They say while the lights of Houston shine brightly, don’t let them outshine the small Texas town just 30 miles north. You may have heard that the once small town of Tomball has been blossoming into a thriving community. That’s because there’s more than one reason more and more people are deciding to call this city home — like cost of living, great schools, easy access and more.
Cost of Living
When compared to the national average for cost of living, the City of Tomball is quite low. Below is a comparison chart highlighting the difference between the cost of living in Tomball and the rest of the United States (baseline score of 100).
- Overall 80/100
- Food 93/100
- Utilities 96/100
- Miscellaneous 95/100
Tomball is a unique city with a culture deeply rooted in the traditional values of hard-working, patriotic, friendly, caring people. It is located 28 miles from the heart of downtown Houston, but it has been able to maintain a small town community atmosphere with all the conveniences of the big city.
Great School District
If you’re looking for a new home in a great school district, Tomball has one of the top rated school districts in the area. Here kids get access to quality education. Tomball ISD has earned no less than a 4.5 out of 5-star rating with Texas Smart Schools. And in 2018 TISD earned the top mark of 5-stars, according to a recent press release.
Ample Park Space
Tomball’s great location puts homeowners in easy access to a variety of activities in the community. Explore the hiking and biking trails, go fishing in the 320-acre Burroughs Park or hang out in an observation blind in Theis Attaway Park, Tomball’s locale for birding and wildlife watching.
Tomball is home to a wealth of mom-and-pop restaurants serving up tasty food, unique shops, live event venues and even a drive-in movie theatre. Historic Downtown Tomball has more than enough to keep you busy with art galleries, shops and restaurants. If you enjoy shopping, browse the one-of-a-kind wares in Tomball’s boutique clothing stores and antique shops.
Family Fun Activities
Catch modern movies in an old school double feature at the Showboat Drive-In, Get to know Tomball’s rich history at the Museum Center, or head to the local farmers market. Not to mention, Tomball is just a hop, skip and a jump away from places like Splashtown Waterpark, Texas breweries, wineries and more.
Tomball is home to a robust network of streets and highways to service local, regional, and national markets. Head east, and you’re on your way to Highway 249 and I-45. Go west, and you run into Highways 290 and 59 South, as well as I-10. Top business hubs are just 25 miles away. The Energy Corridor is a straight shot away on I-10. Not to mention, Grand Parkway drivers can get from Tomball to Hwy. 290 in about half the time the drive took on FM 2920
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