About 30 miles northeast of Houston, Porter is a community perfect for families and those who love the outdoors. If you’ve ever seen the 1950s show Trackdown, then the name Porter will be familiar! The western series was set in a fictionalized version of Porter.
The History of Porter
Named after James Porter, a sawmill owner and early settler of the area in the late 1800s, Porter has remained an unincorporated community since then.
Since it’s not a city or town, Montgomery County handles all of Porter’s administrative needs.
Living and Working in Porter
Commuting to Houston for work from Porter is quite easy, as Interstate 69 and U.S. Highway 59 runs through town. With home prices typically lower than those in Houston, it’s a great community for those who want a bigger home for a cheaper price tag.
For those looking to work in Porter, there’s typically retail and administrative jobs available in the community.
Since 1965, kids in Porter have attended classes in the New Caney Independent School District. It includes Porter Elementary and Porter High schools, along several other grade schools. There’s an early college high school for teens who want to get started on higher-education courses early, as well as a
While there’s no college-level schools in Porter, several community colleges are a 10-minute drive away in Kingwood.
Resources for Moving to Porter
Here are a few things that can make your move to Porter a little easier:
Water: The Porter Special Utility District will pump water to your home.
Electricity: Entergy provides electricity services to Porter customers.
Gas: CenterPoint Energy will set up your gas service and get you cookin’ in no time.