FREEPORT - The city of Freeport is creating an entertainment district that would allow sexually oriented businesses to locate there in hopes of keeping them away from residential areas. In a vote Monday night, City Council approved the district on a acre tract extending west from Commerce Street and north from Texas , more than a mile from the nearest residential neighborhood. Businesses could include adult book and video stores, cabarets, adult theaters, escort agencies and nude modeling studios. Although there are no sexually oriented businesses in Freeport, city leaders have been working on how to handle the businesses if they want to locate in the southern Brazoria County town.
Click below for latest information to help plan your next visit to Freeport. Located on the shores of Casco Bay, Freeport is world-famous for our hundreds of brand-name outlets and local boutiques housed in charming brick buildings, some dating back as far as the 18th century. In addition to world-class shopping, Freeport offers delectable local cuisine, four-star lodging and a diverse assortment of enjoyable activities for all ages and interests. Freeport is a quick minute car ride north on I from Portland, Maine and a 2-hour drive north from Boston, Massachusetts. Perfectly situated where Greater Portland meets Midcoast Maine, choosing Freeport as your vacation destination ensures quick and easy access to our neighboring communities.
Freeport may not have the hustle and bustle of seaside cities like Galveston , but that doesn't make it any less perfect for a quick weekend out of town or a sleepy seaside getaway. Just 61 miles south of Houston's city sprawl, you'll notice Freeport's low-key atmosphere the second you arrive at your well-cared-for vacation rental. The town of 12, has a sense of seclusion from the world's problems, with the waters of the Brazos River flanking the town's calm streets, humble shops, and restaurants. As you stroll south, breathe in the fresh ocean air of the Gulf of Mexico, which you can easily enjoy on the soft, sandy beach. Freeport allows far more access to its beaches than other towns do, making it great for camping - you can drive your car right onto the beach to set up your equipment, and sip on a cool, refreshing drink as you listen to the gentle rhythm of the waves.