Looking to Relocate to The Woodlands?If you are looking to move to the Houston and surrounding areas you might want to know what makes The Woodlands area one of the most desirable master planned communities in the state. The Woodlands consists of premiere shopping, medical services, cultural attractions, world-class golf courses and close proximity to beautiful Lake Conroe. Once you have seen all The Woodlands has to offer you and your family, it is easy to see why our area is one of the most sought after locations in the south. There are many reasons why people love and chose to reside in Texas’ most celebrated master planned community but, below are 10 of the most common:
WEATHER – The summer temps in August can reach into the 90’s but our spring, fall, and winter months are unbeatable. While much of the country in the north is shoveling snow, The Woodlands residents can enjoy average winter temperatures in the 60’s and golf courses are open year around. The Fall and Spring months boast temperatures in the 70’s to 80’s making the area enjoyable for outdoor activities which are abundant here in The Woodlands. From fall concerts on Lake Woodlands, to Market Streets outdoor shopping and dining, you will never have a shortage of activities to help you experience the gorgeous weather and scenery that The Woodlands offers.
SCHOOLS – The Woodlands area is host to one of the most highly rated school districts in the state. The CISD Annual Performance report summed it up perfectly stating “CISD earned an Exemplary rating for 2010 from the Texas Education Agency. Within the District, 95.91% of the campuses received ratings of Exemplary or Recognized. The percent of Exemplary and Recognized campus ratings for CISD is significantly above the State, which has 70.40% Exemplary or Recognized campuses. This is an exceptional accomplishment for our schools and reflects the dedication and commitment of the staff, students, and parent community to all students’ education.” Due to the fact that all villages have their own elementary school, many of them are within walking distance of the students’ homes. The Woodlands High School is nationally ranked and was home to many current, sport stars. The Woodlands College Park was built in 2007 and is a truly state of the art, beautiful campus. The Montgomery County Community College also offers many two year degrees and is accredited classes by several neighboring universities such as Sam Houston State University, Baylor University, University of Texas, University of Houston, Rice University, and Texas A & M.
GOLFING- If you are an avid golfer, or just like to go out and experience nature while playing around for fun, The Woodlands abundant golf courses and country clubs can not be beat. Where can you find personally designed golf courses by golf super-stars such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Fazio, all within 15 minutes of one another? Simple answer, The Woodlands. Here you can enjoy some of the most exceptional golf courses in the country, providing a challenge for all ranges of skill levels in the midst of breath-taking scenery. The Woodlands’ three country clubs offer a total of 135 holes of golf. You will find these par 3’s, 4’s and 5’s on seven championship and Signature courses. World famous PGA and LPGA golfers have tested out what our links have to offer in such tournaments as; Shell PGA Houston Open, the LPGA Samsung World Championship, The Administaff Small Business Classic and the USGA State Team Championships.
SHOPPING – If shopping is your pastime you will find some of the country’s best here in The Woodlands. The Woodlands scenic waterway boasts hundreds of shops from national names to boutique stores and visitors can travel from store to store by water and the “water taxis” that carry shoppers as they shop till they drop! The Woodlands Market Street is a newer development that hosts some of the trendiest stores along with a wide variety of delicious cuisine. The Woodlands Mall is also another local shopping attraction with more than 100 different stores! Within 30 miles of the area you can find The Galleria – one of the largest malls in the south as well as thousands of area shops throughout the Houston area. Your shopping desires are sure to be met in The Woodlands, all conveniently located right at your fingertips!
LAKE CONROE – If you are looking for a place to boat, fish or just have a little fun in the sun, then you’re in luck! The Woodlands residents are spoiled by the close proximity of one of the premier lakes in The United States, Lake Conroe. Lake Conroe is a short 20 minute car ride, which is great for Woodland residents who dock their boats in Lake Conroe marinas or have second homes in the area. On Lake Conroe you can enjoy year around boating and can leave for one of the many restaurants right from their own backyard and dock. Businesses such as McDonalds, Starbucks Coffee, International House of Pancakes, Marble Slab Creamery, Sam Boats Seafood, County Line BBQ, Double Daves Pizza, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, CVS Pharmacy, Which Wich Sandwiches, El Dorado Jacks, Jack in the Box and many more are located right on the water and are accessible by boat. Whether you are fishing for Largemouth Bass, White Perch, Catfish or many other species you will enjoy some of the best fishing the state of Texas has to offer. If its water skiing, tubing, jet skiing or just cruising in a boat on Lake Conroe the lake is easy navigable. Having Lake Conroe so close by is just one of the many components that make living in The Woodlands so attractive.
LOW COST OF LIVING – If you are planning on retiring in The Woodlands or North Houston area you will love the fact that housing costs, energy costs and the general cost of living is some of the lowest in the United States. The lower cost of living means more money in your wallet for the “fun things in life”.
HOUSTON JOBS – Houston is a short drive from The Woodlands and a burgeoning presence in the job market. Houston, The Woodlands and the Conroe area are consistently ranked among the top cites and areas for corporate relocations. Besides being a business friendly state with a low cost of living, the city of Houston is a center of industry in energy, medical, retail and information technology.
CULTURE - Houston is a multicultural city with a thriving international community supported by the third largest concentration of consular offices in the United States, representing 77 countries Officially, Houston is nicknamed the "Space City" as it is home to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control Center is located. Because of this, "Houston" was the first word spoken on the moon. About 90 languages are frequently spoken in the Houston area. Houston has two Chinatowns—the original located in Downtown and the other along Bellaire Boulevard in the southwest area of the city. The city also has a Little Saigon in Midtown and Vietnamese businesses located in the southwest Houston Chinatown. There are many popular events held in the city celebrating cultures of Houstonians. The largest is the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo that is held over 20 days from late February through early March. The event begins with trail rides that originate from several points throughout the state, all of which convene at Reliant Park for a barbecue cook-off. The rodeo includes typical rodeo events, as well as concert performances from major artists and carnival rides. Other events held annually include the Houston Greek Festival and Houston International Festival.
MEDICAL CARE AND FACILITIES – Houston is home to some of the finest medical facilities in the world. The MD Anderson cancer center is consistently listed as one of the top leading cancer centers for research in the world. The University of Texas burn center in Galveston treats clients from around the globe as does the Texas Children’s Medical Hospital. Many of the area’s hospitals rank in the top 10% in the country in caner care, cardio vascular treatments, and child health issues. The Woodlands Regional Hospital, St Luke’s Medical Center and Hermann Memorial Hospital are conveniently located off I-45 at the front of The Woodlands and are staffed by some of the top physicians in the country that have treated everyone from state dignitaries to former U.S. Presidents.
SPORTS AND EVENTS – Houston has no shortage of events and professional and college sports teams in the area. The University of Houston, Rice University, Texas A&M, Sam Houston State along with the Houston Texans, Houston rockets, Houston Dynamo, and Houston Astro’s host sporting events nearly year around in the city. The venues are less than an hours drive from anywhere in The Woodlands. Seasonal events such as the Lighting of The Doves, The Summer Music Concert Series, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo yield thousands of visitors each year and the 4th of July fireworks display over The Woodlands mall is spectacular. The Woodlands school’s have top ranked sports programs. You can catch a fall football game, tennis match or swim meet with nationally ranked student athletes, or cheer on your own up and coming sport stars!