The Woodlands is a master-planned community nestled in the woods and is located 27 miles North of downtown Houston. It has direct access to I-45 and is only 25 minutes away from the Bush Intercontinental Airport. It has about 100 parks and 12 of them have swimming pools, some have lighted tennis courts, basket ball courts and play grounds for children. It has approximately 140 miles of bike paths, so residents can enjoy bicycling, walking, jogging and roller-blading. Parks also offer picnic pavillions with barbacue grills.
The Woodlands has 7 1/2 golf courses, 3 1/2 which belong to the Woodlands Country Club, 2 public golf courses and the other 2 belong to Carlton Woods, the gated community.
It also counts with an open theatre the Cynthia Mitchell Pavillion which offers different type of concerts, from classical music to rock.
The Woodlands' public schools are part of the Conroe Independent School District, whose schools are recognized by their educational excellence.
Tinseltown offers 17 movie theatres and Cinemark another 5.