• 519 9th St., Hempstead, TX 77445

Infrastructure



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Major Thoroughfares

Waller County is well served by critical road, rail, and aviation infrastructure.  Strategically located on the west side of the Houston region, major US, Interstate, and state roads provide ample mobility for moving goods in and out of the area. We are about an hour and a half to the Port of Houston, about one hour to Houston Intercontenental Airport, and are served by Union Pacific Railroad.


The northern portion of the county is serviced by US Hwy 290, which connects Houston to Austin. Commute times to Houston range from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on departure time and destination. Travel to Austin ranges from one and a half hours to two hours. Waller County is a great location for companies doing business in either Austin, San Antonio, or Houston.

State Hwy 6 joins US Hwy 290 in the town of Hempstead. Hwy 6 connects Waller County with the Bryan-College Station area, home to Texas A&M University. Commute time to Texas A&M from Hempstead is about 45 minutes.  To the south is Hwy 90 and Interstate 10. Interstate 10 connects Houston with San Antonio. Commute times into Houston along Interstate 10 range from 45 minutes to one hour. During morning and evening rush, these times are doubled. To ease the congestion along Interstate 10, new lanes are being built that will make it one of the widest highways in the area.


In addition to these major roads, several state-maintained FMs (Farm to Market) roads run throughout the county. Of these, FM 359, FM 362, and FM 1488 are the most traveled. Each of these roads connect the northern and southern parts of the county. FM 1488 also runs into Montgomery County connecting Hempstead to Magnolia. FM 359 also runs into Ft. Bend County to the south.

 



Rail Service

Running along Hwy 90 and US Hwy 290 is the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad runs through Waller County into Harris County with team track rail access in Brookshire and Waller. If you are looking to develop property along the rail lines in Waller County. You will need to speak with the local Union Pacific office. For more information, contact their Industrial Development Department, or call them at 800-346-1973.




Aviation

Waller County is home to the Houston Executive Airport, the Houston area's newest and only privately-funded general use business aviation facility. We are extremely proud of this facility. With over 1200 acres, commercial and private hangars and top-notch FBO facilities you can rest assured that you are in one of the country's best aviation facilities. They feature full service turn araound and pilots facilities.


They also partner with Enterprise Car Rental and have relationships with many of the area hotels and stand ready to help you in your arrangements. Features include long-term ground leases for aviation-related busiensses, small and corporate hangars, a 6610 foot runway, and controlled air space from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


VERY IMPORTANT
Before building near the airport, please review the height and hazard zone. If you have any questions, please contact the airport at 281-945-5000.





Utilities & Telecommunications

Telecommunications & Internet

Along with AT&T, there are many other options for telecommunication services within the area. Although Waller County is considered a rural county, we have plenty of support for telecommunications and internet access. In the northern part of the county DSL is available in and around the towns of Waller, Brookshire, Prairie View and Hempstead.


In the southern part of the county in the communities of Brookshire and Pattison, telecommunication services are provided by Consolidated Communications. DSL is available in Brookshire, Katy and some parts of the surrounding area. To learn more, check out their web site or call 281-396-5000 or 877-404-6270.

Electrical & Gas Utilities

Satellite Internet Providers

Although we do not recommend any particular company, satellite is available through many companies including: Excede Satellite Internet Service.

HughesNet satellite Internet service.

Waller County is served by a variety of providers for electrical, gas, telecommunications and internet services.