Conroe

If you’re looking for a suburban oasis that offers outdoor adventure, lakeside living and the thrills of downtown living all rolled into one, Conroe is the place to be. Surrounded by beautiful pine trees and the most serene bodies of water, Conroe is bordered by the Sam Houston National Forest, the W.G. Jones State Forest and the 22,000-acre Lake Conroe. Conveniently located near I-45, Conroe is approximately 40 miles north of Houston and about a 15 minute drive to The Woodlands, making it a very good option for those who work in The Woodlands and desire a short commute. 

According to the 2021 United States Census, Conroe has a population of approximately 94,400 residents. Designated as one of Texas’ fastest growing cities, Conroe is a well-rounded community that’s equally perfect for singles, couples or families looking to put down roots. There’s a ton of development happening in Conroe, so if you’re looking to buy a new home versus a resale property, there are several new construction neighborhoods in Conroe to consider!

 

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Things to Do in Conroe, TX

Heavily steeped in Texas heritage and traditions, Historic Downtown Conroe evokes its oil and lumber origins while delivering all the fun activities of modern-day culture. From antique shopping and gallery exhibitions at the Conroe Art League to hip new breweries and live performances at the Crighton Theatre, there’s a good variety of things to do in downtown Conroe. 

The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County is a much beloved haven for history buffs and anyone wanting to learn more about the rich history of Montgomery County. Residents also love the annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival in October, a three-day festival that features food trucks, rides for kids, live art and musical performances. Conroe is a big destination for live music which earned it the title “Music Friendly Community” by the state of Texas. During April through September, the free Thursday Concert Series at Heritage Place attracts music lovers from all over. Main Street Market is a year-round farmers and artisans market that happens every Saturday from 10am–2pm in downtown Conroe. 

Lake Conroe is regarded as the best boating and fishing lake in Houston, so it’s a major destination for a number of water activities and sports including kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding. The beaches, barbecue pits and picnic areas at Lake Conroe always make for a peaceful, fun-filled day in the sun.1097 Watersports is a great place to rent a pontoon boat or jet ski for an adventurous day out on the lake. Lake Conroe Park is also a fan favorite, with swimming pools, a fishing pier and volleyball courts that all sit on 13 acres of land. Big Margaritaville is another super popular tourist attraction (and wonderful Houston staycation idea) that straddles the border between Montgomery and Lake Conroe. If you’re looking to get out on the green, the Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club and Panorama Golf Club are popular destinations for golf lovers. 

Restaurants in Conroe, TX 

Here’s a quick roundup of some of the best restaurants in Conroe, TX: 

Conroe, TX Schools

The Conroe Independent School District (Conroe ISD) is a highly rated PK-12 public school district that serves all children living in the Conroe community. For more in-depth information on this school district, visit Niche.com and GreatSchools.org.  

Conroe, TX Real Estate Insights 

Homes for sale in Conroe, TX can range anywhere from $100K to $2M. Within the past 12 months, the median sales price of houses in Conroe was $378,054 with an average price per square foot of $166.72. Montgomery County is one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., so any real estate purchases made here are a great investment. 

If you’re looking for new construction homes, Grand Central Park, Woodland Hills and Fosters Ridge (near Magnolia) are just a few lovely master-planned communities in the Conroe area. If you’re interested in lake houses and waterfront homes for sale on Lake Conroe, Bentwater, Walden and April Sound are incredible gated communities with panoramic views of gorgeous Lake Conroe. Popular architectural designs in Conroe, TX include traditional homes and farmhouse style homes. 

What Is Conroe, TX known for? 

Conroe is affectionately known as the “Miracle City” for its legacy as one of the richest oil fields in America during the Great Depression. Conroe is also the hometown of notable talents in the sports and entertainment industry, including “Man in a Suitcase” star Richard Bradford, Netflix’s “Outer Banks” actor Jonathan Daviss and Olympic BMX legend Kyle Bennett.

 

For more information on the city of Conroe, please check out the official website!
 
 
 

Overview for Conroe, TX

87,930 people live in Conroe, where the median age is 32.9 and the average individual income is $34,843. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

87,930

Total Population

32.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$34,843

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Conroe, TX

Conroe has 32,775 households, with an average household size of 2.64. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Conroe do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 87,930 people call Conroe home. The population density is 1,221.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

87,930

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.9

Median Age

50.41 / 49.59%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
32,775

Total Households

2.64

Average Household Size

$34,843

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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Around Conroe, TX

There's plenty to do around Conroe, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
34
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bartletts Distillery, The Table at Madeley, and Sweets To Dream On.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.33 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.3 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.47 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.66 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.21 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.61 miles 27 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Schools in Conroe, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Conroe. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Anderson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
Armstrong Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
Patterson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Robert P Brabham Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Runyan Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Wilkinson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Grand Oaks High School
PUBLIC
9th - 11th
No rating available
Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program
PUBLIC
11th - 11th
No rating available
Turner Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Houston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Giesinger Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Montgomery County J J A E P
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Calvary Baptist School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Sacred Heart Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lifestyle Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
Hauke Alter Educational
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Travis Intermediate
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
W Lloyd Meador Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Juvenile Detention Center
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Grace Crossing Academy
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
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