Roughly 30 miles north of downtown Houston and nine miles south of Conroe, Shenandoah is a somewhat rural suburban city in an ideal location. Rent an apartment in Shenandoah and enjoy being near two major cities as well as Sam Houston National Forest and the Gulf Coast. The forest is only about 20 minutes away and the Gulf beaches are just an hour south of Shenandoah. Lake Conroe, a popular destination for fishing, boating, camping, and swimming is just 15 miles northwest.
The Woodforest Bank Stadium and the Conroe ISD Natatorium are located in Shenandoah. The stadium is host to football games, band competitions, and a wide variety of other events. The Natatorium is a world-class indoor swimming, diving, and Olympic training facility that hosts several local swim meets as well as regional, national, and international swimming and diving events.
The Footprints in Courage Museum explores the history of the area, including military history. One exhibit celebrates a famous Shenandoah resident named David Vetter. Vetter became famous nationwide as “the bubble boy,” a child who suffered from a rare disease that required he live in a completely sterile environment. A made-for-TV movie based loosely on his live and starring John Travolta aired in 1976. His life also inspired documentaries, songs, an episode of the television show Seinfeld and the 2001 comedy film, “Bubble Boy.” Vetter died in 1984 at the age of 12. A facility at the Texas Children’s Hospital is named in his honor, as well as a local elementary school.