Just 24 miles north of Houston, Spring has the distinction of being located in two counties: Harris and Montgomery. Formerly known for its abundance of sugar cane and cotton crops, it has blossomed into a popular suburban destination. Since 1990, Spring has seen over a 30 percent growth spurt, with a population of 54,298 (2010 Census). Close enough to reach the hustle and bustle of Houston, yet distant enough to wind down, visit Spring and see what it has to offer you.
Spring offers many parks offering a wide array of activities. Whether you're looking for walking trails, playgrounds, sports fields, fishing, or picnic spots - chances are there's a park with it. Also, animal lovers can visit one of the several dog parks located within the city. Spring also hosts a popular 80 acre water park, Wet 'n Wild Splashtown, which also has plenty of places to stop and eat. The Cypresswood Golf Club is a great place for golfers, and if you enjoy shopping, there's Old Town Spring with its variety of restaurants and unique stores. Also, there is the TGR Exotic Wildlife Park, which is home to over 100 animals and the hauntingly fun Ghost Tours of Old Spring.
Most of the public elementary, middle and high schools in Spring have received a desirable rating of between 8 and 10 (greatschools.org). Due to its location in more than one county, there are several districts able to serve the city's students. In addition to academic education, the schools also offer an abundance of extra-curricular activities for students to become involved in.
Realtor.com reports a median listing price of $321,000 with a median closing price of $144,000. Home prices have risen steadily in the last 3 years and are expected to continue. A nice selection of apartment housing is also available, some with beautiful water views. Rents usually range from approximately $800 - $1,800 - depending on size, bedrooms, and location.