Magnolia, Texas Real Estate: Magnolia was originally settled in 1840. At that time, the town took the name of one of its early settlers, Joseph Mink. Mink’s name held until the early-20th century, when the town of Mink changed its name to Magnolia. Magnolia’s economy in those days was dependent on the activity of its sawmills. As with many early American towns, the establishment of railroad services greatly enhanced the flow of people and commerce to the community. In those days, the Magnolia Depot, a hub of activity, represented a bright future for the town.
The original depot has since been restored and placed back in its first location, in the heart of Magnolia’s downtown. Magnolia’s bustling commercial activity has since been replaced with a homey, residential feel. The downtown area is still quaint, offering markets, antique and craft shops, independent clothiers and casual dining. Large shopping malls and other city conveniences are located in neighboring cities, Houston and The Woodlands.
Magnolia’s climate is temperate. Summers tend to be warm, with temperatures reaching highs in the mid-90s in July and August. Winters are cooler as temperatures dip to the 40s in December and January. Rainfall averages about 50 inches per year; May usually receives the most rainfall at about 5.5 inches.
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