Magnolia is located about 45 miles northwest of Houston and only 25 miles southwest of Conroe. It’s a relatively small town, but growing rapidly due to the expanse of the Houston Metroplex. It’s also near Tomball and The Woodlands where there is plenty of shopping, upscale restaurants, and hospitals. The city was settled in the late 1840’s with the influx of the lumber industry.
In 2010, the population was only 1,393, but has been experiencing a steady growth since that time. The small town atmosphere is attracting families, plus being located near Lake Conroe is an added bonus. Magnolia is home to the Lone Pint Brewery, known for its great selection of beers and its own special Yellow Rose.
The Magnolia Independence School District has a total of 16 schools within its perameter. There are three excellent high schools, ALPHA Academy, Magnolia High School, and Magnolia West High School, being the newest high school. The highly acclaimed district has the distinction of having the second fastest growth rate of enrollment in the state. There are also several new elementary schools already built or under construction to meet the growth of the district.
Magnolia is also near one of the most popular festivals in Texas, The Texas Renaissance Festival, which begins in early October and ends in late November. For eight weekends, the festival features over 400 shops, with live demonstrations of glass blowing, pottery making, and blacksmithing. There are jousting matches, jugglers, musicians, acrobats, dancers, and fortune tellers, all for your entertainment. There’s also an abundance of turkey legs and other food to whet your appetite. Many come every year as it’s fun for everyone.
With the growth of the area, there is plenty of new construction. Thousand Oaks is one of the newer Master Planned residential gated communities offering amenities such as two pools, two lakes and several smaller ponds, an equestrian center, with parks and trails. Many of the lots are one acre or more.