Living in Tomball

Vibrant & Growing Community

Tomball’s unique blend of small-town charm and big city amenities create the ideal livable community. From restaurants to retail and religion to recreation, Tomball has something for everybody.

Tomball is a culture-rich hub, with roots that go back to the early 19th century. Tomball plays host to many annual festivals and parades, welcoming thousands of visitors every year. Tomball is also a weekly destination for people interested in arts, food and beverage, live music, and much more. 

Cultural Celebration

Schnitzel Shack food truck
Man playing the banjo

Known for its delightful and friendly spirit, Tomball regularly welcomes visitors to enjoy dining, retail, and recreation. Tomball is culture-rich, with roots that date back to the early 19th century when Tomball was a railroad hub. Home to dozens of annual festivals and parades, thousands of tourists travel to Tomball every year to immerse themselves in the culture. Daily and weekly events attract those interested in music, art, food, history, and much more. 

Highlighting the culture is Tomball’s heavy German influence. Settled by German families, Tomball still celebrates its heritage throughout the year. The Tomball German Heritage Festival is held every March and the annual Tomball German Christmas Market occurs in December. Each welcome more than 50,000 visitors per year.

Diverse Local Shopping

Old Town Tomball is a great place to begin your retail venture with more than 50 shops in the downtown area. The walkability of the district and diverse nature of the stores provides visitors a classic shopping experience.

Tomball Farmers Market

The Tomball Farmers Market, a weekly event with more than 70 vendors, welcomes between 2,000 and 4,000 attendees to downtown Tomball every Saturday. The Market gives customers the unique opportunity to shop cottage foods and artisan items from local vendors in a lively, outdoor setting.

A Foodie Destination

Tomball excels at offering unique and enjoyable dining experiences. Highlighted by locally owned gems from barbecue to Tex-Mex, Tomball restaurants serve up delicious meals and great environments. Nearly every food genre is represented in Tomball as the city continues to become a culinary center. 

Retail Shopping

Just outside downtown, Tomball Marketplace Shopping Center serves as a retail hub for the region. Several popular national retailers call the shopping center home, allowing customers to meet several shopping needs with one visit to Tomball.