With its early Texas historic facades and local charm, Bay City is a perfect destination. Located ninety miles southwest of Houston, Bay City is a beautiful place to raise a family with a historical atmosphere and small town values. Residents enjoy the diversity of city living and being surrounded by the beautiful wildlife that Matagorda County offers. Only half an hour from the gulf coast and an hour away from Houston, we can guarantee you will never bore of the many activities in the area. Bay City is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise with hunting, fishing, bird watching and swimming available year-round just a short drive away. The city also offers the historical downtown with plenty of shops and restaurants to keep you coming back for more!
When you drive into Bay City, you can’t help seeing why we are so proud of our downtown. We worked hard to become a designated Texas Main Street participant so we could preserve our unique community heritage. Every year, our downtown revitalization and preservation goals help us advance our historic downtown and improve our economic sustainability. The vision of our Bay City Main Street program is for downtown Bay City to be the pulse of the County: celebrating historic pride, economic vitality and the best of Texas hospitality. It is easy to appreciate life in a community with such pride in its history and vision for its future.
In Bay City we have a vital community life. It may surprise you to find out that most of our entertainment comes from fund raisers for local organizations such as the library, Boys and Girls Club, Crisis Center, medical centers and others. We take an active role in our City because we love it and our culture is one of civic pride. We come from strong, ‘can do’ people and believe it is our responsibility to support what we want in our community. But we are also fun-lovers and our events are entertaining as all get out, from galas and dances to rodeos and fish festivals we have something going on all the time.