Houston is made up of a triangle of communities:
Kingwood. Located within a 10 mile radius from where Highway 59 and FM
1960 intersect, these communities share an abundance of forest and natural
beauty. These areas are approximately 22 miles from downtown and just 5
miles from Bush Inter-Continental Airport.
1971, Friendswood Development Company masterminded this planned community
located 22 miles northeast of downtown Houston. Recently annexed by the
City of Houston, Kingwood is 14,000 acres of beautiful homes, golf courses
and wooded landscapes. The population was projected to reach 65,000 by the
The densely-wooded Kingwood
community is made up of several subdivisions that are connected by a few
major thoroughfares. The suburb has all the amenities of a big city. Commercial
centers are scattered throughout to meet the grocery, shopping, dining,
and other needs of its residents. Essentially, everything you might need-
paint, hardware, beauty, auto, music, veterinarian/pet grooming, medical,
dental, legal, religious, or social- is accessible without ever having
to leave your community. If you work in downtown Houston, the Metro Bus
System offers direct service, five days a week. The Kingwood Metro Park
'n Ride lot is located on Lake Houston Parkway near Town Center. If you
drive your own car into downtown Houston, the morning commute in rush hour
traffic takes about 45 minutes. Kingwood is located just minutes from George
Bush Intercontinental Airport. Commuting time should decrease once the
construction and dedicated Metro traffic lanes have been completed on U.S.
Highway 59 (a.k.a. the Eastex Freeway).
Kingwood's designers prioritized
the development of recreational facilities in this master planned community.
There is a spectacular greenbelt winding its way through more than 58 miles
of trees, connecting neighborhood villages to parks, pools, shopping areas,
restaurants, businesses, and schools. In addition, large tracts of undeveloped
land were set aside as "reserves" for these greenbelts. You can ride a
bike or jog for miles through the pine forest. Kingwood also has 19 swimming
pools, 200 acres of community parks, two youth sports parks, a private
boat launch, private stables, and two country clubs. Kingwood Country Club
members enjoy four 18-hole championship golf courses, 26 tennis courts,
five swimming pools, elegant dining facilities and planned social activities.
The Deerwood Club also offers members an 18-hole championship golf course
and fine dining. There are three public golf courses in the vicinity: Tour
18, Kingwood Cove Golf Club and EagleQuest Total Golf. Year round Little
League and other adult sporting activities are offered in Kingwood.
Kingwood is part of the Humble
Independent School District. Kingwood has one high school, one ninth grade
school, three middle schools, and nine elementary schools. Private education
is also available from pre-school through middle school. Humble ISD established
a program for academically gifted students in its elementary schools in
1979, calling it Win For Gifted Students (WINGS). Since that time, the
program has expanded to include students in grade levels 2-12. Higher education
seekers commute to Rice University, the University of Houston, Texas Southern
University, Houston Community College or the University of St. Thomas,
all in Houston; or, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Kingwood
has its own two-year college, Kingwood College, which is a publicly-supported,
comprehensive community college offering post-secondary educational opportunities.
ATASCOCITA & HUMBLE
Atascocita/Humble area is located just 21 miles northeast of downtown Houston
along U.S. Highway 59. The city of Humble dates all the way back to the
Civil War. A large oil discovery around the turn of the century led to
the founding of Humble Oil Company, known today as Exxon Corporation. In
the 1960's, the opening of Houston Intercontinental Airport helped boost
growth in the Humble area. Population today exceeds 30,000 in Humble and
Atascocita. Humble's forested boundaries take up nearly 100 square miles
of land in northeast Harris county. Humble has parks, golf courses, award
winning schools, two major hospitals, Deerbrook Mall, "Park 'n Ride" facilities,
Lake Houston, and the San Jacinto river, making it one of the fastest growing
areas in Harris County. New homes & resales range from $60,000 - $1,000,000.
abound in and around the Humble area. Highway 59 South will take you into
downtown Houston, or take Beltway 8 a short distance to Baytown, Texas,
home of some of the largest refineries and petrochemical plants in the
United States. Houston Real Estate If you travel often, Bush Intercontinental Airport is only
15 minutes from Humble. Major expansion of U.S. Highway 59 has been underway
for the past three years which, when completed, should reduce your drive
time into Houston considerably. Currently, the commute from the Humble
area into downtown Houston during rush hour traffic is about 35 minutes.
There is also a center High Occupancy Vehicle ("HOV") lane for Metro "Park
'n Ride" passengers who work in downtown Houston.
Humble displays its small
town charm through various annual festivals and activities, including Rodeo
Parade, Good Oil Days, Businessfest, an annual Fireworks display on the
4rd of July, and a Christmas Parade. In Houston and its surrounding communities,
you are never far from a golf course. The Humble/Atascocita area is closest
to the Atascocita Golf Club, Walden on Lake Houston Golf Club, and Tour
Eighteen, which highlights eighteen of the most popular golf holes in the
world. In the Humble/Atascocita area, the young and young at heart have
all kinds of activities to choose from. There are two bowling alleys with
Houston Real Estate The area has many parks and swimming pools. There are
also various clubs and charitable organizations including the YMCA, Little
League, and more.
The Humble Independent School
District serves the Humble/Atascocita and Kingwood areas. HISD comprises
four high schools, one ninth grade school, six middle schools, and 18 elementary
schools. Humble ISD established a program for academically gifted learners
in its elementary schools in 1979, calling it Win For Gifted Students ("WINGS").
Since that time, the program has grown to include students in grade levels
2-12. HISD also has an impressive, well-rounded athletics program. Students
may not take athletics as a class until seventh grade, but can participate
in a variety of intramural sports and leagues. High school students may
choose to participate in a full range of UIL and non-UIL sports. Higher
education institutions such as Rice, the University of Houston, Texas Southern
University, Houston Community College and the University of St. Thomas
all have campuses in Houston. A commute to Huntsville takes you to Sam
Houston State University. North Harris County Community College has two
campuses within a short distance of Humble, offering two year study programs.
Huffman, Texas is
another fast growing area in Northeast Houston. With neighborhoods like
The Commons of Lake Houston the
population has double in a few short years.