Conroe is a charming city located some 40 miles north of Houston. It is named after Union cavalry officer turned lumberman Isaac Conroe, who built a sawmill there in 1881. Rich in natural resources, the city grew at a rapid pace as incoming residents flocked to Conroe to take advantage of lumber and oil reserves, and it once boasted the most millionaires per capita in the country. Today, this thriving city is home to more than 60,000 people, attracted to its prime location near Houston coupled with its leafy, suburban appeal.
Things to Do
This appeal includes many natural attractions. From golfing on world-class courses to hiking the Lone Star Trail, there is a wealth of things to do and see in Conroe. Much of the action is based around the 21,000-acre Lake Conroe, which boasts some of the best fishing in the area, as well as the adjacent Sam Houston National Forest, home to a variety of wildlife.
The lake itself provides outstanding opportunities for water sports like boating, water-skiing, swimming, and more. There are many more opportunities to get closer to nature in the city’s 24 parks spread over almost 400 acres of land.
The city also prides itself on a range of other attractions, with a historic downtown that houses antique malls, performance theaters, art galleries, numerous restaurants, local breweries, more than 100 churches and synagogues, and an array of year-round festivals and events. A strong and caring community, Conroe counts in the thousands the number of volunteers who actively support organizations like the Friends of Conroe, which is dedicated to serving the welfare and wellbeing of the city’s inhabitants.
Conroe Homes for Sale, Rentals and Houston Real Estate
A very attractive place to live with its business-friendly environment, natural surroundings, low crime rate and proximity to Houston, Conroe offers numerous appealing real estate options, from single-family homes to ranches and estate homes. Prime locations include affordable neighborhoods such as Rivershire, River Plantation, Panorama, Point Aquarius and Seven Coves, while more upscale and exclusive properties can be found in Bentwater, Wedgewood and Teaswood.
The picturesque Lake Conroe has a range of developments surrounding it, including April Sound, Walden, Del Lago, Seven Coves, Grand Harbor, Point Aquarius, and Corinthian Point. Meanwhile, The Woodlands planned community south of the lake offers families an attractive location coupled with excellent amenities.