Bacliff began as a seaside resort town back in 1910, named Clifton-By-The-Sea when it was first conceived as a tourist destination. Since then, the beautiful little town was hit hard by hurricanes, internal disputes over incorporation and a name change that was bungled. No matter, this resilient little town prospered and weathered each storm that passed with grace, dignity and a determination that had helped to shape it into the prosperous, bustling little ocean side town it is today.
Looking for homes or apartments to rent is made easier when you have an idea of the areas that are available and what those areas might look like or feature. If you are renting, bring along copies of your ID, references, proof of income and a recent credit report to show your landlord or the management staff.
Below are descriptions of Bacliff's four major neighborhoods.
Bacliff Heights: If you are looking for housing for rent in Bacliff, then this area might just be the one for you. Located between Bayshore Dr. on Galveston Bay and stretching inland to Hwy 145, this suburban neighborhood features one-, two- and three-bedroom houses for rent that are spacious and extremely well landscaped. You are also a three-minute walk to the shores of Galveston Bay.
Bayview / Bacliff: This gorgeous neighborhood is perfect for beach lovers and birding enthusiasts. Actually, anyone who loves having the bay a stone's throw away and enjoys stunning sunrises will be right at home. Home rentals in this area, in the north end of town, are typically medium to large in size (picture two to five bedrooms). It is difficult to pin down the neighborhood with any one architectural style, which is part of what adds to the charm and diversity of the area.
Chase Park: Chase Park is a beautifully developed community that has 441 homes within its borders. If you find your perfect spot within this community, you will have HOA fees that likely apply, unless otherwise stipulated by your new landlord. This helps to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the neighborhood playground, basketball court, swimming pool and the sidewalk perimeter that surrounds the entire community.
Clifton by the Sea: Finding an apartment for rent in this area is like going on a treasure hunt. From tiny beach cottages to extravagantly large beach houses and everything in between, this neighborhood is home to a friendly and eclectic set of people and properties. Located on the south end of town closest to the Clifton Channel, this area is very pedestrian friendly. It's an easy walk to the shores of Galveston Bay or over to Noah's Ark Bar & Grill on Boulevard Street to enjoy lunch on the deck while enjoying a spectacular view!
The residents of Bacliff consider themselves luckier than most. After all, they get to enjoy coastal living at its finest! Just a few minutes south of the Kemah Boardwalk, Bacliff is a thriving little town with excellent cuisine to tempt anyone that cares to venture forth and explore. Meet up with friends at Brooklyn Pizza on Grand Avenue for some of the best pie south of the Mason-Dixon line! If that doesn't grab your attention, try The Naked Cupcake and Coffee Cafe on 18th Street before you commute in to work.