Close-up: Grand Central Park

Perry Homes is one of nine builders in the Grand Central Park community.

Perry Homes is one of nine builders in the Grand Central Park community.

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Despite recently opening in 2017, Grand Central Park in southwest Conroe has more than 700 residents living in 500 homes by nine different builders, according to Shannon League, director of marketing for Johnson Development Corp., the master-planned community’s developer. League said the 2,046-acre community has homes ranging in square footage from 1,500 to 5,000 and in values from lower than $200,000 to $600,000.

League said the residents are fairly diverse, with new retirees, empty nesters and young families. With several shared parks including playgrounds and gazebos under construction along with 336 Marketplace and other retailers a short drive away, League said she believes Grand Central Park offers a combination of urban and natural living.

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By Andy Li



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Assistant to the City Administrator Dave McCorquodale and Mayor Sara Countryman listen to presentations from Texas A&M University students Dec. 4. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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From left: Bill McGraw of Quality Home Products; Lindy Johnson, MCFB's director of development; Allison Hulett, MCFB's president and CEO; Kelly Holmes, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Woodforest National Bank and chairman of the MCFB; Dr. Ann Snyder, community advocate; and JJ Hollie, the president and CEO at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, attended the 2018 food collection. (Courtesy Liz Grimm Public Relations)
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Shannon Overby, the director at Conroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, said there have been no new hotel developments in the city since 2017, when the ordinance requiring hotels to have at least 100 units went into effect. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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