Within commuting distance of Houston, the community of the Woodlands, Texas is snuggled amongst 131 acres of forested parks with 205 miles of hiking, biking and running trails. Envisioned by founder George Mitchell in the 1960s and 1970s, the Woodlands now includes eleven villages with a population in excess of 106,000. With an average income of $144,000 and an average home value of $444,000, residents enjoy golf course, lakeside, urban and gated community living in a safe, family friendly environment.
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In addition to the beautiful environment and convenient location, the Woodlands offers its residents a plethora of activities and entertainment. For the athletic and fitness minded, there are over 12 recreation and fitness centers throughout the villages, professionally rated golf courses and lakes offering kayaking, sculling and rowing. Youth sports leagues provide everything from baseball and softball to soccer and lacrosse, while adults can participate in tennis, swimming, rowing and rugby. If you prefer to be entertained, visit the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Outdoor Amphitheater where they host concerts ranging from the Houston Symphony to Black Sabbath, attend a free concert in the park, or see the latest Hollywood blockbuster at one of two Cinemark theaters offering a combined 22 screens.
The Woodlands is also a great place to commute to work. The Woodlands Express commuter bus service provides transportation to downtown Houston from three Park 'n' Ride locations throughout the community, and since the Woodlands is only 35 miles from Houston, carpooling is also an option. You needn't worry about the kids while you're at work, either. The Woodlands boasts over 30 pre-schools and licensed child care centers, three award-winning K-12 public schools, and many private schools serving Pre-K through 12th grade. Finally, Lone Star College (2 year), Lone Star University (4 years), Sam Houston State University (4 year) and Grace Theological College (4 year) are also located in the Woodlands. Premium healthcare is available with three hospitals, two treatment and rehabilitation facilities, and seven urgent and emergency care centers located throughout the villages. Plus, Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist hospital have broken ground with both projected to open in 2017. The Woodlands, Texas prides itself on fostering community spirit, religious diversity, human services and lifelong learning in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether you're looking for a trendy loft, a classic brownstone, a five bedroom family house or a wooded estate, find your new home in the Woodlands.