Being located just 25 miles north of the city of Houston the community of The Woodlands has grown remarkably quickly in the last 40 years or so. What started out as a small community has very quickly grown to become a community on the verge of taking a vote to incorporate itself to acquire city status, although that vote is still pending. A large part of the growth of the city has been due to the many large companies operating in the area such as Chevron Phillips, Woodforest National Bank, Hewitt Associates, Maersk Line and many others of the same caliber.
Obviously with so many large corporations operating in and around The Woodlands you’ll find that there’s the infrastructure to support it including a sea port, providing direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, South America and the shipping lanes of the world. Then you have also have several large airports in the area including George Bush Intercontinental, Dan Jones International, Williams Airport and Lone Star Executive airport too.
From a personal point of view this makes travelling anywhere in the world the most straightforward of affairs for your entire family – the world is quite literally on your doorstep. Obviously from a business point of view it means you have world-class business resources available to you. Another massive benefit to any business in the area is the fact that Texas can boast of having a bi-lingual and multi-lingual population, giving any business a truly international flavor. Obviously the very high standard of education in the state of Texas is also a huge bonus because you have ongoing access to a skilled and highly educated workforce.
So if you’re considering investing in a property in The Woodlands you’ll find that it’s very easy to get here and just as easy to travel elsewhere if and when the need arises, for both business and personal reasons.
Two top-selling master-planned communities in Texas, Bridgeland and The Woodlands, are holding a promo campaign for home purchases made which started on November 1 and runs through December 31 this year. These marketing enticements include a “Holiday Countdown” gift card worth $2,000 and valuable builders’ incentives. The Woodlands Development Co., a wholly owned unit of The Howard Hughes Corp., manages the two communities. Customer centers have been set up to entertain prospective home buyer inquiries.
For every home sold during the promo period, both communities will also donate $100 the Habitat for Humanity local affiliate serving their area. The Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County will be the beneficiary for Bridgeland, while the Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity will be for The Woodlands.
The co-president of The Woodlands Development Co., Tim Welbes, said that they have always been warm to the idea of helping families buy new homes during the holiday season and offer the $2,000 incentive. The company, Welbes added, also likes to give something back to hardworking, needy families through Habitat for Humanity, which is among the most respected nonprofit organizations in the U.S. This organization works in partnership with local families in constructing decent and affordable homes in order to eliminate to eliminate poverty housing.
Bridgeland is ranked number eight in Metrostudy’s list of the top U.S. master-planned communities. It also bagged the “Developer of the Year” title this fall at the Houston Best PRISM Awards of the Greater Houston Builders Association. Bridgeland home prices range from the $170s up to over $1 million.
The Woodlands, on the other hand, is the top-selling Texas master-planned community, and is the nation’s number two in the RCLCO listing. Covered by the services of well-known builders, this 28,000-acre community features new homes with prices ranging from the $200s to over $4 million.
An administrative division of the Woodlands has begun a new project aimed at purifying the water of the ponds and lakes in its territory. This will be done immediately to ensure a naturally clean ecosystem for the aquatic animals living in these lakes. This initiative will also help promote plant life in the community. To achieve this goal, Organic Sediment Removal Systems LLC has already won a bid from The Board of Directors with a $68,250 contract. Already, the removal work for slit has begun in a number of areas.
This was not a sudden development and the planning stage for water life cleaning and environment protection has started since the year 2010, when a contract was signed with Burditt Consultants LLC. According to John Powers, assistant general manager for The Woodlands Township and community services, this is a remarkable step towards getting an environment-friendly community through the distillation of water. The managing authority has already released $140,000 for building slits in various ponds.
Members in the managing committee have now identified the number of lakes and ponds that need purification right away. Some of these ponds, which need immediate attention, are the Mystic Lake, Deer Rush, Long Lake, Tamarac Pond, Alden Bridge Pond, Shadowpoint Pond, Spindle Tree and Kirkpatrick Pond. They all need care and proper removal of harmful components to ensure a sustainable ecosystem.
John Powers has also stated that this project will comprise of all 45 ponds and lakes of the Woodlands. For many years, the ponds were filled with mud and other unhygienic materials, and now, removing these is the best sanitary solution that is essential for helping the animals that live in these ponds and lakes. If ponds and lakes remained in such unhygienic conditions, then the lives of the fishes and other animals would have been in danger. Further delays in this project will also entail major maintenance costs. It is therefore the best time to take action towards preserving these natural water forms.