When you combine small-town living with all the advantages of an urban community, you get charming cities like Magnolia. Found within the Houston metropolitan area, the Greater Magnolia region continues fulfilling its comprehensive plan for a higher and higher quality of life among residents.
Originally named Mink’s Prairie by one of the early settlers, the name was later changed to Magnolia due to the many magnolia trees growing in the area. During the 1940s, a nearby oilfield drew workers who bolstered the population. By the 1960s, the railroad line running through town was operated by Missouri Pacific, leading to the city’s incorporation in 1968.
Residents of Magnolia are zoned to the Magnolia Independent School District, which consists of Magnolia Elementary, Bear Branch Elementary, Magnolia 6th Grade Campus, Magnolia Junior High, Magnolia High School, and Magnolia West High School. Alumni include red-hot baseball prospects Jordan Groshans (Toronto Bluejays) and Trevor Stephans (New York Yankees).
The Market at 1488
Built on FM 1488 & FM 2978, this premier shopping center for residents of Greater Magnolia offers a Kroger Signature and Fuel Center, Bank of America, UPS Store, Lonestar Taco, and many more points of interest for those who live in the area.
Directly across the street from The Market at 1488 is Westwood Village, a master-planned hub of standouts such as Target, Starbucks, Gold’s Gym, Chick-fil-A, and multiple other businesses to help you fulfill your family’s daily errands with absolute ease.
More than just a great name, Unity Park is an award-winning assembly point for members of the community. A well-known path known as “The Stroll” connects the park to the heart of downtown, where residents can browse at local businesses.
The Magnolia Stroll is a charming tree-shaded half-mile pedestrian walkway connecting Magnolia Sixth Grade Campus at the south end to Sullivan Park, a newly refurbished park, and Farmers Market to the north. Serving as a pathway for a leisurely walk or a brisk jog offering opportunities for walkers to exchange a morning “hello” while they move about The Stroll, it features things such as beautiful street arbors, seating walls, public art locations, and rest areas suiting Magnolia’s character and settings.