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A Guide to Living in Conroe

The seat of Montgomery County and part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan area, Conroe is approximately 40 miles north of Houston. According to the United States Census Bureau, Conroe has a total area of 37.9 square miles and a population of 58,973, a rise from 36,811 in 2000. For a brief period during the 1930s, an oil boom gave Conroe the distinction of housing more millionaires per capita than any other city in the United States.

Major Attractions

Roughly seven miles northwest of the city lies Lake Conroe, which hosts several cultural events, festivals and water-related activities throughout the year.

Conroe also boasts the historic Crighton Theatre, built in 1934 and host to performances by the Christian Youth Theatre, The Sounds of Texas Music Series, The Montgomery County Performing Arts Society and Stage-Right Productions. Productions at the Crighton Theatre are partially funded by a grant from the Conroe Commission on Arts & Culture.

Seven Acre Wood, a complex housing horseshoe and sand volleyball courts, a western play town, play fort, miniature golf course, petting zoo, sandbox, zip-line and sizable playground is another popular attraction for families in the Conroe area, with rental space available for private events.

The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County features an array of exhibits depicting the birth and growth of Montgomery County, including the impact of the oil and lumber industries and housed within a historic structure, the Grogan/Cochran home built in 1924.


While Exxon briefly considered consolidating employee operations to a site in Conroe, the collapse of the local oil-based economy led them to rethink that decision. As a result, the top employers in Conroe as reported by Conroe’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report are the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery County and National Oilwell Varco/ Texas Oil Tools.

Conroe Regional Medical Center is a major employer in the Conroe area, with full Woman’s Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute and Pediatric Care services. Located at 504 Medical Center Boulevard in Conroe, the large campus hosts a variety of medical facilities and physician’s offices.

A major provider of milk products, Borden Dairy is another of Conroe’s front-runners in the field of employment and industry.

Capro, Incorporated, a manufacturer and supplier of wholesale automotive parts, employs a significant number of Conroe resident and is located at 300 South Cochran Street in nearby Willis, Texas.

Churches and Places of Worship

Founded in 1996, The Ark Church at 450 Humble Tank Road in Conroe greets almost 4,000 people each Sunday for fellowship and worship services. The Ark Church is an inclusive, relaxed church the welcomes everyone and emphasizes the importance of working with children and youth.

The Sacred Heart Parish is part of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, with more than 4,500 parishioners from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Located at 109 North Frazier in Conroe, Sacred Heart also sponsors a private Catholic academy of the same name.

The Vineyard Church of Conroe strongly emphasizes the importance of community, with a variety of programs, ministries and outreaches designed to help the congregation maintain their own sense of community within the church while making a difference in their communities outside of it. The Vineyard Church of Conroe is located at 1126 North San Jacinto Street.

First Baptist Church of Conroe adheres to traditional Baptist Doctrine, and offers three separate worship services on Sunday mornings. Children, youth and adult ministries are all heavily focused-upon programs, as is the dedication to welcoming visitors and newcomers to the congregation.


The Conroe Independent School District includes Conroe High School, two junior high schools, three intermediate schools and eight elementary schools. There are also a number of private institutions in the Conroe and Woodlands area.

First Baptist Academy is affiliated with the local First Baptist Church, and serves students through preschool between the ages of two and four years. The student to teacher ratio at First Baptist Academy is 9.2:1, 3.2% lower than the national average for private schools.

Lifestyle Christian School‘s total enrollment is 171 students, with an affiliation with the First Assembly of God Church serving students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The student to teacher ratio at Lifestyle Christian School is 12.1:1, which is 24.4% higher than the national average for private schools.

The Rubicon Academy for Bright and Gifted Students provides children with a personalized curriculum designed specifically for the gifted student. The Rubicon Academy is fully accredited through AdvancED, and serves bright children from kindergarten through ninth grade.

Standardized Test Scores

Students in the Conroe Independent School District scored above the state average on the 2011 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills in every age group, from third through eleventh grade, without exception.

Childcare Options

Daycare centers in and around Conroe can be either faith-based or non-sectarian, sprawling complexes or small institutions. Should you decide that private, in-home care is a better choice for your family, we’re here to help by providing a pre-screened candidate carefully matched to the unique needs and expectations of your individual family. We manage the difficult work of running background checks compliant with federal and state employment laws and eliminate the need to sift through dozens of applicants in order to schedule time-consuming interviews. Our nannies come to you with of qualifications and experience, ready to provide your children with attentive and customized care.


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