Conroe is the seat of Montgomery County and is less than an hour north of Houston. It’s a great place to live where you can enjoy the feel of a smaller town, yet be near all the amenities of a large city. Conroe was founded with the sawmill industry in 1881, because of its proximity to the Piney Woods. With the construction of Interstate 45 connecting it with Houston, the city began to grow and prosper.
The city's approximate population of 61,533 in 2012 continues to grow as it is part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. One of its main attractions is the 22,000 acre recreational lake. It is an ideal spot for those who enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and kayaking. Sam Houston National Forest is also nearby where those who enjoy the outdoors will love the Lone Star Hiking Trail. It’s a 129-mile long hiking trail and is the longest continuous trail in Texas. There are several first-class golf courses in the area, as well as its Historic Downtown with antique shops and fine restaurants.
The Conroe Independent School District continues to be one of the most highly rated school districts in Texas and is committed to excellence. Four of Conroe’s elementary schools were recognized as receiving high academic achievements: Deretchin Elementary, Anderson Elementary, Buckalew Elementary, and Collins Intermediate.
Conroe is only about 35 minutes from Houston Intercontinental Airport, which makes it an attractive place to live for those who enjoy traveling for pleasure or business. With the new leg of the Grand Parkway recently opening, more growth is coming to the area, including major shopping centers, hospitals, and new home construction.
Living on the shores of Lake Conroe is highly desirable for many who live in the area. There are several gated communities where you’ll find large estate homes, condominiums, or townhomes with amenities such as marinas, restaurants, and shopping. Prices vary from the mid-200,000’s to well over $1,000,000, depending on size and location.