Pearland :: A Guide To Houston Neighborhoods

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Pearland is a growing suburb south of Houston down Hwy 288. A majority of families migrate to this area because of its close proximity to the Medical Center, NASA, and many downtown Houston workplaces. Hwy 288 and i45 provide a quick commute into Houston.

Pearland has many great neighborhoods to consider, like Shadow Creek Ranch, Southern Trails, Silverlake, downtown Pearland, 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 Pearland because of the small-town charm with the big city amenities. Pearland has lots of great family friendly activities, great shopping, delicious restaurants, and as a bonus:: driving down 288 can either take you to the beach or downtown!

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.

  • Pearland Town Center is a small outdoor mall, perfect for the mom-on-the-go. There are many great restaurant and shopping options.
  • Independence Park is a wooded park with lighted tennis courts, a playground, basketball courts, trails & more for you to enjoy with your family. Note:: The park is currently undergoing construction until the Fall 2018. 
  • Lone Star Bounce Town is an indoor recreation center filled with inflatable animals & slides, plus a video arcade & party room.
  • 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.  
  • Parks and Rec boasts family friendly and youth-oriented events and activities throughout the year. The park system is exquisite, as is the aquatics classes, adult and youth athletics, senior programs, and the youth development programs. 
  • Centennial Park has a huge splash pad, disc golf course, playground, picnic tables, a large field for free play, fitness stations, and an exercise trail. The park is well-kept and features a toddler area just for your littles as well as a big-kid playground for the older ones! This park has made our list of the BEST Parks in Houston!
  • Urban Air Trampoline Park is an indoor trampoline park around Houston. The Pearland location has toddler classes, adult work out classes, open play, and party rooms for your little ones to enjoy! 

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. The Montessori School of Downtown {infant- 5th grade} is a great option with two Pearland locations. Pearland ISD serves the majority of this area and is a great school district. Some areas are served by Alvin ISD, FBISD, CCISD, HISD, and Pasadena ISD. There are some great private schools in this area, like St. Helen Catholic School {K-8}, the Eagle Heights Christian Academy {PK-12},and  Heritage Christian Academy {PK-12}. There are also many charter schools across Houston, like YES Prep and Harmony Schools.

Perfect Date Night/Staycation

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

A few Pearland 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 Pearland in Houston, check out the Pearland 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. is a full service brokerage and an easy to use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood. We believe that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in. The people, places, schools and amenities that surround your home have an enormous impact on your quality of life. When you’re looking for a place to live, you aren’t just picking out a house. You are also deciding who your children will play with and who you might become friends with. So while many people search for their dream house, we believe you should look for your dream home. And your neighborhood is a huge part of that dream.

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