For those who love fine dining, even better shopping, a night out to a concert, a visit to the museum and the chance to get outside, the suburbs are for you!
The suburbs? That’s not exactly what comes to mind when you first hear the word. But peek beyond the misguided perception of big-box stores on every corner and you’ll find a vibrant lifestyle filled with opportunities to connect with nature, your neighbors and your family. Here are 10 reasons we say it’s better in the ‘burbs:
Walk to the Park
Life in the suburbs is like a walk in the park — primarily because it’s so easy to walk to the park! Master-planned communities like Woodforest make it a priority to scatter park space throughout the community, ensuring most residents are only a few minutes’ walk from enjoying a playdate, family fun or simply relaxing outdoors. Amenities such as parks, open space, sports fields and recreational areas are such a priority in Woodforest, we’ve devoted 700 acres to them!
Everything is So Convenient
You don’t have to live in the city to have a favorite coffee shop, workout facility or salon just around the corner — you can have that in the suburbs, too! Residents in Woodforest have an ever-growing number of restaurants, stores and other conveniences right in the community. And when they do need to venture out to a big-box store, those are an easy drive away.
Grandparents Can Live Down the Street
First-time home buyer, mover-upper or down-sizer, most suburban master-planned communities offer floor plans for nearly every budget (in Woodforest, we’ve got homes from the $200,000s to the millions). That means that Memaw and Pawpaw can be just down the street or when you’re ready to move into a bigger home, all you’re changing is your house — not your community.
Our Pools are Cool
No need to join the Y if you want to swim during the summer. Life in a suburban master-planned community typically comes with pools — really cool pools! In Woodforest, residents enjoy water play at Forest Island, which features a resort-style pool anchored by a 42-foot slide tower and a fitness pool for group and individual exercise.
Medical Care is There
Sure, cities have fantastic doctors and medical facilities — but did you know many of them also have suburban offices? In Woodforest, we already have a dentist, doctor’s office and vet, with more on the way. The most recent medical offering is Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, which just opened in Woodforest Medical Plaza 1.
Go Fishing Every Day
Where do city dwellers go when they want to fish? Usually out of the city. Lakes tend to be in or near suburbs, making it easy to grab your pole for a little fishing. Woodforest residents don’t even have to drive to cast a line — they can just walk or take the golf cart over to the 33-acre Christine Allen Nature Park and see what’s biting.
Fun is Around the Corner
Think suburbs are boring? Think again! Suburban communities offer theater, fine dining, sporting events, excellent shopping and lots more. There’s something for just about every interest in Woodforest — boating, swimming and sailing are just six miles away at Lake Conroe and shopping, dining and big-name entertainment is only about five miles away in The Woodlands.
Know Your Neighbors
Life in the suburbs — especially life in Woodforest — provides the opportunity to really get to know your neighbors. Whether it’s an impromptu weekend barbecue, taking regular spin classes together, serving on the PTA or saying hello every Sunday at church, Woodforest is being developed to provide residents with a sense of community and the chance to make authentic connections.
Do You Have a Director of Fun?
There are lifestyle directors and then there are Directors of Fun. That’s what we have in Woodforest and it’s Erin’s job to chase away the boredom. Erin plans more than 75 events a year, plus manages a big mix of resident clubs that allow like-minded residents to dig into their love of wine, books or other interests. You’re not going to find that in the city!
Our Schools Rule
Where their child is going to attend school is one of the biggest decisions for a parent, and it’s hard to go wrong with a suburban school. Because these areas are often growing, many campuses are relatively new and extremely well equipped with the latest technology and innovative features. Woodforest kiddos are lucky to attend schools in the Conroe and Montgomery independent school districts, including on-site Stewart Elementary and the new Oak Hills Junior High and Lake Creek High School.