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Hockley was established by and named for George Washington Hockley back in 1835. Since Hockley's founding, the small community has laid-back and quiet. The population has long hovered around 300. Today, the community is still small and quiet, but conveniently located and with its fair share of amenities and resources.
Hockley's real estate is mostly 3, 4, and 5-bedroom single-family homes. Luxurious estates found on spacious lots, some even lakefront, are known to offer a range of wonderful amenities like swimming, pools hot tubs and large porches. Homes in gated communities are perfect for families to live amongst friendly neighbors in a secure environment.
One of Hockley's star attractions, delighting local residents and visitors alike, is the spacious Oil Ranch. This entertainment site covers more than 50 acres with an abundance of classically Texas fun, including train rides, fishing, and seasonal events. Hockley is also home to Hockley Park, where residents can enjoy a quiet and well-maintained place to play. Local sports teams will also meet here to enjoy a game with friends. Hockley is home to a number of places where residents young and old can have fun and be active.
The community is known in the state of Texas for its railway service. Hockley serves as the main hub for railway traffic to Houston and the Houston area, as well Austin and other areas of the state. The Southern Pacific rail line serves as one of the major employers within the community, and helps the Hockley economy to remain stable, and even thrive. Convenient access to the larger Texas cities of Houston and Austin not only helps the Hockley economy, but also gives residents the ability to easily visit these cities for work and entertainment.
The nearby community of Waller also provides additional resources and amenities for residents of Hockley to enjoy. A small range of local shops will meet all of residents needs, some even specializing in hobbies like photography and gardening. Several restaurants, serving everything from Mexican to barbecue, are perfect for grabbing a bite with family and friends.
Residents of Hockley are served by the Waller Independent School District. Schools within the district serving Hockley children include Roberts Road Elementary School, Waller Junior High School, Wayne C. Schultz Middle School, and Waller High School. There are also several private schools in the area for those who prefer alternatives to the public education system.
Hockley is the perfect place for anyone who enjoys a quiet, relaxed life. The community is home to small, but convenient, range of businesses and resources for residents to enjoy. Hockley is far away from the hustle and bustle of the larger Texas cities, but still close enough to commute for work or visit for pleasure.
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