There are master-planned communities and then there is Kingwood, TX. At over 14,000 acres and a population of 81,692 as of the 2010 census, Kingwood real estate makes up one of the largest master-planned communities in Texas and the entire United States.
A suburb of Houston, TX, Kingwood is known as the “livable forest” because of its many greenbelts, preserved natural areas, extensive network of trails and maintained parklands. Kingwood is divided into over 20 distinct villages governed by their own homeowners association. Each distinct village of Kingwood maintains their own set of trails and jogging paths perfect for an afternoon stroll, a bike ride or a jog. Some villages feature boat access to Lake Houston.
Given Kingwood’s sheer size, it can offer more amenities and community services than other Houston-area master-planned communities. The two primary commercial centers of Kingwood Commons and Town Center feature several major, upscale retailers and national chain stores as well as many smaller, locally owned boutique and specialty shops. By choosing to live in Kingwood, you get the benefits of living in a maintained, master-planned community without sacrificing any of the convenience of living in a larger town.
Recreation also plays an important role in the daily life of Kingwood residents and the various neighborhood associations expend a vast amount of time and money installing, maintaining and improving the community’s various recreational facilities. In addition to the over 500 acres of parkland and 75 miles of trails, Kingwood residents and their guests can enjoy world class dining, spa facilities, lighted tennis courts and even a water park at the Kingwood Country Club. Kingwood is also home to many renowned golf courses – both public and private – such as the Kingwood Club, the Deerwood Club, the Island, the Marsh and the Lake courses.
Because of the scope of the Kingwood community, homes for sale in Kingwood, TX cover a wide range of styles and sizes. You can buy a smaller home in Kingwood and have access to all the amenities of the community for as little as $100,000 or, if you would like, you can invest in excess of a million dollars for your very own private estate in one of the Houston-area’s most popular and well-regarded communities.