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Iowa Colony: What to Expect
Your greater Houston new home search begins here, in Iowa Colony. Conveniently located in the heart of gorgeous Brazoria County, you’ll fall in love with this outdoor wonderland just down the road from the Houston Metro.
Acclaimed master-planned communities such as Meridiana feature unparalleled amenities with easy access to both urban delights and the waterfront sensations of Surfside Beach, Freeport and Galveston.
Enjoy quaint small town charm at home with Alvin and Pearland right around the corner.
Enjoy hunting and fishing plus a myriad of watersports and historical waypoints. Experience the Big Texas Lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Golfers, there are nearly a dozen courses in the county to choose from.
Brazos Bend State Park is just minutes away, offering 6 lakes for angling and kayaking. 20+ miles of hiking trails make it easy to breathe in fresh Texas air and enjoy the great outdoors.
In Iowa Colony it’s all about quality of life. Get in on the ground floor of this rapidly growing community.
Iowa Colony, TX: Fun Facts & History!
- Brazoria County is home to more species of birds than any other comparable area in North America.
- Polish nobleman, Witold von Zychlinski incorporated Pearland. The amount of fruit and pears grown in the region inspired him to name the area Pear-Land.
- Pearland is one of the fastest growing cities in the entire state of Texas in retail sales.
- Alvin’s claim to fame is Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who relocated with his family as an infant to the city in 1947.
- The Santa Fe Railroad expanded to Alvin to access the bull ranches established in the area.
- When this area was part of Mexico, Rio de los Brazos de Dios, the original name of Brazos River translates to “The River of the Arms of God.” It’s the 11th-longest river in the United States.
- Lake Jackson area produces jalapeno jelly for the first time in 1978.
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