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Conroe is named after Isaac Conroe, a Southern Cavalry officer who founded a sawmill there in 1881. The lumber and oil industry contributed to Conroe’s early wealth. Conroe was originally named “Conroe’s Switch”, the area saw an influx of residents in the late 19th century due to the lumber demands on the piney wood forest of the area.
The city boasted more millionaires’ per capita than any other US city during the 1930’s due to oil profits. Elvis Presley even found himself in Conroe performing at the High School football field in 1955.
With the construction on Interstate 45, many communities began to settle and form around the Conroe area. Within the first decade of the 21st century the city attracted a great deal of new residents from the Houston area.
On the 22,000 acres of Lake Conroe there is something for everyone! Lake Conroe attracts water enthusiasts of all kinds. If you and your family would like to enjoy other activities outside of the water you can hike, bike, bird watch, or horseback ride in Sam Houston National Forest located in Conroe.
Neighborhoods in Conroe
Graystone Hills is named after its rolling hills and is one of the newest master-planned communities offering new homes in Conroe. Graystone Hills is a 331-acre development enhanced by its rolling hills. Enjoy the outdoors with greenbelt trails, community parks, nature preserve and new recreation center with a resort-style swimming pool. Graystone Hills is also just minutes from the Sam Houston National Forest.
Crighton Woods is a beautiful community that is tucked away in a lovely wooded environment with privacy and relaxation. You and your family will enjoy the great outdoors of this community. Crighton Woods is located just moments away from medical facilities, shopping, recreation, schools and entertainment. Enjoy a walk through the walking trails and take the kids to the playground. Pupils of Crighton Woods attend the highly acclaimed Conroe I.S.D.