Results Realty Buzz: Tomball Texas

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Tomball Texas

Welcome to TomballTomball is located approximately 28 miles northwest of Houston along State Highway 249.   Unlike most of Northwest Harris County which is unincorporated the city of Tomball is an actual town.  The City of Tomball has a local government, city ordinances, public works, city council, community center .  

The Tomball market area includes  a much larger area thMemorial housean the city itself with 300 square miles of land in Northwest Harris County. The terrain is diverse including forested land and well as open rural land. Its elevation is higher than a lot of other areas, which reduces the chances of flooding.


With a rich history; the town has been around for over 90 years. It was first a railroad town and then became an oil town. The town was named after State Senator Thomas Henry Ball in 1907. Thomas Ball helped the town get established as a railroad center.

Historical Museum Lutheran Church in Tomball TX

Dramatic changes happened back in 1933 when oil hit. A 100-foot gusher totally changed the area attracting hundreds of new people to the community. The city made a deal with Humble Oil and Gas allowing them to drill in the city. As part of the agreement the residents had free oil and gas for 50 years. The town was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not as being the only city with free gas and water and no cemetery.  To learn more about the history you can visit the historical museum just off Main street.


      Grannie's Korner in Tomball TX





Tomball is a great place to shop with numerous antique shops and other shops tucked around the town.  You will find a lot of shops in restored homes throughout the town. 



Charlotte's Saddlery



 You won't want to miss Charlotte's saddlery on Main Street.



Mel's Country Cafe is a bit ofMel's Cafe a landmark.  They are actually a little off the beaten path and as youMel's wall of Fame Tomball TX can tell the outside isn't much to look at but they are always busy.   Their country cooking attracts people from all over the area.  At lunch they have a steam table with 3 different daily lunch specials available.  If you can eat the Mega Mel Burger within 2 hours your name goes on Mel's Mega wall of fame.  The burger contains 1 % ½ pounds of ground beef, 1 pound of bacon, ¼ pound of American cheese.  Note that someone ate it in 9 minutes.  

The expansion of State Highway 249 has facilitated the areas growth. FM 2920 meets up with State Highway 249 at the robust Four Corners location. These two major roads make for an easy commute. This has also contributed to a strong economic base. Many companies have been attracted including HP Computer Corporation, Kwik Kopy Corporation, Friendswood Development, BJ Services and many others. New retail centers are also being attracted to the town. Both HEB and Kroger have added new stores at four corners. Lowe's Building Center has gone in with a Target next door. No longer do the residents have to go far to do their shopping.

The school district is Tomball ISD.  It is a smaller district than many but is much sought after.

Tomball is close enough to the metro area that you can take advantage of the major events, professional sports teams and facilities.  But it is far enough away that you still get a rural feel.

Tomball Texas Resources

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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty
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Comment balloon 9 commentsMarchel Peterson • February 06 2007 10:03PM


Congratulations on getting your post featured Marchel.  It's very interesting and thorough - good for you!
Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 13 years ago

Hi Marchel,

Wow, what a great job, it makes me want to visit your town the next time I'm in Harris County, Texas!  I love your personal history on your community.  And as for the Mega Mel Burger, things are always bigger in Texas, right?

Congrats on your post!

Lynda Eisenmann

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 13 years ago

Thanks!  We have lived here 10 years and as much as we have went to Mel's we have yet to watch someone eat the Mega burger.  However, I had friends who just moved here from Cleveland Ohio and the first time they went in to Mel's they watched someone eat it.  Welcome to Texas, right!


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 13 years ago
Congratulations Marchel on being on the featured list! Did you ever think you would do a blog on Tomball Texas? I noticed your from Spring though. Why didn't you do a blog on Spring? Last but not least...don't you wish they were still getting free gas there!
Posted by Danny Smith (DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES) over 13 years ago

Hi Danny:  Thanks!  Actually my first localism post was about Spring I had not figured out how to reduce the size of the pictures when I made it so they are fairly big and I still haven't figured out how to wrap text.

I'm in the northwest suburbs of Houston and work my real estate in several different areas that all overlap.  I have a page on my personal website for each area and I'm trying to do a correlating blog for localism.  I was really suprised when my second one was on the featured list.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 13 years ago

Yep, everything is bigger in Texas, including our LDL levels and our triglycerides.

Mel's Mega Burger reminds me of the notorious 72oz steak at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. 


Thanks for the info, Marchel.

Posted by Gregory Anderson (United Country) over 13 years ago

Nice feature, thanks for taking the time to get itup there.  I like to check out everything so that when I am ready to feature something I'll be better prepared.  Sounds like a nice place to check out.




Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 13 years ago
If you really want to have fun in Tomball you must visit the Tomball German Heritage Festival in Old Downtown Tomball every year the last weekend in March. In 2008 the dates are from March 27 to March 30. Celebrating German Heritage with 3 stages of live music, food, beer, carnival, heritage center, fireworks, kinderfest and much more. Like Oktoberfest in March! No addmisssion or parking fees.  
Posted by Tomball German Heritage Festival over 12 years ago
Thanks to whomever replied about the Tomball German Heritage Festival.  I am planning on writing a post about it sometime this week so be looking for it.  I have had the information sitting on my desk for a few weeks but was waiting until the time got a little closer; so this was a good reminder.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 12 years ago

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