Baytown is located on the northern shore of Galveston Bay between the San Jacinto and Trinity Rivers, thirty miles east of Downtown Houston, conveniently situated on the Coastal Plains of Texas.
The tidal bays of Baytown, which fan out in to Galveston and Trinity Bays, produce an abundance of marine life. The temperate climate is dominated by the Gulf of Mexico. Winter days are often very pleasant with only occasional temperatures below freezing.
The third largest city in the Houston metropolitan area, Baytown has a population of more than 60,000 diverse citizens. It is a prosperous industrial community with a strong tax base provided by such corporations as ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips, and Bayer. It is justifiably proud of its reputation for supporting local, state and national causes. For example, its Relay for Life raises more money than any other city in Texas.