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Community spotlight: Tomball – Oiltown, USA

Harris County suburb full of fun and above-average incomes
  • Tomball retains its historic roots while benefitting from parks, local businesses and community pride.
  • According to Altos Research, the median price of a single-family home in Tomball is $343,108.
  • There were 578 homes for sale in Tomball as of June 24.

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Known as “Oiltown, USA,” Tomball gained exposure when Exxon and 20 other energy companies helped provide the Houston suburb with jobs and economic prosperity throughout the 20th century. Now, the town retains its historic roots while benefitting from parks, local businesses and community pride. Situated a little over 30 miles northwest of Downtown Houston, Tomball is far enough where families and retirees can settle while remaining local to a large metro filled with opportunity. Although the drive is short, making the trip to Houston isn’t always necessity with the neighborhood amenities right in town. How did Tomball get started? Formerly called Peck until 1907, Tomball was given its new name in honor of Thomas Bell, a pioneer who brought the railroad through the small Harris County town. Bell previously held a Congress position, was named mayor of Huntsville three times and practiced law in Houston. Named the “Father of the Port of Houston,” Bell is recognized fo...