Just 23 miles north of the metro area lies Kingwood, Harris County’s largest master-planned community. “The Livable Forest” boasts more than 14,000 heavily forested acres, where residents have easy access to amenities while living under the shade of lush pines and dignified magnolias.
Kingwood, Northeast Houston’s largest city, formed from a joint venture between Friendswood Development Company, a designer and developer of over 30 Greater Houston communities, and King Ranch, the largest ranch in Texas. The first subdivision, Trailwood, was completed in 1971. Houston annexed Kingwood 25 years later, adding the area to official city limits.
The majority of Kingwood is zoned for Humble ISD. However, the smaller portion of the area located in Montgomery County is zoned for New Caney ISD. Altogether, students have public access to eleven elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high schools. Kingwood is also served by over a dozen private schools for children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Notable alumni of Kingwood schools include NASA astronaut Robert Crippen, The Voice winner Sundance Head, and Gilmore Girls actor Todd Lowe.
Found on the intersection of West Lake Houston Parkway and Kingwood Drive, Town Center is a stroller’s leisurely paradise where residents can walk freely from shop to shop. Town Center is also special for the reason it’s home to the Kingwood office for Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty.
Main Street Kingwood
The Main Street Kingwood shopping center is home to an elaborate HEB grocery store which serves as a staple of most Texas communities. Also conveniently placed within this elegant shopping center just off West Lake Houston Parkway are popular hot spots Torchy’s Tacos, Pure Barre, Potbelly, CoCo Crepes, Mod Pizza, and many more fine establishments.
Located near the intersection of I-69 and Kingwood Drive, Kingwood Commons offers a unique combination of tenants. Visitors can enjoy laid-back upscale shopping, dining, and wellness services in a convenient location with ample parking.
A dazzling view of the water isn’t all you’ll find at Kings Harbor Waterfront Village. In addition to residences and offices, locals seek out unique finds at exclusive boutiques Dapper Darlings and Pretty Little Things. Plus, the restaurant selection at Kings Harbor is deservedly cherished by locals, with standouts like Chimichurri’s South American Grill and Zammitti’s Italian Ristorante proudly making the cut.
Even the most avid shoppers will find surprises while exploring over one million square feet of shopping space. With over 130 retailers, there’s something for the whole family. For entertainment-seeking visitors, the food court is connected to a 24-screen movie theater.
The Clubs of Kingwood
90 holes of world-class golf and 26 tennis courts await you at The Clubs of Kingwood, one of the largest private country clubs in the world. For more leisurely activities, the clubs offer a 500-foot lazy river and a full-service spa.
Much of Kingwood is connected by a greenbelt system with over 75 miles of trails. The trails were created to preserve local wildlife and offer a safe pedestrian route to Kingwood’s prominent amenities without ever having to cross major roads.
Take to the water at nearby Lake Houston. The reservoir was created in 1953 and has more than 11,000 acres of surface area. Fishing, boating, camping, and hiking are all exciting options available to Kingwood outdoor enthusiasts.