Bristol Lakes Neighborhood Driving Tour - Video

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Brisa, one of my lovely assistants and team agent, helped me put together this awesome driving tour of Bristol Lakes! Let us know your thoughts. Brisa & Jordan

Are you planning your visit to Conroe TX? If this your first time visiting? Do you feel lost or overwhelmed? If any of these are you, then you are in the right spot. This blog post is going to be your guide to exploring Conroe TX. I included some of my favorite restaurants, attractions, model homes to visit and even open houses! I hope you find this list helpful during your stay, and please reach out to me if you need assistance with your relocation.

Restaurants to Try

Broth & Brine: Diverse selection of creative and healthy food, new & stylish interior.

Red Brick Tavern: American pub style cuisine serving homemade pizzas, craft beer, unique cocktails, and live music. Very unique & nostalgic ambiance inside.

Amore Fine Dining & Spirits: Upscale Italian restaurant known for their seafood & steak.

Wasabi Bistro: Asian cuisine with a wide variety of specialty sushi rolls, modern atmosphere.

Joes Italian Restaurant: A family-owned and operated restaurant serving fresh New York- style pizza, hot subs, and pasta dishes.

Vernons Kuntry Catfish : A casual and comfortable family-owned and operated restaurant serving all your southern favorites and seafood dishes.

Pappadeaux  : A great chain with dependable service and food. They serve New Orleans-Style seafood, steaks and salads.

The Toasted Yolk : A breakfast, lunch and drink spot serving all your American favorites remixed with fresh ingredients and all made from scratch.

105 Cafe : Mom & Pop cafe with a southern vintage charm, they serve homestyle American cuisine.

Fajita Jacks : A true Tex-Mex Grill & Cantina featuring live entertainment. You can enjoy your food and drinks on their patio over-looking Lake Conroe.

Mama Juanitas : A restaurant serving authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. They have an exclusively Gluten-Free menu if allergens are a concern.

Food Trucks to Track Down

– Kaow: Kajun Asian On Wheels: This truck blending Asian & Cajun flavors is a must try. Everything on their menu is unique and packed with flavor, they serve loaded fries, bowls, tacos, and more! Link.

– Moy’z Street Food: Fun & creative food with a menu full of variety, there’s really something for everyone here. They’ve got a great breakfast menu that’s available all day, a ‘Mex Menu’, unique burgers & sides, and a kid’s menu. Link.

– Dracula’s Chimney Cakes: A place everyone needs to experience, they make unique food & desserts with their method of spinning dough in a helix to make a cylinder and filling them with all sorts of goodies! Link.

– Nacho Birria: Known for the best Birria in town, where their meat is roasted for 14 hours. They’re #1 seller is the Queso Birria! Link.

– BBQ Godfather: Classic barbecue with great reviews. They sell a variety of meats by the pound or in sandwiches, and they have a variety of sides to choose from! Link.

– Wiches On Wheels: Not your average sandwiches & burgers. With their signature sauces and top notch ingredient, you can’t go wrong here. There’s also loaded nachos, meaty mac ‘n cheeses, and a kids menu! Link.

– Cowboy Tacos & Burgers: American & Mexican food serving, burgers, tacos, loaded fries, tortas, quesadillas, and more. On Friday’s they have some great tamales for sale! Link

– Mexi-Rican: Blend of Mexican & Puerta Rican flavors, offering large portions packed with flavor. Their loaded rice, Lucy tacos, and empanadas are a few must tries! Link.

– Taco Tijuas: Mexican food, specializing in tacos. They also serve Birria & quesadillas, as well as family packs where you can get a huge amount of food for a very good price! Link.

Places To Experience

Historic Downtown Conroe: This town has a wonderful vintage feel with much of its original architecture still intact.   You can find many boutiques, restaurants, and even museums along these historic streets!

7 Acre Wood: A great kid friendly place where you can interact with animals in the petting zoo, play mini golf, or try out   the zip line. If you go on Saturday or Sunday they offer pony rides for the children!

North Lake Conroe Paddling Co.: If you’re visiting Conroe you’ll most likely want to experience the lake, and a great way   to do that is on a kayak. This company rents out Kayaks for great prices and also does guided tours to help you explore!

B.E. Winery: This 15 acre vineyard surrounded by piney woods has some stunning views, and of course amazing wine.   Plus it’s located in Historic Downtown Conroe!

That Escape Place: Now that Escape rooms are gaining more popularity they seem to be popping up everywhere, but this   location offers recently expanded & updated rooms with the highest ratings in the area. It’s a great activity to do with   friends or family!

Parks to Visit 

Lake Conroe Park: A 13 acre park right on the lake with fishing piers, barbecue pits & picnic tables, and a roped off   beach entrance swimming area. This park is perfect if you’re wanting to enjoy the water!

Lone Star Monument & Historical Flag Park: This is great park if you enjoy history as it showcases 13 flags from the   1830’s Texas Revolution. In the center of the park is 14 foot “Texian” sculpture made by a local artist!

Carl Barton Jr. Park: There’s much to do at this 201 acre park, they have soccer & baseball fields, a large pond for fishing,   covered playground for the kids and a few nature trails!

W. Goodrich Jones State Forest: One of the largest urban forests in the nation, this location features many trails to   explore, a few picnic areas, and 2 lakes!

Candy Cane Park: I’ve saved the best for last with this park. This 24 acre park offers multiple playgrounds and an aquatic   center, if you have kids they’ll be in heaven here. And if you need to relax there’s picnic areas near the aquatic center, and   some calming trails to walk through!

Movie Theaters for those Rainy Days

– The Grand Theatre 14 - Conroe: This is a super fun & colorful movie theater. In the lobby you’ll find a big arcade area with lots of games, a classic concessions area for popcorn, candy, drinks and quick hot bites, and a super cute Tiki Bar where you can get fun drinks before your movie begins. Link.

– Star Cinema Grill: A fabulous dine-in movie theater with an extensive menu & full service bar, it truly elevates your movie experience. They have servers that take your order discretely, so you can enjoy a delicious meal & cocktails while watching your movie. They offer the classics like popcorn & candy as well. The seats are large & super comfy, with convenient tables for dining. There’s also a chic bar & lounge area in the lobby to enjoy drinks before your movie. Link.

– Xscape at 1488: This is a great newer theater that features super comfy, electric leather recliners for every seat in all of the auditoriums. They have a classic concessions area where you can get popcorn, candy, nachos, and other yummy food. They also serve beer & wine that can be taken into the movie with you.  Link.

– AMC Metropark Square 10: Brand new movie theater that has a sleek & modern look. They have comfortable reclining seats, a concessions area for snacks and other yummy food choices, and a nice bar that has a lounge area so you can enjoy a drink before your movie begins. In front of the theater is a green space strung with lights, so the kids can run around before or after the movie!  Link.

Things To Do Blog post link.

Make sure to check out the calendar for different events happening in and around Conroe.

Neighborhoods to Check Out

April Sound

  • Price Range: 200,000 – 1,000,000
  • Lot Size: 0 – 3 acres
  • Gated community on the lake, golf course, pool & splash pad, tennis courts, and boat launches
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link


  • Price Range: 350,000 – 700,000
  • Square Feet: 1,950 – 4,300
  • Beautiful new community center on the water, unique playgrounds, splash pad, fitness center, paddle boat & kayak rentals, nature trails, and an on site cafe.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Barton Creek Ranch

  • Price Range: 250,000 – 500,000
  • Lot Size: Median of 6,650 square feet
  • 5 local parks with sports fields, pools & splash pads, fitness centers, and miles of trails.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Carriage Hills

  • Price Range: 240,000 – 800,000
  • Lot Size: 0 – 5+
  • Neighborhood pool, playground, trails, and tennis courts
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Jacobs Reserve

  • Price Range: 300,000 – 900,000
  • Square Feet: 2,000 – 5,000
  • Community pool & splash pad, playground, tennis courts, and a stocked fishing pond.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Crighton Ridge & Crighton Woods

  • Price Range: 375,000 – 900,000
  • Lot Size: 0 – 1 acres
  • 2 nature parks with playgrounds, trails, and pavilions. Neighborhood pond with a waterfall and a putting green.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Deer Pines & Deer Trail Two

  • Price Range: 320,000 – 450,000
  • Square Feet: 1,830 – 3,250
  • New subdivision with great prices and opportunity for new construction
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Estates Of Wedgewood Falls

  • Price Range: 300,000 – 450,000
  • Lot Size: Median of 8,500 square feet
  • Secluded neighborhood by Wedgewood Golf Course, lots of nature & trails to enjoy
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Fosters Ridge

  • Price Range: 260,000 – 630,000
  • Lot Size: 6,000 – 36,000 square feet
  • New modern homes and plenty of lots for new construction
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Grand Central Park

  • Price Range: 285,000 – 600,000
  • Lot Size: 3,400 – 14,000 square feet
  • Neighborhood pool, dog park, and playgrounds. Multiple nature trails and lake views
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Graystone Hills

  • Price Range: 370,000 – 700,000
  • Lot Size: 8,000 – 23,000 square feet
  • Resort style pool with with a slide & splash pad, and many trails through the community greenbelt
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Harpers Preserve

  • Price Range: 250,000 – 630,000
  • Lot Size: 4,500 – 11,000 square feet
  • Large pool & splash pad, playgrounds, bocce ball court, a stocked fishing lake, and nature parks full of trails
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Heritage Reserve

  • Price Range: 290,000 – 350,000
  • Square Feet: 1,800 – 2,700
  • Lake side neighborhood with green belts and nature trails
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Ladera Creek

  • Price Range: 240,000 – 370,000
  • Lot Size: Median of 6,200 square feet
  • Greenbelt & walking trails, near Carl Barton Jr. park & Lake Conroe
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Lake Creek Forest

  • Price Range: 425,000 – 1,500,000
  • Lot Size: 0 – 3 acres
  • Club house with playground, tennis & basketball courts, and a picnic area
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Montgomery Creek Ranch

  • Price Range: 245,000 – 420,000
  • Lot Size: Median of 6,000 square feet
  • Community center with a pool & very large splash pad, and a covered playground
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Meadows at Imperial Oaks

  • Price Range: 320,000 – 600,000
  • Lot Size: Median of 7,700 square feet
  • Resort style pool, toddler pool & splash pad, lake with a fishing dock, playground, and miles of trails
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Stewarts Forest

  • Price Range: 230,000 – 500,000
  • Lot Size: 6,000 – 15,000 square feet
  • Large community pool, playground, and plenty of nature trails
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link


  • Price Range: 875,000 – 2,000,000
  • Lot Size: 0 – 5+ acres
  • Large wooded lots and opportunity for new builds, gated access, and nature trails
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

The Woodlands Hills

  • Price Range: 300,000 – 730,000
  • Lot Size: 5,000 – 17,000 square feet
  • Resort style pool, lap pool, spray park, fitness center, tennis courts, a dog park, event lawn, playgrounds, and a17 acres nature park
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Watercrest on Lake Conroe

  • Price Range: 245,000 – 600,000
  • Lot Size: 6,000 – 22,000 square feet
  • Located on the lake, 2 community pools, a playground, ponds with waterfalls, and private boat ramp access
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Alden Bridge – The Woodlands

  • Price Range: 200,000 – 900,000
  • Lot Size: Median of 6,400 square feet
  • Multiple different club houses with pools, splash pads & playgrounds, and tons of local nature parks with miles of trails
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

College Park – The Woodlands

  • Price Range: 200,000 – 500,000
  • Square Feet: 1,500 – 4,000
  • Many nearby nature parks with pools, playgrounds, and lots of trails
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

White Oak Estates

  • Price Range: 450,000 – 1,300,000
  • Lot Size: 1 – 5+ acres
  • Catch & release fishing pond, 2 parks with multiple playgrounds, and plenty of trails
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Red Oak Ranch

  • Price Range: 800,000 – 2,000,000
  • Lot Size: 3 – 10 acres
  • Secluded neighborhood full of trees, with very large lots & opportunity for new construction
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link


  • Price Range: 450,000 – 1,300,000
  • Lot Size: 7,000 – 18,000 square feet
  • Beautiful recreation area called ‘The Back Porch’ boasts a pond with a water fountain, seating areas, green space, and covered pavilions. Here they host movie nights, crawfish boils, and many other events.
  • Open Houses –  Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

All open houses in Conroe TX - Link.

Most Popular New Construction Neighborhoods in the Conroe TX

    1. Fosters Ridge*  Homes for sale.
    2. Grand Central Park*  Homes for sale.
    3. Harper’s Preserve* Homes for sale.
    4. Meadows at Imperial Oaks  Homes for sale.
    5. Oak Estates at Jacobs Reserve  Homes for sale.
    6. Old Kentucky Farms*  Homes for sale.
    7. Stillwater*  Homes for sale.
    8. Teaswood  Homes for sale.
    9. The Meadows at Imperial Oaks  Homes for sale.
    10. The Woodlands Hills  Homes for sale.
    11. Water Crest on Lake Conroe  Homes for sale.
    12. All new construction options in Conroe TX

Seven Best Bang for your Buck Neighborhoods in Conroe TX

  1. Barton Creek Ranch:  Newer homes with opportunity to build. This neighborhood near Lake Conroe is located by 5 nature parks with polls &  splash pads, playgrounds, sports courts & fields, picnic areas, and miles of trails. Close proximity to I-45 for easy access to plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping centers.
  2. Briar Grove: Smaller neighborhood with homes from the early 2000’s, located off of Loop 336. There’s a community clubhouse that hosts lots of events, a pool, playground, and covered pavilion area.
  3. Imperial Oaks: This is a huge neighborhood with a variety of different sub-sections, offering many types of home styles & prices. They offer 48 acres of preserved trees & green space, miles of trails, multiple scenic ponds, and a few different playgrounds, pools & splash pads, and sports fields & courts. Located near Rayford road, I-45, and Grand Parkway.
  4. Montgomery Creek Ranch: Community with newer style homes offering a swimming pool & very large splash pad, and a great covered playground.  It’s located off of FM 242, near I-45 giving you easy access to Market Street & The Woodlands Mall, as well as a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, and other shops.
  5. River Plantation: This neighborhood features custom homes on large lots, no home looks the same here. There’s a large community sports park with a pool, basketball & tennis courts, and The River Plantation Golf Course. Located right off of I-45.
  6. The Woods of Conroe: A great wooded neighborhood with newer homes & opportunity to build. They offer a community park with a playground  & trails. Conveniently located near Lake Conroe which if full of fun activities and great restaurants.
  7. Water Crest on Lake Conroe: This lovely neighborhood is right on the water and has opportunity for new construction. There’s a recreation center,  multiple pools, a playground, and ponds with waterfall features. They also have direct lake access, a boat ramp & dock, and many trails.

Other Conroe TX Related Blog Posts – Conroe TX Category (I would start with the links below, and then the category link.)

  • Comparing the Neighborhoods of Conroe TX – Link.
  • Family Friendly and Kid Friendly Neighborhoods of Conroe TX – Link.
  • What is the weather like in Conroe TX? – Link.
  • Best Neighborhoods in Conroe TX (New Construction) – Link.
  • Things to do in Conroe TX – Link.
  • Conroe TX Relocation Guide – Link.
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Conroe TX – <a href=

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