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   Welcome to the City of Shoreacres.  Some say we are a restful retreat from the hustle and bustle of neighboring large cities.  Some love our quaint bay front atmosphere.  And because our City is small and has many lovely trees, others say we provide a country-like environment to our residents.  We have a community fishing pier, boat access to the Bay, a kayak launch, and Shoreacres is home to the Houston Yacht Club.  But we are so much more.

Our city is a place where neighbors get to know each other and are active participants in community functions and organizations.  In today’s world, we are extremely proud of that.  And through both good times and tough times, we support our city.  We extend welcome and community encouragement to our residents.  With our environmentally-conscious attitude, Shoreacres folks are eager to take part in programs that promote the cleanliness of Galveston Bay, the protection of wetlands, and the preservation of natural resources and wildlife.  Designated as a bird sanctuary, the City of Shoreacres prides itself on the large variety of species that inhabit the local waters, estuaries, and wooded areas.

Our city is a General Law City, with a Mayor and five Council members elected to two year terms.  City Hall acts as a court house, council chambers, administrative building and a community meeting area, providing a central location for citizens.

The first homes were built in 1925 in what was known then as the Shoreacres Country Club subdivision.  Shortly after, country homes designed with plenty of windows for the ocean breeze were built on wooded bayside tracts.  In an effort to enhance the country club atmosphere, Shoreacres, Inc. donated six acres of bay front property in 1927 to be the site of the Houston Yacht Club, which is our sole business establishment.  Because of its increasing population, Shoreacres incorporated as a city in November of 1962.

Shoreacres extends newcomers a neighborly welcome and we hope you enjoy living in this fine community.  This website provides information that may make your move to our city a little easier.  If any of us can be of any assistance, please contact City Hall.  

 

 

 

 

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