It should be obvious that Galveston County’s southern border is on the water. After all, Galveston Island is barrier island off the Texas Gulf Coast, about 50 miles southeast of Houston.

But what you may not realize is that Galveston County’s northern border is mostly water, too. The northwest edge of the county, south of Harris County, including the cities of Friendswood, League City, Clear Lake Shores, and Kemah, is marked by Clear Lake and Clear Creek.

Check out the aerial video of it below.

Clear Lake is a major recreation center and home to one of the largest concentrations of recreational boats and marinas in the nation. 

Because of its proximity to NASA (Johnson Space Center is located on the north side of the lake) and the nearby large petrochemical and biomedical businesses, the area is home to an extremely large number of engineers.