfect Date Night/Staycation

Mommy breaks like date nights, an occasional brunch, and staycations are an important part of self care. 

A few Clear Lake restaurants are on our list of the 30 Most Family Friendly Houston Patios and our list of Family Friendly Restaurants around Houston. We even know the most kid friendly breweries in this area. Interested in bringing your own alcohol and saving a bit of money? Check out our list of BYOB restaurants around town! To top your evening off, check out one of the Top Ten Ice Cream Shops in Houston!

We feel comfortable “peacing-out” and leaving our kiddos in the trustworthy hands of Best Buds Babysitting, knowing they will be taken care of {especially after we pick up one of the best pizzas in the area for everyone to enjoy}. They are happy. We are happy. Everyone wins!

Learn More

It’s important that you find the best area that fits you! We know what it means to find the right neighborhood and neighbors that fit your family! For more information on Clear Lake in Houston, check out the Clear Lake section on . There are tons of great resources about moving here, photos, and more helpful details on this area. We love Houston and love that we get to raise our families here. Check out why here.


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