The Woodlands is the #2 master-planned community in Texas. It is nestled in the forest just 27 miles north of Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., and minutes from Bush International Airport. The Woodlands is also home to numerous major corporations and has become one of the top relocation destination points in the U.S.
Single-family residences, townhomes, brownstones, lofts and condos make up neighborhood communities that are divided into eight villages: Grogan's Mill, Panther Creek, Indian Springs, Cochran's Crossing, Alden Bridge, Sterling Ridge and the newest Village, Creekside. These areas are home to nearly 98,000 residents. The Village of Sterling Ridge also boasts the world-renowned exclusive gated community of Carlton Woods. East Shore is a newer community in the Town Center area of The Woodlands which offers an urban style of living with waterfront residences, period classic homes, as well as multi-level townhomes and condos. Home prices in all of the Villages range from $180,000 to over $3 million.
The Woodlands is a deed restricted planned community which offers 120+ forested parks, over 150 miles of hike and bike paths, top-ranked schools, and world-class golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Fazio. There is an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment in The Woodlands, including the 1,000 acre Town Center which includes The Woodlands Mall with over 1.3 million feet of indoor and outdoor venues and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater providing a major entertainment venue from Rock to Bach and home to an annual Children's Festival as well as other events throughout the year. Market Street is a 34 acre old-town style shopping, dining and entertainment area.
Other attractions in the Town Center area include Town Green, Waterway Cinemas, Tinseltown at Market Street and Cinemark Tinseltown 17, connected by easy-access intersecting streets and a waterway system. A total of six bridges, each featuring distinctive architectural designs, cross The Waterway at various street junctures. From various locations in The Woodlands Town Center, you can ride on a trolley, ride in a glass-enclosed, air conditioned water taxi or take a short stroll to office buildings, restaurants, health clubs, entertainment venues and numerous green spaces. The Addition of Waterway Square, a central plaza with signature fountains and water features is an enjoyable gathering place for people of all ages – ideal for people watching, dining, shopping and entertainment.
The majority of The Woodlands is located in the highly-rated Conroe Independent School District and there are 19 campuses for grades K-12. There are also excellent private schools and more than 20 pre-school and day care centers. Higher education is provided by Lone Star College which also offers The University Center which is a partnership between Lone Star College System and six Texas universities through which district students can pursue bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees as well as post-baccalaureate teacher certifications.
Within the boundaries of The Woodlands are seven championship golf courses, private country clubs, three YMCA branches, two libraries, sports leagues, a conference center and with the presence of St. Luke's, Hermann hospital and M.D. Anderson cancer radiation treatment center, a major medical complex. A recent new addition in The Woodlands – a 96,000 square foot Legends Spots Complex features multiple indoor and outdoor fields for baseball, football, lacrosse and soccer, four full-size basketball courts and eight volleyball courts. There is an indoor turf field for football and other sports, plus an outdoor track. Six automated batting cages and twelve pitching and batting tunnels are included in the facility design.
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