About the Spring, Texas Area
The beautiful and historic unincorporated community of Spring is a joy to reside in, or simply to visit. The small town feel, turn-of-the-century setting, quaint shops and charming feel all lend to this small community’s attraction. The year round events and festivals add to the allure of this lovely community.
Spring is one of the many unincorporated communities located in the southeastern portion of Texas. Considered part of the Houston metropolitan area, Spring straddles the north end of Harris County and the south end of Montgomery County. Other nearby counties include Walker County, San Jacinto County, Liberty County, Waller County, Grimes County, Chambers County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Fort Bend County and Waller County.
The community of Spring has a total area of 24 square miles, with 0.4 square miles of that area being water. The residents of Spring enjoy the long fertile views afforded them by several lush, green parks and open spaces. Beautiful Lake Houston is just a stone’s throw away, to be enjoyed readily. Located in the Houston metropolitan area, residents of Spring also enjoy all the amenities of the fast-paced urban life.
Distance to 3 Closest Major Cities
Houston is a ½ hour drive southeast from Spring, traveling a distance of 25 miles. San Antonio is 217 miles southwest, a 3 hour and 20 minute drive. Dallas is 219 miles northwest, or just under a 3 ½ hour drive. New Orleans, Louisiana is just under a 65 hour drive, traveling a distance of 369 miles east along the Gulf of Mexico.
The community of Spring enjoys the rich and thriving economy of the greater Houston metropolitan area, with 33% of its residents commuting to the urban haven for employment. Still, Spring has its own reliable economy which is largely based in retail trade and secondarily based in professional services, the sciences and technology. Other industries providing employment in Spring include wholesale, finance and insurance.
The community of Spring offers a wide array of housing opportunities for new residents. Choose from such options as an apartment, a condominium, a large single-family home, a simple trailer, a luxurious RV or a grand estate.
Harris County maintains a number of beautiful, lush, green parks and open areas, 4 of which are within the Spring community limits. Bayer Park is a large 30-acre park with such amenities as 3 lighted softball fields, 4 lighted baseball fields and restroom facilities. Collins Park is a 55- acre park which includes 4 lighted softball fields, 4 lighted baseball fields, 1 soccer field, 1 lighted basketball pavilion, 1 sand volleyball court, 2 playgrounds, a skate park and an amphitheater. Klein Park is a 7-acre park area with walking trails and 4 lighted ball fields as well as restroom facilities. Southwell Park is a 5-acre community park with a community building, picnic tables, barbecue grills and restroom facilities. Meyer Park is an expansive 286-acre park which includes 16 unlighted soccer fields, 10 lighted soccer fields, 2 unlighted softball fields, a barbecue pavilion a duck pond, a 3-acre fishing lake, and more!
Spring also enjoys the parks in the southern portion of Montgomery County. Tamina Park is a 4-acre park offering a community building for all to use, a softball field, 2 covered basketball courts, picnic tables and benches, barbecue grills and playground equipment. The Montgomery County Nature Preserve is a 71-acre preserve protected with a conversation easement, and providing observation areas for native plants and trees, a large birdwatching area and trails galore to walk, hike or bike.
Both Harris and Montgomery Counties offer extensive recreational activities through their Parks and Recreation Departments such as organized sports leagues, social events and classes of every nature.
Golf is no stranger to the town of Spring, with nearly 80 area golf courses within a 20-mile radius, and 16 courses within its town limits including 2 award-winning courses: Cypresswood Golf Club’s Tradition Course offers a challenging 18-hole course featuring 7,200 yards of golf from the longest tees with a par of 72 and the East Course at the Woodlands offers a private, non-equity 18-hole course of regulation length.
Discover historic Old Town Spring, where you can eat at any one of the fine restaurants, visit historical museums or explore the latest at the art galleries. Most cannot resist the charm of this quaint small town within a town, and come back time and time again to enjoy the quiet and friendly atmosphere, not to mention the great shopping!
Residents come from all over Texas to Spring to enjoy the Six Flags Splashtown, a water-lover’s paradise that the entire family can enjoy. There are dozens of water rides to brave including slides, chutes and floats. Adults and kids alike can enjoy the plethora of pools from small kiddie wading pools, to large relaxing lagoons.
Spring is near Houston, where life is fast, fun and more fun! There are year round events and festivals to attend, so keep your ear to the ground and be sure to mark your calendar. For instance, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the biggest event of the year, and usually runs from late February through mid-March. The world’s largest rodeo, come and experience first hand the rodeo competitions, down home country entertainment and contests of every kind – not to mention the great barbecue!!
Interesting Facts/Historic Buildings and Places
Famous residents include Olympic gold medallists Chad Hedrick for inline speed skating and Laura Wikinson for platform diving.
Harris County has more residents than the entire state of Oregon.
Railroad workers who worked through a long, hard, cold winter, originally named Spring “Camp Spring” as that is where they ended up after winter’s end.
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