Huntsville and Texas Grand Ranch

Huntsville and Texas Grand Ranch

 

Sam Houston statueThere is a simple saying around Texas Grand Ranch when someone asks for directions: drive north, on I-45 from Houston and if you’ve hit the Sam Houston statue, you’ve gone too far.

That iconic statue towering over the hardwood proudly overseeing traffic from 67-feet in the air, is a powerful point of of pride in the city of Huntsville, the city minutes north of the new Patten Companies muti-acreage housing community, Texas Grand Ranch. The Walker County city is dubbed, “Home of Sam Houston,” has not only embraced Patten Companies and Texas Grand Ranch, but has personally met with some of the new residents of the housing community, if only to welcome them to the community.

“It’s a breath of fresh air for Walker County,” said Walker County Judge Danny Pierce. “We are just so excited, this is probably the most exciting thing to happen to Walker County since I-45 came through here in the ‘50s.” 

He’s not kidding. Huntsville is a small town, but it has a lot of heart and is on the brink of a tremendous population surge. In fact, according to a June article in the Houston Chronicle, the Houston area population surged by 156,000 newcomers, which is including 98,000 who moved to the oil and gas city.

Judge Pierce sits with the Texas Grand Ranch land map, sharing why he supports the project.

Judge Pierce sits with the Texas Grand Ranch land map, sharing why he supports the project.

As retail begins to pop up to accommodate the growing rooftops, the article continued, residents are looking north, seeking hardwoods and not concrete.

Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe

Aside from being close to Texas Grand Ranch, Huntsville offers a breadth of outdoor activities. Its proximity to the Sam Houston National Forest, which backs up to Texas Grand Ranch, is a stunning location to watch the leaves change, fish for a meal or camp out for the weekend. It’s also close to the breathtaking Lake Conroe, which permits motorized boating.

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“Huntsville has a wealth of culture and history and all kinds of activities [residents at Texas Grand Ranch] will enjoy,” said Huntsville Tourism Director Kim Thomas. “We have about seven to 10 annual events that take place and then we have our museums and one of the best parks in the state of Texas.”

Thomas also points out her favorite location is the historical downtown Huntsville, known for General Sam Houston’s gravesite and art museums.

For more about Texas Grand Ranch and what the surrounding cities offer, be sure to schedule a visit by calling!

 

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