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Get to know Spring

Sitting about 20 minutes south of The Woodlands and 30 minutes north of downtown Houston, Spring has grown in recent years to be a popular suburban destination. Spring mostly existed as a quiet, small town, with just 700 residents in 1947. But by the 1970s, when Greater Houston began expanding outwards, Spring became an in-demand location for subdivisions and new construction. With the opening of the 385-acre ExxonMobile Campus in 2014, Spring grew even larger. Today, with a population close to 61,000 people, Spring has a mix of neighborhoods including gated communities, master-planned communities, and established subdivisions. The boundaries of Spring are nebulous, and parts of The Woodlands have Spring as a postal address. Old Town Spring, a former train depot, serves as the region’s quaint, historic hub, with more than 100 independent boutiques, restaurants, and breweries.

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Living in Greater Houston

Like all of Texas, Greater Houston’s history is the story of oil, with suburban towns developed by and for gas and oil executives, with Houston’s Energy Corridor remaining a major employer today. The suburbs of north Houston stretch from Kingwood, technically inside the city limits, all the way up to and beyond The Woodlands, whose growth and prominence has earned it its own identity, separate from H-Town. These suburbs are young metropolises—towns that grew out of farmland and forest in the past 50 years, with houses, office parks, newly created lakes, and golf courses emerging from rural lands where only cows and feral pigs once roamed. As Houston’s economy has diversified and as the region has created more new jobs, Houston residents have looked farther and farther out for more space to settle. Greater Houston is booming and there’s no better place to call home.