Spring at a Glance

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North and northwest Houston intrigue many newcomers because of the value and variety of both new and older housing. The city of Spring and the surrounding area offer restful suburban/rural living as well as first-class shopping, recreational, and cultural opportunities.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Spring was a bustling railroad town. Today, the community offers a suburban quality of life perfect for those who want to live near the city but yearn for a “hometown” feel. Spring is home to one of the region’s most popular attractions, Old Town Spring, a quaint turn-of-the-century town composed of shops, restaurants, museums, and art galleries. You will find a variety of antiques, collectibles, clothing and accessories for the home and gifts for all occasions. Located near the original rail yards built in the early 1900’s by the Great Northern Railroad, the Victorian-style shops create a nostalgic feeling of having “stepped back in time.” Old Town Spring is the site of many annual festivals including Springfest, Celebration of Easter, Texas Crawfish and Music Festival, the Long Horn Rod Run, PetFest and Down Home Christmas. Spring is also home to Splashtown, a tremendously popular 30-acre water theme park.

Residences in Spring vary from older ranch-style homes to expansive recent construction, with prices ranging from the $200’s to well over $2 million. Shadow Creek/Augusta Pines, Northampton Estates/The Greens of Northampton Estates/Sterling Ridge, Gleannloch Farms, Benders Landing and, of course, The Woodlands and Carlton Woods all call the city of Spring home.

Spring combines the appeal of woodsy countryside with the convenience of fine schools, top-flight medical facilities, and a thriving business community.