Crystal Beach TX Real Estate and Community Information

Crystal Beach, also known as Patton, is one of the small coastal communities that make up the Bolivar Peninsula in Eastern Texas. It is part of Galveston County and is just a short drive from Galveston and Santa Fe. You can easily access Crystal Beach from Interstate 45 or Highway 87.

Brief History

The roots of Crystal Beach date back to 1898, at which time the community was known as Patton Beach or simply Patton. During these early years, the town consisted of simply a post office, a railroad station and a few residential homes. Over the years, Patton Beach slowly grew; however, it remains a relatively small community today. Its name was changed to Crystal Beach in the early part of 1940.

Parks and Recreation

In addition to the many fabulous beaches you will find near bay homes in Crystal Beach, you will discover a number of beautiful parks here as well. Located on South Friendswood Drive, you will find Centennial Park. Centennial Park has such great features as a modern playground, jogging trails, picnic tables and athletic fields. In you are interested in indoor as well as outdoor fun, be sure to visit Leavesley Park and Community Center. This facility offers several fine amenities including playground equipment, picnic areas, athletic fields and an indoor recreational center. Other parks near beachfront lots in Crystal Beach are Stevenson Park on Friendswood Drive and Little Cedar Bayou Park on West Fairmont Parkway.

Attractions and Activities

Beachfront homes in Crystal Beach are close to a broad range of exciting attractions. If you are looking for a great way to entertain the kids, some attractions you may want to check out include Magic Carpet Miniature Golf, the Kemah Lighthouse Maze, Jumping World and Sea Center Texas. How about exploring the Peninsula's natural beauty? If this interests you, some locations you may wish to visit are S-n-G Horseback Riding, East Beach, the Armand Bayou Nature Center and Baytown Nature Center. After exploring the area, grab a bite to eat at the Ocean Grill, Pop's Beach Boil, Coconut's or the Smoking Pig.

Special Events

Residents of bay homes in this gorgeous Texas community enjoy attending a large variety of special events during the year. Each year in mid-April, nearby Galveston hosts its Annual Food and Wine Festival. Highlights of the Food and Wine Fest include wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, a 5k race and fun contests. Another event that occurs just minutes from investment homes in Crystal Beach is the Annual Galveston Island Wild Shrimp Fest. While attending this event, you can enjoy such festivities as live music, gumbo tasting, a gumbo cookoff, a 5k race and games for the kids. Other events held near canal lots in Crystal Beach include the Galveston's Holiday Lights in December, and the Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival in June. Are you interested in purchasing beachfront lots or homes on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas? If you are, give Kelli Untermeyer a call. Kelli can show you any available beachfront homes or canal lots in Crystal Beach and assist you in finding a purchase option that will fit into your budget.
Kelli Untermeyer
Kelli Untermeyer
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