Overview of The Woodlands
The planned community of The Woodlands abounds with scenic parks, shopping, community
events and outdoor recreation activities. Consisting of more than 6,000 acres of
green space, there are 110 parks that offer 180 miles of hike-and-bike trails.
From dog parks to BMX tracks, there is no shortage of outdoor activities for residents
of The Woodlands. Swimming pools, tennis courts, pools, and playgrounds are also
in ample supply.
Cost of Living in The Woodlands
The cost of living in The Woodlands, Texas is 12% higher than the national average
and 24% higher than the state average. With housing costs at 59% higher than the
national average, The Woodlands has a sales tax that is 23% higher than the national
average and state income tax that is 100% lower than the national average.
Things to do in The Woodlands
Outdoor music lovers will love the free concerts, but there's something for everyone
at Northshore Park. This waterfront park includes picnic spots, playgrounds, and
more. The most recognized park in The Woodlands has been the go-to place for community
events for more than 20 years.
Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
This three-day festival has taken place annually in the spring for more than a decade,
bringing together artists of all kinds. Residents come for the food, drinks, live
entertainment and to celebrate the visual, culinary and performing arts.
Shoppers unite - there's plenty of places to shop and dine in luxury at Market Street. This downtown retail district full of the best
stores and restaurants also includes a cinema, bars and clubs as well as The Woodlands Children's Museum.
Getting Around The Woodlands
While the most popular mode of transportation in The Woodlands is by car, there
are some public transportation options. In the town center, residents can take the
trolley or waterway cruiser. For those commuting to Houston, there also is the Woodlands
Express park and ride service.
Popular The Woodlands Neighborhoods