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Freeport is located in Brazoria County in southeast Texas. It's part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Freeport was 12,049 people. Freeport was founded in 1912 with a population of only 300, but had grown to 3,500 by 1929 - and it just kept on growing! The Dow Chemical Company built their facility in Freeport in 1939, which contributed to the growth of the town, and it still plays a major role in the economy of the community today. In 2003, the city annexed nearby Bryan Beach. A visit from former First Lady, Laura Bush, in 2000 launched an initiative in Freeport for The Main Street Program, which is a subprogram of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Freeport was subsequently recognized as a National Main Street City in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Things to do in the town include fishing and boating, being only minutes from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You can also fish from the shore, go jet skiing or water skiing on the Old Brazos River, or camp on the beach. A round of golf is also available at the Freeport Municipal Golf Course.

Surrounding areas: Quintana, Texas (3.4 mi), Surfside Beach, Texas (4.3 mi), Lake Austin, Texas (28.5 mi), Tiki Island, Texas (35.9 mi), Bayou Vista, Texas (36.2 mi)

Freeport Vacation Rentals

Freeport Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Country Hearth Inn1015 W 2ND StFreeport, TX (888) 325-7818
Best Western Clute Inn & Suites900 Hwy 332Clute, TX5.4 mi.(979) 388-0055
Holiday Inn Express809 Hwy 332Clute, TX5.4 mi.(979) 265-5252
La Quinta Inn Clute/lake Jackson1126 S Hwy 323 WestClute, TX5.4 mi.(979) 265-7461
Mainstay Suites1003 W Hwy 332Clute, TX5.4 mi.(979) 388-9300
Motel 6 # 0342 Clute1000 Hwy 332Clute, TX5.4 mi.(979) 265-4764
Best Western Lake Jackson Inn915 Hwy 332Lake Jackson, TX7.1 mi.(979) 297-3031
Ramada Inn Lake Jackson925 Hwy 332Lake Jackson, TX7.1 mi.(979) 297-1161
Comfort Suites296 Abner Jackson PkwyLake Jackson, TX7.9 mi.(979) 297-5545
Country Hearth Inn1235 N Velasco StAngleton, TX16.5 mi.(888) 325-7816
Columbia Lakes Resort Hotel180 Freeman BlvdWest Columbia, TX21.4 mi.(979) 345-5151
Best Western Brazos Inn714 S Columbia DrWest Columbia, TX21.9 mi.(979) 345-2399

Freeport Weather & Climate

The Southeast Coast of Texas has a subtropical humid climate. The coastal areas are warm most of the year due to currents of the Gulf of Mexico. It can get cold in winter if a strong front arrives - sometimes even causing snow at sea level. Summers are hot and humid. Rain in the coastal region is more abundant than in the inland region, and subtropical forests line the Rio Grande River. The wettest months of the year are April and May. Inland, it's drier, and ranches dominate the landscape, characterized by thick spiny brush and grasslands. Southwest Texas' position at the northwestern end of the Gulf of Mexico makes it vulnerable to hurricanes. Some of the most destructive hurricanes in history have impacted Texas, most recently Hurricane Rita in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 62°F 45°F 4.29 in. -
February 65°F 47°F 2.84 in. -
March 71°F 54°F 2.87 in. -
April 76°F 61°F 2.82 in. -
May 82°F 69°F 4.02 in. -
June 87°F 75°F 4.65 in. -
July 90°F 77°F 4.74 in. -
August 90°F 76°F 4.18 in. -
September 86°F 72°F 7.80 in. -
October 80°F 63°F 4.52 in. -
November 72°F 54°F 4.42 in. -
December 65°F 47°F 3.51 in. -

Freeport Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Ellington Field (EFD) located about 46 miles northeast of Freeport in Houston, Texas, the William P Hobby airport (HOU) located approximately 48 miles north of Freeport in Houston, Texas, the Sugar Land Regional airport (SGR) located roughly 49 miles northwest of Freeport in Houston, Texas, and finally the George Bush Intcntl Houston airport (IAH) located around 71 miles north of Freeport in Houston, Texas.

Freeport Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Stewart Beach ParkGalvestonTX41.5 mi.
Six Flags AstroWorldHoustonTX55.9 mi.
Water Parks
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX77.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Freeport Municipal Golf CourseFreeportTX 
Old Ocean Recreation ClubOld OceanTX24.3 mi.
Bend Golf Course at BrazoriaRosharonTX28.0 mi.
State Parks
Galveston Island State ParkTX29.5 mi. 
Texas Seaport MuseumGalvestonTX41.5 mi.(History)
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & MuseumGalvestonTX41.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Fort Bend Museum AssociationRichmondTX49.7 mi.(History)
George Ranch Historical ParkRichmondTX49.7 mi.(History)
Houston Maritime MuseumHoustonTX55.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Menil CollectionHoustonTX55.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Houston Museum of Natural ScienceHoustonTX55.9 mi.(Science)
Museum of Health and Medical ScienceHoustonTX55.9 mi.(Science)
Museum of Printing HistoryHoustonTX55.9 mi.(Technology)
Contemporary Arts MuseumHoustonTX55.9 mi.(Art)
Museum of Fine ArtsHoustonTX55.9 mi.(Art)
Rice University Art GalleryHoustonTX55.9 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX41.5 mi.
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX55.9 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX100.0 mi.

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