Surfside Beach is a coastal city located in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. The city has a population of approximately 500 people and is located approximately 60 miles south of Houston.
Surfside Beach is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches and outdoor recreation opportunities. The city’s main beach is a popular spot for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing, and the nearby Gulf of Mexico offers opportunities for fishing, boating, and other water activities.
The demographics of Surfside Beach are relatively homogeneous, with a population that is primarily White (approximately 90%) with smaller populations of African American and Hispanic/Latino residents. The median age of the city’s residents is approximately 53 years old.
The economy of Surfside Beach is driven primarily by tourism, with many businesses in the area catering to visitors. The city is also home to a small number of retail and service businesses, as well as several vacation rental properties.
Real estate in Surfside Beach varies depending on the location and proximity to the beach, but as of 2021, the median home price was approximately $250,000. Property taxes in Brazoria County are relatively high, with an average effective tax rate of 2.12%.
Surfside Beach offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors and residents alike. In addition to the city’s beaches and water activities, there are several parks and recreational areas in the area, including the Surfside Jetty Park and the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. The city is also home to several restaurants, bars, and shops that cater to tourists.
In terms of education, Surfside Beach is served by the Brazosport Independent School District, which includes several elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. The city is also located near several higher education institutions, including Brazosport College.
The Surfside Beach Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (979) 233-3306, and the Surfside Beach City Hall can be reached at (979) 233-1531.