Cypress is located to the southwest and northeast of Highway 290 just a few miles northwest of downtown Houston. Cypress is one of the fastest-growing areas and school districts in the United States and has traditionally been one of the more sought after suburbs in the Houston metroplex. To truly understand the popularity of Cypress future homeowners should understand where this once rural community came from and where it is going.
Cypress was shaped by the German settlers who arrived in the area in the 1840s and street names like Huffmeister and Telge still hint at the community roots. Cypress, Cy-Fair, and Cypress Fairbanks are often used interchangeably to refer to the area. The two communities (Cypress and Fairbanks) forever became linked in the 1930s when Big Cypress Elementary School and Fairbanks High School combined to form the beginning of the Cy-Fair School district. The community began its true path to growth in the 1990s when several master-planned communities started development in the area. Geographically Cypress offers something for everyone, with heavily forested land and lots north of 290 and mostly ranch-type land south of 290.
Cypress is a thriving community featuring the third-largest school district in the state of Texas and many highly rated schools. Cypress is also home to many golf courses like Black House Golf Club, Houston National, Cypress Lakes, and Longwood Golf Club. Employers like Sysco, the school district, and multiple area hospitals, and the proximity to Houston and the Energy Corridor ensure that the community should thrive for years to come. Like sister suburbs Katy and Sugar Land, Cypress is also one more affluent suburbs of Houston. Cypress is home to the palatial Berry Center, which features a football stadium, basketball court, conference center, and much more. However, the master-planned communities are still the heart and soul of Cypress’s success. The areas master-planned communities like Bridgeland, Cypress Creek Lake, Fairfield, and Coles Crossing feature homes in most price ranges and sizes and fantastic amenities like pools, tennis courts, neighborhood fitness centers, walking/hiking trails, and much more.
Still, as bright as the present is for Cypress the future looks even brighter. Cypress is still mostly a sleeper community. Although jobs have begun to come to Cypress many homeowners still drive into Houston for work. More and more employers are finding their way to Cypress. More jobs should mean continued growth in the real estate market.
So Cypress will continue to grow. The master-planned communities are primed to welcome new homeowners and the area has the beauty to charm then. A good Realtor® is needed in Cypress more than in most areas to navigate the large school district and many communities. Contact us today for a free preview.