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El Lago

The City of El Lago, Bounded on two sides by lakes, the city is aptly named El Lago, the city of "the lake". The City of El Lago was incorporated in 1961 and is administered by an elected Mayor and Council. With a population of 3,075 (2000 Census), the community consists of some 900 single family residences in the subdivisions of El Lago, El Lago Estates and Taylorcrest. The city also has one elementary school, 42 businesses, four condominium complexes and two apartment complexes along NASA Road One, a City Hall, Fire and Police Stations, Masonic Lodge and a church -- all in an area approximately one square mile. The residents of El Lago attend schools within the Clear Creek Independent School District. In 2009 there were twenty-two homes sold. The average residential single family home in El Lago is 2000 – 2500 square feet with lot sizes ranging from 8000 square feet to 12,000 square feet and the sale prices of homes in 2009 was between $140,000 to $230,000.

*Market information was derived from data found in Houston Association of Realtor®s MLS

 

 

El Lago...Interesting Facts - "Home of The Astronauts"

Neigborhood Amenities Include:

  • Community Boat Ramp
  • Swimming Pool & Splash Pad
  • Tennis Courts
  • Workout Facility
  • Covered Basketball Court
  • Baseball Field
  • Walking/Jogging Trails
  • Three City Parks with Playgrounds

Schools:

  • Elementary: Ed White
  • Imtermediate: Seabrook Intermeditate
  • High School: Clear Falls

Fun Facts:

  1. Two of the Apollo 13 astronauts were El Lago Residents: Jim Lovell (206 Confederate) and Fred Haise, Jr (1111 Woodland)
  2. El Lago Astronaut Thomas Stafford (435 Bayou View) is credited with saving the lives of his fellow crew members aboard the Apollo Soyez Test Project Command Module in 1975.
  3. Speaking of Astronauts, El Lago has a lot to be proud of::
    1. Ed White (911 Woodland) was the First American to walk in space
    2. Neil Armstrong (1003 Woodland) was the first astronaut to walk on the moon
    3. John Young (410 Bayou View) and James Wetherbee (710 Huntercrest) are tied for second most trips into space at a total of 5 each
    4. Thomas Akers (1707 E Hedgecroft) and Pierre Thout (1714 W. Hedgecroft) are tied for the third longest individual EVA’s at 8.48 hours
    5. Story Musgrave (426 Biscayne) is the only astronaut to have flown on all five of the space shuttles
    6. Peggy Whitson (306 Lakeview Circle) is the first female Space Station Commander
  4. City of El Lago sits on the site of one of the main hides-outs for the famed pirate and war hero “Jean Lafitte”.  After American authorities captured most of Lafitte’s pirating fleet, Lafitte was granted a pardon in return for his helping General Andrew Jackson defend New Orleans against the British in 1815.
  5. In 1976, Renee Magee, 17-year old El Lago resident, was the only Texas resident chosen for a slot on the US Olympic Swim Team.  Her performance in the Woman’s 100 Meter Backstroke earned fourth place in the semi-finals in Montreal, Canada.
  6. Past Mayor, Brad Emel, is El Lago’s longest running Mayor with a total of 12-years served.
  7. Two of Three parks in the City are named after El Lago Astronauts…Neil Armstrong Park, next to city hall, and Ron McNair Memorial Park…named in his memory after he was tragically killed when the space shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after launch in 1986.
  8. El Lago has survived three major hurricanes: Hurricane Carla (1961); Hurricane Alicia (1983) and Hurricane Ike (2008)

Astronauts Once Lived Here: (those not previously mentioned)

  James Adamson 802 Cedar Lane
  Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin 206 Confederate
  William Anders 408 Lakeshore
  Frank Borman 423 Bayou View
  Vance Brand 423 Hedgecroft
  James Buchli 726 Seaway
  Gerald Carr 315 Tallowood
  Michael Clifford 714 Crestwood
  Brian Duffy 706 Crestwood
  Charles Duke, Jr  410 Lakeshore
  Bonnie Dunbar 702 Whitecap
    Don Eisele 414 Bayou View
    Anthony England 1503 Mirror Lake
    Ronald Evans 1310 Woodland
    Michael Foate The Landing
    Guy Gardner 439 Hickory Ridge
    Terry Hart 423 Woodvine
    Henry Harisfield 422 Willow Vista
    Terence Henricks 1211 Woodland
    Brent Jett, Jr 1850 Raintree Circle
    Mark Lee 1615 W. Chelsea
    Wiliiam Lenoir 431 Shadow Creek
    Jack Lousma 323 Shadow Creek
    Bruce McCandless, II 314 Whitecap
    Ronald McNair 1623 W. Chelsea
    Leland Melvin 630 Bayview
    Steven Nagel 523 Misty Lake
    Robert Parker 311 Cedar Lane
    Stuart Roosa 506 Cedar Lane
    Albert Sacco, Jr    511 Hedgecroft
    Russell Schweickart 201 Cedar Lane
    Robert Stewart 435 Bayou View
    Donald Thomas 311 Shadow Creek
    Richard Truly 411 Hickory Ridge

 

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