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7th Annual Clear Lake Triathlon, August 23rd – Please Be Aware While Traveling
Posted In: Clear Lake News | Events & Attractions Posted by Pam Moore on 08/21/2014

Due to the local weather forecast of intense heat, this weekend will definitely prove to be strenuous and challenging for those involved with the 7th Annual Clear Lake International Triathlon. The triathlon will take place on Saturday, August 23rd in Clear Lake, over the Kemah Bridge and past the Johnson Space Center. This event is being hosted by League City’s South Shore Harbor Resort & Marina.

COURSE DETAILS - International Course. Swim 1.5 K (.93 miles) in a rectangular, counter clock wise course around South Shore Harbor (opposite end of the Harbor from the fuel dock), bike 46 K (28.8 miles) double-loop crossing the Kemah Bridge twice with views of Clear Lake and NASA Space Center, run 10 K (6.2 miles) 3 loops on a partially shaded course through South Shore Marina & neighborhood with views of Clear Lake.

COURSE DETAILS - Sprint Course. Swim .5 K (.31 miles) around South Shore Harbor (opposite end of the Harbor from the fuel dock), bike 23 K (14 miles) loop crossing Kemah Bridge with views of Clear Lake and NASA, run 3.4 K (2.1 miles) through South Shore Marina and neighborhood.

Please be aware of the routes the athletes will be taking, and take alternate routes (if possible) when traveling on Saturday. For race maps and more details about the Clear Lake International Triathlon, please visit their website.

The City of League City has posted information about road closures and delays on their website.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC

Tagged With: Clear Lake

City Spotlight: Friendswood - From Humble Beginnings to a Premier Lifestyle
Posted In: Friendswood News | Residential Posted by Pam Moore on 08/20/2014

According to the Friendswood Historical Society: The City of Friendswood, situated on FM 518 in the northwest corner of Galveston County, (half-way between Houston and Galveston), has the distinction of being the only permanent town in Texas that was started as a Quaker Settlement. A State Historical Marker, erected in 1967, states that Friendswood was founded by a group of Quakers, led by T. Hadley Lewis and Frank J. Brown. These leaders were looking for a “promised land”; a place to establish a settlement for the religious denomination called ‘Friends’ or Quakers. The carefully thought-out name for the new settlement, Friendswood, was registered at the Galveston County Courthouse July 16, 1895.

The city began thriving as a farming community with fig orchards, Satsuma orange groves, and rice fields, which brought many more Quaker families to Friendswood, as the westward movement across the nation began. The population of the city had been slow to grow until a plan for incorporation was completed in 1960. During the 1960’s, the population grew at a rapid pace because of employment opportunities at the Johnson Space Center.

Today, Friendswood boasts a population close to 37,000 residents. The City has been recognized as the “20th Safest City in America” by Neighborhood Scout and received the new “Best City to Live” Award from the Bay Area Houston Magazine’s Best of the Bay Awards. A recent Citizen Survey, conducted by a local survey research firm, showed that 96% of residents rate the quality of life in Friendswood as “excellent” or “good”. 97% of responding residents also rated Friendswood as a “very safe” or “safe” community.

Friendswood is located in South Harris County and Northern Galveston County with easy access to Houston and Galveston. The city maintains a unique blend of beautiful parks, natural trails and lush landscaping, along with a championship golf course. Family-friendly programs abound, especially during the summer months with an annual 4th of July parade, Concerts in the Park, sporting leagues and activities for both children and adults of all ages. Served by two school districts, students in Friendswood attend either Clear Creek ISD or Friendswood ISD schools. Both school districts are highly rated in the state.

Friendswood offers single-family residential housing in pleasant park-like settings and master-planned communities for new homes in a variety of styles in neighborhood subdivisions. Several communities also offer seniors upstanding independent and assisted living.

From its humble beginnings as a Quaker settlement, to the current population of many professionally-employed young families, Friendswood continues to reflect the tradition of family values, quality education, excellent housing, and a premier lifestyle.

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Just Sold! 400 Broadmoor St. in Sunmeadow, Friendswood
Posted In: Friendswood News | Residential Posted by Dinah BuPane on 08/18/2014

Click here to see more details on this sale!

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Tagged With: Friendswood | Friendswood Listings

City Spotlight: Kemah - "Gateway to the Bay"
Posted In: Kemah News | Residential Posted by Pam Moore on 08/17/2014

"Sittin' in the morning sun - I'll be sittin' when the evening comes - Watching the ships roll in - Then I watch them roll away again, yeah - I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay..."

Imagine sitting by the dock of the bay, in Kemah; the city where you can relax, kick back and enjoy a day under the sun - or the city where you can shop, enjoy amusement rides, sail, and find a great meal that will make the day complete!

Located on Galveston Bay, Kemah is home to one of the largest pleasure boat fleets in the United States, and ranked as the #1 tourist destination within the Greater Houston-Galveston area. The entertainment district is where you will find the Kemah Boardwalk; a family-friendly destination that includes a variety of restaurants, amusements, seasonal festivals, unique retail shops, and waterfront views. The Kemah Farmers Market has become a favorite spot, offering fresh produce, handmade gifts, ceramics and different items every week.

Originally a small fishing village, you can find some of the best seafood in the area either at a nice restaurant or a smaller family owned café. T-Bone Tom's is a local favorite that has been in the same spot for over 25 years Evening dinner cruises take you from Clear Lake out to Galveston Bay for groups. Events are always happening at the Boardwalk, whether it is "Rock The Dock" concerts, crawfish boils, 4th of July fireworks, or the Blessing of the Fleet; you will have a hard time not finding something to do by the Bay.

A variety of lifestyles is available to you, whether you are looking for a single family home, an apartment, or a live-aboard marina. Kemah is located in the Clear Creek Independent School District. The newest built campus is actually “3-in-one”; the Education Village, which encompasses elementary thru high school grades.

Come on down to the dock of the bay and experience the lifestyle Kemah has to offer!

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There’s an APP for that… from the Houston Association of Realtors
Posted In: General News | Residential Posted by Pam Moore on 08/14/2014

Are you currently looking for a home, considering down-sizing, or need more space? There is a way you can keep an eye on the housing market in your area with just the click of an app on your android phone, iPhone, iPad, and more.

The Houston Association of Realtors, (HAR), Android App allows MLS subscribers (access MLS Info) and consumers to find a home, bookmark listings and view property search history. MLS Subscribers will have access to homes for sale or lease & complete listing details (Agent Full Report, Tax Profile Report, Showing Instructions, Days on Market), their leads, their listings, as well as access their company's listing inventory.

The HAR.com iPhone & iPad app allows both consumers and HAR members to search for homes for sale or lease in greater Houston area. Consumers will be able to use the award-winning HAR.com residential property search engine to find a home, bookmark listings and view property search history. Members will be able to access MLS information (MLS subscribers only), their leads, their listings, as well as access their company's listing inventory.

Information is also available about the Mobile Web, Mobile MLS apps on the website.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Tagged With: HAR | MLS

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