Finding Apartments for Rent in Conroe, TX
Conroe, TX, the seat of Montgomery County, lies at the northern edge of the Houston Metropolitan Area. Since I-45 travels through Conroe and leads to Houston's major economic centers, many residents prefer living in this smaller community and commuting to Houston, The Woodlands, or Spring for work or business.
One thing that you might notice as you compare Conroe apartments is that the cost of living is somewhat lower than it is closer in to Houston. The city is attractive to many because it is within an hour's drive from Houston, barring rush hour traffic, and also only about seven miles from Lake Conroe, a popular recreational area.
Cultural Attractions in Conroe, TX
Besides having plenty of recreational opportunities, the city also offers plenty of cultural attractions:
- Heritage Place is a park located right in downtown Conroe. Central to the park is a large outdoor amphitheater that regularly hosts public concerts, festivals, and other special events. There is also a pavilion that can be rented for private events.
- The Louis E. Wheeler Fine Arts Gallery showcases artists from Texas and around the world.
- The Crighton Theater was established in 1934, and it continues to offer a variety of plays, musicals, and concerts put on by local performers and organizations.
- The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County showcases the area's roots from prehistoric times right up to recent times.
- The Sam Houston National Forest is one of four Texas national forests, and it covers over 160,000 acres. This forest offers scenic areas, hiking, camping, and a variety of watersports.
Additionally, the city is served by Conroe ISD and the Conroe campus of the Lone Star College system. Besides providing educational opportunities for children and adults, these two institutions also contribute to the culture of the city with a variety of programs and activities that are open to the public.
Transportation Options in Conroe, TX
I-45, the major Houston Metropolitan Area north and south freeway, connects Conroe to The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and then to Clear Lake and Galveston. Conroe is about 40 miles north of Houston. Heading north, I-45 also connects Conroe to Dallas. Dallas is about 200 miles away.
Lone Star Executive Airport is a small airport that provides general aviation services. It mostly serves corporate and private pilots. However, it also has a flight school, a cafe, and airplane maintenance services. Regular commercial passengers usually travel south to George Bush International Airport in Houston.
A new Houston Metro Park and Ride service is planned for Conroe. When it is open, it will provide free parking for cars and commuter bus service into Houston. The city also has a small Greyhound Bus Station for both passengers and the company's package delivery service.
Weather In Conroe, TX
Typically, Conroe enjoys the native subtropical climate that is common in this part of Texas. That includes hot summers and typically mild winters. The temperature might drop below freezing for a few days in January or February, but even that does not happen every year.
The highest recorded temperature was 109 degrees Fahrenheit, and the lowest recorded temperature was -3 Fahrenheit, but those are rare extremes. The average high temperature in July is 94 degrees, and the average low in January is 40 degrees.
Residents do have to be wary of occasional hail storms, tornadoes, tropical storms, and hurricanes.View Apartments in Conroe, Texas
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