Located twenty five miles southeast of Houston in northeast Brazoria County, on land originally granted to the Houston Tap and Brazoria Railroad, Alvin is home to 24,236 residents and has much to offer our citizens and visitors alike. Looking back on the many years of life in Alvin can tell a lot about its future. The determination of settlers to build a life in the area began with one homestead paving the way to a city of family life and business. Today, growth and development makes the community productive, yet a hometown feeling of friends and family still exists. The treasured buildings from the past are now being renovated and house new businesses in Alvin.