What Makes Magnolia, TX a Special Place to Call Home

Rich in culture and history, Magnolia is not your average small town. The area was originally settled by farmers and ranchers who were attracted to its fertile land and abundant water sources. Today, Magnolia’s presence has exponentially grown, with many new businesses opening and more on the horizon. And through it all, Magnolia is committed to maintaining its small-town, family-friendly atmosphere. Read on to discover what makes Magnolia so special, and why it’s the perfect place to call home.

It Has Everything You Need

There’s no shortage of opportunities in Magnolia. Nature, restaurants, convenient shopping, medical facilities, and access to popular employment corridors are all at your fingertips.

  • Outdoor Fun: The area is known for its lush pine forests, with camping and picnicking less than 15 minutes away at Spring Creek Park. If you’re craving some fun on the water, travel 30 minutes to Lake Conroe. And if you want to camp and make the best of lake activities, you can drive 30 minutes further to Huntsville State Park.
  • Dining: There’s a great variety of places to eat in Magnolia, and many are locally owned rather than a franchise. Magnolia Diner is a classic ‘50s-style diner, serving up breakfast, burgers, and Southern entrees. Pengus’s Place is well-known for British staple shepherd’s pie and curry. And when locals are hungry for fajitas and margaritas, they head to Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant.
  • Shopping and Services: Magnolia residents can find a plethora of everyday conveniences in town with an H-E-B, hair and nail salons, veterinarians, medical offices, and more nearby. And when they do need to venture a bit further for other necessities, the Woodlands is a convenient 20-mile drive from home.

Celebrates History

With rich history dating back to the 1840s, there are several ways Magnolia celebrates its roots including:

  • Magnolia Historical Society: The Magnolia Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Magnolia. They host events and programs throughout the year, including historical presentations, exhibits, and guided tours of historic sites.
  • Annual Magnolia Days Festival: This festival is held in May each year and celebrates Magnolia’s history with live music, food vendors, a parade, and other fun activities.
  • Magnolia Depot Museum: The Magnolia Depot Museum is a restored railroad depot that now serves as a museum dedicated to the history of Magnolia and the railroad. The museum features exhibits and artifacts related to the town’s history, including a caboose, steam locomotive, and other railroad memorabilia.

Ideal Location and Accessibility

Contributing to Magnolia’s growth is the completion of the Aggie Expressway, which connects State Highway 105 east of Navasota in Grimes County to FM 1488 east of Magnolia. It runs north-south from Spring-Cypress Road in Tomball to Pinehurst in Montgomery County, and is named after the mascot of Texas A&M University, which is located in the nearby city of College Station. The Aggie Expressway is intended to provide faster and more efficient travel for commuters and drivers in the Greater Houston area. With this roadway, Magnolia can serve as a home base for people who work in The Woodlands area, and in and around College Station.

Ready to call Magnolia home? View Emory Glen’s available homes and learn more about the impressive group of builders behind this scenic community. We can’t wait to welcome you home.

Next, discover 5 reasons to move to Magnolia, TX and everything you need to know about its school district.

Images courtesy of: Visit Conroe (Lake Conroe); Industry Intelligence (H-E-B Magnolia); Houston Chronicle (Aggie Expressway).