The Kingwood neighborhood in Texas is a planned community that is located on a major highway about twenty-five minutes away from Houston. The community currently has 65,000 residents and plans to stop building when there are 70,000 full time residents. There are three developments currently being built in the community, Kingwood, Oakhurst, and Kings Manor. There are many affordable homes that begin at $150,000 dollars, but there also some very high end homes that will cost more than $1,000,000. As you can see there will be a broad spectrum of potential buyers in the area.
Kingwood is divided in neighborhoods and each neighborhood will supply specific services to its residents. Kingwood operates its own schools and libraries including a community college. The Kingwood subdivisions are called villages in the community and each village has its own community pool and recreation center. This allows the neighbors to have a central attraction which promotes community living.
The Kingwood development is unique in that it is dependant upon Houston for many services such as police, fire, and emergency medical, but it is clearly not part of the City of Houston. The village pools, for instance, are not open to people who do not live in the community.
Kingwood is located in a desirable location because it is close enough to Houston to make city living an easy task, but far enough away to escape many of the problems associated with living in the city. There is relatively little crime in Kingwood, it has one of the largest country clubs in the state, and is easily accessible by Bush Intercontinental Airport. The community is actively pursuing new residents at this time and there are several homes on the market.
The residents of Kingwood commute to Houston to work for the most part, but many are able to find employment without leaving the neighborhood. There are many restaurants and businesses in Kingwood and according to the Kingwood Chamber of Commerce more are being added every day. For those who do commute to Houston there are many opportunities in business, real estate, transportation, and oil industries.
Kingwood is a planned community and it shows. There is relatively little traffic and the streets are laid out in an intuitive way. For a place that is just twenty minutes from Houston the Kingwood neighborhood has done a great job of avoiding the traps of big city life.
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