Shoreacres, TX


By: Diana J. Kleiner

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: April 1, 1995


Shoreacres is between State highways 146 and 501 at the northwestern edge of Galveston Bay in southeastern Harris County. The town, which developed just west of Bayside Terrace from an older community called Bay Oaks, was incorporated in 1949 with a mayor-alderman form of city government and zoned for residential use only. During the 1960s it improved its water and sewage systems. The population increased from 183 in 1955 to a high of 2,578 in 1970 and was last recorded in 1990 at 1,434. In 2000 the population was 1,488.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Diana J. Kleiner, “Shoreacres, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 19, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/shoreacres-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
April 1, 1995

Place
Shoreacres
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2411892
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Harris County
Associated Names

Bay Oaks

Red Bluff

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.62042060°
  • Longitude: -95.01894600°
Population Counts
People Year
1,316 1990
1,488 2000
1,493 2010
1,581 2019