The city was named "The Door" by French settlers in 1889. A deep-water port and petrochemical industries coexist with a residential environment and bayshore resorts. The Houston Yacht Club is the second-oldest yacht club in the United States. La Porte also hosts the Sylvan Beach Festival in April.

604 W. Fairmont Parkway.


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