Welcome to the Sealy Community Page!
As Katy and Brookshire are steamrolling west, Sealy is the next stop on the I-10 energy corridor west! Situated in Austin county and only 25 minutes from Katy, TX makes this area the next boom area. The growth and demand is more than what is available on the market. A positive for all investors and people wanting to relocate. With lower taxes than our cousins to the east, Sealy has had an increase in demand for homes, land and investment property.
(Sealy Main Street, Image by Sealy Convention & Visitors Bureau – http://www.visitsealy.com/ThingsToDo-Shopping.htm)
The historical back story of Sealy begins in the early 1820’s with the Mexican land grant to Moses Austin and implemented to his son Stephen F. Austin. Sealy was actually founded in 1879 by George Sealy (President of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad) under that same land grant. The area grew to be known as the railroad and farming center, and the division point between Galveston and Temple.
(ATSF Rail Car, Image by Sealy Convention & Visitors Bureau – http://www.visitsealy.com/Historic-TrainRoute.htm)
So was there really a Sealy Mattress in Sealy, Texas? Why yes…there was. In 1881, Daniel Haynes lived in Sealy. He began making cotton-filled mattresses for friends and family. Being an entrepreneur, he patented an invention that compressed cotton for mattresses. Thru ups and downs, thick and thin, Sealy Mattress eventually was sold in 2012 to Tempur-Pedic International!
So coming to present time, it’s interesting to note that Sealy was acknowledged by Southern Economic Development, as polled by their members, as one of the top three ‘Best Places for Manufacturing” in the western Houston region! That strong economy continues today with the upcoming and new businesses such as SNC-Lavalin, Sika Corporation to set up shop off of FM 3538, the West I-10 Industrial Park and expansion of Prasek’s Smokehouse. Other major businesses in the area: Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Acme Brick, Gulf State Toyota, International Paper and Wal-Mart Super Center.
Another interesting fact about Sealy are some of the notable people that lived in the area. Such as NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson, Major League Baseball player Ernie Koy and Huey Long – singer with The Ink Spot!
What is there to do in Sealy? Check out the Sealy Dance Club or the Texas Theatre Company. Like to golf? Visit Stephen F. Austin State Park Golf Course or River Ridge Golf Club! Mark your calendar for the 2nd weekend in July to enjoy the annual Sealybration festival. And gun enthusiasts? Visit Texas Premier Sporting Arm’s outdoor shooting range.
(2017 Sealybration Concert & Festival, Image by All Events – //allevents.in/sealy/2017-sealybration-concert-and-festival/1111036455664620#)
(Sealy Dance Club, Image by Facebook, Sealy Dance Club – //www.facebook.com/1688874688054150/photos/a.1688892694719016.1073741825.1688874688054150/1688892701385682/?type=1&theater)
Spend time with family and friends at the park – Levine Park, Joe Scranton Jr. Park, Mark Frederick Park, Jacqueline Cryan Memorial Park, B&PW Park, Peter-Hacienda Community Hall, and the Liedertafel Hall. The Stephen F. Austin State Park is situated on the Brazos River and has a lot to offer. From golf to camping all the while enjoying the abundance of wildlife roaming the park.
(Levine Park, Image by Sealy Convention & Visitors Bureau – http://www.visitsealy.com/ContactUs.htm)
As you may know, Texas is becoming well known for their vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms. So check out the Yellow Brick Road Winery in Sealy, in Eagle Lake visit the Vineyard II for music, wine tasting and beer. A tour in Columbus to the Whistling Duck Winery and Vineyard may also be a fun place to visit for wine tasting!
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Looking for a hotel or Bed & Breakfast? Sealy has all the options! Hotels include Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 Motel, Americas Best Value Inn, and Countryside Inn. For those wanting something a little different, check out these B&B’s – Blisswood B&B Ranch, Honey Farm B&B, Somewhere In Time B&B, Texas Ranch Life, Southwind B&B.
Be sure to take a stroll thru the many shopping venues in Sealy! Bliss on Main, Twisted Willow, Steinhauser’s (it’s how I wound up with a rabbit one Easter!), Palais Royal, All Out Weapons, Creative Threads, and Raggs.
Sealy has her share of interesting museums, historical homes and buildings. San Felipe de Austin State Historical Site, Hayne’s Mattress Factory, Haynes-Felcman House, Paul and Mahala Hackbarth House, and the Preibisch building, to name a few!
(Liedertafell Hall, Image by Sealy Convention & Visitors Bureau – http://www.visitsealy.com/Historic-Buildings.htm)
(Santa Fe Park Museum, Image by Wikipedia – //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealy%2C_Texas)
Schools – Sealy ISD has Elementary (pre-k – 3), Intermediate (4 – 5), Jr. High (6 – 8) and High school (9 – 12) with a 2nd elementary school coming in 2018. Blinn College Sealy Campus can also be found in Sealy!
Enjoy several restaurants to serve you! Hinze’s BBQ & Catering, Tony’s Family Restaurant, Kathy’s Korner, Cazadores Mexican Restaurant, Galla Mexican Cafe, Bertalotto’s Pizza, Saddleback Saloon, Huddle House, and other fast food. Plus Prasek’s BBQ coming soon!
Sealy has some beautiful churches that would be pleased to welcome you for a visit or as a member: Christian City Fellowship, Shepherd’s Way Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Immaculate Conception Church, and more.
For your veterinarian needs – Sealy Veterinary Clinic and Marek Veterinary Clinic will take care of your four legged family members!
There are several Civic Groups that you may want to check out! Sealy Lions Club, Sealy American Legion, Sealy Community Foundation, Sealy Knights of Columbus, Meals on Wheels and YMCA of Sealy.
Grocery Stores – Coming Soon – H.E.B., Bill’s Grocery and Wal-Mart Super Center.
Banks – Citizens State Bank, Capital One Bank, and Wells Fargo.
Utility Companies – CenterPoint Sealy, City of Sealy and Sealy Butane.
Apartments – Edgewood Apartments, Cedar Cove Apartments, and Town and Country Apartments.
Insurance Companies – Farmers Insurance, State Farm, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Donnelly-Bay Insurance, and Woodmen of the World.
Thank you for visiting our Sealy Community page! I hope the information was not only helpful but it gives you a true flavor for the community that we are proud to be a part of. If you have any other questions or need any additional information, we’re your source and will always be glad to help! So give Texas Land Group a call at 979-877-5263 or 979-732-5263 and hopefully, we’ll be your new neighbor!