Located alongside the premier Woodlands community, Magnolia, TX is a small suburb of both Houston, TX and Conroe, TX. Located just 45 miles northwest of Houston and 20 miles southwest of Conroe, Magnolia real estate is ideally positioned for those who would like to commute to work in the larger cities but enjoy the peace and quiet and comparatively low cost of living found in a small town.
As of the 2010 Census, Magnolia has a population of just 1,393 full-time residents within its one-mile square city limits, and there are over 65,000 people living within the town’s 144 square-mile area of influence that also defines the Magnolia Independent School District.
Magnolia got its start like many small Texas towns – as a timber town with a saw mill. Upon the arrival of the railroad in 1903, the town changed its name from Mink to Magnolia but the chief industry of the town remained the harvesting and processing of timber.
Today, the timber industry no longer drives the economy of Magnolia – though the depot has been designated as a Texas historic landmark.
Magnolia has transitioned smoothly into a thriving community where most residents choose to work in nearby Houston or Conroe and return to their sleepy little town at the end of the day. The town itself is all you can expect – small, neat, safe, quiet with a beautiful town center full of locally-owned shops, restaurants and a lovely park. In this little town, the most exciting thing to happen each year is the annual Texas Renaissance Festival held in October and November.
Homes for sale in Magnolia, TX cover a wide range of ages, styles and sizes. Within Magnolia, you can find everything from modern master-planned communities to traditional Texas ranches that span as far as the eye can see and all things in between. In Magnolia, it’s possible to live out your childhood dream of owning a horse and cattle ranch – if you so desire. Magnolia real estate ranges from as little as $40,000 for a modest home close to town or several million dollars for one of those expansive ranches.
If a small Texas town is your ideal place to live, you won’t find any better than Magnolia, Texas.