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Old 04-17-2007, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Texas!!
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Its not bad, depending on where you live in the conroe area. Conroe school district is good, Conroe High is very mixed socioeconomically, not exactly a rough school but... there are elements of the school I would like to think most people would like their kids to avoid. Caney Creek High is a smaller, more rural part of the county, a Conroe ISD school and pretty nice. There is also Woodlands College Park High, not bad too.
Weather ain't as bad as its made out to be, but then I've lived here my entire life and thus, used to it.
Moved to North end of Conroe a year ago and LOVE it! Our daughter has 800 kids in her sophmore class!! She has never had more than 125--but she adjusted well and the school system is WONDERFUL!! Some elements of the school concern me, but she seems to be doing great (one B and the rest As). I love the way Conroe is set up. Easily navigated. I do a lot of walking, and the lack of SIDEWALKS is somewhat disturbing, but I would have to say that this is by FAR our best move. I intend to stay as long as possible! Not sure about the night life, but it wasn't a major factor in our move. The park has plenty to keep our toddler busy and is a rather nice walk to get to it. There is a strip mall close by and it isn't hard to find a place to eat around here either. Conroe has more "city issues" than I am used to, but I don't get out much for them to affect me !! I am a native Iowan (unfortunately) and the weather is perfect--haven't seen a snowflake yet!! It DOES get hot and humid, but if you are expecting any different here, you will be disappointed. October to May is cool and somewhat rainy...May to September a person generally melts. Perfect in my book!
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX
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I grew up in Conroe as well - it's nothing like it used to be. It's growing very fast (I think 105 is going to be the new 1960 some day). It caters quite a bit to the retirees these days.

As for the high school, I've heard there's been gang activity and drugs. My sister spent a semester there in 1999, and she testifies to that. My parents got her out of there as soon as they could. That was 8 years ago, so maybe it's different now.

On the whole, though, Conroe is an area that's 'coming up,' so-to-speak. It has its run-down areas, particularly on the east side. The city has done quite a bit to revitalize its downtown area. I worked at the hospital there for two years, and I thought it was good.

If you're interested in buying land, check out the area along 1488. It's the south 'border' of Conroe between Conroe and the Woodlands. My uncle lives in a very nice home in a wooded lot - there are frequently deer in the backyard. I'm not sure what his neighborhood is called, but it's off Egypt Honea (sp?). I think it's still a Conroe address, but it's close to The Woodlands. If I remember correctly, that area has an equestrian center. I'd be happy to look it up and get some more information.

Also, be very wary of River Plantation. It floods A LOT!! At least, it used to. I heard that the neighborhood (which is nice) was working to improve the drainage - that was some time ago, so I'm not sure what kind of improvements they've made.

There are some very nice areas in Conroe. If you can tell me what you're looking for, I'd be happy to help you out. Feel free to send me a PM.
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:13 AM
 
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Calimom, I found it a boring, backward, redneck town, full of closed-minded people and crooked politicians. My father always said Montgomery County was so corrupt that Archie Parr (of the famously crooked Duval County) could come to Conroe to teach Sunday School.

Oh, and btw, I hear the Honea Egypt Road area is all developed now. My father used to have hundreds of acres of deer leases off that road, and it flooded very badly several times, so caveat emptor to you newcomers.
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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Default Conroe area is nice

The Conroe area is a very good area for families. Great shopping, churches and activities. Plenty of good private schools which provide a much better education than the local school districts. The preferred area for real-estate in the County is the Northeast area. North of Conroe, and east of IH-45. You will find many new homes on large acreage in this area, without the hassle of mud districts. The land in this area is a little more expensive than other areas of Montgomery county, but the reward is well worth it. Good luck on your choice.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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Default Luv It!

Lived here 2 years. Moved from Southwest Houston. I enjoy the country hospitality. I like the neighbors and the friendliness of loca businesses. Great values on property all over the place. I took a listing not long ago on a new home never lived in 2800+ sq. ft. sitting on 1/2 acre where the seller is willing to do whatever to sell it. Even consider a short sell. In our neighborhood golf course lot homes are selling below builder close-out prices. With the recent melt-down in sub-prime lending it's the best time to buy in a city that's sure to continue it's growth pattern for years to come.

good luck....Moderator cut: soliciting
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