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Approximately 63,000 people live in family-friendly Conroe's 37.8 square miles, and the population has increased by more than 70 percent since the year 2000. For more than 100 years, the city has ranked as the largest in Montgomery County, Texas. New residents are drawn by a number of factors, including a daily cost of living that ranks well below the national average, good schools, an ethnically diverse community and a stable local economy with low unemployment rates. The area also has abundant restaurants, stores and shopping centers. Downtown Conroe features an historic district that honors the city's past as both an oil boom town and a timber boom town. Downtown also features antique stores, pubs, cafes, three art galleries and two performing arts theaters.



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Situated roughly 40 miles north of Houston and just seven miles southeast of Lake Conroe, Conroe, Texas, is a mid-size city that combines easy access to a large urban area with a multitude of outdoor recreational activities. With its mixture of newer and older single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums situated in comfortable neighborhoods, Conroe appeals to a broad range of people who want to keep their finger on the pulse of big-city life while retaining a touch of small-town closeness.
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