El Lago

El LagoFamed for being one of the main hideouts of the pirate and war-hero, Jean Latiffe, El Lago is a town of historical significance. Located in Harris County, Texas, by the shores of Taylor Lake, El Lago’s close proximity to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made it one of the choice addresses for its employees. It provides a sense of peace and quiet to its residents while maintaining adequate access to the city. Expect a healthy growth of mature trees dotting the neighborhood and residents enjoy free access to the lake on any given day. As such, it has retained much of its small town charm over the years. Notably, it was also the residence of the first two people on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.  Since the heydays of the Space Race, El Lago has been the home of over 46 astronauts. All of them are recognized by the city, in the El Lago Astronaut Wall of Fame.

Real Estate

For those looking for an idyllic community to live in, El Lago is the perfect location. With the cost of living much lower than the national average, housing options follow the same price range. This is perhaps the best time to purchase your own home in El Lago. Choose from a wide variety of properties in the area that will suit your needs. Houses range from cozy single-family homes with wide lawns, perfect for starting families, spacious ranch-style homes perfect as a vacation home, and even grand estates with sweeping views of the lakeside.

Quick Facts

  • In the 1950’s, El Lago attracted the attention of many professionals that worked in the space industry Because of this El Lago became the unofficial “Home of the Astronauts” with the construction of the Johnson Space Center at the Clearlake area.
  • Many of El Lago’s current residents are second generation families of the original residents that came to work for the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA).
  • El Lago has several parks in the area, most notable is the Armstrong Park. Named after Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, it is the perfect park for quiet contemplation or brisk physical activity. It features pavilions and pathways along with playgrounds.

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