Originally a sawmill in the 1800’s the area quickly became a booming oil town in the 1930s. Due to its 40 minute commute via i-45 from Houston, Conroe now acts as a suburb that people often live in while they work. The city’s average home price is $250,000.00 USD making it a great place to purchase your first home or start a family without the hustle and bustle of true city life. The 2010 census stated that there were 56,207 people living here. At that time the city was the 6th fastest growing city in the United States. Geographically Conroe sits on the southwest corner of the East Texas Piney Woods making the weather cool to cold in the winter and hot in the summer with about 94 inches of rain a year.
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If you are looking for a city that caters to families then Conroe should be at the top of your list. Not only is the school district here one of the best in the state but it’s also the largest employer in the area so you know that your kids are going to be taken care of. We have compile a list of the schools we think you should check out if you are considering moving here.
If you are looking for higher education opportunities check out St. Thomas University’s new campus that just opened fall 2020 or take a look at Lone Star College.
Downtown Conroe has multiple art venues along with some great shopping and dining experiences. Multiple theaters pepper the main street including Crighton Theatre that was originally built in 1935. The Conroe Founder’s Plaza in the Central Business District is also home to multiple outdoor events including several festivals all year. The cities parks stand out due to each one having been built around historical monuments from the area. The Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park is a great example of a mix of outdoor activity and historic displays of the flags that flew over Texas throughout history. The city is also close to Lake Conroe where you can enjoy boating and fishing activities.
The area is home to a couple great breweries and a distillery as well. Check out the B-52 brewery and Southern Star brewery along with Bartletts Distillery. You can also check out the W.G. Jones State Forest for a hiking adventure. The area is horse and dog friendly so be sure to let you furry friend go on an adventure with you! If you are interested in more things to do or places to dine let us know by filling out the form on this page and we will happily help you out!