Texas residents who rent apartments in the Houston
area will often boast about all of the perks of life in the Lone Star State. In particular, Houston is a steady producer of high-level jobs, and in turn offers a host of entertainment options to support the lifestyle of those who live and work there. A plethora of professional and amateur sports teams call the city home, as well as a scattering of schools and prominent centers of arts and culture. But aside from describing these tangible attractions, some Houston residents will describe another aspect of life near the big city: Texas pride.
No residents have a greater stake in Texas pride than those who live in apartments in Crosby, as the town lies where one of the very first Texas colonies was established. According to the town's website, in 1823, a man named Humphrey Jackson traveled from Louisiana to the land where Crosby apartments stand today. Jackson, one of the 300 original settlers of Texas - Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" - called home to the area east of the San Jacinto River.
But those who rent an apartment in Crosby, Texas, owe their town's name to a different kind of pioneer. In 1861, G.J Crosby, a railroad construction engineer, helped bring a railroad through the area, which today is called the Southern Pacific Railroad, according to the Harris County website. While present-day Crosby is a vibrant community that frequently holds local events for apartment renters, the history, and Texas' humble beginnings, live on in this town.
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