Porter is an unincorporated community in northeast Houston with a population of about 25,000. Named after one of Porter’s earliest residents, James Porter, the city was believed to be established in the early 1860s. At the time, Porter was largely known as a prime place to raise cattle and settle into a ranch style living. Just north of Kingwood, Porter is part of Montgomery County, which is served by the New Caney Independent School District, which includes eighteen schools on the elementary, middle and high school level combined. All NCISD schools met standards required to earn a seal of approval from the Texas Education Agency. Four campuses stood out by earning one or more distinction designations. Convenient access to downtown Houston makes Porter a great location for commuters.
Take the family out to eat at some of the local restaurants including La Casita Mexican Restaurant, Hofbrau Steaks, Pete's Burger Place and Hot Biscuit of Porter. In Porter, you can find Mexican cuisine, Chinese, American comfort food and more. Cool off in the summer with a frozen treat from Porter SnoBall and indulge in flavors like cherry, cotton candy, cream soda, watermelon, wedding cake and so much more!
Home to a number of businesses in Porter, manufacturing and tax preparation services are abundant here. Major employers for the area of Porter are mostly located in Kingwood. Nearby quality education options, such as Lone Star College Kingwood, offer a convenient place for students to attend school and further their careers.
In nearby New Caney, Lake Houston Wilderness Park is one of the places to enjoy outdoor activities, like overnight camping and backpacking. Lake Houston Wilderness Park encompasses about 4,800 acres of wooded parkland and is about 30 minutes north of downtown Houston off of Highway 59. You’ll drive your car on the bridge over Peach Creek before you begin your outdoor adventure. This park offers some amazing class options like insect exploration and information about snakes, turtles and amphibians.