Magnolia is a city in southwestern Montgomery County, Texas, United States outside Houston and right next to The Woodlands. The population of the town itself was 1,393 at the 2010 census.
Magnolia schools are operated by the Magnolia Independent School District. While the town itself may be small, the Magnolia School District covers 147 square miles of the surrounding countryside. With more than 65,000 residents, Magnolia schools enrolled more than 8000 students in the 2008/2009 school year. With the second fastest enrollment growth in the state, Magnolia has recently constructed a new high school and several elementary schools to meet demands for space.
Magnolia is growing quickly, but still manages to maintain that small town feel. Quaint shops are interspersed with large grocery stores and great restaurants. Churches abound and some are quite large. Schools, while growing, still have a small town feel to them with teachers and students interacting after hours withing the community of Magnolia. Properties are available in a wide price range and from small easy upkeep neighborhoods to spacious acreage homesteads. Magnolia appeals to young families as well as those looking for a retirement spot.