Dickinson has been called "the best kept secret on the Gulf Coast," for its proximity to many major attractions, and its many other advantages. Dickinson, Texas is conveniently located on Interstate 45 and Dickinson Bayou, between Houston & Galveston. It is only 20 minutes from the beach at Galveston. Clear Lake Resort Area, Galveston Bay, the Johnson Space Center (NASA), as well as three major shopping malls are all within 10 miles. The community of Dickinson extends well beyond the boundaries of the City limits, and includes over 25,000 people. Dickinson Bayou, a large navigable body of water, is lined by the largest stand of trees south of Houston. The Bayou, once an industrial waterway,is now a 20-foot deep recreational attraction for fishing, boating, swimming, and water-skiing.