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Kingwood, also know as the "Livable Forest," was created by the Friendswood Development Company in 1971 and has grown rapidly since. The new community was named "Kingwood" after King Ranch.
Best known for being a community that exists in harmony with nature. Kingwood's heavily wooded acreage is canopied with tall pines and magnolias, along with 20 other types of shade trees.
The community is host to a variety of wildlife including deer, fish, birds, and more, that can be found in the 500+ acres of private nature preserves and parks.
Over 75 miles of hike and bike trails, known as the "greenbelt," run through KW naturally beautiful woods and lakes. These trails are great for exercising, walking or bicycling. The Northeast area has generally been considered to have good commute times relative to surrounding Houston communities.
This area also has a thriving commercial center. Big name retail, shopping, and dining venues call Kingwood home, and can be found throughout the area, mostly near the front of Kingwood Drive and in Kingwood's Town Center off of Lake Houston Parkway. In addition, Kingwood is only three miles North of Deerbrook Mall and Humble, Texas' commercial centers. You have world class golfing, Country Clubs, Greenbelts, and shopping! We have it all!
In 2015, KW High School ranked better than 95% of high schools in Texas. It also ranked 2nd among 6 ranked high schools in the Humble Independent School District.