Apartments For Rent In Tomball, TX
When you live in our Apartments in Tomball, TX This page shares the places you will want were to shop, eat and play.
The original settlers to the area now called Tomball began arriving from Europe in the mid-1800s filled dreams, hope for a better life, and a desire for true freedom in a new home.
These pioneers were pleased to find the thick, lush forests around Spring Creek to be much like the Black Forest of Germany and prime property for a soon-to-be thriving lumber industry. They also found the rich soil throughout the area to be perfect for farming and livestock.
Just after the turn of the 20th Century this simple railroad stop and surrounding community was named Peck, Texas, but soon that all changed. In ceremonies held on December 2, 1907 at the now historic downtown depot, Peck was renamed Tomball in honor of the man responsible for routing the railroad and its operations through the small town . . . his name was Thomas Ball.
Thomas Ball was a former congressman, practice law in Houston, was three-time mayor of Huntsville, Texas and is known as the “Father of the Port of Houston”. By bringing rail service to the community, Ball virtually ensured the growth that would follow for years to come.
As the city continued to grow and prosper over the next 25-years, residents had little idea of the economic boon that was about to gush into their lives. It was on May 27th, 1933 when the Humble Oil Company struck oil southwest of town earning Tomball the nickname, “Oiltown USA”. Humble Oil Company, now known as Exxon, and more than 20 other energy companies worked the fields around the City for many years producing more than 100 million barrels of oil and 316 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
In the decades to follow Tomball has continued to grow into a diverse and vibrant community near to the big city while retaining its small town history and hometown sensibilities.
Where To Eat in Tomball, TX
Where To Shop in Tomball, TX
Tomball offers a wide range of shopping opportunities. The everyday shopping needs of residents are met with ready access to supermarkets and large department stores. Major area shopping malls are just minutes away. The flavor of the past is found in the quaint and inviting Downtown Shopping District, which offers more than 50 antique & collectable shops in the downtown area.
The area offers a variety of family and national chain restaurants. Whether it is Mexican, Italian, or American delicacies, the local restaurants will provide for a unique dining experience.
Tomball Marketplace Shopping Center is a new development located on the southwest corner of SH 249 and FM 2920 which serves as a regional retail hub for Tomball and Montgomery County. National retailers also located at the intersection includes:
Old Town Tomball
Old Town Tomball & Historic Downtown Tomball offer many great places to shop and eat; and it’s a lot more relaxing and more low key than going to one of the malls. If you don’t want to fight the traffic and you are looking for unique gifts, give one (or several) of these wonderful stores a try. You’ll see lots of things you won’t see at the mall.
Where To Play in Tomball, TX
From history and nature, to festivals, live music, sports, shopping and great food, we’re at the center of it all.
Here’s just a sample of what’s waiting for you in Tomball, Texas!
- Tea rooms and Country cooking, Texas barbecue and Baja-style Mexican treats, homemade desserts and ice cream hand-dipped by real soda jerks.
- The Tomball Museum Center with a dozen historic buildings and museums.
- Tomball’s restored railroad Depot and museum
- More than 40 historic cemeteries, markers, museums and homes within a short drive
- Three dozen driving ranges and golf courses for all skill levels just minutes away
- Parks and nature preserves
- Hiking and biking trails
- Fishing and birding
- Kayak and canoe along Spring Creek or Cypress Creek
- Disc golf and paintball
- Art exhibits at local galleries and the nearby Museum of Fine Arts Houston
- The annual Christmas Candlelight Tours at Tomball’s Museum Center
- Local community and professional theater productions
- Live performances from well known “Texas music” artists and those on the way up at Main Street Crossing
- Honky tonkin’ at Red River and Tin Hall
- Awarding-winning festivals such as:
The Tomball Honky Tonk Music Festival
Bugs, Brew & Barbecue
Rail & Tails Mudbug Festival
The Tomball Bluegrass Festival
Art Walk, Tomball!
The Tomball German Heritage Festival
German Christmas Festival and Christmas on Commerce
- Certified and informal runs and walks such as the annual Tomball Bunny Run
- The family-oriented “2nd Saturday at the Depot” for kids
- The Tomball Farmers Market
- Antiquing and treasure hunting throughout the historic downtown district
- Shopping at boutiques and specialty shops
- Christmas tree farms
- Haunted “Ghost Tours”
- Discover pioneer life at Kleb Woods Nature Center and Farm
- Pick your own fruit and berries at the Matt Family Orchard
- Letterboxing and geocaching
- Visit more than ten wineries along the Bluebonnet Wine Trail
- Sample Texas craft beers at six area breweries
- Nature photography on more than 575 combined areas of nearby woodlands
- SplashTown Waterpark – the largest waterpark in southeast Texas