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The City of Tomball: Overview
No matter where in town you live, you'll enjoy easy access to the parks that sit in the center of town. Tomball's western border is formed by the highway, so living along that stretch is a little busier than living further into town. Heading east along one of the town's main roads, residents can find several parks and a little league field where locals spend their days. Almost the entire area stays true to its rural location, with plenty of tree-covered streets. The Woodlands Mall is a draw for shopping and eating, and you can spend a weekend camping at Sam Houston National Forest.
A weekend evening in the neighborhood will usually be spent along Highway 249 or Main Street. The restaurants along the highway tend to be mostly fast food and fast casual dining. Along Main Street, there are Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and BBQ restaurants that stand out from the chain restaurants found along the highway. Residents will find several local saloons, pubs, and bars that make for a relaxing evening on the weekend. Locals also have access to the town's movie theater close to Highway 249.
True to its rural roots, Tomball boasts lots of chances to get outside and enjoy nature. Residents can head to Spring Creek Park, where they can enjoy daytime camping. Sports-minded locals can hit the tennis courts or just go for a run on the jogging trails. For those who want to go fishing, the Theis Attaway Nature Center features a fishing pond to go with its many walking trails and picnic areas.
Unfortunately, the town of Tomball isn't connected to Houston's transit network. This makes it a suburb where you will need to own a car if you want to travel into the city. Tomball connects to Houston via TX-249 and while the commute is a bit of a trek, living in Tomball means you avoid chaotic city traffic. Tomball's small neighborhoods offer plenty of opportunities to amble down residential streets, but heading downtown is better done by car. Local amenities tend to be clustered along Main Street where you can find several stores, restaurants, and even an art gallery that you can walk between.