Conroe is sometimes described as an “urban jewel in the piney woods.” Because of this fact, many families are moving to Conroe, Texas. Founded in 1881 with the building of a sawmill by Isaac Conroe, Conroe is the County seat of Montgomery and offers a rich tradition of history and vibrant local events. Residents and visitors will surely agree, as Conroe offers an unusual variety of cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities for a town of this size.
Much of Conroe’s popularity comes from its wonderful rural location adjacent to Lake Conroe. The 22,000-acre lake offers plenty of recreational opportunities like kayaking and boating, and is regarded as one of the best fishing lakes in all of Texas. It is no wonder that it is home to the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, the World Championship of Pro Bass Fishing that is held along with a popular Country Music Festival.
In fact, Conroe is a regional center for festivals and events for residents and guests all year long. The year kicks off with the Spring Bluebonnet Wine and Cheese Trail event, in which wine lovers have three weekends to view the Texas wildflowers and vineyards, as well as a chance to sample wines and cheeses at the award winning wineries. Spring also brings the Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo, as well as the Southern Star Brew B Que, and throughout spring and summer there are the free Lake Conroe Texas Country Music Series events on Friday nights. Enjoy fireworks over Lake Conroe for the 4th, the Lobster Fest and Cajun Catfish festivals in fall, as well as the State Championship Donkey and Mule Show in November.