Moving to Conroe, Texas
The largest city and county seat of Montgomery County is named after lumberman Isaac Conroe, who founded a sawmill there in 1881. The new city was originally called Conroe’s Switch, since it sat at the junction of two railroads. Shortened to Conroe, the city prospered because of its thriving lumber and oil industries, and for one brief period it boasted more millionaires per capita than another other U.S. city.
Today, Conroe is booming like never before, as Houston’s growth continues its northward march, and ExxonMobil’s new campus opens and fills up. The city is home to two craft beer breweries and a distillery, and it shows off its proud history at the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park. Conroe has 24 city parks and a lively historic downtown filled with two antique malls, two live performance theaters, art galleries, eateries and much more.
Demographic Information for Conroe, Texas
Population Estimates, 2017: 84,378
Median Household Income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017: $54,258.00
High School Graduate or Higher Percent of Persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017: 79.2%
Bachelor’s Degree of Higher, Percent of Persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017: 25.1%
Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2013-2017: $167,400.00
Median Selected Monthly Owner Costs (with Mortgage), 2013-2017: $1,508.00
Neighborhoods in Conroe:
Located near The Woodlands, Harper’s Preserve surrounds a beautiful nature preserve on Harper’s Horsepen Branch, a natural stream. Planned for 1,700 homes, Harper’s Preserve has a gated entrance, private streets, front-yard maintenance, and abundant amenities including the West Village Recreation Center, with a community pool, an outdoor kitchen, a playground, trails, and facilities for bowling, bocce ball and horseshoes. Kids will love climbing on the giant boulders overlooking a scenic lake. Home styles range from low-maintenance patio homes to large estate homes.
Nature is a neighbor in the master- planned community of Imperial Oaks. Just minutes from the Woodlands, the Meadow at Imperial Oaks has all the elements for families to blossom – pools and playgrounds, shopping and family fun, easy access to the roads to work, the airport, or nearby medical facilities. And the Conroe ISD is an excellent place for young minds to grow.
Grand Central Park is a new master-planned mixed-use community located in the City of Conroe that just celebrated its grand opening jamboree. Combining living, working and playing, the community provides excellent access to everything Montgomery County has to offer, as well as close proximity to Houston’s new Energy Corridor and ExxonMobil campus. Located just 5 miles north of The Woodlands along Interstate 45 and S. Loop 336, Grand Central Park is dedicated to protecting the woods that outline the property and homes are nestled among nature trails, parks, lakes and many more outdoor amenities. Six leading homebuilders will offer a wide variety of patio homes, townhomes, luxury villas and traditional single-family.
Just minutes from I-45 off Longmore, is the master-planned Graystone Hills. Amid gently rolling hills and bluffs, homesites are wider and deeper than average. Homes by quality builders range from $300s to $500s. Amenities include nature trails, green belts, a lodge-style recreation center, a pool, and a community park. Children are served by Giesinger Elementary, a National Blue Ribbon School. Other Conroe ISD schools, shops and restaurants are only minutes away.
Cedar Woods, a Trailwood Community by Friendswood Development, features beautiful, affordable homes priced from the $180s to $240s. Area students can attend schools in Conroe ISD. With easy access to The Woodlands Mall, Market Street and Waterway, residents can also take advantage of nearby Lake Conroe and Bentwater, both offering first class golfing and water sports.
Featuring spacious lots and acclaimed Conroe schools, Stewart’s Forest offers all the right amenities. Beautiful new homes are priced from the $200s to over $600,000. This rolling, wooded neighborhood is by Century Communities.