The Woodlands Tourism

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The Woodlands is a master-planned community and census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Texas in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. According to The Woodlands Development Company, the population was 107,769 as of a January 2014 estimate, an increase of 93.7% over its population of 55,649 at the 2000 census. It is 28 miles (45 km) north of Houston along Interstate 45. Though it began as a suburban development and a bedroom community, it has also attracted corporations and has several corporate campuses, most notably Chevron Phillips, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, Woodforest National Bank, Baker Hughes, CB&I, McKesson Corporation, Aon plc, Maersk Line, Safmarine, GeoSouthern Energy, ExxonMobil, and SWN or Southwestern Energy Company. It won a Special Award for Excellence in 1994 from the Urban Land Institute.


The Woodlands is a bedroom community close to Houston. A few years after it was established, the town attracted many shopping complexes and recreation centres. Citizens also helped develop its artistic culture and built performance centres like the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Market Street is where you can head to for pedestrian shopping. Many parades and festive celebrations also take place right here. One of the most popular shopping destinations in town is the Woodlands Mall where you will find many reputed brands under one roof. There are around seven golf courses around the town where you can enjoy a game. You can also go for boating on Lake Woodlands. Travel to The Woodlands for a homely holiday.


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Facts and Stats for The Woodlands*

  • Pollution Statistics in The Woodlands

    Know the pollution level of The Woodlands before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
  • The Woodlands: Crime and Safety

    How safe is The Woodlands for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in The Woodlands.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65 (High)
    • Attacks 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 77.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.5 (Moderate)
  • Living in The Woodlands - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 45.16 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.13 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 96.69 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.7 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 58.04 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in The Woodlands

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in The Woodlands

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 63.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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