Living in Bay City


Located less than an hour from Houston, living in the City of Bay City allows you to enjoy a small-town lifestyle with all the conveniences of a big city nearby. From our family-friendly amenities, welcoming neighbors, and outdoor adventures, our community has a little something for everyone.

Established in 1894, the culture of Bay City is diverse and rich in hospitality and history. We value our local history and traditions and are committed to investing in our future. Since 1992, we have been part of the National Main Street Program; and in partnership with the Bay City Historic Commission, we consistently work to celebrate historic pride, create economic vitality, and exhibit the best of Texas hospitality. Each year our Main Street projects enhance our downtown historical district through remodels, new businesses, and innovative housing ventures.


Bay City is perfect for those who prefer a small-town atmosphere over big city traffic or crime, but still want to have access to world-class art performances, professional sports games, and internationally renowned medical facilities.

Less than an hour from Bay City, Houston is home to a major symphony, ballet, opera, and theater companies of worldwide acclaim. Families visiting the city will want to see the Museum of Natural ScienceContemporary Arts MuseumChildren’s Museum of Houston, or the Downtown Aquarium and Houston Zoo.

For sports fans, professional sports teams include NFL football with Houston Texans, NBA basketball with the Houston Rockets, Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros, and MLS soccer with the Houston Dynamo.

As the largest medical complex in the world, the Texas Medical Center is an internationally recognized medical center of consisting of 54 medical-service institutions, including 21 hospitals, eight specialty institutions, eight academic and research institutions, three medical schools, six nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, and pharmacy.

So you see, we really do have it all or at least real close by.