The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands, Tx is located about 30 miles north of Downtown Houston. The Woodlands is known for incorporating the piney woods surrounding it with urban and suburban development. It was named one of the best master-planned communities in the country, winning the Award of Excellence in Special Development from the Urban Land Institute and the International Nations in Bloom Gold Award "ULI Award of Excellence".

George Mitchell envisioned a multi-income community with a vibrant business district that would serve as a model for and later become part of Houston. The result was a relatively affluent community which seeks to remain independent from Houston. The Woodlands offers great housing from residential homes for sale with pools to condos in the Town Center area.

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More about The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands is home to the Town Center Improvement District, The Woodlands Waterway, the 4 AAA Diamond Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and The Woodlands Country Club, the only Community in the nation to have six world-class golf courses.

Almost all of the community is located in the city of Houston's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). A small portion lies in the corporate limits and ETJ of Shenandoah. A small section east of I-45 (Harper's Landing) lies within the ETJ of Conroe. Conroe began annexation proceedings in 2006 for this area.

Creekside Park, the newest village in The Woodlands was officially opened on October 13th of 2007. We have prepared a gallery for you to tour model homes in The Woodlands, Tx.

The Woodlands Tx was founded by George P. Mitchell in 1974, who changed ownership of The Woodlands in the 1990's to a joint partnership between Morgan Stanley and Crescent Real Estate Equities. In January of 2004, Crescent sold their interest in The Woodlands to the Rouse Company, a development company familiar with master-planned communities. In 2004, the Rouse Company was sold to General Growth Properties Inc., another shopping mall developer. The Woodlands was originally financed in part under a $50 million dollar development loan guaranteed by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pursuant to the Title VII of the Housing Act of 1970 (New Communities Assistance Program.) The Woodlands was one of the few financially successful developments under this program and one of the few which repaid the government guaranteed loan.

The original planning of The Woodlands utilized many of the planning concepts and design consultants employed in other well regarded new communities of that era such as Columbia Maryland and Irvine Ranch California. The original development plan for The Woodlands was distinctive in that it incorporated many of the environmental design principals espoused by Ian McHarg, a distinguished landscape architect, teacher and author of the seminal work "Design With Nature." The Woodlands is growing up as a formidable community, as many companies are moving to The Woodlands Tx, such as Anadarko, Hewitt Associates, Lexicon Genetics, Mærsk Sealand, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and Chicago Bridge & Iron. The Woodlands Town Center area includes shopping and eating facilities, plus a waterway reminiscent of San Antonio's River Walk. Under construction in the area are more upscale retail and restaurants, as well as several urban residential developments.

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The Woodlands, Texas Geography

The Woodlands is located at 30°10?39?N, 95°30?14?W (30.177430, -95.503795)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 61.8 km² (23.9 mi²). 60.6 km² (23.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (1.97%) is water.

The Woodlands, Texas Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 55,649 people, 19,881 households, and 15,546 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 917.8/km² (2,377.3/mi²). There were 21,014 housing units at an average density of 346.6/km² (897.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.36% White, 1.75% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.80% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.64% of the population.

Of the households, 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $85,253, and the median income for a family was $98,675. Males had a median income of $78,642 versus $38,505 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $37,724. About 3.0% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.


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Listing information last updated on August 31st, 2014 at 2:47am CDT.