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The historic city of Montgomery, with an estimated population of 538 in 2005, has much to offer new residents and visitors alike. Its long history and rich culture is evident in the well-preserved 19th century historic Downtown District. A great town to shop in, you will discover great finds from that 1 antique piece you have searched high and low for in order to complete your collection, to the latest styles in clothing. Montgomery is a great place to escape all of your worries, whether it is a day at 1 of the nearby golf courses or an afternoon of fishing on scenic Lake Conroe.
The city of Montgomery is located in Montgomery County within the Houston metropolitan area in the southeast portion of Texas. It is one of 15 cities and towns in the county. Adjacent counties include Walker County to the north, San Jacinto County to the northeast, Liberty County to the east, Harris County to the south, Waller County to the west and Grimes County to the northwest.
The beautiful city of Montgomery is located south of the western portion of beautiful and historic Sam Houston National Forest, and just west of the southern side of scenic Lake Conroe, with the famous Gulf of Mexico due south of the city. The refreshing marine air caresses the lush, green rolling hills of Montgomery, encompassing 4.6 square miles, 4.5 miles of land and 0.1 miles of water. The city sits at an altitude of 211 feet above sea level.
Distance to 3 closest major cities
Houston is a leisurely 1-hour`s drive southwest from Montgomery, traveling a distance of 55 miles. The capital of Texas, Austin, is 160 miles west. San Antonio is 231 miles southwest. In addition, the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is 207 miles northwest.
The residents of Montgomery capitalize on their proximity to Conroe, The Woodlands, and Houston. Prominent industries providing employment to the Montgomery residents largely include construction; arts, entertainment and tourism; education, health and social services; and manufacturing. Particularly noteworthy is the growth and expansion land development in Montgomery has seen in recent times.
Montgomery is an ideal place to relocate whether your intention is to raise a family, enjoy your retirement, or establish a business. The growing attraction of this homey small-town feeling city has started to interest land developers who have unveiled a plan to develop over 2,000 new homes and business over the next few years. Montgomery prides itself on its outstanding educational and health care systems, and welcomes the influx of new residents and entrepreneurs.
The Montgomery County Parks Department has established 17 beautiful parks each offering unique and complimentary amenities. Pay your respects to the veterans of war at the historic Montgomery County War Memorial Park, dedicated in memory of those who have served our country on April 26, 1976 by President Gerald Ford. Enjoy a day of America`s favorite pastime at the Ipes Road Sports Park where there are three baseball fields and two softball fields. Alternatively, learn how to ride a horse at the Magnolia Horse Arena. Stroll through scenic Mussel Pond Preserve, a 22-acre conservation easement recently opened to the public.
In addition to the lush, green parks, there are 16 community centers in Montgomery County serving the needs of residents and visitors alike. Divided into 4 precincts, there is a community center convenient to any location in the county. Take advantage of such amenities as competitive sports programs, organized group activities, and numerous educational classes. Look forward to dance socials and bingo nights. The friendly people and welcoming atmosphere provide a great opportunity to get to know your neighbor.
Enjoy a day at nearby 22,000-acre Lake Conroe offering scenic lakeside views and water sports galore. Rent a boat and spend a day on the lake fishing, or take a leisurely tour of the lake on the Southern Empress paddlewheel riverboat. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy lunch at Lake Conroe Park offering such amenities as picnic tables, grills, and covered pavilions.
Montgomery offers 31 area golf courses surrounded by fragrant pine trees, amidst green, rolling hills. There are 13 courses within the Montgomery city limits itself, including the awarding winning Walden Golf and Country Club offering a challenging 18-hole course featuring 6,765 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
The city of Montgomery is always celebrating the people, the culture, and the life they are so proud of. Many events are hosted throughout the year accentuating particular areas of interest. For instance, the Historic Wine and Food Trail celebrates the wide variety of Texas wine and food locally produced. There are judged contests, lively music, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and more.
Come and experience the local Farmer`s Market, where every first Saturday of the month (with the exceptions of August and December), local farmers gather up their harvest and display them for onlookers and shoppers alike. Fresh fruits and vegetables, organic meats, fresh dairy products are proudly exhibited and offered to the interested shopper.
Visit the N.H. David Pioneer Complex and Museum, proudly displaying a plethora of historic items from Montgomery�`s long history. Originally built in 1831, the log home used to house the museum is an historic landmark in and of itself.
Take a tour through The Bells of Montgomery, a beautiful chapel built in 1908 and often used for weddings. Located in the historic district of Montgomery, the chapel features brilliant stained glass windows and fine detail throughout the chapel`s construction to match. Their motto says it all: The Most Beautiful Historic Wedding Chapel in the State of Texas.
Interesting Facts/Historic Buildings and Places
Montgomery is the third oldest town in Texas.
Montgomery is the birthplace of the Texas state flag, also known as the Lone Star flag.
The Bluebonnet, Texas` state flower, is sprinkled all over the city of Montgomery.
Prior to 1889, Montgomery served as the Montgomery County seat.
Facts About Lake Conroe
Lake Conroe is Houston`s most popular playground.
Lake Conroe is a man made lake that is approximately 1 hour north of downtown Houston and only about 30 minutes from The Woodlands.
It offers a large variety of recreation as well as being the reserve drinking water supply for the City of Houston.
Construction started in January, 1970 and was completed in January, 1973 but took until October of that year to fill up.
The cost to build the lake was approximately $30,000,000.
Lake Conroe is 21 miles in length and covers 21,000 surface acres. The average depth is 20 feet but gets to approximately 4 to 5 feet on average around the bulkhead.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife has stocked the lake with several different kinds of fish including Bass, Hybrid Bass, and Crappie.
Lake Conroe is rich in history but filled with modern facilities and attractions such as boating, fishing, hunting, golfing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing and anything else that you may choose to do. Luxurious waterfront communities, hotels, condominiums, restaraunts, bars, rv parks, valet boat launches, and marinas line the shores of this exceptional lake.
Enjoy the lifestyle Lake Conroe has to offer year round at Lake Conroe Park. This 17 acre public park on the shores of Lake Conroe is perfect for day outings, family picnics, fishing, and swimming. Or take a sightseeing cruise on the Southern Empress, and authentic stern-wheel paddleboat that is available for dinner, or sightseeing cruises as well as private funtions. Shopping is also plentiful at the Conroe Outlet Mall which offers over 70 designer outlet stores with the top names in fashion at incredible savings.
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