Montgomery County, Texas

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Montgomery County, Texas

Montgomery County features rolling terrain with timber land containing loam, sandy, and alluvial soils. Also contains Sam Houston National Forest, Lake Conroe, and Lewis Creek Reservoir. Local economy consists of varied manufacturing, oil production, medical research, government services, and many residents that work in Houston.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.1M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $24.9M
Total Listings 294
Avg. Days On Market 205
Avg. Price/SQFT $652

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Where is Montgomery County, Texas?

  • Montgomery County is on Interstate 45 forty miles north of downtown Houston in the East Texas Timberlands Region. The center of the county is at 30°18' north latitude and 95°23' west longitude, near the county seat of Conroe. The county is bounded on the north by Walker and San Jacinto counties, on the east by Liberty County, on the south by Harris County, and on the west by Waller and Grimes counties. Montgomery County covers 1,047 square miles of flat to gently rolling terrain, with elevations ranging from 150 to 300 feet.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 455,746. A 2019 estimate places the population at 607,391. The county was created by an act of the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 14, 1837 and is named for the town of Montgomery. Between 2000 and 2010, its population grew by 55%, the 24th-fastest rate of growth of any county in the United States. Montgomery County is part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Walker County (north)
  • San Jacinto County (northeast)
  • Liberty County (east)
  • Harris County (south)
  • Waller County (west)
  • Grimes County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Montgomery County

  • Montgomery County has become a recreation destination for many Houston residents. The area, with its abundant lakes and forest, offers numerous opportunities for hunting, boating, fishing, and hiking. Among the most popular attractions are the Sam Houston National Forest, W. Goodrich Jones State Forest, Lake Conroe, and Lake Woodlands. Visitors in the area were also attracted by the shopping opportunities in Conroe, the annual county fair, and the Cajun Catfish Festival held in Conroe in October.

  • The Sam Houston National Forest, one of four National Forests in Texas, is located 50 miles north of Houston. The forest is administered together with the other three United States National Forests and two National Grasslands located entirely in Texas, from common offices in Lufkin, Texas. The units include Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine, and Sam Houston National Forests, plus Caddo National Grassland and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland.

Farming and Ranching in Montgomery County 

  • The climate is subtropical humid, with warm summers and mild winters. The average annual relative humidity is 73 percent, and the average rainfall is 47.44 inches. The average annual temperature is 68° F. Temperatures in January range from an average low of 39° to an average high of 61° F and in July range from 72° to 95° F. The growing season averages 270 days per year, with the last freeze in early March and the first freeze in late November.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,701 farms and ranches covering 197,892 acres, 36 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 29 percent to woodlands, and 29 percent to crops. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $20,069,000, with crop sales accounting for $11,547,000 of that total. Greenhouse crops, cattle, horses, hay, poultry, and goats were the chief agricultural products. Almost 10,694,000 cubic feet of pinewood and almost 1,805,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003.
 

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