slide1Wide open spaces
Waller County remains the last great frontier in the Houston area.
slide2Texas rural at its best
Our country heritage makes for an inspiring lifestyle.
slide3Diversity in lifestyles
Waller County is a diverse community celebrating our diverse heritage.
slide2Great rural lifestyle where kids can be kids.
Looking for some down home fun? Waller County has a great qualify of life for all of the family.
slide3Cultural Diversity
Discover new cultural experiences.
slide3Country fun
If you like living in the country you will love it here.

Quality of Life in Waller County

Quiet country charm

One of the greatest assets within Waller County is the quiet country lifestyle. With plenty of wide-open spaces and quality communities, we offer the best in rural living. We actually have a real county fair each year and many great family events annually. To check out what's going on, go to There are several 4H clubs throughout the county along with other local little league sports programs for the children and great golf courses for mom and dad. Download a lifestyle brochure.

In addition, Waller County’s location provides a strategic advantage for businesses and residents that want access to one of the largest economic engines in the country, the Houston Metro area, while receiving all of the benefits that a rural location provides. Waller County is situated on I-10 that runs from California to Florida and on Highway 290 connecting Austin to Houston. The Houston Central Business District is approximately 45 miles from Waller County. For those needing to commute, the drive times vary from about thirty minutes to one and a half hours, depending on origin and destination.

Although the County has experienced significant growth over the past decade, residents and business owners are still able to enjoy a safe and tight-knit community lifestyle that is appealing to urban dwellers from Houston and other metropolitan areas. Many rural communities across the nation are losing their young adults, or those between 25 to 44 years of age. Since 1990, Waller County actually saw a slight increase in this group along with a strong increase in the percentage of 45-64 year-olds.

Because of Waller County’s close proximity to Houston, world-class entertainment is close by. Houston is one of five U.S. cities (New York City, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco being the others) that offer world-class, year-round performing and visual arts—symphony (Houston Symphony Orchestra), opera (Houston Grand Opera), drama (The Alley Theatre), and ballet (Houston Ballet). The area contains the Museum of Fine Arts, the Contemporary Arts Museum, several other museums, and a wide range of commercial galleries as well as professional, semi-pro, and collegiate sports teams. Within an hour drive, Waller County has access to every type of entertainment imaginable. This provides Waller County residences the best of both worlds.

explore the great outdoors

Western Harris and Waller Counties are home to the Katy Prairie Conservancy. The KPC provides an opportunity to connect with nature at one of their many field locations. You can come out for the day and enjoy a great escape back to the true beauty of the prairie. To learn more about the KPC, visit their website.

Golf and Recreation

Houston Oaks Country Club

Without a doubt the greatest in golfing and family recreation is at The Houston Oaks Country Club. This is a private membership club with plenty to do. It features an outstanding golf course, fully stocked fishing ponds, trails and walkways, softball fields, swimming and much more. The main course features a par 71 on 18 holes with over 6,400 yards of golfing among 200 year old oak trees.

Legendary Oaks

A full 18 hole facility with over 6,900 yards with a par 70 on 18. This is a beautiful facility located along US Hwy 290 about one mile west of Hempstead.

Waller Country Club

This is a semi private facility with about 6,200 yards of golf and a par 70 on 18 holes. Located just south of Waller on Penick Rd.


Great duck and goose hunting

Waller County is located along the central flyway for migratory water fowl. This location makes Waller County a prime spot for duck and geese. For years the rice and corn fields throughout the county have provided rich feeding grounds attracting game birds during annual migration.

Even though Houston has grown toward Waller County, we still have many great hunting spots. The rice fields, large stock ponds, and the natural drainage system provide many wet areas to attract and hold migratory game birds during the hunting season.