The Woodlands, TX


When the Woodlands was created as a master-planned community, the developers wanted to retain as much of the natural, wooded landscape as possible. As a result, this aptly-named community features 135 parks, 210 miles of hiking and bicycling trails, more than 1,800 acres of open green space, and 14 swimming pools. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion provides an open-air concert site, and several lakes and canals -- including the vast Lake Woodlands -- add even more beauty to the community. The Woodlands is home to several golf courses, including the Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course, the Tournament Course at the Woodlands Country Club, and the Club at Carlton Woods: Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. While apartments in the Woodlands are terrific for commuters -- just 28 miles north of Downtown Houston and directly off I-45 -- the Woodlands is no longer considered the bedroom community it was designed to be. Several major corporations have moved to the Woodlands, including Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, McKesson Corporation, ExxonMobile, and Chevron Phillips. The Woodlands is also a popular shopping destination, home to the popular Woodlands Mall, an indoor mall featuring Nordstrom, Dillard's, Macy's, and JC Penney.

3 Neighborhoods in The Woodlands, TX

  • Alden Bridge

    Although it's primarily known for being a family oriented village, the neighborhood ofAlden Bridge attracts individuals of all ages due to its pleasant setting. Families will enjoy the kid-friendly parks and ponds located throughout the village while professionals will love the convenience of Houston being located approximately 40 minutes to the south via Interstate 45.

  • Sterling Ridge

    The nature lover's paradise that is Sterling Ridge lies on the western end of the unique Woodlands community. Miles of tree-lined walking trails meander through this fast-growing village and help it to function as its own small town.

  • Town Center

    Enjoy a different suburbia in the Town Center of the Woodlands. With restaurants and stores galore, this area provides a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of city living. Enjoy a brisk walk around the waterway or an invigorating boat ride. With several activities and attractions that are well worth a visit, the Town Center includes the Woodlands Mall, the Waterway, the Portfino Center and Market Street and encompasses everything from the Woodlands Parkway to I-45. Though the Town Center has a slower pace than the city, residents enjoy the family-friendly events that the neighborhood hosts year round.