Nassau Bay, a southern bordering city of Houston, is located on Nassau Lake in Harris County. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, can be found right across Farm Road 528 from Nassau Bay. The city was founded by the Ernest W. Roe Company in the 1960's. Architect, Thompson McCleary, began construction on the 570-acre community in1962. The construction site was bordered by Clear Lake, Swan Lagoon, and Carlton Bayou. The Nassau Bay Development Associates, made up of six Houston businessmen, built multiple stores, 15 office spaces, about 1,000 homes, and over 400 apartments. Shortly after, the Nassau Bay Development Associates shifted from residential construction to building community structures such as parks, marinas, a hospital, a hotel, a shopping center, and a bank. Residents first began to move into the new development in 1964, but it wasn't until 1970 that the community was formed.
The population of Nassau Bay rapidly grew from 400 in the 1960's to today being 4,016. The median resident age is 46 years, which is a bit older than state wide average of 32 years. The median household income is $75,775. Nassau Bay's major industries include manufacturing, professional/technological services, and health care assistance. The most common occupations for male residents are engineers, computer specialists, and business operations specialists. For female residents, the most common occupations are in education or in business administration.
The median house or condo value price is $207,301. There are about 2000 houses in the area, but Nassau Bay also offers multiple bay side apartment complexes for those seeking an apartment. The average rent for an apartment is $721.The average number rooms in a house is 7.1, and the average number of rooms in an apartment or condo is 3.8.
Nassau Bay is a beautiful waterfront community that keeps a small city vibe, but is just a short distance away from the Houston metropolitan area. The city offers a large variety of residential options for both seeking homeowners and apartment renters.