Life In Conroe
Conroe is not only a great place for your business but a great place for your employees and their families. Conroe boasts a low crime rate, excellent health care and education and a friendly, small-town atmosphere. There are over 100 churches and synagogues in the area covering a wide variety of denominations and faiths. Plus, Conroe has numerous cultural activities, festivals and special events, while beautiful Lake Conroe and the adjacent Sam Houston National Forest offer a wide range of exciting recreational opportunities.
Ask a Greater Conroe / Lake Conroe Area resident why they chose this community to call home and they are certain to cite the area’s affordable housing market. With a wide range of home prices also comes a wide range of home styles. From basic contemporary homes to a custom dream home Conroe has it all. Also, a variety of apartments, townhouses and condominiums are available, as well as several beautiful retirement communities. A local realtor or apartment locator can provide assistance in finding the perfect match for your specific needs.
Dependable utility services, supplied by Entergy-Texas, Mid South Synergy, CenterPoint Energy, and Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, Inc. are available at competitive rates throughout the area. Entergy provides Conroe with electricity and Centerpoint Energy provides natural gas. To provide dependable service at the lowest cost possible, Entergy has diversified its fuel mix. Natural gas, fuel oil, coal and nuclear power are utilized as fuel sources. Entergy’s commercial and industrial rates are very competitive when compared to other companies’ electric rates in the State. Centerpoint Energy also offers competitive rates throughout the area. The water needs of industry and residents are met by deep underground sources. In addition, the economic development sales tax provided funds for major infrastructure improvements, totaling more than $37 million for industrial development in the area.
Consolidated Communications maintains a regional office in Conroe with a digital Central Office and fiberoptic rings throughout the Greater Conroe area including Conroe Park North and the Deison Technology Park. Several points of presence are located in the area and specialized data lines are available to handle today’s high-tech communications demands. Suddenlink has a high penetration rate within the city with all major networks, premium and other channels available as well as digital cable service and high speed internet.
There are several radio stations that broadcast from Conroe and the surrounding communities. KVST/KSTAR Country 103.7 FM and KAXF 88.3 FM American Family Radio.
The county is served by two daily newspapers, The Courier, published in the heart of downtown Conroe and The Chronicle, published in Houston. In addition there is several semi-weekly and weekly papers including The Bulletin, Lake Conroe Splash, Montgomery County News, and The Woodlands Sun.
Conroe is conveniently located off Interstate 45 and near US Highway 59. I-45 and Hwy. 59 are the major north-south corridors. State Highway 105, a major east-west corridor runs right through the heart of the city. Both north-south freeways connect to I-10 in Houston.
Conroe is conveniently located only 40 miles north of downtown Houston. This location provides reliable access to all major U.S. and international markets. The county is served by both the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Union Pacific Railway companies.
The Lone Star Executive Airport is strategically located just off I-45 North next to the Deison Technology Park. Just 30 miles south of Conroe is the Bush Intercontinental Airport. A new terminal building adds to the growing airport operation, offering a focal point for airport visitors. T-hanger rentals, available office space and two FBO operations are also available. Other amenities include AVGas, Jet-A, rental cars, an avionics shop, charter service, pilot training, hangers, tie down, aircraft sales, and aircraft repair and maintenance.
Transportation for goods to and from the county is aided by 20 motor freight carriers in the Montgomery County area. In addition, the entire Gulf Coast area is served by the Port of Houston, 45 minutes south of Conroe. The port ranks second in the U.S. for total tonnage and is the eighth largest port in the world.
Conroe enjoys an excellent, year-round transportation system fully utilizing ground, air, rail and sea.
Conroe is a caring community. Thousands of Conroe residents regularly volunteer their time and efforts to a number of organizations. The Friends of Conroe, as an example, is a nonprofit organization committed to the enhancement and quality of life in Conroe and Montgomery County through civic and cultural improvements. Here, the United Way funds over 60 different programs that provide assistance to more than 133,000 residents in Montgomery County. Program offerings range from providing shelter for those in need, to services for families in crisis, to foster home care and counseling. The United Way also funds programs for the Boy and Girl Scouts of America and the YMCA. Members of the many denominations throughout the city participate in a variety of service projects, as do the Jaycees, Kiwanis Club, Lions Clubs and other service organizations.
Safety is of prime importance in Conroe. All fire, emergency and police calls are handled through a central dispatch office. A 15,000 square foot, $11.6 million 911 dispatch facility features the most up-to-date mapping, call routing and tracking equipment available. Your employees and their families will be safe in Conroe.