Composed of wonderful communities spanning from Lake Conroe through Spring and Klein, all the way to Aldine, North Houston is a welcoming mix of charming houses surrounded by lush trees. Those seeking property just outside Houston with a woodsy, open-range lifestyle are guaranteed to find a home they love.
In the 1950s, the job market erupted in Houston with the oil and aerospace industries booming. Many families new to the area deliberately sought out northern parts of the city, assuming the heat and humidity would be milder. Once the 1970s came along, there was no slowing down, prompting the Wall Street Journal to laud the area as the most rapidly growing community in the U.S. Today, the population of North Houston continues to grow. Its roomy, wooded sprawl shows no signs of running out of room for new construction.
Most Conroe residents attend the Conroe Independent School District, while a small portion fall inside Willis ISD. Homes in Aldine are served by Aldine ISD, and most areas of Spring are zoned to Spring ISD. With several branches throughout North Houston, the Lone Star College System also serves 90,000 students annually. Alumni of North Houston schools include World Series MVP Josh Beckett, Olympic gold medalist Laura Wilkinson, and Academy Award-winning musician Ryan Bingham.
Outlets at Conroe
This premium outlet mall includes some of the top name brands like Nike, GUESS, and Levi, with plenty of other shops such as Famous Footwear and Kitchen Collection to round out an individual or family’s needs for a fashionable wardrobe and luxury home environment.
Grand Parkway Marketplace I & II
This massive pair of shopping centers are just south of the Grand Parkway in western Spring, north of Klein. Target, Academy, Hobby Lobby, and L.A. Fitness anchor the strip malls, while dining options range from Uncle Julio’s and Olive Garden to Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Located on Spring Creek Dr., Pundt makes for a perfect getaway year-round. Those who are adventurous can hike the unpaved trails or hop in the undesignated water for a swim. Several fishing lakes and a wide-open dog park round out the reasons that residents flock to this park.
Sam Houston National Forest
Just north of Lake Conroe, this national preserve features a ton of multi-use trails filled with extensive wildlife. Hunting, boating, and camping are dominant activities that make all 163,000 acres of Sam Houston National Forest such a popular destination.