With amenitized sites and excellent infrastructure, Lower Kirby’s 1,200 acres are simply second to none for retail, research, medical and manufacturing and corporate offices. That’s why Mitsubishi, Dover, Lonza, Endress+Hauser, Tool-Flo, Bass Pro Shops and other great companies call Lower Kirby home. Strategically situated between Beltway 8 and State Highway 288, Lower Kirby offers affordable land, a motivated workforce and access to the region’s rail, port and highways you need to deliver results. The master plan for the District includes urban residential, office, retail, technology/research campus and light manufacturing all linked by landscaped boulevards with walking trails and parks.
The Lower Kirby District is strategically located immediately south and contiguous to the City of Houston and minutes from downtown Houston. Two of Pearland’s major freeways, Beltway 8 and State Highway 288 are both 6+ lane freeways that provide easy access to the entire Houston region and Interstates 10 and 45. Beltway 8 is an 83-mile loop around the region. The District provides convenient access to both of Houston’s major airports with non-stop flights to all major domestic locations and multiple international locations. Pearland also has easy access to multiple rail carriers and multiple world-class seaports.
Pearland and the Houston Region
Pearland’s strategic location in the Houston MSA, less than 15 miles from downtown and the Texas Medical Center, provides convenient access to one of the nation’s largest and most talented labor forces. This combined with Pearland’s superior quality of life and its life science employer base and pro-business environment, makes our community a premier business location choice for this project. Pearland’s growth has yielded a diverse and talented labor force, with more than half our residents having earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. This high caliber workforce has been attracted by our excellent schools, superior quality of life and proximity to the region’s business, educational and cultural amenities.
Pearland’s current population is 125,828 and according to U.S. Census estimates, from 2010 to 2020, Pearland ranked as the 8th fastest growing city in the U.S., compared to other cities with a population of 100,000 or more in 2010.
Pearland is a business-friendly community with leaders who are committed to developing a high-quality community. Life science/health care, energy and manufacturing, business and professional services, and corporate headquarters are target areas for the community
Education and Workforce
Pearland’s employers are supported by more than 3.3 million talented and seasoned regional workers in the Houston metro area. Pearland’s young and educated workforce more than doubled in the last decade, now offering over 57,000 skilled workers with three out of every four residents ages 16 or older regularly working. Over 49% of our residents have bachelor’s degrees or higher, much higher than the national average, and 19 percent have graduate or professional degrees. Pearland is served by top-rated school districts for K-12 education, along with more than 60 degree granting institutions in the region for higher-education. When it’s time to identify and recruit new employees, this highly educated workforce with a median age of 35.3 is a key asset for Pearland companies.
Quality of Life
Ranked as one of the top ten safest cities in Texas, Pearland residents know their families are safe and secure in the community and surrounding areas. An incredible low cost of living and easy access to Houston attractions and culture make Pearland the perfect fit for companies looking for a place to call home.
Pearland features a wide variety of housing options that are reasonably priced compared to other areas of the country. Immediately south of the Lower Kirby District is Shadow Creek Ranch a 3,500-acre master plan community that offers homes from the $240s to over $1 million as well as multiple commercial and retail opportunities. Shadow Creek Ranch has ranked as one of the top 10 master-planned communities in the Houston MSA. It is the largest neighborhood in Pearland and boasts a wide diversity of culture, demonstrated by 41 spoken languages documented at the elementary schools within the neighborhood. The development began land assembly in the early 1990s and is now complete, with approximately 7,000 total homes and living units.
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