The Lake Conroe Area

The Lake Conroe Area

The beautifully wooded Bentwater is located just north of Harris County in the scenic town of Montgomery, Texas.

The area offers a variety of natural amenities such as boating and fishing on the 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, as well as hiking and horseback riding in the Sam Houston National Forest.

Montgomery County, in which the city of Montgomery sits, is home to numerous challenging golf courses, cultural events, a host of antique stores, art galleries, live music, and local festivals. The top-rated Montgomery County School District, welcoming churches, and a wealth of eclectic shopping opportunities can also be found here.

Our area is also home to some of the finest medical facilities in the country.  Numerous top-rated health care options, within minutes of Bentwater, offer a wide array of specialization close to home, including Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital - the Woodlands, CHI St. Luke's Hospital, St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center -The Woodlands, Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands, Conroe Regional Medical Center, Nexus Specialty Hospital and HealthSouth Rehabilitation. Additionally, the world-renowned Texas Medical Center is just an hour's drive from Montgomery.

  • Historic Montgomery
    • Lake Conroe | Historic Montgomery | Bentwater Yacht & Country Club

      One of the oldest towns in Texas, Montgomery started as a trading post in 1826 by Andrew Montgomery and was chartered 11 years later.

      Montgomery, the third county formed under the Republic of Texas, was the first county seat of Montgomery County and is recognized as the birthplace of the Texas Lone Star Flag.

      A stroll through Montgomery’s 19th Century Historic Downtown district transports you to a time of horse-drawn carriages and stately southern manners. Montgomery’s historic main street is lined with unique shops offering antiques, clothing, jewelry, and crafts. Restaurants, art galleries, two historic chapels, and several other historic buildings can also be found in this charming little village.

      Yearly events such as the Historic Montgomery Wine and Music Festival, Christmas in Montgomery, and the Annual Antiques Show & Sale bring visitors from across the state.

      Bentwater residents often gather together on the first Saturday of each month to experience Montgomery’s Lone Star 1st Saturday and Farmer’s Market which includes artisans selling homemade, handmade, and homegrown products, as well as free Acoustic Jam Sessions held throughout the city on the porches of local shops and restaurants.

  • Lake Conroe
    • Lake Conroe

      Lake Conroe offers 22,000-acres of clean, clear water for a large variety of recreation such as boating, kayaking, fishing, golfing, swimming, canoeing, water skiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, pleasure boating, and more.

      Lake Conroe is one of the largest and most active lakes in the State of Texas. Lake Conroe’s fishing piers, boat launches and shady tree-lined shoreline provides ample opportunity for novice and experienced fisherman alike. The lake is plentiful with largemouth bass, bluegill, white bass, crappie, and channel catfish and plays host to numerous high-profile fishing tournaments.

      Winding around the beautiful lake, Sam Houston National Forest beckons for even more outdoor fun. Residents and guests have easy access to explore the 160,000-acres of Sam Houston National Forest, making it a great location for hiking, camping, picnicking, and horseback riding.

  • Churches
  • Schools
    • Lake Conroe Schools

      From preschool to college, students of all ages in Bentwater have access to excellent educational opportunities close to home.

      Bentwater is served by the Montgomery Independent School District (MISD), which is rated as a Texas Education Agency Recognized District and ranked among the top 15 percent of school districts nationwide.

      The locally developed curriculum places strong emphasis on academic excellence, and MISD is one of the most technologically advanced districts in Texas. All campuses are computer-networked, and there are computers in every classroom. The district is also a leader in integrating computer instructional technology into all core curriculum classrooms.

      There are also approximately 20 daycare centers and private schools in the Bentwater area, including a number of schools affiliated with religious denominations. These facilities offer childcare and instruction for all ages, ranging from infants and preschoolers to grades K-12. Many are accredited by various licensing organizations.

      Students living in Bentwater can earn four-year, masters and professional degrees from six major Texas universities close to home from the Lone Star College System, located on Highway 242 near I-45 North. Participating universities include Texas A&M, Sam Houston State University, the University of Houston (Main Campus and Downtown), Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern University.

  • Culture
    • Bentwater on Lake Conroe Culture

      Bentwater residents of all ages rarely are without something to do as an abundance of community, entertainment, and cultural activities are available most every day of the week.


      Of course, nearby Houston offers Bentwater residents world-class ballet, symphony, museums, and Broadway touring productions in addition to the NFL's Texans, the Astros baseball team, the Houston Rockets basketball team, Dynamo soccer club, Aeros hockey games, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
  • Shopping
    • Lake Conroe Shopping

      Even though living in Bentwater feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of a big city, you can still shop for everything you could possibly need nearby.

      In the last few years, shopping opportunities in the Bentwater area have expanded as never before. You will find fashion boutiques, custom artwork, and European antiques with each store more enticing than the last. Near Bentwater you will find butchers, bakers, and candle makers, not to mention the offices of bankers, real estate agents, CPAs, custom home builders, lawyers, decorators, architects, physicians, dentists, and engineers.

      Within minutes you can easily

      If you are a bargain hunter, you will feel the thrill of the hunt when you find bargains galore at the Conroe Outlet Center. Then take the 30 – 70% you saved and drive 15 minutes down I-45 to The Woodlands, home of The Woodlands Mall, Market Street, the Waterway & Town Center, and two Tinseltown Cinemas, one which specializes in independent and art house films.

      After a full day of shopping, you can choose from dozens of restaurant in the Bentwater area including Red Lobster, Applebees, Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, the Outback Steakhouse, Shogun, Los Cucos Mexican Cafe, Texas Roadhouse, TGI Friday's, Blackeyed Pea, Carrabba's, Saltgrass Steakhouse, Amerigo's, Macaroni Grill, Guadalajara, Babin's Seafood, Landry's, Chili's, Benihana, Pappadeaux, Cafe Adobe, Alpenhaus, Berryhill Cantina, Cafe Express, Chipotle, La Madeleine, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Uni Sushi, Brio Tuscan Grille, Fleming's Steakhouse, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Panera Bread, Rockfish Seafood Grill, Cheesecake Factory, Kirby's Steakhouse, Palotta's Italian, and many others.