Snapshot of Dickinson
The City of Dickinson, Texas was incorporated in 1977. John Dickinson, a hero of the Texas Revolution, lived in this area in the 1830s long before the city was incorporated. In 1999, the city's population was estimated at 18,500 people. Dickinson is located between League City, Texas City, Alvin, and Bacliff.
Dickinson has been called "the best kept secret on the Gulf Coast" for its convenient proximity to major attractions. Dickinson is conveniently located on Interstate 45 and Dickinson Bayou between Houston and Galveston. The city is located 20 minutes from the beach.
Clear Lake Resort Area, Galveston Bay, the Johnson Space Center (NASA), as well as 3 major shopping malls are all within 10 miles. The community of Dickinson, extends well beyond the boundaries of the city limits and includes over 25,000 people, within the Dickinson school district.
Dickinson Bayou, a large navigable body of water, is lined by the largest stand of trees south of Houston, and as such, is readily discernible from the air. The Dickinson Bayou was once a dredged, industrial waterway, but now is a 20-foot deep recreational attraction for fishing, boating, swimming, and water-skiing.