Super Neighborhood 43 - Kingwood
DATE RECOGNIZED: 08.24.2000
COUNCIL DISTRICT: E
MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: Main Office
LOCATION: Kingwood SN #43 represents the current city limit in far northeast Houston. It straddles US 59 north of the San Jacinto River. It is bounded by Lake Houston on the East and South, the Harris County boundary on the North, and Sorters Road on the West. Most of SN #43 lies inside Harris County although some of it lies in Montgomery County.
The 5,000 acre Lake Houston Park, acquired by the City from the State of Texas, borders Kingwood for 2.5 miles on the northeast.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: Kingwood was originally part of the famous King Ranch. Many oil and gas assets are nearby. In the 1970s, Friendswood Development Company partnered with the Ranch to build this immense master-planned community. During the oil boom of that era, the community grew quickly. It offered a safe haven for people who preferred more central planning than most of Houston offered at the time. Deed restrictions are still strictly enforced here.
During the 1980s, Kingwood expanded eastward from US 59. The population expanded from about 20,000 to almost 70,000 in 2014. In 1996, Kingwood was annexed by Houston at the end of the Bob Lanier administration.
Kingwood is known as “The Livable Forest.” People here are proud of the way the environment has been maintained as the City has grown. Nestled on the shores of Lake Houston, Kingwood offers natural amenities galore, including approximately 100 miles of greenbelts that connect various portions of the community with shopping districts, schools, and parks.
Kingwood is a conservative, mostly residential community that takes pride in the exceptional environment it offers for raising families.
The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in Kingwood. The area offers five parks, privately funded by resident contributions and managed by the Kingwood Service Association, an all-volunteer organization.
Kingwood offers three main shopping districts: on North Park Drive, about 1.5 miles east of US 59; on Kingwood Drive about one-half mile east of US 59, and Town Center at Kingwood Drive and West Lake Houston Parkway.
The area contains numerous churches representing most religions.
Although inside Houston City limits, Kingwood schools belong to the Humble ISD.
Kingwood also has a large campus of the Lone Star College system which enrolls approximately 7,000 students. LSC/Kingwood offers associate degrees in many programs. Credits earned here readily transfer to 4-year colleges throughout Texas.
|•||Dylan Duncan Memorial Skate Park||3950 Rustic Woods||77339|
|•||Kingwood Community Ctr Park||4102 Rustic Woods||77345|
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