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Quality of Life

Recreation

Lake Conroe – that’s all that need be said. On the west fork of the San Jacinto River just seven miles west of Conroe, lies this beautiful 22,000-acre lake with fantastic water sports, fishing, skiing, sailing and boating. Three lovely resorts with spectacular views of the sunsets over Lake Conroe include the Fall 2008 opening of La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa with 445 all-suite guest rooms, more than 70,000 square feet of meeting space and an on-site ice skating rink are available for family fun or business meetings. A number of inviting local campgrounds all dot the pristine shores of this vacation haven.

Golf and Parks

Golf is another favorite activity in the Conroe area. Rolling hills, pine trees, lakes and natural beauty accent the talents of dozens of the country’s top course designers and developers in what is truly a golfers’ paradise. With more than 400 holes of golf in Montgomery County alone, golfers will find one of the most challenging concentrations of golf courses in the nation. Wedgewood Golf Course, Texas National Country Club and La Torretta Del Lago Resort and Spa are public courses located in and around Conroe. Plus there are six country clubs that provide banquet facilities, meeting rooms, restaurants and, of course, golf.

Classified as an urban forest, the breathtaking Sam Houston National Forest in Montgomery County is home to various wildlife species and is available for many outdoor recreational opportunities. The City of Conroe operates and maintains numerous city parks including the 201-acre Carl Barton Jr. Park with three lighted and three unlit soccer fields, and a lighted baseball four-plex with seating and concession stand. Other parks throughout the city feature various combinations of picnic areas, playgrounds, lighted basketball, racquetball and tennis courts; jogging/walking trails with exercise stations, barbecue pits and swim centers.

Culture and Entertainment

Fairs, Festivals and Events

The Conroe area hosts a wide variety of traditional and unique festivals, fairs and events throughout the year from the Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo to the annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival in October. Each fall, Montgomery County steps back in time as home to the immensely popular Texas Renaissance Festival, depicting the life and times of King Henry VIII.

Fine Arts

CrightonThe Crighton Theatre, Conroe’s grande dame of the arts, stands today as a tribute to the dedication of a community proud of its heritage. The Crighton Community Playhouse presents a full season of amateur and professional productions, and you can enjoy concerts by the Conroe Symphony. Also located in downtown Conroe and offering year round theatre is the Owen Theatre, a live venue housed in a historic building circa 1946 and home to The Crighton Players.

History

The history of Montgomery County, Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag, is chronicled in the Heritage Museum featuring permanent and traveling exhibits. For further study, the new Montgomery County Central Library has a large collection of local history books and Texana and holds the fourth largest genealogical section in Texas.

On April 21, 2011 a dedication ceremony was held for the new Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park on what was the 175th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. The 13 flags that were flown during the Texas Revolution are on display as well as the “Texian” statue.

Music, Shopping and More

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, located in Montgomery County, is an outdoor amphitheater that provides the Greater Houston region with an array of performing arts and contemporary entertainment in a setting of unparalleled beauty. The Pavilion presents approximately 75 events, ranging in style from rock to classical, jazz to country, and modern opera to contemporary American Ballet. Conroe’s proximity to Houston makes it an easy drive to experience world-class ballet, symphony performances, opera, theater and professional sports.

Plus, one can have their pick of movie theaters, shopping and restaurants. Conroe boasts one of the largest outlet malls in the state. There is well over a million square feet of shopping at Conroe Marketplace and Teas Crossing. Just ten minutes away is the Woodlands Mall, the Portofino Shopping Center and Market Street with hundreds of stores to choose from.

Conroe’s close proximity to Houston avails a wide diversity of internationally-renown museums, sporting and cultural events including the highly-acclaimed Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, all right at your finger tips.