Tomball and Magnolia Texas

Tomball and Magnolia Texas

Tomball is a small area approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Houston. Around 1849, German immigrants in search of fertile soil and a climate favorable for farming fell in love with the area’s plentiful pastures, streams, and pine trees. In 1907, Senator Thomas H. Ball helped bring the railroad to the town, which was then called “Peck.” The increased prosperity brought by the railroad led to the town’s rechristening as “Tomball.”

When oil was discovered in Tomball in 1933, the agricultural town experienced a massive boom. Development sprung up throughout the city’s limits. New houses, businesses, and schoolhouses were built. Today, Tomball is known as a peaceful, small-town community with convenient access to big-city amenities. Though the oil boom is long ago, both Tomball and the nearby rural community of Magnolia continue to experience tremendous growth.

Magnolia is situated approximately 12 miles northwest of Tomball and 45 miles northwest of Houston, Texas. Thanks to its location, small-town charm, and beautiful surroundings, Magnolia’s population has grown 25% in the past ten years. It is now home to approximately 138,000 people.

Both Magnolia real estate and Tomball real estate offer "down home" country and upscale, country homes with acreage.   They are both a short thirty minute drive to The Woodlands and the new Exxon complex, which will bring thousands of new jobs to our area.



Shopping and Dining
Historic downtown and Old Town Tomball are home to more than 50 great places to shop and eat, including several antique shops, unique clothing stores, furniture and housewares stores, and Bootsie’s Heritage Café. Antique shops and restaurants also line the half-mile Magnolia Stroll. On the first Sunday of each month, area residents can browse local artisans’ wares at the Peddlers Green Craft Market at the corner of FM 1488 and FM 1774. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, the corner is home to the local farmer’s market. Shoppers can buy seasonal vegetables and fruits, grass-fed beef, fresh eggs, goat’s milk soaps, and fresh homemade foods from local vendors. Tomball and Magnolia residents also have convenient access to upscale and boutique shopping in The Woodlands.

Parks and Recreation
The lush pine forests, bubbling streams, and peaceful pastures of the Tomball and Magnolia region are particularly spectacular in Tomball and Magnolia. Ensuring its residents have the opportunity to enjoy the area’s natural surroundings, the city of Tomball boasts seven parks, a fitness trail, and four little league fields. Several of the city’s parks feature basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, plus sports fields, beautiful open spaces, and miles of walking trails. Spring Creek Park also features a skateboard area. The half-mile, pedestrian walkway known as the Magnolia Stroll is a wonderful place to walk, jog, or say “hello” to the neighbors. It also serves as a pleasant way to explore the town. To keep up with its growing population, Magnolia is in the middle of building a new 3.2-acre recreation center, which will feature an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, an indoor basketball court, a weight room and workout facility, and a 15,000-sq.ft. all-purpose facility

Far enough away from downtown Houston to escape the hustle and bustle of living in the middle of a major metropolitan city but close enough to enjoy the city’s many cultural activities, the cities of Tomball and Magnolia offer a perfect blend of urban amenities and suburban and country living. The Houston Museum District in downtown Houston is close enough for area residents to enjoy on a regular basis. Residents who’d rather stay closer to home appreciate the historical exhibits of the Tomball Museum Complex.

Cultural activities also abound in Magnolia, which hosts several big events each year. Every spring, the Magnolia Area Chambers of Commerce throw a Bar-B-Q Cook-Off and Battle of the Bands. And, every autumn, thousands of Texans head to Magnolia for the seven-week Texas Renaissance Festival. There’s also the Corks & Canvass event held on the Stroll each May, the Love Bug Festival in June, and the Spooky Caboose and Haunted Depot each October.

Anyone looking to purchase property in Tomball and Magnolia will enjoy the wide variety of housing options available. Tomball offers everything from rental homes and affordable starter houses to newly constructed homes and custom estates on large lots. The more rural city of Magnolia features a number of farmhouses, ranches, custom homes, and mid-range single-family dwellings. The 700-acre, gated Thousand Oaks subdivision in Magnolia perfectly combines the freedom and peace of country living with the convenience of suburban subdivision amenities. Private roadsides lined with 3-rail white horse fences lead to 1-3 acre home sites. The Thousand Oaks community also features a number of small ponds stocked with fish, basketball and tennis courts, a children’s play area, a competition ski lake, horseback riding trails, and an Equestrian Center.

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Schools, Health, Transportation
The Tomball Independent School District has experienced tremendous growth over the years. Since 2000, the District has renovated a number of its campuses, added several new ones, and built a district aquatic center. As of 2012, Tomball ISD serves more than 9,000 students on 12 campuses. The Magnolia Independent School District is also growing – at a rate of nearly 10% over the last ten years. It now serves approximately 12,000 students. Lone Star College, the second-largest community college system in the state, operates several campuses in the area, including LSC-Tomball and LSC–Montgomery.

The award-winning Tomball Regional Medical Center provides top quality healthcare services to area residents. In addition to emergency care, the Center includes a Heart Center, a Women’s Center, a Cancer Center, an Orthopedic Services department, and a Texas Sports Medicine Center. The Tomball Regional Hospital recently purchased land in Magnolia, and plans to build a 100-bed facility and emergency clinic within the town’s limits.

For international and domestic travelers, the Bush Intercontinental Airport is conveniently located just twenty miles from Tomball.



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