Each Village in The Woodlands is complete with shopping centers, several community organizations, exemplary schools, extensive recreational facilities, healthcare and places of worship. The Villages enable The Woodlands to support a variety of home styles and price ranges, as well as neighborhood settings that include golf, lakeside, urban and gated communities.
The Village of Grogan’s Mill – The Woodlands, TX
Opened in 1974, the Village of Grogan’s Mill, named after the Grogan Lumber Mill and family, is the first and oldest village located in the front of The Woodlands. It borders The Woodlands Town Center to the right off I-45.
Grogan’s Mill has over 5,100 homes and 13,412 people and includes nearby schools Hailey and Lamar Elementary (K-4 grades), Wilkerson Intermediate (5 & 6 grades), and Knox Junior High (7 & 8 grades.)
The Village of Panther Creek in The Woodlands
The Woodland’s 2nd village, opened in 1977, is named for the creek that runs through the village. Panther Creek is located on the western shore of Lake Woodlands and is within walking or biking distance to the Lake Woodlands and has convenient access to I-45. It is also home to some of the highly desired neighborhoods such as West Isle, The Cove, Splitrock, and Windward Cove.
Panther Creek has over 12,000 residents and approximately 3,600 homes. The schools that serve this village are Sally Ride elementary (K-4 grades), Glen Loch Elementary (K-4 grades), and McCullough Junior High (7 & 8 grades).
The Village of Indian Springs – The Woodlands, TX
The smallest of the villages, Indian Springs has only 2,200 homes and over 6,000 residents. It is names after the Indian artifacts from the Bidai tribe of the Atakapan Indians that were discovered in the area 1984.
Indian Springs is located in the south area of The Woodlands, just south of Woodlands Parkway, and west of Gosling. Known for it’s secluded feel and custom homes, Indian Springs is also the only village in The Woodlands with actual hills.
John Cooper School, a private college preparatory academy (K-12 grades) is located in Indian Springs and the Interfaith Child Development Center (one of the largest pre-school/child care centers) are schools located in Indian Springs. Public schools that service this village are Galatas elementary (K-4) or Coulson Tough Elementary (K-6 grades), Mitchell Intermediate (5 & 6 grades), McCullough Junior High (7 & 8 grades) and The Woodlands Ninth Grade Campus and The Woodlands High School.
The Village of Alden Bridge – The Woodlands, TX
One of the newer villages in the Woodlands, Alden Bridge was opened in 1994 when Roger Galatas was the president of The Woodlands Operating Company. He named it specifically after his home town in Louisiana.
One of the largest villages in The Woodlands, Alden Bridge is bordered by FM 2978 and FM 1488. It has easy access to Research Forest and the University Center. It has over 18,000 residents with approximately 7,000 homes. There are two shopping centers, the Alden Bridge Village Center, and the Windvale Village Center. The schools that service this village are Barbara Bush Elementary (K-4 grades), Buckalew Elementary (K-4 grades), David Elementary (K-4 grades), as well as Mitchell Intermediate (5 & 6 grades) Collins Intermediate (5 & 6 grades). Students go to both College Park High School and The Woodlands High School, depending on the neighborhood.
The Village of Sterling Ridge – The Woodlands, TX
Opened in 1999, the year of The Woodlands’ 25th anniversary, Sterling Ridge is one of the newest villages and received its name for that momentous occasion. Sterling Ridge is located on the western end of The Woodlands, surrounding Carlton Woods and home to the Gary Player Golf Course.
There are over 2,500 homes in this fast growing village and a 400 acre tract of land along FM 2978 within the Sterling Ridge Village called “Spindle Tree” comprised of another 900 single family homes. Schools currently serving the village include Deretchin Elementary (K-6 grades), Coulson Tough Elementary (K-6), and the Ninth Grade Campus for The Woodlands High School. The new Mitchell Library and YMCA location also call this village home.
The Village of Creekside Park – The Woodlands, TX
Creekside Park Village is the newest development for The Woodlands. This 3,492 acre village, located south of Spring Creek, is the only village in The Woodlands to be found in Harris County. It is also the only village in The Woodlands that is served by the Tomball School District.
The first Creekside Park neighborhood, Carlton Woods, was opened in Spring 2007. More and more neighborhoods are currently underdevelopment with the entire village being planned for 7,100 homes.
Creekside Village is home to the impressive 20 acre Rob Fleming Park & Aquatic Center which is one of the largest parks in The Woodlands. It includes a butterfly garden, bluebonnet meadow, fishing pond, pavilion, hike and bike trails, and much more. The adjoining Aquatic Center along with its pool, has a 150 gallon dump bucket, 500 foot long lazy river, and two story slide.
Creekside Village is also the site for the George Mitchell Nature Preserve. Dedicated on October 19th, 2007 to the founder of The Woodlands, the Preserve protects 1,700 acres of Harris and Montgomery county and is part of the Spring Creek Greenway Project. The George Mitchell Nature Preserve offers hiking, kayaking, birding, camping, mountain hiking, and many other outdoor activities.
The Woodlands Town Center – The Woodlands, TX
Considered the “downtown” of The Woodlands, Town Center is 1,000 acres of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Town Center brings an urban feel to the otherwise mostly residential focus of The Woodlands with its paved streets, shops, restaurants, hotels, office buildings, lofts, town homes, and condominiums.
Town Center includes the most recognizable icons of The Woodlands including The Woodlands Mall, The Woodlands Waterway, Market Street, and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It includes over 2,000 hotel rooms, 900 businesses center is also the location of many events throughout the year including The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival in May, the Red, Hot & Blue Festival in July, the Lighting of the Doves for the holiday season, Tasting the Town in January, and many more family events and activities. Because of all the activity, destinations, entertainment, shopping, and diversions, the Town Center attracts over 20 million visitors each year.
The Village of East Shore – The Woodlands, Tx
East Shore is on the eastern edge of 200-acre Lake Woodlands and is within walking distance of the shopping, dining and entertainment venues along The Woodlands Waterway, a 1.4-mile transportation thoroughfare, linear park and water amenity in the heart of The Woodlands Town Center.
Neighborhoods with classic architecture, street trees, formal garden parks, green spaces, ornamental street lamps, alleys and lake views are offered in East Shore.
“The East Shore Clubhouse is an elegant gathering place exclusively for residents of East Shore. The 1.76-acre clubhouse grounds are ideally situated at the end of North Bay Boulevard, between Ellipse Park and The Woodlands Waterway.
The classic Georgian style 5,500-square-foot clubhouse and circular drive and fountain greet residents. The clubhouse features an elevated entry, and expansive front and back porches. Inside, the Ellipse Room is the main social gathering area, complete with a fireplace.
The clubhouse site leads down toward the Waterway, with a negative-edge swimming pool, water wall and kiddie pool. The clubhouse grounds are separated from the Waterway by lush plantings and wrought-iron and stone gates that surround the property. An outdoor gathering area with large summer kitchen is another highlight.
The Village of College Park – The Woodlands, TX
College Park Village, opened in the late 1990’s, is named after its location near Lone Star College and the University Center.College Park has to two major neighborhoods: Harper’s Landing and Windsor Hills; and is home to over 2,500 citizens and 900 residences. Harper’s Landing neighborhood was negotiated to remain part of The Woodlands and not be annexed by the city of Conroe in 1995. It is the only area of The Woodlands located on the east side of I-45.College Park Village is valued for its close proximity to I-45, The Woodlands Mall, Lone Star College and College Park High School. It is served by the Conroe Independent School District.