Deer Park, is where the Battle of San Jacinto was fought and where the peace treaty was signed. The Birthplace of Texas! Standing proudly along the Deer Park skyline, the San Jacinto Monument marks the battleground where the Republic of Texas won its independence from Mexico. The world’s tallest memorial column, capped by the world-renowned Lone Star of Texas, stands as a reminder of the decisive 18-minute battle that shaped the State of Texas and the westward expansion of the United States.
Deer Park is well-known for its hospitality, its recognized public school system, and its noted police and fire departments. It is also home to two community theatres, The Art Park Players Dinner Theatre, one of the oldest and most active dinner theatres in Texas, and The Slightly Off Center Players, ranked in the “top 5” of all community theatres in the United States. The community believes recreation enriches the lives of all our citizens, so the city operates four recreational centers and a senior citizen center, and offers recreational programs year-round, including adult softball and volleyball leagues, Art Park Dancers program, Community Center Preschool, gymnastics, aerobics, martial arts, Pilates, yoga, and tennis classes. Plus, you’ll enjoy golfing at The Battleground at Deer Park Golf Course, swimming in the outdoor olympic-sized pool, outdoor family time at the municipal parks totaling about 150 acres, and much more!
When it comes to preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges, the Deer Park Independent School District (DPISD) has established a tradition of excellence. Recognized throughout the State of Texas for its quality teaching and administrative teams, DPISD students remain at the forefront of academics, technology, athletics and fine arts. The mission statement adopted by the Board of Trustees commits the district to preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges. In adopting that mission, the district affirms its belief that the school system must challenge students to excel in academic studies and other aspects of education – including necessary skills for living productively in a rapidly changing world.
When it comes to residential homes in Deer Park you will find homes built by family-owned custom builders…Lawther Homes, Mattison Homes, and others as well as large subdivision builders such as Gehan Homes, Lennar Builders, and Brighton Homes. Deer Park homes are often broken into three categories: those within the city limits and attending DPISD, those within the city limits attending La Porte ISD, and those within DPISD zone but in the city of Pasadena. In 2009 there were a total of 412 homes sold, 332 of those within DPISD, between 900 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath to homes of over 6000 square feet with six bedrooms and five baths. The average home is Deer Park ranges from 1700 square feet to 2200 square feet and ranges from $140,000 to $209,000.