PASADENA – 77502, 77503, 77504, 77505, 77506, 77507
Located on Highway 225 between Deer Park and Houston, a city lush with vegetation was named after Pasadena, California. Pasadena, Texas originally established by John H. Burnett of Galveston in 1893 was a farmer’s paradise. After the Great hurricane of 1900 swept the entire Gulf Coast region and wiped out many growing fields, the American Red Cross donated 1.5 million strawberry plants for local farmers to grow and rebuild the economy. By the 1920s farmers were growing everything from cantaloupes to cucumbers, strawberries to Cape jasmine flowers. Today, Pasadena is known as the strawberry capital of the region and hosts an annual strawberry festival. After the late 1930s, the industrial world came to Pasadena through the ship channel and many refineries and plants were created. Today most residents are employed through the ship-channel industries, Bayport Industrial District, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Pasadena is home to many recreational parks, restaurants and entertainment venues; fun for the whole family!