VOLUME II: NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHTThe Woodlands, TexasCompiled by Melanie GreenPeople are drawn to The Woodlands, Texas for its quaint residential communities, its bustling commercial and employment district, and its warm family atmosphere. But they stay for its attractions, activities, hip culinary scene, and more than 200 miles of natural hiking and jogging trails. A master planned community, The Woodlands boasts 10 villages interspersed with bike trails, championship golf courses, parks, waterways, and well-ranked public and private schools.According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the area’s total population barely exceeded 93,800 with more than half, or 62%, of the population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Median age is around 43, and the median household income is reported to be $115,000 per year. The median owner-occupied home is reportedly valued at $350,000.Whether a fan of the great outdoors or the arts and culture scene, The Woodlands always seems to satisfy. The area’s known for its many local attractions, including its great shopping on Market Street, exquisite dining and culinary tours, and its luxurious hotels and resorts. The Woodlands is also the destination for live concerts at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, a venue rated the world’s second best amphitheater and attracting headliners year round. As if that weren’t enough, residents can venture out just 45 minutes and explore all that Houston has to offer.Education, as well, is second to none. Newsweek ranked The Woodlands High School 626 in the nation in its 2005 ranking of America’s Best High Schools. The Woodlands and the surrounding Houston metropolitan area are served by The Conroe Independent School District, touted as one of the fastest growing districts in the state. This district works collectively to support its approximately 65,000 students across 64 campuses.With its warm and welcoming atmosphere and residents, it’s no wonder The Woodlands is fast becoming a sought after destination for family life. As more and more discover its beauty, the area has also become an attractive prospect for real estate investors and landlords looking to capitalize on its growth.Neighborhood SpotlightKathy Schilling has called The Woodlands home since 1982. After a 10-year career in the stock brokerage business, she followed her mother’s footsteps and transitioned into a second-generation real estate agent, serving the north Houston area. Her expertise is in residential real estate: buying, selling or leasing in Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Spring and The Woodlands.

During Kathy’s 25-year career in real estate, she has become a Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS) and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), along with being appointed an accredited relocation specialist. While at her previous brokerage firm, she earned awards such as 100% Club and Hall of Fame.

She takes pride in guiding her clients from contract to closing, communicating with them personally every step of the way—smooth and hassle-free.
Contact Kathy today
ph 281.615.8848. |kathy@kathyschilling.net  |  www.har.com/kathyschilling
Other Notable Facts About The Woodlands Include:
  • Market Street in Lights is the annual lighting of its Christmas tree. The 70-foot Christmas tree contains more than 25,000 multi-colored lights.
  • Riva Row Boat House is within walking distance from Market Street and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It’s a great way to see The Woodlands Waterway from a kayak point of view.
  • Each spring, participants from all over the world pilgrimage to The Woodlands to participate in the 70.3 mile Ironman Texas race, which includes swimming, biking and running.
The Conroe Independent School District: Conreoisd.net
The Woodlands Chamber: woodlandschamber.org
Market Street: shopatmarketstreet.com
The Woodlands Township: thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

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