Welcome to Lake Creek Forest in Conroe, Texas!
Located in Southwest Montgomery County along FM 1488 and close to SH 242, Lake Creek Forest is a quiet community in a country setting. One of the best kept secrets in the area, this breathtaking community captures the hearts and imagination of wildlife and forest lovers.
Originally deeded in 1978, lot and home sizes vary throughout the community with homesites from 1/2 acre to 8 plus acres and square footages from a rare 1,200 up to over 6,000 square feet.
Lake Creek Forest offers a rare opportunity to enjoy highly reputable Conroe ISD schools located in The Woodlands while residing in a heavily wooded acreage community. Be sure to visit Lake Creek Forest at sunset for an amazing roadside deer experience!
This versitile location has is easy access to numerous shopping and entertainment districts in The Woodlands and Magnolia. The Lake Conroe area is 20 minutes to the north. For the golf enthusiast, there are great area courses located in Lake Windcrest, Woodforest, Grand Lake Estates, The Woodlands, and High Meadow Ranch.
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City of Conroe Texas
In 1881, a Houston lumberman established a sawmill on Stewart's Creek just east of the International - Great Northern Railroad's Houston - Crockett line. The lumberman's name was Isaac Conroe. A small tram line connected the mill to the track but Mr. Conroe soon moved his operations to the rail junction where his mill became a station for the rail line. by 1884, a post office was established at the mill's commissary. H. M. Hoxly, an official at the railroad, suggested that the community take the name of Conroe's Switch, in honor of the Isaac Conroe who founded the area and served as its first Postmaster. Within 10 years, the community name was shortened to Conroe.
Later in 1880's, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway extended its Navasota - Montgomery spur through the town of Conroe which then became the only junction of major rail lines in the county.
During the 19th century, there was a lumber boom in the Piney Woods of eastern and central Montgomery County that attracted settlers from all over. In 1889, Conroe replaced Montgomery as the county seat. Isaac Conroe donated a residence that served as a temporary courthouse until a permanent brick structure was built in 1891.
The city of Conroe was incorporated in 1904 with a population of 1,009. The following year, the first Mayor and city council were elected. In 1906, the first electrical generating plant was built near Stewart's Creek and the town had it's first electrical lighting.
In the early twentieth century, Conroe's rapid
growth and prosperity were enabled by the local agriculture and timber
industries. There were severe fires in 1901 and 1911 that destroyed much
of the business district but the community still prospered despite the setbacks.
The late 1920's threatened the prosperity due to the improperly managed local
timber supply and then in the 1930's the Great Depression forced many mills and
Conroe's only back failed.
In December of 1931, George W. Strake discovered oil southeast of Conroe which started Conroe Oilfield and triggered an oil boom in the county. Within weeks, the local economy was booming and the Conroe school district, previously in financial distress, became one of the wealthiest in the state.
The oil boom in the 1930's contributed to the
growth in Conroe which for a brief time, claimed more millionaires per capita
than any other town in the United States. In 1935, Crighton Theatre was
built in courthouse square and in 1936, a new courthouse was constructed.
Both of the buildings are still standing.
Today, Conroe is a booming area, especially in the unincorporated areas and around Lake Conroe. The city limits has a population of over 45,000 with a 2012 projection of more than 51,000.
Conroe and Montgomery County is a wonderful place to live. For local shopping, Conroe has some great areas including an outlet mall. There are also new super centers where you will find anchor stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target, Office Depot, and Lowe's plus restaurants and much, much, more.Just minutes south on I-45 in The Woodlands, you’ll find a major shopping district known as The Woodlands Town Center with such places as The Woodlands Mall, Market Street and for entertainment, The Cynthia Woods Pavilion. For the budget conscious or that special dinner, there are numerous restaurants for every palate. There is also great shopping on the northbound side of I-45 located in the Portafino center.
Lake Conroe is a wonderful recreation area with activities including boating, camping, fishing, and swimming.
Conroe ISD includes the schools located in The Woodlands, TX. An independent school district started back in the 1890's, there are now more than 46,000 students that attend the 50 schools.
Two major Houston airports, Bush Intercontinental and Hobby, allow you to choose from numerous airlines for your business and leisure travel. If you like to cruise, you're only 90 minutes from the Port of Galveston where you'll find Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines.
County of Montgomery, Texas
With a 2010 census population of over 455,000, Montgomery County is ranked as the 24th fastest growing counties in the United States. It is estimated Montgomery County had a 55.14% growth rate over the past decade.
This historic county was created in 1837 by the Republic of Texas as its 3rd County and named in honor of Brigadier General Richard Montgomery. Montgomery County has beeen commemorated as the birthplace of the Texas Lone Star Flag. Conroe, Texas has been the county seat since 1888.
Located north of Houston and Harris County, Montgomery County features many noteworthy cities including The Woodlands Township, Conroe, Magnolia, and Montgomery. The terrain in many parts of the county is rolling hills. Montgomery County is a densely wooded area with a combination of pine, oak, and sweetgum trees populating its forests.
The economy of the county was primarily agriculture until oil was discovered southeast of Conroe. Early in 1930, the Montgomery County oilfields made it one of the richest oil producing areas in the nation. Oil production in the county has declined but it is still one of the leading sources of income to this day.
Approximately 90,000 of Montgomery County residents live in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Town Center is home to several corporate campuses including Chevron Philips, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Baker Hughes, CB&I, and AON Hewitt.
State of Texas
Known as the the second largest state in land mass and the 28th state to be admitted to the Union, the Great State of Texas had an estimated population of over 25,000,000 residents.
Texas occupies approximately seven percent of the total land and water areas of the United States. Houston is the largest city in Texas, and the sixth largest metropolitan area in the nation with almost 6 million residents.
The State Capital of Texas is Austin, and the nickname for the state is The Lone Star State.