Named for its founder, Pleasant S. Humble, who later served as Justice of the Peace, the city of Humble began as a crossroads community for settlers during the late 1800s. Humble became a boomtown with the discovery of oil, and was the largest producing field in Texas by 1905, giving rise to the Humble Oil & Refining Company, which later became known as Exxon Corporation. In later years, oil production declined and many residents returned to their agricultural roots, but Humble has continued to grow and evolve, and is now considered as the commercial, economic, and social hub of northeast Harris County.
Things to Do
Shoppers will find everything they need at Deerbrook Mall, which is classified as a super-regional mall. Located along the bustling retail and commercial corridor along US 59, the mall has four anchor stores: Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Sears, as well as more than 130 shops and dining establishments that include well-known brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, Barnes & Noble, Chipotle, Forever 21, GameStop, Gap, Palais Royal, Toys R Us, Vans, and more. In addition, Deerbrook Mall also has 24 movie screens managed by AMC Theatres.
The Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex houses a 40,000 sq. ft. covered expo building, an arena that seats about 5,000, a ballroom, and multipurpose rooms for venues and special events. The Humble ISD Rodeo, car andtruck shows, concerts, festivals, tournaments, fundraisers and banquets are usually held here.
Humble TX Homes for Sale, Rentals and Houston Real Estate
An abundance of single-family detached residences can be found in Humble, with townhouses and low-rise condominiums also offered in newer developments and high-density areas. Homes are located on tree-lined streets with landscaped yards and the occasional cul-de-sac, with mobile homes and sprawling estate properties in some areas. Those who want to build their very own custom home from scratch can do so, as there is plenty of vacant land and lots that are ideal for new construction. No matter your preference, there’s bound to be the right type of home waiting for you in Humble.