Other than being known for its exemplary schools and desirable real estate The Woodlands is probably most known for its numerous retail shopping establishments; with The Woodlands Mall, Waterway District, and its open shopping area of Market Street there is certainly not much one cannot find in The Woodlands. The many parks and paseos of The Woodlands also rank very high for locals as well as the 200 acre Lake Woodlands with its picturesque shores and luxurious waterfront homes that surround it. If you like to play golf The Woodlands is certainly a great place to live as well, with 6 courses within The Woodlands alone there is always a great game of golf just waiting for you! The Woodlands is also home to many nationally know companies as well as a wide variety of others so many of the people who live within The Woodlands also are able to work there.
The Woodlands features more than 200 retail shops in The Woodlands Mall, Market Street and surrounding village centers. Shoppers will find everything from antiques to mobile phone, books to jewelry, beauty to sports and much more.
The Woodlands Mall offers shoppers plenty of selection, with names like Dillards, Sears, Macy’s, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Apple Store, Sony Style and more. Other nearby shops include Anthropologie, Barnes & Noble, Urban Outfitters and Pottery Barn, as well as several fine dining establishments.
Market Street also boasts plenty of shopping and dining, and also hosts music and other special events within its 34 acre sprawl. Market Street features names such as Z Gallerie, Maggie’s, Tiffany’s and Brooks Brothers. Shoppers will also enjoy fresh seafood, produce, baked goods and meats offered by HEB Woodlands.
Other nearby stores include Targe, Toys R Us, Best Buy, World Market, Office Max, Marshalls, and Academy Sports, to name a few.
Residents will also enjoy the convenience of their own Village Center, where groceries and other necessities can be found.
For a list of all retail shops within The Woodlands, visit www.thewoodlandstx.com/shopping
The Woodlands features dozens of delicious dining options, both in individual Village Centers and “downtown” Town Center.
Enjoy restauruants such as Banihana, The Cheesecake Factory, Crush Wine Lounge, Macaroni Grill, PF Chang’s, Rockfish Grill, Jasper’s, Tommy Bahama’s, Uni Sushi, to name just a few.
For a complete list of restaurants found in The Woodlands, visit www.thewoodlandstx.com/restaurants
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion plays host to a wide range of music events, including artists such as Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffet, Dave Matthews Band, Sting, John Mayer and many more, as well as the Houston Symphony.
The Woodlands also houses two movie theaters, offering a mix of Hollywood and independent films.
Free concerts are also held in Spring and Fall at Northshore Park, featuring a diverse mix of genres and styles.
For more information about entertainment in The Woodlands, visit www.woodlandsevents.com/entertainment
The Woodlands houses dozens of exemplary educational facilities for all ages, including pre-schools, public schools, private schools, associate programs, and graduate and undergraduate programs.
For more information on schools within The Woodlands, visit our Woodlands Schools page.
Parks & Recreation
The Woodlands features a plethora of nature parks, hiking trails, dog parks, and recreational activities.
There are 110 parks, some of which include swimming pools, and 140 miles of hike/bike trails.
The Woodlands also offers recreational activities, such as golf courses, gyms, camps and more.
For more information about The Woodland Parks, visit www.thewoodlandstx.com/parks