Your boss just told you that you’re being transferred to the Houston office. And you’ve done some homework on where to live, a community with lots of trees, great schools (public and private), terrific shopping and dining, and the best real-estate values in the Houston area. In all likelihood, the name Spring, Texas has popped up over and over again. So – you take the logical next step and get out a map and . . . you can’t find it!
There’s a simple reason for that. There is no such thing as Spring, Texas. Yup, that’s right. We don’t exist – as a true political entity. Spring is nothing more than a collection of ZIP codes to which the USPS has assigned the name Spring for mailing-address purposes. Spring has no city limits. We don’t have a mayor. Or a City Hall. Or a town council. Or a Chamber of Commerce. Or police and fire departments. Or any other distinct feature that will help you explain to your friends and family where it is you’ve chosen to live! Yes, some maps show a little dot with the name Spring next to it, on Spring-Cypress Road, just east of I-45. That’s a quaint little (unincorporated) community we refer to as “Old Town Spring” to distinguish it from the rest of the area. Don’t worry about law enforcement and fire protection – the entire Spring area is blessed with an abundance of terrific volunteer fire departments, ambulance services, and the great law-enforcement teams of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department and a couple of outstanding Constable Precincts. We really don’t lack for much of anything! Most of what happens around here (politically) is controlled or influenced by the Harris County Commissioners’ offices.
Harris County Precinct 4 operates parks in the Spring. Southwell Park, a 5-acre facility includes the B.F. Clark Community Building, a picnic pavilion with tables and a barbecue pit, a lighted basketball pavilion, barbecue grills, bathroom facilities, and two playgrounds. Bayer Park, 30-acres that includes four lighted softball fields and seven lighted baseball fields. Pundt Park is a 380-acre that has a canoe launch, a pavilion facility with a meeting room, a playground facility, picnic areas, and a trail system connecting Bayer Park to the Spring Creek Greenway. Precinct 4 also operates the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, south of and adjacent to the Spring . The facility includes the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, an endangered species garden with a beaver pond, a canoe launch, picnic areas, a playground, a tea house, a trail, and a visitor center. Residents in Spring are never lacking for outdoor activities!
Over the years, "Old Town Spring" has developed into a neat little collection of craft and clothing shops and some pretty good family-style restaurants (check out Wunsche Brothers Café if you’re in the area!). Old Town Spring is a popular tourist stop, especially during the holidays – check it out at www.OldTownSpring.com. In the 1980’s an association was formed to protect and promote this special shopping area which consists of old restored homes. This section of town is now one of the area’s largest tourist attractions.
Spring is home to many entertainment activities from The Cypresswood Golf club and Movie Theaters to the popular water park Wet 'n' Wild's SplashTown. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands is in close proximity to Spring. It is one of the areas most used entertainment venues. Some of the biggest names in music have played here and continue to come to this amphitheater which seats 16,500 people and has been the second-most heavily used amphitheater in the world!
Part of the appeal of Spring is that Homes are available to all price ranges and needs. Homes can be found for sale for less than $100,000 to well over $1,000,000. You can find starter homes to mid ranged homes easily in Spring. The area also boasts executive homes in Champion Wood and one acre plus estates in Benders Landing. Each neighborhood in Spring has wonderful amenities for their homeowners. Many have walking trails, area pools, playgrounds and water features. All the communities are supported by great schools. Spring CDP (Census Designated Place) is supported by Spring ISD. Harris Country residents with Spring address either attend Spring or Klein ISD. The remaining Montgomery County residents with Spring addresses attend Conroe ISD. Some of the area’s most sought after public and private schools service Spring.
Spring is home to over a quarter-million people and they are very proud of it! Won’t you consider joining this growing community? If so, then please contact our Realtors at The Upshaw Group; who specialize in helping clients with Selling & Buying Homes in Spring, Texas. Call us for a free consultation 281-220-2110.