Looking to Relocate to Lake Conroe?
If you are looking to move to the Houston and surrounding areas you might want to know what makes the Lake Conroe area one of the most desirable in the state. Its close proximity to some of the country’s premiere shopping, medical services, cultural attractions, and the Sam Houston National Forest with beautiful Lake Conroe make our area one of the most sought after locations in the south.
There are many reasons why people love Lake Conroe, but here are the Top 10
1. The Weather
The summer temps in August can reach into the 90’s but our spring, fall, and winter months are unbeatable. While much of the country in the north is shoveling snow, Lake Conroe residents can enjoy average winter temperatures in the 60’s and golf courses are open year around. For the fishing enthusiast, January has posted some of the largest stringers of bass ever weighed in and 5 fish in excess of 45 lbs have been caught and verified in area tournaments. The Fall and Spring months boast temperatures in the 70s to 80s making the area enjoyable for outdoor activities year around.
2. The Lake
We have an old saying “ If you’re lucky enough to live on the lake, then you’re lucky enough!!” residents living on lake Conroe can enjoy year around boating and can leave for one of the many restaurants right from their own backyard and dock. Businesses such as McDonalds, Starbucks Coffee, International House of Pancakes, Marble Slab Creamery, Sam Boats Seafood, County Line BBQ, Double Daves Pizza, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, CVS Pharmacy, Which Wich Sandwiches, El Dorado Jacks, Jack in the Box and many more are located right on the water and are accessible by boat. Whether you are fishing for Largemouth Bass, White Perch, Catfish or many other species you will enjoy some of the best fishing the state of Texas has to offer. If its water skiing, tubing, jet skiing or just cruising in a boat on Lake Conroe the lake is easy navigable.
3. Sam Houston National Forest
The Sam Houston National Forest is one of four national forests in the state of Texas and encompasses 163,037 acres surrounding Lake Conroe and the regions to the north. The three counties encompassing the forest have yielded evidence of human occupation dating back over 12,000 years. Several types of recreation can be enjoyed in the national forest including the Lone Star Hiking Trail – one of the most beautiful 40 mile stretches meandering through the creeks, and hills around beautiful Lake Conroe. Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, and many other activities can be enjoyed at many of the parks entrances and locations. To see more information about the park visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=30
If shopping is your pastime you will find some of the country’s best within a few miles of the lake. The Woodlands scenic waterway boasts hundreds of shops from national names to boutique stores and visitors can travel from store to store by water and the “water taxis” that carry shoppers from store to store. Within 30 miles of the area you can find The Galleria – one of the largest malls in the south as well as thousands of area shops throughout the Houston area.
5. Low Cost of Living
If you are planning on retiring in the Lake Conroe or North Houston area you will love the fact that housing costs, energy costs and the general cost of living is some of the lowest in the United States. Homes in gated communities with private dining, boat launches to Lake Conroe and numerous golf courses can be easily located in the low $100s. The lower cost of living means more money in your wallet for the "fun things in life."
6. Houston Jobs
Houston is a short drive from the lake and a burgeoning presence in the job market. Houston, The Woodlands and the Conroe area are consistently ranked among the top cites and areas for corporate relocations. Besides being a business friendly state with a low cost of living, the city of Houston is a center of industry in energy, medical, retail and information technology.
7. The Culture
Houston is a multicultural city with a thriving international community supported by the third largest concentration of consular offices in the United States, representing 77 countries Officially, Houston is nicknamed the "Space City" as it is home to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control Center is located. Because of this, "Houston" was the first word spoken on the moon. About 90 languages are frequently spoken in the Houston area. Houston has two Chinatowns—the original located in Downtown and the other along Bellaire Boulevard in the southwest area of the city. The city also has a Little Saigon in Midtown and Vietnamese businesses located in the southwest Houston Chinatown. There are many popular events held in the city celebrating cultures of Houstonians. The largest is the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo that is held over 20 days from late February through early March. The event begins with trail rides that originate from several points throughout the state, all of which convene at Reliant Park for a barbecue cook-off. The rodeo includes typical rodeo events, as well as concert performances from major artists and carnival rides. Other events held annually include the Houston Greek Festival and Houston International Festival.
8. The Schools
The Lake Conroe area is host to some of the most highly rated school districts in the state. The Montgomery Independent School District, the Willis Independent School District and the Conroe Independent School District have all reached exemplary status. The Montgomery County Community College also offers many two year degrees and is accredited classes by several neighboring universities such as Sam Houston State University, Baylor University, University of Texas, University of Houston, Rice University, and Texas A & M.
9. Medical Care and Facilities
Houston is home to some of the finest medical facilities in the world. The MD Anderson cancer center is consistently listed as one of the top leading cancer centers for research in the world. The University of Texas burn center in Galveston treats clients from around the globe as does the Texas Children’s Medical Hospital. Many of the area’s hospitals rank in the top 10% in the country in caner care, cardio vascular treatments, and child health issues. The Conroe Regional Hospital, St Luke’s Medical Center and Hermann Memorial Hospital are within just a few miles of the Lake Conroe area and are staffed by some of the top physicians in the country that have treated everyone from state dignitaries to former U.S. Presidents.
10. Sports and Events
Houston has no shortage of events and professional and college sports teams in the area. The University of Houston, Rice University, Texas A&M, Sam Houston State along with the Houston Texans, Houston rockets, Houston Dynamo, and Houston Astro’s host sporting events nearly year around in the city. The venues are less than an hours drive from anywhere on the lake. Seasonal events such as the Conroe Catfish Festival, The Summer Music Concert Series, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo yield thousands of visitors each year and the 4th of July fireworks display over Lake Conroe is spectacular. Come anchor your boat between the shores of Walden on lake Conroe and Bentwater to see fireworks from all directions over the waters of Lake Conroe!