• About Pasadena

  • Pasadena The Place to Be
  • Pasadena awaits to be the new home for your business and family! Pasadena is at the heart of this growing and thriving economy. From an ever-growing labor force and excellent education, to quality lifestyles. Pasadena supports your every need. If you're still not convinced Pasadena is the place for YOU here's the top 10 reasons you should consider making Pasadena your home!

    Top 10 Reasons why Pasadena is The Place to Be!

    Excellent Economy

    New businesses are sustained alongside those that have called Pasadena home for years. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce as well as the city’s economic development corporation- Pasadena Second Century, the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and other regional partners constantly recruit new businesses and industries to choose Pasadena. Our education institutions partner with our businesses to ensure effective workforce development programs are offered to train tomorrow’s workers to sustain our economy for years to come.


    Prime Proximity

    People choose Pasadena for their home and for their careers for all the right reasons. We are conveniently situated with access to 3 major freeways, 2 airport systems, and neighbors to many large employers in and around Houston.  Additionally, our proximity to Port Houston and the Houston Ship Channel is strategically positioned both economically and geographically for growth yet removed enough for a sense of local community. Recreation abounds with Galveston Bay minutes away and Pasadena is home to one of the largest nature preserves in our country. Perfect positioning for work and play.


    A+ in Academics

    Pasadena thrives with excellent educational opportunities through the diverse cultures of the Pasadena Independent School District, San Jacinto College District, University of Houston, Clear Lake and Texas Chiropractic College and their nationwide recognition. To accommodate Pasadena’s growing population, public, religious, and private schools are also expanding alongside an increase in continuing education programs for adults seeking alternative certifications or specialized skills. From kindergarten to career, the resources are available in Pasadena to provide education at all ages.


    Range of Real Estate

    Real estate options are just one of the many reasons to live and stay in Pasadena. Whether you are a college student just starting out, a young couple starting a family or a retiree wanting to stay in your home town, Pasadena has a place for you. There are a variety of housing options available throughout Pasadena to meet everyone’s budget and anyone’s needs.  Welcome home!


    Health Care

    Pasadena prides itself with making health care options both available and accessible for citizens of all ages. While the Texas Medical Center is only a 30-minute drive, our Pasadena hospitals allow you to remain close to home for quality health services. If you need a physician referral, home health services, health and wellness providers, nursing homes, urgent care, emergency care, or hospital stay, our Member Directory provides excellent options to help you live and work well when seeking any health care service.


    Retail Destination

    Pasadena is boasting its biggest retail and restaurant boom in decades. With the recent completion of the 24-acre Market at Crenshaw complex and the newly developed 8- acre Pasadena Pavilion, you don’t have to go far to find exactly what you need. And, it’s not all big business investments-small business entrepreneurs and retailers can find prime property to open and expand. Everywhere you look, business is thriving in Pasadena.


    Family Fun

    Festive year-round events offer continuous family fun for Pasadena residents. You can discover the best in area attractions and entertainment to satisfy any interest. Whether you are looking to explore more than 500 acres of parks and trail, enjoy extracurricular activities for kids or pursue a passion for the arts there is something for everyone in Pasadena. Our area nonprofit organizations offer a diverse mix of culture and recreation with annual events that bring in thousands of tourists to our community to experience the quality of life found only in Pasadena.


    A Community that Cares

    Despite our growing population and business boom, Pasadena still portrays qualities of a small town. Our first responders are second to none, our residents convey a work-ethic and community spirit rarely found in these modern times. Our churches, schools, city departments, businesses, non-profit and community organizations all collaborate to meet the unique needs of our citizens and partner to provide resources routinely and when disaster strikes.Pasadena is truly a caring community committed to giving back.


    Culinary Cravings

    What’s for dinner? You decide! Pasadena offers many cuisines that are sure to please any palate. Multiple Houston eatery heavy-hitters have opened recently in Pasadena boasting many options from Italian, American, Tex-Mex & Cajun to name a few. Whether you are looking for a local bakery for fresh bread or sweets, a farmer’s market of homegrown produce or for that traditional home-style meal, rest assured you won’t have to look far. The Chamber’s annual Taste of the Town brings 30 area restaurants all together under one roof each November and is the perfect way to decide where to dine next!


    Award Winning Chamber

    Recognized in 2017 & 2018 by the Texas Chamber of Commerce Association for excellence, The Pasadena Chamber has programs in place to grow an organization committed to connecting your community in new and innovative ways by introducing new ideas and change. Whether you are looking for business resources, networking opportunities or ways to serve the community there is something for everyone. Our rich 90 year history as the voice for business remains and we are committed to serving our ever changing community through collaborative partnerships and promoting Pasadena as The Place To Be!


    For more information on our city visit:

    The City of Pasadena

    Pasadena Economic Development Corporation 

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