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Small town feeling with BIG town appeal


Small town feeling with big town appeal!


Conroe, Texas was founded in 1881 by a man named Isaac Conroe who settled in the town to build a sawmill business. Originally named “Conroe Switch”, in the 1930’s the main business was oil and lumber resulting in more millionaires living in Conroe than anywhere else in the country. Just 40 miles north of Houston, it was labeled a sleepy town, until 2007 when developers started to construct an exploding arena of new subdivisions. Today over 200,000 residents call Conroe “home”.

What is going on in Conroe?

Conroe is the county seat for Montgomery County government with the court house, county offices, and a revitalized downtown entertainment district. Recently, businesses have re-located to Conroe and the surrounding city of The Woodlands including Johnson Development and Howard Hughes Corporation to build new master-planned communities. The Johnson Development site, Grand Central Park, is formally the Boy Scout Camp Strake adjacent to I-45 and Loop 336. Besides the residential development, 112 acres is designated for retail restaurants, shops, and hotels.


Some of the new developments include:

Jacob’s Reserve

Fosters Ridge

Watercrest on Lake Conroe

Shadow Lakes

Harpers Reserve

Stewart Forest



Tenaris, Exxon, Anadarko, Repsol, Baker-Hughes, Huntsman, and Hewitt are all located within Conroe Independent School District. On the border of Conroe/The Woodlands is a medical mecca second to the Houston Medical Center with Conroe Regional Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and soon the Methodist Hospital-The Woodlands. Many rehabilitation centers are also available in the area.


Conroe ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas boasting 6 high schools, 7 junior high schools, 9 intermediate campuses, and 29 elementary schools in a 348 square mile area. And getting around Conroe has just become easier with a NEW Conroe Connection bus route with fares only $.50.


What is there to do in Conroe?

Glad you asked! The Crighton Theatre, built in 1934, is home to live performances from Stage-Right, The Montgomery County Performing Arts Society, The Sounds of Texas Music Series, and Christian Youth Theater. One half block away also in Historic Downtown Conroe is The Owen Theatre. The Owen Theatre was built in 2008 and shows live theatrical performances by The Players Theatre Company. If shopping is your vice, then visit the local antique shops in the downtown area. Mimi’s on Main, Crossroads Antiques, and Conroe Central Market can fill the void. Before the show or after shopping be sure and check out the Red Brick Tavern or Conroe Coffee. Live music can be heard Fridays and Saturdays at the Corner Pub and the Red Brick Tavern. So much to do!


What about the Kids?

Kidzfest in April, The Summer Concert Series on Thursdays, the Conroe Catfish Festival in October, and The Conroe Christmaas Celebration are a few of the free events in the downtown area for families to enjoy. There are 2 parades-The Kiwanis Christmas Parade and the Go-Texan Parade sponsored by the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber.


And then there’s the Lake! Swim, boating, fishing, eating at the many abundant restaurants, and just having a good time.


Anything else we should know?

The Roads

Walden Road at Hwy 105 in Montgomery recently road added more lanes. Loop 336 from FM 2854 is 98% complete with a wider road. Interstate 45 from North Loop 336 exit to League Line Road will be widened for 6 miles. In The Woodlands lanes will be added from Kuykendahl to Crownridge and the fly-over road from Hwy 242 west to I-45 South has just opened! This will be a free toll road until July 6, 2015 when each way will be charged a $.50 fee with a pass.


And adjacent to Conroe is The Woodlands Mall and Market Street. Market Street has 70 unique boutique type stores and restaurants in an outdoor arena. The Woodlands Mall offers 160 stores and eateries in a 2 story structure. There is even a carousel in the food court for the kids.


It’s a great time to sell your home. Inventory remains low and people moving into the area have very few choices. Summer remains the peak time to sell or purchase a home and the transition is smoother.


New Developments

Excellent Ranked Schools



Road Improvements



So what are you waiting for?


Call Rafael Perez!


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