Welcome to Magnolia
Southern hospitality and star-filled nights in a gorgeous small-town setting
Located in Montgomery County, just north of Houston, Magnolia is known for its small-town feel. Magnolia offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city while still providing easy access to all that Houston has to offer. If you are looking for the quintessential Texas experience, you found it in Magnolia. The area is known as the gateway to Texas’s Piney Woods, and it is named after the elegant, flowering magnolia trees growing in the area. Relaxing scenic drives through the countryside past equestrian stables and pastures add to the beauty of Magnolia.
Magnolia offers a range of housing options to suit all preferences and budgets. From spacious ranch-style homes on large lots to cozy townhomes and apartments, there is something for everyone here.
Magnolia covers a large rural area that extends all the way into portions of The Woodlands. Residents are also drawn to Magnolia ISD's acclaimed campuses and nearby premiere private institutions, including The John Cooper School and Legacy Prep.
What to Love
Natural beauty: Magnolia is situated in the heart of Texas's piney woods, with lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking, camping, and fishing
Small-town charm: Magnolia is a quaint town with a population of around 2,000 people, so it has a tight-knit community feel where neighbors often know each other
Proximity to Houston: While Magnolia itself is a small town, it's only about an hour's drive from the bustling metropolis of Houston, which offers access to all sorts of entertainment and cultural opportunities.
The local lifestyle in Magnolia is laid-back with a strong sense of community and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of the surrounding area. One of the defining features of life in Magnolia is the abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. With easy access to Lake Conroe and several state parks, residents can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and camping throughout the year. The town is also home to several community parks which offer a range of amenities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Magnolia has a thriving downtown area that offers a range of local shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, making it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Throughout the year, Magnolia hosts a variety of community events, including art festivals, concerts, and holiday celebrations.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Small-town living with shopping and dining options! Magnolia delivers in a big way on these fronts. Check out The Treehouse Cafe
, a dog-friendly cafe tucked back off the road with tasty burgers, salads, and breakfast. There are also some friendly resident tortoises. Be sure to check out the Eden Cafe
, too, where you can choose from various dishes, including authentic Cuban and Italian treats. Meet your neighbors at Hebrews Coffeehouse
, a unique coffee shop offering flights of coffee and incredible sandwiches. Finish your day at The Republic Grille
, an upscale American grill with unique dishes and a superb wine list.
Things to Do
Magnolia's community spirit shines through its packed events calendar. The town is the home of the famous Texas Renaissance Festival, which draws tourists from all over Texas to an event-filled and action-packed nine weeks each fall. Mardi Gras on The Stroll
is another can't-miss Magnolia event featuring a Cajun Cook-off. Check out Magnolia’s roots at Depot Day, an annual fundraiser for the city's historic sites, including the depot building and history museum
. The town comes to life for Hometown Christmas, with a parade, Christmas market, carriage rides, and visits from Santa. And community pride comes alive under the Friday Night Lights at the well-attended Magnolia High School