Magnolia Texas is located along Hwy. 249, about 25 miles north of Houston in Montgomery County. As you can see by the sign the actual population of the town of Magnolia is approximately 1111. The area is booming and the market area of Magnolia is more like 60,000 people. This would be the people that have Magnolia as their mailing address. The area in the last few years has experienced phenomenal growth. You can find a home for any kind of lifestyle whether it be a home on acreage, farms & ranch or conventional subdivisions.
For people looking for a home on land close to the city this is the place to go. All you have to do to enjoy the landscape is look around you will find beautiful forest, rolling hills and much more. There are lots of hardwoods and pine trees in the terrain.
Horses and Magnolia Tx go together. This is the area where you can find horse property and still be able to commute to the city. The town has several stores that stock feed, supplies, tack, clothing and more. It is not hard to find veterinary services in and around the Magnolia area. If you don't have a horse, no problem, there are plenty of horses for sale around Magnolia. Typically the country subdivisions will allow one horse per acre.
This was once a tiny town with the primary industry being sawmills. Early in the 1900's Magnolia was known as "Mink". The name of the town was changed in the mid 1900's. Sawmills need railroads so it was natural that the railroad should become an integral part of the community. Those days are long gone but the Magnolia Depot still stands as a tribute to that era. The Depot, as a result of the efforts of many community volunteers has been placed in its original location. The old depot which was once a hub of activity saw passenger and freight cars, filled with people, lumber, groceries, supplies, daily newspapers and just about any other necessity of the day rolled in and out. The depot now rests beside the tracks, with many trains passing through but never stopping for cargo or passengers.
The Texas Renaissance Festival is held just north of Magnolia off of 1774. The festival is held on 54 acres of pine trees and hardwoods. The festival recreates a 16th century English Village known as New Market Village. The Village is holding its annual harvest festival. They are honoring the visiting King Henry VIII and his queen, Catherine of Aragon.
As you step through the gates of the village you will be part of the magic. There are 27 Stages of entertainment from comedy, juggling, to sword fighting and acrobatics. You can watch full contact jousting. With over 300 shops and artist that have one of a kind masterpieces you are sure to stay entertained.
Magnolia has great schools. The Magnolia Independent School district is a rapidly growing school district just like the entire area. Magnolia has recently added its second High School, Magnolia West High School. The district has 2 High schools, 4 intermediate schools and 7 elementary school. Along with great schools they also have all kinds of extracurricular activities.
If you are looking for a place to live where you can get away from the hectic city life this could be just the place for you.
- Magnolia Chamber of Commerce
- Magnolia Independent School District
- Texas Renaissance Festival
- City of Magnolia
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