Humble and Kingwood, two dynamic and growing Texas communities, are
located in northeast Harris County. Situated within a 10-mile radius from where
Highway 59 and FM 1960 intersect, these communities boast an abundance of forest
and natural beauty. These cities are approximately 22 miles from downtown Houston
and just five miles from Bush Inter-Continental Airport.
The city of Humble dates all the way back to the Civil War. A large oil discovery
around the turn of the century led to the establishment of Humble Oil Company, known
today as Exxon Corporation. In the 1960's, the opening of Houston Intercontinental
Airport helped promote growth in the Humble area. Population today totals 14,579
residents and continues to increase each year. Humble's large forested boundaries
take up nearly 100 square miles of land in northeast Harris County.
Humble has parks, golf courses, award winning schools, two major hospitals,
Deerbrook Mall, "Park 'n Ride" facilities, Lake Houston, and the San Jacinto
river, making it one of the fastest growing areas in Harris County. Humble
showcases its small town charm through various annual festivals and activities,
including Rodeo Parade, Good Oil Days, Businessfest, the annual fireworks display
on the 4th of July, and an old fashioned Christmas Parade. In the Humble community,
the young and young at heart have an abundance of activities to choose from. As
with most Houston suburbs, golf is always close at hand. The Humble area is
nearest to the Atascocita Golf Club, Walden on Lake Houston Golf Club, and Tour
Eighteen, which highlights eighteen of the most popular golf holes in the world.
There are two bowling alleys with year-round leagues. Various clubs and
organizations like the YMCA and Little League host events and programs throughout
Employment opportunities abound in and around Humble. Highway 59 South will take
you into downtown Houston, or take Beltway 8 a short distance to Baytown, Texas,
home of some of the largest refineries and petrochemical plants in the United
States. The median household income in Humble is $40,260. Housing starts in the
area are at an all-time high as developers find attractive ways for homeowners to
get away from the hustle and bustle of the city into the wooded retreat of Humble.
There are a variety of housing options from starter homes for the first time buyer
to extravagant executive estates. Prices range from $60,000 to over $1,000,000
with the median value for a single-family home coming in at $94,871.
Kingwood is a master-planned community nestled in 14,000 heavily wooded forest
acres. Developed by Friendswood Development Corporation beginning in 1971,
Kingwood, affectionately called "The Livable Forest," has integrated what nature
has provided in a stunning site canopied by more than twenty species of shade
trees. Wildlife flourishes in harmony with over 48,000 residents who chose
Kingwood for a lifestyle unattainable in most metropolitan areas.
Filled with small lakes and greenbelts, Kingwood provides its residents with daily
opportunities to enjoy nature's beauty to the fullest. The greenbelts are laced with
fifty-seven miles of paved trails for biking, jogging, or just strolling. There are
neighborhood playgrounds with pools and community parks with ball fields and soccer
fields for competitions or just for fun. Two private member clubs provide five
outstanding 18-hole golf courses, twenty-five tennis courts, and five pools plus
dining and meeting facilities in addition to year-round social activities.
Residents enjoy the diversity of fifteen individual neighborhoods and villages
within Kingwood, each with architecturally distinctive homes by many of Houston's
most established builders. From townhouses and patio homes to golf course and
lakeside estates can be found throughout this exceptionally beautiful community.
The median price for a single-family home is $178,058. The median income for a
household in Kingwood is $72,527.
The Humble Independent School District serves the Humble and Kingwood areas. HISD
comprises four high schools, one ninth grade school, six middle schools, and 18
elementary schools. Humble ISD established a program for academically gifted
learners in its elementary schools in 1979, calling it Win For Gifted Students
("WINGS"). Since that time, the program has grown to include students in grade
levels 2-12. HISD also has an impressive, well-rounded athletics program. Students
may not take athletics as a class until seventh grade, but can participate in a
variety of intramural sports and leagues. Higher education institutions such as
Rice, the University of Houston, Texas Southern University, Houston Community
College and the University of St. Thomas all have campuses in Houston. A commute
to Huntsville takes you to Sam Houston State University. North Harris County
Community College has two campuses within a short distance of Humble or Kingwood,
offering two-year study programs.
Both Humble and Kingwood are fast becoming two of the most desirable cities in the
Houston area. They are incredible places to live, work, retire or raise a family!
If you are considering moving here or would like more information, please feel free
to request a "free relocation package" today!