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The Woodlands, Texas

Full nameThe Woodlands Township
Official nameThe Woodlands Township
Settlement typeSpecial-Purpose District
CountryUnited States
CountyMontgomery (CDP)
Harris & Montgomery (Development)
Total Area23.9 sq mi (61.9 km2)
Land Area23.4 sq mi (60.6 km2)
Water Area0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation160 ft (48.8 m)
Total Population61273 (2008)
Density (pop.)898.8/km2 (2328.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code281 713 832 936
FIPS code48-72656 
GNIS feature ID1867568 

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The Woodlands is a master-planned community of Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston � Sugar Land � Baytown metropolitan area. Its population was 55,649 at the 2000 census, a 90.5% increase over its 1990 population. As of 2006, the estimated population had reached approximately 61,273. Much of the development is located in the city of Houston's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), but small portions of The Woodlands extends into the ETJ of Shenandoah and Conroe. Plans for annexation of both the Houston and Conroe portions were once in discussion, but regional agreements have been set in place to allow The Woodlands to incorporate itself.

The Woodlands is located 28 miles north of Downtown Houston along Interstate 45. Though it began as a suburban development and a bedroom community, it also has attracted corporations to the area. As a result, the area features several corporate campuses, most notably Chevron Phillips, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Baker Hughes, CB&I, Oncology and Hewitt Associates. The development won a Special Award for Excellence in 1994 from the Urban Land Institute.

In addition to residential and corporate housing, The Woodlands features a shopping mall, seven golf courses and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, a regional concert venue, and the 4 star rated The Woodlands Resort. Over the past decade, The Woodlands has seen tremendous growth in terms of commercial/office space in Town Center. Many high-rise office and residential buildings have recently been built. Just completed is 24 Waterway Avenue, a 13 story class A office/retail building. Recently announced for The Woodlands are several new class A office structures and a 20-story condominium tower that will sit on the waterway next to 24 Waterway Ave. A new satellite location for the Houston Museum of Natural Science is housed in the The Woodlands Mall.

On September 13, 2008, The Woodlands sustained extensive damage because of Hurricane Ike. Sustained winds of 85 mph brought down thousands of trees, powerlines, and billboards in the area and severely damaged the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Many of the native pine trees in the area fell or snapped on homes and cars. Power in the The Woodlands was knocked out for up to two weeks. Ike was the first hurricane to directly affect the area since Hurricane Alicia in 1983.

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Four-star RB chooses California - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--By Brian McLaughlin -The Woodlands- (-Texas-) RB Daniel Lasco has committed to California, reported. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound running back also ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:59:01 GMT+00:00
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Woodlands Online, LLC---THE WOODLANDS-, -Texas- - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 20, 21 and 22 is Tax-Free Weekend in Texas. To be certain that shoppers, and fall-fashion seekers ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 02:59:12 GMT+00:00
Huntsman names new board member - CNBC Tweet this news
CNBC---THE WOODLANDS-, -Texas- - Chemical company Huntsman Corp. said Tuesday that it has appointed Robert Margetts as a new director to its board. ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:20:13 GMT+00:00
Baby Fair Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week - Woodlands Online, LLC Tweet this news
Woodlands Online, LLC---THE WOODLANDS-, -Texas- - On August 7, the Lactation Center and Perinatal Education Program at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands hosted its fourth annual Baby ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 20:32:39 GMT+00:00
TWHS Football team makes RivalsHigh 100 - Woodlands Online, LLC Tweet this news
Woodlands Online, LLC--By WOL Sports Staff -THE WOODLANDS-, -Texas- - High school football season is just around the corner and The Woodlands High School football team has been named ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 02:59:23 GMT+00:00
US Corporate Credit Risk Index Pares Rise on Fed Statement - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek---The Woodlands-, -Texas--based Anadarko holds a 25 percent stake in BP Plc's Macondo well, which blew out and led to the worst spill in US history. ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:06:49 GMT+00:00
Wilkinson Qualifies for Nationals - Woodlands Online, LLC Tweet this news
Woodlands Online, LLC--By WOL Sports Staff -THE WOODLANDS-, -Texas- - Olympic gold medalist Laura Wilkinson has come out of retirement and qualified for the USA national championship ... - Date : Sun, 11 Jul 2010 13:16:23 GMT+00:00
Byron Ellis Appointed to Chairman's Advisory Council - Woodlands Online, LLC Tweet this news
Woodlands Online, LLC---THE WOODLANDS-, -Texas- - Byron W. Ellis, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, CRPC, Private Wealth Advisor of Ellis & Ellis in -The Woodlands-, was recently appointed to the ... - Date : Sun, 11 Jul 2010 15:22:37 GMT+00:00
Repros to plead case against Nasdaq delisting - The Associated Press Tweet this news
The Associated Press---THE WOODLANDS-, -Texas- � Repros Therapeutics Inc. said Thursday it has been granted permission by Nasdaq to plead at a hearing why it should be granted an ... - Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:00:52 GMT+00:00
Repros Says FDA Permits Low Dose Study Of Proellex, Lifting Full Clinical Hold ... - Daily Markets Tweet this news
Daily Markets---The Woodlands-, -Texas--based company said it has been allowed to run a single study to explore both safety and signals of efficacy in an escalating dose ... - Date : Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:54:06 GMT+00:00

Houston �Sugar Land �Baytown
Metropolitan Area

CountiesAustin * Brazoria * Chambers * Fort Bend * Galveston * Harris * Liberty * Montgomery * San Jacinto * Waller
"Principal" citiesHouston * Sugar Land * Baytown * Galveston * Conroe
Other citiesAlvin * Angleton * Bellaire * Clute * Deer Park * Dickinson * Freeport * Friendswood * Galena Park * Humble * Jacinto City * Katy * Lake Jackson * La Marque * La Porte * League City * Missouri City * Pasadena * Pearland * Richmond * Rosenberg * South Houston * Stafford * Texas City * West University Place :For a complete listing, see list of cities and towns in Houston �Sugar Land �Baytown MSA
Unincorporated areasAtascocita * Channelview * Cloverleaf * Crosby * Cypress * Fresno * Hockley * Klein * Port Bolivar * Spring * The Woodlands
Bodies of waterBuffalo Bayou * Galveston Bay * Gulf Intracoastal Waterway * Houston Ship Channel * San Jacinto River * Trinity River * Lake Houston * Lake Conroe

Municipalities and communities of Harris County, Texas

County seat: Houston
CitiesBaytown � * Bellaire * Bunker Hill Village * Deer Park * El Lago * Friendswood � * Galena Park * Hedwig Village * Hilshire Village * Houston � * Humble * Hunters Creek Village * Jacinto City * Jersey Village * Katy � * La Porte * League City � * Missouri City � * Morgan's Point * Nassau Bay * Pasadena * Pearland � * Piney Point Village * Seabrook � * Shoreacres � * South Houston * Southside Place * Spring Valley Village * Stafford � * Taylor Lake Village * Tomball * Waller � * Webster * West University Place
CDPsAldine * Atascocita * Barrett * Channelview * Cinco Ranch � * Cloverleaf * Crosby * Highlands * Mission Bend � * Sheldon * Spring
Airline * Bammel * Barker * Beaumont Place * Bridgeland Community * Cedar Bayou * Champion Forest * Cimarron * Copperfield * Cypress * Dyersdale * East Aldine * Fall Creek * Hockley * Houmont Park * Hufsmith * Kinwood * Klein * Kleinbrook * Kohrville * Louetta * Lynchburg * McNair * Northcliffe * Northcliffe Manor * North Houston * Remington Ranch * Rose Hill * Satsuma * Timber Meadows * Traces * Westfield * The Woodlands
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Municipalities and communities of Montgomery County, Texas

County seat: Conroe
CitiesConroe * Cut and Shoot * Houston � * Magnolia * Montgomery * Oak Ridge North * Panorama Village * Patton Village * Shenandoah * Splendora * Willis * Woodbranch
TownsRoman Forest * Stagecoach * Woodloch
CDPsPinehurst * Porter Heights * The Woodlands
Dobbin * Egypt * Grangerland * Imperial Oaks * New Caney * Porter * Tamina
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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