Conroe, about 45 minutes north of Houston, combines the urban amenities that residents desire with a residential, small town atmosphere. With plenty of nature, wineries, and performance and recreational venues in the immediate area, a Conroe apartment for rent is a great place for you and your family to settle down and establish your community.
Conroe was founded in the 1880s and boasted one of the area's most important rail lines. The town became an important hub for shipping lumber, cotton and bricks. However, it wasn't until after the Great Depression, when the oil industry in the area began to decline, that many Houston residents began migrating to Conroe, driving up the population and spurring the growth of new industries.
Today, Conroe's population surpasses 62,000, and residents living here will find that the city is economically vibrant and full of fun activities. Lake Conroe is one of the city's most popular landmarks, where, on any given day, you can find people boating, jet skiing, and fishing.
This city also offers plenty of plenty of cultural activities centering on music and the arts. During the spring and summer, residents can enjoy free outdoor concerts on the first Thursday of the month at Heritage Place. Music lovers can relax on picnic blankets and enjoy the sounds as they gaze at the stars. This park also features a pavilion, gazebo, picnic tables and ample green space for residents to take advantage of on sunny days.
The city makes an effort to support its local artists. The Linda Watson Gallery, Louis H. Wheeler Fine Art Gallery and Thomas Kinkade Gallery provide residents with an opportunity to appreciate the works of all of the talented artists in the area.
In terms of public transportation, Conroe is currently a primarily car-dependent city. However, the Greyhound Bus Line has a small station here, and the City of Conroe is launching a local bus service starting in the beginning of 2015.
If higher education opportunities are bringing you to Conroe, there are a number of colleges and universities in nearby Houston, including Rice University, the University of Houston and Texas Southern University.
The predominant employment sectors in Conroe are in the education, government, and healthcare sectors. Top employers include the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery County, and Conroe Regional Medical Center, among others.