Once a small town known anchored by a railway stop between Austin and Houston in the 1800’s, Cypress has become a destination city for people who want to experience the best of everything. It has become one of the most desirable suburban areas of the Houston-Galveston Region.
Blessed with abundant winding creeks and fertile fields, few in the area’s agricultural community dreamed of the area becoming home to award winning, ultra modern, master planned communities before the 1990s. The rice and dairy farms established a priority for education in one-room school houses in the late 1800s and academic excellence still remains the highest priority for Cypress families.
Cypress Fairbanks ISD (aka Cy-Fair ISD) is one of the nation’s fastest growing school districts and is committed to keeping up with the growth of the area. From 2000 to 2011, thirty three schools were opened to educate the children moving to the area. The district covers 186 square miles and serves more than 850 subdivisions and apartment complexes. It is the third-largest district in the state of Texas with 84 campuses and 13,000 employees meeting the needs of more than 107,000 students. Learn more about this progressive and innovative school district on their website here.
Cypress has no municipal boundaries, however the community begins about 20 miles northwest of central Houston, at the intersection of US Highway 290 and Spring-Cypress Road and spreads outwards. Communities are defined by the zip codes, subdivisions and the schools. One of the area’s most affluent zip codes (77429) is located in Cypress.
The area mostly remained rural until the early 1990s when real estate developers had visions of master-planned communities in the area. Large scale residential and commercial growth has transformed the area into a magnet for a white-collar professionals who make up more than 85% the area’s workforce. The ethnically diverse workforce of Cypress residents have jobs in computers and math related careers. In the population 25 and older, more than 49% have at least a bachelor’s degree. The latest census in 2010 showed the per capita income of Cypress to be $38,039 ($152,156 for a family of four).
With prices ranging from the $230s to more than $1 million, this community is a destination for families who value the natural environment. This 11,400 acre community plans more than 3,000 acres of lakes, trails and parks and 60 miles of interconnected hiking trails. You will find about 140 species of birds in the area and the developer is committed to making the neighborhood wildlife-friendly to support the bird, bat and butterfly population.
The standard for this neighborhood is to have a full acre of park space for each 1,000 residents – twice the standard set by the Federal government. Also, there is 4.6 acres of community parks per 1,000 residents and these parks are located within ¼ a mile from each individual homesite.
Each village includes housing options from a wide range of prices and styles. Highly respected builders offer products from the $230s to more than $1 million. This variety of housing options makes the neighborhoods diverse, friendly and architecturally-interesting.
Established in 1988, Fairfield still leads the Cypress area in offering families a great place to live within this 3,200 acre development. More than 5,000 homes will be part of this community when it is completed. Its location, near both Hwy 290 and the Grand Parkway, makes it easy to get to excellent shopping, restaurants and medical facilities.
From the eight beautiful lakes with catch-and-release fishing to the abundant fitness opportunities, this is a great neighborhood designed for enjoyment. The 15,000 square foot fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art machines and the attention of on-site personal trainers. Classes range from water aerobics to Yoga, tennis to swimming and much more. A 20-acre sports park has baseball and soccer fields.
Prices range from the low 200s to more than $650,000. Some of Houston’s most popular builders have model homes available for you to tour.
The centerpiece of this community is the stunning 300 acre lake – the 4th largest private recreational lake in Houston. Towne Lake is a place where you can hike the connected trails and waterways. You and your family can ski, fish and play your heart out close to home. Future plans include a town center with shopping and dining venues, a 2,000 foot outdoor amphitheater and state-of-the-art fitness centers. Residents enjoy parks, playgrounds, pools and miles of hiking trails.
The Boardwalk at Towne Lake features an array of waterfront restaurants, retail stores and office space. This exciting development allows residents to live, work and play while staying intimately close to the water. A robust list of community events keep everyone hopping. From the Annual Car Show and Triathlons to the Halloween Hoedown or Christmas party, there are many opportunities to enjoy the friendly neighbors of Towne Lake.
Cypress Creek Lakes
Located near world-class shopping, dining and medical facilities, this 1,600 acre community showcases an abundance of water with a carefully designed series of lakes with charming lighted fountains, abundant parks with splash pads and spray parks, playgrounds, pools and so much more. Residents love the breathtaking views and ample hike/bike trails from its 2,100 home sites. There is always something to do in Cypress Creek Lakes from Saturday Movie Nights to a fun Artisan Market and more.
Home to Blackhorse Ranch Golf Club, this community includes resort-style amenities such as pools, splash pads, lakes and trails. The golf club is considered one of the top public courses in the state of Texas and includes two 18 hole courses with incredibly beautiful landscapes. More than 100 homes range in prices of about $200 to more than $1 million.
Known for the focus on family traditions, Coles Crossing offers a wide variety of events. From summer concerts to Christmas at the North Pole, something is always happening in this community. You’ll find the old-fashioned block parties reflect an attitude of friendly neighbors caring about each other. With about 2,631 homes ranging from the $250s to near $1 million, you are sure to find the right home for your family.
This 1,800-acre community is part of the respected Canyon Gate family of communities. It offers a country-club lifestyle and includes the Houston National Golf Club and a $1.5 million recreational center with a clubhouse. Built for the active lifestyle, a 5-acre water park and swimming complex and a splash pad with more than 6,000 feet of playing surface with tunnels, climbing equipment and more.
This golf-course community boasts a 27-hole course with spectacular views all around. The Longwood Village golf club was designed by former touring pro Keith Fergus and University of Houston golf coach Harry Yewens. Homeowners enjoy two pools, many park areas, tennis courts, a naturally occurring catch-and-release pond and almost four miles of walking trails.