Cypress hugs Highway 290, northwest of downtown Houston. It is one of Houston’s largest suburb communities and is one of the top 50 highest-income urban communities in the nation. More than a dozen master-planned communities have made the area a comfortable home for Greater Houston families and commuters.
The Cypress area was settled by German families in the 1840s. Rice and dairy farmers were the main occupants of the area until the 1980s, when suburbanization began. Cypress further developed in the 1990s, when several master-planned communities began to take shape. Today, the area is home to more than 160,000 residents and continues to prosper and develop.
Students living in Cypress are served by Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Serving more than 110,000 students, the school district is the largest in Texas. There are more than a dozen public and private high schools zoned for the area. Notable alumni of Cypress-area high schools include actress Carlene Watkins, eight-time world champion rodeo athlete Fred Whitfield, and “The Voice” winner Danielle Bradbery.
Houston Premium Outlets
For Houston shoppers looking for style without the Galleria price tag, the Houston Premium Outlets are a popular destination. The outdoor shopping center offers more than 140 name-brand and designer stores. Patrons will find apparel, jewelry, and more, priced for savings from 25 to 65 percent off.
Magnolia Gardens Auction House
Nearly every Saturday, Magnolia Gardens Auction House holds an auction for quality antiques, heirlooms, and collectibles. It’s an exciting place to be, whether you’re looking for unique decor and furniture or just want to watch the auction action. If you’ve never been to an auction before, the staff is welcoming to newcomers.
For golf enthusiasts, Cypress is a wonderful retreat. There are many public and private golf greens with beautiful landscapes, including some award-winning courses. Popular clubs include Blackhorse Golf Club, Cypress Lakes Golf Club, Hearthstone Country Club, and Houston National Golf Club.
Cypress Top Historic Park
The Cypress Historical Society preserves historic buildings and educates visitors about life in the late 19th century at the Cypress Top Historic Park. A stroll in the park will take you through several authentically adorned buildings including a family home, a general store, and a railway depot. In the dance hall, you can find photos of the Huffmeister and Telge families.