Introduction to The Woodlands, Texas
The Woodlands, Texas is 28 miles N of Houston, Texas. It is located in Montgomery county and has a population of 55,649.
The Woodlands History
The Woodlands was established in 1974 by George P. Mitchell. A portion of the area was originally occupied by the Grogan-Cochran Lumber Mill. Planning concepts and design consultants of Irvine Ranch, California, Columbia, Maryland, and Reston contributed to the original planning of The Woodlands. In the early 21st century, residents who feared annexation by Houston, desired to have an independent city government.
The Woodlands and Nearby Attractions
- Tomball Museum Center
- Lake Houston State Park
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Washington on the Brazos
Things To Do In The Woodlands
Lake Houston State Park offers camping, hiking and biking opportunities. Popular museums nearby include the National Museum of Funeral History and Tomball Museum Center. Town Center Theatre is a popular place for entertainment. Day trips may be planned to Space Center Houston, Lake Conroe, Blue Bell Creamery, and the San Jacinto Monument.
The Woodlands Transportation
Air transportation is available from George Bush Intercontinental airport.
The Woodlands Higher Education
Some of the colleges and universities located near The Woodlands are San Jacinto College - North Campus, University of Saint Thomas, Lee College, and Texas Southern University.