If you’re looking for one of the perfect places in Texas to live, look no further! This week we’re taking a look at Liberty County, Harris County, Montgomery County, Cleveland, and Conroe.
Liberty County is part of the Houston – The Woodlands – Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area of Texas. The population of Liberty County is 76,907. The median household income is $48,408. The median home value is $83,200. The cost of living in Liberty County is lower than the national average at 21%. Liberty is the county seat for Liberty County.
The strong economy, excellent schools and lower cost of living make Liberty County one of the most desirable places to live in Texas. Adjacent counties are Polk, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Harris, Hardin, Chambers, and Jefferson.
Liberty County is home to two nationally protected areas. Big Thicket National Preserve was established in 1974. The Preserve is home to many protected species of animals and plants. It contains over a hundred different species of trees and shrubs, a thousand species of plants and ferns and three-hundred species of birds.
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Harris County is in the Houston – The Woodlands – Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area. The largest county in Texas, Harris County has a population of 4,336,853. The median household income is $ 53,160. The median home value is $132,200. The county’s seat is Houston, which is the largest city in Texas. Adjacent counties are Montgomery County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Waller County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, and Liberty County.
Harris County is a county that is rich in diversity. It truly is a melting pot of cultures and social backgrounds. Many of the people who live in Harris County are bilingual. The top 5 foreign languages spoken in Harris County are Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, French, and Urdu.
Located in the Ronald W. Reagan Building in Houston, the Harris County Department of Education oversees the local school districts. There are over 20 school districts that serve Harris County, in addition to several charter schools. There are four state universities in Harris County. They are the University of Houston, the University of Houston – Clear Lake, the University of Houston – Downtown, and Texas Southern University. Also serving Harris County are The Houston Community College System, the Lone Star College System, and San Jacinto College.
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Montgomery County is part of the Houston – The Woodlands – Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area in Texas. The population of Montgomery County is 499,137, and the city of Conroe is the county seat. The median household income is $66,422. The median home value is $164,200. Adjacent counties are Walker County, San Jacinto County, Liberty County, Harris County, Waller County, and Grimed County. Montgomery County has 1,077 square miles in total area.
School districts that serve Montgomery County are Conroe Independent School District, Magnolia Independent School District, Montgomery Independent School District, and New Caney Independent School District. Richards Independent School District, Splendora Independent School District, Tomball Independent School District, and Willis Independent School District also serve the county.
Private schools that serve Montgomery County are Covenant Christian School, Christ Community School, The Woodlands Christian Academy, The John Cooper School, and Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic School. The Woodlands Preparatory School and Porter Christian Academy are also private schools in Montgomery County. Lone Star College System: Montgomery and The University Center call Montgomery County home.
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Cleveland is in the Houston – The Woodlands – Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area of Texas. Cleveland is a city in Liberty County with a population of 7,707. The median household income is $24,758. The median home value is $65,900. Cleveland is 9.56 square miles in total area.
Cleveland has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters. The average high temperature is 98 degrees, and the hottest month of the year is August. The average low temperature is 38 degrees, and the coldest month of the year is in January. Snowfall is rare in Cleveland.
Cleveland was founded in 1878 by Charles Lander Cleveland. A local judge, Cleveland deeded 63 acres of land to the community with the stipulation that the rail station carry his name. In 1900, Cleveland began serving as a junction for the Gulf, Santa Fe and Colorado railroads. Cleveland grew as a dominant force in the lumber industry and was incorporated in 1939.
Cleveland Independent School District serves the city. Tarkington Independent School District is also located within the city. Schools in the Cleveland Independent School District are Frederick A. Douglas Learning Academy, Eastside Elementary, Northside Elementary, Southside Primary, Cleveland High School, and Cleveland Middle School. The district is dedicated to empowering the community and creating life-long learners who grow into successful, responsible, and productive citizens.
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Conroe is in the Houston – The Woodlands – Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area. It’s located in and is the seat of Montgomery County in the state of Texas. Located 40 miles from Houston, Conroe has a population of 63,032. The median household income is $44,613. The median home value is $129,600. The total land area for Conroe is 52.72 square miles.
Conroe is named after Isaac Conroe, a sawmill owner who helped bring the city great wealth in the late 1800’s. The original name of the city was Conroe’s Switch. At one point in its history, Conroe has more millionaires per capita than any other city in the United States. In modern times, Conroe began to grow with the construction of Interstate 45 and has since become home to many new communities.
Major employers in Conroe include Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery County, Conroe Regional Medical Center, National Oilwell Varco-Reed Hycalog, City of Conroe, and National Oilwell Varco-Brandt. Tenaris, Wal-Mart, Professional Directional, and Medivators are also major employers in the area.
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