The beautiful city of Conroe boasts its proximity to scenic Lake Conroe. Offering fresh water fishing, water sports, and beautiful green parks – not to mention terrific shopping opportunities – Lake Conroe is an ideal place to enjoy your retirement or a family vacation. With an estimated population of 47,042 in 2005, Conroe is continuing to grow and expand. Entrepreneurs both large and small tangibly contribute to the larger community, attracting more and more newcomers and visitors.
The city of Conroe is the county seat of Montgomery County, located within the Houston metropolitan area in the southeast portion of Texas. The largest city of 15 in the county, it is the center of activity 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.
Sitting at an altitude of 245 feet above sea level, Conroe is just southeast of the southern side of scenic Lake Conroe, and southwest of the eastern portion of beautiful and historic Sam Houston National Forest -- the famous Gulf of Mexico is due south of the city. The rolling hills of Conroe are covered with age-old pine trees, providing a crisp and beautiful environment in which to live. The city encompasses a total area of 37.9 square miles, 37.8 miles of land, and 0.2 miles of water.
Distance to 3 closest major cities
Houston is a mere 45-minute drive 41 miles south from Conroe. The capital of Texas, Austin, is 169 miles west. San Antonio is 230 miles southwest. In addition, the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is 201 miles northwest.
The city of Conroe is the area’s center for urban life. The weekday, daytime population increases by over 30% with workers from nearby cities and communities commuting into Conroe, and over 50% of the residents both live and work in Conroe. Major industries providing employment include the industries of education, health, and social services; retail trade; professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services; and construction.
There is a great variety of housing options available in Conroe and nearby Lake Conroe. Whether you are relocating yourself, your family, a business or simply looking for a vacation home – Conroe is a wonderful area to explore as it suits each of these unique needs. Housing options include apartments, modern condominiums, single or multi-family homes, luxurious estates, vacation homes of every size and shape, time shares and unique business locations and buildings for every type of industry.
Lake Conroe is by far the “place to be” for arts, culture, entertainment and pure enjoyment! With 22,000 acres of blue lake, and 157 miles of scenic shoreline, Lake Conroe is the perfect place to bring the family for a day, a weekend, a week, or a lifetime! Enjoy the water sports whether your interest lies in boating, canoeing, and jet skiing, or kayaking. Sit back and relax after casting your fishing line from the boat deck or the shoreline.
The Conroe Parks and Recreation Department offers 20 beautiful parks encompassing almost 340 acres of lush, green rolling hills, fragrant pine trees and wide, open spaces. Pack a lunch for the family and enjoy your meal in one of the parks picnic areas, pavilions or gazebos. On the other hand, stop by a conveniently located concession stand for a snack. Enjoy a day of sports whether your fancy is swimming, jogging, skating, tennis, basketball, volleyball, or baseball.
There are 25 nearby Activity Centers offering recreational activities for the entire family. Catch a show at the Heritage Place’s outdoor theater. Alternatively, host this year’s family reunion at Oscar Johnson Jr. Center, which has both large and small multi-purpose rooms, and an indoor swimming pool to boot! There are plenty of activities to participate in for kids and adults alike.
Conroe offers a whopping 61 area golf courses within a 20-mile radius -- each surrounded by fragrant pine trees, amidst green, rolling hills. Within the city, limits of Conroe there are 11 courses including favorites such as the Links at West Fork offering an 18-hole course featuring 6,900 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. In addition to the River Plantation Country Club offering a 9-hole course featuring 3,421 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36.
Located in downtown Conroe is the historic Crighton Theatre, offering performances from such entertainers as The Crighton Players, Sounds of Texas Music, and the Montgomery Performing Arts Society. Established in 1934, this venue has seen the best performances from the local talent for over 70 years.
Visit the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County and discover the county’s roots from different perspectives. The rich and detailed history of the county is fully documented down to the successful establishment of the first industries in the county. The lives of residents going back over 100 years are chronicled to satiate the historian’s interest. Housed in the historic Grogan / Cochran home, the museum is a unique venue to learn about the county’s heritage.
Head down to King’s Orchard, whose motto is “Pick your own where ‘fresh is best’”. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can find all the seasonal goodies and “pick your own”! From figs to pumpkins, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, there is plenty of fruit to choose from. There is even a multitude of fresh flowers to choose from. So pick up a basket, and head for the fields!
Explore the Sam Houston National Forest, one of 4 such preserved national treasures in the state of Texas. Re-discover the great outdoors by navigating the well-cared-for paths and trails. Breathe in the fresh air of the magnificent pine trees, and contemplate the breathtaking views in this beautiful and unique haven.
Interesting Facts/Historic Buildings and Places
Conroe is the county seat of Montgomery County, Texas.
A famous local landmark is the Joe Roughneck statue located in front of City Hall, built in commemoration of George William Strake, a Conroe resident and pioneer oilman and philanthropist.
Lake Conroe is 21 miles long and 6 miles at the widest part, with 22,000 acres of water – the deepest depth being 70 feet. There are 157 miles of shoreline bordering Lake Conroe.