Located forty miles north of Houston, TX along Interstate 45, the city of Conroe, Texas is one of Houston’s fastest growing suburbs. Named after Isaac Conroe, founder of one of the area’s first businesses, the city began as a center for the lumber and oil industries. Today’s estimates place over 60,000 residents living in Conroe, representing a 60 percent increase since 2000.
Conroe, TX has more than 26 parks. The City’s most well-known park is Candy Cane Park, a 24-acre space that has open fields, walking trails, six tennis courts, two instructional pools and a splash/spray pool. The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County is also located in Conroe. The Heritage Museum is located in the historic Grogan/Cochran house, which was built in 1924. The museum has three permanent galleries and also a replica of the office of Dr. C. B. Stewart, a local who served as the first Secretary of State to the Republic of Texas and also designed the Texas state flag and seal.
Two of the city’s more unique attractions are the Art Bench Walk and the Saturday AM Market. The Art Bench walk is a self-guided tour that takes visitors along the thirteen beautifully decorated park benches scattered throughout the city. Each bench is decorated by a local artist and commemorates or focuses on aspects of Conroe’s history, people, culture and attractions. Just as its name suggests, The Conroe Saturday AM Market is open every Saturday offering fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables from local growers.