Houston Real Estate
NORTH part of Houston real estate along I-45 North from Loop 610 has a variety of cultural
influences from restful suburban/rural living to large shopping malls such
as Greenspoint, Northwest Mall, Northline Mall,
1960 area and
The Woodland's Mall.
Many old and smaller neighborhoods can be found that were built in the
1930's and 1940's with quick commutes to downtown. The primary areas in
the NORTH part of Houston
Real Estate are SPRING, THE WOODLANDS & CONROE.
the 1800's, Spring was a bustling railroad town. Today, the community offers
a suburban quality of life for those who want to live near the city but
yearn for the hometown feel. The community is home to Old Town Spring,
a quaint shopping area of restored buildings that sell fine art, handmade
gifts, woodworks, antiques & clothing. The SPRING area is close to
several key employment centers such as downtown, The Woodlands and George
Bush Inter-continental Airport.
Woodlands community is made up of five residential villages connected by
a system of greenbelts more than 80 miles long. When The Woodlands was
first built, over one-third of the land was preserved for parks and greenbelts.
Each residential village is made up of thoughtfully-designed neighborhoods
with a variety of styles and price ranges. New Homes range in price from
the 90's to $1 million. The Woodlands is home to more than 700 businesses
and employs more than 16,500 people. It is a thriving and diverse community
of people and companies. Shell Oil Company, Hughes Christensen, Tennaco
Business Services, Chevron Pipe Line Company and Betz Process Chemicals
have all made major corporate commitments to The Woodlands.
A 5,000-acre commercial and
industrial complex forms a crescent alongside and across Interstate 45.
This complex is divided into three zones: Town Center, Research Forest
and the Trade Center. Most of The Woodlands' commercial development is
taking place in Town Center, an 800-acre "downtown in the forest." Town
Center is becoming the commercial, cultural and entertainment focal point
of the North Houston real estate / Montgomery County region. Town Center is where you
will find The Woodlands Mall, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and The
Woodlands medical community.
The Houston Advanced Research
Center, an applied research consortium of 11 universities and institutions,
is located in Research Forest. The Woodlands has it all. There are four
championship golf courses, one of the top ten conference centers in the
country, and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, where some of the world's
most talented artists perform under the stars.
The Woodlands has swimming
pools, playgrounds, fields, picnic pavilions, tennis courts, fishing holes,
and more than 60 neighborhood parks. Over 80 miles of wooded hiking and
bike trails connect the intertwining residential neighborhoods. Golfers
who are members of The Woodlands Country Club can play its West Course
or Palmer Course. (Golf courses in the vicinity include Tour 18, Walden
on Lake Houston, and the Atascocita Golf Club.) This private club also
has complete health spa facilities, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a
swimming pool, and fine dining. Check out The Woodlands Athletic Center
for swimming, tennis, aerobics, weight training, and more.
The Woodlands schools are
in the Conroe Independent School District. Student-teacher ratios are low
and there are programs for gifted students and for those with learning
and physical disabilities. They also offer a vocational education and have
a comprehensive advanced science program. There are 11 public schools in
the village neighborhoods. All 11 public schools in The Woodlands have
been rated exemplary or have been recognized by the Texas Education Agency.
The Woodlands Christian Academy provides a private school alternative for
city of Conroe is located just 35 miles north of Houston real estate along I-45 and
has a population of 22,000. What distinguishes Conroe real estate from
other areas of Houston is its country properties. Many homes sit on a multi-acre
plots, allowing residents to keep horses or other livestock on the premises.
Most homes are wood frame and brick priced from $40,000 to $1 million plus.
For recreation many residents enjoy Lake Conroe - a 21,000 acre lake for
boating, fishing or water-skiing. Lake Conroe is also home to many residents
who reside around the lake.