Willis Area

Welcome to Willis Area

Where tranquility meets opportunity

Willis Area is a picturesque gem nestled within the expansive tapestry of the Houston Metropolitan Area. This charming community boasts a serene rural setting and a diverse range of job opportunities catering to various industries, including agriculture, lumber, and manufacturing, ensuring a balanced blend of work and leisure. With approximately 2,000 households, Willis captures the essence of a close-knit community where neighbors become friends and a sense of belonging thrives.

Embrace the allure of Lake Conroe, a freshwater oasis that beckons fly-fishing enthusiasts to indulge in the tranquility of its waters. Nature lovers find solace in the nearby Sam Houston National Forest. This natural haven offers endless opportunities for exploration, outdoor recreation, and a chance to connect with the region's natural beauty.

Within this idyllic backdrop, the Willis Area boasts remarkable neighborhoods that cater to diverse lifestyles. Woodlands Hills is a shining example, a sprawling 2,000-acre award-winning master-planned community that offers a wealth of amenities, including a lazy river, an extensive trail system, dedicated bike lanes, and over 20 inviting pocket parks.

Near the serene Lake Conroe, the Point Aquarius neighborhood offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle, enveloping residents in an ambiance of tranquility and abundant wildlife. 

What to Love

  • Lake Conroe's charm
  • Close to Sam Houston National Forest
  • Master-planned Woodlands Hills neighborhood

Local Lifestyle

Willis Area presents an opportunity to embrace the serenity of rural living without sacrificing the convenience of urban amenities, ensuring a local experience that nurtures both your aspirations and your sense of peace. The allure of Lake Conroe is a cornerstone of the local lifestyle, inviting fishing enthusiasts and nature admirers to indulge in its pristine waters and captivating scenery. Close to the bustling Metro yet distanced enough to enjoy the beauty of nature, Willis Area encourages a sense of peaceful retreat that resonates with families and individuals.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Family-owned and operated, Pizza Shack offers a cozy environment and delectable hand-tossed pizzas that promise to satisfy cravings. For an authentic taste of Texas, McKenzie's Barbeque & Burgers entices with wood-fired pits and a slow-cooked BBQ that speaks to the heart of comfort food.

El Bosque brings Tex-Mex vibrancy to the table, serving up a colorful environment alongside a tempting array of dishes and flavorful margaritas that transport you to the heart of Southwestern cuisine. Sakura, a Japanese sushi and steak house, caters to those with a taste for Asian fusion, inviting you to indulge in the art of sushi and the sizzle of perfectly cooked steaks.

Things to Do

Willis Area offers an array of engaging activities that celebrate community spirit and provide opportunities for entertainment and connection. The Willis Christmas Parade is a festive tradition, complete with vendors, a visit from Santa, a lively festival atmosphere, and the enchanting glow of tree lights that captivate both young and old. Celebrate the nation's heritage at the Willis Independence Day Celebration, where a vibrant parade, live music, delectable food, and a dazzling fireworks display create a patriotic atmosphere that ignites the hearts of all who attend.

National Night Out fosters camaraderie within the community, offering a chance to connect with the local police force while participating in a night of building relationships and strengthening bonds among neighbors.

Founders Park beckons those seeking outdoor adventures with its dog-friendly ambiance, providing a space where four-legged friends and their owners can enjoy the outdoors together. Art and entertainment enthusiasts find a haven at the Willis ISD Performing Arts Center, a platform that highlights local talent and live music, enriching the area's cultural landscape.


With a focus on empowering the next generation, Willis Area boasts a range of schools that strive for excellence in education. Here, students have access to institutions committed to fostering a love for learning and providing a foundation for academic growth, ensuring a brighter future for all.


Overview for Willis Area, TX

6,410 people live in Willis Area, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $17,552. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Willis Area, TX

Willis Area has 2,075 households, with an average household size of 3.06. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Willis Area do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,410 people call Willis Area home. The population density is 1,354.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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57.21 / 42.79%

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Schools in Willis Area, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Willis Area. 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.
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Vista Academy Of Willis
K - 8th
6th - 8th
9th - 12th
No rating available
C C Hardy Elementary
K - 5th
Parmley Elementary
K - 5th
Edward B Cannan Elementary
K - 5th
Stubblefield Alternative Academy
7th - 12th
No rating available
Roark Early Education Center
PreK - PreK
No rating available

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