Called “America’s Hometown” by its proud residents, The Woodlands has been a leader in home sales in the Houston area and the State of Texas since 1990.
The Woodlands Corp. opened The Woodlands in 1974. The 28,000 acre master-planned community has all the elements of a complete city, with full commercial, industrial and residential development supported by a highly acclaimed school district. Its diversified employment base supports its residential community.
The driving philosophy behind The Woodlands was and is to preserve the natural forest, while carving out places to live, work, play and learn. Neighborhoods are tucked just behind the thick walls of trees lining major roads, where the medians are sown with wildflowers, signage is unobtrusive and builders are required to leave significant native vegetation
surrounding home sites.
It has four zones of business development: Town Center, Research Forest, Trade Center and College Park. Similar to a downtown, Town Center is host to more than 500 businesses, shops, restaurants and entertainment, and includes the 1.1 million square foot Woodlands Mall, Pinecroft Center and a variety of restaurants. The Trade Center is home to light manufacturing; and the 1,000-acre Research Forest is for academic and non profit research institutes and industry such as product development laboratories and centers for medical and biotechnology research.
This premiere city offers its residents one of the widest selections of homes in any Houston area as well as excellent schools, neighborhood pools, forested parks, the 200-acre Lake Woodlands, two private country clubs with four championship golf courses, the PGA-approved tournament players course, the Olympic-class Woodlands Athletic Center, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, office and research buildings, hospitals, a four-star resort and the fitness advantage of over 100 miles of hike and bike trails.
The city is divided into multiple communities including: Creekside, East Shore, TownCenter/ The Waterway, Sterling Ridge, Carolton Woods, Alden Bridge, Cochran’s Crossing, Indian Springs, College Park, Panther Creek and Grogan’s Mill. Each has a variety of home styles and pricing structures.
Just 27 miles north of downtown Houston and 16 miles from Houston Intercontinental Airport with accessibility to Interstate 45 and the Hardy Toll Road, The Woodlands provides commuters with direct access to the Houston metropolis. Corporate relocations account for a majority of home sales. Sales to current Woodlands residents, as well as buyers from other parts of Houston, comprise the remaining community sales.