Jacinto City is a neighborhood situated towards the eastern outskirts of Houston. The neighborhood of mostly single-family homes has an ideal location for those needing to commute to work. It lies just South of the Interstate 10 East Freeway and about a mile from the Interstate 610 East Loop Freeway. The city of Galena Park shares a southern border with the neighborhood.
Given its close location to Galena Park, public schools are numerous. Jacinto City is the main elementary school, but some students go to Tice, Pyburn, Woodland acres, Oates, and Normandy Crossing. On the middle school level, W.C. Cunningham, Woodland Acres, Galena Park, and Holland serve the community. High school age children attend Galena Park High, Furr, North Shore, or the Reach Charter School. Post-secondary education can be gotten at Houston Community College or the University of Houston.
Residents looking for a bit of history have many museums in the area of Jacinto City. Within five miles of the neighborhood there are the Military Museum of Texas, Railroad Museum of the Gulf Coast, and Heritage Park and Museum. Go a bit further out and Blaffer Art Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston become enjoyable destinations.
Those enjoying golf have five courses within seven miles of Jacinto City. Texaco Country Club, Gus Wortham Golf Course, Brock Park Golf Course, Glenbrook Park, and River Terrace all have courses that are challenging to play. On warm summer days, the Jacinto City pool is opened to residents, while parks such as Smith, Wilke, and Northshore provide ample green space for all.
Those needing emergency medical treatment can turn to Surgery Specialty Hospital, Southside Health Clinic, or the East Houston Regional Medical Center for assistance.