About Us

The City of Bay City is the County Seat for Matagorda County which is located midway between Galveston and Corpus Christi, right where the Colorado River meets the Gulf of Mexico. Bay City's current population is ~19,000 and seems to be on the rise with billions of dollars going into the construction of industry plants around us. The City of Bay City has annual operating budget of roughly $33 million and employs more than 200 people.

Bay City is strongly committed to developing and enhancing the long term prosperity, sustainability, and health of the community.

A perfect weekend getaway for Houston, San Antonio and Austin, with spectacular beaches, abundant wildlife, great food, fascinating museums, fishing to die for and down-home folks who are ready to make them feel right at home. If you're looking to stay longer than the weekend then Bay City and the rest of the community have some of the best school districts in the State of Texas.

Indeed, nature and education are what Bay City and Matagorda County does best. But it's also a great place for indulgence, with fine dining and finger-licking barbecue, fresh-caught seafood overlooking the harbor and home cooking that will make you think of Grandma's kitchen. It's also a great place to take your cooler and your lawn chair and kick back to watch the waves roll in.