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Dickinson BayouDickinson was named after John Dickinson who was granted a tract of land in 1824. The Galveston, Houston, and Henderson Railroad were built directly through Dickinson. In 1905, Italian ambassador Baron Mayor des Planches convinced about a hundred fifty Italians from crowded eastern cities to move to Dickinson. They joined the dozens relocated there after flooding in Bryan forced them to seek new homes.

Dickinson has continued to grow due to its proximity to Texas City and Johnson Space Center. Durning the 1920’s, Dickinson became a tourist destination which was a high gambling venue.
In recent years, Dickinson constructed million dollar City Hall and Library complex.

Dickinson is about 23 miles from Galveston and 28 miles from Houston. With its close access to Kemah and the gulf coast, entertainment is never too far away. You can have the big city close by but still have the small town life as well.

Neighborhoods in Dickinson

CenterfieldBay Colony in Dickinson, TX is a quiet community with a sense of family. The community is made up of several different subdivisions including Bay Colony West, The Lakes of Bay Colony, Centerfield in Bay Colony. Bentwood at Bay Colony and The Trails of Bay Colony. Home prices range from $110,000 to the $350,000. Bay Colony is located just a short drive from shopping and restaurants. I-45 is easy to get to as well. Pupils of Bay Colony attend Dickinson ISD. Bay Colony Elementary is located with-in Bay Colony Pointe.