Conroe, TX
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Conroe is best known for its access to the outdoors. The city is located next to the Sam Houston National Forest and the W. Goodrich Jones State Forest, and residents take advantage of the many water sports and activities on Lake Conroe, like boating and fishing. Many Houstonians flock to Conroe for weekend fun and summer getaways, and Lake Livingston and Lake Houston are also only a short drive from Conroe.

Cost of Living

Conroe’s cost of living is slightly lower than the national average and most of Houston, and Conroe tends to be more affordable than neighboring areas like The Woodlands. Property taxes here are below the national average, and residents have access to the many amenities and activities that the city, surrounding lakes and parks provide.

Transportation

Conroe is conveniently located along the Interstate 45 corridor, making for a straight commute into downtown Houston or a short commute to nearby Woodlands. An hour-and-a-half drive on I-45 will have you at Galveston Island in no time, and Conroe is home to the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport and about 30 minutes from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Schools

Education is a priority for the Conroe community, which has its own award-winning school district, the Conroe Independent School District. Conroe ISD is one of Texas’ fastest-growing school districts, and the Conroe ISD serves most areas of Conroe. The city is also home to a handful of private schools, and the area’s Lone Star College System is the second-largest community college system of its kind and offers excellent higher education. Conroe is also within commuting distance of downtown Houston universities like Rice University, University of Houston, and the Texas Medical Center.

Attractions

Conroe has something for everyone, from outdoor recreation to shopping and nightlife. Nearby parks and woods provide hiking and biking trails, and Lake Conroe offers boating, fishing, water sports, and a handful of lakeside restaurants. Conroe is also home to breweries, wineries, dining, and shopping, and the city hosts concerts and seasonal community events throughout the year, like family campouts and outdoor movies. The annual Conroe Catfish Festival is a community favorite, held in October in downtown Conroe with live music, food vendors, kids’ activities and entertainment for all ages.

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