Willis

Willis

A harmonious blend of historical charm and modern amenities

Welcome to Willis

Nestled in a serene pocket of Texas, Willis is a town where past and present harmoniously coalesce. Built on a rich history that has helped define the community’s unique character, Willis is a charming, yet ever-evolving suburban enclave. Notably significant in its past was the generous donation of land by the Willis brothers to the Great Northern Railroad in 1870, setting the stage for its pivotal role as a regional transportation and agricultural hub. From the hustle of railroad stations to the cultivation of fertile lands, Willis has grown to become a radiant tapestry of livelihoods and lifestyles. As you explore the area, you'll be enveloped by an ambiance that combines both old-world allure and contemporary convenience.
 

What to Love

  • Vibrant history shaped by railroads and agriculture
  • Robust economy anchored in lumber and service sectors
  • Proximity to Lake Conroe for water-based activities
  • A community rooted in both industrial and suburban richness
 

Local Lifestyle

Basking in the nostalgia of its past, Willis is a community that thrives on its humble beginnings. The very spirit of the town can be felt in its industrious attitude—stemming from its rich agricultural and railroad beginnings—to its evolution into a modern suburban community. While the timber and agricultural sectors remain central to Willis, the town has grown significantly, encompassing retail, service, and manufacturing industries, all contributing to a varied yet harmonious lifestyle. Its strategic location along Interstate Highway 45 has also ensured its integration into a larger regional economy, making it a crossroad of both heritage and progress.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Los Pericos is a popular Mexican restaurant in Willis. They serve traditional Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas in a warm and welcoming environment. It's a great place to enjoy Tex-Mex cuisine and delicious margaritas.
 
Hartz Chicken Buffet is a casual dining spot known for its all-you-can-eat buffet featuring Southern-style fried chicken, a variety of sides, and desserts. This restaurant is perfect for those who love comfort food and generous portions.
 
Pizza Shack is a local pizzeria that has been a favorite in Willis for years. They offer a variety of pizza options with a range of toppings, as well as pasta dishes, subs, and salads. It's a convenient choice for a quick and satisfying meal.
Things to Do
When it comes to recreation and activities, Willis doesn’t disappoint. The town is known for its close proximity to Lake Conroe, where one can enjoy everything from boating to fishing, offering both residents and visitors a myriad of leisurely pursuits to choose from.
 
Beyond natural attractions, Willis boasts a range of community events and activities throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to delve into the local culture or just enjoy some quality entertainment, there’s always something to look forward to in this welcoming community.
 

Schools


Overview for Willis, TX

16,098 people live in Willis, where the median age is 40.2 and the average individual income is $25,680.24. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

16,098

Total Population

40.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$25,680.24

Average individual Income

Around Willis, TX

There's plenty to do around Willis, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

37
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
38
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tamalada Craft Tamales, Willis Sno-Cone Shop, and Blue Willow Coffee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.65 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.74 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.51 miles 13 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.65 miles 8 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.86 miles 69 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 0.21 miles 34 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Willis, TX

Willis has 5,727 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Willis do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,098 people call Willis home. The population density is 459.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

16,098

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.2

Median Age

51.07 / 48.93%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,727

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$25,680.24

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Willis, TX

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Willis. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Vista Academy Of Willis
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
C C Hardy Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Parmley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Edward B Cannan Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Stubblefield Alternative Academy
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Roark Early Education Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
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