Kingwood is a large, 14,000 acre master planned community located
about 23 miles north of Downtown Houston, just off of U.S. 59.
Kingwood, also know as the "Livable Forest," was created by the
Friendswood Development company in 1971 and has grown rapidly since.
Now (2005) Kingwood has a population of about 65,000, and has almost
200,000 people living within a ten mile radius.
Kingwood is best known for being a community that exists in harmony
with nature. Kingwood's heavily wooded acreage is canopied with tall
pines and magnolias, along with 20 other types of shade trees.
The community is host to a variety of wildlife including deer, fish,
birds, and more, that can be found in the 500+ acres of private nature
preserves and parks.
Over 75 miles of hike and bike trails,
known as the "greenbelt," run through Kingwood's naturally beautiful woods and lakes.
These trails are great for exercising, walking or bicycling.
Beautiful Kingwood Scenery
Kingwood is also a thriving commercial center. Big name retail, shopping,
and dining venues call Kingwood home, and can be found throughout the
area, mostly near the front of Kingwood Drive and in Kingwood's Town
Center off of Lake Houston Parkway. In addition, Kingwood is only three
miles North of
Deerbrook Mall and Humble, Texas' commerical centers.
Kingwood Town Center
And there's always something entertaining to do in Kingwood, which boasts of over 100
different clubs and organizations, a myriad of parks, and two private clubs--Deerwood Club
and the Kingwood Country Club, which provide challenging and beautiful