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About East Montgomery County

Located just north of Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston the East Montgomery County area includes eight distinct communities and that are often referred to as simply “East County”. The communities of Porter, New Caney, Splendora, Roman Forest, Woodbranch Village, Patton Village, Grangerland and a portion of Kingwood are located in the area. While most of the area is un-incorporated, a good portion of the area falls within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston. The remaining area falls under the jurisdiction of Montgomery County with regard to permits and ordinances with the exception of the four incorporated cities of Patton Village, Roman Forest, Splendora, and Woodbranch Village. Our primary zip codes of service for the Greater EMC Chamber are 77357, 77372, 77365, 77339, 77345, and portions of 77386, 77302, and 77306.

Residents and Visitors

Residents and visitors to the area enjoy the diversity of lifestyles and the new development that is taking place. Over the last ten years there has been significant new development in the area and that trend is expected to continue for at least the next ten plus years. The close proximity to the cultural amenities of Houston and The Woodlands along with the recreational opportunities found at the three regional lakes and Lake Houston Wilderness Park provide area residents a wide range of activities.

Significant Growth

The area has seen significant growth over the years. Over the last 15 years Porter has seen an increase in population with 120%, New Caney with 37% and Splendora with 18%.

Close to Big City Amenities

Located just north of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, close to the Port of Houston, and within a thirty minute drive to downtown Houston provides many opportunities for citizens to live in the area and yet be close to big city amenities. There has been a significant increase in residential housing developments such as Oakhurst, River Walk, Cumberland Crossing, Valley Ranch and Tavola, and there is still raw land that can be developed.

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