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Bayou Park Section III in Dickinson, TX is conveniently located approximately 28 miles south of downtown Houston, including the world class Houston Medical Center & MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Museum and Theater Districts, and multiple professional sports venues. Another 23 miles to the south is beautiful Galveston Island with 32 miles of beaches, Moody Gardens, the Historic Galveston Pleasure Pier and unlimited year-round family entertainment. Family friendly Kemah Boardwalk is only a short 7 miles to the east. Dickinson plays host to the Festival of Lights every Christmas at Paul Hopkins Park, located on FM 517 just east of I-45.
Bayou Park Section III is located off FM 517 less than 1 mile west of I-45 making it convenient for easy on and off access to the freeway. It is hidden behind a small gated community with approximately 48 custom homes. Dickinson Bayou runs through the subdivision, affording many of the residents lots with the bayou in their backyards. Residents can engage in fishing, canoeing, water skiing, swimming, and sight seeing.
In 1824, John Dickinson received a land grant from the Mexican government. A community was established around 1850, and named "Dickinson" in his honor. A decade later, a railroad stop for the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad was established in the city. The Dickinson Land and Improvement Association was organized in the 1890s by several businessmen to market the unoccupied areas of Dickinson. In the late 19th and early 20th century, fruit production was a major industry in Dickinson. Gradually, gambling became an important part of the economy as well. Following the development of the oil industry, the city experienced significant industrialization and growth. Dickinson was officially incorporated in 1977.
Dickinson is located in Galveston County and according to the 2010 census has a population of approximately 18,680 residents.
Dickinson has a total of 10,000+ students and 1,000+ staff occupying six (6) Elementary Schools, two (2) Middle Schools, one (1) Jr. High School and one (1) High School. Nearby colleges include the College of the Mainland, Galveston College, Texas A&M University - Galveston, and Alvin Community College. www.dickinsonisd.org/