The Woodlands Villages
Village of Alden Bridge
The Village of Alden Bridge is one of the largest villages in The Woodlands. Living in this village you have the conveniences of nearby shopping, easy access to I-45 from Research Drive or Greenbridge Drive out of the Village. You also have the quietness away from the hustle and bustle of Market Street the Mall and the center of The Woodlands, but the convenience that you can get there in 10 minutes. The newest HEB opened in late summer 2011 on FM 1488 and is adjacent to Alden Bridge. You are minutes from this new store if you live in this village.
The Village of Alden Bridge has wonderful parks, miles of hike and bike trails, Community Parks and swimming pools. A favorite walk in Alden Bridge Park is the trail that goes through the park and you have the view of the bridge before going under the bridge. The wildlife in the pond include cranes, & ducks.
Village of Grogans Mill
Grogan’s Mill is the home of The Woodlands TPC Country Club, host of Insperity Invitational golf tournament. The first village in The Woodlands to have homes built. As such this village is the most treed of all the villages with lush forestry at the beginning of the Texas Piney Woods.
The homes in Grogan’s Mill vary in from the $120,000 range to over $4 million (in the Estates of Grogan’s Point). There is something for everyone in Grogan’s Mill as it has an abundance of older homes that are very affordable.
Since this is the oldest village in The Woodlands, many homes have been renovated or are in the process of being renovated. The pricing of the homes are reasonable compared to new construction and the lots tend to be quite large.
Village of Cochrans Crossing
The Village of Cochran’s Crossing is the Village of Golf Courses; there are two in this Village. One of the best drives in The Woodlands is coming up from Woodlands Parkway, traveling north along Cochran’s Crossing Drive and passing through the Palmer Course. All that green and pretty views will cheer up any soul.
There are several parks throughout and small lakes and ponds in the subdivisions. Shadow Lake is a subdivision surrounding a small lake to name just one of the neighborhood lakes. You get a feeling of tranquility in this Village with all the conveniences, YMCA and a variety of shopping centers.
Several schools in The Village of Cochran Crossing are within walking or biking distance from homes & the trails go right past the schools.
Village of Panther Creek
Panther Creek Village was the second village built in The Woodlands. It is still highly desired because of its convenient location with easy access to I-45 and the Town Center area of The Woodlands. Panther Creek also is home to some of the more exclusive neighborhoods in the area including West Isle, The Cove, Split Rock and Windward Cove.
It borders Lake Woodlands on two sides and has some of the areas most beautiful lakeside homes. Along the northern and southern banks of Lake Woodlands are Southshore and Northshore Parks. Each spring and summer Northshore Park is the site of free “Concerts in the Park.”
Two of the area parks feature swimming pools and water parks, playgrounds and sports fields.
About The Villages:
Village of Indian Springs
The Village of Indian Springs-Is located in the south of The Woodlands next to Panther Creek Village and south of Cochrans Crossing Village and lies north of the newest Village of Creekside. What is interesting about this Village is it has the largest variety of age of homes as it was built in two stages, separated by a few years.
Another thing unique to this area is that you can actually find hills here. The rolling topography makes a nice change of the flat lands of Houston. The lots in this Village are often heavily wooded, especially in the older neighborhoods & makes for a peaceful, secluded setting. Indian Springs has two main parks in it which include Forestgate and Falconwing Parks, both with tennis courts, swimming pools and children friendly water parks.
Village of Sterling Ridge
In Sterling Ridge the homes are just a few years old and has very diverse pricing in homes starting in the 150’s range up to over 5 million. You can purchase or rent single family homes, town homes and apartments. Driving along Woodlands Parkway to the Village of Sterling Ridge, you come to a lovely shopping center first, Sterling Ridge Shopping Center. Perry’s Restaurant is located here, famous for their roast pork. It does resemble the size of Sunday dinner that you had as a kid with your family, so plan on taking some home with you. It’s certainly worth ordering and melts in your mouth. A very casual village, people like to walk around, hang out and drink coffee at the Starbucks in front of the grocery store. Once you come home to The Woodlands you do not have to leave again. When you want to go out for the evening, you just go down to the local restaurants and shops.
Village of Creekside Park
Creekside Park is the latest and last of the Villages to be built in The Woodlands master planned community. The theme of the village, as each village is different, is “Great Adventure and the Outdoors”. Located on 3492 acres of land adjacent to and south of Spring Creek in Harris County, there are three neighborhood elementary schools and a Jr High. The High School that services the area is in Tomball.
There is a park that runs along Spring Creek which will be 25 acres of Nature Preserve. You will be able to back pack, hike and camp along the trails. The Rob Fleming Aquatic Center includes a swimming pool, zero depth entry to five feet deep, chaise and beach chair seating, 500 foot lazy river, two story flume slide, plunge pool and is adjacent to Lake Paloma for kayaking and fishing. A great place for friends and families to get together or go for a day out enjoying the outdoors, swimming, hiking and biking.
Village of College Park
College Park Village neighborhood was negotiated to remain part of The Woodlands and not be annexed by the city of Conroe in 1995.
This Village was named after the 2 prominent education centers of The Woodlands; Montgomery County College and The University Center. In cooperation with 6 major Texas Universities, residents have the opportunity to earn a bachelors or master degree with out leaving home. The opening of this Village in the late 1990’s reinforced The Woodlands reputation for a community known for its diversity and a center for higher education. This Village is home to 2 main communities, Windsor Hills and Harpers Landing and is home to nearly 2500 permanent residents and over 900 homes.