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Overview of Tomball

Situated along State Highway 249, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Houston, Tomball is a suburb located in Harris County. Residents in Tomball enjoy the simple things in life. Even as the town continues to grow, it remains small, with quaint historical buildings and farmhouses. There are many opportunities for cultural, recreational and sports activities in and just outside of Tomball.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, over the past two decades, the population has gone through a significant growth. Just more than 6,350 residents lived in Tomball in 1990, but today more than 10,900 people reside in city.

Living in Tomball, TX

The history of Tomball began nearly a century ago when it was first known as a railroad and farming town. Early settlers came to the area because it has open, fertile soil ideal for raising cattle and farming. In 1907, the area began to boom because railroad engineers pegged the area to be a perfect destination for a train stop between flat plains and low hills. In later years, the community grew as a hub for the oil industry. One major event in Tomball's oil history was the founding of the Humble Oil & Refining Co. in 1933. Tomball was a center for railroad transportation of agricultural products after state Senator Thomas Henry Ball established the town as a vital resource for transporting goods. The town was later named after him, as he played a major role in developing the area.

Tomball Work and Study

There are many opportunities for employment in Tomball because the city is so close to Houston. Also, some of the top employers within the city limits include Hewlett Packard, Tomball Regional Medical Center, the Tomball campus of Lone Star College and Baker Hughes.

Many apartments for rent in Tomball are occupied by students attending school at the Lone Star College, the second largest community college in Texas. The college is a member of the Lone Star College System, and it has the largest Cisco Regional Training Academy in the state and a highly rated computer information technology program.

Rentals in Tomball, TX and Cost of Living

Living in Tomball is fairly inexpensive compared to the rest of the country. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 5 points lower than the national average, food is 15 points lower and utilities are 6 points lower. Residents of Tomball experience a high quality of life, making it a great place to live with low prices of living.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average cost of apartments in Tomball is $860.

Tomball Attractions and Special Events

One of the most beloved annual events in Tomball is the German Festival and Christmas Market. The large event features roughly 150 street vendors that line the streets, arts and crafts, Christmas items, music stages and much more.

There are many other festivals in Houston that residents of Tomball get to enjoy, like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston Hot Sauce Festival, Texas Renaissance Festival, Houston Marathon and Houston International Festival.

Burroughs Park is a 330-acre recreational area beloved by many in the town. This park is designed for everyone to enjoy, and The Playground For All Children meets the standards for disabled children to play as well. Residents can stroll down the pathways and play in lighted and unlighted ballfields or enjoy the lake, pavilion, picnic areas and concession stands.

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Avenues at Northpointe - Tomball, TX 77377
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Tomball, TX 77377

$1099 - $1839

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oaks At Northpointe - Tomball, TX 77377
25

Tomball, TX 77377

$825 - $1550

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Augusta Meadows - Tomball, TX 77375
12

Tomball, TX 77375

$872 - $1210

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tomball, TX (Creekside Park)


$872 - $1210

264 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oak Bend Place - Tomball, TX 77375
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Tomball, TX 77375

$875 - $1025

2 Beds 1 Bath

The Preserve at Spring Creek - Tomball, TX 77375
10

Tomball, TX 77375

$950 - $2070

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tomball, TX (Creekside Park)


$950 - $2070

380 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Willow Creek Apartments - Tomball, TX 77375
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Tomball, TX 77375

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dartford Square - Tomball, TX 77375
13

Tomball, TX 77375

$999 - $1330

2-4 Beds 2 Baths

Marymont Apartments - Tomball, TX 77375
15

Tomball, TX 77375

$800 - $1785

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood - Tomball, TX 77377
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Tomball, TX 77377

$699 - $1150

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tomball, TX


$699 - $1150

256 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Camden Northpointe - Tomball, TX 77377
20

Tomball, TX 77377

$1029 - $1879

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bridgewater - Tomball, TX 77375
14

Tomball, TX 77375

$760 - $1000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tomball, TX


$760 - $1000

206 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Grand Estates Woodland - Magnolia, TX 77354
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Magnolia, TX 77354

$887 - $3224

1-4 Beds 1-4 Baths

The Woodlands Lodge - The Woodlands, TX 77380
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The Woodlands, TX 77380

$1106 - $2366

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Woodlands, TX (Grogan's Mill)


$1106 - $2366

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mansions on the Park - Magnolia, TX 77354
38

Magnolia, TX 77354

$791 - $4116

0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

The Millennium Waterway - The Woodlands, TX 77380
27

The Woodlands, TX 77380

$1230 - $3155

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Woodlands, TX (Grogan's Mill)


$1230 - $3155

393 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Modera Spring Town Center - Spring, TX 77389
27

Spring, TX 77389

$970 - $2009

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Spring, TX (Creekside Park)


$970 - $2009

396 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Raveneaux - Houston, TX 77069
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Houston, TX 77069

$920 - $1860

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX


$920 - $1860

382 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waterford Springs - Spring, TX 77389
17

Spring, TX 77389

$961 - $2075

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Spring, TX (Creekside Park)


$961 - $2075

308 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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