Grogan's Mill Village, the first Village of The Woodlands, is bordered by The Woodlands Town Center to the north, Interstate 45 to the east, the northern reaches of unincorporated Montgomery County commonly referred to as Spring to the south and the Village of Panther Creek to the west along the eastern shore of Lake Woodlands.
Grogan's Mill Village
(1974) The Woodlands' first village, Grogan's Mill is the gateway to The Woodlands. Grogan's Mill opened in 1974 and is named after the original Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company (1917) that was previously operating on the land. Despite reduced profits throughout the Great Depression, Grogan-Cochran continued to replant, cut and ship timber in south Montgomery County right up through the 1950s. The land that had been used for timber production since the late 1800's yielded to the new community's progress. George Mitchell purchased 2,800 acres from the Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company with the vision to create a planned community in 1964. The Village opened with a celebratory flag rising and guest appearance by William Shatner (Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame) on Saturday, October 19, 1974. When opened, The Woodlands consisted of a few families living in Settlers Corner, a conference center and country club, the Information Center, the Wharf shopping area, 19 model homes, 50 apartments, three office buildings, and several recreation amenities, all in Grogan's Mill Village. There are now approximately 5,195 homes and 13,500 residents who call the Village of Grogan's Mill home. The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, along with three distinctive golf courses, The Oaks, Panther Trail and The Woodlands Country Club's Tournament Course are all contained within Grogan's Mill.
Grogan's Mill Village Neighborhoods:
Autumnwood, Bristol Gate, Doe Run, Edenbrook, Glen Mill, Grogan's Point, High Oaks, Milbend Forest, Millbend Village, Millgrove, Mossrock, Rolling Links, Royal Fern, Sawmill Woods, Settler's Corner, Star Fern, Tall Forest, Tamarac Woods, The Retreat, Timbertop, Wilding Estates, and Windwood.
Nestled within towering trees and situated along winding cul-de-sacs, the homes in The Woodlands original Village of Grogan’s Mill have the distinction of being part of the "Historic District." The scenic Millbend Loop is a great place for a morning walk or jog and The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center is a regional attraction with its "Forest Oasis Waterscape."
East Shore District
Conveniently located near The Woodlands Waterway and its shopping, dining and entertainment venues, this 260-acre enclave is the "Garden District" of Town Center. Custom homes, townhomes, brownstones and condominiums rendered in classic architectural styles, enhanced by garden parks, street trees, ornamental lighting and a planned private boat house, add to the pedestrian-friendly, sophisticated ambiance of East Shore. East Shore is included in the Village of Grogan's Mill, and is planned to have a small retail center along Grogan's Mill Road.
Large parks in Grogan’s Mill include Tamarac Park and Sawmill Park. Sawmill Park features a swimming pool.
Schools in Grogan's Mill Village:
Conroe ISD elementary schools in Grogan’s Mill include Hailey and Lamar Elementary (grades K-4) and both Wilkerson Intermediate (grades 5 & 6) and Knox Junior High (grades 7 & 8) are located in this village.
Bordering Lake Harrison is the Grogan’s Mill Village Center, featuring a Randall's supermarket, several restaurants including Chef Chan’s Chinese, Fuddrucker’s and Beck's Prime, along with shops and neighborhood services.
Dining in Grogan's Mill Village is limited to a few venues in Shopping Center at North Millbend Drive and Grogan's Mill Road with several other nearby restaurants on Sawdust Road out to I-45. This area is technically known as Spring, but with it's proximity to the Village of Grogan's Mill it can easily be mistaken for being within The Woodlands proper.
Recreation in Grogan's Mill Village:
The Forest Oasis Waterscape™ at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center features a double helix water slide, and separate swimming areas for children and adults with the adjoining Blue Water Café and other attractions. The Waterscape is surrounded by Fairway Pines, an enclave of deluxe guest rooms at The Resort.
The Village Associations are separate and independent organizations that provide civic and social opportunities. Many of the duties for the Village officers can be found in the Grogan's Mill Village Association website.
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