Quality of Life
- Health Care In Galveston County
- Higher Education
- Local Attractions
- School Districts
- Things To Do In Galveston County
- Weather in Hitchcock
Hitchcock - The Place to Be
Hitchcock is a growing community because of its location, diversity, and quality of life. Our community enjoys about 212 days of sunshine each year and is located along the Texas Gulf Coast between Houston and Galveston.
Temperate year-round weather allows outdoor enthusiasts plenty of opportunities for great fishing, sailing, jet skiing, camping, birding, hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, and golf. Whether boating at Clear Lake (boasting the 3rd largest concentration of pleasure boats in the United States) or surfing the waters of Galveston Bay. Hitchcock provides quick and easy access to endless days of fun and activity.
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Residents of Hitchcock are blessed with numerous education opportunities. We have local access to highly rated Community Colleges and prestigious major universities with graduate and post-graduate opportunities.
College of the Mainland (COM)
The City of Hitchcock has a close working relationship with College of the Mainland (COM). The College provides specific training needs for local industry and works with local businesses for short term training in special needs areas or specialty jobs.
The College of the Mainland also works with Hitchcock ISD to provide students dual credit programs, workforce education programs and Tech Prep classes at affordable prices.
Other local universities include:
- Alvin Community College
- Galveston College
- San Jacinto College
- St. Thomas University
- Rice University
- University of Houston
- Houston Baptist University
- Texas Southern University
- South Texas College of Law
- Texas A&AM University—Galveston
- Baylor College of Medicine
- University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston
The City of Hitchcock is serviced by the two neighboring Independent School Districts of Santa Fe and Hitchcock.
Hitchcock I.S.D. Mission Statement
The mission of the Hitchcock Independent School District is to produce contributing citizens prepared for lifelong learning, believing in our country, themselves, and their fellow man in our ever-changing world by providing a personalized, yet diversified, quality education through varied learning experiences with pride, participation, and performance in partnership with our community.
Santa Fe ISD
SFISD Mission Statement
Our mission is to Prepare ALL members of the Santa Fe Independent School District learning community to Achieve and Succeed through innovative strategies and collaborative relationships.
Jack Brooks Park
Jack Brooks Park is comprised of 678 acres with access from both Hwy. 6 and FM 2004 in Hitchcock. Park amenities include a public archery range, baseball fields, fairgrounds with rodeo arena, disc golf course, canoe launch, and bike/nature trails. Jack Brooks Park is also home to the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo.
Galveston County Fair And Rodeo
The fair began in 1938 and was held at facilities in Runge Park located in Arcadia, Texas. In the early 1980s, the County Fair had reached its limits of growth at Runge Park and plans began for a move to Jack Brooks Park located in Hitchcock, Texas. The move to Jack Brooks Park was completed in time for the 1984 Fair, and this is where the fairgrounds are currently located. The youth and the animal projects they exhibited are the foundation the Fair was built upon. This tradition continues today.
HarborWalk & Marina
One of the finest Texas marina’s, the HarborWalk Marina located on West Galveston Bay and features state-of-the-art amenities in a fabulous bay front setting. As a true convenience, members will enjoy our concierge service for boating supplies, Galveston County area information, reservations and more. Marina slips are available for a month-to-month or 12 month lease program.
HarborWalk Yacht Club
The HarborWalk Yacht Club is a private club located on West Galveston Bay, featuring a swim center complete with a lap pool, family pool, children’s pool, hot whirlpool area and Flamingo Bar. As a true convenience, members will enjoy our concierge service for boating supplies at the HarborWalk Marina,Ship Store & Bait Camp as well as Galveston area information and reservations. Yacht Club members enjoy special seasonal events and reserve the Yacht Club for private events as well as discounts on fuel, bait, deli and other supplies at the Ship Store.
Health Care In Galveston County
The region’s hospital facilities recognized for its excellent medical facilities and research advances are all within easy access from the City of Hitchcock.
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (CLRMC) is a 595-bed tertiary regional referral center offering a comprehensive array of medical services for the region’s growing population. The Heart and Vascular Hospital provides nationally recognized cardiac care close to home. The Women’s Center at CLRMC incorporates facilities and expertise designed to provide comprehensive health care for women of all ages.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has opened a free-standing hospital in our neighboring community of League City that provides radiation treatment and medical oncology center on the campus.
Texas Medical Center – Houston
Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the world’s largest medical complex and at the forefront of advancing life sciences. As home to the brightest minds in medicine, TMC nurtures cross-institutional collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Because together, we can push the limits of what’s possible.
Since opening in 1945, TMC has been pioneering patient care, research, education, and prevention. Today, TMC comprises: 21 renowned hospitals, 13 support organizations, eight academic and research institutions, six nursing programs, three public health organizations, three medical schools, two universities, two pharmacy schools, and a dental school.
Mainland Medical Center
Mainland Medical Center is a 223 bed acute care facility with 90 percent private patient rooms The center’s 725-member staff and more than 200 physicians provide quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services on the 31-acre campus.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is a leading academic medical center dedicated to health science education, high-quality patient care, cutting-edge research, and service to the community. The 85-acre main campus includes a complex of six hospitals, four academic schools, numerous research centers and institutes, and one of the largest medical libraries in the Southwest.
Things To Do In Galveston County
Within a 20-mile radius of Hitchcock are distinctive attractions, world class dining, and activities for visitors and residents alike.
- Good Ole Days in Hitchcock
- Galveston County Fair & Rodeo
- Visit Galveston Beaches
- Kemah Boardwalk Summer Concerts
- Mardi Gras in Galveston
- Fishing along the Gulf Coast
- Houston Astros
- Lone Star Mororcycle Rally
- Haak Winery Concerts
- Dickens on the Strand
- Bay Area Blue Grass Concerts
- Clear Lake Christmas Boat Parade
- Houston Texans
- Concerts in the Park – League Park
- Fourth of July Celebrations
- Houston Rockets
- Southwest International In-the-Water Boat Show
- Wings Over Houston Air Show – Ellington Field