The City of Prairie View, Texas is a city at the point on the frontiers of change, nestled in Northern Waller County, along Texas Highway 290. With a population of approximately 8,184, we are a vibrant college town, opened for educational, recreational, and historical tourism related businesses. We have a small-town atmosphere only minutes from Houston. We are adjacent to the cities of Waller and Hempstead; and in your path to Austin and College Station, Texas.
Prairie View is home to Prairie View A & M University, Jones Elementary School, and Tapscott Public Park, featuring a water park; as well as hotels, businesses, restaurants, and churches. Close-by recreation includes sky diving, hot air ballooning, gun ranges, rodeos, and golf courses.
Our progressive city government is committed to the growth and prosperity of the City of Prairie View, while maintaining its historic charm and down-home flavor. Our government consists of a fully staffed City Hall, Police Department, and Municipal Court.
The City of Prairie View’s future plans, in partnership with Prairie View A & M University, include a shopping strip, recreation center, bowling alley, opportunities to commercialize university research, and much more as “We are a city at the point on the frontiers of change”.
Come, visit with us and celebrate the art, music, and drama that make our culture so rich. Then, settle in and make Prairie View your home.