THE WOODLANDS TEXAS
The Woodlands Texas is located approximately 25 miles North of Downtown Houston along Interstate 45. The Woodlands is a master planned community that started development in the late 60's and covers over 28,000 acres of once dense forest. The developer put a lot of emphasis on keeping The Woodlands green and the community still has 28% of green space in the form of parks, greenbelts, open spaces, forest preserves, and golf courses. Even though the population is nearing 100,000 now, it still feels like you are driving through a tranquil forest. The town has been the best selling master planned community in the state of Texas for 8 years in a row.
The Woodlands is such a large development that it was broken into smaller villages in order to keep its small community feel. All of the villages are connected through Village Centers, walking trails, parks, schools, and places of worship. The community includes a town center that serves as a downtown business district for the entire region. The town center is very urban and has excellent walkability including a regional shopping mall, the tourist-attracting waterway, a large outdoor amphitheater, and class "A" office space. The Woodlands boasts 6.7 million square feet of office space throughout the development.
The Woodlands real estate market has held its value well through the recession. While other states have had their problems, Texas as a whole was not as devastated by the recession and housing problems. Oil and gas has kept the economy strong in The Woodlands. There are many industry related jobs here and Downtown Houston provides a very close commute.
The Woodlands homes range greatly in price with a large amount of custom and luxury homes. Currently, there are 55 active listings on the MLS priced over $1,000,000 and capping off at $7,500,000. The median home price in the community is $285,000, with a very balanced inventory of homes.
The Woodlands started out as a suburb, but is thought of now as its own thriving city. While it is still not technically an incorporated city, it offers all of the amenities of a thriving urban center while maintaining a small town feel and strong sense of community. The Woodlands is a great place to live, work, and play.
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