Established 30 years ago, The Woodlands is the country’s most successful master planned community. The developers’ goal was to create a thriving community while maintaining the beauty and integrity of the forests. The success of this objective is evident throughout the area.
While in The Woodlands, you also can enjoy: 135 miles of wooded pathways 117 holes of top-rated golf with courses designed by Nicklaus, Player, Palmer and Fazio Entertainment including a large, outdoor amphitheater, free concerts on Lake Woodlands, numerous entertainment venues in Market Street, and upscale shopping and dining. The Woodlands is a beautiful, forest retreat located close to the fourth largest city in the country
Community and convenience play important roles in The Woodlands experience. Each village setting includes easy access to wonderful parks, playgrounds, schools, religious congregations and shopping. Trails and pathways connect many of the amenities found in the villages nestled among beautiful homes and towering trees.
To experience village life in The Woodlands, take a drive through the residential neighborhoods on a sunny afternoon. You’ll see families cycling along the bike trails or walking their dogs, shopping at the local village center, picnicking and kite flying at the neighborhood park. There’s a pleasant flurry of activity that evokes a friendly, welcoming place. No matter what the day brings, chances are you’ll only have to travel 10-15 minutes in any given direction to buy a birthday gift, go to a worship service, pick up your dry cleaning, or visit a friend and her new baby at the hospital. It’s about convenience, and so much more. It’s about community.
If you are shopping for a new home in The Woodlands, you will have a choice of neighborhoods that range from golf course, to lakeside, to the urban setting of Town Center, to an exclusive gated community. Home styles range from edgy lofts and brownstones to five and six-bedroom family homes and estates. A wide range of pricing offers everyone the opportunity to put down roots in this special place.
From Houston or Bush Intercontinental Airport, go north on I-45 or the Hardy Toll Road to the Woodlands Parkway exit (76B) and take the flyover directly into The Woodlands. From the north, take the Woodlands Parkway exit (76), and go south on the feeder road until signs direct you to turn onto Woodlands Parkway.
Be sure to stop at The Woodlands Homefinder Center, located at 2000 Woodlands Parkway, about ½ mile west of I-45. It's open daily (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day) from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Here, you'll find welcoming Homefinder Representatives (they are not sales associates, so there's no pressure) who will provide helpful information about the community and directions to sales centers in your price range.
Exemplary … Blue Ribbon … Outstanding … these are just a few of the accolades and awards earned by the exceptional public schools (grades K-12) located in The Woodlands. The Woodlands lies within three school districts; Conroe Independent School District, Tomball Independent School District and Magnolia Independent School District. The public schools in The Woodlands have been recognized repeatedly for educational excellence by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Strong leadership from highly professional teachers and administrators, progressive curricula in modern classrooms and a wide array of extracurricular activities make The Woodlands’ schools an environment for growth and nurturing. To download printable brochures on the public schools in The Woodlands, click on the following links below:
- 2008 - 2009 Conroe ISD School Report Card
- 2008 - 2009 Tomball ISD School Report Card
- 2008-2009 Magnolia ISD School Report Card
Housing Prices in the Woodlands
Source: Houston Chronicle, April 13, 2008 The value of homes, measured in price per square foot rose by 9% in 2007 according to an article in the Chronicle, which is higher than any other Woodlands village. Home in foreclosure declined slightly from 2006.
Grogan's Mill is the fifth largest subdivision in the Houston area with 3,976 homes in the community. The largest is Alden's Bridge with 7,131 homes, Cochrans Crossing with 5269 homes is the second largest sub-division in the area. The other Woodlands villages would all be in the top ten communities.
See more statistics from The Houston Chronicle here.
As The Woodlands builds out, and most of the property in Montgomery county is now finished or under construction, we expect that the values in GM will start increasing faster than other areas. We do have the three things important in real estate; location, location, location. We are already beginning to see some tear downs with new construction of bigger homes.