Kingwood is a master-planned community located in over 15,000 acres in nature preserves and parks along the western shore of Lake Houston. The community is known as "The Livable Forest," because of the wooded area that surrounds it.
Kingwood is located within the Lake Houston Economic Area and is one of its leading towns with established residents, new homes, amenities and conveniences and nationally rated schools.
Kingwood is thirty miles northeast of Downtown Houston in the piney woods of southeastern Texas. It is divided into neighborhoods called "villages." Most villages have a neighborhood pool and playground providing free access for village residents, an elementary school and most provide their own set of village-specific services. During the summer, many of the villages organize youth swimming teams affiliated with the Northwest Aquatic League.
Kingwood was created in 1970, and Trailwood is its oldest village, with its first homes being completed in 1971. While Kingwood is almost built out, there are some new homes still being built in Barrington, Royal Shores and Woodridge Forest.
The villages of Kingwood include Barrington, Bear Branch, Deer Ridge Estates, Elm Grove, Fosters Mill, Greentree, Hunters Ridge, Kings Crossing, Kings Crossing Patio Homes, Kings Crossing XIV, Kings Forest, Kings Forest Estates, Kings Point, Kings River, Kingwood Glen, Kingwood Greens, Kingwood Lakes, Kingwood Place, Mills Branch, North Woodland Hills, Reserve at Kings Point, River Bend, Riverchase, Royal Shores, Sand Creek, Sherwood Trails, South Woodland Hills, Trailwood, Woodridge Forest, Woodspring Forest, and Woodstream.
Nearby developments include Forest Cove, Kings Lake Estates, Lakewood Cove, North Kingwood Forest, Oakhurst at Kingwood, King's Mill, and King's Manor. Oakhurst does not pay Kingwood Service Association fees, though it is considered part of Kingwood and is also developed by Friendswood Development.
Kingwood is home to ClubCorp's Kingwood Country Club. It is the largest private club in Houston and one of the biggest in the world, with over 3,300 members. The golf courses and clubhouses were used in the filming of the 1996 movie, "Tin Cup."
Kingwood has over 500 acres of nature preserves and parks, and it has over 75 miles of hike and bicycle trails. The Kingwood community, not the city of Houston, owns the parks and trails.
The greenbelt trails' maintenance is the responsibility of the trail association in each village with the exception of Trailwood Village. Over 75 miles of greenbelts comb the area. In addition, each village association maintains a park and swimming pool for the benefit of its residents.
Kingwood Park, operated by the City of Houston.
East End Park, owned and operated by the Kingwood Service Association.
Opened on May 21, 2004, Kingwood Skate Park is a 5,402-square-foot City of Houston facility that has skate benches, a kinked round grind rail, skate benches, skate tables, a kicker ramb, a bank to stair with a rail, shade structures that include benches, a drinking fountain, a mini half pipe with a ninety degree hip, and a skateboarder-shaped bike rack. It was the first municipal skate park built by the city.
A 2.25-acre public dog park opened in 2007.
The City of Houston operates the Dylan Duncan Memorial Park. It includes a picnic pavilion and a skate facility.
Kingwood residents enjoy a number of community events throughout the year, including:
Mardi Gras held in February in the Town Center Park. It has a parade and vendor fair with open-air concert.
Picnic on the Park, held the day before Easter in the Town Center Park, has an Easter Egg hunt open to children of all ages. The event also offers game booths, a vendor fair, and performances by local area groups.
Auto shows held in spring and fall, often April and October, at Town Center Park. Typically draws up to 200 vehicles in a wide variety of categories.
A Fourth of July parade between Creekwood Middle School and Kingwood High School; festivities in Town Center Park, and fireworks display with an open-air concert and vendor fair.
Christmas in the Park, held in Town Center Park, is a vendor fair that features live performances from local groups. The day ends with a tree lighting ceremony in the park.
Kingwood offers just about everything one would want in their community including gourmet restaurants, upscale shopping, international class medical centers, houses of worship all combined with some of the greatest outdoor activities one can imagine.
This video from i can fly videos shows some of the many things to do and see in Kingwood Texas. From the shops and restaurants to greenbelt trails and lakes, Kingwood is a wonderful place to call home. Over 60 percent of Kingwood is surrounded by water. Only 15 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. US 59 is one of the fastest commutes from the suburbs into the Houston City Center. Kingwood offers Park an Ride as well as a HOV lane. Fitness facilities, bike trails, soccer fields, tennis courts, and much much more to offer. Come check out this wonderful place to call home.
Published on Aug 9, 2014