Tomball :: A Guide To Houston Neighborhoods

A mother walking on a boardwalk with her daughter above a pond with geese nearby.
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Tomball can be found by going north up 249, off of the Grand Parkway Toll Road. Fun Fact:: Tomball was named after a 1907 local congressman, Thomas Ball. Tomball has experienced a lot of growth over the years and has become a sought-after suburban city for families. The City of Tomball website illuminates that :: “From history and nature, to fun-filled festivals, live music, sports, unique shopping and award winning mom-and-pop restaurants, Tomball is at the center of it all.” 

Tomball has many great neighborhoods to consider, like Inverness, Village Creek, Creekside, Northpointe, Albury Trails Estate, and many more! is a great place to start to find out more about these neighborhoods and to find a house.

Why Moms Love it

Moms love Tomball because of the small town feel so close to the big city. It is a short commute to your downtown Houston destination or the workplaces in The Woodlands or the energy corridor. The City of Tomball has great family friendly activities and events. The City of Tomball has created a Facebook Page dedicated to fun family events in the area. Whether you are kayaking and canoeing along Spring Creek or Cypress Creek, playing disc golf and paintball, checking out the annual Christmas Candlelight Tour at Tomball’s Museum Center, or being haunted in a downtown “Ghost Tour”, you know you are home!  

Local Family Favorites :: {Playgrounds, sports, activities, parks}

At HMB, we love family-friendly activities. If it’s hot outside {because, it’s HOUSTON}, we recommend these indoor play places and these awesome splash padsWe also love taking care of ourselves. We have compiled a list of mommy-favorite fitness classes around town that can help you with self care.

Childcare and Schools

We know finding great child care and schools is a daunting task.  There are hundreds of great day care options in this area, but finding the right one for your family takes work. Tomball is served by the aptly named Tomball ISD. There are also a few private schools in Tomball:: Concordia Lutheran High School (9-12), St. Anne Catholic School (PK-8), Salem Lutheran School, Rosehill Christian School (K-12), Covenant Academy, St. Edwards Catholic School, Trinity Lutheran School, Cypress Christian Academy (K-12), Northland Christian School, and Great Oak School (PK-8). There are also many charter schools across Houston, like YES Prep and Harmony Schools. Lone Star College also has a Tomball branch.  

Perfect Date Night/Staycation

Mommy breaks like date nights, an occasional brunch, and staycations are an important part of self care. 

A few Tomball restaurants are on our list of the 30 Most Family Friendly Houston Patios and our list of Family Friendly Restaurants around Houston. We even know the most kid friendly breweries in this area. Interested in bringing your own alcohol and saving a bit of money? Check out our list of BYOB restaurants around town! To top your evening off, check out one of the Top Ten Ice Cream Shops in Houston!

We feel comfortable “peacing-out” and leaving our kiddos in the trustworthy hands of Best Buds Babysitting, knowing they will be taken care of {especially after we pick up one of the best pizzas in the area for everyone to enjoy}. They are happy. We are happy. Everyone wins!

Learn More

It’s important that you find the best area that fits you! We know what it means to find the right neighborhood and neighbors that fit your family! For more information on Tomball in Houston, check out the Tomball section on There are tons of great resources about moving here, photos, and more helpful details on this area. We love Houston and love that we get to raise our families here. Check out why here. is a full service brokerage and an easy to use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood. We believe that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in. The people, places, schools and amenities that surround your home have an enormous impact on your quality of life. When you’re looking for a place to live, you aren’t just picking out a house. You are also deciding who your children will play with and who you might become friends with. So while many people search for their dream house, we believe you should look for your dream home. And your neighborhood is a huge part of that dream.  

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