Learn more about Bay Forest, February’s featured neighborhood


Bay Forest is a wooded, 299-acre community of 836 homes located minutes from Clear Lake, Galveston Bay and Galveston Island. An exclusive master-planned neighborhood, it has walking trails, extensive landscaping and a nature preserve. Homeowners have easy access to medical facilities, police and fi re protection, schools, churches and shopping.

Build-out year: 1993
Builders include: Village Builders, Perry Homes, Kustom Kastle
Square footage: 2,700-4,300
Home values: $315,000-$542,000
HOA dues (estimated): $720 annually
Amenities: walking trails, landscaping, a nature preserve, swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds
Schools: Falcon Pass Elementary School, Space Center Intermediate School, Clear Lake High School

Property taxes (in dollars):
Clear Creek ISD – 1.40000
Harris County – 0.41801
Harris County Flood Control District – 0.02831
Port of Houston Authority – 0.01256
Harris County Hospital District – 0.17110
Harris County Department of Education – 0.00520
City of Houston – 0.58421
Clear Lake City Water Authority – 0.27000
Total (per $100 valuation) 2.88939

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Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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