In the east part of Texas, just 40 miles from Houston, lies the lovely city of Conroe. It is medium-sized, and has all of the amenities that one would hope for. Homes here are average sized, and most are traditionally styled. Wide front porches, dormered roofs and shady lots are the norm here.
Conroe neighborhoods vary from the historical downtown, to the newly constructed housing developments, as well as the many rural areas on the outskirts, where one can enjoy the country lifestyle. The housing market has increased in activity dramatically since 2011. Many new homes have been built to supply the increase in demand. Public education here is excellent, and there are also several private schools to choose from. Conroe attracts new residents who have a love of the outdoors and enjoy a vibrant community built on old-fashioned family values. For golfers, there are 8 public courses and 3 private ones. For water enthusiasts, nearby Lake Conroe offers year-round boating, fishing and family fun. For fans of art and music, there are two historic theatres, two outdoor musical venues, and many downtown are galleries. Anyone with a love of the Old West would feel at home in Conroe. Texan pride is on display at the many civic festivals that take place throughout the year.
Not surprisingly, construction is the leading industry in Conroe. With so many new homes being built, there is plenty of work for carpenters and other tradespeople. The largest single employer is the Conroe Independent School District, which employs more than 6,000 people. The county government and the hospital are also big employers. There are many small businesses that cater to the tourism industry as well, such as resorts, expert guides, restaurants and transportation. With Houston less than an hour away, commuting to the big city for work is an option. The public transit system has been recently improved, and provides service around the city, plus connections to the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority.