The Woodlands is a 27,000 acre master planned community founded in 1974, located 28 miles north of downtown Houston
In the 1980 census The Woodlands had a little over 8,400 residents; since that time it has experienced unparalleled growth. Currently the population of The Woodlands
is estimated to be over 90,000 residents. It is no surprise that the combination of excellent housing options
, great schools
, an abundance of parks
and retail shopping
combine to make The Woodlands an attractive place to live.
The Woodlands is also a great place to work
. Many large companies
have chosen to make The Woodlands their corporate home including Chevron Phillips, Huntsman, Anadarko
, Hewitt Associates, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Mersk Sealand, and Woodforest National Bank. Although many residents still commute into Houston, the number of local job opportunities
grows every year.
The environment and green space has always been a priority in The Woodlands. An emphasis on preserving the beauty of the natural environment, and setting aside large amounts of land for parks
, has played a key role in shaping the growth of The Woodlands. This is evident in the 160 miles of hike and bike trails
reaching across all Villages
. Community leaders have taken the initiative to educate residents by providing "green" tips and resources for healthy sustainable living through various programs offered by the Environmental Services Department.
The Woodlands also offers some of the best retail
stores available in the Houston area. But you don't have to be from out of town to take advantage of all the great Woodlands dining
The Woodlands has to offer. Residents find The Woodlands to be the perfect place for great shopping whether it is at The Woodlands Mall
, Market Street
, or in the boutique shoppes in Town Center
and surrounding areas.
The excellent schools
located in The Woodlands also attract young families to this area. Whether you are looking for superior preschool options or have school age children, a great education is waiting for children growing up in The Woodlands community. Based on the most recent (2009) SAT Subject Performance Comparisons Conroe ISD
, ranks far above both Texas and national standards.
The Woodlands also has a host of entertainment
venues throughout town, most notably with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
. The Pavilion is a concert amphitheater which caters to both performing art and contemporary musical artists. Top name performers regularly include The Pavilion
on the concert tour schedules. In addition to the Pavilion, The Woodlands has a host of small entertainment and event
venues -- there's almost always something interesting going on in The Woodlands, and TheWoodlandsTX events calendar
is here to keep you in the know at all times.More About The Woodlands:
You can explore more in depth information about The Woodlands by visiting our Woodlands Community Guide,
or see photos
of The Woodlands' sites and attractions in our online picture tour of The Woodlands Texas
.Next: Click here for a Timeline of the History of The Woodlands >>Links: