Located in Harris County, Tomball is named after congressman Thomas Ball who played a major role in the development of the Port of Houston. With an estimated population of more than 11,600, this charming small town offers easy access to Houston and the surrounding area via the Grand Parkway, as well as Highways 290 and 249. Tomball students are likely to attend Tomball Independent School District with over 20 schools.
Tomball has a large job market in manufacturing, education and medical services. Tomball’s major employers include Hewlett Packard, Tomball ISD, Tomball Regional Medical Center, Lone Star College and Baker Hughes.
Lone Star College is located here in Tomball where almost 9,000 students attend to further their education in subjects like energy, construction, digital technology, science, arts and more. Lone Star College helps provide students with the tools they need to progress in their careers.
Historic Downtown Tomball features quaint mom and pop restaurants, unique shops, art galleries and more. Tomball can be your go-to spot when it comes to searching for vintage finds. With shops like Antiques Galore & More, The Browsery Antiques and Elite Antiques & Books, you are sure to find just what you’re looking for. Discover life in the 1800s and make a trip to the Tomball Museum Center on Pine Street, where items like town artifacts and machinery are on display. Another place to visit for a little bit of Tomball history is the Railroad Depot on South Elm where weekly events take place.
Aside from shopping and dining, residents of Tomball enjoy the many outdoor activities, including visits to Burroughs Park, Spring Creek Park and Tupelo Park for fishing, camping, hiking and more. At the Theis Attaway Nature Preserve, visitors can enjoy a gorgeous amphitheater, pond and wide walking trails.