The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands: A city in Montgomery County, Texas. It is located on the western edge of the Greater Houston metropolitan area. The Woodlands is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the The Woodlands Waterway Square and the The Woodlands Township Public Library.


The Woodlands is a city located in the county of Montgomery in the U.S. state of Texas.

The Woodlands is a master-planned community located about 30 miles north of downtown Houston. It was established in 1974 by George Mitchell of Mitchell Energy. The goal was to create an eco-friendly, forested community with jobs, housing and recreation.

Development of The Woodlands began in 1975 and continued in phases over the next decades. By the early 2000s, over 60,000 people lived in The Woodlands. In 2007, it was officially incorporated as a town.

Key Local Industries and Attractions

Today The Woodlands is home to over 115,000 residents and has several major industries:

  • Energy - Anadarko, Aker Solutions, Huntsman
  • Healthcare - hospital systems and medical complexes
  • Technology - Maersk, Entercom Communications
  • Tourism - Market Street, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Popular attractions include a world-class golf resort, 150 miles of hiking and biking trails, and the performing arts center.

Demographics and Local Culture

The Woodlands is one of the most affluent locales in Texas with a majority college-educated population. Over 32% of residents are under 20 years old.

The community culture emphasizes education, natural spaces, and family amenities. There are over 150 neighborhood parks along with nature preserves and forest zones. The Woodlands hosts special events like the annual Waterway Arts Festival.

With its original vision still strong, The Woodlands offers exceptional quality of life, natural beauty, and economic opportunity. The community continues to enhance itself through sustainable design and planning.

The Woodlands locator map
Location of The Woodlands on Texas map.

Quick Facts about The Woodlands

Population : 93,847
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Montgomery County
Postal code : 77380
Phone Area Codes : 281 713 832 936
Area : 113.24 km2
Altitude : 164 feet / 50 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1974 (49 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 08:56:45 (6th December 2023)
Weather : 44℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
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The Woodlands is located at 30°9'29"N 95°29'22"W (30.1579900, -95.4893800).

The Woodlands map


The Woodlands forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. North wind around 5 mph. more

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People born in The Woodlands (17)

People born in The Woodlands, including movie actress Teagan Presley, actress Kirby Bliss Blanton, football player Danny Amendola, .


  • Brad North (American soccer player) he was born in 21/01/1985
  • Dion von Moltke (American racing driver) he was born in 27/07/1990
  • Rusty Pierce (American soccer player) he was born in 24/07/1979
  • Sean Glennon (American football player) he was born in 05/09/1985
  • Justin Gilbert (American football player) he was born in 07/11/1991
  • Kerry Shook (American television evangelist) he was born in 06/11/1962
  • Logan Verrett (Major League Baseball pitcher) he was born in 19/06/1990
  • Daniel Lasco (American-football player (1992-)) he was born in 09/10/1992
  • Brett Eibner (American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball) he was born in 02/12/1988
  • Austin Pruitt (American professional baseball pitcher) he was born in 31/08/1989
  • Bronson Burgoon (American professional golfer) he was born in 02/06/1987
  • Antoine Winfield Jr. (American football safety) he was born in 16/08/1998
  • Grant Gunnell (American football quarterback) he was born in 24/11/1999
  • Grady Easton (American soccer player) he was born in 26/09/2002

Schools in The Woodlands

College & universities near The Woodlands, TX

Code Name City ZIP
227182 Lone Star College System The Woodlands (TX) 77381-4399

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near The Woodlands, TX

Code Name Address Type
HOS Houston 902 Washington Ave. RAIL
HOG Houston, TX 2121 Main Street BUS
PVW Prairie View, TX 44814 US Highway 290 Business \r\n BUS
BRY Bryan, TX 301 East 26th Street BUS
GLS Galveston (Texas Eagle Bus), Texas 25th St. and Strand St. BUS

Post offices near The Woodlands

Post Office Name City ZIP
Panther Creek Post Office Spring (TX) 77381

Other cities in Montgomery County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Montgomery County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Conroe 96,214 The third most populous city in Montgomery County, Texas.
Willis 7,122 City in Texas, USA
Oak Ridge North 3,159 City in Montgomery County, Texas, United States
Shenandoah 3,101 City in Montgomery County, Texas, United States
Panorama Village 2,446 City in Montgomery County, Texas, United States
Splendora 2,292 City in Montgomery County, Texas, United States
Magnolia 2,224 City in southwestern Montgomery County, Texas, United States
Patton Village 2,207 City in Montgomery County, Texas, United States
Roman Forest 2,035 City in Montgomery County, Texas, United States
Pinehurst 1,959 Census designated place
Porter Heights 1,653 Census designated place
Montgomery 1,639 City in and county seat of Montgomery County, Alabama, United States and Alabama federated state capital
Woodbranch 1,498 City in Montgomery County, Texas, United States
Cut and Shoot 1,490 City in Montgomery County, Texas, United States
Stagecoach 604 Town of the United States
Woodloch 207 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

The Woodlands distances to largest Texas cities