The hospitality of residents of Deer Park apartments is what will keep you in this historic city of just under 30,000 people. As a suburb of Houston, you can avoid the traffic, high prices and congestion of the big city, while having access to all of the urban amenities with only a 30 minute drive.
Hailed as the "birthplace of Texas," Deer Park is where the treaty declaring Texas independent of Mexico was signed. The treaty was brought to the cabin of Dr. George Moffitt Patrick in Deer Park after the nearby battle of San Jacinto where Sam Houston's Texas army defeated the Mexican army. It was signed by Mexican President Santa Anna, after he had been captured and his army practically obliterated. A replica of Dr. Patrick's cabin is found in the downtown area and is a fun place to visit when shopping downtown with your friends from your Deer Park apartments. For a day of historic exploring, you can visit the nearby Battle of San Jacinto Historic Site just to the northeast of town. Deer Park sits in the center of numerous significant locations in the San Jacinto Texas Historic District, the fifth largest in Texas. On your way home, try one of the many delicious restaurants downtown or located throughout the city, from classy Italian food to barbeque and seafood.
Recreation opportunities abound for residents of Deer Park apartments. With a public Olympic sized pool with diving well, a golf course, 14 parks and four recreation facilities including tennis courts, basketball and indoor and outdoor racquetball courts and a weight room, people can enrich their lives with these accommodations at the Dow Park Recreation Center. In addition, athletic classes and sports leagues provide physical activities for all ages at the facility, and the Ella and Friends dog park is a super place to take your dog for a run and play.
The annual events hosted by the Parks and Recreation department include a classic car show, a "Totally Texas" barbeque cook off, and an annual Easter egg hunt and related festivities. The Totally Texas Music Festival is held in the spring, along with a parade and a re-enactment of the signing of the independence from Mexico treaty.
For the more indoor type residents of Deer Park apartments, the city operates the beautiful Deer Park Public Library, provides a variety of indoor recreation programs including Pilates, yoga and senior services and has two community theaters. One of the theatres hosts the nationally renowned "Slightly Off Center Players," ranked in the top five in the US for community theatres.
With downtown Houston just a half hour northwest of the city, there is plenty of opportunity to shop and enjoy cultural amenities of the fourth largest city in the country. In addition, the surf and beach of Galveston Island is just 45 minutes away and a nearby escape. Small town life is good for residents of Deer Park apartments, with bigger things just over the horizon.