Conroe, located 40 minutes north of Downtown Houston
, is the fastest growing city in America, according to the U.S. Census, thanks in part to the large influx of large employers like Exxon Mobil and Memorial Hermann. Rich with history, Conroe is home to historical sites and parks. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the natural beauty of the Conroe area.
Conroe is a home to multiple venues for the arts. Currently, the oldest art venue is the Crighton Theatre, which opened on November 26, 1935. Renovated in 1979, the theater now hosts live productions. The Conroe Founder’s Plaza hosts multiple festivals throughout the year including the annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival, as well as live musical performances, arts and craft vendors and carnivals. In addition, the city of Conroe also supports several art organizations, including the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance. Several smaller groups fall under this umbrella such as the Conroe Symphony, the Conroe Art League and the Montgomery County Choral Society.
The city of Conroe contains several beautiful parks, each containing a rich history of the area. The Heritage Museum is located in Candy Cane Park and holds artifacts connected to the early settlers of Montgomery County. Lake Conroe is located northwest of downtown Conroe and is popular for activities such as boating and fishing.
Almost all areas of Conroe fall within the Conroe Independent School District, with a small northern section of Conroe within the Willis Independent School District. The public library operating in Conroe is a main branch of the Montgomery County Memorial Library System.
There are several restaurants in Conroe that have grown in popularity as the city has grown. Highly rated restaurants include Vero Italian Kitchen, Joe’s Italian Restaurant, The Toasted Yolk Cafe, Red Brick Tavern, Rana’s Mexican Grill, Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish, Dosirak Korean Cafe, McKenzie’s Barbeque, Mama Juanita’s Mexican Restaurant, Vernon’s Kuntry Bar-B-Que, El Bosque Mexican Restaurant & Patio, Burger Fresh, Buldogies, Zazza Pizza Cafe and 105 Cafe.