Downtown Bay City, courtesy of

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Bay City

Small town values, family-friendly amenities, welcoming neighbors, and outdoor adventures describes the easy going lifestyle of this south Texas town. Close to Matagorda Beach, but less than an hour from Houston, Bay City boasts a culture rich in history and hospitality.

Birding, fishing, kayaking, and golf are just a few of the many sports and recreational activities enjoyed by residents and visitors to this small town. 

Bay City is a designated Texas Main Street participant, allowing them to preserve their heritage while advancing their historic downtown and improving their economic sustainability. 

Bat City serves as the county seat for Matagorda County. Though small in size (the total area is just 8.5 square miles), Bay City is home to the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center. Wharton County Junior College, and a quaint downtown with a burgeoning art and culture scene. 

Though closer to the Gulf than to Houston, Bay City is an ideal location for maritime and manufacturing/petrochemical/refinery employees in the Gulf coast region. 






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Matagorda Bay Nature Park

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