Prairie View is a city in Waller County, Texas, United States and part of theHouston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 4,410 at the 2000 census.
Prairie View A&M University is located in the city.
Location of Prairie View, Texas
|Coordinates: 30°4′56″N 95°59′30″W|
Prairie View is located at (30.082131, -95.991788).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.7 km²), all of it land. The city is bisected by US 290 and is neighbored by Hempstead, Texas to the west, Waller, Texas to the east, and Pine Island, Texas to the south.
The City of Prairie View was established in 1969 with the motto: "Productive, United, Indomitable." The city is operated by amayor-council government of the strong-mayor format. The format functions with the Mayor serving as both Chair of the City Council and Chief Executive of the city's administration.
At present the city's mayor is Frank Jackson. The city practices zoning to control land use and improve quality of life. The city has hired Butler Planning Services (BPS) to develop a Geographic Information System (GIS) which will aid the city staff in mapping the community. The city is also considering a partnership with BPS and another planning firm, IPS Group, to develop a new Comprehensive Plan.
The United States Postal Service Prairie View Post Office is located at 21212 Farm to Market Road 1098 Loop.
Greyhound Bus Lines serves the Prairie View Station at Unco Food Store.